photos by alex bradbury of a waterfall in a glacial ice cave at the south side of vatnajokull national park in south east iceland. the lack of air in the ice means that it absorbs all visible light, apart from the blue fraction, which creates the vivd colours. additional photos. (more iceland posts) (more ice caves post)
Our favourite feathered friends!
In Launceston, peacocks flock together at the Cataract Gorge where the chairlift departs. In the same area, there are also lovely gardens and walkways to explore!
a selection of photographs from #camille seaman's series “the big cloud,” in which she spent four storm seasons - from may 2008 to june 2012 - traveling throughout tornado alley. here is the transcript from her TED talk:
everything is interconnected. as a shinnecock indian, i was raised to know this. we are a small fishing tribe situated on the southeastern tip of long island. when i was a little girl, my grandfather took me to sit outside in the sun on a hot summer day. there were no clouds in the sky. and after a while i began to perspire. and he pointed up to the sky, and he said, “look, do you see that? that’s part of you up there. that’s your water that helps to make the cloud that becomes the rain that feeds the plants that feeds the animals.”
in my continued exploration of subjects in nature that have the ability to illustrate the interconnection of all life, i started storm chasing in 2008. …i found myself stalking a single type of giant cloud called the super cell. these clouds can grow so big, up to 50 miles wide and reach up to 65,000 feet into the atmosphere, blocking all daylight [and] making it very dark and ominous standing under them.
"when i’m photographing them, i cannot help but remember my grandfather’s lesson. as i stand under them, i see not just a cloud, but understand that what i have the privilege to witness is the same forces, the same process in a small scale version that helped to create our galaxy, our solar system, our sun and even this very planet."
daniel botelho photographs oceanic white tip sharks, which jacques cousteau described as “the most dangerous of all sharks.” and yet, all divers survived the shoot. as was mentioned in this post, an average of 5 humans are killed a year by sharks, while over 70 million sharks are killed by humans each year. the white tip is particularly vulnerable, with estimates putting their global population decline at 90% of what it was several decades ago. hopefully these photos help decrease public fear of sharks and replace it with a concern for their plight.