Thursday, January 1, 2009

Spectacular images of 2008

planes fireThe TinStix of Dynamite team performs during the Al-Ain International Aerobatics Show at the airport in Abu Dhabi

plane pylonsA small aeroplane hangs from high voltage power lines it crashed into near the southern German town of Durach. Rescue services managed to retrieve the two people travelling in the plane by using a large crane

plane crashA cargo plane which slid off the runway at the Brussels Zaventem airport. The plane broke in two, but there were no casualties

palm rainbowFireworks at the opening of Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai

sydney motorbikeAustralian motorcyclist Cam Sinclair performs a double back flip into the harbour in Sydney

stadium fireworksFireworks light up the night sky during the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, held at the National Stadium

stadium demolishThe Wulihe Stadium is seen brought down during a controlled blasting in Shenyang in northeast China's Liaoning province

solar mirrorsA solar park in Sanlucar La Mayor, near Seville. The solar thermal power plant uses mirrors to concentrate the sun's rays onto the top of a tower where it produces steam to drive a turbine, producing electricity

san-diego-planeFirefighters battle flames next to the remains of a military jet that crashed into homes in San Diego, California

ring of fireAlexei Latotskikh performs a stunt during an exhibition in Rostov-on-Don, Russia

canoe throwMembers of the Tao tribe hoist a new fishing boat into the air during a traditional launching ceremony on Orchid Island, Taiwan

camelA man and his camel walk past as the sun is blocked by the moon during a solar eclipse in Gaotai, Gansu province

surfer wipepout

Joel Parkinson wipes out on a powerful 20-foot wave during the O'Neill World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach, Hawaii

surfer flyCJ Hobgood of the US becomes airborne during the third round of the Billabong Pro surfing tournament on the legendary reef break in Teahupoo, Tahiti

sulphur cloudsA sulphur miner works on Kawah Ijen volcanic crater in East Java. The miners trek over five miles with loads weighing up to 220 pounds on their backs to earn £4.50 a day

fire stuntmanFlames come off of a stunt runway model during the Taurus World Stunt Awards at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood

fire iceIcicles hang off wires and a ladder after a fire in a conservation area of Toronto

fire fighter foam

A firefighter walks through a mountain of bubbles after gallons of firefighting foam were accidentally released inside a hangar at the Long Beach Airport in California

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at Namdaemun, South Korea's 'No. 1 national treasure', in Seoul


China's Liang Huo competes in the diving men's 10m platform final event at the National Aquatics Centre during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Game

Time exposure of the Swiss mountain resort of Grindelwald next to the north face of the Eiger mountain

dead fishA man collects dead fish in Guanqiao Lake in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province

flying manFormer professional Swiss military pilot Yves Rossy, also known as Fusionman, flies in the sky like a rocketeer in the southern Swiss Alps near Bex

football flaresRed Star Belgrade's fans light torches during the Serbian First Division match against Mladost Lucani in Belgrade

gormley shipA figure from Antony Gormley's 'Another Place' welcomes one of the Tall Ships to Merseyside as it sails past the Burbo Bank windfarm on its approach to the Port of Liverpool


Parma hams are seen at the Pio Tosini storehouse in Parma, Italy

holy weekPenitents light their candles before a Holy Week procession in Zamora, northern Spain

No comments: