Category Archives: Nature

In Pictures: Stunning Images of Sea Life From the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017

The overall winner of Underwater Photographer of the Year, French diver Gabriel Barathieu’s Dancing Octopus (Picture: Gabriel Barathieu/UPY2017)

The overall winner of Underwater Photographer of the Year, French diver Gabriel Barathieu’s Dancing Octopus (Picture: Gabriel Barathieu/UPY2017)

[Yahoo News}- This is what the world looks like when you live under the sea.

These amazing images were snapped in extreme conditions by talented photographers with a keen eye.

They all feature in the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017 competition, which showcases the best images below the surface.

More than 4,500 photographs were submitted from 67 different countries.

The overall winner was French diver Gabriel Barathieu for his stunning photo of a hunting octopus.

It was taken in the lagoon of the tiny island of Mayotte in the Indian Ocean.

“I got as close as possible with a wide angle lens to create this image, which makes the octopus look huge.”

Nick Blake, from Dublin in Ireland, won British Underwater Photographer of the Year for his photo, Out of the Blue, taken in a freshwater sinkhole in Mexico.

Argentinian Horacio Martinez was named as Up and Coming Underwater Photographer of the Year for his image, Oceanic In The Sky, taken in Egypt and featuring a shark.

The title of Most Promising British Underwater Photographer went to Nicholai Georgiou for his image, Orca Pod, taken in the depths of winter in northern Norway.

Rare Supermoon: Stunning photos from across the globe capture lunar phenomenon

The moon rises behind the castle of Almodovar in Cordoba, southern Spain. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)

The moon rises behind the castle of Almodovar in Cordoba, southern Spain. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)\

A rare full supermoon lit up the skies last night for the first time in 70 years.

The moon appeared bigger and brighter than usual as it came 30,000km closer to earth than usual.

Sky-gazers across the globe flocked outside to spot the lunar phenomenon as it lit up the night sky.

Unfortunately in the UK, a thick layer of cloud ruined most people’s view, and the supermoon was barely visible in large swathes of the country.

But other countries were treated to a real light show, as the megamoon loomed large in the clear sky.

Here are some of the best pictures from across the world.

Johor (4): Photos Of High Tide vs Low Tide (Tanjung Piai)

Last week I visited Tanjung Piai again, but it was a very short trip that I did not have much chance to take pictures.

Anyway, during my second visit which was a couple of weeks ago, I managed to take wonderful photos of the place.

It was high tide when we reached the Tanjung Piai Resort, unlike my first visit when the tide was low that I could see the muddy ground below the piers.

So I took the chance to take pictures of the place to compare them with the pictures I took during my first trip and we can see big differences in the scenery as well as the weather.

During our first trip, it was quite hot and it wasn’t really windy until nighttime.

But during my second visit, it was very, very windy that some of the table clothes at the unoccupied tables at restaurant flew and they had to clip the table clothes to the tables.

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A Peaceful World Without Tumult – A Poem By Ahmad Ali Karim

Butterflies flying freely in the air,
Bunnies bouncing here and there,
Trees and plants planted everywhere,
My beautiful garden, my dream world.

Friendly fox resting under a tree,
A baby bird sleeps in its nest,
Little beetle riding on a honey bee,
Living their lives, in peace and harmony.

Colourful flowers painted the scene,
Completed by fruits, hanging from the trees,
Its spring water is crystal clean,
Unpolluted garden, beautiful and serene.

A Flock of Birds – A Poem By Ahmad Ali Karim

A flock of birds,
Flying through the wind,
Passing by the clouds,
In the day and night.

Perching on a branch,
Then flying off again,
Hunting for some treats,
At every corner of the world.

Strong through the storms,
Tireless through the snows,
Never will they give up,
In the rain or shine.

Photos: Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Awards 2015

 

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award, developed and produced by the Natural History Museum in London announced their winners.

Dan Gutoski from Canada was the overall winner for capturing a photo of a red fox eating an Arctic fox.

Here are nine of the winners’ submissions:

The White Desert Of Egypt

Rock shapes are seen in the White Desert north of the Farafra Oasis southwest of Cairo May 15, 2015. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

Rock shapes are seen in the White Desert north of the Farafra Oasis southwest of Cairo May 15, 2015. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

The White Desert, about 500 km southwest of the Egyptian capital Cairo, features limestone and chalk forms strangely shaped by the wind and sand, a terrain that gains in intensity when illuminated by the moon. Slightly to the north lies the Black Desert, given its name by the volcanic rock dolerite, similar to basalt. Four-by-four and trekking trips for tourists include Bedouin music around campfires and nights slept under a breathtaking array of stars. (Reuters)

The Village – A Poem By Ahmad Ali Karim

In a small, quiet village,
I walked by myself,
At one shop I bought,
Fresh cream from their shelf.

Apple trees all over the ground,
The birds flying in the sky,
By the stream I sat,
Eating fresh cream with my pie.

The foods, so fresh,
The grasses are so green,
The rivers, sparkling clean,
The best place I’ve ever been.

Incredible Dew Drops Photos By Alberto Ghizzi Panizza

These are incredible photos of dew drops by an Italian photographer, Alberto Ghizzi Panizza who specializes in macro images.

Using the macro photography technic, Alberto Ghizzi Panizza took  stunning pictures of miniscule drops of dew on flowers.

Fire Rainbow?

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On my way to the surau to perform my Asar prayer, my father saw something that probably is a fire rainbow.

There were clouds around the sun and behind the clouds, there were colourful lights like layers of thick rainbows.

A fire rainbow is ’caused by ice crystals in the thin, distant clouds being at just the correct angle to refract the sunlight into the colors of the prism’.

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