Millions of Americans experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD) each year. The condition is brought about by sensitivity to light and temperature changes, so SAD’s symptoms—depression and low energy—are especially prevalent during winter. Treatments range from light therapy to vitamin supplements, but these tropical Instagram photos might help, too:
December 22nd marks the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, and the beginning of winter. While daylight is scant, this time lapse packs countless hours of light and beauty, courtesy…
Photography used to be a painful process, with even simple portraits requiring the subject to sit still for hours. But over the years, we’ve seen monochrome turn to color, film turn to digital and, recently, drone photography become its own popular genre, while Instagram users (even the reprehensible ones) compete for hundreds of millions of fans.
Yet one cutting-edge photographic tool might beat out all others, at least when it comes to raw energy: the GoPro. The cameras are defined by a few key features: they’re sturdy, lightweight, waterproof, and mountable on any vehicle, thing, or location you can name. You’ll see that the possibilities are endless, as evidenced by the 33 best GoPro photos taken so far:
Over the course of millions of years of evolution, the inhabitants of Earth have devised some incredible abilities to ensure their survival. Case in point: The amazing camouflage that animals employ to surprise their prey or evade their predators. Below, we look at 27 incredible examples of animal camouflage in action:
Viewing note: After each picture, the animal will be revealed in the following slide.
Europe’s most active volcano put on a show in the skies over Sicily in the early morning hours of December 3rd. Mount Etna erupted for around 50 minutes, sending a 9,800-foot plume of ash into the sky and creating bolts of lightning in the plume. Fittingly, this is what’s known as a “dirty thunderstorm.”