A ‘flying man’ flies through the air, descending from a 30m tall pole using nothing but jute rope, performing the Danza de los Voladores near Monte Alban, Mexico.
Space shuttle Atlantis clears the tower on the final launch of the space shuttle program, STS-135. Once clear of the tower, control is transferred from the Kennedy Space Centre to Mission Control in Houston for the duration of the flight.
The Endeavour boys (from left to right Mark Kelly, commander; Greg Chamitoff, Andrew Feustel, European Space Agency’s Roberto Vittori, Michael Fincke, and Gregory H. Johnson, pilot) ham it up for the cameras upon their arrival at the Kennedy Space Centre for the second launch attempt of space shuttle Endeavour, STS-134.
Secured in the Orbiter Processing Facility after her successful STS-133 mission, space shuttle Discovery is prepared for decomissioning and display at the Smithsonian Institution. Underneath Discovery and looking forward from roughly amidships, the orbiter’s Thermal Protection System tiles stretch forward toward the nose landing gear.
Consuming 20,000 pounds of propellants every second, space shuttle Discovery lights up the lagoons of the Kennedy Space Centre on the final flight of her career.
The Prince Shoal, or Haute-Fond Light, rises above the oily-calm waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, offshore from Tadoussac, Quebec. An armored Goliath of concrete and steel, its unique shape helps it to shed the crushing sea ice of winter.
A great blue heron takes flight from Georgian Bay’s Wreck Island.
A raccoon poses for the camera, taking a break from foraging in fields recently uncovered by the snowpack.
Up close and personal with a friendly mute swan.
The Toronto Islands and skyline stand reflected in perfect black ice, almost half a kilometre offshore in the city’s outer harbour.
Claudette Abrams’ Flight Path gets the polar panorama treatment during Rogue Wave 2007, turning the Ward’s Island field into its own miniature planet.
A perfectly preserved mink skull evokes monster movies of yore, just in time for Hallowe’en.
A lovely early snowdrop prepares to flower, after a cold March rain.
A curious mink peers into the camera lens, offshore from Pointe au Baril, Georgian Bay.
Twilight settles over Mont St. Michel in Normandy, France.
The sun sets over Quebec City’s famed Chateau Frontenac, in this high resolution panorama photographed during Island to Ocean.
A surfboard does double duty as a menu on playa Carazalillo, Puerto Escondido, Mexico.
Hardwater sailing on Toronto’s frozen inner harbour, as the ferry Ongiara crunches along the edge of the black ice sheet.
A skydiver claims the prize, making a pinpoint sunset landing to grab the cold cerveza on playa Zicatela, Puerto Escondido, Mexico.
The Tadoussac Hotel dominates the landscape on the shores of the St. Lawrence River, Québec.
The sun sets over the solid granite of One Tree Island, as seen from the Churchill Islands, Georgian Bay.
A ’57 Chevy inexplicably rusts into the solid granite of the Canadian Shield of the Bourchier Islands.
The Toronto Island community comes out for a panoramic portrait on Gala Day, 2008.
The lights of Toronto come on at night in this high resolution panorama, as seen from the Toronto Islands Centre Island.