Category Archives: United States

Endangered Animals Light Up NYC

Cecil the lion and other endangered animals are projected on to Empire State Building in an impressive light display

Images of endangered animals were crawling and swimming across the facade of New York’s Empire State Building, as part of the first light show of its kind in ESB history. It was such an awesome display!   It was also a timely reminder of the impact and devastation caused by incidents like the hunting of Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe.

I captured photos and put them all into a few animated gif images below:

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Endangered species grace the south side of the Empire State Building
Empire State Tribute To Endangered Animals

How: It was all done with 40 light cannons projecting images of endangered animals upon the Empire State Building. Design firm Obscura Digital put it together, with a cost of around $1 million, according to the NY Times.

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The eyes of the world were on the Empire State Building

Who put it together?  It was organized by the Oceanic Preservation Society and the filmmakers of the new Discovery Channel documentary, Racing Extinction, (#RacingExtinction), an upcoming documentary about humans’ impact on threatened species. Racing Extinction is set to air in December 2015.  Director Louie Psihoyos was also the director of The Cove.

Travel Trivia – Name this Waterfall on Fire

Travel Trivia: Which waterfall lights up as if it were on fire for a few days every February?  Hint – it looks like a waterfall of lava thanks to the angle at which the setting sun reflects its bright orange color.

All guesses in?

Hint #2: it’s in the United States!

Answer: Horsetail Fall in Yosemite National Park in California – it can be seen a few days every February

Check out the Flickr photostream gallery from photographer Jim Patterson at this link.