Photography: June


 

Another month and another set of pictures. These are some I’ve taken in the past as I was experimenting with high contrast, silhouettes and lomo. Hope you like them 🙂

 

 

Airfield Child

Airfield Child

Sky Fire

Sky Fire

Explosion in the Sky

Explosion in the Sky

Goodbye

Goodbye

Out of the Clouds

Out of the Clouds

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This is what Earth looks like from Mars


This view of the twilight sky and Martian horizon taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover includes Earth as the brightest point of light in the night sky. Earth is a little left of center in the image, and our moon is just below Earth.

Can you see it? Not yet? Well lean in a little bit closer and look at the white dot. No, that’s not a dead pixel. That Infinitesimal point in the Martian sky is the planet we call home.

The humbling photo comes courtesy of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratories and was snapped by our envoy the Mars Curiosity rover.

NASA says:

Researchers used the left eye camera of Curiosity’s Mast Camera (Mastcam) to capture this scene about 80 minutes after sunset on the 529th Martian day, or sol, of the rover’s work on Mars (Jan. 31, 2014). The image has been processed to remove effects of cosmic rays.

The distance between the two cosmic neighbors was a mere 99 million miles (160 million km). I have to admit that it’s an incredibly beautiful photo. Here is a larger image.

Someone, anthropomorphically speaking, is sitting on another planet looking back at us and communicating with us. That’s a mindblowing thought. Before too long, I expect that it will actually be humans transcending stellar and physiological boundaries to send messages back to Earth from another planet.

The final frontier, indeed.

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Imagine An Africa WIthout Lions


I can guarantee that this is the by far the most amazing footage of Lions and Hyenas you will ever see (watch it in HD!!!). The only thing that could probably beat it would be viewing one up close in person, hopefully not right before it bites your head off.

Kevin Richardson is known as “The Lion Whisperer”. I can’t imagine what he’s whispering to them, but the bond between them is unlike anything I have ever witnessed. Still, he does what he does for an important cause.

Lions are a vulnerable species and their numbers are dwindling. Some estimates state that they won’t even be around in 20 years. As usual the cause is humans. We have infiltrated their habitats, hunted them and their prey and damaged the fragile ecosystem they reside in.

The lion is an iconic and beautiful animal across many cultures. It is in our best interest to act proactively to raise awareness about their plight. Sure we give them nature reserves to protect them and preserve their numbers, but somehow I fear that this will not be enough. If things remain unchanged and our irresponsible actions go unchallenged, then future generations will never know the majesty of such a powerful and awesome creature. 

Did anyone else find those guys in the cage hilarious while Kevin makes it looks so easy?

If you feel like donating then go here: http://protectingafricanlions.org/

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Please Help Me Win A Camera For My Birthday!


An Explosion In The Sky

I’ve been brave enough to enter a photography competition on Facebook. I’ve been doing well so far and I’m currently in second place. I’m not really a birthday person, but the contest ends on September 30th and the prize is a camera. As a budding photographer, I would love to win this prize. My birthday is on October 3rd as well, so it would be a killer present.

Unfortunately, I am not getting the votes I need to win the competition, so I need your help.

Please click here or the link below to go to my photo (the same one as above) and simply “LIKE” the photo. That’s it. It takes two seconds and a Facebook account. If you don’t have a Facebook account, then no worries. If you don’t have 2 seconds, then you need to stop and smell the roses once in awhile. Start by liking my photo 🙂

You don’t have to sign up for any group or newsletter and you don’t have to give out any information. You won’t be sent any messages or emails either. It’s a simple effortless gesture and I would truly appreciate it. While I can’t promise to share the prize with all those who vote, I can promise to keep taking great photos and sharing those with you 🙂 You can check out some of my work here.

A big thank you in advance to everyone who votes. I truly appreciate it. Also, please share, reblog, tweet or whatever and pass it on to your friends and networks.

Photo link: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151769074660208&set=a.10151769074220208.1073741832.92782695207&type=3&theater

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