Photo of the day

Recent National Geographic photo of the day.  I love creative use of exposure time with moving water and this is a great example:

Picture of Vestrahorn, Iceland, at sunset

Planet Iceland

Photograph by Sophie Carr

“This [was] taken at the volcanic beach at Stokksnes in southeastern Iceland in February 2015,” writes photographer Sophie Carr. “I used a two-second exposure to capture the water trails as the waves receded over rocks at the edge of the beach, just as the sun was setting behind me, illuminating the mighty Vestrahorn mountain and some peaks in the far distance.”

Photo of the day

Love this inventive gallery of Star Wars Storm Troopers doing cool things:

CSI: Death Star by Julia Vazquez on 500px


Photo of the day

From the Telegraph’s week in pictures (DJC was complaining about my photos today, this is not quite surfing, but hopefully he’ll approve):

The United States' Regina Jaquess skis during the slalom portion of the women's overall water ski competition

The United States’ Regina Jaquess performs during the slalom heats of the women’s water ski competition at the Pan Am Games in Toronto, CanadaPicture: Gregory Bull/AP

Understanding Trump

Not all that different from some other things I’ve posted, but I love how Seth Masket explained the Trump phenomenon for the Canadian news audience:

“There is a segment of the population that is always angry, at least when there’s a Democrat in the White House. They constantly feel that their government doesn’t represent them and that the country that they love and knew growing up is being taken away from them,” Masket said. “They will rally when someone says the sort of things that Trump is saying. It doesn’t take a particularly deft genius to tap into that.”

And I love this “I’m touching Donald Trump!!” photo with the article:

Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Photo of the day

From the Telegraph’s Animal photos of the week.  Wow.

Eagle with seagull in talons and other seagull attempting to free its friend) A photographer has captured a once-in-a-lifetime shot of an epic mid-air battle between an eagle and two seagulls. After initially stalking its prey, the eagle quickly latched onto an unsuspecting gull and flew off with it tightly in its talons. But a brave gull gave chase - frantically pecking at the predators back in a fearless attempt to free its friend. After a pursuit that lasted a few seconds, the other gull eventually gave up, leaving the eagle to fly a further 200 yards to have its feast.

A bald eagle flies off with its seagull dinner clamped firmly between its talons in Prince William Sound in Alaska. But a brave gull gave chase – frantically pecking at the predators back in a fearless attempt to free its friend.Picture: DAVID CANALES / CATERS NEWS

Photo of the day

Wired gallery of the history of Soviet photography:

Gallery Image

Fidel Castro had lunch with Soviet politician Nikita Khrushchev in 1963. Vasily Egorov capturing the moment. THE LUMIERE BROTHERS CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

Photo of the day

Love, love this In Focus gallery of images from above Earth.  So many awesome photos.  Here’s one of my many favorites:

The Arc de Triomphe, at the center of the Place Charles de Gaulle, also known as the Place de l’Etoile, amid rooftops of residential buildings in Paris, France, on July 14, 2015.

Philippe Wojazer / Reuters

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