Monday, 21 May 2012

Scenes and Moments From Brazil

South america, a growing, modern country of nearly 200 million people, is planning to coordinator two large worldwide events: the 2014 FIFA Community Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic games. Brazilians face numerous difficulties, building many new components and the facilities to support them, while dealing with current difficulties and "cleaning up" before the globe comes to visit. South America is also large (the biggest country in the the southeast part of hemisphere), and its environmental variety varies from heavy city areas to wooded hills, vast flatlands to glowing seashores. It's difficult to sum up a country in a single photo composition, so take this as just a taste of recent moments from around South America.


Sugarloaf mountain and Guanabara Bay, at dawn in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 5, 2011.

Sugarloaf mountain and Guanabara Bay, at dawn in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 5, 2011.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

The Horse Drive Amazing Photography Collection

Every spring the Mantle family, along with with a group of wranglers, drives the herd north over 35 miles and three days, through the small town of Three Forks to their ranch. After decades of supplying and tending to horses, the Mantles, citing financial challenges, now plan to sell off their herd and shift to raising beef cattle. Take a moment to travel with the Mantle family through big sky country, on a journey once so familiar and iconic, now fading into memory with the rest of cowboy culture.

Wrangler Shad Boardman rides into a pasture during Montana Horses' final horse drive outside Three Forks, Montana, on May 6, 2012. The Mantle family, who own Montana Horses, held their last horse drive where they rounded up approximately 300 horses and drove the herd 35 miles from their winter range to the Mantle ranch. The horses will be picked up by leasers to be used as pack and trail horses at dude ranches and national parks.  (Reuters/Jim Urquhart)

A great View, World in 1962

Aerial view of the Space Needle and surrounding area in Seattle in 1962. The Century 21 Exposition, also called the Seattle World's Fair, was held from April 21, 1962, to October 21, 1962. This year, to celebrate the 50th anniversary, the iconic Space Needle was once again painted in its original "Galaxy Gold". (AP Photo)

Algeria gained independence from France and the U.S. slowly escalated its involvement in Vietnam. Meanwhile, Seattle held a World's Fair called the the Century 21 Exposition, celebrating the themes of space, science, and the future. Let me take you 50 years into the past now, for a look at the world as it was in 1962

Amazing Train Track Crossing

The Russian Soyuz TMA-19 spaceship that will carry a crew to the International Space Station sits on the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, on June 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)


Uz-FG rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, carrying an International Space Station (ISS) crew into orbit. Baikonur, Russia's primary space launch facility since the 1950s, is the largest in the world, and supports multiple launches of both manned and unmanned rockets every year. With the U.S. manned space program currently on hold, Baikonur is now the sole launching point for trips to the ISS.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Amazing and Nice Eyes Photography

Many people pilgrimage to Uluru, but what is seen there often depends on where you've come from. (© Robert Spanring)