What a wonderful, heartwarming story! Tom Satre and his family were cruising aboard Tom's boat the Alaska Quest in Taku Inlet in Alaska when they saw four deer swimming towards their charter boat. The juvenile Sitka black-tail deer were obviously in distress and cold and tired battling 2 foot white-capped waves. There was a strong wind in the Inlet and the deer were cold and tired. They were desperately looking for somewhere to go, but they were still 1.2 ...
Hillier Lake, Western Australia: The pink and lovely Hiller Lake is the only vividly pink lake you will find in the world. The color is permanent and never changes, even when water is removed and placed in a separate container. Its startling color remains a mystery and while scientists have proven it's not due to the presence of algae, unlike the other salt lakes down under, they still can't explain why it's pink....
the study of frost flowers, a strange phenomenon where frost grows from imperfections in the surface ice amid extreme sub-zero temperatures nearing -22C or -7.6F, forming spiky structures that have been found to house microorganisms. In fact, the bacteria found in the frost flowers is much more dense than in the frozen water below it, meaning each flower is essentially a temporary ecosystem, not unlike a coral reef. Via IGERT:
Tibetan Prayer Flags. "Prayer Flags are part of the ancient Buddhist tradition. It is believed that the prayers on the flags are lifted and spread throughout the universe as they flutter in the wind. Everyone who is touched by that wind, is touched by the prayers. The wind spreads the prayers through the world, extending happiness, good will, and peace."
"Badenixe" (bathing beauty) sculpture in Hamburg, Germany
The Custard Factory, in Digbeth, just south of Birmingham city centre, UK, is a brand new arts and cultural venue. Green Man/Cernunnos, partly made from living plants, and towering above the main roadway through the site.
LOVE THIS!! Window washers at Evelina Children's Hospital dress up as superheroes to brighten the kids' day! Sweet idea!
Underwater Park - Green Lake in Tragoess, Styria