The Week In Photos

 
I hope you enjoy these…
 
The sun sets behind the Manhattan skyline. High winds and cold temperatures brought a wintry feel to the New York City area.
 
From under an umbrella, Lilo Haenisch, 73, watches the waves break from the baordwalk at Main Beach in Laguna Beach. "Rain or shine, it’s a beautiful place to be," she said.
 
Animal sculptor Mark Coreth sits atop his giant polar bear made of ice in London’s Trafalgar Square. Activists who gathered there say the melting bear is a symbol of the threat of climate change and the plight of the Arctic in particular
 
A man fishes in Lake Komsomolskoe in a frosty forest region on the outskirts of Minsk. People in Belarus are gearing up for the onset of a long winter.
 
A man douses himself with water to cool down as a fire ripped through a shantytown in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Two children died in the fire in the shantytown on Claro M. Recto Avenue. Police said the fire could have been caused by an electrical short circuit from a jumper wire, or an illegal electrical connection.
 
Tibetan children in traditional costume perform at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharamsala to mark the 20th anniversary of the Dalai Lama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. The Dalai Lama has lived in India along with a government-in-exile since fleeing Tibet in 1959 after a failed uprising against Chinese rule
 
A Brazilian student braces as a line of riot police charge toward him on horseback during a protest against Gov. Jose Roberto Arruda.
 
Zane Cahee and Alex Ketola shovel their neighbor’s walkway after a storm dumped nearly 11 inches of snow.
 
Gary Johnson of Mason City tries to protect himself from the blowing snow while clearing his sidewalk Wednesday. More than 11 inches of snow fell overnight.
 
Surfers and beachcombers are enjoying the high waves and sunshine at Huntington Beach as one storm leaves the Southern California area and another is set to move in.
 
As a light snow falls, a woman plays with dogs in a park.
 
Workers clean the windows at the Alexanderplatz train station. Behind them is a Ferris wheel that is part of a Christmas market.
 

An Australian duck keeps her newly born ducklings in check on the upper lake of the Boat Club in Bhopal, India.
 
The San Gabriel Mountains are cloaked in fresh powder the morning after a winter storm dropped snow and rain on Southern California. Photographed from the deck of the Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor.
 
Noah Johnson, Kohl Christensen and Ibon Amatrian ride a wave during the first round of the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau Competition big wave surfing contest. Thousands of spectators and surfers are flocked to Hawaii’s beaches to see some of the largest waves in the state in half a decade.
 
Photographers Peter Pak, 46, left, Cheol Cho, 57, and Joe Fuhrman, 53, take their best shots of the snowcapped San Gabriel Mountains, forming a picturesque backdrop to the Los Angeles skyline as seen from Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.
 
On the morning after the first of several storms to sweep through Southern Californa, photographer Leslie Kelly takes pictures of the sunrise at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in Huntington Beach.
 
Tate Stratton is thrown from Mortachi during the fifth go-round of bull riding at the National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. There were no qualified bull rides in the round, the first time since 1997.
 
 
At the Melbourne Aquarium, Gentoo penguins speed through their 26,417-gallon pool that is kept at 44.6 degrees Fahrenheit. It also features a light cycle that replicates the Antarctic seasons. Gentoo penguins are the fastest underwater bird.
 
 
Mike Drysdale clears snow from the driveway of his home near Big Bear. Officials say plunging temperatures across the state could cause the snow level to drop as low as 1,500 feet overnight
 

Polar bears play at the zoo in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
 
Some La Cañada Flintridge residents living near the Station fire burn area decorated concrete barriers at the corner of Ocean View Boulevard and Earnslow Drive. The barriers could protect their homes from mud and water that officials fear may come with a winter storm in the region.
 
The sun rises behind ominous-looking clouds Sunday in Dana Point. Forecasters expect two storms to hit Southern California this week, starting tonight. Heavy rain would test measures put in place to contain mudslides in neighborhoods left vulnerable by last summer’s Station fire in the Angeles National Forest.
 
Hope your weekend went more than great !!!

 
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4 Responses to The Week In Photos

  1. Joe says:

    I mightily enjoyed these Bob, thanks for sharing!

  2. Duckie says:

    I see on here that you were able to capture some of my cool "Peeps." Word to the wise..Don’t leave them alone as they have been known to do the Westside Story thing.

  3. Grandma's says:

    Thank you for sharing these pictures, Bob.Hope you have a wonderful week.

  4. Sue says:

    Spectacular pictures, each and every one! Loved the fluffy baby ducks and well, ALL of them! What great candy for the eye—too sweet, Bob. Thanks for the calorie-less treat!

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