Lesotho is one of the most unique countries on the planet. It’s the southernmost landlocked country, the largest country that’s entirely surrounded by another country, and the highest country on Earth. Yet, it doesn’t really show up on too many people’s radar. With the arrival of Google Street View imagery this month to Lesotho, it’s time to shed some light on the world’s largest enclave.
As a follow up to yesterday’s fabulous elephant shadow, here’s an equally cool giraffe shadow in Oakland zoo! I think these are ace 😀 Thanks to Paul LaVigne and Vladimir Vysotsky.
Tuesday, 21st February 2006
No prizes for identifing this animal in Houston zoo, Texas – it’s an elephant! Thanks to Artemis and Dave Garcia.
Monday, 20th February 2006
Here’s a sad image of a dead or dying whale on a beach in South Africa. It seems that people are having to try to save beached whales increasingly often, and sadly there’s some suggestion that our marine sonar systems…
Monday, 13th February 2006
This is Whipsnade Wild Animal Park in Bedfordshire, England. Whipsnade is one of Europe’s largest wildlife conservation parks – it’s home to more than 2,500 animals, many of which are endangered in the wild. Thanks to Google’s new upgraded imagery,…
Friday, 3rd February 2006
This is San Francisco’s popular tourist spot, Pier 39, and covering nearly every square inch of those floating docks in the harbour are hundreds upon hundreds of sea lions. The light coloured patch in the middle-left is the only bit…
Wednesday, 14th December 2005
What do you guys think, could this really be two whales off the coast of California? Looks pretty convincing to me! Thanks to Tara Wells. (Very sneaky Tara, but it worked! 😉 )
Friday, 29th July 2005
Previously on Google Sightseeing
On May 2, 1568, Mary Queen of Scots escaped from Loch Leven Castle. After having been imprisoned on this isolated…
On May 1, 1931, the Empire State Building was dedicated. The 103-storey skyscraper was the tallest building in the world…