Chilean flamingos (Phoenicopterus chilensis) in flight over mountain peaks with glacier
Chilean flamingos (Phoenicopterus chilensis) in flight over mountain peaks with glacier in the distance, Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile. Winner of Landscape category, Nature's Best / Windland Smith Rice Awards competition 2010
Bad Weather, Birds, Catalogue5, Chile, Cliffs, Direction, Distance, Dramatic, Flamingos, Flight, Flocks, Flying, Fog, Freedom, Geology, Glaciation, Glaciers, Groups, Jagged, Landscapes, Large Group Of Animals, Mist, Mountain Peak, Mountains, National Park, Nobody, Np, Ominous, On The Move, Outcrop, Outdoors, Peak, Phoenicopterus Chilensis, Remote, Reserve, Rock Formation, Rugged, Safety In Numbers, Snow, Storm Cloud, Torres Del Paine, Vertebrates, Vultures, Wildlife, Winter
Russian space station Mir over a storm on Earth
Mir space station. Fisheye lens view of the Russian space station Mir ('peace') orbiting over a storm (lower centre) on Earth. Mir was launched in February 1986. Consisting originally of a core module and docking facilities, a variety of science modules have been added to Mir, increasing its mass from its original 21 tonnes to over 100 tonnes. Image taken from shuttle Atlantis whilst it was docked with Mir as part of mission STS-79 during 16-26 September 1996. The mission's main purpose was to transport supplies to Mir as well as collecting and returning Shannon Lucid, an American astronaut, to Earth. Photographed over Heard Island in the southern Indian Ocean.
© NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Landscape in Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA
Canyonlands National Park is a U.S. National Park located in southeastern Utah near the town of Moab. It preserves a colorful landscape eroded into countless canyons, mesas, and buttes by the Colorado River, the Green River, and their respective tributaries. The park is divided into four districts the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze, and the combined rivers-the Green and Colorado-which carved two large canyons into the Colorado Plateau. While these areas share a primitive desert atmosphere, each retains its own character. Canyonlands is a popular recreational destination. Since 2007, more than 400, 000 people have visited the park each year with a record of 634, 607 visitors in 2015.Mammals that roam this park include black bears, coyotes, skunks, bats, elk, foxes, bobcats, badgers, two species of ring-tailed cats, pronghorns, and cougars.
© Judith Zimmerman/Danita Delimont