Posts Tagged ‘rare’

Skydiver’s Helmet Cam Captures a Falling Meteor Almost Hitting Him

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For the first time ever, a meteor has been captured on camera falling through the sky after it has finished burning. And that’s not all: the baseball-sized space rock nearly slammed into the man behind the camera.
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The Incredible Story Behind the First Ever Photos of a Snow Leopard Making a Kill

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When it comes to wildlife photography, the Snow Leopard is almost unicorn-like. No, it’s not mythical, but it’s almost as hard to capture one of these infamous “gray ghosts of the Himalayas” on camera as it is to track down a creature that doesn’t actually exist.

Imagine, then, how amazed the people on a recent INDRI Ultimate Wildlife Tour were when they got to watch AND photograph a Snow Leopard making a successful kill — a world’s first. Read more…

The Only Camera NASA Ever Brought Back from the Moon Will Soon be Auctioned Off

Update: According to collectSPACE, this might not have been the only camera brought back from the moon. Check out the update at the bottom for details.

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A total of fourteen Hasselblad cameras made it to the moon on the Apollo missions; but of those 14, only one ever made it back. And now, that one camera is going to go home with a lucky (and rich) collector pending an auction at WestLicht in Vienna on March 21st. Read more…

Rare ‘Asian Unicorn’ Photographed for the First Time in 15 Years in Vietnam Forest

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It’s a good day at the World Wildlife Fund when one of your camera traps captures a photo so rare, you won’t find another like it taken in the last 15 years. The photograph shows a “saola,” an animal so rare it is more commonly known as the ‘Asian Unicorn’ and hasn’t been photographed in the wild since 1998. Read more…

Ultra-Rare 2000mm f/11 Nikkor Lens Up On eBay for $25K… Broken

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The last time we wrote about the Nikkor 2000mm f/11 C Reflex lens was in 2010 when a working version of the behemoth was up on eBay for the not-so-affordable price of $19,950. Given that information, how much would you pay for a broken, beat-up version of the same lens 3 years later? Well, someone on eBay thinks it’s worth $25K. Read more…

Incredibly Rare Robert Capa Interview Lets Us Hear His Voice for the Very First Time

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Two days ago, the late great Robert Capa would have turned 100 years old. There was quite a bit of revelry surrounding what would have been the iconic photographer’s centennial, but even though gallery openings and the like all paid homage to the great conflict photographer, one particular release is perhaps most special of all.

Thanks to an incredibly fortuitous set of circumstances, the International Center of Photography has managed to get its hands on and release a copy of an incredibly rare interview Mr. Capa gave back in October of 1947 — affording anyone who didn’t know him the first ever opportunity to hear his voice. Read more…

Andy Warhol’s 1986 SX-70 Polaroid Land Camera Selling on eBay for $50,000

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Iconic artist Andy Warhol is a legend in the arts community. The Andy Warhol Museum — which contains a massive archive of his creations — is actually the largest US museum dedicated to a single artist.

But one thing the museum doesn’t have that you could — assuming you have about $50K in spare change hidden under you couch cushions — is Andy Warhol’s personal SX-70 Polaroid Land Camera. Read more…

Zeiss f/0.7: You Can Now Rent Two of the Largest Aperture Lenses Ever Made

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Want to capture images of a scene that’s lit purely with candlelight? You can now rent a pair of Zeiss f/0.7 lenses — two of the largest aperture lenses ever seen in the history of photography.
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Photographer Captures Rare Photograph of a Sprite with an Aurora

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Check out this aurora photograph captured last Friday night by photographer Mike Hollingshead. See those small red squiggly lines in the sky? That’s an extremely rare form of lightning called a sprite. This photograph is one of the only times a sprite and an aurora have been captured in the same frame.
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The Only Known Photograph of Einstein Deriving his Famous E=mc2 Equation

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At a public lecture in Pittsburgh in 1934, four hundred lucky students were privy to a lecture by Albert Einstein, in which the great man mathematically derived his famous mass-energy equivalence equation: E=mc2. What you see above is a photo from that lecture, and what is thought to be the only surviving photo that shows Einstein working on that derivation. Read more…