1350-76 - A fine display of aurora in curtains across the north, October 19, 2019, observed from the upper Deck 9 of the ms Trollfjord on the southbound voyage north of Tromsø along the Norwegian coast. Illumination is partly from the waning gibbous Moon.
1350-318 - Polar Bear (Ursa maritimus) on sea ice off the sub-arctic coast of Hudson Bay, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. Bears come to the coast of Hudson Bay in Fall waiting for the ice to freeze, and looking for a careless seal or dead whale to wash up. Global warming has shortened their winter so they are increasingly anxious as they wait for winter. While they wait, they engage in frequent wrestling matches to determine a mating hierarchy for the breeding season in March and April, and regularly check on the ice to see if it will carry them out to sea.
1350-2074 - Yagim Mask at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA. Yagim Mask, 1920-25 Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Wood, paint. George Walkus (kwakwaka'wakw, ca 1875-1968). A furtive aggressive sea creature known as Yagim was part of the dramatic Tseyka performance cycle, which took place during the dark winter when life on the North West coast moves largely indoors
860-288797 - Remarkable flysch formations of Deba, Basque Coast Geopark, Basque Country, Spain. Flysch formed at the end of the Mesozoic era in the Cretaceous - flyschs are formed by sediment accumulation following repeated submarine avalanches, due to earthquakes, and producing after compaction and crystallization very regular layers of sandstone and limestone here recovered by Pyrenean orogeny and released by erosion.
860-288796 - Remarkable flysch formations of Deba, Basque Coast Geopark, Basque Country, Spain. Flysch formed at the end of the Mesozoic era in the Cretaceous - flyschs are formed by sediment accumulation following repeated submarine avalanches, due to earthquakes, and producing after compaction and crystallization very regular layers of sandstone and limestone here recovered by Pyrenean orogeny and released by erosion.
1116-49679 - Snorkelers getting ready to enter the water from a snorkelling tour boat operated out of Maui, Hawaii. They are located next to the backwall of Molokini Crater which is a volcanic tuff cone, Maui, Hawaii, United States of America
1116-49714 - This larval stage of a long arm octopus, Octopus sp. is no more that five inches across (as pictured) and was photographed at night in midwater several miles off the Kona Coast during a blackwater dive, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii, United States of America
1116-49669 - Divers exploring the prop and rudder at the stern of The Carthaginian, a Lahaina landmark, that was sunk as an artificial reef off Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii in December 2005, Maui, Hawaii, United States of America
1116-49655 - An aerial view of the coastline at Waianapanapa State Park, Hana, Maui, Hawaii. The famous black sand beach is in the bay at the top of the frame. Five images were combined for this stitched composite, Hana, Maui, Hawaii, United States of America
1116-49712 - An aerial view of the live aboard vessel Infiniti for scuba diving off Balicasag Island, a tiny island in South West Bohol in the central Philippines. It is famous for scuba diving on the deep, vertical walls and there are some fantastic hard coral gardens at snorkeling depths, Balicasag Island, Philippines
1116-49725 - A blurred image of a woman standing in the surf, looking out at the sunset on the two mile long, three hundred feet wide, Papohaku Beach on the west shore of Molokai. This is the longest white-sand beach in the Hawaiian Islands, Molokai, Hawaii, United States of America
1116-49733 - Group of tourists at Kilauea Lighthouse under blue sky. Nene (Branta sandvicensis), or Hawaiian goose, is in the foreground, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Kilauea, Kauai, Hawaii, United States of America
1116-49660 - Encounters with Hawaiian monk seals (Monachus schauinslandi) (endemic and endangered) are few and far between. Here a monk seal shares a patch of sand with a Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), also an endangered species, off Maui, Maui, Hawaii, United States of America