Sunday, November 21, 2010

National Geographic's Photography Contest 2010

National Geographic's Photography Contest 2010

National Geographic is once again holding their annual Photo Contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 30th. For the past eight weeks, they have been gathering and presenting galleries of submissions, encouraging readers to rate them as well. National Geographic was again kind enough to let me choose some of their entries from 2010 for display here on The Big Picture. Collected below are 47 images from the three categories of People, Places and Nature. Captions were written by the individual photographers. (47 photos total)

Kanana Camp, Botswana. Pulling over by the side of the road to watch a grazing giraffe, we spotted an amber head lurking behind a small mound. A hungry lioness. Watching, waiting, camera to my eye, she eventually chose her moment and pounced just as the giraffe sensed danger. The lioness gave chase, but failed. Hungry, she lay down, invisible, in the grass not ten feet from us and waited again. (Photo and caption by Alex Tan)

Monday, October 11, 2010

65th Anniversary of Workers' Party in Pyongyang


The DPRK has been large-scale celebration of the 65 th anniversary of the ruling Korean Workers' Party, during which their first public appearance as a successor to current leader Kim Jong Il, the country appeared his 27-year-old son, Kim Jong Un. Rumors that he was elected to his father the next leader of the nation, at the end of last week for the first time officially confirmed in the leadership of the DPRK. The fact that the ruling dynasty, Kim does not intend to part with power, finally convinced, and in Washington. Under the cut military parade in North Korea through the eyes of photographers of the leading agencies.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Last Space Shuttle Spaceflights - 'Discovery' Rollout


"Early in the morning , the shuttle" Discovery "was removed from the assembly complex and taken to the launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center" - the report says. To the launch pad had been invited by NASA employees and their families.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Soyuz TMA-M


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The biggest environmental disaster in Hungary (Part 2)



On Monday, October 4 in the western part of Hungary there was a major technological catastrophe, which resulted in local rivers spilled about 700 000 cubic meters of toxic chemical waste. As a result, many animals have died, four people, another 120 were injured, mostly burns. Three-meter layer of mud poured into nearby villages, washing away roads with cars and rushing water in local rivers Markan. Rescuers rushed to pour into the river 1000 tons of plaster to hold back the red mud from falling into the Danube River. Red mud - a byproduct of refining bauxite into alumina, which is a thick mixture containing oxides of aluminum, iron, titanium and other metals, and alkali.

TMA-01M Rollout




Launch vehicle Soyuz-FG launch with the first manned spacecraft of a new series of Soyuz TMA-01M, equipped with a digital control system, on Tuesday set to Gagarin's launch at Baikonur, the correspondent of RIA Novosti news agency at the first launch site launch site. The main crew includes Russians, Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka, as well as an American, Scott Kelly, a backup crew - Sergei Volkov and Oleg Kononenko and Ronald Garan. The launch vehicle Soyuz-FG with the manned spacecraft Soyuz TMA-01M "to the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled for Oct. 8 at 3.10 GMT, docked with the ISS - on October 10 at 04.02 GMT.
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