This image captures almost 6 hours of climbing parties on Rainier going for the summit under starry skies. Wind shifts during the night would cause bands of smoke from fires 100 miles away on Mt Hood to pass over Rainier.
Millions of arachnids escape rising floodwaters. Trees cocooned in spiders webs after flooding in Pakistan, 'An unexpected side-effect of the flooding was that millions of spiders climbed up into the trees to escape the rising flood waters.
The sky is falling "Snowy Range Perseid Meteor Shower" by David Kingham of the U. was "highly commended" in the Earth and Space category. Kingham combines 23 individual stills to convey the excitement and dynamism of August's Perseid meteor shower.
Curious cormorants watch the start of the Gatorman part of the La Jolla Roughwater Swim. Athletes swim 3 miles from La Jolla Cove to Scripps Pier and back (Photo by Lee Sie). (via National Geographic Photo Contest
I crave the ocean. When I close my eyes and picture my ideal home, it is right beside the ocean. A giant deck looking out over the beach. Whenever I am near the ocean, I feel incredibly free and alive.