If you thought penguins were just cute and adorable, this amazing photo—featured in National Geographic's Your Shot—of an Adélie penguin angrily confronting the camera may make you think otherwise. It was captured by Gordon Tait near Casey Station, Antarctica, while shooting a series of time-lapses.
Everyone's favorite underdog lander, Philae, was traveling at about 1.6 feet per second as she zoomed towards the formidable chunk of ice and rock known as 67P. That was slow enough that her mothership Rosetta was actually able to capture the descent in images released today by the ESA.
Another year, and another set of winners of the Royal Observatory's Best Astronomy Photographer. This year's overall winner is this insane shot of an aurora captured over a glacier, which is so other-wordly it looks like it was made with special effects.
Time and time again, British nature photographer David Slater has asked the editors of Wikipedia to stop using his photos without permission. Unfortunately for Slater, at least in the eyes of the Wikimedia Foundation, they're not quite his photos—because the monkey pressed the shutter.
The first thing I thought when I saw this was "nice abstract painting." So pretty and delicate. But it's not. Like Steve Coogan says in The Trip: "You can't paint this. I mean, you can, but it would be rubbish." What is it?
Every family has their own quirky, delicious, and closely guarded recipes they make for each Thanksgiving. For this week's Shooting Challenge, you documented (and shared) those delectable dishes...even though at least one was just off the back of the box...and one of you still won't tell.
This image shows a great white expanse on the surface of Earth, but it's not snow or super-fine sand: in fact, it's a dried up salt lake in Turkey called Lake Tersakan—and satellites even use it as a calibration tool.
Watch Vincent van Gogh's intense self-portrait transform from colorful oil painting into an intense stare-down, thanks to photographer Tadao Cern. All it took was a bit of Photoshop to morph the 1889 painting into a really intense Facebook profile pic. Watch the magic!
You kids and your fancy shutter glasses, your animated GIFs, your drugs and your binocular vision. For this week's Shooting Challenge, we're going old school. We're going red and blue, Biff's friend in Back to the Future, anaglyph 3D.
Fall. It's the most beautiful time of year. And over the past few months, Gizmodo photographers have been documenting the yellows, oranges and browns of the season. Here are 100 beautiful entries in this year's Fall Shooting Challenge.
I have no idea why it's so captivating. But capturing, not just an object, but its reflection is an effective photographic motif as old as photographs themselves. And for this week's Shooting Challenge, you mastered the technique.
As I was sifting through this excellent LIFE photograph archive of skateboarding in the 1960's, I noticed something a little off. Amidst the flooded dress pants, sweater jackets and generally well dressed people of the 1960's, was this guy. Jeans. Shirt. Shades. Devil may care attitude. He looks like a dude who just…
It was 45-years ago today that NASA's Lunar Orbiter 1 snapped several photos of the Earth while the craft was orbiting the moon. It's our first real glimpse of the Earth from such a vantage point.
There aren't many sights in nature more breathtaking than Mt. Everest—especially when put against the unexpected backdrop of these stunning rainbow clouds. Captured by photographer Oleg Bartunov on a recent journey through the Himalyas, the phenomenon is the result of light reflected off of minuscule ice crystals in…
I'm not asking that you get all preachy, but with BP's ongoing disaster, the topic for this week's Shooting Challenge is irresistible: Capture oil on water.
Are you a voyeur? Or just a bit nosey? Happier watching from the fringes than in the thick of it? Don't be too hard on yourself: technology may be to blame.