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Sun halo in the Masai Mara. Halos are rings of light that can encircle the sun or the moon, and they usually occur when a thin layer of cirrus clouds are present in the sky. At high enough altitudes in the sky, the water vapour condenses and then freezes into ice crystals. As sunlight passes through the ice crystals, the geometry of the crystals cause the light to refract, similar to what happens when light passes through a prism. Each person looking experiences their own halo because of the unique angle needed for each crystal to pass the light through and cause a rainbow. Sun halos are also called Sun dog, Sunbow or Whirling Rainbow. I googled the spiritual meaning of seeing a sun halo and this is what it says: "Nature speaks in magical and mysterious ways if we are willing to listen. The Native Americans say it is a sign of change, they call it a Whirling Rainbow. It is an Ancient American Indian Prophecy: ‘There will come a day when people of all races, colors, and creeds will put aside their differences. They will come together in love, joining hands in unification, to heal the Earth and all Her children. They will move over the Earth like a great Whirling Rainbow, bringing peace, understanding and healing everywhere they go.... ....We will learn how to see and hear in a sacred manner. Men and women will be equals; all children will be safe, elders will be respected and valued for their contributions to life. The whole Human race will be called The People and there will be no more war, sickness or hunger forever.’” It is time for change. Are we listening?
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An Anna's hummingbird hovers below a makeshift fog machine used by scientists to study the airflow around its wings. BIO: Anand Varma grew up exploring the woods near his childhood home in Atlanta, Georgia. As a teenager, he picked up his dadÕs old camera on a whim and found that he could use it to feed his curiosity about the natural worldÑand to share his discoveries with others. Anand studied integrative biology from UC Berkeley and now uses photography to share the story behind the science on everything from honeybee health to hummingbird biomechanics. He works to reveal the invisible details around us with the goal of sparking a sense of wonder about our world. Since receiving an Early Career Grant from National Geographic in 2010, he has photographed numerous stories for National Geographic Magazine. His recognitions include National Geographic Emerging Explorer, Media Innovation Fellow, Civic Science Fellow, and World Press Award for best nature story. Anand lives in Berkeley, California. WEBSITE: INSTAGRAM: @anandavarma
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Misty mornings in the forest, caked in snow. BIO: Michael Shainblum is a landscape, timelapse and aerial photographer based in San Francisco, California. He has been working professionally as a photographer and filmmaker for 11 years since the age of 16. Michael first made a name for himself through his unique creativity and the ability to capture scenes and moments in his distinct style of surreal, visual story telling. A dedication to challenging the boundaries of creativity, as well as a flair for coming up with unique ideas, has since resulted in this dynamic visual artist being commissioned by large clients including Nike, Samsung, Facebook, LG, Apple and Google. You will also be able to find Michael's work published widely by media outlets such as National Geographic, Wired Magazine and The Weather Channel. WEBSITE: INSTAGRAM: @shainblumphotography
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