May 21, 2013—Two days before a tornado—with winds clocked at 190 miles per hour—tore through suburban Oklahoma City on May 20, National Geographic explorer and storm researcher Tim Samaras captured this video of a tornado forming in south-central Kansas.
Enchanted River in Hinatuan, Mindanao, Philippines, is one of the most desired tourist destinations in the area. The water of the river is crystal clear and blue, and looks photoshopped. It looks really mysterious upon diving underwater.
The Baa Atoll Island it’s an amazing place in the Dusit Thani Maldives. It is surrounded by clear blue waters and coral reefs. Greate place for a great holiday.
Earth is a very lucky planet to have its beautiful moon, offering us romantic moonlit nights. But what if our Blue planet had rings like Saturn?
The picture itself, the first little planet projection of a total solar eclipse, is a digitally warped and stitched wrap-around of 8 images covering 360×180 degrees. To make it, the intrepid photographer had to remember to shoot both toward and away(!) from the eclipse during the excitement of totality. Near this little planet’s horizon, the eclipsed Sun is just above center, surrounded by the glowing solar corona. Venus can be spotted in the shadow-darkened sky toward the top of the frame. At bottom right, bright star Sirius shines at the tip of an alarmingly tall tree.