The most amazing scientific photography 2013
All those who claim that science - it's boring, just not seen these stunning photographs taken by different photographers around the world. Throughout 2013 there have been many scientific discoveries, unexplained phenomena and simply amazing moments, as reflected in the photo.
Scientists, professional photographers, and even ordinary people managed to capture extraordinary events, opening our eyes to the world and reminds us just how exciting and unbelievable can be science. Taken by Rolf Maederom thunderstorm over the Grand Canyon.
Tidal Waves in the Chinese province of Zhejiang
In September, tourists photographed the tidal waves caused by the strong typhoon in Zhejiang Province of China. The storm killed two people in the Philippines, and the number of victims in Taiwan reached 9 people.
The photographer captured the extraordinary "humanity" of animals
The British photographer Tim Fletch has created a series of photos titled "More Than Human", which reflected the emotions of wild animals close-up, including the stunning picture Wet Tiger.
"suicide" Antarctic journey has reached the first stage of
In January Ranulph Fiennes and his team of 5 people set sail to conquer the Antarctic continent during the winter months (it should be noted, before it such attempts no one has made). In this photo, the ship reached the first polar ice floes - large chunks of floating ice that move into one solid mass.
This colorful corn - not a fake!
In this year's corn "Glass Gem" became available to the general public. Such painted in all colors of the rainbow corn can now be purchased on the internet through Native Seeds / Search - a non-profit environmental organization.
A giant telescope will be able to make the most accurate images of the night sky
Giant Magellan Telescope boasts of its resolution 10 times greater than the capacity of the space telescope "Hubble". In the picture until only the artistic visualization, but the actual telescope is expected to be launched in the north of Chile in 2010.
Aurora in the morning in the Arctic
Such a spectacular light show created by the rapid motion of charged particles from the Sun, who are faced with Earth's magnetic field at both poles.
The photographer Nick Brandt captures the stone sculptures at Lake Natron in Tanzania
The photographs animals are more like stone statues, in fact, this phenomenon is due to the high content of soda ash and salt in the lake.
Peru Walk showed the danger fraught with climate change
Journalist Justin Katanoso, biology professor Miles Silmon and his team made a trip through the Manu National Park, to see for themselves the wonders of the tropical forests of Peru. After climbing to 13,000 feet above sea level, they began their journey above the clouds.
An amazing composite image shows us, it looks like the Sun during a total solar eclipse
In this photo taken in November during a solar eclipse, you can see the sun set behind the moon. You can also see the outflow of the solar corona - charged particles emanating from the Sun to the surface, which can be seen during an eclipse, when the real mass of the star dimmed.
Etna volcano produces perfect smoke rings
The eruption on the volcano Etna this year changed the form of its crater, which is why from the volcano out perfect smoke rings.
Geyser Strokkur in Iceland erupts every 4-8 minutes, releasing a stream of water 130 feet in height
This is because the hot magma under the Earth heats the water as long as the pair did not eject it out of the hole in the ground.
In May, scientists for the first time managed to take a picture of the hydrogen chemical bond
That expense of these connections are formed double-stranded DNA molecules, and the water acquires its unique properties.
The Incredible pictures of wildlife from the competition National Geographic Traveler
Cafe in the Cusco region in Peru has become a favorite place of wild parrots who come here to eat seeds and fruit left for them. Photographer Adam Lihtzayn took a picture of this curious baby looking out of a sheet, to be considered as a photographer. Apparently amused him a strange man with the camera, that is. To. The parrot let the photographer to get closer to the camera is able to better highlight its beautiful feathers.
Finally, scientists have found the real purpose of sleep
The researchers discovered sleep tubule (shown in blue), formed by the reduction of neurons that allow clear the brain from unnecessary information during sleep.
These massive mirror will provide people with the Norwegian city of sunlight
The giant mirror installed on a mountainside, called to bear sunlight Rjukan town throughout the winter. Being in the shadow of the mountains, the city does not receive direct sunlight during the period from September to March. Mirrors will adjust so that, following the sun, they reflect the light down on the city.
The best ever created a 3-D map of the Milky Way
With the help of two data blocks obtained from the European Space Observatory (ESO), the researchers were able to design the most accurate to date, 3-D map of the Milky Way.
The scientists discovered a new species of mammals,
found in Ecuador
Olinguito - is so named this fascinating carnivorous animal found in North and South America. A relative of the raccoon, Olinguito extremely nice.
Chinese beaches turned green due to the flowering smelly "sea lettuce"
Record algal blooms "Entomorfa prorostayuschego" filled the Chinese province of Shandong beaches. And although they are not toxic to humans, in other marine life seaweed collected most of the oxygen than do great harm to the ecosystem.
Chinese could even be seen from space
This satellite image shows how acute was the problem of smog for the country. Air pollution in some parts of China exceeds 40 times established by the World Health Organization standards.
astrophotographer Bill Snyder was able to shoot "The Cygnus Wall", the most active star-forming region in the constellation Cygnus
Snyder took this picture during the 18-hour Heavens Mirror Observatory in the Sierra Nevada. To achieve high-quality images, he used Planewave 17. telescope for his work "The Cygnus Wall" is one of the highest concentrations of star formation. It is located about 1,800 light years from Earth.
The most spectacular photos from the life of wildlife
Photos from the US observing a female jaguar tried to attack a male near the river in Brazil, captured the moment.
Photographer Sergey Gorshkov witnessed the eruption of a volcano "Flat Tolbachik"
The volcano erupted 1 time for 36 years. Photo was among the winners of the competition Wildlife Photographer of the Year - 2013.
This is an aerial photograph the beauty of the National Park Plitvice Lakes in Croatia
The park consists of the Cascade lakes, which change color from green and blue to gray. The lake was formed from the natural dams that are filled with water.
The British pilot made spacecraft snapshot "of the Union" on which the Olympic torch on its way to Sochi
This sculpture called "Cloud Gate," nicknamed "Bob", covered with 10-centimeter layer of snow
Photo taken on March 5 in Chicago, Illinois.
The Briton Charlie Francis has created a glow in the dark ice cream using the jellyfish protein - one that allows marine life to emit light within yourself
By the way, the cost of ice cream $ 220.
This photo dead fish demonstrates what happens when waste is dumped into the water
More than 10,000 fish were found dead in the lake in the fall of the Chinese town of Shenzhen. What is the reason you ask? Waste water and waste, sewage pipes pouring out into the water. And it does not happen the first time - last year 50,000 fish floated on the surface of a local lake near the industrial zone.
A new kind of Tyrannosaurus rex
In November, paleontologists have claimed to have discovered a new species of dinosaur Luthronax argestes or "bloody king," a relative of Tyrannosaurus rex, whose name means "king of the mountains".
In Northern Ireland, a farmer snowdrift filled up, herded sheep
Because of the heavy snow drifts reached 18 feet last winter, leaving at least 140,000 homes and businesses without power.
Dr. Kieran Boyle of the University of Glasgow has made a photo of brain cells located in the hypothalamus at the time of the exciting contact
Eruption in Indonesia led to the introduction of a national emergency
In this photo Indonesian active volcano Sinabung, actively spewing lava and ash last couple of months. The photographer made this eerie picture morning of the 25th of November.
In November, seismologists have discovered an active volcano, hiding under the massive ice sheets in West Antarctica
For the first time managed to shoot magma on the move so far away from the shore. Mount Sydney - the youngest volcano that towered over the West Antarctic ice in the ridge of the Executive Committee. Group seismologists discovered a new volcanic activity under the ice about 30 miles from Mount Sidney.
The land in this photo taken from the planet Saturn, looks like a tiny ball
The spacecraft Cassini, created in collaboration with NASA, has made a huge picture of the Earth far beyond Saturn. It was the third time in the history of the cosmos, when people managed to get a photo outside our solar system.
Each year the London Zoo workers weigh and measure its inhabitants
The process is quite long, t. To. In the zoo, there are about 19,000 animals. Here we see how to use worms can cause anteater Tammy stand still in the balance.
The Incredible picture Fighting forest fires in California
Fire Service has published on his Facebook page a photo extinguish a fire near Los Angeles. This air tanker based on the DC-10 flying over the residential area.
The latest maps show the extent to which forests are destroyed in the world
The first map of the world High resolution forest cover changes over the past 12 years shows to what part of the Earth's forests are disappearing at an alarming rate. In the period from 2000 to 2012 it was destroyed 888,000 square meters. km. timber (measuring area with Mexico and Arizona), while only 309,000 sq. km. forest has been restored (the area of half of Alaska).
Photo storm took second place in the Falls Kiva (Utah, USA) Photo Contest National Geographic Traveler - 2013
This pig, peacefully bathing near the island of Big Major Cay, in the Bahamas, you can see the
When people brought pigs to the island, they showed no fear of the craft, t. To. So they get a lot of free food.
A rare 5-meter long fish was caught off the coast of California
This is a dead herring king found on one of the beaches of Catalina Island in Southern California. To get the fish to the shore, it took 15 people.
The first full color map of Mercury
This is a truly fascinating spectacle. NASA has made a map the nearest planet to the Sun - Mercury. NASA's Messenger probe, leaving the orbit, made pictures of this still mysterious planet.
Mini submarine let us first look at the bottom of the lake in Antarctica
The submarine, with a baseball bat size enabled researchers to penetrate into the depths of the lake Whillans in Antarctica. The lake is one of the last unexplored places on Earth. Camcorder for the first time made an image at a depth of 800 meters through deep wells.
Stunning aerial floods in Colorado
The field of parked cars and trucks partially plunged into the water in Greeley after the September floods, which destroyed an area the size of Connecticut.
German photographer Wolf Ademayt took this picture at a local zoo
Alemayt long studied primates, and came to the conclusion that they, like people, they know how to love, sadness, joy and cruelty.
Photographer Business Insider news portal Robert Johnson made a picturesque photo during a tour of the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
This landscape contrasts strongly with the heavy and bleak lives of prisoners and soldiers who are placed in the local jail.
The newly discovered planet of GJ504 b shines through emit heat
Planet also shimmers with all shades of purple. It has the smallest mass, orbiting a star similar to our sun. The planet was discovered using direct imaging technology, allowing scientists to determine its color.
This breathtaking views of the limestone blocks of the China National Forest Park in Zhangjiajie - not a sight for the faint of heart
These giant tower - all that remained of the quartzite sandstone, exposed millions of years of water erosion.
This baby panda was born only 137 grams of 23 August, weighing
In the kid has no characteristic of pandas black and white spots, as well as 2-3 weeks, doctors will not know the sex of the baby.
The photographer from South Africa found that blue-gray Noddy bird caught in a huge spider web of red-gold
If you think that this spider is not able to eat the whole bird, then you are deeply mistaken. Spider of this species reach the size of a human hand.
Unique Photo: Golden eagle attacked sika deer
Digital camera traps recorded rare footage of the attack of the golden eagle on deer in the south of Russia. Initially, the camera sets the Zoological Society of London and the Society of Wildlife to remove the Siberian tigers. Imagine their surprise when they saw in the frame such fight.
The remains of the Apollo 11 rocket engine lifted from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean
Two rocket engine were discovered in March last year, the expedition led by Jeff Bezos, owner of Amazon. Scientists used scuba equipment to recover the rocket engine F-1 - the most powerful engine that was used to launch the spacecraft on missions "Apollo".
Burger tubes without exaggeration, will save the world
A breakthrough in the evolution of food: Dutch scientist Mark Post artificially grown hamburger from a tube. Scientist assured that such a product is less expensive than is necessary for the maintenance of cattle. Of course, while this project is not completely finalized, but scientists predict that in 20-30 years the synthetic burger will be available for sale.
Hunters from Mississippi caught the largest alligator ever dwelt in the states
This animal weighing 330 kg has a record as the heaviest alligator caught in the waters of America. And although it 4 meters in length, yet the alligator gives leadership to its predecessor by 5 cm, caught in 2008.
Stunning Photo solar eclipse
This silhouette of the bird hit the shot during a partial solar eclipse in southern Lebanon. Rare hybrid solar eclipse means that the annular eclipse (when only the visible part of the sun appears as a bright ring around the moon) becomes the total eclipse (when the moon completely hides the sun).
Enlarged photos of animals that did not receive due recognition
The micrographs Patrick Keyana impressive beauty of the tiniest creatures in the world. It seems that in this photo dragonfly us smiling.