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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)

US Arts Body Painting

1299 US Arts Body Painting
A model hula hoops after being painted as spectators stand near at Columbus Circle as body-painting artists gathered to decorate nude models as part of an event featuring artist Andy Golub, Saturday, July 26, 2014, in New York. Golub says New York was the only city in the country that would allow his inaugural Bodypainting Day. (Photo by John Minchillo/AP Photo)

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First Australian Cat Cafe Opens in Melbourne

1296 First Australian Cat Cafe Opens in Melbourne
A customer plays with a cat as she drinks a coffee at Cat Cafe Melbourne on July 25, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. Cat Cafe Melbourne is Australias first cat cafe. The cafe has several cats from rescue shelters which live at the premises. Patrons can watch and play with the cats while enjoying a coffee. Cat Cafes are becoming known world wide, the first opening in Taiwan in 1998. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

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Irish Bog Snorkeling Championships

1294 Irish Bog Snorkeling Championships
Stephen McDonagh takes part in the Irish Bog Snorkelling championship at Peatlands Park on July 27, 2014 in Dungannon, Northern Ireland. The annual event sees male and female competitors swim the 60m length of the bog watched by scores of spectators and takes place on International Bog Day. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

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Stunning Milky Way Formation Above the Isle of Wight

“Stunning Milky Way formation above the Isle of Wight : The Milky Way shines in mesmerising colourful patterns above the Isle of Wight in these stunning photographs. Photographer Chad Powell used a DSLR camera to capture images of the spectacular constellation above the familiar beach scenes of England’s largest island. The 22-year-old, who shot the pictures over a year of stargazing on the island, often stayed up until dawn to catch the most dramatic sky-scapes.

The DSLR camera enhanced the Milky Way from the white strip visible to the naked eye into an explosion of colourful lights. Photographer Chad, a graphic designer from Ventnor, Isle of Wight, used foregrounds of abandoned theme parks, harbours and lighthouses against the illuminated sky. Chad Powell: “The perfect conditions to take these pictures are a clear sky on a moonless night. Light pollution needs to be minimal too, unfortunately in Britain there are very few areas of dark sky, especially in England”. – Barcroft Media

1293 Stunning Milky Way Formation Above the Isle of Wight
The Milky Way behind Castle Haven, a small harbour in Nilton on July 2, 2014, in Isle of Wight, UK. (Photo by Chad Powell/Barcroft Media)

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Fantastic Landscapes of Tuscany, Italy

1292 Fantastic Landscapes of Tuscany, Italy
A building emerges from the early morning fog in Belvedere farm in San Quirico d’Orcia, Tuscany, Italy. The beautiful pictures were taken by Alberto Di Donato who has a huge passion for the Tuscan landscape and is inspired by the Renaissance artists who painted the same landscapes. (Photo by Alberto Di Donato/HotSpotMedia)

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