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(NASA) A Full Circle Rainbow over Australia
Have you ever seen an entire rainbow? From the ground, typically, only the top portion of a rainbow is visible because directions toward the ground have fewer raindrops. From the air, though, the entire 360 degree circle of a rainbow is more commonly visible. Pictured here, a full circle rainbow was captured over Cottesloe Beach near Perth, Australia last year by a helicopter flying between a setting sun and a downpour. An observer-dependent phenomenon primarily caused by the internal reflection of sunlight by raindrops, the 84-degree diameter rainbow followed the helicopter, intact, for about 5 kilometers. As a bonus, a second rainbow that was more faint and color-reversed was visible outside the first.
Mototi Octopus (Amphioctopus siamensis) - Dauin, Philippines
no octopus were touched or thrown in the making of this photo!
Photographer Miroslav Hlavko took this photo of two tiny dormice snuggling up together while clutching onto a dried reed after their nest was destroyed by loggers
Picture: MIROSLAV HLAVKO/CATERS (via Pictures of the day: 29 September 2014 - Telegraph)
Leaf-cutter bee (genus Megachile)
No other army in history has gone to greater lengths to avoid civilian casualties.
#WILDERNESS50 - #YOURWILDERNESS is managed by a passionate set of BLM staff, volunteers and partners
California is fortunate to be home to an extensive part of the wilderness system. We have it all here - from the majestic coast of the King Range to the stark beauty of the desert’s Mecca Hills. And most importantly we have a passionate set of BLM staff, volunteers, and partners who are devoted to ensuring that these areas are managed in the best interest of current and future generations. We have come a long way in the last 50 years and we will continue to preserve these special places while highlighting their importance. — Jim Kenna, BLM California State Director
BLM California employees, local residents and visitors enjoy diverse and rugged wilderness areas managed by the BLM, like the King Range Wilderness, Mecca Hills Wilderness and the Slinkard Wilderness Study Area pictured here. Photos by Bob Wick, BLM
September 24 2014: 5-11 people killed in the first drone strike in Pakistan in 49 days. The death roll varies according to reports; it is unknown whether the strike hit a vehicle, or a house, or a vehicle parked within the compound of a house. #drone #drones #pakistan (at Lawara Mandi, North Waziristan)
September 25 2014: 4-5 killed in a strike on a moving vehicle around 3.30pm. The vehicle was destroyed and local sources stated that charred remains were visible inside the wreckage. #drone #drones #yemen (at Ataq, Shabwa Province)
September 26 2014: 2-3 killed and three children injured in a drone strike on a car on the road between Mareb and Jawf. The children were siblings caught in the blast as the vehicle passed through a village. A boy aged 12 and two girls aged 8 and 5 were treated in hospital for shrapnel injuries to theirs legs and pelvis. The children’s father said: “I swear to God that I have no connection with Al Qaeda. Why did not the drone target the car when it was in the desert?” #drone #drones #yemen (at Khasaf, Al Jawf Province)
September 28 2014: 2-4 killed and several injured by a drone strike in South Waziristan, the first in the area for over a year. A local official told AFP: “The militants had just parked their vehicle outside the main gate of the compound and had asked for drinking water from inside. Just when they were drinking water standing on the road, drones fired two missiles.” #drone #drones #pakistan (at Karezai Pal Village, Wana, South Waziristan)
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