Time Magazine has launched in partnership with Google a Timelapse site to show the impact, in as clear terms as possible, we have had on our planet.
As part of the project there is this gorgeous collection of vibrant landscapes caught from space.
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The artificial Abraham Lake in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies has become know, especially among photogs, for a rare phenomenon where bubbles get frozen right underneath its surface.
Photographer Fikret Onal says:
"The plants on the lake bed release methane gas and methane gets frozen once coming close enough to much colder lake surface and they keep stacking up below once the weather gets colder and colder during [the] winter season."
"Even though I've walked on a frozen lake before, Abraham Lake made me feel completely uneasy since the lake was not covered with snow." "Even though the icy surface was around 8-9 inches thick, it still scared the hell out of me, not only because of the fact that I could see all the cracks...and the darkness of the lake bottom through the glassy surface, but also [because of] the deep boomy, cracking sounds coming from underneath the lake's surface."
Los Angeles based designer Dan Marker-Moore shot this absolutely stunning collage of 11 frames of a timelapse of the full moon ascending over Downtown Los Angeles.
He used an Olympus OMD-EM5 camera and a 100mm lens.
And the timelapse itself is worth every delicious second.
At the right time, Kenya's Great Rift Valley is a riot of flamingo pink.Read More
From the project page:
The Growth That Is Our Own Cradle enquires into the form and make up of a selection of British bird’s nests. Nine nests from different species of birds are carefully studied and documented in order to heighten our appreciation of each construction.
They are so delicate in design. A nest might have a thousand pieces to its make up. Each piece taken on a single trip. Not only that but the birds have to find each piece, and find a place for it in their nest. It’s like a builder building a house. Their construction: unbelievable that they never fall out and are so safe. Built for strength but also for comfort. Amazing really, that birds can make these homes like they do.
(Fred Mills, nest finder)
"My photographs comprise a solar diary, portraits of a moment in the life of our local star. Most are captured from my backyard in Buffalo, NY. Using a small telescope and narrow band filters I can capture details in high resolution and record movements in the solar atmosphere that change over hours and sometimes minutes. The raw material for my work is black and white and often blurry. As I prepare the pictures, color is applied and tonality is adjusted to better render the features. It is photojournalism of a sort. The portraits are real, not painted. Aesthetic decisions are made with respect for accuracy as well as for the power of the image."
This is so gorgeous on so many levels.
Named “The President” the giant sequoia that was photographed is named “The President” and is located in Giant Forest of California’s Sequoia National Park.
Photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols captured a photograph of the 247-foot-tall tree that scientists estimate is at least 3,200 years old.
Check out the whole Nat Geo story.
This is a murmuration. A flock of starlings in this case that fly in tight, dance-like formations. These amazing photos from murmurations around the world and these two amazing videos aren't even close to the real experience.
Photos by AP Photo/Oded Balilty, David Buimovitch/AFP/Getty Images, Patrick Pleul/AFP/Getty Images, Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images, Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images, Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images, Reuters/Amir Cohen, AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda and AP Photo/Scott Heppell.