A stunning white riverbird caught against the steely blue water, the little egret is one of the most accomplished river fishing birds.
Just one great big fireball isn’t it? Well maybe that’s right. It always amazes me how I can feel the heat from this fireball when the Sun is so far from the Earth.
Two iconic images in the same photo, not bad is it? The space shuttle looks dwarfed by the aircraft, and both are in turn dwarfed by the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco.
Cotton wool has often been likened to cloud cover, and in this case it seems especially true, as Mt Fuji, the highest peak in Japan, has its crater entirely circled by a dome of white cloud, a sign of impending rain.
You can make out the night time lights of East Asia and the Indian sub-continent in this NASA snap of the Earth at night.
A spectacular lightning strike over the city of Munich in Germany.
I have long been fascinated by the various cloud formations, and this one is no exception: nacreous clouds hovering over Aberdeen, Scotland.
The site if the next Olympic Games in 2016, and also the next Football World Cup in 2014, Rio de Janeiro looks stunning by day, and it also looks stunning by night.
Which one would you rather live on?
The brown rock, or the colorful marble? Fortunately we are on the marble.
The nearest planet to the Sun, probably much much too hot for humans ever to visit, Mercury cannot escape the photographic lens that human ingenuity has developed.
Watermelon Mercury (Photo credit: thebadastronomer)
A Happy New Year to one and all.
Somewhere out of this world,
Mars to be precise.
Size comparison of Earth and Mars. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)