Branching Out

Branching Out

Source: Adriana Franco

On April 9, 2012, National Geographic's "Photo of the Day" selection was this striking aerial image submitted by photographer Adriana Franco. The fractal patterns against the white background create a mysterious composition of which the complexity can only be appreciated from an elevated perspective.

The veiny geometry that appears to be stripped branches of trees or the Lichtenberg figures of a lightning strike are actually patterns left behind by rivers having run their course and drying out within the saline desert of Baja, California.

Exotic Sunset

Exotic Sunset

Homeland Security Checkpoints

Homeland Security Checkpoints