bobbycaputo:

Satellite Images That Will Change The Way You See The Earth

Removing ourselves from our surroundings often brings us closer to them. Astronauts speak of the Overview Effect, passing over Earth and seeing it only as a fragile speck in a massive solar system. The desire to protect and preserve is felt, as national boundaries evaporate and a global interdependency is realized. These satellite images are fascinating, overwhelming and thought provoking.

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libutron:

Schweinfurth’s Epidendrum - Epidendrum schweinfurthianum
The terrestrial orchid Epidendrum schweinfurthianum (Asparagales - Orchidaceae), native to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, is a large to giant sized plant that can exceed 4 m tall, it flowers profusely with beautiful branching heads of blooms, purple on the outside and orange-purple inside with yellow tips and a purple multi-lobed lip.
Syn. Oerstedella schweinfurthiana
Reference: [1]
Photo credit: ©Don Crain | Locality: cultivated (2008)

libutron:

Schweinfurth’s Epidendrum - Epidendrum schweinfurthianum

The terrestrial orchid Epidendrum schweinfurthianum (Asparagales - Orchidaceae), native to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, is a large to giant sized plant that can exceed 4 m tall, it flowers profusely with beautiful branching heads of blooms, purple on the outside and orange-purple inside with yellow tips and a purple multi-lobed lip.

Syn. Oerstedella schweinfurthiana

Reference: [1]

Photo credit: ©Don Crain | Locality: cultivated (2008)