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Amazing bird shots

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Today I bring you some amazing bird-shots, courtesy of my friend Diede. The first set includes the photo above, and comes from Andrew Zuckerman’s Bird book. The second set is all about kingfishers from National Geographic:

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Eli Burakian’s nature shots

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Eli Burakian has some beautiful nature shots on his site, many of them from around Dartmouth (where we both went to college). I particularly recommend his abstract gallery. Thanks Will for the recommendation!

Scenes from the zoo

Scenes from the zoo is full of adorable shots of baby animals from zoos around the world. The picture above is a bit different, but I love the texture. If you haven’t already, go subscribe to The Big Picture now.

Nudibranchs

Nudibranchs

OK, it’s time to start posting again. To get back into the habit, I’ll be posting some older links, so bear with me if you’ve already seen them.

To begin, an amazing gallery from National Geographic:

Many mobile nudibranchs—vulnerable as they move in daylight between feeding spots—announce their weapons with garish color designs, a palette millions of years in the making.

The gallery, and the article.

Beach Sunset

Beach Sunset

A sunset near Half Moon Bay, in California. I was coming down from a hike and caught the sun just as it dropped below the clouds.

Trees

Trees

Photographer Myoung Ho Lee takes pictures of trees separated from their background by a white backdrop. Neat idea.

On a separate note, I know I haven’t been posting lately. Things have been busy at work, but I’m going to try posting more often.

A new photoblog

A new photoblog

My friend Diede van Lamoen has finally started posting pictures at lamoen.com. Check out some great shots from his adventure travels around the world.

PS: Diede, please fix the RSS feed so it includes the pictures. C’mon, you were a CS major!

Miracle Berries

Miracle Berries

PSFK points us to this WSJ article about Miracle Berries, which make everything sour taste sweet:

Within minutes of consuming the berries, guests were devouring lime wedges as if they were candy. Straight lemon juice went down like lemonade, and goat cheese tasted as if it was “covered in powdered sugar,” said one astonished partygoer.

Jacob Grier and David Barzelay post their personal accounts of the experience, and The Guardian highlights its use for diets in Japan. For a lot more information, check out this history of the miracle berry.

This is without doubt the most amazing thing I’ve heard in the last few months. I clearly have to organize a miracle berry party at some point. It also makes me wonder how many other fantastic plants we don’t know about yet…

PS: here’s a link to the WSJ version of the article, but it will expire in the coming days. Doh!

Yann Arthus Bertrand

Following up on yesterday’s post on Michael Poliza, Jason Kottke reminds me of Yann-Arthus Bertrand, who takes similarly beautiful aerial photographs. I can highly recommend his book Earth from Above (but you need a sturdy coffee table).

Michael Poliza aerial photography

Michael Poliza has some stunning photography. Check out these aerial shots.

Update: You may find it easier to check out Michael’s pictures on Flickr. I love this one. Thanks Jason!