The newest spider to give arachnophobes the willies, a tarantula named Poecilotheria rajaei has been discovered on the island nation of Sri Lanka.
With a leg span of 8 inches (20 centimeters) and enough venom to kill mice, lizards, small birds and snakes, according to Sky News, the crawler is covered in subtle markings of gray, pink and daffodil yellow.
California Conservation Corps members Antwon McCoy and Leonard Patton aren’t just hard workers. They are also very good dancers who have taught their big nature nerd/mountain man boss (John Griffith) more than a few dance moves. When they aren’t busting moves, all three do a lot of trail building, salmon habitat restoration, and tree planting in the CCC.
This is incredible. I think the only way it could have been better is if he had actually moonwalked across the line.
The ultimate full moon shot. Dean Potter walks a highline at Cathedral Peak as the sun sets and the moon rises. Shot from over 1 mile away with a Canon 800mm and 2X by Michael Schaefer. mikeylikesrocks.com
The image above was taken while diving at Carlos Beach in Monterey, California. “This particular shot was a fluke that occurred on the way back from a dive,” Liu says. “One of my strobe arms got wrapped around a strand of kelp and I was untangling it when I turned around and noticed these curious sea lions following me back. I took the opportunity and pressed the shutter, even though the camera was still tangled and I didn’t have time to really frame the shot or get the settings right. It was terribly underexposed. It took some doing to coax the shot out later in Photoshop, but it was well worth it. The accidental composition is priceless.” - Peter Liu
Photographer’s comments: “I was scrambling through bushes, wading up streams, and looking for anything scaly or slimy in one of the most bio-diverse forests in the world when we came across this vine snake. I was lying on my stomach to frame the shot when, as if on cue, a fly buzzed down and used the snake’s head as a landing pad. As soon as I clicked the shutter, the fly departed. Some photographs come about through careful and diligent planning, but this one was about being in the right place at the right time.”
(photo by Robin Moore / Nature’s Best Photography via PhotoBlog)
This is a timelapse taken on Friday, 02 September, 2011, from the Ingraham Flats on Mt. Rainier in Washington. Some friends and I attempted a summit of the mountain with International Mountain Guides, but we were unable to reach the top due to high winds.
When we returned to camp after our summit attempt, I set up my GoPro Hero camera to take pictures at five-second intervals. This video represents about two hours of footage of the sunrise over Little Tahoma taken while we rested and prepared for our descent back to Paradise. Toward the end of the video, you might be able to see that the composition of the shot changes. This is due to the sun melting the snow on which the camera was resting.
The people who appear in the video facing away from the camera while standing just to the left of Little Tahoma are peeing.