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Photos

Russian Photographer Takes Images With Real Animals

0 Russian Photographer Takes Images With Real Animals
There’s no need to suspend your disbelief when viewing these stunning photographs – the exquisite images are the real-life interactions between humans and animals. Photos by Katerina Plotnikova. Enjoy!

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Animals

Metal Cats: Hardcore Metal Musicians Pose With Their Cats

110 Metal Cats: Hardcore Metal Musicians Pose With Their Cats
Musicians and fans of the metal music community often get a bad rap because of their dark, gruff and tattooed looks. The adorable set of photos published in Metal Cats by Alexandra Crockett sets out to change all that by getting accomplished metal musicians to pose with their feline friends and show off their softer sides.

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Travel

2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, Week 1

The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is now accepting submissions. Official categories include: “Travel Portraits”, “Outdoor Scenes”, “Sense of Place” and “Spontaneous Moments”. The contest is accepting entries until June 30.

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“The Monk”. Mount Athos is not just one thing – it is many things combined; and each monk with his own personal history. They chant along with the sounds of nature, uniquely tuned to a divine frequency. Peaceful, calm, restful. You can hear about all the miracles that have occurred and changed the lives of people within and without the place. A feeling of isolation engulfs you from the moment you board the little boat, giving you a sense that you are suspended between the sea and sky… Photo location: Holly Mount Athos, Greece. (Photo and caption by Dimitris Vlaikos/National Geographic Photo Contest)

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Sport

ABSA Cape Epic Mountain Bike Race in South Africa

17 ABSA Cape Epic Mountain Bike Race in South Africa
Riders compete in the final stage of the annual ABSA Cape Epic mountain bike stage race, Cape Town, South Africa, 30 March 2014. The multi day stage race is know as the “Tour de France” of mountain biking and sees 1,200 riders riding 720km in seven days. The race includes the worlds leading professional racers along with amateur cyclists. (Photo by Kim Ludbrook/EPA)

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Advertising

‘Stop the Violence, Don’t Speed’ Ad Campaign

16 Stop the Violence, Don’t Speed Ad Campaign
The ‘Stop the Violence’ advertising campaign by Brazilian agency Terremoto Propaganda aims to reduce the risk of accidents on the road. The visually grabbing print campaign shows a vehicle painted on the face of one person and the fist of another, drawing the comparison between what is widely known to be intentional violence, such as punching someone in the face, with what many incorrectly consider unintentional, like speeding or unsafe lane changes. Let us know what you think about this campaign in the comments below.

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World Non-stop

Fans On The Hong Kong Sevens Rugby Tournament

11 Fans On The Hong Kong Sevens Rugby Tournament
A rugby fan adjusts his latex mask at the rugby sevens tournament in Hong Kong on March 29, 2014. (Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP Photo)

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Animals

Sygmond The Grey Majestic Cat

1 Sygmond The Grey Majestic Cat
Meet Sygmond the grey. He had the face of a king when he was a kitten. This majestic cat is even fluffier today fully grown and whenever he goes, he makes it epic.

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Travel

National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2014 Is Underway

The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is now accepting submissions. Official categories include: “Travel Portraits”, “Outdoor Scenes”, “Sense of Place” and “Spontaneous Moments”. The contest is accepting entries until June 30.

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“Epiphany ”. One of my dreams was it to shoot the night sky when I went on holiday to New Zealand this February. Unfortunately the time was not perfect because of the moon, which was at the beginning nearly the whole night at the sky and also the weather made me change plans. At the end of my trip I had luck an get a clear sky after the sunset although the whole day was very cloudy. I decided to drive to the famous little church in Tekapo and took some shots of the night sky before the moon rose. (Photo and caption by Sebastian Warneke/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

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Apparel

New Polar Climate Uniform For The Arctic Boardguards

1188 New Polar Climate Uniform For The Arctic Boardguards
This is a sample of the new uniform for the Russian arctic and polar board guards. The camo here might look to bright to be camouflage, however there are a couple of “outdoors” photos at the end of the post and for me, it looks like it works well on snow.

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Nature

“My Boyfriend Took Me To An Ice Cave In Iceland Last Week…”

1186 My Boyfriend Took Me To An Ice Cave In Iceland Last Week...

“My boyfriend took me to an ice cave last week in Iceland. We went once before in January, but the river was too big to get inside the cave. This time, however, we could go all the way through.”

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Technology

Introducing Foodini: A 3D Food Printer

1184 Introducing Foodini: A 3D Food Printer

Foodini is a 3D food printer that looks stylistically clean in any kitchen. A great looking appliance matched by its functionality designed for use every day, it helps create sweet or savory cuisine.

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Travel

The World’s Great Wonders

1182 The Worlds Great Wonders
Kilauea (Hawaii, USA). The world’s most active volcano has been constantly erupting for over three decades on Hawaii creating the fastest-growing land on the planet. Kīlauea extrudes up to 500,000 cu metres of lava a day – enough to resurface a 32km-long road. (Photo by Fuse/Getty Images)

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Travel

Huge Pharaonic Statues Unveiled in Egyptian Temple City

Archaeologists on Sunday unveiled two colossal statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III in Egypt’s famed temple city of Luxor, adding to an existing pair of world-renowned tourist attractions. The two monoliths in red quartzite were raised at what European and Egyptian archaeologists said were their original sites in the funerary temple of the king, on the west bank of the Nile.

The temple is already famous for its existing 3,400-year-old Memnon colossi – twin statues of Amenhotep III whose reign, archaeologists say, marked the political and cultural zenith of ancient Egyptian civilization. “The world until now knew two Memnon colossi, but from today it will know four colossi of Amenhotep III”, said German-Armenian archaeologist Hourig Sourouzian, who heads the project to conserve the Amenhotep III temple.

The existing two statues, both showing the pharaoh seated, are known across the globe. The two restored additions have weathered severe damage for centuries, Sourouzian said. “The statues had lain in pieces for centuries in the fields, damaged by destructive forces of nature like earthquakes, and later by irrigation water, salt, encroachment and vandalism”, she said as behind her excavators and local villagers washed pieces of artifacts and statues that have been unearthed over the past months.

1179 Huge Pharaonic Statues Unveiled in Egyptian Temple City
Tourists and journalists stand next to a newly displayed statue of pharaoh Amenhotep III and his wife Tiye (Down) in Egypt’s temple city of Luxor on March 23, 2014. Two colossal statues of pharaoh Amenhotep III were unveiled by archaeologists today in their original sites in the funerary temple of the king, on the west bank of the Nile in Luxor, adding to the existing two famous ancient Memnon colossi. (Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP Photo)

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Animals

Lion Fights Crocs Over Hippo

1177 Lion Fights Crocs Over Hippo
“These photographs show the food chain in action as a hungry lion braved a river full of crocodiles to try and sink his teeth into a dead hippo. The photos were taken in the Maasi Mara nature reserve, in Kenya and show hungry lion braving a crocodile-infested river to get to an upside down hippo, which had died overnight of natural causes.

The incident was witnessed and captured on camera by Richard Chew, an IT manager from San Francisco, USA who was on holiday with his wife. Semi-professional photographer Richard has travelled the world taking pictures but said it was a really unique moment”. – Caters News. (Photos by Richard Chew/Caters News)

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Architecture

Paris Mayor’s Race Offers Chance to Reimagine City

1176 Paris Mayor’s Race Offers Chance to Reimagine City
This computer image provided Monday March 17, 2014 by the Press Office of socialist candidate to Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, shows a tunnel of abandoned railway from the 19th century, now ramshackle and overgrown, turned into a cinema. Hidalgo’s plan envisions not just a green space but in the tunnels, places for farming fish and mushrooms. (Photo by AP Photo/Anne Hidalgo’s Press Office)

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