Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV

Originally posted on Janaline's world journey:

Camels and the Egyptian Pyramids

Camels and the Egyptian Pyramids

Unusual. In this week’s Photography 101 post on point of viewLynn Wohlers offers great advice on how to show your own unique way of looking at the world:

“Challenge yourself to rethink your ideas about what subjects are appropriate, and then challenge yourself again to find an unusual perspective on your subject.”

Camels and the Egyptian Pyramids

Camels and the Egyptian Pyramids

For this challenge I am sharing some photos of Camels and the Egyptian Pyramids with an UNUSUAL POINT OF VIEW. The most famous Egyptian pyramids are those found at Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo and I had the opportunity to visit them last year. Here are some of the countless photos I took that day. 

Camels and the Egyptian Pyramids

Camels and the Egyptian Pyramids

Constructed about 2,500 BCE, the pyramids are the oldest and the only one of the “7 Wonders of the Ancient World” surviving today. They…

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Stunning lightning strikes captured by photographer in Grand Canyon

Originally posted on Metro:

Stunning lightning strikes captured by photographer in Grand Canyon

Lightning strikes… three times (Picture: Rolf Maeder/Rex Features)

A photographer who set up for some sunset snaps caught an electrifying moment in nature amid America’s awe-inspiring Grand Canyon.

Rolf Maeder’s photos from the south rim show multiple bolts lighting up an atmospheric stormy sky and connecting it to the famous Arizona landmark.

He used a long exposure to capture several lightning strikes at once.

Grand Canyon

Wild: Clouds gather as lightning strikes the canyon (Picture: Rolf Maeder/Rex Features)

‘It was such a wonderful experience to witness this beautiful thunderstorm,’ he said.

More than 5million people visit the canyon’s national park every year.

More: Amateur photographer takes stunning photo of lightning bolt striking 14th century Devon chapel

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Clouds and nebulas: How the European Space Agency is using the cloud for research

Originally posted on Gigaom:

European research agencies like the European Space Agency and the CERN Hadron Collider have the kind of massive data-crunching needs that require a cloud environment, but until recently there wasn’t much of a cloud-provider market in Europe — so the agencies decided to try and jumpstart the process with a project called Helix Nebula, ESA senior advisor Maryline Lengert told attendees at the Structure:Europe conference in London on Thursday.

Lengert said that Helix Nebula started with a pilot that included the European Space Agency, the CERN nuclear research lab and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory. The pilot was made up of three separate research projects: The space agency was focused on research into volcanoes and their impact on earthquakes and the molecular biology lab was doing DNA-related research, while CERN was crunching some of the numbers coming out of the Hadron Collider.

The idea was to see whether information could…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside the Great Wall

Originally posted on Janaline's world journey:

This week’s photo challenge is to share what you see on the inside. This is a view taken from  the inside of the Great Wall of China.

View from inside the Great Wall

View from inside the Great Wall

Inside a watchtower of Mutianyu, a section of the Great Wall of China located 70 km northeast of central Beijing.

Inside a Mutianyu watchtower

Writing our names Inside a Mutianyu watchtower

Inside a Mutianyu watchtower

Me standing Inside a Mutianyu watchtower

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO THAT SAYS INSIDE.

New to The Daily Post? Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, you’re invited to get involved in our Weekly Photo Challenge to help you meet your blogging goals and give you another way to take part in Post a Day / Post a Week. Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for…

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Uneducated Genius’s

Was thinking, and I thought why is it that so many people that have made HUGE discoveries in biology don’t have any formal training in the subject?? 

A few examples I can think of are:

  • Charles Darwin (studied divinity at university)
  • Gregor Mendel (was an abbot at a monastery in the Czech Republic)
  • Alfred Russel Wallace (was too poor to afford an education)
  • Carl Linnaeus (who came up with many of his classification ideas from his expedition)

I suppose it goes to show you only need a brain to succeed, and you shouldn’t mix intelligence with education ;)

“The culling of…

“The culling of badgers is absolutely obscene. The largest ever study found that it would make things things worse not better, yet they still push ahead towards the meaningless destruction of our wildlife”

Wendy Turner Webster said this AND SHE IS NEVER WRONG.

I don’t know if the badger cull is a good or bad thing HELP

Badger Cull Ambivalence :O

Usually if something like this happens, I am screaming OH MY GOSH THEY’RE KILLING THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT CREATURES HOW CAN THEY THEY ARE POOPY PEOPLE!!

Buuuuuut, I can sort of see where they are coming from…. 

If it makes the badgers healthier, and the cattle at a lesser risk of contracting TB then It must be good? Apparently they have to be shot humanely and it’s only a trial.

I shouldn’t want it, or should I :O

All I know is I couldn’t kill a lickle badger wadger :(