Gougane Barra, Macroom, Co. Cork.
(Thanks Reuben Fields)
The tragic fallout after Chinese bike share companies – keen to cash in on the trend but massively overestimating demand – oversupplied the market with millions of bikes, leading to massive dandyhorse graveyards on the outskirts of many cities.
Normally, a Merganser will only incubate a maximum of 20 ducklings. In this case, according to field editor Kent Kaufmann of Audubon, the mother had probably adopted several dozen strays that had lost their own mothers.
Asperitas form in convective storms when the air in downdrafts (cooled by the sublimation of ice crystals) pushes through the cloud base.
Long exposure photography by Daniel Mercadante on the beaches and forests of Connecticut and also Guatemala (pix 3,4) where he and his wife Katina invited local kids to choose the locations.
The trails (inspired in part by the Mario Kart pathways of his gaming youth) are created by the simple but effective method of Daniel running around trailing a lighting rig.