Sunday, March 15, 2009

Is That A Space Shuttle On My Windshield?

Caught this on the way back from a weekend at the beach.


Here's a shot of the solid rocket boosters right after they detached:


No, really. I swear.

Speaking of things that can fly, here's a Royal Tern:



Here's a shit load of Royal Terns:



I was actually lucky to get this picture. Usually they fly away when you get this close, but there was this pelican--just out of the frame to the left--giving a lecture on proper diving technique, and these fuckers were enthralled.

Hey, how about some gratuitous beauty?


13 comments:

Sarah Laurenson said...

Wow! You've had quite the weekend. Thanks for sharing.

pjd said...

Gorgeous. And technological.

pacatrue said...

Lame weekend.

Bevie said...

"but there was this pelican--just out of the frame to the left--giving a lecture on proper diving technique, and these fuckers were enthralled."

I've seen the same thing happen at booths during the State Fair.

writtenwyrdd said...

I particularly like the 2nd shot of the terns.

McKoala said...

Ah, good. It's been a bit blogless round here.

jjdebenedictis said...

*uncontrollable geek-flail at the first two photos*

laughingwolf said...

gotta watch out for them fuckers, they are EVERYwhere, it seems :P lol

Whirlochre said...

You can't fool me. Those birds are from some photography store, right? And you laid them out individually, just so you could trick us into believing you're Mr Nature...

Robin S. said...

Gorgeous!

pacatrue said...

Wonder who put the little tag on the first tern's foot. Troll?!

sylvia said...

Wow.

sylvia said...

Directly after wandering off your site, I bounced around like an eightball and landed atthis page of birds stealing ice cream. It made me come back and look at your terns in a whole new light.