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Top Shot: Meet the Kraken

Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen, 12 photos selected by the Your Shot editors. The photo our community has voted as their favorite is showcased on the @natgeoyourshot Instagram account. Click here to vote for tomorrow’s Top Shot.

“During a dive, a huge octopus, annoyed by my presence, tried to take away my camera,” writes Your Shot photographer Guerino Salvatore. “I did not let myself be intimidated and I took a couple of shots. This is one of those shots.” Photograph by Guerino Salvatore

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Scientists just identified the mysterious creature from 2009 footage as a ghost shark

  • Experts at the Monterey Bay
    Aquarium Research Institute have identified the mysterious creature they caught on camera in 2009 as a ghost shark,
    otherwise known as a chimaera.
  • Pacific Shark Research Center program
    director Dave Ebert called the discovery “dumb luck.“ 
  • The institute’s geologists spotted the animal off the Pacific coast of
    the U.S. via a remotely operated vehicle they plunged as far as 6,700
    feet beneath the ocean’s surface.
  • But at first, the researchers weren’t
    entirely sure of what they were seeing. Read more

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the-future-now:

Scientists just identified the mysterious creature from 2009 footage as a ghost shark

  • Experts at the Monterey Bay
    Aquarium Research Institute have identified the mysterious creature they caught on camera in 2009 as a ghost shark,
    otherwise known as a chimaera.
  • Pacific Shark Research Center program
    director Dave Ebert called the discovery “dumb luck.“ 
  • The institute’s geologists spotted the animal off the Pacific coast of
    the U.S. via a remotely operated vehicle they plunged as far as 6,700
    feet beneath the ocean’s surface.
  • But at first, the researchers weren’t
    entirely sure of what they were seeing. Read more

follow @the-future-now

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Top Shot: Dreamscape

Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen. The Daily Dozen is 12 photos chosen by the Your Shot editors each day from thousands of recent uploads. Our community has the chance to vote for their favorite from the selection.

Your Shot photographer Albert Dros found himself witnessing a beautiful morning scene in the Netherlands. “In August the Netherlands turns into a purple dreamscape,” said Dros. “Especially during the misty mornings when the mist brings a magic atmosphere to the scene.” Photograph by Albert Dros

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Better Than A Van Gogh: NASA Visualizes All The World’s Ocean Currents 

We imagine the ocean as having high tides and low tides, water that comes in and out in waves. Beyond that, how does water actually move around the world? What’s that flow look like?

NASA Scientific Visualization Studio assembled this remarkable animation of the surface currents of our oceans. It’s called Perpetual Ocean, and the full work is 20 minutes of HD video, assembled from a huge amount of satellite, on location, and computational data generated by ECCO2 (Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean, Phase 2). ECCO2 itself exists to better understand our oceans and their role in the changing global climate.

What you’re looking at is the surface current flow (not anything deeper) of oceans around the world, recorded from 2006 to 2007. The white lines are the currents, and the darker blue colors of the water represent bathymetry (the fancy word for misnomer “ocean topography”).

Please click here to continue reading the original article by Mark Wilson at Fast Company’s Co.Design.

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Lava reaching the sea from the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii

These piping hot pictures cost photographer Miles Morgan a tripod and pair of shoes, and almost turned him to toast when he came within a foot to capture lava reaching the sea from the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii.

Source: The Daily

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Astrophotography in the National Parks


Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park

Arches National Park

Great Basin National Park

Long’s Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Moonrise over Navajo Loop in Bryce Canyon National Park

All Photos by Tyler Nordgren
Original Article Source: Sky & Telescope

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Astrophotography in the National Parks

All photos by Tyler Nordgren

Original Article Source: Sky & Telescope