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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Jet Set

Though many coastal places around the world are at risk from rising sea levels due to climate change, Florida is one of the most vulnerable. Here, powerful water jets keep pleasure-seekers aloft in Biscayne Bay, near downtown Miami. They’re the latest toys in a city that embraces an exuberant aquatic lifestyle, even as rising seas threaten its long-term survival.

See more photos from the February 2015 feature story “Treading Water.”

Learn more about George Steinmetz’s trademark technique of photographing from a motorized paraglider on Proof.

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Posted by on January 31, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Posted by on January 30, 2015 in The Front Page of the Internet

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Salt of the Bay

“I’m fascinated and drawn to these shapes and colors at sunset,” says Your Shot member Jassen T., who captured this aerial image of a salt marsh in northern California’s San Francisco Bay. “It’s a very unique and photogenic area.”

Jassen T.’s picture recently appeared in Your Shot’s Daily Dozen.

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Posted by on January 30, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Fire Flies

“These homemade and handheld ‘pistol fireworks’ are used at the Gion Matsuri festival at the Yoshida Shrine in Toyohashi City, Japan,” writes Hidenobu Suzuki, who shared this picture with our Your Shot community. “The festival takes place on the third Friday in July.”

Suzuki’s picture recently appeared in Your Shot’s Daily Dozen.

This photo was submitted to Your Shot. Check out the new and improved website, where you can share photos, take part in assignments, lend your voice to stories, and connect with fellow photographers from around the globe.

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Posted by on January 29, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Man’s Reach Should Exceed His Grasp, or What’s a Heaven For?

Today we mourn the astronauts of STS-51-L who launched 29 years ago aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, which was destroyed in a catastrophic failure 73 seconds into their flight.

I was working at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Arizona when the failure occurred. It was a beautiful clear day and I had just got off a 16 hour shift prepping our AV8-B Harriers for that days missions. In the rec room of my barracks all the men sat stunned watching the news unfold on the TV. The words above echoed in my mind as I too was drawn into the realization that our brave astronauts were gone.

Rest in peace Commander Francis R. Scobee, Pilot Michael J. Smith, Mission Specialists Judith A. Resnik, Ellison S. Onizuka, Ronald E. McNair, Payload Specialists Gregory B. Jarvis and Sharon Christa McAuliffe.

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Posted by on January 28, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Alpine Oasis

Summer night falls over an alpine meadow stippled with wildflowers in Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park. In a busy country on a crowded continent, Gran Paradiso’s unspoiled landscape is an arcadian oasis.

See more pictures from the February 2015 feature story “Paradise Found.”

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Posted by on January 28, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Spiritual Revival

Best friends Ha‘a Keaulana, at right, and Maili Makana dive under a wave on their way to a surfing spot near their hometown of Makaha on Oahu, Hawaii. Like generations before them, they visit these waters almost every day to refresh both body and spirit.

See more pictures from the February 2015 feature story “Pure Hawaiian.”

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Posted by on January 27, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Petey the Procrastinator

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Posted by on January 26, 2015 in The Front Page of the Internet

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Posted by on January 26, 2015 in The Front Page of the Internet

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On the road again

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Posted by on January 26, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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