Ultan Mashup writes:
Great South Wall and Poolbeg on my run. Enough to get Philo resurrected to make a new Old Town video- I Heart Dublin.
From top: a glass-floored sightseeing walkway on a high cliff wall in Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province; a suburban neighbourhood in Wuhan, Hubei; lotus field in Quzhou, Zhejiang Province; Shanghai’s Yu Yuan garden after a snowfall; piles of unused shared bicycles collected by police after they blocked pathways, stand abandoned in a field in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province and terraced fields near Tiger-Mouth Village, Yuanyang, Yun’nan
A gallery of satellite images taken – not vertically – but at an angle, published by Planet Labs.
…the satellite imagery we’re most familiar with — taken straight down — flattens and obscures the visual cues we get from perspective, making the imagery appear like maps, not photos… from an angle, the view becomes altogether different: the mountains rise to their commanding height, valleys regain their depth, and background features recede into the distance. It’s like getting a view out the window of an airplane 450 kilometers high.
From top: Monte Fitz Roy in Patagonia; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Klyuchevskaya volcano in Russia and Bilbao in Spain.
Three images from the 2018 Underwater Photographer of the Year competition.
Above: Mobula rays migrating along the coast of Baja, California by Fillipo Borghi; a BSA M20 motorbike in the WW2 wreck of the SS Thistlegorm in the Red Sea off Egypt (Anders Nyberg); two male tompots face off over mating rights (Henley Spiers); a ‘spy hopping’ humpback whale and a sea otter off Shetland by Greg Lecoeur