Gr8at: Van Gogh Immersive Experience

As such a big fan of Van Gogh, I just had to share these photographs from the Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience in Spitalfields, London. The spectacular artwork is shown on 20,000 square feet, featuring two-story projections of his most compelling works.

Gr8at: Striking Sporting Images from 2021

When I saw this feature on the BBC website celebrating their favourite images of the year I just had to share my favourites with you. 2021 has been tough but I hope you all have a wonderful 2022. All photographs from Getty Images and subject to copyright

This explosive image is Joey Logano and Cole Custer following an on-track incident at the Nascar Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Florida
This scenic shot is of USA’s David Colturi diving from the 27.5m rock platform at the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Mayo, Ireland
Taken in March, Players of the Ordynskoye district ice hockey team and HC Sibir Novosibirsk take part in a friendly on the frozen Orda River in Russia’s Novosibirsk region
The inspirational American gymnast Simone Biles captured using combined multiple exposures, warming up prior to the women’s balance beam final during the Tokyo Olympics
Britain’s Emma Raducanu tosses a tennis ball to fans just after beating Maria Sakkari to reach the US Open women’s final. She would win the final two days later, in my sporting highlight of the year.
China’s Zheng Tao competes in the men’s 100m freestyle on day two of the Tokyo Paralympics. He winning 4 gold medals in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic
China’s badminton team cheer in a circle before the Uber Cup final against Japan of the Thomas & Uber Cup in Aarhus, Denmark. China won 3-1.
Germany’s Tobias Muller falls in this brilliantly timed photograph as Austria’s Johannes Aujesky competes in the men’s ski cross at the FIS Cross World Cup in Zhangjiakou, China

Gr8at: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2021

When I saw some of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2021 on the BBC website I just had to share my favourites. Feel free to let me know which one you prefer most or if you have any big interest in astronomy.

This striking image of The Pleiades (also known as the Seven Sisters and Messier 45) is by JASHANPREET SINGH DINGRA
This shot of four different expositions by JIAJUN HUA was taken 10 miles away from the Lujiazui financial district in Shanghai.
STEFAN LIEBERMANN took this gorgeous photograph of the Milky Way over lavender fields in Valensole, France.
LARRYN RAE captured the aurora borealis in Iceland with 20 images.
YOVIN YAHATHUGODA took this remarkable photo of a Wolf-Rayet star.
This striking photo was taken in China by YANG SUTIE.
REMI LEBLANC-MESSAGER from France shared this delightful skyline.
Australian STEVEN MOHR took this spectacular photograph of the Flame Nebula

Gr8at: World Nature Photography Awards 2020

As I often say, nature really is incredible. And a big part of nature is the wonderful wildlife. So please enjoy these winners from 2020. Do you have a favourite? Can you guess the overall winner?

Animals in their habitat category – Thomas Vijayan
Black and white category – Harry Skeggs
People and nature category – Naomi Rose
Animal portraits category – Nick Dale
Behaviour – Amphibians and reptiles category – Vittorio Ricci
Nature art category – Dipanjan Pal
Black and white category – Robert Nowak
Animals in their habitat category – Vladimir Cech

Gr8at: BBC Winterwatch

BBC nature show Winterwatch has encouraged viewers to send in photographs of the winter wildlife. These are the ones I prefer most. Do you have a favourite?

Alister Kemp took this image of a mountain hare in the Scottish Highlands.
Adam Walters photographed this frosty fungi.
Photographer Chris Draper spotted these four wonderful stags
This was taken by Lisa Wood in Nairnshire, Scotland
Raymond Leinster captured this red squirrel in the snow
This striking mage is from Gaz m from Lincolnshire.
DJH Flickr captured said that this little stonechat bird.
Anniison photographed the multicolour winter leaf.

Gr8at: #BeautifulLibraries

I haven’t been doing much reading as I’ve been busy writing. But if I was in one of these liteart sanctuaries, that would definitely change! Here are eight of the world’s most beautiful libraries from all around the world. Do you have a favourite?

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Gr8at: #TheTigerKing

Tiger King

The Tiger King has been the record-breaking documentary of the summer, focusing in the world of big cats conservation and the eccentric characters within it. Pivotal to the Netflix series is the role between Joe Exotic the self-confessed “gay, gun-carrying redneck with a mullet” and Carole Baskin, described by her husband as the “Mother Teresa of cats”. Here are eight quotes that help sum up the madness and mayhem with the seven part series.

You can see how they go from being so sweet to tearing your face off, just like that, and it’s amazing to have that range.” – Carole Baskin

People don’t come to see the tigers; they come to see me.” – Joe Exotic

“I don’t watch news on television, unless there’s a cat involved.” – Carole Baskin

I can assure you’re going to get closer to tigers and lions here than you would anywhere in the world. Matter of fact, you’re gonna get so close I can almost promise you some of you will be urinated on. – Joe Exotic

“This is my little town. I’m the mayor, the prosecutor, the cop, and executioner.” – Joe Exotic

“Ladies and gentlemen, before you hear it on the news, I’m gonna tell you myself. About an hour ago, we had an incident where one of the employees stuck their arm through the cage and a tiger tore her arm off. I can give you your money back, or I can give you a rain check. Why don’t you come back at another day?” – Joe Exotic

“People Every Day Are Like, ‘You Must Have The Most Incredible Life To Live With 187 Big Cats.'” – Joe Exotic

“I really appreciate the fact that none of these people like me.” – Carole Baskin