Posts tagged photography
The University of Wisconsin-Madison just announced this year’s winners of its Cool Science Image contest. After surveying 105 submissions, these 10 images were awarded. This Cool Science Image winner took a close look at mold. When food gets tough to find, slime mold become social and form multicellular organisms such as those shown here. See more.
Lake Retba lies just north of the Cap Vert peninsula in Senegal. The coloring, which can change to purple depending on the time of day, is caused by bacteria that thrives in the high-salinity environment. - From Amusing Planet.
Photo by: SPL / Barcroft Media
Ed note: Lake Baikal and more of the weirdest lakes in the world.
the world is just awesome.
This year, a few entrants to Nikon’s Small World Competition were able to capture images they claimed were the first of their kind.
In some instances this simply meant a traditional subject was photographed using a new technique. In other cases, the competitor captured the best image of a subject to date. Finally, some competitors claim to have taken the first ever photograph of their subject.
From bat embryos to blood-brain barriers, photographers captured some astounding images this year.
Taken in various locations around Maniwa and Okayama Prefecture in Japan between 2008-2011 this brilliant series of photographs captures the wild frenzy of gold fireflies as they mate after thunderstorms during the June to July rainy season. Shot using a slow shutter speed, the neon green and yellow contrails seem almost digitally imposed on the scenic landscapes, but I assure you these are real.
beautiful and surreal.
“Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while you might miss it.”
— Ferris Beuller
As sunlight scatters through ice crystals and raindrops it produces brilliant displays that can make a gray day glorious. The following slideshow captures beautiful moments of atmospheric phenomena.
Learn about the sun, rainbows and how light splits in these beautiful photos.
Dark skies are often difficult to come by, especially if you, like the majority of the world’s population, live near a sprawling metropolis. The increasingly acute scourge of light pollution is a pressing issue not only for amateur and professional astronomers, but for anyone who wants to look up on a cloudless night.
But deep inside Yosemite National Park, astronomers flock with their increasingly sophisticated array of astronomical equipment to stare deep into space and bathe in the starry spectacle above them.
The audio really makes this 360-degree panoramic come to life. These folks did a fantastic job.
Thanks to the nice folks at PhotoJPL.com, you can hang out with Buzz and Neil at Tranquility Base. Click through above for complete lunarcy. That amazing experience was stitched together from photos that Armstrong himself took.
don’t forget to click on that last link. Its #NSFW, but it’s hilarious.
As convenient as a field glass?! Sign me up!
On this day in 1879, George Eastman received the patent for the first film-using Kodak camera.
The whole camera had to be turned in so that the film could be removed and processed, and it did not include a viewfinder. Y’all, we are spoiled.
“You know how when you’re in a mall and it’s coming down in sheets, and you think, I’ll give it five minutes, and when it lets up I’ll run to my car? Well, imagine that it didn’t let up until the next day.”
My thought: I hope Auntie Annie’s is open 24-hours.
Special weather coverage in the September issue of National Geographic: Extreme Weather.
Rains that are almost biblical, heat waves that don’t end, tornadoes that strike in savage swarms—there’s been a change in the weather lately. What’s going on?
Image: Prairie storm in Montana