What If People From Classical Paintings Attended A Music Festival

What If People From Classical Paintings Attended A Music Festival
Eugène Delacroix – Liberty Leading The People (1830)

According to an artist Márton Neményi: “My name is Márton Neményi, I’m a Hungary-based photojournalist who didn’t miss Europe’s Burning Man, the Sziget Festival, but according to my vision, this year the Hungarian party island needed a fine twist. Continue reading »

The Finalists Of The 14th Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest

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The Finalists Of The 14th Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest
The Arctic wolf is a sub-species of the grey wolf and lives in the Arctic regions of North America. (© Pedro Jarque Krebs/Smithsonian Photo Contest) Continue reading »

The Best 100+ Reuters Photographs Of The Year 2016

The Best 100+ Reuters Photographs Of The Year 2016

Dairy cows nuzzle a barn cat as they wait to be milked at a farm in Granby, Quebec July 26, 2016. (Photo by Christinne Muschi/Reuters) Continue reading »

How Beautiful Our World Would Look From Above If You Were A Bird

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The Arlit uranium mine is located in Arlit, Niger. French nuclear power generation, as well as the French nuclear weapons programme, are both dependent on the uranium that is extracted from the mine – more than 3,400 tonnes per year. (Photo by Benjamin Grant/Penguin Random House) Continue reading »

Breathtaking Aerial Photos That Will Alter Your Perception Of Our Planet

The Daily Overview is a project that celebrates our planet and aims to highlight human impact through stunning aerial shots of locations around the globe. Considering that its central focus is on Earth, you might be surprised to learn that the inspiration for this venture initially began in outer space. Founder Benjamin Grant began thinking about this idea when he found out about the “overview effect”, an experience shared by astronauts who have just seen Earth for the first time as a tiny, blue sphere surrounded by darkness.

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Hạlong Bay, located in the Quảng Ninh Province of Vietnam, is a stunningly beautiful destination. Here, towering limestone pillars and tiny islands topped by a rich, green forest rise from the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. Halong translates as ‘where the dragon descends into the sea’ and local legend suggests that this seascape was created when a great mountain dragon charged towards the coast, its flailing tail gouging out the valleys and crevasses in its path. Continue reading »

Here Are The 11 Sexiest Customized VW Camper Vans Ever To Grace Road-Life

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There is hardly any vehicle on earth with more rugged sex appeal than the classic VW camper-van. Putting aside Volkswagen’s recent emissions scandal, the classic design that so many hippies once flocked to continues to attract a new generation of travellers who re-outfit the vans to serve as the perfect mobile space for life off-the-beaten path. Customization is one of the greatest joys of the van life. Continue reading »

Deadly Sand Storms Around The World

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A woman walks with her face covered during a sand storm in Dubai April 2, 2015. (Photo by Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters)
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Reuters Pictures of the Year 2014, Part 7

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A Palestinian boy rides in a car driving past residential buildings in Beit Lahiya town, which witnesses said was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes during the Israeli offensive, in the northern Gaza Strip, in this August 7, 2014 file photo. (Photo by Mohammed Salem/Reuters)
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2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, Week 5

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“Fennec, prisonniers désert”. El fénnec es un animal sorprendentemente fácil de domesticar, que se habitúa fácilmente a vivir con humanos. No obstante, se le considera una especie rara y por ello es ilegal tenerlos como mascota en muchas zonas de su área de distribución. Photo location: Marruecos. (Photo and caption by José Mingorance/National Geographic Photo Contest)
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2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, Week 3

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“Maasai Women”. A Maasai women stands before her tribe. Photo location: Maasai Mara, Kenya. (Photo and caption by Seth Langbauer/National Geographic Photo Contest)
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Smithsonian Magazine’s 2013 Photo Contest

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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2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, Week 1

The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is now accepting submissions. Official categories include: “Travel Portraits”, “Outdoor Scenes”, “Sense of Place” and “Spontaneous Moments”. The contest is accepting entries until June 30.

2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, Week 1
“The Monk”. Mount Athos is not just one thing – it is many things combined; and each monk with his own personal history. They chant along with the sounds of nature, uniquely tuned to a divine frequency. Peaceful, calm, restful. You can hear about all the miracles that have occurred and changed the lives of people within and without the place. A feeling of isolation engulfs you from the moment you board the little boat, giving you a sense that you are suspended between the sea and sky… Photo location: Holly Mount Athos, Greece. (Photo and caption by Dimitris Vlaikos/National Geographic Photo Contest)
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“Tattoos” Project by Scott R. Kline

"Tattoos" Project by Scott R. Kline

Environmental Portrait Photographer, Scott R. Kline, creates portraits that are warm in tone and color, engaging the viewer by being direct and honest. He seeks to illuminate the soul of those he photographs.

Scott is a contributing photographer at InMenlo.com, where his editorial photographs portray many of the movers and shakers of Silicon Valley. Scott is a member of Editorial Photographers (EP) and American Photographic Artists (APA).

His True Calling portraits catch people doing what they love. The Burning Man portraits celebrate the joy and creativity of that annual festival. His Women with Tattoos series delves into the beauty and art of the tattoo culture. Continue reading »

Disco Inferno: South Africa’s AfrikaBurn Desert Festival

Disco Inferno: South Africa's AfrikaBurn Desert Festival

AfrikaBurn brings the spirit of California’s famous Burning Man to Tankwa Karoo national park in South Africa – complete with crazy outfits, surreal art installations and all-night parties. Photos by Jonx Pillmer. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos from The Wildlife Photographer of The Year 2020

The fifty-sixth Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will immerse you in the breathtaking diversity of the natural world.

Explore some of the world’s richest habitats, see fascinating animal behaviour and get to know some extraordinary species. Go deeper and discover the surprising – and often challenging – stories behind the images during a time of environmental crisis. Each image has been selected by a panel of international experts and showcases some of the best wildlife photography in the world.

Wildlife photojournalism, single image category: Amazon burning by Charlie Hamilton James, UK
Spectacular Winning Photos from The Wildlife Photographer of The Year 2020
A fire burns out of control in Maranhão state, north-eastern Brazil. A single tree remains standing – ‘a monument to human stupidity’, says Charlie, who has been covering deforestation in the Amazon for the past decade. Photograph: Charlie Hamilton/2020 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Continue reading »

Shortlist Photographs Of The 2020 Bird Photographer Of The Year Competition

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Shortlist Photographs Of The 2020 Bird Photographer Of The Year Competition
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The prestigious Bird Photographer of the Year (BPOTY) announced the shortlist photographs of the 2020 BPOTY competition. This is the fifth year of this competition. There are five categories like Birds in the Environment, Birds in Flight, Bird Behaviour, Best Portrait, and Garden and Urban Birds. There are 15,000 images submitted by photographers from over 60 countries worldwide. Continue reading »

Catch Me If You Can: The Superb Contemporary Surreal Paintings By Leegan Koo

Catch Me If You Can: The Superb Contemporary Surreal Paintings By Leegan Koo

Leegan was born in Seoul, Korea. He began drawing and painting at a young age by himself. He grew up moving from one metropolitan city to another—Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City to name a few—and cultural diversity and experience of dynamic urban life became the major source of his artistic inspiration, along with jazz, hiphop, and graffiti. Continue reading »

Amazing Vintage Photos Of Houses Carved Inside Massive Tree Stumps in America From The Early 20th Century

Amazing Vintage Photos Of Houses Carved Inside Massive Tree Stumps in America From The Early 20th Century

The giant size of the stump gives a good idea of the size of the old growth trees.

As the first waves of loggers swept over great portions of the Pacific Northwest’s old-growth forests in the second half of the nineteenth century, those men opened up the dark dense woodlands to settlement. And they surely left their mark on the land. Continue reading »

16 Bizarre Inventions From The Victorian Era

If you think that organs and bones crushing corsets were the most bizarre creation of the Victorian era, you could not be more wrong. Victorians have come up with its fair share of weird inventions. Even though this era was a long period of peace and prosperity, science was going through a weird phase.

Below are 16 bizarre inventions from the Victorian era, some useful, and some… not so much.

1. THE TRICK PLEDGE ALTAR
16 Bizarre Inventions From The Victorian Era

Oh, those Victorians! They did love a practical joke. And what could be funnier than encouraging a friend to make a pledge at your new home altar… only for him to be surprised by the abrupt appearance of a human skeleton – which spits scalding water into his face!? Continue reading »

Polish Artist Designs Shoсking Ads Of Major Companies That Show The Harsh Reality

Polish Artist Designs Shoсking Ads Of Major Companies That Show The Harsh Reality

According to Igor Dobrowolski: “My name is Igor Dobrowolski and I’m a Polish artist. Recently, I designed my own version of the real advertisement. Corporations like Nestlé and Unilever profit wildly from single-use plastic packaging while peddling the myth of recycling as a solution. But anyone who has thought seriously about the issue can see that recycling could never handle the amount of plastic surrounding our everyday life.” Continue reading »

Russian Artist Has Left His Mark In The Most Unexpected Places Across The Country And Beyond Its Borders

Russian Artist Has Left His Mark In The Most Unexpected Places Across The Country And Beyond Its Borders

Twenty-nine-year-old Stanislav Komissarov, aka Slava PTRK (an abbreviation of the word “Patriot”, his alias in computer games), is a street artist from the Urals. Nowadays he lives in Moscow and travels across Russia and Europe, leaving ‘mementos’ in different cities in the form of graffiti and installations that, by and large, deal with burning social issues. He has been doing street art for about 10 years, and has been very successful in the process: The artist has gone on to win many Russian and international prizes. Continue reading »

Stunning Images Of The Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World Restored In Their Prime

Stunning Images Of The Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World Restored In Their Prime
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The 7 Wonders of the Ancient World was a list of must-see sites for Ancient Greek tourists. Compiled by Antipater of Sidon, a poet in 2nd-century-BCE Greece, with later contributions by figures such as the mathematician Philon of Byzantium, the list remains an important piece of intangible heritage today. Continue reading »

13 Concepts Showing How The Notre Dame Spire Could Look After Renovations

13 Concepts Showing How The Notre Dame Spire Could Look After Renovations
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On April 15, 2019, one of the most horrific fires of the year broke out when the roof of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris went up in flames. The inferno lasted for around 15 hours as the world watched in terror. The fire completely destroyed the structure’s iconic spire that collapsed hours after the fire was initially noticed. Most of the wood/metal roof of the cathedral was also destroyed, with only about one-third of the roof remaining. The interior of the cathedral didn’t suffer extensive damage thanks to the stone-vaulted ceiling that largely contained the burning roof as it collapsed. Continue reading »

30 Artists’ Tributes To The Iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral

30 Artists’ Tributes To The Iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral
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On 15 April 2019 around 6:50 p.m., a fire broke out in the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. One of the most famous historical buildings, it has a strong value to Parisian and French culture and is one of the most famous buildings in the world with around 13 million tourists every year. After the tragic news about the iconic cathedral burning went viral, many artists showed their respect to the monument by drawing it. Continue reading »

Reuters Pictures Of The Year 2018: Aerials

Reuters Pictures Of The Year 2018: Aerials
People on inflatable boats enjoy the weather on the Lake Lucerne in Sisikon, Switzerland, August 5, 2018. (Photo by Denis Balibouse/Reuters) Continue reading »