07 July 2007

Some Favorite Pictures

If you are working off of a low-speed connection, be careful of the following; some of the images are pretty big and will therefore take a while to download. I've indicated the size of each; they range from 32 kilobytes (quick download, even over a slow modem) to 1.6 megabytes (pretty long download).

Redneck timeout. 363KB

Hurricane. I don't remember where this came from, and I'm sure it's heavily doctored. But that doesn't matter, it's quite awesome nonetheless. 313KB

Politics as Usual. 32KB

Camels.You'll have to study this one a bit to see what makes it so special. This photo has won some major awards. 80KB

Visiting the vet. 272 KB

Naming the new dog. 64KB

The Carizzo Plains, a generally dry and hot valley about 45 miles (70 km) directly east of San Luis Obispo. For a few weeks after the Spring rains, things can get colorful. 430KB

Saving the best for last, here is a magnificent false-color picture of the Lena River Delta. The Lena, one of the great rivers of the world, rises in the hills a short distance west of Lake Baikal in Siberia, then flows north and east approximately 4400 km (2800 m) and empties into the Laptev Sea about 650 km (400 m) north of the Arctic Circle. The Lena has a drainage area of about 2.5 million square km, or almost a million square miles. 1600KB

Of course, by "favorite pictures," I mean "favorite EARTH-BASED pictures." For the best pictures of all, go to APOD. Every day.

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