How many people must die, How many people with a huge potential, talent, and vision must die before we start to care? Probably never! maybe because they are poor and brown. In Yemen one of the poorest countries in the world in which the Holocaust is taking place, before our eyes wide shut, for our tax money. Continue reading »
This extraordinary series of close-up photos turns mundane insects into terrifying beasts from another world. The bugs are captured in intricate detail by photographer Javier Ruperez, using a special lens, revealing just how complex the tiny creatures are. Continue reading »
Juno is NASA’s current mission attempting to understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter. The spacecraft is equipped with a suite of science instruments including several high-tech cameras that have been transmitting incredible images back to Earth for processing and analysis.
Close-up images of the gas giant are awe-striking and the patterns and colours have drawn comparisons to van Gogh’s iconic impressionist-style paintings. Below you will find 10 images from Jupiter taken by Juno that look like van Gogh himself could have painted. Continue reading »
A pair of newly born grey whale calves intrigued by visiting tourists eagerly swim over to the group to get a closer look. Urged on by their mother, the small calves confidently went up to the tour group who were visiting San Ignacio Lagoon in Baja California, Mexico. This adorable moment was captured by zoologist and wildlife photographer, Mark Carwardine on his visit to the area in March 2017. Continue reading »
To talk about chile (chili peppers) in Mexico is to talk about identity. Not only have they been grown since pre-Columbian civilizations but there are, at least, 64 different varieties of homegrown chiles in our territory. Chiles and tortillas are vital ingredients in our gastronomy just as bread and wine is to the French tradition. Chile adds another dimension to our palate and is that spark which gives our identity that rough, explosive, intrepid character. This holds up to the old adage: you are what you eat. Continue reading »
Photographer Suren Manvelyan has become well-known online for his amazing close-ups of eyes and his projects on Behance are some of the most popular ever featured on the site. In a series entitled ‘Weather survivors‘, Manvelyan captured some remarkably crisp close-ups of snails in a torrential rainstorm. Continue reading »
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has entered its “ring-grazing” phase as it approaches the planet’s icy orbiters. As part of its mission, the craft has transmitted images of the rings at twice the resolution that humans have even been able to achieve previously (see full resolution photos here). Details as small as 550 meters, or a few hundred feet smaller than earth’s tallest building, are visible in the photos. Continue reading »
Forrest Galante dresses in a crocodile wetsuit to feel more at ease with the wild predators he is swimming with in June 2016. Daring filmmakers find a unique way of filming crocodiles – by wearing crocodile wetsuits to swim up close to the terrifying predators. Wildlife biologist Forrest Galante and cameraman Mark Romanov journeyed to the clearest waters and adopted the unusual strategy of mimicking a large adult crocodile by wearing a special scaly wetsuit. The intense footage, filmed in June this year, shows how their tactics were successful with the team intimately swimming next to six colossal crocs. Continue reading »
A series of stomach-churning photographs see models teetering dangerously close to the edge of New York City’s tallest buildings. The incredible pictures are part of a series called Beauty And NYC which sees the women lying on ledges and peering out at the surrounding skyline. However, these models are not here to show off any clothing, with all pictured in next to nothing and some even posing nude. Photographer Mar Shirasuna, from Japan, has been shooting New York for the past three years, and he estimates he has been on more than 150 rooftops in the process. Continue reading »
Photographer Jeff Alu shot these close-ups of dead plants at El Mirage Dry Lake in California. Many of these “Island Paradises” exist on the dry lake bed, each with its own personality. These images help support his “Fractal” theory of photographic composition, in which zooming in reveals totally new photographic compositions. Continue reading »
These jaw-some images show what its like to look inside the mouth of a tiger shark. Captured in amazing detail, the unique pictures show the alien-like anatomy of the shark and reveal rows upon rows of razor sharp teeth and white coloured gills. The incredible photographs were taken when a curious shark began to inspect the camera of British born photographer, Adam Hanlon, 46. After sensing electronic impulses omitted by Adams camera, the inquisitive creature began to gently mouth at the cameras housing allowing him capture the unusual perspective. Continue reading »
Working with a rare and impressive 20-by-24-inch Polaroid camera, world-renowned American artist Chuck Close captured remarkably raw portraits of 20 bold talents, from Brad Pitt to Oprah Winfrey, for V.F.’s 20th Hollywood Issue. Below, sample the results—and take a look behind the scenes.
BRAD PITT, ACTOR
45 films, including World War Z and 12 Years a Slave (2013), Voyage of Time and Fury (2014); producer of 18 films. Continue reading »
A remote-controlled, camouflaged camera allows Will Burrard-Lucas to capture intimate snaps of some of the continents most fearsome animals – without the risk of being savaged. (Barcroft) Continue reading »
Bill Bouton, a retired high school biology teacher, was on an unsuccessful outing to photograph birds in San Luis Obispo, California, when he happened upon a breathtaking sight beneath the skyline: a pod of humpback whales feeding in shallow water.
The 69-year-old captured one of the enormous mammals breaching the surface while feeding on a “bait ball,” a dense mass of sardines that forms to ward off predators. But the defense mechanism just seemed to be attracting more hungry creatures, Bouton said, as hundreds of pelicans and seagulls were diving in the water and flying up again. Continue reading »
What exactly are we eating?
That’s the question that Caren Alpert sets out to answer in her “Terra Cibus” series of micrographs of food. (Terra cibus means, loosely, sustenance from the land.) Ms. Alpert, a San Francisco-based food photographer, got the idea a couple of years ago as more people were starting to ask about the origins of their meals. Now she’s captured the minute details of food, from almonds to Oreos, with the help of a scanning electron microscope.
Terra Cibus No. 1 Blueberry Continue reading »
“The Australian” reported, that a daredevil stuntman has taken the sport of skydiving to new heights after hurtling through a narrow slit in a mountainside in rural China yesterday.
Jeb Corliss, 35, launched himself from a helicopter at 6000ft, zooming through the air at 120km/h towards the imposing Tianmen mountain in Hunan Province. The stuntman’s wingsuit, which has thin membranes between the limbs and torso, allowed the 35-year-old to glide through the air while losing altitude gradually.
He soared down and through the 1300m-high mountain’s natural archway before releasing his parachute. The 30m-wide arch left the daredevil with little margin for error.
“That was one of the greatest wingsuit flights of my entire life,” Corliss said.
Wingsuit flyer Jeb Corliss of the U.S. flies past Tianmen Mountain near Zhangjiajie, Hunan province September 24, 2011. Corliss succeeded flying through the mountain’s cave on his second attemp. (Reuters) Continue reading »
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