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After The Nepal Earthquake, A Moving Tribute To The Fallen On Mt. Everest

Award-winning filmmaker Elia Saikaly was at a Mt. Everest base camp the day that a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the region and gave way to a series of social disasters. He compiled this moving tribute, and had this to say about the event:

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33 Magical Cinemagraphs That Will Leave You Entranced

Blending static images with motion, cinemagraphs are animated GIFs that bring out the serenity in otherwise chaotic scenes. Today, we look at thirty-three of our favorite cinemagraphs that will entrance you with their quiet yet mesmerizing beauty:

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25 Devastating Images Of Nepal Post-Earthquake

Nepal earthquake Buddha is destroyed

Devastation after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hits Nepal. Aside from the human cost, cultural artifacts from antiquity are also damaged. Source: CNN

A massive earthquake registering 7.8 on the Richter scale hit Nepal on April 25th, leaving over 5,000 dead and potentially hundreds more trapped under rubble, according to current estimates. Towns at the epicenter of the quake have experienced a 90% loss of buildings and infrastructure in the Kathmandu district of Nepal alone. Highly dependent on tourism and agriculture for its economic development, Nepal will likely experience massive long- and short-term losses in the wake of this natural disaster.

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What’s Happening To Monarch Butterfly Migration?

The monarch butterfly is the long-distance runner–or in this case, flier–of the insect world. No other butterflies migrate as far as the monarch of North America, which flies up to three thousand miles each year. Millions of these butterflies will fly from Mexico to Canada this spring, though populations in Florida don’t travel. Come autumn, they’ll return to overwintering sites in Mexico.

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