Alex Voyer and Alex Roubaud are two friends passionate of freediving and photography. When they dive in the oceans, they capture the exceptional beauty of underwater life, in the middle of dolphins, sharks or whales. Here is a selection of their stunning shots. Continue reading »
Semyon Osipovich Friedland was a soviet photographer from Kiev. He was born in 1905 into a family of Jewish shoemakers. He began his career as a journalist, but then left the profession because of the censorship. In 1932 he graduated from the photography department of the State Institute of Cinematography. In 1950 Friedland worked as an editor-in-chief for the photography department of the famous “Ogonyok” (Russian: Огонёк, lit. “little flame”), which is one of the oldest weekly illustrated magazines in USSR and is published even today in Russia. Continue reading »
“A Magnificent Sculptures By Nature”: Otherworldly ‘Earth Pyramids’ Captured In The Foggy Early Morning Light By Photographer Kilian Schönberger
Photographer Kilian Schönberger climbed the Alps late at night to capture one of the mountain range’s strangest segments, alien-like columns found in South Tyrol, an autonomous province in Northern Italy. His series Otherworld showcases the so-called “earth pyramids” in a hazy dawn light, strange creations that appear like stalagmites freed from their underground caves. Continue reading »
The following photos are shortlisted in 2017’s Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year. The awards will be announced on September 14, and the exhibition opens September 16 at The Royal Observatory Greenwich.
“Auroral Crown”, Yulia Zhulikova (Russia).
During an astrophotography tour of the Murmansk region with Stas Korotkiy, an amateur astronomer and popularizer of astronomy in Russia, the turquoise of the Aurora Borealis swirls above the snow covered trees. Illuminated by street lamps, the trees glow a vivid pink forming a contrasting frame for Nature’s greatest lightshow. (Photo by Yulia Zhulikova/National Maritime Museum/The Guardian) Continue reading »
The George Peabody Library, formerly the Library of the Peabody Institute of the City of Baltimore, dates from the founding of the Peabody Institute in 1857. In that year, George Peabody, a Massachusetts-born philanthropist, dedicated the Peabody Institute to the citizens of Baltimore in appreciation of their “kindness and hospitality.” Continue reading »
Audun Rikardsen is a talented self-taught photographer, who raised in a fishing community in northern Norway and has always been fascinated by the Arctic coast’s wildlife. Audun is also a Professor in freshwater and marine biology at the University of Tromsø and a Scientific Advisor at the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research. Continue reading »
These are not toys, not souvenirs, not decorations. A Russian artist and dollmaker Irina Andreyeva calls them author’s dolls and sculptures. By an author opinion, felt can warm not only a body, but also a soul; and she does these cute and magnificent dolls exactly for the soul. No one can buy them, but anyone can see them at Irina’s exhibitions in Russia. Continue reading »
Aged of 26 years old, artist Ed Fairburn continues to exploit maps to put his portraits illustrations. This artist has an imaginative ability to make visual connections between the lines of a map and the features of a delicate hair. With a pencil, he integrates faces on the contours of reliefs, lakes and roads by managing to create a symbiosis between man and planet. He exhibits currently his artworks at the Mike Wright Gallery, in Denver. Continue reading »
Well, this is hardly a waist of time! Here’s the couple who traveled the U.S. with an LED hula hoop – taking magnificent landscape photographs as they went. The brilliantly vibrant photographs show off the lights and colors of the lit-up hula hoop – with the strikingly serene American landscapes in the background. Grant Mallory, 25, from Columbus, Ohio, took pictures of his 23-year-old fiance hula-hooping in various national parks across the United States over the course of a three month road trip in the summer of 2015.
Magnificent pictures taken by Grant Mallory at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Continue reading »
Climbers “painted” the Matterhorn red this week to celebrate a special anniversary. A group of mountaineers left red beacons along the route of the famous climb, which is one of the highest mountains in the Alps, and as nightfall came the imposing mountain came alive with colour. The event was organised by clothing brand Mammut to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first explorers to scale the mountain.
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Swooping gracefully through the water like giant bats, these huge manta rays gather to feed on microscopic plankton. These amazing pictures were taken by British photographer Warren Baverstock, who spent nine days on the Maldives to capture these beautiful creatures. Up to 200 mantas gather in Hanifaru Bay, which is just the size of a football pitch, to feed and be cleaned of parasites by smaller fish.
Manta rays are the world’s largest ray and have the biggest brain to body weight ratio of their cousins the skates and sharks. They feed on plankton and fish larvae either on the ocean floor or in open water. They filter their food from the water passing through their gills as they swim. Mantas frequently visit cleaning stations where small fish such as wrasse, remora, and angelfish swim in their gills. (Time) Continue reading »
A model presents the jadeite cabochon necklace and jadeite plaque ring during a media preview of Sotheby’s in Hong Kong, south China, Sept 22, 2011. Sotheby’s Hong Kong will hold its Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Autumn Sale on Oct 5 with a total of 359 lots with an estimated value of 660 million HK$ ($85 million). (Xinhua) Continue reading »
An inflatable snake hovers during a performance by the French street theater company Plasticiens Volants in Berlin, Germany. The spectacle, featuring gigantic flying inflatable fairy-tale creatures and performers on stilts and in costume ,was a part of celebrations for the 125th anniversary of the Kurfuerstendamm, known locally as the Ku’damm, a shopping boulevard. (Adam Berry/Getty Images) Continue reading »
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