Photo of the day

From the Telegraph’s animal photos of the week:

Patrick's friend Wade Campbell kayaks near a blue whale on April, 12, 2015, in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka. BLUE WHALES move majestically near the surface of the ocean as an awe-struck diver watches on. The incredible animals were captured on film by Denver-born filmmaker Patrick Dykstra, who fulfilled a long-held dream by swimming with the creatures. The whales are the largest animal to ever inhabit the earth, and outsize even the biggest dinosaurs. Stunning drone footage captures the enormous mammals from above, while in other shots a kayaker paddles just metres from one of the awe-inspiring creatures.

Wade Campbell is filmed kayaking near a blue whale in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Sri LankaPicture: Picture Adventure Expeditions / Barcroft Media

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I’d never heard of the Grand Canyon Skywalk until I read a story about it this weekend.  Ummm, wow.

Brian Woychuk.  The Grand Canyon Skywalk at Grand Canyon West.


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Love this Atlantic gallery of planes years after crashes.

A Douglas C-47 Skytrain that crashed on February 7, 1950, in Yukon, Canada. All 10 people aboard this aircraft survived when it was caught in a downdraft and flew into the side of a mountain. The plane was part of a search mission for another plane that had gone missing the month before.

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From Telegraph’s animal photos of the week.  Should be a while before these guys are eating any babies.

9-week-old dingo puppiesDingo puppies raised by male poodle at Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary, Victoria, Australia

A litter of cute 9-week-old dingo puppies at Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary in Victoria, AustraliaPicture: Newspix/REX Shutterstock


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You know I’m a sucker for photos of wildfire photos– especially the night ones.  Great gallery from In Focus:

In this Friday, July 17, 2015, photo, the North Fire continues to burn along Baldy Mesa Road late Friday night near Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass in San Bernardino County, California. The 5.5-square-mile fire destroyed 20 vehicles on the freeway before burning three homes and 44 more vehicles in the community of Baldy Mesa.

Kevin Warn / AP

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Love this from National Geographic photographer Cory Richards’ instagram feed.  Lighting is everything.

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Love the Economist’s photo of the day on Instagram:


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