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Aurora. Flickr - Photo Sharing! "Shekhina" - The fine art photography of Star Trek's Spock, Leonard Nimoy - Pictures. Leonard Nimoy, the actor best known for playing the pointy-eared Spock from "Star Trek", had an accomplished career as a fine art photographer from his teens to his death at 83, February 27, 2015.

"Shekhina" - The fine art photography of Star Trek's Spock, Leonard Nimoy - Pictures

He fell in love with the magic of photography through his family's camera, a bellows Kodak Autographic, at the age of 13. His darkroom was the family bathroom in their small Boston apartment. Nimoy published several books of his photography and had a one-man show of his "Secret Selves" series at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in 2010.

Earth - Amazing time-lapse film of national treasure. The Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona has been filmed as never before.

Earth - Amazing time-lapse film of national treasure

The monument hosts some of the most unique landscapes on the planet, from the red iron oxide cliffs of its namesake, to the Jurassic-era petrified sandstone of White Pocket. This area features what some have described as "brain rocks" and "cauliflower rocks," possibly formed through earthquakes after the landscape was lithified from sand into rock. White Pocket sees very few visitors, due to an hour-long drive by strenuous sand roads often impassable due to rain and snow. As the second part of a BBC Earth time-lapse trilogy, this shoot consisted of two days and two nights of intense conditions, including high winds, thunderstorms, fog heavy rain, and other obstacles. 10 landscapes magically transformed by light. In photography, the golden hour refers to certain times of the day when the sun casts soft, warm light on the world as it rises and sets.

10 landscapes magically transformed by light

Because light travels through more of the Earth's atmosphere when the sun is situated near or below the horizon, the light produced has a golden, diffused quality. Photographers around the world covet this precious light for its ability to reduce intense, contrasty shadows and highlights in favor of more balanced exposures. In National Geographic Travel's Your Shot: Golden Hour gallery, photographers demonstrate just how magical a photo can be when it's shot during this special time. Here are 10 stunning highlights from the gallery, with captions provided by each photographer. Aquascapes: The art of creating delicate underwater gardens. Photo: Whisper of the pines, Serkan Çetinkol The highly competitive world of aquascaping — artfully arranging aquatic plants, rocks and other objects in an aquarium — combines biology, design, landscaping and a great deal of patience.

Aquascapes: The art of creating delicate underwater gardens

Although the tanks range in size, aquascapers often work with aquariums no larger than one you might keep in your home. 14 beautiful X-ray images that shed a unique light on nature. Seeing nature through a different lens Arie van 't Riet's intriguing art was inspired through his work in the medical field.

14 beautiful X-ray images that shed a unique light on nature

After a friend of his asked him to X-ray a painting — something much thinner than the human body X-rays van 't Riet was familiar with — he was inspired to move on to an even thinner object: flowers. Now, his photographs portray insects and even large animals. Rather than exposing living critters to the radiation, van 't Riet uses animals that have already died from one cause or another.

Man Helps A Sloth Cross A Road In Costa Rica. 30 Of The Best Swimming Spots Around The World - Amazing Pools. Photos Of The Grand Canyon Buried In Snow On New Year's Day Are Stunning. B.C. Photographer Of The Month: Shane Kalyn (PHOTOS) November's B.C.

B.C. Photographer Of The Month: Shane Kalyn (PHOTOS)

Photographer of the Month is inspired by the natural elements. The Fall Foliage In These Amazing Tree Tunnels Is Off The Charts. Talking a walk through nature is like using a time machine.

The Fall Foliage In These Amazing Tree Tunnels Is Off The Charts.

When you're out in the wild, you're transported back to a time and place where greenery reigned supreme. Today, there are very few places where you can truly be immersed natural beauty. These beautiful tree tunnels, though, are excellent at displaying the awesome power of autumn and nature. Gorgeous. The Fall Foliage In These Amazing Tree Tunnels Is Off The Charts. 10 Crazy Cloud Formations You Should Appreciate. Everyone loves clouds.

10 Crazy Cloud Formations You Should Appreciate.

Bahamas Girl. These Gorgeous Photographs Capture Animals Enjoying Fall. Autumn is about more than pumpkin spice lattes, scarves, and sweaters.

These Gorgeous Photographs Capture Animals Enjoying Fall.

While we get carried away with all of those things it can be easy to forget that the true beauty of the season is in nature, not a mall. These photographs of animals basking in the fall foliage will fill you with more heartwarming joy than you'll find in any seasonal beverage can provide. Taking a peek of all the pretty colors. This cute cub loves to frolic in the leaves. This curious fox blends right in. Soak In Some Color At These Naturally Vibrant Locations All Over the Earth. It can be hard to get motivated or get out of bed when the day is nothing but gray.

Soak In Some Color At These Naturally Vibrant Locations All Over the Earth.

Somewhere, there's a whole world of color, and we're here to share it with you. If you can't make it to these incredible, rainbow-hued locations, you can travel vicariously through this collection of stunning photos. They might make your day a little more colorful. Namaqualand, Namibia Namaqualand is home to many species of flowers found nowhere else in the world. Pamukkale, Turkey. Awesome Photos Taken By Col. Chris Hadfield From The International Space Station. As if he hadn't done enough to get the public at large interested in space with his zero-gravity version of David Bowie's "Space Oddity"(video below), Col.

Chris Hadfield has released a book of photographs taken from the international space station called You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes, published by Little Brown. These photos are a stunning example of how much beauty can come from a change in perspective. "Bird's eye view" doesn't cut it here: these photos are a rare glimpse of a view of earth seen by a relative few. These photos are an absolute delight. 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) Lightning Sprites Over Italy. It's difficult to capture electrical discharges on camera, especially if they last a few milliseconds and are 50-90 KM above the Earth's surface. In fact, "sprite lightning" wasn't captured until 1989. These pictures from Marko Korosec while in Vivaro, Italy may be the only opportunity you get to see a difficult-to-observe phenomena, so enjoy it while you can. Maligne Lake Hotel Won't Be Built After All. JASPER, Alta. - Parks Canada is saying no to a proposal for a new hotel on the shores of Jasper National Park's scenic Maligne Lake.

But the federal agency will continue to consider a series of other plans for area, including tent cabins and an expanded program of boat tours. "Today's decision reflects our pledge to ensure our protected natural and cultural heritage remain unimpaired for future generations while facilitating ways for people to meaningfully connect with and learn about nature," said Jasper National Park superintendent Greg Fenton. Elk Island National Park Cameras Capture Elusive Black Bears (PHOTOS) Elk Island National Park is one of the best places to catch a glimpse of bison up close, but not many of the park's 200,000 visitors each year get the chance to see a bear. Wildlife researchers set up cameras in the park in the hopes of capturing photos of smaller animals.

Instead, they got photos of black bears roaming the park, which is about 35 kilometres east of Edmonton. The cameras are part of the Moraine Mesocarnivore Project, a community effort put together by Alberta Parks in collaboration with Alberta Innovates, the Friends of Elk Island National Park and Beaver Hills Initiative. 7 unique Canadian experiences. 7 unique Canadian experiences. Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually Exist. The 35 Most Amazing National Parks on Earth  Weather Slideshow. Green in natureMSN Weather Slideshow. High Resolution Panoramic Photography. Landscape Photography. Timeline Photos - Only Cool, Weird and Fun Stuff - You Might Not Even Know Existed.

Pages. Beautiful Time Lapse of Aurora Borealis. Mesmerising Microscopic Time Lapse of Snowflakes. Peterborough Light Pillars Are The Cold's Prettiest Gift Yet (PHOTO) Northern Lights Illuminate Alberta As Aurora Borealis Takes Over U.K. Skies (TWEETS) Northern Lights Over Calgary Are A Sight To Behold (PHOTOS) All eyes have been on Alberta skies the past two nights, as the Northern Lights put on a spectacular show. Brangwyn Jones took his camera to Calgary's far northwest near Symons Valley to capture the dancing green auroras. More photos below the slideshow.. Loading Slideshow Brangwyn Jones' Northern Lights Photos 1 of 43 Hide Thumbnails Check out other beautiful shots captured by Albertans: