July 20, 2009
December 15, 2008
I recently learned of the Boston Globe‘s Big Picture blog via Very Short List, a blog that highlights a single item each day from the world of media and entertainment that has otherwise flown under the radar.
The Big Picture blog itself displays particularly noteworthy images from the newswire in large format (the inspiration for the blog was Life magazine). Recently, the blog selected a number of images taken during the eruption of Chile’s Chaiten volcano this past May. The photos speak for themselves. They simultaneaously capture both the beauty and shear destructive force of mother nature. Especially breathtaking are the photos of lightning. Unbelievable. Do yourself a favor and peep it HERE.
November 14, 2008
I was reading the Post the other day and saw a photo that caught my eye. Apparently David Sheridan, an Australian kite surfer, was cruising along when he noticed what he thought was a shadow beneath him. Turns out it was a whale. Turns out the whale whacked him in the head with his tale. Turns out he coasted away unharmed. Turns out he took the photo himself with a camera mounted on his kite.
The photo is ridiculous. Check out the story HERE.
May 10, 2008
Apparently I’ve been living under a rock because until today I had completely slept on the sensation that is the Battle at Kruger. Shot in Kruger National Park in South Africa, the amateur wildlife video captures a battle that unfolds amongst a pride of lions, a couple crocodiles and a herd of buffalo. The video begins with the lions charging on the herd and attacking a young buffalo. Unintentionally knocking the animal into the water, the lions fight to keep their kill from a pair of crocodiles. Ultimately victorious, the lions bring the buffalo back to shore, only to face the entire herd, which has coalesced to kick some serious feline ass. You really have to see it to believe it and might just find yourself rooting out loud for the buffalo soldiers (sorry). Or maybe that’s just me.
The video was the subject of an article in Time magazine last year and was featured on ABC News. Tomorrow a documentary about the video will air on National Geographic.