This beached whale — although very realistic — is a replica installed by the Belgian Captain Boomer Collective with the aim of raising awareness of how our society and the way we live is affecting the environment. the metaphor has generated a game between fiction and reality, reinforcing a feeling of disturbance. Continue reading »
Six proposals have been shortlisted as part of the Illuminated River competition, which is aimed not only at delivering visually outstanding designs, but ones that make use of new technologies. The project was launched in June and has funding of £10 million (US$12.4 million) pledged to it so far. It will see 17 bridges illuminated from Chelsea to London’s financial district celebrating the river and making it more a part of London’s night-time economy.
Adjaye & onedotzero’s “Blurring Boundaries” proposal(Credit: Malcolm Reading Consultants and Adjaye Associates) Continue reading »
Anatoly Beloshchin is a professional diver and photographer. Recently he traveled to Mexico, and dove in the Cenote Angelita. Another name for a cenote is a sinkhole, and it’s formed by the collapse of cave walls. The floor of these natural wells is usually covered with water. An interesting fact is that cenotes are mostly found in Mexico. When diving, Anatoly managed to take photos of a truly unique natural phenomenon: an underwater river. Continue reading »
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of a river of smoke passing over the Greenland Sea. The smoke most likely arose from fires in Canada and Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Schmaltz/NASA/LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC)
In late May, Ballantine’s Scotch whisky and ‘hyper-real’ photographer Benjamin Von Wong journeyed to Tulum, Mexico with a team of 35 (including a champion free diver!) to participate in a unique, experimental underwater photographic project. Floating thirty metres (30m / 100ft) down in the ancient ‘Angelita’ Cenote ‘sinkhole’, is a cloud-like layer of hydrogen sulfide which separates salt and fresh water, creating a unique visual phenomenon – flowing ‘underwater river’. 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)
Three Boeing 737 fuselages lie on an embankment on the Clark Fork River after a BNSF Railway Co train derailed Thursday near Rivulet, Montana in this picture taken July 4, 2014. A train derailment in Montana this week damaged a shipment of jetliner fuselages and other large parts on its way to Boeing Co factories in Washington state from Spirit Aerosystems, Boeing said on Saturday. (Photo by Kyle Massick/Reuters)
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Heavy pollution of river water by household and industrial waste in the Indonesian province of West Java is threatening the health of at least five million people living on the riverbanks, say government officials and water experts.
Poor sanitation and hygiene cause 50,000 deaths annually in Indonesia, with untreated sewage resulting in over six million tons of human waste being released into inland water bodies, according to an ongoing study by the World Bank. Continue reading »
Though these pictures might look like beautiful abstract paintings, they are actually photos of volcanic rivers in Iceland taken by Russian photographer Andrey Ermolaev. Flying over Iceland’s active volcano systems, Ermolaev captures the swirling colours, patterns and textures of the volcanic rivers below as they flow through the black sand and eventually find their way to the ocean. Ermolaev calls Iceland “wonderful… a true paradise for all the photo shooting-lovers”. (Photo by Andrey Ermolaev/Solent)
Caño Cristales is a river located in Serrania de la Marrakech in Colombia and is known worldwide because of the range of colors that it has in itself, so often described as “the most beautiful river in the world”, “the river of five colors” and “river which flows in heaven.” Why is this so, check out below!
Algae and the moss on the bottom of the river are the main “culprits” for the beautiful colors in the river. During the rainy seasons, Caño Cristales becomes deeper and flowing very strongly, thereby preventing sunlight to reach the algae. However, during dry periods, the river has no enough water for life. Still, between these two seasons, when conditions are perfect, Caño Cristales River becomes the most beautiful in the world.
Thousands shades of yellow, red, green, blue and black create a scene that leaves them breathless even indifferent bystanders. But the most beautiful part of the river, located in the desert, you can not just reach and to “paradise” parts can be reached only on foot or by horse, that the visit of the river turns into a kind of adventure. Continue reading »
A man surfs on the wave on the small man-made river Eisbach with snow and temperatures around freazing in the English Gardens in Munich, Germany on Thursday. The standing wave in the Eisbach is a favorite spot for daring water sports enthousiast the whole year round. (Peter Kneffel / EPA) Continue reading »
Visitors to the Jian River in Luoyang, China were shocked earlier this week when they saw the water had become a “river of blood,” dyed bright red after an illegal dye dump by nearby chemical plant, an incident that has since launched an official investigation by the Luoyang Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau.
The Jian (or Jianhe) River runs through Luoyang in the Henan province. Locals were subject to the water’s eerie, blood-like color for several days before government officials tracked the source of the color not to a Moses-like End Times but to two small chemical plants dumping red dye into the city’s storm water pipe.
A journalist takes a sample of the red polluted water in the Jian(he) River in Luoyang, Henan province. (Reuters/China Daily) Continue reading »
Argentinean artist Nicolas Uriburu, dressed in green, pours green dye into the river Weser in Bremen, northern Germany, Friday, Sept. 9, to mark the opening of an exhibition called “Farbe im Fluss” or “Color in the River.” at the museum of modern art. (David Hecker / AP) Continue reading »
Competitors plunge into the water during the Red Bull Flugtag event in Moscow. (Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP/Getty Images) Continue reading »
After it was installed on Monday, a boat passes asculpture of a giant mermaid designed by German artist Oliver Voss on the river Alster in Hamburg, Germany. The sculpture, made of styrofoam and steel, will be on exhibit for ten days. (AFP/Getty Images, DAPD) Continue reading »
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