‘Elsewhere’ – recycled wood mural created by Belgian painter and sculpturor Stefaan De Croock aka Strook for Mechelen Muurt. The mural is placed on the side wall of an old furniture factory in Mechelen, Belgium. It’s made by piecing together discarded wooden planks, doors and furniture. The recycled wood surfaces are cut into precise geometric shapes and pieced together like a tangram puzzle, leaving the original paint and textures untouched. Continue reading »
In this photo taken Wednesday, April 30, 2014, a dragonfly sits on the nose of a Gharial, rare crocodile-like creatures, in the River Chambal near Bhopepura village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The narrow 250-mile stretch of the Chambal is a place of crocodiles and jackals, of river dolphins and the occasional wolf. Hundreds of species of birds, storks, geese, babblers, larks, falcons and so many more, nest along the river. Endangered birds lay small speckled eggs in tiny pits they dig in the sandbars. Gharials, rare crocodile-like creatures that look like they swaggered out of the Mesozoic Era, are commonplace here and nowhere else. (Photo by Altaf Qadri/AP Photo)
Ice covered leaves of a tree hang over a roadside shrine near Kottes in northern Austria, December 2, 2014. Freezing fog and rain covered parts of the region with ice, causing blocked roads due to fallen trees and closed schools for security reasons, local media report. (Photo by Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters)
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Nelson Mandela make up complete. 40-year-old London-based makeup artist, Maria Malone-Guerbaa has the ability to transform herself into any celebrity or creature using only her basic makeup essentials. Maria used only make up and face paints to create the illusion of Nelson Mandela, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, and many other A-list celebrities. (Photo by Maria Malone-Guerbaa/Rex Features USA) Continue reading »
There are more than 10 ethnic groups living in the Tibet autonomous region. Ethnic groups living on the plateau not only keep traditions from generations past, but also face the modern way of life full of hope. China Daily photographer Kuang Linhua has captured these images of the remarkable lifestyles in the region.
Yagpe, 82, a practitioner of divination demonstrates an ancient ritual in her kitchen in Chab Nag village, Mainling county, in July. The Lhoba ethnic group believed these fortune tellers represented a divine link between the gods and humanity and could heal the sick. She is one of just two such practitioners in the region as modern medicine has became more popular. Continue reading »
Escape artist Anthony Martin has survived being handcuffed, locked inside a coffin and then tossed out of an airplane. Mr. Martin pulled off the daring escape overnight in a skydive over Serena, Illinois and told Fox News he was “pretty confident” it was the best escape artist stunt of all times.
Escape artist Anthony Martin is dropped out of an airplane while handcuffed and locked inside a box. (AP) Continue reading »
Things with Faces (Pareidolia) are photographs of objects that resemble the appearance of an animal or face. Pareidolia is an optical illusion which involves identifying shapes in objects where they are not present. The psychological phenomenon often takes the form of seeing faces in inanimate objects where subtle facial characteristics are perceived. Former science professor Carl Sagan speculated that pareidolia evolved in humans as a survival mechanism to easily recognize other human faces.
August, 23, Bilbao, Spain. Things tend to get ugly at the “Concurso de Feos” (Ugly Competition) which is part of a nine-day Spanish festival, first celebrated in 1978. It features live music, bullfights and fireworks. Nevermind manners, here’s the ugly competition. And hey, please do give us your suggested funny photo captions below while you’re viewing the ‘ugly’ gallery, won’t you? (REUTERS/Vincent West) Continue reading »
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