1) 

This photo shows an elephant walking on the road in front of the US soccer team bus outside the Bakubung Bush Lodge in Rustenberg, South Africa. The US team got stuck in a traffic jam caused by the elephant.

While some of my elderly friends drive like elephants, I don’t think I would care to try and pass this guy.

I knew a guy in Maine who hit a Moose, it smashed up the front of his car. He claims the Moose walked away a little dazed.  I see dead deer by the side of the road all the time.  I will try avoid any critter trying to cross the road, but if I have cars behind me, they had better be quick or their roadkill.

Would you eat roadkill, if it can be safely cook?  I would have no problem eating roadkill, if I had confidence in the cook.

2) 

Crude oil from the BP oil spill washes ashore in Orange Beach, Alabama. Large amounts of the oil battered the Alabama coast, leaving deposits of the slick mess 4-6 inches thick in some parts.

The wave above looks like something I might see on some distant planet.  If we don’t change our energy resources, where we get them, or how we use them, we may need to get use to more orange surf.

3) My favorite artist are the space telescopes bringing us pictures of our Universe that can match anything even our most imaginative artist, like Picasso and Dali, could create.

The Advanced Land Imager (ALI) instrument aboard NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) spacecraft obtained this false-color infrared image of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano. A strong thermal source (denoted in red) is visible at the base of the Eyjafjallajökull plume. Above and to the right, strong thermal emission is also seen from the lava flows located at Fimmvorduhals, where lava first reached the surface, generating impressive lava fountains and lava flows. As the Fimmvorduhals episode was in a location with no ice cap, there was little of the violent interaction between lava and water that took place at Eyjafjallajökull and that generated the massive volcanic plume. To the east of Fimmvorduhals is the Myrdalsjökull ice cap, beneath which slumbers the mighty Katla volcano. Katla has erupted 20 times in recorded history, with the last eruption occurring in 1918.

This Envisat image highlights a unique cloud formation south of the Canary Island archipelago, some 95 km from the northwest coast of Africa (right) in the Atlantic Ocean. Seven larger islands and a few smaller ones make up the Canaries; the larger islands are (left to right): El Hierro, La Palma, La Gomera, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote.

This image of the Antennae galaxies is the sharpest yet of this merging pair of galaxies. During the course of the collision, billions of stars will be formed. The brightest and most compact of these star birth regions are called super star clusters. The two spiral galaxies started to interact a few hundred million years ago, making the Antennae galaxies one of the nearest and youngest examples of a pair of colliding galaxies.

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