Wednesday, 27 March 2013

NASA's Earth Science PoD - 27th March 2013

Delighted to say that NASA have used another of my photographs as today's Earth Science Picture of the Day. It's linked here. It was taken on a recent visit to Madeira which, as it turned out, wasn't very productive photographically.
There are about 1,000 miles of levadas or irrigation channels on Madeira, many of which are walkable. Some are tiny, like this one in the photograph, whilst others are much larger. They distribute water around the contours of the volcanic island to irrigate the steeply terraced mountainsides on which the island's fruit and vegetables are grown. In places the levadas flow through tunnels, some of which can be walked - a head torch is essential for the longer underground stretches. The picture above is just a few miles to the west of the capital Funchal.

Monday, 11 March 2013

NASA's Earth Science PoD - 2nd February 2013

NASA has posted another of my photographs on their Earth Science Picture of the Day website. It's one from October 2012 of Lone Pine Peak and Mount Whitney taken from in amongst The Alabama Hills in California. Linked - here.

And it looks like they will post another soon taken in Madeira.