More than 5,000 Los Angeles kids, teachers and volunteers form a massive kid-designed shark and shield that reads “Defend the Sea” from everyday plastic trash as part of the 19th annual Kids Ocean Day Adopt-A-Beach Clean-Up sponsored by the Malibu Foundation, City of Los Angeles and the California Coastal Commission June 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The kids are alerting the world about the need to protect the ocean from everyday trash and plastic litter that flow down streets, killing marine life and polluting food resources. (Lou Dematteis/Spectral Q) Click image to zoom.
Nine-time world champion Orlando Duque of Colombia dives 23 meters from a helicopter next to Ashford Castle during a training session in build up to the 2012 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series at Cong, West of Ireland, Ireland. The series begins in Corsica, France on June 24. (AFP/Red Bull)
Aerial photograph of salt-collecting boats on Lake Retba, Senegal. (Barcroft)
Janet Ciminelli of North Shore Animal League of America holds Garfield in Long Island, New York City. (Barcroft)
In a photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service, a section of the Gila National Forest lay barren and smoking Saturday as a result of the largest wildfire in New Mexico’s recorded history. The Whitewater-Baldy Complex fire has scorched more than 377 square miles. (Kari Greer/U.S. Forest Service) Click image to zoom.
This image released by NASA shows the Aurora Australis, accompanied by star streaks and air glow, recorded by one of the Expedition 31 crew members May 22, 2012 when the orbital outpost was above a point on Earth located about 290 miles southeast of southern New Zealand. Two Russian spacecraft docked to the station are seen in the foreground. (NASA) Click image to zoom.