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Gemma Critchley: sunset

January 12, 2012 by


“How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset.” George McDonald And we weren’t scared. Not tonight. Not of the amazing flood of colour into the white sky this evening. I didn’t take a picture, I just wanted to remember how it looked forever. People in the office drawn to […]

Gemma Critchley: This planet is awesome

November 16, 2011 by


If you needed visual proof of how wonderful the world is, take a look at these photos from the National Geographic Photography Contest 2011. “An unexpected side-effect of the 2010 flooding in parts of Sindh, Pakistan, was that millions of spiders climbed up into the trees to escape the rising flood waters; because of the […]

Gemma Critchley: Aurora Australis – wow, just… Wow

November 8, 2011 by


Here’s a video of the Aurora Australis (the southern hemisphere’s equivalent to the Northern Lights), as taken from the International Space Station. This sequence of shots was taken September 17, 2011 from 17:22:27 to 17:45:12 GMT, on an ascending pass from south of Madagascar to just north of Australia over the Indian Ocean. Stunning, isn’t […]

Sin’s Daily Haiku: Platypus

February 11, 2011 by


Strange creatures with bills yet aren’t birds though they lay eggs. Venomous mammal.