Archive for 2007-12

12月 31 2007

Wild Mustangs, South Dakota, 2004

Published by under Photo of the Day

20071231.Wild Mustangs, South Dakota, 2004

http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/wild-mustangs-south-dakota.html

Wild Mustangs, South Dakota, 2004
Photograph by Maggie Steber

In the wind-tossed plains of Lantry, South Dakota, two wild mustangs playfully kick and cavort. Descended from Spanish horses brought in by Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century, mustangs represent a tenuous link to America’s frontier past. Researchers estimate the U.S. was once home to more than two million mustangs; today there are fewer than 50,000.

(Photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, "Indian Scenes From a Renaissance," September 2004, National Geographic magazine)

 

译文:

野马,南达科塔,2004
摄影:Maggie Steber

微风轻拂过南达科塔Lantry的草原,两匹野马在玩笑式地踢打、腾跃。继承自16世纪西班牙征服者带来的西班牙马,野马与美国西部开拓史有着某种细微联系。研究者估计,美国曾经分布着超过两百万匹野马;如今只剩下不到五万匹。

(照片来源于《重现印第安场景》(2004年9月,国家地理杂志)未发表部分)



本文链接地址:http://blog.cuilw.com/post/23

No responses yet

12月 30 2007

Fiji Islands, 2004

Published by under Photo of the Day

20071230.Fiji Islands, 2004

http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/underwater-scene-fiji.html

Fiji Islands, 2004
Photograph by Tim Laman

In the waters of the Fiji Islands, an emperor shrimp and a commensal crab nearly vanish in the calico pattern of a large leopard sea cucumber. The sea cucumber provides food for the crustaceans in the form of mucus on its skin and defends itself by ejecting its toxic stomach when danger threatens.

(Text adapted from and photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, "Fiji’s Rainbow Reefs," November 2004, National Geographic magazine)

 

译文:

斐济群岛,2004
摄影:Tim Laman

在斐济群岛的海洋里,一只帝王虾和一只共生蟹隐匿在一条大豹纹海参(译注)的斑点纹样中,几乎无法查觉。海参把皮肤上的粘液提供给这些甲壳类生物当作食物,当受到威胁时还会射出有毒的胃进行自卫。

(文字改编和照片来源于《斐济的五彩暗礁》(2004年11月,国家地理杂志)未发表部分)

译注:从照片上看这条应该是蛇目白尼参(Bohadschia argus Jaeger),而非豹斑海参(Holothuria pardalis Selenka)



本文链接地址:http://blog.cuilw.com/post/20

No responses yet

12月 29 2007

Molten Lava Flow, Hawaii, 2004

Published by under Photo of the Day

20071229.Molten Lava Flow, Hawaii, 2004

http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/lava-flow-hawaii.html

Molten Lava Flow, Hawaii, 2004
Photograph by Frans Lanting

A flow of glowing lava issues from Mount Kilauea in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Hawaii has some of the youngest land on Earth, remade daily by these rivers of molten rock.

"Kilauea molds the land, belching lava and fumes, hissing, roaring, always transforming," says photographer Frans Lanting. "The view I photographed that day doesn’t exist anymore."

(Photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, "Red Hot Hawaii: Volcanoes National Park," October 2004, National Geographic magazine)

 

译文:

熔化的岩浆,夏威夷,2004
摄影:Frans Lanting

在夏威夷火山国家公园里,一股炽热的熔岩从启劳亚(Kilauea)火山中流出。每天在夏威夷,这些岩浆岩都会形成一些地球上最年轻的陆地。

“启劳亚铸造了这里的陆地,时而喷出岩浆和浓烟,时而嘶嘶作响,时而咆哮怒吼,无时无刻不在变化之中。”摄影师Frans Lanting说,“那天我所拍到的景象已不复存在。”

(照片来源于《红热夏威夷:火山国家公园》(2004年10月,国家地理杂志)未发表部分)



本文链接地址:http://blog.cuilw.com/post/15

No responses yet

12月 28 2007

Hammerhead Shark, Bahamas, 2007

Published by under Photo of the Day

20071228.Hammerhead Shark, Bahamas, 2007

http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/hammerhead-shark-bahamas.html

Hammerhead Shark, Bahamas, 2007
Photograph by Brian Skerry

Primordial in appearance, great hammerheads, like this one near the Bahamas, are actually among evolution’s most advanced sharks. Wide-set eyes and nostrils provide keen peripheral senses, and tiny electroreceptors on its snout help it pinpoint prey. Dozens of serrated teeth do the rest.

(Text adapted from and photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, "Blue Waters of the Bahamas: An Eden for Sharks," March 2007, National Geographic magazine)

 

译文:

锤头鲨(双髻鲨),巴哈马,2007
摄影:Brian Skerry

如同在巴哈马附近看到的这条,这些看似原始的巨大锤头,其实是进化得最高级的鲨鱼之一。高度分离双眼和一对鼻孔使它具有 敏锐的外部感知能力,吻上微小的电感受器又能帮助它精确捕食。剩下的工作就可以交给它那数不清的锯状利齿了。

(文字改编和照片来源于《巴哈马的蓝色海洋:一个鲨鱼的伊甸园》(2007年3月,国家地理杂志)未发表部分)



本文链接地址:http://blog.cuilw.com/post/12

No responses yet

12月 27 2007

Glacier, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska, 2002

Published by under Photo of the Day

20071227.Glacier, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska, 2002

http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/glacier-wrangell-alaska.html

Glacier, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska, 2002
Photograph by Frans Lanting

A crumpled ice field forms at the confluence of two massive glaciers in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. These glacial rivers snake together among the park’s mountains and form ice complexes that cover hundreds—sometimes thousands—of square miles.

(Text adapted from and photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, "Alaska’s Giant of Ice and Stone," March 2003, National Geographic magazine)

 

译文:

冰川,兰格尔-圣伊莱亚斯(Wrangell-St. Elias)国家公园,阿拉斯加,2002
摄影:Frans Lanting

在阿拉斯加兰格尔-圣伊莱亚斯国家公园里,两条大型冰川的交汇处形成了一片摺皱冰原。这些冰河在公园里的山脉间蜿蜒,使成百甚至上千平方英里的区域为坚冰所覆盖。

(文字改编和照片来源于《阿拉斯加的巨大冰石》(2003年3月,国家地理杂志)未发表部分)



本文链接地址:http://blog.cuilw.com/post/6

No responses yet

Page 1 of 212