Weekly Photo Challenge: Goodbye, Gulf of California

Goodbye, Gulf of California

Here’s a shot of the very tip of the Gulf of California (AKA Sea of Cortez), shortly before crossing over Baja and the border back into the United States. It’s always interesting seeing major landmarks from the air. Large version viewable here.

Kilauea – The Fire Within

When I went to Kilauea back in December, rainy weather prevented me from taking some great photography. Thanks to this video by Page Films, I can finally see what I missed!

Diamonds, Pearls and Atomic Bomb Stones

The Professor from Periodic Videos checks out C.V. Raman’s fascinating mineral collection.

Into The Thurston Lava Tube

Into The Thurston Lava Tube

Taken at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island.

The Most Radioactive Places On Earth

Need some places to put on your anti-bucket list? Derek from Veritasium heads deep into some of the most radioactive locations on the planet. As a side note: Did you know some of the potassium in bananas is naturally radioactive? I didn’t.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Twinkle, Or: Ho’okena On The Rocks

Ho'okena On The Rocks

This week’s challenge calls for something twinkly, and my recent visit to Ho’okena Beach Park instantly came to mind. It’s one of Hawaii’s few gray sand beaches; it’s not exactly your typical postcard material, but it’s still quite beautiful.