Natural phenomena

Warm Leeuwin Current

Leeuwin Current

The Leeuwin Current is an oddity. Flowing south along Australia’s western shore, unlike most currents that flow along the western shores of continents, it flows toward the pole (away from the equator), carrying warm tropical water into what would otherwise be a cold ocean.

By |July 3, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena

Riding the roof of the World

the roof of the World

A lone motorcycle wends its way to the roof of the World, Mount Everest‘s Base Camp, approaching from the Chinese side. In the native language of Tibet, its name is Chomolungma, often translated as “mother of the universe.”    Image © Jeff Dai; Jeff’s Web site

By |July 2, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena

Shaped by Time

Earth Shaped by Time

“Shaped by Time” a beautiful time-lapse film exploring the power of nature trough the erosion of the different landscapes.   Watch the video…

By |July 2, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena

Water Vapor animations over Oceans

Water Vapor animations

Scientists using GOES satellite air temperature data, know where water vapor is in the atmosphere, one of many factors forecasters use to identify weather features.

By |July 1, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena, Space

Caving- what does It take to get the shot

Caving

Deep underground in Tennessee, the team from Joby meets up with professional caving photographer Chris Higgins. He shows them just how he gets his amazing cave images.    Watch the video…

By |June 29, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena

B&H Wilderness Photo Competition winners

B-H Wilderness Photo Competition 2014

These are the winners of this year’s B&H Wilderness Photo Competition…

By |June 26, 2014|Categories: Animals, Natural phenomena

Cina’s supercaves

Green-hued Getu He river in the Miao Room

Crouched on the floor in the mud in one of the biggest cave chambers in China, one of the biggest in the world, we can hear nothing but our breathing and the drip, drip of distant water.    Image © Carsten Peter/National Geographic

By |June 24, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena

Planetary Panoramas- 360 Degree Night-Sky Time-Lapse

Planetary Panoramas

Planetary Panoramas, a multiple camera, 360 degree, night-sky time-lapse, the first of its kind, by photographer Vincent Brady and musician Brandon McCoy.   Watch the impressive time-lapse…

By |June 22, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena

International Earth and Sky Photo Contest 2014 winners

Light in the Sky

The winners and notable photos of the 5th International Earth and Sky Photo Contest, a program by The World at Night (TWAN) in collaboration with the Global Astronomy Month and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO).

By |June 21, 2014|Categories: Astronomy, Natural phenomena

50 insane facts about plants

facts about plants

Beautiful plants are all around us and as well as being pretty to look at, they can also be useful and deadly. To find out 50 insane facts about plants, take a look at the interesting infographic

By |June 20, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena
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