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60 insane cloud formations from around the world [PICs]

60 insane cloud formations from around the world [PICs]
Cloud varieties go way beyond the cumulus, stratus, and cirrus we learn about in elementary school. Check out these wild natural phenomena. STANDING IN A CORNFIELD IN INDIANA, I once saw a fat roll cloud (like #4 below) float directly over my head. It’s a 12-year-old memory that remains fresh. There was a moment of mild panic just as the cloud reached me — Is this what a tornado looks like right before it hits? I thought. I imagine a lot of these photographers having similar hesitations as they set up for the shots below.

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The Journal of Anomalous Science The “Vile Vortices” – Taken from Ivan Sanderson’s 1972 article in Saga magazine, “The Twelve ‘Devil’s Graveyards’ from Around the World,” that plotted ship and plane disappearances worldwide, focus attention on 12 specific areas numbered 1 through 12 and defined by large triangles on the Planetary Grid in the previous pages. These areas encompass the approximate area in which the disappearances took place. [Arctic & Antarctic – see Hollow Earth Theory & Admiral Byrd]) Could the earth possibly be acting as a gigantic crystal that resonates at 7 Hz with harmonic focal points at these specific equidistant points? One of the best summaries can be found in the “Anti–Gravity and the World Grid” as compiled by David Childress. The Bermuda Triangle & Japan’s Devil’s Sea are considered anomalies where unexplained phenomena occurs on a frequent basis – such as the disappearance of ships and planes, compasses and altimeters failing regularly, and radio communications become very difficult.

47 unearthly lightning strikes [PICs] Lightning photography can capture milliseconds of the most powerful natural phenomena. Just be sure you’re at least 6 miles (or 30 seconds between flash and thunder) from the storm. IN THESE IMAGES, lightning appears close up, often seemingly just a few city blocks away. Don’t let the images fool you though — pro lightning photographers let the lenses do the work, or shoot from relative safety inside vehicles or under cover. As lightning strikes only last for an eyeblink, it’s also necessary to use long shutter times (up to 30 seconds or longer) or devices which can trigger the shutter when lightning is detected.

Ballerinas take over the Big Apple by Dane Shitagi Dane Shitagi is a NYC based photographer. Originally from Honolulu, he followed his instincts to live the photographic life. Taking inspiration from the sights and sounds of “the city” as well as the energy and diverse arts, Dane has formed a unique and heartfelt body of work that is sooo beautiful and personal. Rather than molding his ideas to the studio set, he has taken his creativity and inspiration from the world outside – preferring the rawness and atmosphere that only a living city like the Big Apple can bring.

Pictures of Clouds and Sunsets - What a Wonderful World Long’s Peak – Sunset Pictures of Clouds and Sunsets credit: David Evenson These pictures of clouds, nature and landscape are really inspirational. Clouds are created when rising air, through expansion, cools to the point where some of the water vapor molecules “clump together” faster than they are torn apart by their thermal energy. Some of that (invisible) water vapor condenses to form (visible) cloud droplets or ice crystals. After cloud droplets form, one of two things happen. Either they collide with each other and grow by joining together to such a large size that they fall to the ground as rain or snow, or they evaporate and change back into water vapor.

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Twitter, RSS and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com – Friday! Aerial Photography by Robert B. Haas Robert B. Haas is a great photographer and a special person. Since 2002, Haas has focused his artistic endeavors primarily on aerial photography, in an effort to capture the grandeur and mystique of Earth’s continents from this unique perspective. New study finds geologic sequestration &is not a practical means to provide any substantive reduction in CO2 emissions& By Joe Romm on April 27, 2010 at 1:23 pm "New study finds geologic sequestration “is not a practical means to provide any substantive reduction in CO2 emissions”" Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has dug itself into quite a deep hole. Costs remain very, very high (see Harvard study: “Realistic” first-generation CCS costs a whopping $150 per ton of CO2 “” 20 cents per kWh!). And nobody wants the CO2 stored underground anywhere near them (see CCS shocker: “German carbon capture plan has ended with CO2 being pumped directly into the atmosphere”).

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Dancers out and about [25 pictures] Photographer Jordan Matter created his series “Dancers Among Us” as a reminder to “relish moments large and small, recognize the beauty around you, and be alive!” Here are a bunch of the pics, but there are even more at his website and in his book.

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