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Beautiful Women Portraits By Marta Bevacqua

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A great photograph? “The atmosphere that moves something inside the viewer, that makes him fly with imagination, feel emotions or think about something.” Continue »

New Entries For The 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer Of The Year Contest

The National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest is now accepting entries. Harness the power of photography and share your stunning travel experiences from around the globe. Enter your most powerful photos for a chance to become the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year. Show us photos that tell the story of a place or reveal insights about what inspires you when you travel. The contest ends May 27, 2016.

Eid ul Fitr Prayer
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This is a general view of Eid ul Fitr Prayer at Alamgir Mosque in Varanasi, Uttarpradesh, India. Eid prayers, also known as Salat al-Eid and Salat al-Eidain , is the special prayer offered to commemorate two Islamic festivals.This image depicts the Hindu–Muslim brotherhood exploring the dynamics of communal relations in Varanasi-a holy city of the Hindus. Location: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India (Photo and caption by Sirsendu Gayen / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest) Continue »

Why Is This Little House In The Middle Of The Street In New York?

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American artist Mark Reigelman II has created little house covers for the manholes in New York City. When thinking about what type of installation to create, he started looking around the city and noticed the plastic orange steam tubes, that are placed over manholes to release steam. Continue »

Meet Smoothie, The World’s Most Photogenic Cat

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Type the words “smoothie” and “cat” into Google and you’re sure to find some pretty horrific results. But while a cat smoothie might not be to everybody’s tastes, we can all find something to like about this beautiful British Longhair named Smoothie. Continue »

Venezuelan Crisis Leaves Families With Empty Fridges

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A combination photo shows the contents of peoples fridges in Caracas, Venezuela April 2016. The combination of Venezuela’s sky-rocketing prices and chronic product shortages have left many struggling to put regular food on their tables and maintain a balanced diet. Amid a severe recession and dysfunctional state-run economy, poorer families say they are sometimes skipping meals and relying more on starch foods. According to one recent study, 87 percent of Venezuelans say their income is now insufficient to purchase their food needs. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters) Continue »

Explorer Matthias Haker Discovers Crumbling Churches, Overgrown Synagogues and Golden Chapels

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Photo by Matthias Haker / Caters News

These illuminating images show the crumbling remains of some of the worlds places of worship. The shots include golden chapels, overgrown synagogues and eerily silent rooms that were once used for prayer. They were visited by Matthias Haker, a 31-year-old photographer from Potsdam, Germany. Adding to the general intrigue of his images, Matthias never discloses the location of a shot – not even the town, country or continent. Continue »

Absolutey Stunning Artworks And Funny Soviet Posters In The Pin-Up Style By Valery Barykin

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The Russian artist Valery Barykin draws pictures in the Pin-Up style, mixing the American classic with Russian ordinariness. Now Valery has lots of great works in his portfolio, but the most popular project is the series of drawings called Soviet Pin-Up where he combined the famous style with the socialist posters. And, we must say they look very nice with the pretty girls you could never imagine on the real posters from the USSR. Continue »

World War II Paintings From The Soviet Union

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We tend to forget how horrific World War II was for the Soviet Union. Here’s a fascinating collection of Soviet War paintings. Continue »

Sense Of Water: The First And Highly Anticipated Photo Book By Finnish Photographer Susanna Majuri

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For the past fourteen years Susanna Majuri has been working with water. She uses water as if it were paint. It merges people and landscapes together, blurs the dimensions and adds a metaphorical depth to her photography. In her images Majuri composes multiple psychological and symbolically charged scenarios to mirror her innermost feelings. Continue »

Man Dresses Up Every Sunday To Take His Grandmother To Church

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By now most of the legends have already been debunked and sorted out. Except maybe for the one of the mysterious Sunday Man from Baltimore, Maryland. Continue »

India To Use 3D Paintings As Speed Breakers To Slow Down Dangerous Drivers

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Would you slow down if you were driving towards what looked like a floating pedestrian crossing? We certainly would, and India’s transport minister Nitin Gadkari hopes that millions of other people will too. That’s why he’s proposing the use of these 3D paintings as an alternative form of speed-breaker. And as you can see from the pictures below, these optical illusions are sure to catch your attention. Continue »

After The Apocalypse: Emotionally Impacting Illustrations By Jonas De Ro

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I recently discovered yet another amazing artist. His name is Jonas De RoThe. Jonas is currently living and working in London. He is a digital artist doing freelance and in-house concept art, design, and illustration for films and games. His tools of the trade are Photoshop, Sketchup, Wacom Intuos and his brain. Continue »

Glamorous NSFW Paintings By Konstantin Razumov

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Konstantin is a talented artist from Russia, he has painted all kinds of subjects, from glamorous ladies to landscapes. His bright colours, the smoothness of the skin in his nudes, the expressive features of his characters, distinguish his paintings. Razumov has a vibrant shimmering brushstroke plus a mastery of light and excellent draftsmanship. Faithful to early Impressionism, he nonetheless adds some modern touches which are most obvious in his beautiful charming, soft and sensuous. Razumov is at his graceful best when his subjects are young ladies. Continue »

Get Lost In The Majesty Of These Incredible Photos From Australia

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Australia is home to some of the greatest beaches in the world but to truly appreciate them, you need to dive into the crystal clear water and experience them for yourself. That’s precisely how award-winning Australian photographer Warren Keelan achieves these majestic shots of giant swells and towering waves. Continue »

Internet In Real Life: This Small Italian Village Became A Web 2.0 Intervention Project

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Civitacampomarano is a small village in the province of Campobasso with just 400 souls, mainly elderly. In this village, rich in folk traditions, Internet is a partially unknown world: mobile phones have difficulty working and the data connection is practically nonexistent. Continue »