NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists the first close-up, visible-light views of a behemoth hurricane swirling around Saturn’s north pole.
When a drop falls from a moderate height into a shallow pool, its impact creates a complicated pattern. The photo above is a composite image showing a top-down view 100 ms after such an impact. On the left side, the flow is visualized using dye whereas the right shows a schlieren photograph, in which contrast indicates variations in density. Both methods show the same general structure - an inner vortex ring generated at the edge of the impact crater and formed mostly of drop fluid and an outer vortex ring, consisting primarily of pool fluid, formed by the spreading wave. Both regions show signs of instability and breakdown. (Photo credit: A. Wilkens et al.)
Emma Kisiel holds a bachelor of fine arts with an emphasis in photography from the University of Colorado Denver. “At Rest” is a photographic series depicting roadkill on American highways and addressing our human fear of confronting death and viewing the dead. Kisiel’s images draw attention to the fact that, while man has a vast impact on animal and natural life, dominant American religions insist that animals do not have a place in Heaven and are, therefore, of little value in our society. To cause the viewer to feel struck by this truth, Kisiel photographs memorials she builds surrounding roadkill at the location at which its life was taken. “At Rest” expresses the sacredness to the bodies of animals accidentally hit by vehicles while crossing the road.
These breathtaking composite photographs portray the natural world in ways you’ve never seen.
From the mind of visual artist Catherine Nelson comes a series of gorgeous miniature worlds, each one teeming with flora, fauna, and geophysical wonder
I just got done going through all of these images on the artist’s main site - absolutely awesome. I love everything about these - and they are also amazing natural palette studies, to boot!
Malachite, a mineral with monoclinic crystal system. Its colors result from changes caused by copper ores and is often found in association with azurite, which changes its color for a mix of green and blue. It was often used as a mineral pigment in green paints and pharaohs of ancient Egypt wore them inside their turbans, believing that it would increase their wisdom and power.
THIS is what my turtle necklace is made of :D Thanks Tumblr!
Photographer David Chambon has been working on an awesome series of photos featuring insects so thoroughly covered in morning dew, they appear to have been bejeweled.
Visit Colossal to view more examples of David Chambon’s beautiful work and then head over to 500px and Flickr to see even more.