Posts tagged "National Geographic"
Green vine snake (Ahaetulla nasuta)
Unsafe Journey - Amy Helene Johansson
A woman is riding between the railway carriages of a local train heading north from Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Her luggage is tucked under the carriage in front of her. It is the month of Ramadan, a fast which culminates in Eid-ul-Fitr, a three-day celebration. Tens of thousands of people leave the city to go to their home village and celebrate with their families. Trains are packed and many who fail to get tickets before they sell out or can’t afford buying them at the black market ride on the roof of the train or, like this woman, finds a quiet spot between the carriages.
Holy moly, you should check out the gallery of National Geographic’s Photography Contest 2010 on The Big Picture.
Shuttle Transiting the Sun
May 12, 2009
Using a telescope with a special solar filter, photographer Thierry Legault captured the tiny silhouette of the space shuttle Atlantis crossing in front of the sun in May.
The tightly cropped shot shows Atlantis in orbit—a day before the shuttle latched on to the Hubble Space Telescope so that astronauts could perform a series of spacewalks to repair and upgrade the iconic instrument.