Er zit een draak achter ons aan!

There's a dragon chasing us!

 

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  • riaspetter 3y

    Ja, het lijkt er wel op. Maar waar is dit???
  • Debora Veldhuis 3y

    En vandaag ga je hem vangen! Succes!!!
  • Dietmut Teijgeman-Hansen 3y

    fantastisch Andrë
  • Jaep Kees Reitsma 3y

    Het lijkt Star Trek wel...:-))
  • Trudy Damascus 3y

    Great shot.
  • LazySamurai 3y

    Wow, dit lijkt wel een poel van kwik! Verdorie wat is de natuur toch mooi soms.
  • Simon Bernard 3y

    Very cool :P
  • Jolanda Da Thesta 3y

    letterlijk en figuurlijk en jij moet hem aankoppelen andre ....toch???
  • goudvinkie 3y

    Dat moet extra geluk gaan brengen in 't jaar van de "(sea)-dragon"..
    Succes voor jullie allemaal daarboven!
  • Thomas Winkelmann 3y

    Nice
  • Dirkjan 3y

    Bijzonder !
  • Dirk Blij 3y

    Geweldig
  • Jaap de Graaff 3y

    The dragon arrived, so I understand, and it doesn't spit fire, but eats trash.... :)
  • Ryk Venema 3y

    Very interesting image. Peter Caltner Thanks for the info. I looked it up on Google Maps and your right, this angle is truly more "artistic".
  • Lucyver 3y

    Dát is apart.
    Thanks pc0101 fot the info!
  • Phil Plait 3y

    I'm pretty sure this is actually Lake Rason in Australia, not Puarun in Peru...

    I looked at Lake Puarun using Google maps, and had a hard time matching up the features. They look similar, certainly! But there were too many discrepancies.

    At the time the photo was taken, ISS was over Australia! So I looked around western Australia, and found Lake Rason (maps.google.com/?ll=-28.760436,124.332275&spn=0.96912...) and that's a pretty clear match (even though it's upside-down compared to Andre's picture).
  • Peter Caltner 3y

    Phil Plait Dear Phil, when I first saw this pic I immediately guessed: looks like Australia. What has puzzled me then was the time of exposure as given in the EXIF file: May 23, 5.58 am BST (= British Summer Time), which time is due to the posting via the European branch of flickr. That would be 4.58 am GMT. Obviously, it turns out that this time zone indication is wrong. Taking it as 5.58 am GMT you really have the ISS at 28.58 S, 122.8 E, which is Western Australia. No doubt, that this is Lake Rason, named after the 7th Premier of Western Australia, Sir Hector Rason (1858 - 1927; in office 1905/06).
    It's a salt lake, where permanent evaporation in the heat creates these islands in the lake that disappear after (rare) heavy rainfalls. The lake has no outflow which would remove the salts dissolved from the minerals in the soil and this leads to a gradual increase in salinity. Water with a high content of salt is of such a silvery color, even the Google sat view (from almost overhead) shows that characteristic color.
  • Chakib1971 3y

    Even flink op het gas trappen@@@
  • Epidemiac 3y

    Thank you for sharing our beautiful world with us. You have our immense gratitude. :)
  • Behsat Akyenilmez 1y

    Çok Güzel...
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