We have all seen National Geographic pictures from time to time, but you gotta admit these are really special.
Photo/ Sean Heavey
Supercell thunderstorm roars across the Montana prairie at sunset.
Photo /Jesus Oranday
Ancient Egypt believed death on Earth was start of a journey to the next world. Embalmed body of the King was entombed underneath/within the pyramid to protect it and allow transformation and ascension to the afterlife.
Photo /Ario Wibisono
Picture snapped in Tenganan Village, the most famous village in Bali. Man is playing bamboo music to entertain a disabled child.
Photo /James Haskins
Kodiak, Alaska A bear had been fishing in the river, climbed onto the bank and laid down in grass— photo was taken about an hour after sunrise as sun started to clear the trees— temperature neared dew point and steam rose from its body.
Photo/ Fred Turck
Praying Mantis – evolved through two nymph-stages, surviving because of its bright color which blended with flower. Towards end of growth into adult it became more adventurous. Once it shed the layer it became a fully-fledged adult, and departed after two weeks. Total stay in this tiny ecosystem approximately six weeks.
Alone. I was up in the air in a helicopter taking images for the community, and suddenly I saw one tree surrounded by thousands of spruces—I got only one shot in this perfect light.
NY Harbor— shot was captured during a major electrical storm; little wind and no rain, shot from an open window. This was the 82nd exposure out of 150 made that night. The camera was mounted on a tripod, exposures made with a cable release for 5 seconds at f10.
If you’re like me, there is a favorite among these eye-poppers. You will have to go comments to find out about mine.
You can reveal your favorite – or not – while you’re there.
May Your Glass Always Be Half Full
Chapter Five is up and ready: