Sunday, September 21, 2008

Beautiful but toxic blue

(AP Photo/WCS, Julie Larsen Maher)

In this photo released by the Wildlife Conservation Society, a blue poison dart frog is perched on a rock at the Bronx Zoo, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008 in New York. The frog's blue color serves and an indicator for other species that its secretions are toxic.

Space shuttle Atlantis

(AP Photo/John Raoux)

Space shuttle Atlantis on pad 39A, left, and space shuttle Endeavour on pad 39B stand ready at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008. Atlantis is targeted for an Oct. 10 launch on a mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. Endeavour will be on standby in the unlikely event that a rescue mission for the Atlantis's crew would be necessary. After Endeavour is cleared from its duty as a rescue vehicle, workers will move it to pad 39A in preparation for a mission to the International Space Station on Nov. 12.

Blue Olympic performers

REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV

Performers take part in the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games at the National Stadium, September 6, 2008. The stadium is also known as the Bird's Nest.

Planets collide

(Lynette R. Cook/ UCLA/Handout/Reuters)

This artist's rendering, released September 19, 2008, shows a planetary collision in the constellation Aries. Masses of dust floating around a distant binary star system suggest that two Earth-like planets obliterated each other in a violent collision, U.S. researchers reported Friday.


(AP Photo/WCS, Julie Larsen Maher)

In this photo released by the Wildlife Conservation Society, a Chilean pink flamingo preens its feathers at the Bronx Zoo in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008.


I'm still trying to figure out why this is entitled "Planet". Any ideas?

REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRITAIN)

Visitors look at a sculpture entitled "Planet" by British artist Marc Quinn at a Sotherby's selling exhibition at Chatsworth House, central England September 16, 2008.

Blue clouds

Photographer unknown (if anyone knows, please let me know so I can credit this gorgeous photo.)

Sumatran tiger cubs :

(AFP/DDP/Sascha Schuermann)
Two six-week-old baby Sumatran tigers sit in their enclosure at the zoo in the western German city of Krefeld where they received their first vaccinations against disease.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Mr and Mrs Mallard in our covered swimming pool

Photo by: By D. Bowden
We haven't yet opened our swimming pool yet this year because we have been so busy with other things, so a pair of ducks have made the pool their home. Funny how they keep coming back and keep diving for fish that are not there . . . or at least I hope there aren't any fish in there!

Mrs Mallard diving for "fish" in our covered swimming pool

Photo by D Bowden

Mr Mallard diving for fish in our covered pool

Photo by D. Bowden

Bunny in our backyard

Photo by D. Bowden
This is one of the rabbits we have living in and around our backyard.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

The Rhine Falls near Neuhausen

(AP Photo/Keystone, Steffen Scmidt)

The Rhine Falls near Neuhausen, Switzerland, is illuminated by blue lights, overnight Saturday April 19, 2008. Swiss artist Charles Keller illuminated the Rhine falls with coloured lights, after it was only lit by two white flood lights in the past. The new illumination is a measure to improve the public image of Europe's biggest water fall.

Unbelievable that this is a photograph.

Dali's Boat

Design for Mad Tristan

By Salvador Dali

Etheral Dancer

(AFP/Leon Neal)
A woman from Canadian circus group, Cirque du Soleil performs "Delirium" onstage at the O2 arena in London.


(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Bulls, 'Toli,' left, pushes head to head with 'Bungyong' in the 2008 Bullfighting Festival in Cheongdo, southeast of Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 13, 2008. More than 180 bulls from all of the nation took part in a week-long bullfighting event.


(AP Photo/J. Pat Carter)

A young burrowing owl looks out for food in a park in Pembroke Pines, Fla., Sunday, April 20, 2008. The greatest threat to the burrowing owl community is habitat destruction, caused primarily by land development.

Profile in contrast

(AFP/Joel Saget)
A French worker stands outside of a restaurant in Paris.

Rosetti chandelier

(AFP/Daniel Mihailescu)
A huge chandelier hangs on the ceiling of the Rosetti hall inside the Parliament Palace in Bucharest, where press conferences were given during NATO's 2008 Bucharest summit.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Love in winter snow

REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin (UKRAINE)
A couple kisses on Kiev's Bridge of Lovers on Valentine's Day
February 14, 2008

Reflections in a winter puddle

Wintry walk :
A woman walks past Tompkins Square Park during a morning snow storm in New York City.

Monkeys in a hot spring

Japanese monkeys soak in a hot spring in a snow-covered valley in Yamanouchi town, central Japan February 17, 2008.


AP News Photo