Jessica Christensen

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City of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

"What would an ocean be without a monster lurking in the dark? It would be like sleep without dreams." - Werner Herzog

Photographs of Ocean Waves Captured With a Long Lens and Slow Shutter

Photographer David Orias of Santa Barbara, California photographs waves with a slow shutter speed, capturing their movement, color, and power as they …

Round Two

“Astonishing” and Rare Orca vs. Sperm Whales Video Explained

Wildlife<p>The other day Alexis Manning posted a link in the Nat Geo Daily 10 to a video showing rare footage of a pod of orcas attacking a family of sperm whales (watch above). The video is from Blue Sphere Media, a production company with the tagline: “We fuse dramatic imagery with intimate and …

Photographer Captures a Battle Between Killer Whales and Sperm Whales

Last month, photographer Shawn Heinrichs spent 9 days at sea off the coast of Sri Lanka in search of blue whales. Although the trip ended without any …

Environment: News & features

Environment

Hawaii fishermen want humpback whales off endangered list

A group of Hawaii fishermen is asking the federal government to remove North Pacific humpback whales from the endangered species list, saying the population has steadily grown since the international community banned commercial whaling nearly 50 years ago.<p>Hawaii Fishermen's Alliance for …

Endangered Species

Photographer Captures Stunning Killer Whale Attack on Dolphin

Author: Nadia Drake. Nadia Drake Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.06.13.<p>Time of Publication: 2:42 pm. 2:42 pm<p>When capturing prey, killer whales use a …

Whales Should Not Have to Suffer and Die for Military Practice

The U.S. Navy has new plans for testing and training exercises with sonar and explosives -- and those plans spell disaster for whales.<p>If the Navy proceeds, more than 1,000 whales and other marine mammals could be killed over the next five years. There will be 5,000 cases of serious injury such as …

Military

Die-off of southern right whales still a puzzler

<i>By Megan Gannon<br>LiveScience</i><p>Scientists still don't know why hundreds of baby southern right whales are turning up dead around Patagonia, a decade after observers first saw signs of the worst die-off on record for the species, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).<p>With no evidence of …

First grey whale spotted south of the equator

Astonishing news from Walvis Bay, Namibia, where scientists from the Namibian Dolphin project on Tuesday confirmed the sighting of a grey whale. Not …

Humpback Whale Watching Season Starts Early in Hawaii

Whale watching season has started earlier than expected in Hawaii.<p>A single humpback whale was seen near the Big Island's Kailua-Kona area on …

Humpback Whales

Amazing Two-Story Bike Strolls Through Los Angeles

More than just your average bicycle, Richie Trimble's self-built <i>STOOPID TALL</i> bike stands at 14.5 feet tall, making the rider's seat nearly two stories above the ground. It's no wonder why the bike turned heads last week as Trimble rode the towering two-wheeler through the streets of Los Angeles for …

Los Angeles

Shop Etsy on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / March 27, 2013<p>Holy handmade handbag! Time to flex that credit card and prepare those fingers for some intense flipping: Etsy, <i>the</i> …

Josh Sanchez

This may just be the cutest and smoothest four-year old of all time.

The Underwater Project

Deep<p>Photographer Mark Tipple dove beneath breaking waves in order to capture the contorted poses and expressions of ocean swimmers. Learn more about his series, <i>The Underwater Project</i> (on Facebook), by reading an interview with Tipple at "Galleries We Like: The Underwater Project."<p>Dust<p>"After being …

Fake News

Tree Tops

The Cities That Live Behind Walls

For thousands of years, humans have been defending their cities by building huge walls around them. Over time, the cities often spill over the walls …

Photos Created by Coating Negatives with Gasoline and Setting Them On Fire

Lisle, Illinois-based photographer Peter Hoffman‘s “Fox River Derivatives” project is a series of abstract photos that question mankind’s …

The Ultimate Wine-Pairing Infographic

I’ve never understood brussel sprouts. Oh, they’re delicious, roasted in a cast iron pan with big hunks of garlic. But I’ve tried reds, and I’ve tried whites. Neither seems to pair all that well. And wouldn’t you know it? Brussel sprouts are a footnote on this incredible infographic: Foods that …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

Open up the definitive guide to delightfully detailed doors.<p>Many modern-day projects by cutting-edge firms include details of incredible rigor.<p>Submit your best work today: The extended entry deadline is May 25th!<p>This daring two-bedroom guest house explores, responds to and amplifies the beauty of …

Architecture

C O L O R . L E S S

Creatively Defaced Streetscapes

As we saw in "Creatively Defaced Textbooks," it's easy enough to create drawings in a book that you take home with you, or hide behind the back of …

6 Sweet and Satisfying Sugarless Desserts

Treats that put maple syrup, honey, agave nectar and chocolate front and center—without a grain of white sugar in sight.<p>On the Joys of …

Dessert

Clever Negative Space Animals

Negative space designs are very hard to create, but designer George Bokhua is a specialist in negative space. He designed this minimalist serie of …

Graphic Design