These are snowflake images under an electron microscope from the Beltsville Agricultural Research Centre in Beltsville, Maryland. Image © Electron and Confocal Microscopy Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture.
A beautiful Sun Pillar over Sweden. When the air is cold and the Sun is rising or setting, falling ice crystals can reflect sunlight and create an unusual column of light. In the above picture taken last week, a sun-pillar reflects light from a Sun setting over Östersund, Sweden. Image © Göran Strand Used with permission.
This is the Olympus BioScapes Microscope Photography 2012 Winners Gallery. Have a look at the incredible winning images…
1st Place: Ralph Grimm, Jimboomba, Queensland, Australia. Subject: Colonial rotifers showing eyespots and corona. Image © Ralph Grimm / Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition®
They were 31 men at the bottom of the world exploring uncharted territory. What followed was one of the most terrifying survival stories of all time.
Bred for strength and endurance, with thick fur to prevent frostbite, Greenland huskies pull a sledge on the ice early in the Australasian Antarctic Expedition. Of 38 dogs that began the expedition, only two survived to return home. Photograph courtesy Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales/National Geographic
The Corruption Perceptions Index 2012 infographic, describes in details the major threat that humanity is facing. It’s clear that Corruption destroys lives and communities, and generates popular anger that threatens to further aggravate violent conflicts. Have a look at the infographic with the 176 countries…
Ever since our species left Africa some 60,000 years ago, the urge to push beyond what’s known—to discover new lands and opportunities—has shaped human culture. And that impulse is still strong.
As we celebrate the National Geographic Society’s 125th anniversary, we’re kicking off a year of stories about the new age of exploration.
Cory Richards and his two fellow climbers endured hurricane-force winds and temperatures of minus 50°F as they struggled to reach the summit of Gasherbrum II. Photo by Cory Richards/National Geographic
If you read this, We survived!…
Orion over El Castillo. Welcome to the December solstice, with this a day the world does not end… even according to the Mayan Calendar. It’s the new start of the Calendar!
Image © Stephane Guisard, www.astrosurf.com/sguisard Used with permission