the-star-stuff:

Best Underwater Pictures: Winners of 2012 Amateur Contest

1. Overall Winner. A headshield sea slug pauses on a blade of grass in the U.S. Virgin Islands in the winning image of the University of Miami’s 2012 amateur Underwater Photography Contest, whose results were announced this month. Photograph courtesy Ximena Olds, RSMAS

2. First Place: Marine Animal Portrait. Young Sperm Whale. Photograph courtesy Douglas Kahle, RSMAS

3. Second Place: Marine Life Portrait. Scorpionfish. Photograph courtesy Rockford Draper, RSMAS

4Second Place: Student Photography. Harlequin Shrimp. Photograph courtesy Philip Gillette, RSMAS

5Third Place: Marine Life Portrait. Purple NudibranchPhotograph courtesy Nicholas Samaras, RSMAS

6Third Place: Macro Photography. Emperor Shrimp. Photograph courtesy Marcello Di Francisco, RSMAS

7. Fan Favorite. Jellyfish. Photograph courtesy Todd Aki, RSMAS

@2 years ago with 128 notes
#science #photography #macrophotography #ocean #oceanography #underwater pictures #sea creatures #marine animals #eudcation 

the-star-stuff:

Pictures of Mars

1. Sunset on Mars. The Sun setting below the edge of the Gusev crater on Mars. Picture taken by NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Spirit (MER-A) on May 19, 2005.

2. Rover. Mars Exploration Rover Spirit inspects some interesting rocks near the summit of “Husband Hill”, Mars.

3. NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Spirit.

4. Shadow of a Martian Robot. Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity looks opposite the sun into Endurance Crater and sees its own shadow.

Credits: NASA, ESA, JPL/Caltech

(Source: )

@2 years ago with 169 notes
#science #mars #pictures of mars #planet #mars rover #rover #NASA #space #astronomy #image of the day #eudcation 
2 years ago
#science #photography #macrophotography #ocean #oceanography #underwater pictures #sea creatures #marine animals #eudcation 
2 years ago
#science #mars #pictures of mars #planet #mars rover #rover #NASA #space #astronomy #image of the day #eudcation