New Mexico Magazine has the 37 winners of its 11th Annual Photo Contest.
We share our world with many other species and live in an ever-changing environment. Fortunately, photographers around the world have captured the moments and beauty that allow us to see amazing views of this awe-inspiring planet. This is a collection of favorite photos from The Natural World gallery in 2011, a showcase of images of animals and environment that runs on Boston.com throughout the year. Next week posts will take a look at the year in photos, so stay tuned. -Leanne Burden Seidel (50 photos total)
Some 100 survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor will gather in Hawaii today 70 years after the day which drew the US into World War II. The Japanese air and naval strike on the American military base claimed nearly 2,400 hundred lives, destroyed over 160 aircraft and beached, damaged or destroyed over 20 ships. President Franklin D. called it ” a date which will live in infamy” when he addressed the Congress the next day asking to declare war with Japan. — Lloyd Young (35 photos total)
Flickr has long been the go to place for displaying photos on the web, followed I guess by Picasaweb. Of course, Facebook, Twitter and Google + all provide photo display, too.
The newest though, and the prettiest, is 500px. Take a look.
Via Roger Ebert on Twitter, 35 Stunning Hi-Res “Public Domain” Astronomy Images.
Today’s Photo, sort of. Very cool.
Longtime reader and commenter Mi3ke took a train ride and came back with a fascinating photo essay. Here’s his introduction, but as his blog’s title says, it’s Things My Camera Sees and the photos tell the story.
BNSF Railroad runs a transcontinental mainline from west coast ports to Chicago. With all but 32 miles of the track being double track, one of the biggest bottlenecks was a 5 mile stretch of single track in Abo Canyon, just east of Belen, New Mexico. The track runs 80 to 90 trains a day, about one every 15 minutes. They go through 400 to 500 foot high bluffs, cuts 100 to 150 feet deep and over 9 bridges over 80 feet high and up to 500 feet long. In the train industry, time is money. This stretch could stop a train for up to 3 hours. Time to blow stuff up!