The satellite imaging company DigitalGlobe recently declared the winner of their 2012 Top Image Contest. The winning top image was taken from above Burning Man. Click on the images to find out the locations of some of the other fantastic runners-up.
Images from George Steinmetz’s breathtaking book Desert Air (which just happens to be on sale in my Thinx Gifts Amazon store).
James Balog has spent years setting up cameras from Greenland to Alaska to capture beautiful images that capture the ugly reality of climate change. He has now assembled that work into the book Ice: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers.
About the book:
A never-before-seen look into the forbidding environment of glaciers, this book celebrates a realm of magnificent endangered beauty. Since 2005, renowned nature photographer James Balog has devoted himself to capturing glaciers and documenting their daily changes. These stunning images are a celebration of some of the most extraordinary natural formations on earth, as well as a dramatic and timely demonstration of the stark consequences resulting from global warming—from Alaska to Iceland to the Alps. As glaciologists for the Extreme Ice Survey, Balog and his team are conducting the most extensive glacier study ever, covering France, Switzerland, Iceland, Greenland, the United States (Alaska and Montana), Nepal, Bolivia, and Antarctica. Their high-resolution cameras capture approximately 4,000 images per year. From this collection of nearly half a million photos, Balog presents the most stunning panoramic photography of glaciers ever published.
Awe-inspiring aerial photography by Hans Stand
There are no places too dark or damp for photographer Robbie Shone
And one more for good measure…
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie marches onstage to deliver his keynote address during the GOP convention on Aug. 28. It took the brash Christie some 15 minutes of talking before he mentioned GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney by name. PHOTO: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
AFRICA: An aerial view of Nabiyotum Crater in Lake Turkana - the world’s largest desert lake and the world’s largest alkaline lake - in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya. Photographer Martin Harvey said: “These photographs were taken while accompanying clients on exclusive helicopter safaris in Namibia, Botswana and Kenya. I take top business people and entrepreneurs.
National Geographic’s amazing gallery of Extreme Weather Photos will suddenly make complaining about the humidity seem like whining.
More spectacular photos of jellyfish from underwater photographer extraordinaire Alexander Semonov
Photography by Martin Marcisovsky
Dazzlingly damp insects photographed by Miroslaw Swietek
Space Photo of the Day: The solar system’s largest moon!
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