That was taken yesterday morning, when the sun could still be seen. Smoke got worse later on and the daytime skies have been either diffuse
Reventador, in Ecuador, is a most satisfying volcano in many ways. For instance: It fits the stereotype: tall, pointy, frequent lava flows, and goes boom!
Fossils, even awesome ones like that, can be disconcerting. They remind us that nothing lasts forever, that almost all species that have ever lived are
Semeru — the erupting volcano in the background of this image — rises south of the Tengger caldera, which we explored last week. Bromo —
The lion-sized cat turned its back on a sunlit Pleistocene world of dry, open woodlands and padded into its den one last time. Although hungry,
Just a quick heads-up: there may or may not be a cat post tomorrow. It’s a tricky one to write, since it’s the hinge between