Views: Whale Sharks Off Coast Of Cancun, Mexico

CBS Sunday Morning – We leave you this Sunday morning with whale sharks near Holbox Island off the coast of Cancun, in Mexico. Videographer: Lance Milbrand.

As the largest fish in the sea, reaching lengths of 40 feet or more, whale sharks have an enormous menu from which to choose. Fortunately for most sea-dwellers—and us!—their favorite meal is plankton. They scoop these tiny plants and animals up, along with any small fish that happen to be around, with their colossal gaping mouths while swimming close to the water’s surface.

Filter Feeding

The whale shark, like the world’s second largest fish, the basking shark, is a filter feeder. In order to eat, the beast juts out its formidably sized jaws and passively filters everything in its path. The mechanism is theorized to be a technique called “cross-flow filtration,” similar to some bony fish and baleen whales.

Cinematic Travel: ‘Turkey’

Turkey, also called Türkiyecountry that occupies a unique geographic position, lying partly in Asia and partly in Europe. Throughout its history it has acted as both a barrier and a bridge between the two continents.

Turkey is situated at the crossroads of the  BalkansCaucasusMiddle East, and eastern Mediterranean. It is among the larger countries of the region in terms of territory and population, and its land area is greater than that of any European state. Nearly all of the country is in Asia, comprising the oblong peninsula of Asia Minor—also known as Anatolia (Anadolu)—and, in the east, part of a mountainous region sometimes known as the Armenian Highland. The remainder—Turkish Thrace (Trakya)—lies in the extreme southeastern part of Europe, a tiny remnant of an empire that once extended over much of the Balkans.

Filmed and Edited by: Sarwar Ali

Cover Preview: Landscape Magazine – Jan/Feb 2023

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Landscape Photography Magazine – January/February 2023 Issue:

Exploring Death Valley • An Essential Photographic Guide

Death Valley is utterly iconic and much photographed. What are the best ways to get to every depth and peak? QT Luong’s guide to the highlights of this extraordinary location will let you in on every secret

Dusk To Dawn Landscape Photography

Expand your landscape photography potential by shooting long after sundown and on through the night. As Mark Hamblin explains, photography requires very little light

Cinematic Travel: ‘Iceland’

Denis BarbasICELAND – A trip of a lifetime. We spent 10 days on a road trip across this beautiful and unique country, sleeping in a rooftop tent, exploring the land of ice and fire and just having fun and enjoying our time on this trip, a trip that turned out to be our favorite ever, I hope you can see why in this video.

Front Page: The New York Times – January 8, 2023

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Speaker Drama Raises New Fears on Debt Limit

The federal government spends far more money each year than it receives in revenues, producing a budget deficit.
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An emboldened conservative flank and concessions made to win votes could lead to a protracted standoff on critical fiscal issues, risking economic pain.

In Speaker Fight’s Final Hours, Arm-Twisting, Flaring Tempers and Calls From Trump

Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s slog to his post ended with a remarkably public show of intraparty strife that played out in a history-making overnight session.

From Gingrich to McCarthy, the Roots of Governance by Chaos

Mr. Gingrich began the zero-sum politics that mutated into the brand of the Tea Party and Trump M.A.G.A. Republicans and that presaged the raucous speaker battle in the House.

A Lecturer Showed a Painting of the Prophet Muhammad. She Lost Her Job.

After an outcry over the art history class by Muslim students, Hamline University officials said the incident was Islamophobic. But many scholars say the work is a masterpiece.