Large, colorful, and plenty noisy, the Hyacinth Macaws (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) are the royalty of the macaws and parrots. Like many other related species, they form long term pairs. They are threatened by the cage bird trade, in addition to habitat loss, so please never encourage the keeping of these birds as pets (especially not alone). I photographed these birds in the Refúgio Ecológico Caiman, in Brazil's Pantanal, where they are fairly well protected; the white sky is not processed, just a function of an overcast morning and having to expose for the birds.
Franco is teaming up with one of his former teachers, Palo Alto High School journalism teacher Esther Wojcicki, to teach an eight-part film class that is open to all local students, grades 9 through 12. Franco announced the class on his Instagram Friday night with a selfie
My friend +Scott Manley put together this amazing time lapse video of what the sky would look like if you could see the movement of the asteroids. He kind of forgot to mention you'd have to sit still for about 3 years to see the movement on his video!