National Geographic Traveller UK 2017 Finalists


Yala national park, Sri Lanka. Category: Action. “The daylight was fading and I was scanning the bush for a leopard. Then, I saw this garden lizard and a common bronzeback snake in the road. When the snake struck, the lizard performed amazing acrobatics to avoid it. The snake didn’t enjoy the extra attention from the crowd of jeeps. The distraction gave the lizard the chance to live another day”. (Photo by Sajith Buddikha Withanage/National Geographic Traveller UK)


Moremi game reserve, Botswana. Category: Portfolio. This photograph was taken from a Cessna plane and shows the approach to the reserve in Botswana’s Okavango Delta region. This is one of the many tributaries of the Okavango basin that snake through the landscape following the annual run-off of rain from the Angolan highlands. (Photo by Daniel Burton/National Geographic Traveller UK)


Nambiti game reserve, South Africa. Category: Portfolio. “Our game ranger had been informed of mating activity within a group of lions. When we found the group, the sudden torrential downpour put a halt to the lions’ activities but created a different photographic opportunity. The lions were completely exposed to the elements with no nearby shelter on offer”. (Photo by Miguel de Freitas/National Geographic Traveller UK)


Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro. Category: Urban. “After a couple of hours waiting between rain showers and with the light fading, I had almost given up hope of seeing the classic vista across to Sugarloaf mountain. But suddenly the clouds parted to reveal Rio in all its glory. As light flooded across the city, I noticed the shadow of Christ the Redeemer fill my frame and quickly took a series of shots, just as a rainbow briefly gave the statue its own halo”. (Photo by Ben Goodwin/National Geographic Traveller UK)


The Watering hole, New Forest, England. Category: Nature. “The skies turned dark but the sun snuck through the clouds bathing the forest in a beautiful golden light. Then out of the purple heather came a herd of horses, heading for the watering hole for their evening drink. I took a number of shots but waited patiently in the hope that they would circle the water in perfect symmetry – and they almost did”. (Photo by Daren Baker/National Geographic Traveller UK)


Dunluce Castle, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland. Category: Nature. “I was due to catch a train and didn’t have much time, so I just took a few pictures quickly. When I got home I reluctantly inserted the memory card and I saw this picture. And I hadn’t even realised there was cloud like that on the day”. (Photo by Rashid Khaidanov/National Geographic Traveller UK)


On the train, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Category: People. “I always ask permission before taking a photo and generally people are very generous, curious and helpful. I spent two mornings riding trains and this is the result”. (Photo by Marco Pozzi/National Geographic Traveller UK)


Bead man, Kathmandu, Nepal. Category: People. “While touring Bhaktapur, near Kathmandu, the brightly coloured door and hanging beads of this shop caught my attention. This sweet old man in national dress took great pride in his handmade beads”. (Photo by Francis Cox/National Geographic Traveller UK)


Day of the Dead, Cancun, Mexico. Category: People. A woman dressed in skull-candy face paint and costume to celebrate the Day of the Dead festival in Cancun’s El Parque De Las Palapas. (Photo by Laura Jane Dale/National Geographic Traveller UK)


Sunset in Salalah, Oman. Category: Nature. “Salalah was my starting point for an expedition to cross the Rub Al Khali desert, also known as the Empty Quarter. I was preparing my equipment when I spotted a young man training his horse on the beach, backlit by this beautiful orb of a sun. I grabbed my equipment and sprinted towards the beach, changed my lens to a 400mm and snapped about three shots before the sun disappeared below the horizon”. (Photo by Stuart Dunn/National Geographic Traveller UK)


Photographer Toby Trueman took while travelling to Hong Kong on a video commission for his company, Heehaw. It has been entered in the Urban category. (Photo by Toby Trueman/National Geographic Traveller UK)


The church of St. George, the most famous in Lalibela, Ethiopia, shaped in a Greek Orthodox cross. It was carved by hand and completed in over 20 years. (Photo by Mario Adario/National Geographic Traveller UK)


This photo was taken on a Singapore Night Safari. The photographer managed to not only capture the fire as it curled into the shape of a horse-head but also as the flames illluminated the man and his own swirling tattoos. (Photo by David Candlish/National Geographic Traveller UK)


In the evenings people gather to watch the sunset over the town of Oia on the northern tip of Santorini’s crater. The view is incredible, so much so that the sunset has now become a bucket-list tourist attraction. (Photo by Matt Parry/National Geographic Traveller UK)

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米軍の「最強兵士」プロジェクト。兵士の脳に埋め込むインプラント式インターフェースの開発

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 アメリカ国防総省の1機関、国防高等研究計画局(DARPA)はエリート兵士創出を目的とするいくつものプロジェクトを公開した。

 DARPAは、脳が感覚情報を処理する方法を解明するために、ニューラルネットワークの役割の研究におよそ70億円の資金を投じる予定だ。また脳内の信号を解読・生成するテクノロジーやアルゴリズムの開発も目指している。

 DARPAの発表によれば、ニューラル・エンジニアリング・システム・デザイン(NESD)という計画では、「脳と機器間における高度な信号分解能とデータ送信量を備えたインプラント式ニューラルインターフェースの開発」を目指しているという。

 インプラントは翻訳機として機能し、バイナリコードのようなデジタル通信を脳内で使用される電気化学的信号に変換する。
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SOURCE: http://karapaia.com/archives/52244417.html

外国人が我慢ならない日本の変な文化 「公共の場所で鼻をかんではならない」

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中国のポータルサイト・今日頭条に、外国人が我慢ならないという日本の変な文化について紹介する記事が掲載された。記事は、多くの中国人は日本旅行で「何が買えるか」に主な関心を寄せているが、実際に行ってみると「我慢ならない」習慣や文化が多くあると指摘・・ 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/9634258.html

Some obstacle courses are very difficult. (Source:…



Some obstacle courses are very difficult. (Source: http://ift.tt/2ieKt1y)

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魚クイズ大会で勝てなかった相手、その人物の現在がww 投稿ツイートに驚きの声

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もっと魚が好きな人。 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/9633882.html

タモリが牛タンにブチ切れてスーパーに電凸した事件ww 「おかしいだろ!」

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普段からスーパーをブラブラするのが好きで、散歩の途中によく立ち寄るというタモリ。あるとき、牛タンの燻製が売っているのを見かけ、手に取って見てみたという。しかし・・ 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/9633934.html

中日新聞が社説で「一日も速く時給1000円に到達すべき」 しかし自社で募集しているアルバイトの時給がww

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8月17日の『中日新聞(CHUNICHI Web)』は、最低賃金改定 生活できる額へ速くという社説を掲載した。二〇一七年度の最低賃金の引き上げ幅は二十五円となる。時給で決める方式となった〇二年以降最大だった昨年度を超え3%のアップ。だが・・ 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/9634265.html

This guy built his dog a separate room in his house (Source:…



This guy built his dog a separate room in his house (Source: http://ift.tt/2fTZjd2)

SOURCE: http://awwww-cute.tumblr.com/post/164377754274

オートマ車の「N」レンジの使いみちとは? これは必要なのか??

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そもそもAT車の「N」はいつ使うのでしょうか。フジドライビングスクール(東京都世田谷区)の田中さんに、教習においてどのように教えているのか聞きました。 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/9633972.html

The Trampoline Doggo. (Source: http://ift.tt/2uRVw6J)



The Trampoline Doggo. (Source: http://ift.tt/2uRVw6J)

SOURCE: http://awwww-cute.tumblr.com/post/164376608546

【動画】 道路が突然陥没、スマホ見ながら運転していたバイクが気付かず転落

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中国で起きた道路の陥没事故。カメラはそのあとに起こる悲劇を捉えていた。 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/9634000.html