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An Artist Has Made This Badass Raven Costume Entirely By Hand

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According to Rah-Bop, an illustrator and video game artist living in Seattle: “Since I get the impression it’s acceptable to dress up as an animal person at AC I took the opportunity to make a costume out of Rue, my D&D character, which I’ve been wanting to do for a while. If you see me, please feel free to say hi.” Continue »

Rio Olympics 2016 Team GB Athletes Strip Off For Campaign To Encourage Schoolgirls To Take Up Exercise

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Stef Reid (left), Amber Hill (centre) and Bryony Shaw (right) are among Team GB’s leading contenders for gold medals in Brazil. (Photo: CAVENDISH / Bluebella.com / Alisa Connan / The Daily Mail)

Sporty is sexy! Three Team GB athletes going for gold in Rio this summer have stripped down to their lingerie to show that a sporty body is a sexy body. Windsurfer Bryony Shaw, skeet shooter Amber Hill and Paralympian long jumper Stefanie Reid have posed for Bluebella‘s BeStrongBeBeautiful campaign to encourage young women not to neglect sport at school. Research has revealed that more than half of secondary school girls drop out of sport after the age of 13 due to body issues and negative experiences of PE lessons. Continue »

Atkins Ciwem Environmental Photographer Of The Year 2016 Winners

The overall awards winners have been announced in the 2016 Atkins Ciwem environmental photographer of the year competition, an annual international showcase for thought-provoking photography and video that tackles a wide range of environmental themes.

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The environmental photographer of the year 2016 is awarded to Sara Lindström for her imposing photograph “Wildfire”.

Swedish-born Sara picked up photography while studying in South Africa, and is now based in the Canadian Rockies. Her projects have seen her travel across more than 50 countries, capturing the beauty of the more remote corners of the Earth. “It was an exceptionally warm day in July in southern Alberta when I came across this massive pinkish smoke plume rising high towards the sky. The big flames were thriving on the dry land and had me completely mesmerized in fear and awe”. (Photo by Sara Lindström/2016 EPOTY) Continue »

This Photographer Has Captured Stunning Images Of America’s Most Intense Storms From An Extraordinarily Close Perspective

These stunning images capture some of America’s most intense storms from an extraordinarily close perspective. They showcase the power of Mother Nature with terrifying tornadoes, supercells and lightning. Storm-chaser Maximilian Conrad of Germany captured the images while on a “chase-cation” with friends in the U.S. Together with pals Dennis, Lars and Heiko, Max chased ferocious storms across Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas in search of the perfect shot.

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A panoramic view of the almost stationary supercell. Woodward, Oklahoma on May 24, 2016. (Photo by Maximilian Conrad/Caters News) Continue »

Mermaid Tights That Make It Look Like You’re Developing A Tail

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What was your dream when you were a child? To be a mermaid or a dragon, perhaps? Well, we’ve got some good news for you! You can now come closer to making your childhood dreams come true with these beautiful mermaid and dragon tights by Daniel Struzyna, aka tinkercast, on Etsy. The tights are made with handmade silicone scales and they will definitely make you feel like a true mermaid or dragon. Continue »

Kennel Club Dog Photographer Of The Year 2016

Puppies, pugs and the perfect antidote to political pandemonium, it’s the Kennel Club’s dog photographer of the year competition.

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This photo issued by the Kennel Club was taken by Monika Madi from the UK, of her puppy chewing a hat. It has won third place in the puppy category in the Kennel Club dog photographer of the year competition. (Photo by Monika Madi/PA Wire) Continue »

Artist Duo Uses Twigs And Flowers To Create Intricate Portraits Out Of Mother Nature

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Brooke and Vicki‘s introduction to art was somewhat the same, just generations apart. Vicki was inspired by her mother (Brooke’s grandmother) – a designer and photographer – whose decorating of their 1960’s ranch in the California valley was effortlessly modern and way ahead of its time. Continue »

Illustrator Draws On Her Self-Portraits To Create Fun, Whimsical Images

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Based in Brisbane, Australia, Lauren Carney is “a polly pocket sized artist” with “a fine appreciation of all things handmade, arty, crafty and vintage”. Not only does she create wonderful illustrations, she also has a knack for combining her drawings with her photographic self-portraits to produce delightful and whimsical images. Continue »

Chalk Artist Reimagines Darth Vader In Steamy 3D Portrait

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If you have always been a little intimidated by the Star Wars’ Darth Vader, artist Chris Carlson’s latest chalk drawing may help you see him from a more light-hearted perspective. Created for the Denver Chalk Art Festival, Carlson’s new piece is a humorous one that depicts the sinister Sith Lord half naked, wearing only his red, polka-dotted underwear. Taking inspiration from Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam, Darth Vader is posing in the exact same position as Adam in the famous painting. Continue »

Artist Nimbly Creates Incredible Tiny Sculptures From Pencils

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Precision is key for Russian artist Salavat Fidai (previously), whose pop culture-inspired pencil carvings we previously featured. His designs have now expanded to include architecture and social media. The freelancer quit his high-paying management position in law two years ago to transition to a more peaceful, enjoyable life. Continue »

This Golden Carved Nissan GT-R Made A Huge Impression At The Tokyo Motor Show 2016

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Kuhl-Racing Nissan GT-R is something that you could not miss at the 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon. Its appearance is by far and away the most insane the world has ever seen. That engraved gold metal paint job is a masterpiece. Yup, it is a paint job, not a wrap. First, they made the engravings to the body panels and then painted them to achieve this unique look. Continue »

Wedding Photo Shoot Goes Wrong After A Snake Makes A Surprise Appearance

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Wedding photographer Maddie Mae decided to bring Loretts Laura and Johnny Benson out into the country to take their special wedding photos but that turned out to be a bad idea. The couple got ambushed by a rattlesnake and the groom got bit. Lucky for him the bite wasn’t poisonous and he was able to bounce back with a smile. Continue »

1920s Fashion Through The Lens Of Police Mugshots

Between 1910 and 1930, a series of 2500 ‘special photographs’ were taken by the New South Wales Police Department.

Group of Criminals, Central 1921
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This negative was found wrapped in a paper sleeve on which is written: ‘Group of criminals, Central 1921’. The subjects are not named, but the woman on the left is believed to be Eileen Leigh or Barry (daughter of Kate Leigh). The man on the far right in the back row may be Stephen Doyle, and the man to the left of him Kenneth McLelland (or McCrerrand). The man third from the left in that row may be the pickpocket and three-card trickster known as Frederick Mewson, and the man far left in the front row is likely the pickpocket known as Norman Smith. Continue »

When Two Paintings Fall In Love: Man Proposes During 2D Photoshoot

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Meet Dan Levine and his then-girlfriend, Cristina Cordova. Dan had been wanting to propose to his girlfriend of six-and-a-half-years, so he asked his friend, Alexa Mead for some help. He then convinced his girlfriend that Alexa wanted to paint them and do a photoshoot for fun. Continue »

Teacher Gave Her Students A Chance To Be Creative On The Last Day Of School

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This is first grade teacher Chris-ShaRee Castlebury. She wanted to do something special for her class on the last day of school. Continue »