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The Samburu Moran

The Samburu people live in Kenya, just above the equator, and despite the powerful forces of modernity, they take pride in being Samburu and seem to be keen on keeping the Samburu traditions alive. For example, providing a strategic position both economically and militarily, the moran phase – the warrior stage in the life of […]

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The Plunging Breaker

Traveling through space and time as energetic agents, ocean waves are the result of disturbances of the water surface. As some waves approach landmasses, they experience the breaking phenomenon, a happening associated worldwide with surfing. These are the plunging breakers. At some point, the base of a wave can no longer support its top and […]

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The Surreal Landscape of Adélie Penguins

When we talk about the classic tuxedoed penguin, with its mostly black body and white belly, the Antarctic Adélie Penguin surely fits the bill. Made popular by cartoons, the Adélie Penguin, Pygoscelis adeliae, was named after the wife (Adéle) of a French explorer. Paulet Island, Antarctica Photograph by Steve Gould via Steve Gould Photography Two Adélie […]

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Kilauea Caldera Under the Milky Way

Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Photograph by Doug Urquhart via Flickr Kilauea’s Halema’uma’u glowing caldera releases sulfuric smoke with the shimmering haze of the Milky Way above.

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Chinese Conical Hat

Daxu, Guangxi province, China Photograph by Jeremy Marshall via Flickr A look inside an abandoned building reveals a conical straw hat, the most iconic Chinese hat, and a pair of gloves, apparently waiting for the owner to return.

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Cacao Tree Seeds

Photograph by raeoda via Flickr Cacao tree seeds in the fruit.

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Denali Tundra Moose in Fall Colors

Denali National Park, Alaska  Photograph by Jason Ahrns, xyzpdqfoo via Flickr Tundra vegetation displays a lonely moose in fall colors.

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Fairy Winter Landscape

Maramures County, Romania Photo by anabroaste via Flickr Winter over a beautiful rural mountain setting of Maramures county.

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Mantis Shrimp – The Most Complex Eyesight in the Animal Kingdom

Mantis shrimp close-up. Photo by prilfish via Flickr With trinocular vision, depth perception and the ability to distinguish colors, ultraviolet, visible and infra-red light, the eye of a mantis shrimp is considered by the scientists one of nature’s greatest engineering masterpieces.

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Origami Penguins in the Snow

Photo by Joost Langeveld, joostlangeveld, via Flickr Origami penguins in the snow.

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