Front Row At China’s Awe-Inspiring Military Parade
Spectacle and sheer size of an awe-inspiring scale are two things that China can certainly bring to the table. The military parade the country held yesterday, commemorating the end of World War II, could very well be its most impressive performance yet. 12,000 troops, 500 pieces of military hardware, 200 aircraft of various types, and god knows how many spectators (as well as Vladimir Putin) were on hand for this dazzling display of synchronization and military might. Take a front row seat at The Atlantic.
Stopping Elephant Poaching–And Joseph Kony–At The Same Time
Most of us would like to see the end of elephant poaching. And most of us would like to see the end of African terrorist Joseph Kony. But what most of us might not realize is that stopping one might just stop the other. For years, Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army have contributed to the slaughter of about 30,000 African elephants annually. And with illegal ivory a very hot commodity (carved tusks can sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars in China), Kony can then fund much of his group’s terrorist activities. Join the fight to stop both poaching and Kony at National Geographic.
Abstract Modern Art Or Aerial Photography?
While aerial photography can certainly be both beautiful and surreal, perhaps, more than anything, it’s useful in revealing the affects we’ve had on our planet. We carve the earth into everything from farms and ponds to ski trails and music festival sites. We leave a mark that is thoroughly bizarre, sometimes harmful and sometimes benign, across this planet. From the massive moonscape of Burning Man to the utterly alien crop circles of Saudi Arabia, discover the view from above at The Washington Post.