San Francisco’s Cascading Fog


This stunning time-lapse video shows Frisco’s famous fog banks cascading over the rolling hills around the bay like a waterfall. It is probably the coolest thing you’ll see all day.

Thanks to Leslie at Gizmodo for posting this video.

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Kinetic Light Sculptures…


… just sound like they have to be awesome, does it not? Well thankfully, these artists do not disappoint.  Kinetic light sculptures are awe-inspiringly beautiful works that essentially look like your iTunes visualizer playing out right in front of you.  If you are a fan of hallucinogenic drugs, you are going to want to save your money for one of these.

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The Five Colors River


For most of the year Caño Cristales, located in central Colombia, looks like any other nice, pure mountain river flowing with crystal clear cool water over smooth river rocks and brilliant beds of green moss and algae.  Then, for a couple weeks of the year, Caño Cristales turns into undoubtedly one of the most beautiful rivers in the world. During a brief period between the Colombian wet and dry seasons (from Sept. – Nov.), the water level evens off and allows its unique Macarenia Clavigera plant to bloom like gorgeous fields of underwater red roses among golden wheat.  The bloom accentuates the yellows and greens of the algae, moss and sediments on the river bottom and the deep browns and blacks of the river rocks and shelves that have formed over the ages.  The result is an array of colors that looks more like an artistic swirl of Skittles or melted Crayola Crayons than a naturally occurring event below a few feet of river water.  It is truly stunning.

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Kayaking with Great White Sharks


When this picture was first published in Africa Geographic, it set of a media firestorm; hundreds of letters and e-mails demanded to know if – and how – it was faked. Amazingly, it was not. The picture was taken by marine biologist Thomas Peschak when a a great white shark began to exhibit curiosity about a kayak inhabited by fellow marine biologist Trey Snow – and his explanation of the photograph’s circumstances are truly fascinating.

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