Two photos for Tuesday

Just to start the day off with a “gee” and a smile. First, a photo of some famous bits of Earth taken from the International Space Station by Commander Chris Hadfield, who’s given us many nice pictures. Before you click on the link, let’s see how good you are: guess where this is:

Las Islas bonitas

And a meme (perhaps Photoshopped, but still funny), from

have-you-seen-this-catOh, and go have a look at the video, on the Weather Network, of three owlets trying to hang on in a 70 kph wind.

h/t: Peter, SGM, P.


  1. mrclaw69
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 4:46 am | Permalink

    I always preferred this version with a Pallas cat, tbh…

  2. Posted April 30, 2013 at 5:03 am | Permalink

    Galapagos Archipelago.
    The big one looks like the Isabella seahorse.

    I’m now following Cmdr. Hadfield on Twitter, love his photos.

    • Alektorophile
      Posted April 30, 2013 at 5:09 am | Permalink

      Yes, the Galapagos, without a doubt.

      • Dominic
        Posted April 30, 2013 at 5:40 am | Permalink

        You just enlarged it & saw the tortoises!

        • Alektorophile
          Posted April 30, 2013 at 6:40 am | Permalink

          That and quite a bit of time spent on Google Earth with my 2-year-old looking at the Galapagos and Madagascar while searching for wildlife pictures. He really, really likes iguanas and lemurs… If nothing else, he is now able to point out both places on any world map (and Japan, because of an obsession of his with sushi, but that is another story).

          • BilBy
            Posted April 30, 2013 at 7:07 am | Permalink

            Indeed, no one with any sense could dislike lemurs. I’m surprised they don’t show up here more often – they can be quite cat-like.

  3. ethologist
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 5:12 am | Permalink


  4. Hempenstein
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 5:26 am | Permalink

    As just commented there, in 1929 PA Gov Gifford Pinchot visited the Galapagos (after his first term, before his second, discontinuous, term). I wish PA had a Gov like that now.

  5. Dominic
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 5:39 am | Permalink

    Call me a pedant (“PEDANT!”) but I would have pencilled in an apostrope before “cause”! 😉

    • SMF
      Posted May 7, 2013 at 7:57 am | Permalink


  6. spud2006
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 5:42 am | Permalink

    Galapagos – and no, I didn’t cheat: I can recognise the shape of Isabela anywhere.

  7. JBlilie
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 6:17 am | Permalink


  8. Reginald Selkirk
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 6:25 am | Permalink

    Methinks it is very like a weasel.

  9. ridelo
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 7:30 am | Permalink

    Didn’t know where it was, but I should have guessed it…

  10. Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    Galapagos was my guess solely from knowing the bl… site owner. But I chickened out and checked with Google Maps before posting. (O.o)

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