Sunny and cloud-free skies helped fuel a record-breaking heat wave in Ireland and the United Kingdom. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer aboard the Terra satellite captured this true-color image of the brilliantly green islands basking in spring heat on May 26, 2012 [OS][3600×4400]

Sunny and cloud-free skies helped fuel a record-breaking heat wave in Ireland and the United Kingdom. The Moderate Resolution Imaging … More

US troops inspecting a 40′ hole in the roof of the recently captured U-Boat pen. This was caused by a direct hit from a Tallboy bomb dropped by an RAF Lancaster the previous month. at Brest, France, September 1944. [OS] [673×800]

US troops inspecting a 40′ hole in the roof of the recently captured U-Boat pen. This was caused by a … More

Hawaii, USA: This “illegal coconut crab was found . . . by a resident who captured it with a cardboard box and called Plant Quarantine inspectors from the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA).” It “measures about 16 inches from leg-to-leg and weighs about three lbs.” [4128 x 2322] [OS]

Hawaii, USA: This “illegal coconut crab was found . . . by a resident who captured it with a cardboard … More

Overall Winner of the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2016 – Lorenz Holder captured this image of BMX Pro Rider Senad Grosic on a bridge in Gablenz, Germany. (The 21 other winning photos are linked below) [1500×1000]

Overall Winner of the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2016 – Lorenz Holder captured this image of BMX Pro Rider … More