Street Artist Okuda Transforms An Abandoned House Into An Universal Chapel

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The Spanish street artist Okuda San Miguel (previously here, here and here) has unveiled a new creation in Arkansas, transforming an abandoned house into an universal chapel, celebrating mankind, nature and all its creatures. An explosive artwork made of colorful and geometric shapes, that Okuda San Miguel created as part as The Unexpected Art Festival. Continue »

2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year Publishes First Round Of Beautiful Entries

The 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest is now accepting submissions. We’re looking for spectacular pictures that tell the story of animals, lands, and environments around the world. The deadline to enter is November 17 at 12 p.m. EST.


This is Cheia (DN1A) road that takes you to Transylvania. Yes, THAT Transylvania, the birthplace of the legendary Count Dracula (Vlad Tepes). The legend says that this shot imagines what he might have seen on his nocturnalflights! Nevertheless, it’sa breathtaking view with a magnificent road. (Photo and caption by Calin Stan/National Geographic NaturePhotographer of the Year contest) Continue »

Twin Skulls Transform The Facade Of This 19th Century French Castle

Okuda San Miguel’s (previously featured) recently transformed 19th-century castle in Château, France is perhaps my favorite work by the artist to date. Continue »

2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer Of The Year – Nature

Enter today for a chance to be named the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year. Each year, photographers around the world send National Geographic Travel gorgeous images that captivate and astonish. The judges are looking for photos that tell the story of a place and travel moments that inspire.

Lost in white

This photo captures the moment that I, along with 3 other Sami reindeer herders become a little lost while migrating with 350 reindeer. They were rounded up from a section of forest around 30kms south of this point. Our goal was to take them, via rivers, northwards to pastures new using the network of rivers and lakes that flow through Sweden. This was taken on Randijaur lake, Jokkmokk, Sweden. (Adam Cunningham-White/ National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest) Continue »

The International Church Of Cannabis Has Arrived In Denver

For more than a century, it blended in, until bright colors bled from the walls and windows of a 113-year-old church in Denver. Now, the building near Wash Park is home to the Church of Cannabis, according to 9News. On 4/20, the International Church of Cannabis will open its doors at 400 S. Logan Street. Elevation Ministries, a Colorado non-profit religious organization, now calls the church home. Continue »

Abandoned Church Transformed With Colorful Graffiti In Morocco

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Everything Okuda San Miguel touches turns to technicolor. You might remember him from the wild church-turned-skate-park we wrote about last year. Well, Okuda San Miguel is back, and this time he’s set his sights on a new building: an abandoned church in Youssoufia, Morocco. Continue »

13th Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest Finalists

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“A Little Monkey on the Cliff”. “A cold front hit the Nagano prefecture. I saw a little monkey enduring the cold in Jigokudani Monkey Park. This little monkey is really cute”. (Photo by Hidetoshi Ogata/Smithsonian Photo Contest) Continue »

Freight Truck Exteriors Are Being Transformed Into Mobile Art Galleries

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The side of a freight truck, with its expansive surface space, has great potential for massive artistic expression. This becomes all the more clear as the Truck Art Project transforms these large vehicles into mobile galleries whose exteriors display contemporary paintings. The open road hosts these unconventional artworks, utilizing a network of trade transportation routes that roll across Spain and bring art to places where this type of unexpected work is rarely seen. Continue »

20 Fantastic Works Of Street Art That Brightened Up Our Streets Last Year

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Street art, just like any other form of art, is constantly evolving. Once, it consisted of only lonesome frescoes; nowadays, however, grandiose festivals are held where the soul of these otherwise hard-to-see artists is revealed to the world. Every single one of them has a distinctive style and captivates the viewer with something of their own: sometimes it’s the scale of the work, sometimes their humour; others captivate us with their superb use of the environment. Continue »

100-Year-Old Church Given New Life As Mesmerizing Skate Park With Vibrant Murals

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Okuda San Miguel (aka Okudart) has transformed a historic church in Llanera, Spain into a colorful haven for skateboarders. Created in collaboration with La Iglesia Skate park and Red Bull, the artist covered the interior sanctuary in vibrant colors and patterns that match the intensity of the sport. Continue »

15 Awe-Inspiring Photographs To Make You Fall In Love With The World All Over Again

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For many of us living amidst the bustle of the big city, we often forget how splendid nature really is. There are so many wonderful places on Earth that deserve to be seen at least once by everybody.

But in case you haven’t yet found the motivation to do so, we have put together a collection of amazing photos of the natural world that will encourage you to pack you bags straight away, and plunge into all that beauty. Continue »

2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, Week 9, Part 4

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“Double head vulture”. On the day of windy days during raptors migration some people in my country start to catch these tired raptors, so in this day we go to photograph some raptors and we saw these tow tired vultures, so we start to drag them away from the hunters until they reach a good hidden place, to make them safe until they start a new journey. Photo location: Kuwait. (Photo and caption by Mohd Khorshed/National Geographic Photo Contest)
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Travel Photographer of the Year Contest Exhibition

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Pokot tribe, Amaya village, East Pokot, Kenya. (Photo by Roberto Nistri)
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Smithsonian Magazine’s 2013 Photo Contest


Finalist, Americana category. Dust swirls around citizens of Black Rock City as they peek into the “Black Rock Bijou Theatre”, an art installation at the 2013 Burning Man festival. (Photo by Mark Kaplan/Smithsonian.com)
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