Island of Staffa. The basalt column structure of the island can be clearly seen, this was caused by the slow cooling of lava. This is one of a number of caves on the island, and is some 20m (65ft) in height by around 75m (250ft) long. Fingal's Cave © All rights reserved.
Vertical Panoramic Photography: 15 Breathtaking Examples
When I posted this image of the Notre Dame Cathedral as a 'Picture of the Day', I knew I would have to further explore the world of vertical panoramic photography. The effect is achieved by using software to digitally stitch together a series of photos.
Approaching the Greatest of Mysteries
Courtesy of NASA The Formation of a Star "Our feeblest contemplation of the Cosmos stir us-- there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, of falling from a height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries." ~ Carl Sagan * Physicists say we are made of stardust. Intergalactic debris and far-flung atoms, shards of carbon matter rounded up gravity to circle the sun. As atoms pass through an eternal revolving door of possible…
Fiji islands, Oceania
The majority of Fiji's islands were formed through volcanic activity started around 150 million years ago. Today, some geothermal activity still occurs on the islands of Vanua Levu and Taveuni. Fiji has been inhabited since the second millennium BC. The country comprises an archipelago of more than 332 islands, of which 110 are permanently inhabited, and more than 500 islets, amounting to a total land area of circa 18,300 square kilometres (7,100 sq mi). The two major islands, Viti Levu and…