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The Contents of a Dutch Police Car

In this interesting overhead shot we see the full contents of a Dutch police car. Can you identify all of the items? I see some battering rams, cones, lock cutters, an assortment of vests, broom, shovel, extinguisher, flashlights, a drone? You may have also noticed two teddy bears. These may be used in times of crisis to comfort children who may have just undergone trauma like a car accident. They can also be used to help kids understand that the police are friendly and there to help. wa_grauwepolder Jutka on…

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The Aerosols of Earth

Image Credit: NASA/Joshua Stevens/Adam Voiland [NASA, Yvette Smith] Take a deep breath. Even if the air looks clear, it is nearly certain that you will inhale millions of solid particles and liquid droplets. These ubiquitous specks of matter are known as aerosols, and they can be found in the air over oceans, deserts, mountains, forests, ice and every ecosystem in between. If you have ever watched smoke billowing from a wildfire, ash erupting from a volcano or dust blowing in the wind, you have seen aerosols. Satellites like NASA’s Earth-observing…

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In 1973 Japan Planted an Experimental Forest, Today It Looks like This

Photograph by Sankei News Photos of a mysterious crop circle-like pattern of trees recently made the rounds online and people had all kinds of bizarre explanations. It turns out the mesmerizing patterns were the result of some experimental forestry by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries nearly 50 years ago. The ministry was researching growth and tree spacing and planted this particular crop in 1973. To achieve this effect, researchers planted trees in 10 degree radial increments to form 10 concentric circles. The ‘crop circle’ forest can still…

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Icelands Geysers and Waterfalls in 4K Slow Motion from Above

The Slow Mo Guys travel to Iceland to capture the country’s incredible natural beauty. From geysers to waterfalls, Gav and Dan use a crazy custom drone to fly their Phantom camera to hard to reach places and capture Iceland in 4K slow motion. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/iceland-in-4k-slow-motion-from-above/

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Windblown Snow Makes Flat Farmland Look 3D From Above

Photograph by hoerr on reddit In this fascinating aerial photo, flat farmland in Eastern Colorado appears 3-dimensional after passing winds blew the snow around. The photo, which appears to be taken from an airplane, was shared on reddit by user hoerr earlier this week. For those interested you can find a larger resolution here. via hoerr on reddit Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/2019/01/windblown-snow-makes-flat-farmland-look-3d-from-above/

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NASA Scientists Find Perfectly Rectangular Iceberg in Antarctica

Photograph by NASA NASA scientists recently spotted a perfectly rectangular iceberg floating among sea ice just off of the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica. They added that the iceberg’s sharp angles and flat surface indicate that it probably recently calved from the ice shelf. In an interview with Live Science, NASA scientist Kelly Brunt explains: We get two types of icebergs: We get the type that everyone can envision in their head that sank the Titanic, and they look like prisms or triangles at the surface and you know…

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Alexander Gerst Captured Some Incredible Shots of Typhoon Trami from Space

European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Alexander Gerst recently shared a series of incredible images of Typhoon Trami from the International Space Station, where he is currently serving as Station Commander for Expedition 57. Trami was originally a category 5 super typhoon but has since weakened to a category 3 hurricane with sustained wind speeds of approximately 195 km/h (121 mph) as it prepares to make landfall in the Ryuku islands (southwest) of Japan this Friday. According to CNN, ‘Trami comes on the heels of Super Typhoon Mangkhut, which cut a…

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Drone Captures Blue Whale Mom and Calf Playing with Bottlenose Dolphins from Above

In the late afternoon of June 4th, 2018 a blue whale mom and her calf were spotted interacting with some Bottlenose dolphins off the coast of La Jolla, California. Photographer Domenic Biagini was able to fly his drone above the whales and capture the amazing scene. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/drone-captures-blue-whales-playing-with-dolphins/

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An Amazing Flyover of New York in a Resolution Higher Than Your Monitor Can Handle

To film this jaw dropping 12K flyover of New York City, Phil Holland had to create a one-of-a-kind aerial camera array consisting of: 3X RED Weapon Monstro 8K VV cameras, which once processed creates stunning 100 megapixel motion picture images with a sensor size of approximately 645 Medium Format Film. The resulting 12K by 8K footage is 48.5 times the resolution of HD 1080p and full of captured detail. This YouTube video is a mere 8K export of the footage, best viewed in 4K or 8K full screen. Enjoy! Read…

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The Life of a Finnish Island as Told Through the Seasons

Jani Ylinampa is a Finnish photographer that has built a steadily growing following on Instagram and Facebook for his breathtaking landscape photography. The artist’s work is focused primarily around his home region of Finnish Lapland where he captures the region’s natural beauty as well as the incredible Northern Lights. In this seasonal series, Jani uses a drone to document the life of a small Finnish island called Kotisaari near Rovaniemi. According to the town’s tourist website: Rovaniemi was a legendary lumberjack town, and the Ounas- and Kemi rivers were used…

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Helicopter Captures Terrifying Fissure Eruptions in Hawaii from Above

Last Thursday on Hawaii’s Big Island, Kilauea, the island’s most active volcano erupted; spewing lava hundreds of feet into the air, causing earthquakes and forming over 10 volcanic fissure eruptions where lava literally spews out of ground that has been ripped apart. The fissures are forming along a northeast-southwest line in the rift zone, and not all of the older fissures are actively spewing lava, said Wendy Stovall, a volcanologist with the USGS. The video was captured by Mick Kalber on a flight with Paradise Helicopters, which was skilfully piloted…

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The 2017 Nat Geo Nature Photographer of the Year Winners are Here and Amazing

Selected from over 11,000 entries, a wildlife photo of an orangutan crossing a river in Indonesia’s Tanjung Puting National Park has been selected as the grand-prize winner of the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest. The photo, titled “Face to face in a river in Borneo,†was captured by Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan of Singapore. He has won $10,000 and will have his winning image published in an upcoming issue of National Geographic magazine and featured on the @NatGeo Instagram account. Bojan took the winning photo after waiting…

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15 Standouts from the 2017 Nat Geo Nature Photographer of the Year Contest

Contest entry period ends November 17th, 2017 National Geographic invites photographers from around the world to enter the 2017 Nature Photographer of the Year contest. The grand-prize winner will receive $10,000 (USD), publication in National Geographic Magazine and a feature on National Geographic’s Instagram account, @natgeo. Eligible contestants can visit natgeo.com/photocontest to submit photographs in any or all of four categories: Wildlife, Landscapes, Underwater and Aerials. The entry fee is $15 (USD) per photo, and there is no limit to the number of submissions per entrant. The contest entry period…

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Surreal Video of Postman Delivering Mail to Neighborhood Destroyed by Wildfire Goes Viral

Hours after the devastating California wildfires tore through Santa Rosa, professional drone pilot Douglas Thron filmed a postal worker delivering mail to the ravaged neighborhood of Coffey Park. Thron says while he was at the scene shooting aerial footage for NBC’s Today Show on Tuesday, he spotted the truck driving around the neighborhood. Thron tells Mercury News, “It was a trippy thing — he was actually delivering the mail. I was shocked to see him because most of the roads were blocked-off, but he obviously had access.†San Francisco USPS…

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Guy Flying Drone Happens Upon a Moose Battling for its Life with a Wolf

Dan Nystedt was recently flying his drone in northern Ontario, Canada to capture some of the breathtaking scenery when he happened upon a moose. Excited, he started to film the moose when suddenly a wolf appeared from the forest and a battle for life and death ensued. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/moose-wolf-drone-fight-canada/

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