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“I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went, the world was on my side.” Ransom Riggs

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“I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went, the world was on my side.” Ransom Riggs

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Stars of Mount Fuji
Winter constellations from Taurus (right) to Orion (center) and Canis Major (left) with the dazzling star Sirius line above the symmetrical cone of Mount Fuji, the world-known natural symbol of Japan. The volcano, that last erupted about 300 years ago, is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776m and one of the country’s “Three Holy Mountains”. Mt. Fuji is just west of Tokyo and near the Pacific coast. This winter night image is taken from Yamanakako village of Yamanashi prefecture. — Shingo Takei

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Stars of Mount Fuji

Winter constellations from Taurus (right) to Orion (center) and Canis Major (left) with the dazzling star Sirius line above the symmetrical cone of Mount Fuji, the world-known natural symbol of Japan. The volcano, that last erupted about 300 years ago, is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776m and one of the country’s “Three Holy Mountains”. Mt. Fuji is just west of Tokyo and near the Pacific coast. This winter night image is taken from Yamanakako village of Yamanashi prefecture.Shingo Takei

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SNOWFLAKES BY MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY ANDREW OSOKIN

The Moscow-based photographer Andrew Osokin demonstrates incredible patience that has to be a prerequisite in order to capture such stunning shots of the objects, which might melt shortly after touching the ground. Osokin’s collections focus on the smaller things in life that are usually overlooked by busy passersby such as raindrops, insects and this time, snowflakes. [+]

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OMO VALLEY TRIBES IN SOUTH-WESTERN ETHIOPIA

Chile, San Pedro de Atacama-based freelance photographer Ralph Bennett Crignola - “The Lower Omo River in south west Ethiopia is home to eight different tribes whose population is about 200,000. They have lived there for centuries. However, the future of these tribes lies in the balance. A massive hydro-electric dam, Gibe III, is under construction on the Omo and when completed it will destroy a fragile environment and the livelihoods of the tribes, which are closely linked to the river and its annual flood.”

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Earth at Night
This new global view of Earth’s city lights is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite.
Credit: NASA’s Earth Observatory/NOAA/DOD
The data was acquired over nine days in April 2012 and 13 days in October 2012. It took 312 orbits to get a clear shot of every parcel of Earth’s land surface and islands. This new data was then mapped over existing Blue Marble imagery of Earth to provide a realistic view of the planet.
The image was made possible by the satellite’s “day-night band” of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite, which detects light in a range of wavelengths from green to near-infrared and uses filtering techniques to observe dim signals such as city lights, gas flares, auroras, wildfires and reflected moonlight.
The day-night band observed Hurricane Sandy, illuminated by moonlight, making landfall over New Jersey on the evening of Oct. 29. Night images showed the widespread power outages that left millions in darkness in the wake of the storm.

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Earth at Night

This new global view of Earth’s city lights is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite.

Credit: NASA’s Earth Observatory/NOAA/DOD

The data was acquired over nine days in April 2012 and 13 days in October 2012. It took 312 orbits to get a clear shot of every parcel of Earth’s land surface and islands. This new data was then mapped over existing Blue Marble imagery of Earth to provide a realistic view of the planet.

The image was made possible by the satellite’s “day-night band” of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite, which detects light in a range of wavelengths from green to near-infrared and uses filtering techniques to observe dim signals such as city lights, gas flares, auroras, wildfires and reflected moonlight.

The day-night band observed Hurricane Sandy, illuminated by moonlight, making landfall over New Jersey on the evening of Oct. 29. Night images showed the widespread power outages that left millions in darkness in the wake of the storm.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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November is Native American Heritage Month. And this photo comes from Table Rocks in the Rogue River Valley where people are estimated to have lived for at least 15,000 years. The Takelma Indians (pronounced “Dagelma”) lived along the middle and upper Rogue River, including the Table Rocks area. To learn more about those who lived here thousands of years ago, check out more of their story online at: http://on.doi.gov/YKxRfN

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November is Native American Heritage Month. And this photo comes from Table Rocks in the Rogue River Valley where people are estimated to have lived for at least 15,000 years.

The Takelma Indians (pronounced “Dagelma”) lived along the middle and upper Rogue River, including the Table Rocks area.

To learn more about those who lived here thousands of years ago, check out more of their story online at: http://on.doi.gov/YKxRfN

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Meteor & Milky Way above Waterfall & Moonbow
A night at Wallaman Falls, Queensland, Australia. A bright meteor crosses the Milky Way, while the light of the gibbous Moon causes a moonbow with the waterfall.

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Meteor & Milky Way above Waterfall & Moonbow

A night at Wallaman Falls, Queensland, Australia. A bright meteor crosses the Milky Way, while the light of the gibbous Moon causes a moonbow with the waterfall.

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If you ever fly over San Francisco Bay, be sure to peer out of the window to catch a glimpse of one of the world’s most incredibly coloured landscapes - the salt evaporation ponds operated by Cargill, Inc.

Salt evaporation ponds are shallow artificial ponds designed to produce salts from sea water or other brines. The seawater or brine is fed into large ponds and water is drawn out through natural evaporation which allows the salt to be subsequently harvested. During the five years it takes for the bay water to mature into salt brine, it is moved from one evaporation pond to another. In the final stages, when the brine is fully saturated, it is pumped to the crystalizer where a bed of salt 5 to 8 inches thick is ready for harvest.

Salt ponds range from blue green to deep magenta – colored naturally by the microorganisms that thrive as salinity levels increase. The color indicates the salinity of the ponds and the type of microorganisms that’s breeding on it. Three microorganisms in particular, Synechococcus, Halobacteria, and Dunaliella, influence the color of salt ponds.

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Wordoor Travel: Tanzania

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