Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Canadian Shield Landscape

Canadian Shield Landscape 1X0743
Canadian Shield landscape between Port Radium and Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. The vegetation is swampy muskeg, with small trees.
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The First Warm-Blooded Fish Discovered

Opah BK3414
The Opah was the first warm-blooded fish to be discovered in May of 2015. It has a large, round body about the size of a car tire and dwells about 1,300 feet below the ocean's surface. Having warm blood allows the Opah to remain deep down in the water for longer periods of time than most other fish.  

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Salton Sea

BH0010 Salton Sea, Southern California
The Salton Sea, an inland saline lake in Southern California, is a haven for many different bird species. Following the extended and devastating draughts in California, much of this landscape is as dry as a desert and risks losing its bio-diversity.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Cherry Blossoms

SS0618 Prunus serrulata 'Pink Perfektion'
The cherry tree, or prunus serrulata, blossoms in Spring. The tree is native to the Himalayas but grows in temperate zones of the Nothern Hemisphere including Europe, West Siberia, South Korea, China, Japan, and the United States.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hubble Space Telescope Anniversary

Edwin Hubble

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope aboard the space shuttle Discovery on April 24, 1990. Orbiting at about 350 feet, with a view unobstructed by the Earth's atmosphere, the observatory has yielded 25 years of insights and spectacular images of our solar system and beyond.

Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula