Orangutan, In Borneo, Spearfishing

Today’s snow brought to us by…

Aurora Time-lapse from Denmark, in Yellowstone

If you can’t see Auroras from where you are, you can borrow a scope over the web and see it that way (there are outfits that’ll rent you scheduled access from dark sky locations too) …”Jesper Grønne on 1/26/14 Denmark, camera in Yellowstone” really nice time-lapses too!!
“Details: A few hours ago, a bright display of Aurora turned up over Yellowstone. I am in Denmark, daylight and too far south – no problem, I made this time-lapse video from screenshots of the Canadian Space Agency AllSky Aurora camera: http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/astronomy/auroramax/connect.asp
Link to video (2,5MB): http://groenne.eu/Yellowstone.mov

rhino “hunter”

That Texas guy who bought the right to kill a black rhino?
For $350,000? Yeah, that guy. Here’s his Christmas card.


Canada’s Hudson Bay lowlands succumbing to climate change

“We document the rapid transformation of one of the Earth’s last remaining Arctic refugia, a change that is being driven by global warming. In stark contrast to the amplified warming observed

throughout much of the Arctic, the Hudson Bay Lowlands (HBL) of subarctic Canada has maintained cool temperatures, largely due to the counteracting effects of persistent sea ice. However, since the mid-1990s, climate of the HBL has passed a tipping point, the pace and magnitude of which is exceptional even by Arctic standards”

Aurora by C.K. Man 20131012 Prelude Lake Yellowknife NWT Canada


words fail…

River Roots Farm, Lanesboro, MN
The nectar from 300,000 flowers creates a single ounce of honey. That means 9.6 MILLION flowers are in this quart of honey. Raw honey contains fructose, glucose, water and many nourishing enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants.


because they have no words…


Drought Map for October 1st 2013