Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition 2012

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 2157, Educative
    Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition 2012



    Microscope images forge an extraordinary bond between science and art, said Hidenao Tsuchiya, Olympus America's Vice President and General Manager for the Scientific Equipment Group. We founded this competition to focus on the fascinating stories coming out of today's life science research laboratories. The thousands of images that people have shared with the competition over the years reflect some of the most exciting work going on in research today – work that can help shed light on the living universe and ultimately save lives. We look at BioScapes and these beautiful...

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    Berndnaut Smilde Creater Clouds

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 1942, Educative
    Berndnaut Smilde Creater Clouds



    Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde is interested in the ephemeral -- impermanent states of being which he documents through photographs. For Nimbus II, he used a smoke machine, combined with moisture and dramatic lighting to create a hovering indoor cloud in the empty setting of a sixteenth-century chapel in Hoorn, a small town in Holland. [I imagined walking into a museum hall with just empty walls. The place even looked deserted. On the one hand I wanted to create an ominous situation. You could see the cloud as a sign of misfortune. You could also read it as an element out of the Dutch...

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    Amazing Interactive Tour Of Everest

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 1853, Educative
    Amazing Interactive Tour Of Everest


    The most intrepid mountaineers haven't seen Mt. Everest quite like this. To showcase the majestic mountain, David Breashears of GlacierWorks has created a massive, zoomable image called a "gigapan," consisting of over one billion pixels...

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    Snow Roller

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 2445, Educative
    Snow Roller



    [A snow roller is a rare meteorological phenomenon in which large snowballs are formed naturally as chunks of snow are blown along the ground by wind, picking up material along the way, in much the same way that the large snowballs used in snowmen are made]. – Wikipedia. Photo: Snow Roller. (Photo by The Daily Omnivore)...

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    Rare Sand Kittens in Park [Safari]

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 3109, Educative
    Rare Sand Kittens in Park [Safari]



    A sand kitten walks at her enclosure at the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv. Four sand kittens, considered extinct in Israel, were born at the safari park, an open-air zoo, a statement from the safari said....

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    Angola with Eric Lafforgue

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 5980, Educative
    Angola with Eric Lafforgue



    [Mwila tribe girl – Angola. Mwila (or Mwela, Mumuhuila, or Muhuila) women are famous for their very special hairstyles. Hairstyles are very important and meaningful in Mwila culture. Women coat their hair with a red paste called, oncula, which is made of crushed red stone. They also put a mix of oil, crushed tree bark, dried cow dung and herbs on their hair]. (Photo and comments by Eric Lafforgue)...

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    Avenue of the Baobabs

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 2389, Educative
    Avenue of the Baobabs



    The Avenue or Alley of the Baobabs is a prominent group of baobab trees lining the dirt road between Morondava and Belon'i Tsiribihina in the Menabe region in western Madagascar. Its striking landscape draws travelers from around the world, making it one of the most visited locations in the region. It has been a center of local conservation efforts, and was granted temporary protected status in July 2007 by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests, the first step toward making it Madagascar's first natural monument....

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    The Archerfish

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 11018, Educative
    The Archerfish



    The archerfish (spinner fish or archer fish) are a family (Toxotidae) of fish known for their habit of preying on land based insects and other small animals by literally shooting them down with water droplets from their specialized mouths. The family is small, consisting of seven species in the genus Toxotes; which typically inhabit brackish waters of estuaries and mangroves, but can also be found in the open ocean as well as far upstream in fresh water They can be found from India to the Philippines, Australia, and Polynesia....

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    [Hunting for a Salmon]

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 2388, Educative
    [Hunting for a Salmon]



    Hunting for a Salmon (more precisely – Oncorhynchus nerka). Scene of action: Kuril lake, Kamchatka, Russia. Action time: October – end of November, 2012. (Photo by Sergey Gorshkov)...

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    Mandarin Fish

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 2151, Educative
    Mandarin Fish



    The Mandarinfish or Mandarin dragonet (Synchiropus splendidus), is a small, brightly-colored member of the dragonet family, which is popular in the saltwater aquarium trade. The mandarinfish is native to the Pacific, ranging approximately from the Ryukyu Islands south to Australia....

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