Byron Fiander

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Pre-Dawn Glow

The Floating Castle

Photo by @gordonwiltsie. After a long, slow spiral towards the horizon, the #Midnight #sun hovers over #icebergs floating in the #Arctic #Ocean, north of Severnaya Zemlya, #Russia. The #NorthPole is almost directly behind the sun and it ominous to find so much open water so far north. Just a decade ago the seas here would have been frozen solid.

The Castle of Hohenschwangau in Bavaria

Bay Sunrise

It was a beautiful morning up on Hawk Hill overlooking the city of San Francisco covered in a comfy blanket of fog.

Finally, a good CHICAGO snowstorm this year 🙏 This makes me a happy boy. 😊

hi human

After two successful surveys from Thule Air Base, IceBridge packed up and headed to Fairbanks, Alaska, for a temporary deployment there. For the past few years IceBridge has flown surveys from Fairbanks to study sea ice in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas north of Alaska. These flights allow researchers to study a region of growing interest and collect data across the entire Arctic Basin on the way between Greenland and Alaska. IceBridge has a couple more surveys to fly from Fairbanks before finishing up its week-long Alaska deployment. Once finished, the P-3 will head back across the Arctic Basin to continue collecting sea ice data out of Thule Air Base in Greenland. IceBridge, a six-year NASA mission, is the largest airborne survey of Earth's polar ice ever flown. This image is of mountains in Alaska's Brooks Range seen during the IceBridge survey flight from Thule, Greenland, to Fairbanks, Alaska. Credit: NASA / Michael Studinger #earthrightnow #ice #climatechange #climate #nasa #earth #science #icebridge #alaska

Our first runner up in the March 2014 edition of our Fan Photo Contest is Jason Domogalla @jomogalla. Our judge this month was Melissa Farlow (@melissafarlow) and our sponsor was @ThinkTankPhoto.

…when I close my eyes, I end up here. #latergram #Serengeti

My new aggressive cat friend #Smokey. #catsofinstagram

Photo @ladzinski - The power of gravity, professional rock climber and base-jumper @highsteph and #MarioRichards making the first ever 2-way jump off of #AncientArt in Utah's Fisher Towers

Hanging out in Jersey City, NJ #newyork #newyorkcity #instagramnyc #igersofny @instagram #ig_northamerica #silhouette #ig_americas #1wtc

Photo by @haarbergphoto (Orsolya Haarberg) Houses reflecting in the sea on the island of #Lovund in #Norway. On 21

Photo: @pedromcbride. For six million years the Colorado River flowed to sea, but not a drop has crossed its delta since the 1990s - until today. This morning water was released from the Morelos Dam and will continue throughout the week in an effort to restore the delta. This small pulse flow release is part of an agreement with the US and Mexican Govs thanks to the hard work of many. #water #coloradoriver #restoration @thephotosociety @natgeocreative

Sunday morning exploration w/ @moneal on the north side of Mt Tamalpais. Thanks to @fleurdelilli for tipping me off to this spot. Go check out her feed for a foggier take on Alpine Lake.

Yes, I'm spending my entire Sunday at the beach ... Why not?! @kaohs_swim -@brooklynhawaii

Islamorada,fl. The Moorings.

Pond. Sag Harbor. NY

My shot edited by my bro @hemandra

As seen on #Cosmos: The next major cosmic event to affect our galaxy, sun, and solar system: the titanic collision of our Milky Way galaxy with the neighboring Andromeda galaxy. The Milky Way is destined to get a major makeover during the encounter, which is predicted to happen four billion years from now. It is likely the sun will be flung into a new region of our galaxy, but our Earth and solar system are in no danger of being destroyed. This illustration shows a stage in the predicted merger between our Milky Way galaxy and the neighboring Andromeda galaxy, as it will unfold over the next several billion years. In this image, representing Earth's night sky in 3.75 billion years, Andromeda (left) fills the field of view and begins to distort the Milky Way with tidal pull. Credit: NASA; ESA; Z. Levay and R. van der Marel, STScI; T. Hallas; and A. Mellinger #nasa #space #universe #hubble #stsci #hubbletelescope #galaxy #milkyway

Photo @ladzinski - A powerful electrical storm lights up the night sky over #GardenOfTheGods in Colorado @natgeocreative

The sun rises behind the launch pad shortly before the Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft is rolled out by train to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Sunday, March, 23, 2014. Launch of the Soyuz rocket is scheduled for March 26 (5:17 p.m. U.S. EDT on March 25) and will send Expedition 39 Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, Flight Engineer Steven Swanson of NASA, and Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos on a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station. NASA Television will provide live coverage of all the events, including the hatch opening planned for 12:45 a.m. Wednesday. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls #nasa #space #iss #spacestation #soyuz #launch #rocket #roscosmos #astronauts

Bulrushes. Sag Harbor. NY

The National Park Service has announced they will reopen the earthquake damaged Washington Monument in May. #photooftheday (Image: AP Photo, J. David Ake)

Pebbled Shoreline

Dusk Lighthouse


Greenery Too

Sepia Mist