Posts Tagged ‘picture gallery’

NASA Rocket Launched Into Aurora Borealis (Photo)

NASA Rocket Launched Into Aurora Borealis (Photo)

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.

Underwater Dogs By Seth Casteel (Picture Gallery)

Underwater Dogs By Seth Casteel (Picture Gallery)

Pet photographer Seth Casteel captured these cool photos of dogs underwater, fetching a ball.

Spectacular Clouds Over Panama City Beach, Florida (Photo)

Spectacular Clouds Over Panama City Beach, Florida (Photo)

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.

Daily Picdump #384

Daily Picdump #384

LED Cathedral Installation by Luminarie De Cagna (Picture Gallery)

LED Cathedral Installation by Luminarie De Cagna (Picture Gallery)

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.

Bug Portraits by Dusan Beno (Picture Gallery)

Bug Portraits by Dusan Beno (Picture Gallery)

Slovakian photographer Dusan Beno captured these wonderfully detailed macro portraits of insects and spiders:

Wind Turbine Explodes in Flames at Ardrossan, Scotland (Picture Gallery)

Wind Turbine Explodes in Flames at Ardrossan, Scotland (Picture Gallery)

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:

Dancing Geckos by Shikhei Goh (Picture Gallery)

Dancing Geckos by Shikhei Goh (Picture Gallery)

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 [...]

Family Photo Fun with Santa and His Machine Guns

Family Photo Fun with Santa and His Machine Guns

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 [...]

Ice Sculpture Festival Bruges 2011 (Photos + Video)

Ice Sculpture Festival Bruges 2011 (Photos + Video)

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.