John Marks

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I've been meaning to edit and post more snowflakes as I conti…

I've been meaning to edit and post more snowflakes as I continue to work on the book project, and here is my latest one. <b>Please</b> take a moment and <b>view large and zoom in</b>. I'm sure you'll like what you see - the full resolution image is uploaded.<p>This was a whopper - 49 separate frames combined in focus stacking to bring everything into focus. Those 49 frames were chosen from 239 in total, photographed handheld (I have to overshoot as I'm not certain if every point has been covered). Measuring …


Death of Indian Working Elephant “Bijlee” Starts Global Movement

Changing Planet<p><i>It was legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan who essentially, with intention or not, launched this campaign to help working elephants through his tweeted and compassionate appeal to animal welfarists.</i> <i></i> <i><br>Early last week, Mr. Bachchan requested welfarists and the like, to come to the</i> …

Lonesome George to Be Stuffed, Displayed at NYC Museum

Famous Galápagos tortoise died in June 2012.<p><b>Lonesome George, the iconic giant tortoise of the Galápagos who died last June at over a hundred years of age, is getting stuffed.</b><p>Taxidermists at New York City's American Museum of Natural History recently received the frozen body of the deceased animal, …

Ålesund, blue hour


2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 25th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is under way, and entries will be accepted for another six weeks, until June 30, 2013. First prize winner will receive a 10-day Galapagos expedition for two. National Geographic was once more kind enough to allow me to share some of the …

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Celestial gardens :)

Tuscany, Italy

Island Lighthouse Mouro, Spain, is under attack waves - Great Shot by Rafael G. Riancho

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

Great Barrier Reef: Through the Lens of David Doubilet

Reef may be added to list of endangered World Heritage sites.<p><b>Underwater photographer David Doubilet made his first trip to Australia's Great Barrier Reef in 1979. Since then, he's returned 11 times to the 1,400-mile-long (2,254-kilometer-long) kingdom of coral off the Queensland coast.</b><p>In light of …

Harley Sportster by Asterisk

There may be better cures for jetlag…then again, maybe not. Hideki Hoshikawa had flown over from Japan with his latest build in the airplane’s cargo bay, clearing customs in Los Angeles just in time for the big L.A. Calendar Bike Show, where the Sportster-based “Avanzare” nabbed Best of Show honors …


Sportster 1200 by Atom Bomb

Atom Bomb’s Clay Rathburn is known for his beautifully crafted custom Triumphs. But the latest bike to roll out of his Richmond, Virginia workshop is this Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200. It’s not our usual fare, but the style and detailing on this build is hard to ignore.<p>Rathburn built the …

Sunken Treasure

How to Protect Your Photography Online

When it comes to protecting your online photography there are many ways to prevent people from copying or distributing your artwork.<p>Lombard Street, SF<p>…

Cherry Blossoms, Japan

Cherry Blossoms

Weedy Sea Dragon


Think Outside the Box to Find Extraterrestrial Life

A researcher argues that habitable exoplanets could come in many different flavors.<p><b>Our Milky Way galaxy, and the billions of others beyond, is chock-a-block with extra-solar planets, scientists have learned in recent decades. But whether any of them can support life is a far more complex and</b> …

Jamestown Colonists Resorted to Cannibalism

A gruesome discovery in a trash deposit at Jamestown points to cannibalism.<p><b>Archaeologists have discovered the first physical evidence of cannibalism by desperate English colonists driven by hunger during the Starving Time of 1609-1610 at Jamestown, Virginia (map)—the first permanent English</b> …

Look Up for Halley’s Comet Shower this Weekend

Changing Planet<p>Halley’s comet glides across the starry skies back in March 1986, shedding particles that will eventually approach Earth as Eta Aquarid meteors. Credit: NASA<p>Halley’s Comet won’t swing by Earth for another 48 years, but you won’t have to wait that long to watch bits of the iconic …

Beach Rise