Posts Tagged ‘Photophaph’

Comments Off on Kimbe Bay Coral Reefs

The Moment  David Doubilet Reef Madness The Pacific reef at Kimbe Bay seemed like paradise to photographer David Doubilet when he visited 17 years ago. But his recent return was more like a stop in photographic purgatory. Shooting was delayed by heavy rains and floods. Visibility was at times limited to ten feet. Several cameras […]

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 Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #51

(Black Crowned Cranes, pict by National Geographic) Just look at the prehistoric-looking shoebill of Africa… This unique bird settled in the swamps of central and East Africa where they patented the technique of smashing their bizarre bill and head through papyrus to catch small catfish. Another example of the amazing diversity of birdlife. The birds […]

Comments Off on Did a Mega-Flood Doom Ancient American City of Cahokia?

(Clues found near the site of Cahokia (above) indicated that a flood occurred at the height of the city’s population and power.) Photograph by Ira Block, National Geographic. One thousand years ago, on a floodplain of the Mississippi River near modern-day St. Louis, the massive Native American city known today as Cahokia sprang suddenly into […]

Comments Off on Indonesia Photos in National Geographic

Mount Semeru and Mount Bromo Photograph by John Stanmeyer/National Geographic Stock Some Indonesians believe that belching volcanoes such as Mount Semeru (in background) and Mount Bromo (in foreground) are portals to a subterranean world that has shaped not only Indonesia’s landscape but also its beliefs and culture. A long exposure time captured stars in this […]

Comments Off on Underwater Paradise in Papua New Guinea

A garden of delicate coral is sheltered from storms in the lee of a nearby peninsula. Kimbe’s reefs help sustain local fishermen, some of whom still rely on traditional outrigger canoes.

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 […]