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.
Tag Archives: Geology
How Does A Canyon Become Grand?
It’s Okay To Be Smart briefly explains the origins of one of Earth’s greatest natural wonders.
The Biggest Volcano in the Solar System
SciShow Space explains how Earth’s volcanoes have nothing on the Martian ones.
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!
Hang Son Doong
Ryan Deboodt takes you on a journey through Hang Son Doong, the largest known cave on the planet.
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
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.
Lava Versus Snow
New Scientist shows footage of an awesome lava flow at Tolbachik in Russia.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Twinkle, Or: 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.