Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Doll's Eyes Flowers

Photo by Robert E. Wright
Actaea pachypoda aka white baneberry is native to North America and are highly poisonous to humans.

Red Rainbow

Photo by Astronautilus

An unenhanced photo of a monochrome rainbow taken at dusk.

Niagara Falls

Photo by derekp

The Great Barrier Reef

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Rio Tinto

Photo by Big Max Power(BMP)
Photo by marioadaja
Rio Tinto is located in Spain.  The martian-esque landscape has a mining history dating back to ancient times.  The reddish water gets its hue from dissolving iron and it is also highly acidic(pH 2) on account of the mining.

Moai with Red Topknot Tats

Photo by NOAA

Weddell Seal and Pup

Photo by Henry Kaiser, NSF

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Photo by Gerald J. Lenhard, Lousiana State University, Saddleback Caterpillar
Photo by Oakley Originals,Polyphemus caterpillar
Photo by Joost J. Bakker, IJmuidenCinnabar Moth Caterpillar
Photo by Johnb2008, Pale Tussock Moth Caterpillar
Photo by DeadEyeArrow, Dryas Ulia
Photo by School of Ecology and Conservation Banalore, India, Great Orange Tip
Photo by wwarby, Unidentified
Photo by MommaGeek
Photo by bareego  Wattle Notodontid Moth Caterpillar
Photo by Sidpix   Monarch Caterpillar


Photo by MarcusObal
A jaguar shows off its powerful bite.

Iceberg B-15A

Photo by Josh Landis, NSF
A fragment of a much larger iceberg, B-15 found in the Ross Sea, Antartica.

High Res Photo of Earth

Photo by NASA Goddard
Suomi NPP, NASA's newest Earth-observing satellite snapped this beautiful shot of our planet, Earth.


Photo by Doctoroftcm
A famous Taoist Mountain located near Yushan, Jiangxi, Republic of China.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Badab-e Surt

Photo by samaee

A natural travertine terrace formations in Mazandaran Province in northern Iran.

The Door to Hell

Photo by flydime
Photo by rapidtravelchai
Located in the middle of the Karakum desert in Darvaza, Turkmenistan, a hole with a diameter of 230 ft has burned continuously for 35 years.  A drilling project in this natural gas rich area went wrong. The crew's decision to burn off the poisonous gases ultimately led to the creation of this "Door to Hell."  

Machu Picchu

Photo by AJoStone

An Inca site located in Cusco, Peru.

The Great Himalayas

Photo by wildxplorer
The Himalayas are a mountain system that contain the world's highest peaks including Mt. Everest and K2.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Bamboo Forest

Kangaroo Island

Photo by mrpbps

Located in South Australia, Kangaroo Island rocks look like they came right out of a Dali painting with their surreal quality.  Kangaroo Island offers a diverse landscape: cliffs, beaches, forest and wetlands.  There is also a variety of animal life roaming about the island  including the kangaroo.

Volcano Eruption and Lightning

Photo by Oliver Spalt
Lightning can be triggered by volcanic eruptions.
Photo by NOAA
In 1982, Galunggung Volcano erupted accompanied by lightning.


Photo by Pen Waggener

Monday, January 23, 2012