UK Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition 2018 Winners


Overall winner and astronomy winner: Three Diamonds in the Sky by Petr Horálek. When a solar eclipse started in November 2013 (on the left side of the image), there were two “diamond ring” solar flares, which was unusual. The magnitude of coverage from Pakwero, Uganda, was just 1.00259, which means the sun was only just covered and light could shine through two parts of the lunar limb. (Photo by Petr Horálek/Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition 2018) Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos Of The British Ecological Society Photo Competition 2018


Overall winner. Stand Out From the Crowd, photographed on Marion Island (Prince Edward Islands). An adult king penguin is surrounded by chicks at a large breeding colony. Populations of the species inhabiting Subantarctic islands face an uncertain future, as climate change threatens to shift oceanic fronts where the animals feed, pushing them further away from breeding sites. (Photo by Chris Oosthuizen/University of Pretoria/British Ecological Society) Continue reading »

“Designed By Nature”: World’s Greatest Gallery of Trees That Look Like Butts

We spent countless hours and compiled the greatest collection of trees that look like butts. We believe this is the greatest mankind’s achievement since the Moon landings. Scroll down and enjoy! Continue reading »

The Proliferation Of Nostalgia-Inducing LEGO Sets Indicates That They’re Far More Than Just A Child’s Toy

LEGO FORMA is a premium LEGO experience designed for adults looking for a fun, engaging way to reconnect with their creative side. LEGO FORMA mechanical models are cleverly designed but simple to assemble. Sturdy rods and parts combine with customizable skins to create a joyful creative challenge. Taking design cues from nature, LEGO FORMA incorporates life-like movement, colors, and patterns. The result is an elegant conversation piece that’s a tasteful addition to any room. Continue reading »

An Indonesian Artist Unfolds People’s True Nature, And It’s So Frightening You May Lose Sleep

An Indonesian artist with the nickname Mimi N doesn’t consider herself to be a talented girl, but the number of subscribers on her Instagram account shows otherwise. She can perfectly illustrate negative feelings and emotions that many of us have experienced at least once in our lives. “Beauty and dark emotion admirer” is how the artist introduces herself in social media. Continue reading »

Circuits And Nature Unite In Georgie Williams’ Futuristic Tattoos

Past and future are tightly connected, and tattoo art is a great illustration of this terrestrial link especially evident in New Zealand tattoo artist Georgie Williams’ work. Continue reading »

“Human Nature”: A Stupefying Installation By Rikato Nagashima

Artist Rikato Nagashima designed the installation entitled Human Nature, a tribute to Anish Kapoor, a British artist. This work was first exhibited at the Eye of Gyre Gallery, a building in Tokyo, and then transferred to an old clinic that was turned into an art gallery. And it must be said that the work is bluffing. Continue reading »

Nature In The Spotlight – Photographer Snaps Insects And Plants Under UV lights


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This is nature under a completely different spotlight. Taken in a pitch black studio with ultraviolet lights, the vivid images show beautiful flowers and pollen-covered insects in a strange fluorescent light. Continue reading »

Winning Photos Of The 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year Contest

Selected from over 11,000 entries, a wildlife photo of an orangutan crossing a river in Indonesia’s Tanjung Puting National Park has been selected as the grand-prize winner of the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest. The photo, titled “Face to face in a river in Borneo,” was captured by Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan of Singapore. He has won $10,000 and will have his winning image published in an upcoming issue of National Geographic magazine and featured on the @NatGeo Instagram account.


A male orangutan peers from behind a tree while crossing a river in Borneo, Indonesia. (Photograph by Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan, National Geographic Your Shot)

Bojan took the winning photo while he was about five feet deep in water after waiting patiently in the Sekoyner River in Tanjung Puting National Park in Borneo, Indonesia. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winners Of The US Nature’s Best Photography Contest 2017

Grand Prize. African Lionesses, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya: Lions are the only truly social cats; the females and offspring reside together in prides. Typically hunting in groups, the lionesses prey mostly on large hoofed mammals. Within each pride, females will often reproduce in synchrony and cross-suckle their cubs. “It was early morning in the Great Rift Valley as we searched for a famous pride of lionesses. Since it was very cold, the females were piled on top of each other, forming groups and staying close. This particular set grabbed my attention because they were staring glassy-eyed in different directions. I wanted to capture all possible details in the frame with a tight crop to make a striking black and white conversion”. (Photo by Lakshitha Karunarathna/Nature’s Best Photography Awards 2017) 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 »

National Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year 2017 Editors’ Top Picks Of The Week 2

The 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest is now accepting submissions. We’re looking for spectacular pictures that tell the story of animals, lands, and environments around the world. The deadline to enter is November 17 at 12 p.m. EST.


This photo was made in my hometown, called Thiersee, a small village in the heart of the Alps (Tyrol, Austria). I had to wait till the lake thiersee, which is frozen all the wintertime, begins to melt in spring.Just for a few days you can see these natural patterns in the melting ice. But not without a drone. So I told my daughter to make a boat trip with her red kayak. Till now nobody in my hometown tell me how the patterns grow. (Because nobody know that they exist). (Photo and caption by Stefan Thaler/National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest) Continue reading »

2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year Publishes First Round Of Beautiful Entries

The 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest is now accepting submissions. We’re looking for spectacular pictures that tell the story of animals, lands, and environments around the world. The deadline to enter is November 17 at 12 p.m. EST.


This is Cheia (DN1A) road that takes you to Transylvania. Yes, THAT Transylvania, the birthplace of the legendary Count Dracula (Vlad Tepes). The legend says that this shot imagines what he might have seen on his nocturnalflights! Nevertheless, it’sa breathtaking view with a magnificent road. (Photo and caption by Calin Stan/National Geographic NaturePhotographer of the Year contest) Continue reading »

Design Duo Creates Fictional Maps That Honour Nature, Animals And Extraordinary People

DAU-DAW consists of two guys from the city of Aarhus, Denmark – Jeppe Knudsen Ringsted (DAU) and Nicolai Søndergaard (DAW). Continue reading »

Nature Takes Back Its Rights With The Vegetal Objects Of Camille Kachani

With her amazing vegetal objects, where the wood used returns to life, Brazilian artist and designer Camille Kachani imagines a world where nature takes back its rights. This series of furniture and everyday objects questions poetically our use of nature by asking a simple question: does nature really belong to us? Continue reading »