Posts Tagged ‘Hunting’

Comments Off on National Geographic Photo of the Day : Grasshopper and Moss

(Grasshopper and Moss. Photograph by Andrey Antov, Your Shot) This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Shots A green grasshopper rests aboard a red mushroom boat in a sea of moss. What Makes This a Photo of the Day? I like how this is simply what it is—color and texture playing off each other […]

Comments Off on Annual Polar Bear Migration Under Way : How It Works and How Climate Change Could Be Impacting It

Melting sea ice means big changes for the world’s 20,000 polar bears. (A polar bear watches over two cubs in Hudson Bay, near the town of Churchill, Manitoba) Photograph by David Jenkins/Robert Harding/Corbis In the past month, hundreds of polar bears have strolled past a small town in Canada. It’s part of their annual migration […]

Comments Off on 6 Sky Events This Week : Taurids, Lagoon, and Neptune

(The moon and Venus help guide sky-watchers this week to the Lagoon nebula. Credit: N. A. Sharp, REU Program/NOAO/AURA/NSF).  Sky-watchers will see a sprinkling of shooting stars, bask under autumn’s brightest star pattern, and take a dip in a cosmic lagoon. Taurid meteors. Look toward the southeast sky on Monday, November 4, and into the […]

Comments Off on Best Space Photos of the Week

Blue Fire Image courtesy STEREO/ESA/NASA Resembling a fiery blue marble, the sun is captured in this dramatic extreme-ultraviolet-light image by NASA’s STEREO spacecraft on September 27. While the sun is at its maximum level of activity on its 11-year sunspot cycle, its surface the past month appears strangely quiet, with few solar storms and nearly no […]

Comments Off on Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #44

Jamaican tody nest in burrows that are excavates in muddy banks or rotten wood. (Owen Deutsch / Owen Deutsch Photography) Wild birds are descended from the time of the dinosaurs. They have seen the continents drift apart, saying goodbye to long-lost cousins as the oceans widened between them. They have managed to occupy almost all […]

Comments Off on Majestic Canada, coast to coast

When Canada’s inaugural transcontinental train trundled from Montreal into British Columbia’s Port Moody in 1886, it practically and symbolically linked the country’s east and west for the first time, triggering a golden age of “high-speed” rail travel that inspired thousands to explore the fledgling nation. Today aeroplanes have raced ahead in the speed stakes, but […]

Comments Off on The Best Shots of Biggest Full Moon in 2013

Golden Moon Photograph by Scott Tully, National Geographic Your Shot The supermoon shines with a golden hue on June 23 in this image from Connecticut-based photographer Scott Tully. In general, the most picturesque moments occur in the minutes after local sunset, when the moon rises above the horizon, and then again before sunrise, as the […]