A team of scientists launched an instrument-laden rocket into northern lights display on Saturday, February 18th. The two-stage Terrier-Black Brant rocket was blasted from the Poker Flat Research Range in Fairbanks, Alaska. Funded by the NASA, the mission is studying electrical activity in the aurora borealis and the likelihood it’s interfering with GPS and other signals.
Pet photographer Seth Casteel captured these cool photos of dogs underwater, fetching a ball.
Pilot JR Hott of Panhandle Helicopters captured this strange looking cloud formations in Panama City Beach, Florida. The spectacular ‘condo fog’ forms along the waterfront when moist, warm air blows in off the Gulf of Mexico. As the condo buildings force the air to climb, the slight cooling from the change in altitude is just enough to bring the air to its saturation point, creating a personal fog bank.
At the 2012 Light Festival in Ghent, Belgium, this 55,000 LED light cathedral stole the show. The light installation was made by Luminarie De Cagna, an Italian company specialized in building illuminations.
Slovakian photographer Dusan Beno captured these wonderfully detailed macro portraits of insects and spiders:
A wind turbine exploded in flames after it was struck by hurricane-force winds at Ardrossan Wind Farm, North Ayrshire, Scotland. The $3 million, 328-foot-tall, wind turbine was spinning so fast it caught fire. Local photographer Stuart McMahon captured the incident in a series of photographs:
Indonesian photographer Shikhei Goh specializes in macro photography, but he is also the proud owner of pet geckos and captured them in a series of photos in which they appear to be dancing. He placed the disco reptiles on a reflective surface and watched as they saw their reflections as rivals and began lashing out [...]
The Scottsdale Gun Club in Arizona is offering families to take holiday card pictures with Santa and his machine guns. Both adults and kids are welcome to choose between a variety of weapons from the club’s arsenal before sitting on Santa’s lap for a photo. Afterward, the families get a chance to test out the [...]
Artists from around the world gathered at the annual Snow & Ice Sculpture Festival in Bruges, Belgium, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Disneyland Paris. The festival opened on November 25 and runs until January 15 2012.