Sandy Smith

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First light

3. Wales A very special trip. I got to meet and explore with @buxtonc and also see the town my great, great grandfather lived and was buried in. #16iи15

Mount Etna erupted on Dec. 3 in spectacular fashion, unleashing plumes of hot matter as high as two miles into the Italian sky. The eruption only lasted 50 minutes, covering the surrounding villages of Linguaglossa, Francavilla di Sicilia, Milazzo, Messina, and Reggio Calabria in ashes. Mount Etna had been dormant for two years. Photograph by Marco Restivo Barcroft Media/Landov.

A few hours from Hollywood in #California is #AlabamaHills Recreation Area -- an area that has captured the imagination of filmmakers, videographers and adventurers. The rounded contours of the geologic phenomena called the Alabamas create an otherworldly landscape that is great for hiking, biking and climbing. Since the 1920s, more than 400 movies have been filmed here, including Gladiator, Iron Man and #StarTrek V

Wow! Awesome capture of #lightning putting on quite the show over Daytona Beach, FL. #ItsAmazingOutThere #FlashbackFriday 📷: @jimmy_chirillo

Falling into Autumn

Lightning rains down on Hoboken and Jersey City, New Jersey tonight. #newyork #newyorkcity #instagramnyc @instagram #igersofny #ig_northamerica #ig_americas #lightning #hoboken #weatherchannel #newjersey

A remarkable friendship

A huge black lightning cloud drifting over Lausanne and electrofying Lake Geneva. #lightning #geneva #lausanne

The Accidental Tourist

Dramatic photo of the #thunderstorm that passed through Washington, D.C. last night. Anthony Quintano (@AnthonyQuintano) captured this shot of #lightning strike near the #WashingtonMonument. Photo courtesy of @AnthonyQuintano. ⚡️⚡️

Undine Falls in Yellowstone National Park

Rainbow at Lower Falls (Explore 7/2/2015)


Cheetah cubs stick close to their vigilant mother on the plains of the Masai Mara National Reserve in photo #4 from our Traveler Photo Contest takeover. See more from our daily image feature (and the Traveler Photo Contest) here:

Why the church should neither cave nor panic about the decision on gay marriage

By Russell Moore<p><i>This opinion piece is by Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.</i><p>As I write this, the Supreme Court has handed down what will be the “Roe v. Wade” of marriage, redefining marriage in all 50 states. This is a sober …


The Poverty of the Prosperity Gospel

The book of Job has both shaken me and shaped me.<p>When I first read it, I found it troubling. It didn’t seem fair. Job was a righteous man. But over …

Rocky Road

White-tailed deer in Great Smoky Mountains

Water Rushing at Lower Yellowstone Falls

Christine Falls 2

Upper Christine Falls

Deer in front of Halfdome