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National Geographic Calls on Photographers to Show Our Changing World


In National Geographic’s recently launched Your Shot project, they asked photographers from all over the world to show them photos that “explore our changing world.” Out of over 10,000 submissions, here are some of the standouts.

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Photographer Captures New Yorkers Kissing for Past 30 Years


For thirty years, photographer Matt Weber has been capturing candid scenes of romantic passion on the streets of New York City. His Urban Romance collection reveals the numerous tender moments of love that take place between adoring couples throughout the bustling city.

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Ai Weiwei’s Forever Bicycles Installation Stuns Toronto


Last night in Toronto, Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei presented a new version of his incredible Forever Bicycles installation. As the centerpiece of this year’s Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, the all-night contemporary art event that takes over city streets, 3,144 bicycles, the most Weiwei has used of this work to date, were stacked 100 feet in length and 30 feet in height and depth in Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square.

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Father with Terminal Cancer Walks Unmarried Daughters Down the Aisle


Loving father Fred Evans always knew that he wanted to walk his daughters down the aisle on their wedding days, so upon discovering that he had terminal cancer and only a few months left to live, the determined dad surprised both his unmarried daughters with a ceremony to do just that.

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LEGO’s Beautifully Detailed Parisian Restaurant


Just unveiled at BrickCon in Seattle is this beautiful new set in LEGO’s modular building series, 10243 Parisian Restaurant. Released in January 2014, the highly detailed model includes 2,469 pieces that make up much more than what you see on the outside.

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Hilarious Self-Portraits of a Stoic Man Being Kissed By Strangers


Return to Sender is a funny photo series by photographer Tommy Kha that takes a unique approach to self-portraiture. Rather than taking a straight-forward image of himself, the Memphis-based photographer presents himself engaged in a one-sided kiss with dozens of strangers in various locales.

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Africa’s Lake Natron Turns Animals into Stone


Quickly making their way around the web are these fascinating photos by Nick Brandt that show an eerie lake in Africa turning animals into stone.

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Spectacular Jack-O-Lanterns Brilliantly Carved and Lit Up


From October 3 to November 3, come to Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island to see the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, a jaw-dropping display of 5,000 illuminated jack-o’-lanterns many of which are decorated in a peculiarly interesting way.

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12 Fantastic Photos of Fall Trees Exploding with Color


To celebrate the start of a new season, today we’ve rounded up 12 incredible photos of fall trees exploding with color.

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Heart-Melting Photos of Baby Lions and Leopard Cats


While photographer Ashley Vincent may best be known for his amazing, award-winning shot of a tigress shaking off water in a Thailand zoo, it’s his adorable photos of baby animals that are melting our hearts today.

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12 Amazing Photos of Animals Congregating Together


While we’ll always be big fans of wildlife photography in general, there’s nothing quite like seeing hundreds, thousands and even millions of animals congregating like this.

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Glowing Silhouettes of Strangers in Chicago


Chicago-based Japanese photographer Satoki Nagata captures spectacular portraits of strangers for his ongoing series titled Lights in Chicago. The collection of images, which the photographer has been accumulating for over two-and-a-half years, present almost ghostly silhouettes of people walking along the wintery streets of Chicago, a glowing projection of their outlines reflected in shop windows.

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Polar Bears in Fluorescent-Colored Feathers Frolick in New York


Currently showing at Galerie Perrotin’s new space in New York are eight fantastically fun sculptures of feathered polar bears. The New York gallery’s inaugural show, Italian artist’s Paola Pivi’s “Ok, you are better than me, so what?,” consists of these near life-size sculptures dancing, jumping and even resisting a diaper change.

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The Wind Portal: Installation of 5,000 Paper Windmills


Designer Najla El Zein just released these new photos of The Wind Portal, a beautiful installation that’s currently showing at the London Design Festival 2013. Made up of 5,000 paper windmills that spin to an integrated wind system, the installation has an architectural shape that creates a trompe l’oeil effect.

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6 Great Ways To Use Your Ultrabook to Stay Creative


Whether you’re a full-time artist, photographer, designer or a person who just likes to stay creative, now more than ever you have magnificent, modern day tools like the sleek Sony Vaio Duo Ultrabook to help you in your everyday life.

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