The 7 Wonders of the Ancient World was a list of must-see sites for Ancient Greek tourists. Compiled by Antipater of Sidon, a poet in 2nd-century-BCE Greece, with later contributions by figures such as the mathematician Philon of Byzantium, the list remains an important piece of intangible heritage today. Continue reading »
“Earth’s Wonders Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before”: These Angled Satellite Images Are Like Aerial Photos From 280 Miles Up
Satellite photos are generally shot straight down at the Earth and make the world look like flat, detailed maps. But shoot satellite photos at an angle, and suddenly they look like aerial photos captured from impossible heights with the world’s longest telephoto lens. Continue reading »
The Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition puts a spotlight on the world’s best pictures of small wonders in fields ranging from biology to materials science. To whet your appetite for the next crop of winners, Nikon has put together a summertime selection of eight photomicrographs of aquatic subjects.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water … here’s a picture of the pectoral fin of a whitespotted bamboo shark embryo (Chiloscyllium plagiosum). The image was captured by the University of Cambridge’s Andrew Gillis using stereomicroscopy with fiber-optic lighting. (Dr. Andrew Gillis / University of Cambridge) Continue reading »
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