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.