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artslant:

large landscapes and abstract apotheoses… Florian Maier-Aichen navigates the murky waters of photography, printing, and painting at 303 Gallery »> http://bit.ly/WJj1cC
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artslant:

large landscapes and abstract apotheoses… Florian Maier-Aichen navigates the murky waters of photography, printing, and painting at 303 Gallery »> http://bit.ly/WJj1cC

Aerial view of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, South Africa View high resolution

Aerial view of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, South Africa

(Source: amosphotography.com)

Mirella Petteni photographed by opt-art visionnaire Franz Christian Gundlach, 1963.

Mirella Petteni photographed by opt-art visionnaire Franz Christian Gundlach, 1963.

(Source: iainclaridge.co.uk)

midcenturymodernfreak:

On a coastal island between Sao Paolo and Rio De Janeiro, this brilliant beach home provides an unparalleled experience of the breezy beach environment.  The Paraty House by Marcio Kogan Architects is a concrete and stone masterpiece with wooden accents and an open-to-nature floorplan.  It’s prime feature is the beach below and the nature above, moreso than the interior of the house itself.

Source: ronenbekerman.com | thecoolist.com

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americasgreatoutdoors:

How about a “wow” photo to start the day. Max Seigal took this great nighttime photo of The Wave in Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness in Arizona.
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americasgreatoutdoors:

How about a “wow” photo to start the day. Max Seigal took this great nighttime photo of The Wave in Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness in Arizona.

scarlettjane22:

stallion by Dan65 on Flickr
A Haflinger stallion at the Paderstedt Pony Park in northern Germany
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scarlettjane22:

stallion by Dan65 on Flickr

A Haflinger stallion at the Paderstedt Pony Park in northern Germany

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spaceplasma:

Animations of Saturn’s aurorae

Earth isn’t the only planet in the solar system with spectacular light shows. Both Jupiter and Saturn have magnetic fields much stronger than Earth’s. Auroras also have been observed on the surfaces of Venus, Mars and even on moons (e.g. Io, Europa, and Ganymede). The auroras on Saturn are created when solar wind particles are channeled into the planet’s magnetic field toward its poles, where they interact with electrically charged gas (plasma) in the upper atmosphere and emit light. Aurora features on Saturn can also be caused by electromagnetic waves generated when its moons move through the plasma that fills the planet’s magnetosphere.  The main source is the small moon Enceladus, which ejects water vapor from the geysers on its south pole, a portion of which is ionized. The interaction between Saturn’s magnetosphere and the solar wind generates bright oval aurorae around the planet’s poles observed in visible, infrared and ultraviolet light. The aurorae of Saturn are highly variable. Their location and brightness strongly depends on the Solar wind pressure: the aurorae become brighter and move closer to the poles when the Solar wind pressure increases.

Credit: ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. Calçada)

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