Across The Lake
I don’t feel the need to explain this one. I’ll just let the image itself be all for you to focus on. Color infrared (digital). Added to the Cream of the Crop pool as 'Most Interesting'
“In March, due to a natural phenomenon, Siberia’s Lake Baikal is particularly amazing to photograph. The temperature, wind and sun cause the ice crust to crack and form beautiful turquoise blocks or ice hummocks on the lake’s surface.” Photograph by Alex El Barto.
Washington - kevinmcneal
This is just a sample of some of the diversity of landscape that Washington has to offer. Images include coastal beaches, winterland mountain scenes, grand vistas of Seattle and the Space Needle and Mount Rainer at its peak wildflower season in August. We then go across to Eastern Washington to highlight some of the quaint rural communities on the Palouse during Spring.
This is a rare meteorological phenomenon called a skypunch. When people see these, they think it's the end of the world. Ice crystals form above the high-altitude cirro-cumulo-stratus clouds, then fall downward, punching a hole in the cloud cover. Freakishly weird!
The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012
*Update: The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012 have just been published. Click here to check out the most up-to-date post! After the positive reception from last year’…