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Fantastic Photos of New York Reflected in Glass

120 Fantastic Photos of New York Reflected in Glass

Donna Dotan has a self-described obsession with symmetry. Her prowess with architectural photography is well applied in her personal project, “Reflections from Above”, where she captures striking images of New York City reflected in the glass of skyscrapers. She describes the project as a treasure hunt, and says that she is looking for an all-glass skyscraper to add more reflections to her series.

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Yokohama Sand Art Exhibition

119 Yokohama Sand Art Exhibition
Sand sculptor Zhang Weikang of China works on the Chinese section of a large sand sculpture at the site of Yokohama Sand Art Exhibition – Culture City of East Asia 2014 on July 16, 2014 in Yokohama, Japan. Producer and sand sculptor Katsuhiko Chaen invited artists from around the world including South Korea and China, to recreate the World Heritage and historical buildings in China, Japan and South Korea. The exhibition will be open from July 19 to November 3, 2014. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

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“Been on More Roofs than Santa Claus”

Llion and Dachshund – Friends Forever

116 Llion and Dachshund   Friends Forever

A 500-pound lion and an 11-pound dog have formed an unlikely friendship, proving that cats and dogs really can get along. Bonedigger the lion and Milo the dachshund live together at Garold Wayne Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Okla., along with three other dogs. The puppies were introduced to Bonedigger in 2008 when he was just a 4-week-old cub.

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Amazing Creature Colonies

114 Amazing Creature Colonies
A huge herd of of hippopotamus crowd into a pool at the end of the dry season in Luangwa National Park, Zambia, Africa. (Photo by Mark Boulton/Ardea/Caters News)

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Winners of the Dronestagram Contest 2014

110 Winners of the Dronestagram Contest 2014
First prize. Taken over Bali Barat National Park, Denpasar, Bali. Made with a GoPro Hero 2 camera. (Photo by Capungaero)

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Flowers in the Wild by Adnan Mirani

17 Flowers in the Wild by Adnan Mirani

The Plants like flower grow up in the wild. Spring 2014 near Paveh, Kermanshah, Iran. In photographs by Adnan Mirani.

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The Joys of the Water Slide

14 The Joys of the Water Slide

Krista Long began snapping pics of people sliding down a water slide after many visits to the local water park with her tween daughters. “I set up my lawn chair to watch the entertainment as bodies shot one by one out the blue tube, suspended ever so briefly before crashing into the pool below,” Long told ABC News. “I started bringing my camera set to the highest shutter speed, hoping to freeze that moment in time just an instant before the plunge.” The result is an action-packed series of photos on Long’s Flickr page that show emotions ranging, she says, “from pure joy to fear, in anticipation of the inevitable splash-down!”

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Lifeguarding Ladies Compete in New Jersey

13 Lifeguarding Ladies Compete in New Jersey
The National parks department hosts the 30th annual “All-Women Lifeguard Tournament” in Sandy Hook NJ. July 30, 2014. (Photo by Anthony Causi)

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Winners of the National Geographic Photo Contest 2014

12 Winners of the National Geographic Photo Contest 2014
First Place Winner: “The Independence day”. While on storm chasing expeditions in the Tornado Alley in USA I have encountered many photogenic supercell storms. This photograph was taken while we were approaching the storm near Julesburg, Colorado on My 28th, 2013. The storm was tornado warned for more than one hour, but stayed an LP storm through all its cycles and never produced a tornado, just occasional brief funnels, large hail and some rain. Photo location: Julesburg, Colorado, USA. (Photo and caption by Marko Korošec/National Geographic Photo Contest)

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Cute & Whimsical Game of Thrones Mason Jar Labels

11 Cute & Whimsical Game of Thrones Mason Jar Labels

These are Game of Thrones-themed Mason Jar Soup Labels by Jenni of Etsy shop ArcadiaArtistry. She’s selling 7 different designs: Targaryen Hot & Sour Soup, Lannister Lentil Soup, Stark Winter Melon Soup, and more. The jars and soups themselves are not included, but who needs jars and soups when you’ve got cute little Game of Thrones-themed labels? Exactly. But I guess those other things would come in handy too.

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Litographs Tattoos: Wearable Tributes to Iconic Books

1303 Litographs Tattoos: Wearable Tributes to Iconic Books

A beautiful collection of (temporary) literary tattoos, and a chance to join the World’s Longest Tattoo Chain. The project titled “Litographs”, had their tattoos designed in the form of texts taken from 15 classic books such as The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Ulysses, and Les Misérables.

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Polish Artist Covers City Streets In Intricate Lace Patterns

1302 Polish Artist Covers City Streets In Intricate Lace Patterns

Just because street art is a relatively modern development doesn’t mean that it should only feature modern artistic styles. NeSpoon, a street artist in Poland, creates beautiful pieces of street art that imitate intricate traditional lacework.

Nespoon doesn’t limit herself to just spray paint and stencils, either (as fantastic as they are). For some pieces, she has filled sidewalk cracks with cement that she then decorated with her elegant designs. For others, she has created webs of actual crocheted lace doilies in public spaces. Her art is proof that almost any sort of artistic medium can be brought into public spaces through street art.

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Little Giant Girl Marches through Liverpool

1301 Little Giant Girl Marches through Liverpool
Puppeteers operate the The Little Giant Girl, one of the giant Royal De Luxe street puppets taking part in Liverpool’s World War I centenary commemorations as she walks through the streets of Liverpool on July 25, 2014 in Liverpool, England. French street theatre company Royal de Luxe are putting on a show throughout the city as part of Liverpool’s World War I centenary commemorations from July 23-27. The giant puppet grandmother has slept in the hall for two days as part of “Memories of August 1914”. As the giants tour the city the Little Girl Giant and her dog Xolo will meet up with the giant Grandmother telling the story of life leading up to World War One. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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Photo of the Day: Run, Sheep, Run!

1300 Photo of the Day: Run, Sheep, Run!

Baaaad move…mountain sheep being herded off the roadway by cyclist Brendan Cassidy who was escorting Marathon winner Eugene McCarthy, who lead the race for 26.2 miles, and finished in a time of 02:47:32 in the annual Run Killarney Festival, starting outside Sneem Village, through Molls Gap and into Killarney National Park. Over 2000 athletes competed in The Run Killarney festival, on Saturday, organised by Elite Management, with 3 great races – a full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10Km. (Photo by Valerie O’Sullivan)