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Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week
Each week we find the most interesting and informative articles we can and along the way we uncover amazing and cool images. Here you’ll discover 10 incredible photos and the stories behind them.
[Full Story: Red Sea’s Glowing Corals are Rainbow of Colors]
[Full Story: Icy Earthquakes: Warming Planet Shakes Up Glaciers]
Heads or tails?
[Full Story: 500-Million-Year-Old ‘Smiling’ Worm Rears Its Head]
[Full Story: Gorgeous Night-Shining Clouds Glow in New Earth Images]
[Full Story: Shark-Mounted Cameras Reveal Predators’ Deep-Sea Secrets]
The Yeti crab:
[Full Story: ‘Yeti’ Crab Grows Its Own Food, Lives in Antarctic Spa]
If you’re looking for a good nervous frantic dizzying hurl today, watch this stunt dripping in crazy by Scott Young. He does a handstand on the edge of a 40-story building because well, why not. The camera is attached to his shoe so you can see how close he is to the building’s edge and how far he is from the ground. One gust of wind and man…
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10 Countries with the Most Beautiful Women in the World
Brazil, home to the greatest number of fitness models within the Latin region, is a place where you’ll find women who rank among the most beautiful on the planet. Both blonde and brunette Brazilian girls are well known for their sexy, sporty and very attractive bodies which greatly complements their ravishing looks. Most famed women from Brazil have medium complexion with glowing skin.
Russian women are extensively appreciated all over the world for their alluring blue eyes, flawless fair skin, great figure added onto a good height. Most of them have gorgeous and proportional bodies.
Norelys Rodriguez is a television presenter and model. She was born in 1977 and comes from the area of Merida. She joined the Miss Venezuela beauty pageant in 2001 and was adjudged to be the second runner up. In 2007, she became an image model for Polar, the most popular brand of beer in Venezuela. She became one of the Polar Girls and appeared in the beer brand’s much sought-after calendar. Rodriguez is the host and one of the main presenters of the show called “Wild On.”
Gaby Espino is an actress and model. She was born on November 15, 1976 and comes from Caracas. She is best known for her steamy roles in Venezuelan telenovelas. She first appeared in the 1997 show called “A Todo Corazon.” She has since appeared in at least 14 other telenovelas, including “Enamorada,” “Amantes de Luna Llena,” “Guerrad de Mujeres,” “Luna La Heredera,” “Se Solicita Principe Azul,” “La Mujer de Mi Hermano,” Mundo de Fiera” and “Sin Verguenza.” She most recently appeared in “Ojo PorOjo” and “Mas Sabe El Diablo.”
Home of many Miss Universe and Miss World beauty pageant winners, Venezuela is certainly one vast piece of land gifted and flourishing with beautiful faces. A typical woman from Venezuela would have a long, slim body matched with an appealing face which makes them nothing else but smoking hot!
A multiracial land filled with many cultures, India has produced quite a number of the prettiest female individuals in the entire world. Their dusky complexion and radiant skin are regarded as very beautiful by many experts. What makes them even more charming is their femininity and modest etiquette explicitly shown in their ways and movements.
Ladies from Argentina are popular as beauty conscious people, giving their skin and hair utmost care and attention, always seeking to look their best. They are also updated with the latest fashion trends. Wearing this along with dusky, shiny skin makes them look hot and bold.
Slavic and Mediterranean heredity are the main features of Serbia girls. Almost all of them, around 99 percent have a tall and eye-catchy curvy figure dressed in stylish clothes, accentuated with their expressive and appealing eyes, which makes women including celebrities envious of their beauty.
7. South Korea
The women of South Korea look young with their innocent, girly cute faces that match their bubbly and very likable personality. They have fair and clear skin that glows amidst their glossy black hair and has bodily curves built within a good, medium height.
French Women are famous for their outgoing personality and attitude, energetic vibes and strong fashion sense. They are blonde with a very romantic nature and sophisticated appeal.
Italian beauty is defined by extremely pretty Mediterranean women who have olive tanned skin, brown hair with a nice aura and character which makes them truly gorgeous.
Some of the rare, pretty and bold women in this world come from Ukraine. They are simple yet hot and captivating, resembling Russian ladies with their attitude and looks. Their femininity is of high value for each of them and take great care of themselves, and also love to wear clothing which enhances their fine attributes even more.
It is notoriously difficult to photograph an owl. The stately birds tend to be close-taloned with their trust, requiring several months to become comfortable with even one human handler – a fact that explains both the rareness of intimate owl portraiture, and the magnificence of these shots by photographer Brad Wilson.
Above: A Western Screech Owl, in profile | All photographs featured by kind permission of Brad Wilson
These portraits belong to a project Wilson calls “Affinity,” a series of images that has grown to include more than 65 species – including an Arctic fox, an Egyptian vulture, and a capuchin monkey – photographed at uncommonly close range. (To truly appreciate these photographs, you’ll want to enlarge them by clicking the magnifying class in the upper left hand corner of each image.)
Bringing the viewer into “common space” with any animal is a challenge, says Wilson. But the most difficult creatures to photograph by far are owls, he tells io9, adding that the hardest shot to capture of an owl is the direct eye contact you see featured in these images.
Eastern Screech Owl
“Owls, like most birds, are very slow to trust people,” he says. “The animals I worked with are living in sanctuaries and need some degree of care by humans to survive.”
Western Screech Owl
Typically, he says, a trainer must work with an owl one-on-one for a period of months before being fully accepted by the animal. “The funny thing is – the owl does not bestow that trust on any other human it doesn’t know,” says Wilson, “and will get aggressive if a stranger approaches.”
An owl’s distrust of new faces – especially one hidden behind a big, professional camera rig – can be counterproductive during a shoot. “During the photo session I was never allowed to touch the subjects or even get really close to them,” Wilson tells io9. “The entire time they were perched on a trainer’s arm.
Eurasian Eagle Owl
Wilson says if he needed the owl positioned a certain way, the trainer would have to try and move his or her body accordingly. “However, this was always a tricky proposition, since owls can rotate their heads approximate 270 degrees, they tended to prefer looking away from me and towards the black background.”
Great Horned Owl
“The frontal gaze was by far the hardest shot to get,” Wilson says, “but, in the end, was the most compelling.”
Long Eared Owl
“There’s a starkness to it, a sense of isolation,” says Wilson in this behind-the-scenes featuretteon his work. There’s a sense, he says, that “you’re on equal playing field with this animal. You’re inhabiting a space with it in a way that’s much more immediate… than you get when” looking at, say, a photograph taken on safari.
By : Scott Archer
Top 10 Mountain diving destinations
Why down go for a vacation, to relax, enjoy nature, idly sit and stare, only very few opt for that kind of vacation, Nature lovers and enthusiastic people always go for an adventure vacation, for them the idea of vacation is and adventure and sports, and Mountain diving offers both, and hence it has become one of the favorite adventure activities. But one must remember that this activity cannot be done by everyone, we will need to get trained to involve in this activity, because there are many specifications to be held in mind, before diving from the mountain, the angle at which you have to fall, knowledge of the mountain and speed at which we have to land. Due to the risk involved in this activity, it is named, “tomb stoning”. But if you have proper training, this would be the best adventure activity. Here is the list of the Best locations for Mountain Diving.
- Horseshoe Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada In the summer every year, travellers and locals jump from the mountain, which is set along the blue green water.
azure waters of Horseshoe Lake in JasperNational Park Alberta Canada …
- Serpent’s Lair, Inis MO, Ireland This destination has an 85ft perch which is a favorite location for the divers for the thrill it gives. This spot has a rectangular diving hole as well
- Kahekili’s Leap, Kaunolu, Lanai, Hawaii The height of th cliff is 63ft and the water would be 12 feet deep. There are many diving spots throughout Maui. And travellers may opt for ESTA visa to visit this US State.
- Brontallo, Switzerland This city has a population of 60 people, but this city hosts the Famous Diving Competitions every year The Competition takes place at the 78 ft. tall lakeside cliff. The water would be icy here and many mountains in with wide range of height from 23 ft. — 66 ft. are available in this city.
- Kimberley, West Australia, Australia Water to dive into a lake, this is the best location, there are 80 ft. cliffs located in this awesome spot. There are also small mountains for amateur divers.
- Kamari Beach, Santorini, Greece Kamari Beach in Santorini is known for its whitewashed architecture. Divers opt to jump from the cliffs over the black pebble Kamari beach. The height is 35 ft.
- Rick’s Cafe, Negril, Jamaica Rick’s Café is one of the hot spots of the city. This location fare less dangerous when compared to others. We can view the best Caribbean sunset from the cliff and it would be breathtaking. Many divers love to jump from the 35 foot cliff, which is the highest of this location, even children end up jumping the cliffs here, the water is very clear and transparent in this location, but the water is very deep here which must be noted.
Ricks Cafe Negril Jamaica Ricks Cafe in Negril,Jamaica
Scott Archer is a professional content writer and blogger from the UK who shares his travel experiences. His hobbies include travelling, trekking and cooking and he is currently working on a project Estawhich helps in visa assistance.