martes, 2 de diciembre de 2014

Pictures of the day: 2 December 2014

Bioluminescence causes the sand to glow on the island of Mjorn, Sweden.


Bioluminescence causes the sand to glow on the island of Mjorn, Sweden. Organisms such as fireflies and anglerfish produce a fluorescent glow by releasing the chemical luciferin, which reacts with oxygen to create light.


Tom Cruise at Piccadilly Underground Station in London


Tom Cruise is pictured at Piccadilly Underground Station in London, during filming for Mission Impossible 5. Scenes were filmed in central London with no prior warning or publicity, using fixed cameras in shops and on rooftops. The Hollywood star was hardly noticed by the general public.


Brailsford Christmas Lights

Brothers Lee and Paul Brailsford began decorating their home 18 years ago starting with a single Christmas tree. Their collection of decorations has grown so rapidly that it now includes tens of thousands of lights. The pair, helped by characters from Disney's Frozen and Aardman animations, last night turned on their phenomenal display, which raises money for Bristol Children's Hospital.



The Trafalgar Square Christmas tree is erected.


The Trafalgar Square Christmas tree is erected. The traditional Norwegian Spruce tree is a gift from the people of Norway for Britain's help during WWII.



American artist Guy Bunn carved this intricate elephant sculpture from an ostrich eggshell.


American artist Guy Bunn carved this intricate elephant sculpture from an ostrich eggshell.


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