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Published 128 days ago in Nature
Mother Nature put on a spectacular display off the coast of Onslow yesterday, where a menacing-looking storm was captured on camera by a tug boat worker. Jurien Bay man Brett Martin and his colleagues were working west of False Island when the thunderstorm, which had gathered dust and sand as it developed, passed over Onslow and out to the Indian Ocean. Mr Martin said the storm built up in a matter of minutes.
He said gusts of up to 102km/h were recorded from the thunderstorm at about 7.30pm on Wednesday, and such storms were normal for the region at this time of year.
Photographer Randy P. Martin describes his photographic style as ‘Travel documentation’ and we agree. His pictures capture his travels, his adventures and the people he meets along the way. The images seem to be snapshots talking about life, joy and emotions. Randy shoots because he simply loves it and can’t help but make his experiences timeless —to perpetually live in them and soak up every last bit for as long as possible.
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German photographer Olaf Otto Becker’s new series ‘above zero’ captures the west coastline of Greenland, in which he travelled 4000 km between 2003 and 2004, in a small dingy. The sole purpose of his trip there was to portray this coastal region with his 8 x 10 inch large format camera, which often made it a physically strenuous, and sometimes life-threatening journey among the glacial crevasses and snow melt flows. Read the rest of this entry →
Potholes are a type of disruption in the surface of a roadway where a portion of the road material has broken away (usually because or fatigue). Gardener Steve Wheen has found a beautiful and unique way to turn these potholes into something attractive by creating miniature flowerbeds. He has transformed 150 of London’s potholes so far. The smallest being just one-inch-square. Source
Heavy rains and high tides have brought some of the worst flooding to Venice, Italy in years. The “acqua alta”, or high water, is common this time of year and Sunday’s level of 149 centimeters (4 ft, 10 in) was below the 160 centimeters (5 ft, 2 in) recorded four years ago in the worst flooding in decades. The bad weather and torrential rainfall will continue through Tuesday, forecasters said. Collected here are images from Venice as it endures this recent acqua alta.