Super-typhoon Vongfong is bearing down on Japan. And one of the best views of the nature’s terrifying beauty comes from 205 miles above the Earth.
On Thursday, astronaut Reid Wiseman got a good look at Vongfong from aboard the International Space Station. Wiseman, who has gained viral popularity for his striking space photography, then tweeted this incredible shot of the typhoon:
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For nearly two years, Zurich-based photographer Luca Zanier traveled around Europe exploring what he calls “temples of an energy-guzzling society:” The massive, cathedral-like spaces inside places like nuclear power plants, dams, and oil rigs.
“I was so fascinated by how they were built, how huge they are, and how strange they are,” Zanier says. “I’d always been interested in energy in a way, and the architecture from the outside is amazing. I wanted to show the inside—the hidden worlds that are essential to our daily lives.”
With parents flooding their camera phones with hundreds of photos — from loose teeth to hissy fits to each step in the potty training process — how might the ubiquity of photos change childhood memories?
Maryanne Garry, a psychology professor at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, is trying to figure that out. For years, she’s studied the effects of photography on our childhood memories.
"I think that the problem is that people are giving away being in the moment," she says.
Those parents at the park taking all those photos are actually paying less attention to the moment, she says, because they’re focused on the act of taking the photo.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Rebecca Woolf