This is the ultimate fight, bar none. The Fate of the Universe, or this particular cat in this universe, depends on the outcome of this battle. Impressive, for sure... but I am not sure that this cat even needs a lightsaber to defend itself. These dogs are surely doomed -
"Atmospheric Processor": Telemax telecom tower in Hanover, wrapped in fog...
This may not be the most impressive cyberpunk (or steampunk) image you're going to see all week... but it's got this incredible atmosphere that might spur you to hunt for more images of this kind... or even go exploring with your camera to find equally mysterious spots:
Ken Yuel was able to photograph this mother squirrel's move to a new neighborhood in Winnipeg, as she carried each of her seven babies along the top of his fence...
Unseen Titanic: New Detailed Photographs of Titanic Unveiled
The first complete views of the legendary wreck - presented by National Geographic magazine commemorate the upcoming 100th anniversary of the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic - offer a comprehensiveness of detail never seen before (the optical mosaics each consist of 1,500 high-resolution images rectified using sonar data):
"With her rudder cleaving the sand and two propeller blades peeking from the murk, Titanic’s mangled stern rests on the abyssal plain, 1,970 feet south of the more photographed bow" -
"Two of Titanic’s engines lie exposed in a gaping cross section of the stern. Draped in “rusticles”—orange stalactites created by iron-eating bacteria—these massive structures, four stories tall, once powered the largest moving man-made object on Earth." -
The images were captured by three state-of-the-art robotic vehicles that flew at various altitudes above the wreck site in long, pre-programmed swaths... High-definition optical cameras snapped hundreds of images a second. “Here, in the sweep of a computer mouse, is the entire wreck of the Titanic — every bollard, every davit, every boiler,” writes author Hampton Sides. The article can be found here, along with a photo gallery here.
"Vinoly has likened the Glass Hall to nineteenth-century public spaces; indeed... both the Milan Galleria and the Crystal Palace are recalled in this immense, awesome space with its monumental staircases and shimmering bridges and ramps, that are almost Piranesian in scale." (Ivor Richards, The Architectural Review)
Another beautiful image from Tokyo: Shinkansen "bullet" train arrives at Shiodome station:
"The cherry blossom season is currently approaching its peak in many locations across Kyushu and southern Shikoku. In Tokyo, the opening of the blossoms was announced on March 31, while Kyoto and Osaka are forecast to follow on April 2. Full bloom is typically reached about one week after the opening of the first blossoms." - info
Our ancestors certainly picked beautiful nature spots to set up their habitation - about 1.7 million years ago. The photos below show the recently-discovered "Cradle of European Civilization / First European People" - in the little-known Dmanisi village in Georgia:
"The remains of what may be the earliest human ancestors to migrate from Africa into Europe have been found in the Republic of Georgia. Two skulls, which are probably about 1.7 million years old, were unearthed during an archaeological dig at a medieval castle at Dmanisi."- more info
You can also see beautiful stone carvings (made around 1100 A.D.) and equally old ram monoliths... Dmanisi village has a truly long and illustrious history, and it's a pity that it's only a shadow of former self today.
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