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Kilian Schönberger’s “Earth Pyramids” of the Alps

South Tyrol wasn’t on my list of naturalist “must visit” places, but it is now thanks to some otherworldly imagery from Kilian Schönberger.Kilian is already well-known for his outstanding European … Continue Reading Kilian Schönberger’s “Earth Pyramids” of the Alps

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The best peregrine falcon nest live streams of 2017

April marks the beginning of “falcon cam season” and conservation groups, energy companies, libraries, etc. have fired up their windows into the wonderful world of one of the planet’s most popular predators.The … Continue Reading The best peregrine falcon nest live streams of 2017

First-ever visual record of one of the many B-29 Superfortress wrecks in the Saipan Channel

In July of 2016, the NOAA Okeanos Explorer made a fantastic oceanographic and anthropological find. It managed to locate the wreck of one of the many B-29 Superfortress bombers that … Continue Reading First-ever visual record of one of the many B-29 Superfortress wrecks in the Saipan Channel

(VIRTUAL TOUR) Step inside the Halley VI Antarctic research station

You can experience the full interactive virtual tour here.If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to step inside an Antarctic research station, you now have a great opportunity … Continue Reading (VIRTUAL TOUR) Step inside the Halley VI Antarctic research station

Some of the spectacular images from NASA’s Juno probe mission to Jupiter

Back in 2011, NASA launched an ambitious probe mission to study Jupiter; that extraordinarily massive ball of swirling gases orbiting the sun as the next stop after Mars.It’s so massive, in fact, … Continue Reading Some of the spectacular images from NASA’s Juno probe mission to Jupiter

Australian researchers launch search for living Thylacines in Queensland

On September 7, 1936 the last thylacine in captivity (and the last anywhere on record) was discovered dead in its enclosure at the now derelict Hobart Zoo in Tasmania. This last … Continue Reading Australian researchers launch search for living Thylacines in Queensland

NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer provides Live Feed for 2016 expedition

Watch the expedition live stream here! Previously recorded video is available in-between dives.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and partners have begun a three-cruise deep sea expedition that will last … Continue Reading NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer provides Live Feed for 2016 expedition

iPhone Apps for Naturalists (2016)

Refreshing the List for 2016This is an update of a post that initially appeared in 2014 highlighting iPhone apps for naturalists. Whether you’re a birder, stargazer, or mushroom fanatic (is there a nickname … Continue Reading iPhone Apps for Naturalists (2016)

Noteworthy: Alex Cornell’s Deep Blue Iceberg

I have a fondness for icebergs.  There’s something about these quiet monoliths coursing across the polar seas that instantly commands my attention.  It’s just water, but these great white juggernauts have become … Continue Reading Noteworthy: Alex Cornell’s Deep Blue Iceberg

Hubble Space Telescope Team Revisits the ‘Pillars of Creation’ + Images Andromeda at 100 Megapixels

Natural History is a broad field of study that includes not just the study of the physical and biological aspects of Earth, but also of Space. So, in recognition of … Continue Reading Hubble Space Telescope Team Revisits the ‘Pillars of Creation’ + Images Andromeda at 100 Megapixels

The Sublime Waitomo ‘Glowworm Grotto’

Note: This post features a few photos with unknown authors.  If you are aware of who took these photographs, please let me know in the Comments section below so I … Continue Reading The Sublime Waitomo ‘Glowworm Grotto’

Laser Ablation Tomography – Natural History’s “Hot” New Imaging Technique

Imagine for a moment that you were given access to a nanosecond, Q-switched, ultraviolet laser; a servo-driven sample stage; a high resolution microscope-mounted CCD camera with a theoretical resolving power … Continue Reading Laser Ablation Tomography – Natural History’s “Hot” New Imaging Technique

N(ice) Lab: Antarctic scientific research stations

Whoever said scientific field work only takes place in modest, worn-out structures clearly has never been to Antarctica and last week, South Korea reminded the polar science community that they don’t have to sacrifice all … Continue Reading N(ice) Lab: Antarctic scientific research stations

Enrico Bernard’s D. tinctorius Poison Frog

Around 2008, I saw a photograph of a splendid poison frog that emerged following an expedition into the rainforest within Estado Amapa, Brazil in 2006.  During that adventure, researcher Enrico … Continue Reading Enrico Bernard’s D. tinctorius Poison Frog

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