Breathtaking Wildlife Macro Photography In The Borneo Rainforest By Chien C. Lee

Outstanding wildlife shots of monsters from the Borneo rainforest by Chien C. Lee, a biologist turned photographer and environmental educator from California who moved to Borneo in 1996. Chien focuses mainly on wildlife, birds, animals, and macro photography.

“My goal as a photographer is to produce images that help to inspire a deeper understanding and respect for our natural world”, he says.

Lee fascinated by the intricate interactions and adaptations of rainforest organisms that showcase the wondrous complexity of these ecosystems.


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“One of the most unusual fungi I’ve come across in Borneo’s rainforests is this cage fungus (Clathrus sp.). If only the smelled as nice as they looked! These are relatives of the stinkhorns (Phallaceae) and their name is well deserved. Rather than having airborne spores as most mushrooms, these utilize insects for their dispersal. The putrid rotting scent attracts flies and other insects that inadvertently carry away bits of the sticky brown slime, in which the spores are found.” Continue reading »

Surreal & Wild Creatures Emerge From Thrown Sand In Photographs By Claire Droppert

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Netherlands-based photographer Claire Droppert (previously) has created a new series of images that depict the silhouettes of animals appearing in clumps of thrown Holland beach sand. Dolphins, snakes, lizards, and other animals in the Sand Creatures II collection defy gravity and float through the air in Droppert’s photographs. The “Gravity Project” highlights natural elements set in nature but unencumbered by the force that keeps them grounded. Continue reading »

Artist Imagines Spilled Coffee As Monsters

Stefan Kuhnigk is a German illustrator and copywriter who works at an ad agency by day and turns coffee stains into monsters by night. Prompted by his love for coffee (and can we blame him?) and clumsiness, he created his first character during a boring meeting when he accidentally spilled a cup of coffee. Continue reading »

“To Live For My Death”: The Deadliest, Badass & Nightmare Creatures Of Antonio José Manzanedo

The dark and macabre fantasy paintings of digital artist Antonio José Manzanedo (previously), a concept designer and illustrator based in Spain. Continue reading »

Look at All These Insane Deep-Sea Creatures Biologist Just Found In White Sea

Fantastic underwater photos by Alexander Semenov, a marine biologist and a professional underwater photographer. Also he is a head of the scientific divers team at the White Sea Biological Station of Lomonosov’s Moscow State University, Russia. The station was founded in 1938 and mostly it was built by enthusiasts who came here because of the amazing atmosphere that had being developed over many years at the station. This is an unusual and unique mix of students energy, serious science and the harsh northern nature. Continue reading »

Photographer Simon Pierce Captures Mysteriuos Neon Creatures Of The Sea Deep

Neon sea creatures have been captured lighting up the ocean with their vibrant colors – in what looked like a scene from Avatar. Photographer Simon Pierce took the images over several months after visiting both Nosy Sakatia in Madagascar and Mafia Island in Tanzania recently. He was thrilled to spot the biofluorescence creatures – which produce their own light – he managed to capture, including fireflies and glow worms. Continue reading »

“Designed By Nature”: Russian Fisherman Posts Terrifying Creatures Of The Deep Sea Again, And People Want Him To Stop

Roman Fedortsov (previously) spends most of his time on fishing trawlers. Some of his catches, however, end up going viral on the internet instead of being quietly digested in someone’s tummy. Continue reading »

“Creatures Of The Cold”: Spectacular Winning Photos Of The Annual Antarctic Photography Exhibition

The annual Antarctic photography exhibition, which is part of Hobart’s Antarctica festival is back on with its chilly, majestic imagery. The winner this year is Sydney’s Sam Edmonds with his striking photo of a gentoo penguin in the snow. Here: Gentoo by Sam Edmonds was the winner of the competition. (Photo by Sam Edmonds/The Guardian) Continue reading »

Swarms Of Hybrid Creatures Flow Like Liquid On Walls And Buildings By Pantónio

Herds of serpentine rabbits, schools of fish, and flocks of interwoven birds all feature prominently in these recent murals by Portuguese artist Pantónio. Continue reading »

Human Characters Interact With Extra-Terrestrial Creatures And Dinosaurs – New Gucci Campaign Inspired By Vintage Sci-Fi

Surreal, psychedelic outer space landscapes and trippy retro-futurist spaceship interiors create wild settings. Continue reading »

Japanese Artist Transforms Old Newspapers Into Expressive Creatures

Spirited monkeys, inquisitive rabbits, placid walruses, and other species come to life in Chie Hitotsuyama’s studio. Working with glue and twisted rolls of newspaper, the Tokyo-based artist crafts three-dimensional portraits of animals that are full of personality. Continue reading »

Russian Fisherman Posts Terrifying Creatures Of The Deep Sea, And People Want Him To Stop

Russian fisherman Roman Fedortsov’s twitter account is flooded with photos of the most bizarre deep sea beings ever. The man behind the camera works on a fishing trawler in Murmansk (extreme northwest of Russia), and uses his phone to document the “monstrous” creatures that get pulled in the fishing nets. Some argue that the strange fish look like something from a horror movie. Continue reading »

Upclose And Personal With Woodland Creatures Photographed By Konsta Punkka

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Konsta Punkka is a Finland-based Photographer with incredible patience and discipline in his work. On Instagram he proclaims himself a “squirrel whisperer.” Each photo is like a personal moment, frozen in time, between Punkka and the animal pictured. How close he was able to get to these animals shows a great amount of trust between the photographer and the subject. Take a look at these photos bellow and quotes from Punkka’s Instagram. Imagine how magnificent it must be to see these animals so close and outside of the city zoo. Continue reading »

Bodies Of Strange Creatures Were Found In The Basement Of An Old House In London

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In 1960 in London at the time of clearing the site for construction of a new residential neighborhood, the old long-abandoned mansion belonged to Thomas Theodore Merlin was sent for demolition. In the basement of the home builders have discovered several thousand small wooden boxes tightly sealed. Imagine their surprise when they began to find inside the bodies of strange mythical creatures, which seemed to have been living only in fairy tales. Continue reading »

Handmade Dolls Of Cute And Creepy Creatures Lovingly Made By Oso Polar

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Whilst most of Oso Polar‘s handmade dolls are recognisable woodland creatures, some really do leave us guessing. From the weird and wonderful to the cute and creepy – the Russian artist’s ongoing collection of clay figurines demonstrate a unique talent, with every attention to detail meticulously taken care of. Continue reading »