It's Not Nice To Fool Mother Nature
Nature's extremes in behavior and weather; fire, ice, lightning, tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, and more. Some meteorological shots are in the "Flora, Fauna, & Vistas," "Rainbows...," and "...And The Moon Up Above..." boards, while non-frozen waterfalls are in "High Country."
It's Not Nice To Fool Mother Nature
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"Icy water from above."
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Aerial Photos of Poland by Kacper Kowalski
A lorry and cars travel on a road past the ice covered Vistula River near the village of Kiezmark, Poland. Kacper Kowalski, aerial photography
Bridge over icy water (aerial photography) - Kacper Kowalski
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"The Villarica volcano erupts near Pucon, Chile, early Tuesday, March 3 , 2015." -- Click through for more photos.
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Villarrica volcano erupts in southern Chile, thousands flee - Yahoo News
Fire and lightning above an erupting volcano in Villarrica, Chile [ATON Chile/AP Photo][3840×5760]
The Villarica volcano erupts near Pucon, Chile, early Tuesday, March 3 , 2015. The Villarica volcano erupted Tuesday around 3 a.m. local time (0600 GMT), according to the National Emergency Office, which issued a red alert and ordered evacuations. (AP Photo/Aton Chile)
Las impresionantes imágenes de la erupción del Volcán Villarica – Publimetro
Volcano Villarrica erupts in southern Chile
"An Iceberg Flipped Over, and Its Underside Is Breathtaking -- On vacation in Antarctica, filmmaker and photographer Alex Cornell captured an unusual sight" -- Click through to see more gorgeous photos.
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A Rare Flipped Iceberg in Antarctica. Photographer Alex Cornell witnessed a massive iceberg flip, revealing a strangely translucent blue underside that’s completely free of snow and debris. According to Science World, almost 90% of any given iceberg is below the surface, making iceberg flips extremely rare. Much larger iceberg flips are even capable of causing tsunamis that can overtake nearby ships. You can see more photos from Cornells trip on his website. (via Colossal Submissions).
Flipped Iceberg in Antarctica Photography In last December, while on an expedition to Antarctica, photographer Alex Cornell observed a massive iceberg flip, revealing a strangely translucent blue underside completely free of snow and debris.
Photographer captures rare, breathtaking images of recently flipped iceberg - Icebergs are pretty standard when it comes to appearance: They can be bold and beautiful, sure — but for the most part, they're white, snowy and generally look the same. However, filmmaker Alex Cornell created a new photo series while on vacation in Antarctica last month, which shows a completely different side — literally — to these giant blocks of ice.
While on an expedition to Antarctica in December 2014, photographer Alex Cornell caught a rare glimpse of one of nature's most beautiful natural pheonomenons
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"Most Surprising Pictures of 2011: TIME Photo Editor Picks" -- Shown: "Metal was turned to liquid from the intense heat of a wildfire outside a destroyed home in the Gaines Bend neighborhood near Strawn, Texas, April 26, 2011. More than 167 homes were destroyed by the fire, which moved through the area in April." [Photo 18 of 43]
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liquefied metal dribbles after texas wildfire.
"Most Surprising Pictures of 2011: TIME Photo Editor Picks" -- Shown: "A rail line buckled by the shifting earth is pictured in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Feb. 23, 2011, a day after a deadly 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the city." [Photo 2 of 43]
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Christchurch earthquake rails NZ 2011 This is the way railroad tracks look after an earthquake.
A rail line buckled by the shifting earth is pictured in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Feb. 23, 2011, a day after a deadly 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the city. Hundreds of rescuers swarmed twisted and smoking buildings in a frantic search for survivors. The catastrophic quake left nearly 400 dead or missing.
REAL | Christchurch, New Zealand Earthquake, February 23, 2011 | Railroad tracks as a result of the Earthquake. http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2010/11/02/the-canterbury-earthquake-images-of-the-distorted-railway-line/ and http://www.smh.com.au/world/emotional-aftershocks-in-quakeshattered-city-20100904-14v65.html
Train tracks after the Canterbury, New Zealand earthquake of 2010.
"'Ice pancakes' found floating on the River Dee" in Scotland -- Click through for more photos and probable explanations for these very cool (no pun intended) natural phenomena.
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Dozens of unusual dinner plate sized ice blocks were spotted in the River Dee in Aberdeenshire by biologist Jamie Urquhar
Dozens of "ice pancakes" the size of dinner plates are found floating on a stretch of the River Dee in Scotland.
'Ice pancakes" found floating on a Scottish river. The dinner plate-sized ice pancakes were found in an area known as the Lummels Pool on the...
Dozens of Rare 'Ice Pancakes' Float on Scotland River -- This is the first time the ice pancakes have been spotted on the River Dee. They are more commonly seen in the Antarctic or the Baltic Sea.
Pancake Ice on Scotland's River Dee
'Ice pancakes' found on River Dee
"Mt St Helens - Poodle Plume," by Jim Cottingham on "Capture Southwest Washington" -- "Within the Chaos there was Beauty"
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The power of Mother Nature - Mt. St. Helens eruption, 1980. Photo by Jim Cottingham.
Mt. St. Helens eruption, 1980. Photo by Jim Cottingham. Mount St. Helens is an active stratovolcano located in Skamania County, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is 96 miles south of Seattle, Washington and 50 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon.
Mt. St. Helens eruption, 1980. Photo by Jim Cottingham. My husband and I were caught in the ash fall out of this volcano eruption while fishing in Sun Lakes Washington State. This was a once in a life time experience, but scary also.
"Wind Patterns Created This Cool Snow Rose"
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Snow Rose ~ Mother Nature is flirting with you… < Unless your a whovian... then you want to cry.
Mother Nature is flirting with you… This is actually how "desert roses" form. Wind in the sand. Beautiful:)
It's a WHITE ROSE made out of SNOW. | there are two many puns and not enough words to describe this.
Wind Patters Created This Cool Snow Rose
"Super Bowl in the Snow?" -- A CBS News story from 2010 predicting problems for the 2014 Super Bowl. Hmmm...
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"Frost Flowers: Nature’s Exquisite Ice Extrusion" -- Click through is a fascinating set of photos of these amazing ice formations created "when ice in extremely thin layers is pushed out from the stems of plants or occasionally wood...[creating] wonderful patterns which curl and fold into gorgeous frozen petioles giving this phenomenon both its name and its appearance." Shown: "Ice formation on my front gate," by Sheri Terris, via Flickr, www.flickr.com/...
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Frost flower: The Natural Wonder
I want to see one of these! A frost flower is created on autumn or early winter mornings when ice in extremely thin layers is pushed out from the stems of plants or occasionally wood. This extrusion creates wonderful patterns which curl and fold into gorgeous frozen petioles giving this phenomenon both its name and its appearance.
Frost Flowers: Nature’s Exquisite Ice Extrusion
"Frozen in Time: it takes just a few seconds to freeze in approx. -5°C but watching it happen takes your breath away!" - via The Weather Network -- Even reading the "description" here, I still have absolutely NO idea what this thing is that's freezing in Canada, but it certainly is gorgeous!
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Frozen in Time Photo by Marianna Armata -- National Geographic Your Shot
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"Scientists Capture Rare Photographs of Red Lightning" -- "Taken over Red Willow County, Nebraska, on August 12, 2013. Image courtesy of Jason Ahrns via Flickr." -- Click through for more astonishing shots of and learn about these "sprites," a type of upper atmospheric lightning only discovered about 25 years ago.
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Amazing new photos and video of the elusive red lightning called sprites are helping researchers understand how the mysterious electric bursts form. Sprites last less than a second as they dance on the tops of thunderstorms. Many viewers say the clusters of charged particles look like jellyfish — big, red balls with tendrils that reach down into the clouds. But red sprites take many shapes, from crowns to carrots, and researchers still don't why.
Column-shaped red sprites (photo, 8/12/13) above Red Willow County, Neb. Sprites last less than a second as they dance on the tops of thunderstorms. Many viewers say the clusters of charged particles look like jellyfish — big, red balls with tendrils that reach down into the clouds. But red sprites take many shapes, from crowns to carrots, and researchers still don't why. Because few sprites are seen from the ground, thanks to obscuring storms, scientists are hunting them from the air.
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"Frozen Light | © John McCormick -- Winter gales on Lake Michigan encase the St. Joseph Lighthouse in thick coating of ice." -- This is currently making the rounds implying that it's the current 2014 "polar vortex," but this gorgeous shot was from April, 2013. Click through for more astonishing Michigan lighthouse photos.
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12 Fascinating Images of Extreme Cold Weather Conditions (winter, freeze, polar vortex, cold, storm) - ODDEE-not much hope for that lost vessle
Twitter / MeredithFrost: Stunning photo from Lake Michigan ...St Joseph Lighthouse, Lake Michigan 1/2014 after storm
Light house encased in ice after a storm in lake Michigan
"Arch," by Todd Wall, via 500px
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Arch Looking out into a Lightning Storm
"The Earthquake Rose" -- "When a magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook Olympia, Wash., in 2001, shopowner Jason Ward discovered that a sand-tracing pendulum had recorded the vibrations in the image above. Seismologists say that the 'flower' at the center reflects the higher-frequency waves that arrived first; the outer, larger-amplitude oscillations record the lower-frequency waves that arrived later."
"The Earthquake Rose" -- "When a magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook Olympia, Wash., in 2001, shopowner Jason Ward discovered that a sand-tracing pendulum had recorded the vibrations in the image above. Seismologists say that the 'flower' at the center reflects the higher-frequency waves that arrived first; the outer, larger-amplitude oscillations record the lower-frequency waves that arrived later." Astonishing!
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sixpenceee: The Earthquake Rose When a magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook Olympia, Wash., in 2001, shop owner Jason Ward discovered that a sand-tracing pendulum had recorded the vibrations in the image above. Seismologists say that the “flower” at the center reflects the higher-frequency waves that arrived first. The outer, larger-amplitude oscillations record the lower-frequency waves that arrived later. How awesome!
The Earthquake Rose: discovered after a magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit Olympia, Washington in 2001. Made by a sand-tracing pendulum. It recorded the vibrations!
The Compass Rose, which occurred naturally during the Nisqually Quake in WA state, February 28, 2001 in a shop in Port Townsend, WA
It's an earthquake rose - the shape created by a sand pendulum during an earthquake. simultaneously scary and beautiful!
2011 "Storm Cancels or Postpones Halloween" in Connecticut
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Early Winter? Don’t Be Fooled by Warm Spell as Cold Air About to Return - http://conservativeread.com/early-winter-dont-be-fooled-by-warm-spell-as-cold-air-about-to-return/
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Black Sea Portal (from the series "Portals") [Ukraine] | photographer: Peter Vladislav
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La Jument lighthouse off the island of Ushant, Brittany, France, photographed by Jean Guichard in 1989. Much discussion of Photoshopping has ensued about this, but it's real. Click through for many photos and the story, plus search his site (www.jean-guichard... ) for "jument" for many more. Amazing animation here: www.alphapix.com/...
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Minot's Ledge Lighthouse, Minot, Massachusetts - the only free standing lighthouse in the world built from the sea floor up. Shortly after that picture was taken the light house keepers were taken out of the light and it was made automated. Its also famous because the light blinks the pattern * **** *** (I love you). The lighthouse keeper in that photo barely survived the picture and its been iconic in the area ever since.
So Sad... La Jument Lighthouse in France" Jean Guichard, born in Paris, on April 28, 1952, is a French photographer known for his images of lighthouses. One series of seven pictures, titled La Jument, is world-famous; taken in 1989, it depicts the French lighthouse "La Jument" in a tempest. In the photograph, a wave is about to engulf the lighthouse as its keeper, Théodore Malgorne, thinking Guichard's was the rescue helicopter, looks out the open door. The light house keeper survived.
I have to find the whole series of these shots... really amazing stuff! The following report was written by Timothy Harrison and appeared on May 18, 2001 in the Lighthouse Depot publication in Wells, Maine. "For the first time ever in the United States, the famous French photographer, Jean Guichard, will be making a personal appearance to autograph his world famous lighthouse prints. "He is best known for his explosive 'Wave' photograph of a lighthouse, off the coast of Brittany, France, showing a keeper at the door about to be engulfed by a titanic wave. The photograph is truly one of the most recognizable lighthouse photographs in the world. When first seeing the famous photograph, most people assume that the lighthouse keeper must have been killed. "In fact, the keepers had been living in fear of death during the 1989 storm and at one point had taken refuge in the lantern room of the tower. Waves the night before had smashed through the lower windows of the tower, causing the structure to flood, washing away everything in its path including the television, table, chairs, coffee maker and even the refrigerator. The keepers in fact were waiting to be rescued by helicopter. "As Jean Guichard’s helicopter approached the tower he was unaware that the keepers were waiting for a rescue helicopter. Guichard was simply there to take photographs of the waves pounding the structure. The keepers heard the sound of the helicopter and naturally assumed it was the rescue helicopter. One of the keepers opened the lower door of the structure and as he looked up at the helicopter and realized that it was not the rescue chopper, he also realized that a giant wave was about to engulf the tower. He immediately turned about and pulled the door closed behind him. Had he not done so at that second, he surely would have been killed. While all this was happening, Jean Guichard was busy taking photographs as fast as he could click the camera, thus capturing on film the most dramatic action shots ever taken at a lighthouse. "Since the lighthouses are now automated and no longer have any lighthouse keepers, these photos are now also of historic value and with Guichard’s autograph are sure to become a wonderful collectible." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fapXUqagiFQ
Unbelievable travel pictures... I want to go to every one
"Why does a volcanic eruption create lightning?" -- Shown: The Sakurajima volcano in southern Japan was caught erupting in early January 2013. Photo by Martin Rietze.
Sakurajima Volcano with Lightning in Japan - Image Credit & Copyright: Martin Rietze (Alien Landscapes on Planet Earth)
Why does a volcanic eruption create lightning?
"Lightning streaks across the sky as lava flows from a volcano in Eyjafjallajokul [Iceland], April 17, 2010. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)" -- Click through for 35 amazing photos from that eruption.
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Lightning streaks across the sky as lava flows from a volcano in Eyjafjallajokul, Iceland, April 17, 2010. Photo by Lucas Jackson, Reuters
It wasn't lightning but rather widespread ash clouds from April 2010 eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano that eventually grounded a hundred thousand flights. (Photo: Lucas Jackson, Reuters)
the april 2010 volcanic eruptions in eyjafjallajokull, iceland (previously featured). known as a dirty thunderstorm, this phenomenon is yet to be explained by science, as the source of the lightning (or the specific mechanism by which particles of differing charges are separated in the ash cloud) continues to be debated.
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"New Zealand: Murphy poses for the camera before setting off on an ice-climbing expedition. He had visted 12 countries and three continents, and immigration stamps left with the photo album included South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong and Laos." See more of his travels here: pinterest.com/...