January 26, 2013 |
On ltsukushima island, off the coast of Hiroshima in Japan, Steve Kato photographed the torii that stands in front of 12 th century ltsukushima Shinto Shrine. At high tide, water surrounds the vermillion gate, which stands about 52 feet high. Kato and his wife, Kathleen, visited ltsukushima in spring 2011, just in time to see its cherry blossoms in full bloom. The San Gabriel resident used a Nikon D60. To submit your photos, visit our reader photo gallery . When you upload your photos, tell us where they were taken and when.
January 7, 2013 |
SEATTLE -- An Arctic drilling rig beached for several days on a remote, rocky shore in southern Alaska was refloated early Monday and towed toward safe harbor in a sheltered bay on Kodiak Island. The Kulluk, which ran aground New Year's Eve after it broke free of its tow lines during severe weather, was hooked up to new lines and hoisted off the rocks toward safety during a high tide. Officials with the U.S. Coast Guard and Shell Alaska, which operated the rig during offshore oil operations this summer, were taking the vessel to a location in Kiliuda Bay, where it could be carefully inspected for damage.
October 31, 2012 |
BABYLON, N.Y. -- Mike Haynes' phone keeps ringing. He is a real estate appraiser and super storm Sandy has made him a wanted man. Many pending real estate transactions in the area require another inspection, to make sure the storm didn't do enough damage to change the value of the house. The power is still out in his part of town. To keep his phone charged -- and the calls from banks and agents coming -- Haynes has run an extension cord from his neighbor's generator across a few puddles into his house.
October 29, 2012 |
NEW YORK -- The city that never sleeps resembled one that clearly does. Even Lady Liberty seemed to doze Monday as she faded in and out of view, shrouded in mist swirling over the whitecaps of New York's harbor as Hurricane Sandy crept closer to the city. On land, streets that normally are jammed at the start of the workweek were nearly deserted save for emergency workers and gawkers who couldn't resist watching the rivers, the harbor and the sea rise around them. "I don't think the flood is really going to get all the way to our apartment," Nicholas Martin said hopefully -- and a bit uncertainly -- as he stood at the end of a street that drops off into the harbor, in Brooklyn's Red Hook neighborhood.
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April 28, 2012 |
Helicopters circled, crowds gathered to gawk and worry, and traffic snarled along Pacific Coast Highway as a disoriented dolphin circled in the shallow, murky waters of the Bolsa Chica wetlands Friday. The 7-foot dolphin - nicknamed Fred by some of the spectators - apparently swam mistakenly into the wetlands with five companions earlier in the week. While the dolphin's pod mates returned to sea, the one called Fred stayed behind. "They were probably chasing fish through the Huntington Harbour and lost their way," said Dean Gomersall, animal care supervisor with the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach.
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January 7, 2012 |
Large, powerful waves pounded the Southern California coastline Friday, causing one pier to close as officials warned beachgoers to exercise caution. A high-surf advisory through Saturday, issued by the National Weather Service, forecasts swells of up to 10 feet, high tides and possible flooding in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. The monstrous waves drew thrill-seeking surfers into the ocean and observers to the beaches. But officials advised those in and near the sea to be aware of waves powerful enough to topple unsuspecting people walking on the beach.