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IBreathtaking Satellite Photos of Earth from the European Space Agency (ESA)

The European Space Agency (ESA) presented a collection of images of the Earth taken from the satellite. More here.

The ESA has an incredible Observing the Earth archive that’s updated every week and each satelitte image is usually accompanied by a brief essay to explain a bit about what you’re looking at. Collected here are some of my favorite images from the last few years taken with too many different satellites to mention, and you can search photos back through 2005.


Ludovic Florent's series “Poussières d’étoiles” (Stardust). 


Perpetual Calendar, 2013 | by Arina Pozdnyak


When it comes to 20th century photographers, few names have as much clout as Richard Avedon, the famed staff photographer for Harper’s Bazaar from 1946-1965.

The Richard Avedon Foundation recently released a beautifully designed iPad app featuring the entirety of Avedon’s archive. Oh, and did we mention that it’s free?

Richard Avedon’s Archive Gets a Beautifully Designed iPad App

via Harper’s Bazaar


Ribbon in the Sky | Giorgio Lopez


(by harrynavy)



Alejandro Cartagena captured Mexican workers on their way to job sites in Car Poolers. This is such an amazing and simple photo series. 


A ‘Ring of Fire’ solar eclipse is a rare phenomenon that occurs when the moon’s orbit is at its apogee: the part of its orbit farthest away from the Earth. Because the moon is so far away, it seems smaller than normal to the human eye. The result is that the moon doesn’t entirely block out our view of the sun, but leaves an “annulus,” or ring of sunlight glowing around it. Hence the term  “annular” eclipse rather than a “total” eclipse.

Shark, Bora Bora - © John Harrison


High in the Italian alps, within the famous mountain range called the Dolomites, separating the Funes valley from the Gardena valley, sit the breathtaking Odle mountains. The Dolomites were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in August 2009, and have been called some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes found anywhere in the world with its sheer cliffs, vertical walls, and deep valleys.


The Patronus by 


by Swami Stream