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Aurora Borealis Time-Lapse Photographed Through an Airplane Window

Who says you need to travel to exotic locations to capture the aurora borealis in action? Sometimes, all you need is a window seat on a …

Top 10 Photos of the Year 2013

We are very excited that PictureSocial, the photography network, is rapidly approaching the 1 million photos uploaded mark and our admins have been …

EarthSky’s 2018 meteor shower guide

Plan ahead now for an awesome year of meteor-watching. Good news! In 2018, the year’s 2 most reliable showers – August Perseids and December Geminids …

Venus brightest in mid-February for all of 2014

What’s that very bright star or planet in the east before sunrise now? It’s the planet Venus, now near its time of greatest brilliancy.<p>Have you seen …

When is my earliest sunset?

At the latitude of Miami, Florida or Brownsville, Texas in the U.S. – or, say, the city of Naha in Okinawa, Japan – the earliest sunsets of the year …

How sleep makes your mind more creative

It’s a tried and tested technique used by writers and poets, but can psychology explain why first moments after waking can be among our most imaginative?<p>It is 6.06am and I’m typing this in my pyjamas. I awoke at 6.04am, walked from the bedroom to the study, switched on my computer and got to work …

Learn to shoot photos of meteors

Want to try to capture a meteor on film? The first step is planning. The next step is to gather your equipment. Then on to the capture process itself.<p>…

Don’t miss the Geminids in 2017!

The Geminid meteor shower is always reliable, but might be extra special in 2017. Peak morning is likely December 14. Be sure to watch for the moon …

Breathtaking Views of the Night Sky from the Mt. John Observatory

The vast majority of us are content to look up at the night sky and gaze at obscure stars, or perhaps be amused by some man-made spectacle like …

Japanese firm plans 250 mile-wide solar panel belt around Moon

A Japanese firm announces its innovative solution to the nation's energy problems - a 250 mile-wide belt of solar panels on the moon<p>A Japanese construction firm is proposing to solve the well-documented energy problems facing Japan - and ultimately the entire planet - by turning the moon into a …

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

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10 Places To See Before They're Gone

Places, much like animals can become endangered, and some of the world's most amazing sights are gradually disappearing. Scientists say climate change has been affecting oceans, reefs, beaches, and even cities. Development is another danger for once-pristine, off-the-beaten-path spots and their …

Hitachinaka's Hitachi Seaside Park Is The Springtime Paradise You're Dreaming Of

Welcome to flower paradise.<p>Less than two hours from Tokyo, the Hitachi Seaside Park is a palette of colors, changing from one season to another, making it an all-year-round paradise.<p>In the spring, these baby-blue flowers, called nemophilas, bloom all over the park. It's as if you’re standing in the …

7 Travel Rules To Live By

Traveling the globe can teach you a thing or two (or seven).<p>Apply these traveler's mantras to the ordinary life beyond your trip, and watch every day become a freeing vacation of its own.<p><b>1. Pack light.</b><p>When traveling, you want your suitcase to be small so you'll have freedom to be active and …

Step Inside Africa's First Underwater Hotel Room

Africa opened its first underwater hotel room this month, making it the second in the world.<p>The room, at the Manta Resort on the Zanzibari island of Pemba, was designed by Swedish artist Mikael Genberg, who also built the first underwater hotel room in a lake in Sweden. The Manta Resort room sits 4 …

Have we seen the last of Comet ISON?

Comet ISON is now thought to be a traveling debris field, with no solid nucleus or core. Will we see the debris field from Earth? No one knows</b> …

Dark, Brooding Underwater Photos of Marine Animals

Ever since Hengki Koentjoro received a pocket camera as a child, he has been hooked on cameras. This passion ultimately led him to pursue an …

The 13 Most Popular DSLRS Among dPS Readers

It has been a few months since we last shared a ‘Popular DSLR’ post here on dPS and with many of our readers considering purchasing a camera in the …

Spectacular Images of Individuals Bravely Perched Atop Majestic Mountains

Photographer and musician Roberto Bertero takes some rather spectacular images of individuals bravely perched atop majestic mountains, depicting them …

Star Trail Photography Tips

One of the lessons in the Photography Lab series I teach is a lesson on night photography, specifically shooting the stars. There are two essentials …

Shine on: your best images of sunrise and sunset - in pictures

Flaming heart-shaped clouds in the desert, glinting frost on the ground, sundown from a sailboat in Rio and the Dominican Republic at dawn ... readers share their sunrises and sunsets from all over the world – the first fruits of a call by artist Olafur Eliasson for the public to celebrate the …

12 Images of Amazing Coastal & Beach Photography

Sea sights? Here is our selection of just 12 of the most astonishing coast scenes from all around the world! Of course, beauty is in the eye of the …