Earlier today we posted on the disappearance of the eastern lobe of the Aral Sea. Here’s the vanishing of that once large lake as it has been seen from space.
Landmannalaugar, Iceland ↝ Michael Bonocore
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I got tagged by riggby
You can tell a lot about someone by the music they listen to. Hit shuffle in your iPod/iPhone/iTunes/media player and write down the first 10 songs.
1. Gleypa Okkur - Olafur Arnalds
2. Avetine - Brazil
3. Slippery When Wet - The Acorn
4. My Own Sinking Ship - Good Old War
5. Three Miles Down - Saves The Day
6. Warning - Cymbals Eat Guitars
7. I Am The Antichrist To You - Kishi Bashi
8. Tonight - Blood On The Tracks
9. Tests On My Heart - Umbrellas
10. Alligator. Alligators. - Trophy Scars
No tags ‘cause no tumbla friends.
Buff Tailed Bumblebee.
Contemporary drawing - Graphite and charcoal on blotting paper (A2).
NIGARDSBREEN ICE CAVE, NORWAY
The photo shows a glacier pond in the glacier cave underneath the Nigardsbreen, Jostedalsbreen, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. Up until 2006, the Jostedal glacier had been advancing throughout most of the last decade, despite many other glaciers around the world retreating during the same period. It was in the autumn of 2007 that researchers discovered a large and pristine ice cave beneath the Nigardsbreen region of Norway’s Jostedal Glacier National Park. Jostedalsbreen has an area of 487 sq km and is 600m thick in some places. The main icecap and several outliers are protected as the Jostedalsbreen National Park.
The cave has a five metre opening into a grotto called by some an ‘ice cathedral’. Inside the cave the dome measures up to 8 metres in height, 30 metres deep and 20 metres wide. The cave has one main ‘hall’, with many details inside; these include structures that resemble neural networks, others that seem to be perfectly shaped holes, translucent ice, tunnels out in the open, and rocks frozen mid-movement. All these crystalline formations appear in deep crystalline blues, while the ceiling has large icicles protruding from it. The structures within the cave are constantly changing.
The formation of the cave has been attributed to a bi-product of glacial melting as a result of a steadily warming climate. Large amounts of water, melted from the glacier, erode the inside of the cave. The runoff from the erosion accumulates within the lagoon in the grotto; the lagoon further encourages melting as it slightly warms the air trapped within the cave.
http://atlasobscura.com/place/nigardsbreen-ice-cave-skb; http://www.westcoastpeaks.com/Peaks/nigardsbreen1.html; http://www.lonelyplanet.com/norway/bergen-and-the-western-fjords/jostedalsbreen-and-nigardsbreen#ixzz2AzA41hkU
Image credit: Guttorm Flatabø http://www.flickr.com/photos/dittaeva/3232155932/in/photostream/
More images here: http://www.pbase.com/tormodiv/ice_cave
Nothing screams punk like i’s dotted with hearts.
"But if the Dead Kennedies do not like the man so don’t I." Is there a single-tear emoticon? —Lars
Today’s Gender of the Night is: Count Dovula from Legend of Mana
My submission! This is immediately who I thought of when I found GOTN.
How’s this for a view
Tungurahua spouting provides a perfect backdrop for a pleasant Sunday activity over in Ecuador. Very active, it has been waking and dozing since 1999, producing explosive and smoky silica rich lavas. Named using the Quechua word for throat of fire, we reported on its recent activity at http://tinyurl.com/l9kpcnc,http://tinyurl.com/oso3jmo andhttp://tinyurl.com/kqerdss
Image credit: Caters News Agency
Into December now so I wanted to share some winter thumbnails from the project Denae and I have been working on!
Gives you water in exchange for your life.
Iceland falcon, Coloured figures of the birds of the British Islands, 1885
An old-er illustration of a Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis. Done traditionally, with markers, watercolours and ink. I do miss doing traditional art. *sigh*
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