Seahorse

It lives in the sea and looks like a horse
It lives in the sea and looks like a horse

A seahorse lives in the sea, but it is not a horse; it is a fish.

It swims in an upright position, does not have scales, and the male looks after the eggs and the young in a small pouch on the front of its body; a very unusual creature.

Machu Picchu, view from above

Only 60km from Cuzco
Only 60km from Cuzco

A World Heritage Site since 1983, and constantly voted in many polls as one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World, this 15th century Inca city is one of the most amazing man-made sights. It is in Peru, not far from the mountain city of Cuzco.

This view from above is taken from the mountain which is often seen in photos standing behind the city.

Eclipse 2

In southern Japan there is a complete eclipse tomorrow, which will last for 6 minutes (a really long eclipse).

When the moon blocks the sunlight from reaching us then we get a giant shadow, known as an eclipse, for several minutes. Then the famous diamond ring appears signaling the end of the eclipse. This is what happens.

Eclipse phases
Eclipse phases

This is what an eclipse looks like from space.

NASA picture of eclipse
NASA picture of eclipse

Red sunset

Red sky at night, shepherd's delight
Red sky at night, shepherd's delight

There’s no better time of the day than dusk, and with this incredible sunset from the island of Singapore what more do we need?

Lightning Strikes the Space Shuttle Launch

Night-time photo
Night-time photo

It’s not the greatest photo, but it is easy to see why the launch of the space shuttle Endeavor was delayed a few days ago. About 11 bolts of lightning struck the launch gantry during this storm.

To see a photo of lightning striking the CN Tower in Toronto click here.

The space shuttle itself was not struck by the lightning, so the launch should happen quite soon.

Bora Bora Three

Matira Beach, Bora Bora
Matira Beach, Bora Bora

Bora Bora island in the south Pacific, part of French Polynesia, is an island that I had the chance to visit many years ago, but one thing doesn’t change: the colour of the water.

The contrast between the bright, neon aquamarine colour and the deep blue is amazing.

For another picture of this wonderful island you can click here.