A church that looks like a chicken has become an internet sensation. The Church by the Sea in Madeira Beach, Florida, US has caused quite a flap as a chicken’s eyes, beak and wings can be made out. Built in the 1940s, the church has a tall cross which lights up to direct fishermen back to the land. It wasn’t intended to look like a chicken - the church’s bird-like features are used as a compass to direct sailors - its wings represent East and West, while its beak and tail symbolise North and South.
Lightning shoots over the Seabreeze Bridge in Daytona Beach, Florida. Storm chaser Jason Weingart regularly braves inclement conditions to take photos and video of violent storms all over America. We will have a picture gallery of his storm shots on the Telegraph site later today. Picture: Jason Weingart / Caters News
An Atlas V 401 rocket streaks into the sky from the Cape Canaveral launch pad in Florida on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. The spacecraft carries NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-K (TDRS-K) into orbit. According to NASA the TDRS-K spacecraft is part of the next-generation series in the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System, a constellation of space-based communication satellites providing tracking, telemetry, command and high-bandwidth data return services… MORE
Shopping for guns while Obama proposes restrictions
Gun shop customers shop for weapons as they listen to a live stream of a President Barack Obama’s gun control proposals at the Bullet Hole gun shop in Sarasota, Fla. on Jan. 16. Picture: Brian Blanco / Reuters
Sao Doan, 5, right, watches as her mom, Tiffany Ringer, both of Kenneth City, snaps a photo of Spider- Man (aka Merrill Hunt, 43, of Clearwater) as he washes her window at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. Picture: Cherie Diez/Tampa Bay Times/Zuma PressJan
A lightning bolt strikes just a few feet away from John Cobb in his back garden in Orange City, Florida. He had ventured into his garden to snap a storm and photographed several streaks of lightning, but a bolt from the blue almost took him out when it struck just a few feet from him. Picture: John Cobb / Barcroft Media