Stunning Photos Of The Millions Of Fireflies Flutter In Mexican Forest


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Millions of tiny fireflies transform this dark woodland into something resembling an enchanted forest more commonly seen in a fairytale. Yellow dots fill the air and dart through the trees in these stunning photos taken by photographer Sergio Robledo. Continue »

Classic Pin-Up Girls Before And After Editing: The Real Women Behind Those Gil Elvgren’s Incredible Paintings

Ever wonder about the process that went on behind the scenes of those classic pin-up images that adorned the noses of bombers and the walls of soldiers barracks in the 1940s and ’50s? Anyone who’s familiar with pin up paintings will know the caricature-esque works of Gil Elvgren. His fantastical cheesecake pictures feature curvy 1950s women revealing their stockings – and sometimes a bit more – in a series of eyebrow-raising situations. Continue »

Photographer Michael Massaia Captures Haunting Images Of Central Park When No One Is Around

During his mid 20s, Michael Massaia developed a terrible case of insomnia. In order to give himself a break from sitting around all night “staring at the walls,” he began to go on long walks. Massaia grew up in New Jersey but became enamored with New York City during his late-night strolls, when the city was less congested and fewer people were around. Thankfully, the self-taught photographer took his camera along, creating the series “Deep in a Dream, Central Park.”

Massaia worked a series of “crappy” jobs, including stints in movie theaters and warehouses, before finding photography. Continue »

This Is Your Brain On Drugs: The Anti-Addiction Posters By Meaghan Li

Meaghan Li is a Public Policy and Political Science student with a passion for graphic design. She created this minimalist series of posters for her Psychology class – “using popular archetypes to convey the effects of different psychoactive substances”. Continue »

Obama’s Photographer Trails ‘House of Cards’ President Frank Underwood

Frank Underwood is getting the presidential treatment from a real White House photographer.

Pete Souza, who followed Presidents Obama and Reagan around snapping photos, is at it again in Washington, D.C., Monday, where Kevin Spacey, in character as House of Cards’ fictional president, is hitting landmarks in the nation’s capital for a publicity photo shoot for the Netflix series, with Michael Kelly, who plays aide Doug Stamper, in tow. Continue »

World’s Largest Panorama TITANIC Gives Insight To A Tragic Moment 105 Years Ago

28 January 2017 sees the world premiere of the 360° Panorama “TITANIC – The Promise of Modernity” by Yadegar Asisi in the Panometer Leipzig. With a scale of 1:1, the panoramic image covers an area of approximately 3,500 square metres, leading visitors to the sunken wreck of the RMS Titanic, 3,800 metres below the surface of the North Atlantic. Continue »

A Walk In Nanjing’s ‘Love Tunnel’

A stretch of railway track in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing has become an unlikely venue for wedding photos and young couples’ strolls thanks to its romantic location in a natural tunnel formed by trees. Continue »

World’s Largest Vertical Garden Blooms With 85,000 Plants In The Heart Of Bogota

Behold: the largest vertical garden in the world. Located in Bogota, Colombia, the Santalaia building is completely covered with a lush layer of 85,000 plants that span 3,100 square meters (33,368 square feet). A vertical garden of this size can produce enough oxygen for more than 3,100 people every year, process 1,708 pounds of heavy metals, filter more than 2,000 tons of harmful gases and catch more than 881 pounds of dust. Continue »

A Photographer Took Glorious Colour Photographs Of London In Early 1970s

All we know about these fascinating photos of London in 1972 is that they were more than likely taken by an American tourist. Continue »

Danish Retailer Vipp Has Created A “Battery-Charging Stations For Humans”

Danish retailer Vipp has created a factory-made, metal-and-glass micro dwelling that comes filled with the company’s line of homeware products. Called Shelter, the 55-square-metre structure is intended to serve as a nature retreat and “battery-charging station for humans”, said Kasper Egelund, who heads the brand. Continue »

A Neural Network Invented A Bunch Of New Paint Colors That Are Hilariously Wrong

At some point, we’ve all wondered about the incredibly strange names for paint colors. Research scientist and neural network goofball Janelle Shane took the wondering a step further. Shane decided to train a neural network to generate new paint colors, complete with appropriate names. The results are possibly the greatest work of artificial intelligence I’ve seen to date.

Writes Shane on her Tumblr, “For this experiment, I gave the neural network a list of about 7,700 Sherwin-Williams paint colors along with their RGB values. (RGB = red, green, and blue color values.) Could the neural network learn to invent new paint colors and give them attractive names?”

By the first checkpoint, the neural network has learned to produce valid RGB values – these are colors, all right, and you could technically paint your walls with them. It’s a little farther behind the curve on the names, although it does seem to be attempting a combination of the colors brown, blue, and gray.

By the second checkpoint, the neural network can properly spell green and gray. It doesn’t seem to actually know what color they are, however. Continue »

A Small Town In Siberia Keeps It’s Own Secrets At Night In Surreal Photographs By Vlad Tretiak

Vlad Tretiak is a talented self-taught photographer, 2D artist and graphic designer based in Kemerovo, small town in Siberia, Russia. For his series “A Small Town in Siberia”, Vlad captured stunning cityscapes of his hometown – Kemerovo, at night time. Continue »

Anonymous Hero Is ‘Protecting’ Graffiti Penises By Painting Condoms Over Them

An anonymous street artist is doing a noble service to the many graffiti penises of London – by spray-painting condoms on top of them. It’s pretty hilarious, but it also sends an important public health message which we’re sure even the original authors of the graffiti would be cool with.

Protect City Cocks, as the campaign is now known, started when an art director (whose name is undisclosed) noticed the shocking amount of unwanted penis drawings scattered across London’s walls. Continue »

An Adventure In Unknowing: Totally Amazing Illustrations By Sylvain Sarrailh

Sylvain Sarrailh is an illustrator and artist, and works in Toulouse, France. He’s part of a workshop called “Atelier Spark,” which he shares with other graphic designers and artists for whom he apparently makes life particularly difficult with his snide remarks and operatic vocals. Below you’ll find a gorgeous collection of atmospheric science fiction art that’ll take your imagination on a fantastic journey. Sylvain’s talent is impressive, but then, so is his list of clients, because it includes Sony, Ubisoft, Oculus Rift, Insomniac Games, and a host of other big names in the entertainment industry. Continue »

Transparent Heart-Stopping Glass Sky Slide Starts Trial Runs In North China

A transparent slide located in the Dayudu Yellow River Scenic Area, northern China’s Shanxi Province, is definitely a daredevil’s game. Continue »