Hi Marina, June..
June thanks for beautiful photoes...I like that snow tunnel look amazing..!
Such Amazing, Beautiful photos - Thank you for sharing everyone!
Fabulous pics. Thank you.
Thanks June and Stephanie
I found some nice photos on Reuters Intl. I get there thru Drudge. Cannot download until I get this computer fixed.
thanks for the lovely pics.
Thanks mamabear..that's amazing photo...
Hi June..thanks..it's beautiful..love it
Thanks, more great photo's. I must learn to type!
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I love puffins. Thank you.
June..thanks..I saw on the news..redpandra kungfu fightingthey're so cute playing on snow
I love lightening it is so beautiful. As long as it is not distructive
Thanks Barb, Christeen...for comment
AWSEOME, Beautiful and Breathtaking Agnes :0 !!!!! Than-You gor this Excellent Thread ))) 22/3
Truly beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
June thanks for sharing..very beautiful..great job for the VDO
An around-the-world time lapse journey celebrating our Sacred Earth. Six years in the making... seven continents... 24 countries.
thanx learning photography huh
Hi Kelly ..welcome..happy to see you around around...I'll try update often
we've a relaxign coner for joke...I'll make a new onefor us
I love coming here everyday
Hi Ken, Christeen, June..Thanks
you brought back good memories i had a cat that LOVED to sleep in the sink
Adorable. Thank you.
Thanks Danuta for sharing with us..
Hi mamabear, Christeen
Wow..!! June that is so beautiful sky...thanks
These beautiful photos of the sky were created by stacking images of the same scene together by Photographer Matt Molloy. Usually photo stacking is used either to create HDR images or to increase depth of field of the camera or a time-lapse video. Mr Molloy used the same technique, albeit in a different way, to produce extra ordinary images of the sky that looks like smears or brush strokes.
have time to take a look ...what happened on 2011
Beautiful and Awesome Photos Ladies Beautiful Thread Agnes 16/2
Camouflage is a common way for animals to protect themselves from being hunted, or being spotted by what you hunt. In this animal camouflage photo collection, there is an animal hiding in each photo.
I especially like the Hippo.
Wonderful. I like the look of the Hippo.
June..thanks for hippo..look relaxing for the weekend...LOL
squirrels.....share a carrot..cute..!!
Thanks for all the pictures!
I like this one...ants and shadow in water...
Thank you for these. Truly wonder worthy.
Thanks Dauta and June to sharing with friends
I think a bench underwater....look great..!
Beautiful photos June I enjoy Baba Mail 2
The Changing Nature of the Green Lake.
Grüner See, literally “Green Lake”, is a lake in Styria, Austria, near the town of Tragoss, located at the foot of the snow-capped Hochschwab mountains. During winter, the lake is only 1–2 meter deep and the surrounding area is used as a county park.
Wonderful Photography Agnes and Danuta 3/2
Wow! Some really spectacular images here.. Thank you very much to those who you who have shared these
Thanks June...that's very beautiful...
I'll take this one go to post news to share care2 friend
Absolutely Lovely Agnes I love BabaMail 2/1
There's a good reason we like looking at photos of nature. There's a reason why we find them so beautiful and alluring. It is because, in our hearts, we miss the times we lived in harmony with nature, being a part of it. It is a racial memory, a longing for something we never had ourselves, yet long for anyway.
When we look at these photos, it makes us feel good to know that nature is still out there, waiting for us to visit. Don't forget there is a beautiful world out there, beyond the concrete, plastic and metal modern life is built with. Don't forget there is more to life than human culture, don't forget our roots. Enjoy this beautiful photo series of our mother nature.
Wow! Absolutely breathtaking!
Snowy Owl, Long Island
Video still courtesy Chris Tangey, Alice Springs Film & TV
A fire tornado blazes near Curtin Springs, Australia, in a still of a recently released video.
Chris Tangey of Alice Springs Film and Television was filming a wildfire when a small twister touched down, "causing it to build into a spinning flame," according to Australia's WPTV.com. (Watch a video of the fire tornado.)
Also known as fire whirls, fire devils, or even firenados, these whirlwinds of flame are not really rare, just rarely documented, Jason Forthofer, a mechanical engineer at the U.S. Forest Services's Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory in Montana, said in 2010. (Also see "Fire Tornado Seen Spinning Over Hungary.")
As Tangey told Northern Territory News, "It sounded like a jet fighter going by, yet there wasn't a breath of wind where we were."
—With reporting by Ker Than
Published September 20, 2012
Photograph by Art Wolfe, Getty Images
If you want the beauty of winter without having to brave the bone-chilling temperatures blasting much of the United States this week, snuggle into a soft blanket, grab a warm beverage, and curl up with some of these natural frozen wonders.
Nieve penitente, or penitent snow, are collections of spires that resemble robed monks—or penitents. They are flattened columns of snow wider at the base than at the tip and can range in height from 3 to 20 feet (1 to 6 meters). The picture above shows the phenomenon in central Chile. (See pictures of the patterns in snow and ice.)
Nieve penitente tend to form in shallow valleys where the snow is deep and the sun doesn't shine at too steep an angle, said Kenneth Libbrecht, a physicist at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena who studies ice crystal formation.
As the snow melts, dirt gets mixed in with the runoff and collects in little pools here and there, he said. Since the dirt is darker in color than the surrounding snow, the dirty areas melt faster "and you end up digging these pits," explained Libbrecht.
"They tend to form at high altitude," he said. But other than that, no one really knows the exact conditions that are needed to form penitent snow.
"They're fairly strong," Libbrecht said. "People have found [the spires] difficult to hike through."
—Jane J. Lee
Published January 25, 2013