Louis Renard’s Superb Illustrations of The East Indies Marine Life He Never Saw

Louis Renard (c.1678-1746), a publisher and spy for the British crown, never left his native Netherlands. He never saw a live tropical fish, let alone one swimming about the East Indies. So how did he know what a tropical fish looked like? Well, the aforementioned Moore can help us in his thoughts on reality. Continue reading »

These Marine-Themed Cakes Are The Coolest Treats We’ve Seen In A While

The Covid-19 pandemic has made vacationing in a tropical island paradise a lot harder this year, but you can satisfy your craving for tropical destinations as well as your sweet tooth with some ultra-realistic paradise island cakes. We didn’t even know something like that even existed, but it turns out some cake masters are so skilled that they can recreate a tropical island setting using regular baking ingredients, food coloring and jelly. Continue reading »

Stunning Images Of The Marine Seals Were Captured By A Diver Who Did Well To Hang Onto His Camera When One Of The Seals Attempted To Take A Bite Out It

These terrifying teeth should be enough to scare off even the bravest wildlife photographer – but those divers who persevere are rewarded with a unique encounter with an adorable group of playful seals. Continue reading »

Star Wars Toy Photography Through The Lens Of A U.S. Marine

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They are faceless men wielding guns, ready to carry out their commander’s orders. Whether in this galaxy or another, the Clone troopers storm into combat, the chaos of battle exploding down, their black and white armor standing out amongst the galactic battle raging around them. Continue reading »

Photos Of Beautiful US Marine Wives on “Jane Wayne Day”

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1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion held the “Jane Wayne Day” event at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California to give the spouses an opportunity to experience a day as a Marine. “Jane Wayne Day” gives the family members an inside look of how the Marines contribute to their unit and promotes a friendly environment within the battalion. Continue reading »

Intricately Crafted Marine Life Specimens Suspended in Glass

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Artist Steffan Dam produces fantastical and intricately-crafted specimens that look as though they exist in the real world. Suspended in glass jars and on plates, their forms mimic well-known creatures of the sea and budding plants. Although Dam’s work is based in imagination, his skills as a craftsman—including glass blowing, casting, and grinding—produce a hyperrealistic appearance that fools us into thinking these specimens have been captured alive and in mid-movement. Continue reading »

Extreme On Water Marine Photography By Kurt Arrigo

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Kurt Arrigo is Malta’s most eminent and one of the world’s finest marine photographers. ­­His illustrious and diverse career has seen him capture dramatic action at elite international sporting events.
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Alex Minsky, Marine Who Lost a Leg and Gained a Modeling Career

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U.S. Marine Alex Minsky lost his leg and nearly died in Afghanistan three years ago, when he and his fellow Marines fell victim to a roadside bomb. After recovering from a coma and learning to use his new prosthetic leg, the Purple Heart recipient fell into depression and started drinking. Then his younger brother died unexpectedly. His drinking and depression got worse.

He challenged himself to abstain from drinking for one day. That happened to be the day he was discovered by a photographer. Minsky, now 24, has since been posing for photos, showing off his tattoos, muscles and his war injuries.

“Just because I don’t have a leg doesn’t mean it’s going to slow me down,” Minsky said. “I want people to look at me and not give up. Not quit.” Continue reading »