Panoramic view from Vogelsang Pass (10685') in Yosemite's high country, looking south. A hiker appears twice in this curious panoramic photo, enjoying the spectacular view. Visible on the left are Parson's Peak (12147'), Gallison Lake and Bernice Lake, while Vogelsang Peak (11516') rises to the right.
Location: Yosemite National Park, California
Image ID: 23210
Panorama dimensions: 4512 x 17738
River Seine and Notre Dame Cathedral at Sunrise. Notre Dame de Paris ("Our Lady of Paris"), also known as Notre Dame Cathedral or simply Notre Dame, is a historic Roman Catholic Marian cathedral on the eastern half of the Ile de la Cite in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, France. Widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture and among the largest and most well-known churches in the world ever built, Notre Dame is the cathedral of the Catholic Archdiocese of Paris.
Location: Notre Dame de Paris, France
Image ID: 28210
Arc de Triomphe. The Arc de Triomphe (Arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile) is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle (originally named Place de l'Etoile), at the western end of the Champs-Elysees. The Arc de Triomphe (in English: "Triumphal Arch") honors those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I. The monument was designed by Jean Chalgrin in 1806, and its iconographic program pitted heroically nude French youths against bearded Germanic warriors in chain mail. It set the tone for public monuments, with triumphant patriotic messages. The monument stands 50 metres (164 ft) in height, 45 m (148 ft) wide and 22 m (72 ft) deep.
Location: Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France
Image ID: 28083
Humpback whale lunge feeding on Antarctic krill, with mouth open and baleen visible. The humbpack's pink throat grooves are seen as its pleated throat becomes fully distended as the whale fills its mouth with krill and water. The water will be pushed out, while the baleen strains and retains the small krill.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Gerlache Strait, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 25660
Panorama of Natural Bridges National Monument at sunset. Owachomo Bridge is visible at far left, while Natural Bridges National Monument lies under a beautiful sunset.
Location: Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah
Image ID: 28551
Panorama dimensions: 5257 x 10075
Panorama of Full Moon and Earth Shadow over Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii. The dark band on the horizon is the shadow of the earth, while the lighter pink band is atmosphere that is still lit by the setting sun.
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Image ID: 34515
Panorama dimensions: 5177 x 21127
Sunset at Clipperton Island, aerial panoramic photo showing the entire atoll. Clipperton Island, a minor territory of France also known as Ile de la Passion, is a small (2.3 sq mi) but spectacular coral atoll in the eastern Pacific. By permit HC / 1485 / CAB (France).
Location: Clipperton Island, France
Image ID: 32895
Panorama dimensions: 3902 x 8401
Aerial photo of gray whale calf and mother. This baby gray whale was born during the southern migration, far to the north of the Mexican lagoons of Baja California where most gray whale births take place.
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: San Clemente, California
Image ID: 29031
Aerial Panorama of La Jolla, University City, showing (from left) University of California at San Diego, University City, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla Shores, Point La Jolla, Mount Soledad, in the background some of the mountains to the east of San Diego. The highest peak in the center of the panoram is Cuyamaca Peak (6512') while the rocky peak directly in front of it is El Cajon Mountain (3675').
Image ID: 29098
Panorama dimensions: 3881 x 20864