americasgreatoutdoors:

Happy 150th to Yosemite National Park! Share this photo to wish them a very happy birthday!

Photo: Kevin Perez (www.sharetheexperience.org)

WOW! Great shot. 

Photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher was surprised to discover that some of the tears actually looked like aerial shots. All the water, proteins, minerals, hormones, antibodies and enzymes in the tear mimicked the rivers and fields and buildings you see while flying several thousand feet in the air.

The Best Astronomy Photos of 2014 from the Astronomical League

In honor of Astronomy Day on Saturday, TIME teamed up with the Astronomical League to publish the umbrella organization’s top photographs on the year.

Wonderful pictures. This is one of those rare slideshows on the web that is really worth your time. 

How do Astronauts take pictures of Earth from the International Space Station?

Here’s your answer: Chris Hadfield’s Snapshots from Space (by canadianspaceagency)

(via The European Space Agency photo project - FT.com)

For almost two years, the Portuguese photographer Edgar Martins was allowed behind the scenes at the European Space Agency and its partner organisations around the world, from Russia to Spain to French Guiana. His exploration introduced him to everything from space simulators and testing machines to a living room designed for Mars. Many of the ideas he saw being developed at the frontiers of space science will eventually trickle down to the rest of us. Photographs from Martins’ project will be exhibited in London later this month, and a new book of his work will be published in May.

I like people who are at the intersection of liberal arts and technology. 

The 2014 National Geographic Traveler Contest - Photos - The Big Picture - Boston.com

The 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest has begun. Photographers from around the world can submit their photos in the four categories: Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place and Spontaneous Moments. The grand prize winner will receive a National Geographic Expedition to Alaska. The deadline is Monday, June 30, at 12 p.m. EDT. Here is a selection of photos from the early entries.

Many more great photographs will enter the fray in the coming weeks. 

Timelapse: California Roadtrip (by Roadtrippers)

This time-lapse does a great job of exemplifying the unique and diverse geography of California. You know drill - Turn-up the volume, make it full screen and Watch in HD.

In pictures: London now and then

The Museum of London has released some new hybrid images of street scenes from around the capital of Britain. 

The urban explorers of the ex-USSR

Exploring the grandiose buildings and industrial infrastructure left over from the USSR is a popular pastime for some young people - but not the faint-hearted.

This is one helluva of a past-time. 

"I Left My Heart" SF Timelapse Project (by Marc Donahue)

Great time-lapse of a great city coupled with some great music. I’m sure you’ll enjoy this one and don’t forget to watch the behind the scenes video after you’re done watching this.

The Epic Land Part 1 - New Zealand Landscapes Timelapse (by Bevan Percival)

I can’t wait for Part-2, enough said!

Seeking Michigan (Part 1) (by Eric Hines)

Another mesmerising time-lapse from Eric Hines. I want you guys to check out all the other videos from Eric after you finish with this.