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20+ Dramatic Shots of Lenticular Clouds

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Mostly seen above mountains or hills, lenticular clouds are extraordinary clouds that, due to their smooth saucer-like shape, are often mistaken for UFOs. Lenticular clouds are formed when a current of moist air is forced upwards as it travels over a mountain, causing the moisture to condense and form a cloud. Compiled for you today, here are 20+ dramatic shots of lenticular clouds.

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Amazing Rock Sculptures Perform Impossible Balancing Acts

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The art of sculptor Woods Davy is both inspired by nature and composed of natural elements. The artist, who lives and works in Venice, California, creates what he calls a sense of “Western Zen” with his gravity-defying rock sculptures.

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Stunning Symmetrical Display of 1,000 Plastic Roses

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Located in Zweibrücken, Germany, The Rose Garden of Princess Hildegard of Bavaria grows more than 60,000 roses of 2,000 varieties and, as a result, Zweibrücken is appropriately known as the City of Roses. In celebration of this alluring flower, German artist Ottmar Hörl developed a massive public art installation, entitled 1,000 Roses for Zweibrücken (2012).

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Russian Daredevil Hangs On From Great Heights

 Russian Daredevil Hangs On From Great Heights
Russia has proven to have an endless supply of daredevils who get a rush out of climbing sky-scraping towers and monstrous cranes, but one guy who goes by the pseudonym Mustang Wanted tempts gravity by not only scaling his lofty destination but by then hanging off of it.

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World Landmarks Levitate on Boulders Over the Ocean

 World Landmarks Levitate on Boulders Over the Ocean
Levitation is a collection of manipulated photos by Italian photographer Giuseppe Lo Schiavo that takes a surreal look at world landmarks as their own islands hovering over open waters.

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Palette Knife Paintings of Hilarious Grumpy Cats

 Palette Knife Paintings of Hilarious Grumpy Cats
Painting with a palette knife and pure, undiluted oils, artist Aja Apa-Soura recreates one of our favorite characters of the year: the Grumpy Cat.

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Giant Keyboard Installation Embedded in the Ground

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Anatoly Vyatkin installed a giant replica of a keyboard made of 86 stone blocks, each weighing up to 1,000 pounds.

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Photorealistic Finger Paintings Full of Raw Emotion

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These highly energetic pieces, by artist Paolo Troilo, were not created by charcoal or pastel, they were made by splattering and spreading paint on canvas using nothing but fingers. Yes, these are finger paintings.

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Shards of Turquoise Ice Jut Out of the World’s Largest Lake

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A true natural wonder of the world! During March, Lake Baikal in Russia is home to ice hummocks, or masses of broken ice that look like shards of glass breaking free of the lake and rising into the sky.

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Surreal Sculptures of Human Faces Frozen in Liquid

 Surreal Sculptures of Human Faces Frozen in Liquid
Hong Kong-based artist Johnson Tsang skillfully manipulates stainless steel and porcelain to produce what appears to be human faces frozen in liquid.

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Modern Wooden “Houses” Keep Objects Organized

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Sometimes the best designs are the simplest. “Houses for Objects” is a Kickstarter project by Eric Lai and Ko Nakatsu that features a modern organizer that can help manage the things we use daily.

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Fall in Love with NYC with Six Talented Instagrammers

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Today, we take a look at six highly talented photographers whose photos of one particular city are far and above the most breathtaking and beautiful we’ve ever seen. To its stunning skyline to its iconic bridges and parks, New York City ranks as one of the most photographed places in the world, for good reason. These photographers do more than just highlight its best features, they make us fall in love with what many call “The City of Dreams” over and over again.

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Awesome Game of Thrones Art Exhibition

 Awesome Game of Thrones Art Exhibition
In Austin, Texas, Mondo Gallery has been showcasing artwork dedicated to the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. The special exhibit celebrates the epic fantasy, featuring the works of some incredible contemporary artists.

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Giant Crashing Wave Interrupts Beach Marriage Proposal

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When envisioning his marriage proposal to his future wife, Matthew Hartman probably never planned for this. As he knelt down on one knee and brought out the ring, a giant wave crashed up over the rocks and knocked them both out into the water. Photographer Jon Hwang was hired to document the moment.

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Magnificent Mirror Symmetry Long Exposures of Nighttime Japan

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Tokyo, Japan-based photographer Shinichi Higashi takes long exposures to exciting new levels with his series Graffiti of Speed/Mirror Symmetry. While his colorful light trails seem incredibly futuristic set against Japan’s modern architecture, it’s this masterful merging of two identical images that makes this series so interesting.

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