Hexacopter-filmed ‘tiny planet’ 360° panoramic music video for “Crossing Borders” by Booka Shade. Cool!
"The Sonepur Mela is organized every year in the Hindu month of Kartik (November). The mela (fair) is held on the embankment of The River Ganga and Gandak at Sonepur.This mela is billed as one of the worlds largest cattle fairs. This may be true for the crowds of people it attracts, but there really is not that many animals. This year 2009 there where 50 elephants for sale, here are some of being washed in the early morning along the River Ganga."
"A photographer friend and I went out to shoot the Geminid meteor shower together last month. Around 2AM the clouds started rolling in, making astrophotography next to impossible. However it nicely reflected the lights of Bangor and Brewer and lit up the ground enough to shoot a spherical panorama of us stargazing in the field. Orion and Jupiter are clearly visible in the brightest part of the sky. Shot with a Nikon D700 @ 15mm, f/2.8, ISO 2500, 30 seconds. I turned the LED flashlight on for about 12 seconds during one of the exposures. I took 2 rows of 6 photos plus two extra shots of my friend and me.More photos on my blog: http://www.aaronpriestphoto.com/stargazing/ ”
"NASA’s Mars Exploration Program (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS) Curiosity Rover’s Self Portrait at "John Klein" Drilling Site This self-portrait of NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity combines 66 exposures taken by the rover’s Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the Sol 177th of Curiosity’s work on Mars (Feb. 3, 2013). The rover is positioned at a patch of flat outcrop called "John Klein", which was selected as the site for the first rock-drilling activities by Curiosity. The self-portrait was acquired to document the drilling site.The rover’s robotic arm is not visible in the mosaic. MAHLI, which took the component images for this mosaic, is mounted on a turret at the end of the arm. Wrist motions and turret rotations on the arm allowed MAHLI to acquire the mosaic’s component images. The arm was positioned out of the shot in the images or portions of images used in the mosaic. At the bottom of this panorama is the hole in a rock. The drilling took place on Feb. 8, 2013, or Sol 182, Curiosity’s 182nd Martian day of operations. The sample-collection hole is 0.63 inch (1.6 centimeters) in diameter and 2.5 inches (6.4 centimeters) deep. The "mini drill" test hole near it is the same diameter, with a depth of 0.8 inch (2 centimeters).The images for full panorama obtained by the rover’s 34-millimeter Mast Camera. The mosaic, which stretches about 30,000 pixels width, includes 113 images taken on Sol 170 and an additional 17 images taken on Sol 176."
Just like being there! “Curiosity rover: Martian solar day 2” - a 360º interactive panorama of the landscape of Mars around Curiosity.
…related to the last, Ken Murphy also made this supercool panoramic time-lapse from a hill near his house in San Francisco.
360º panoramas of Hiroshima taken after the atomic bomb, from the 360Cities Blog.