Wonderful Pictures Of South Wales During The 1970s Captured By The Local Newspaper Photographer

Pill, Newport, South Wales, 1974
Wonderful Pictures Of South Wales During The 1970s Captured By The Local Newspaper Photographer

In the 1970s Robin Weaver was a newspaper photographer in South Wales. When he wasn’t covering hard news or local events for his paper, he liked to photograph the people and everyday scenes he came across. For years his photographs remained in his private collection but then, 40 years on, he revisited his old negative files, placing the images in photo libraries and publishing a book which he says is “a portrait of a unique place and time”. Continue reading »

Breathtaking Color Photographs Of The American South Taken By William Eggleston In The Late 1960s And Early 1970s

Breathtaking Color Photographs Of The American South Taken By William Eggleston In The Late 1960s And Early 1970s

Until the 1970s, color photography was considered inappropriate for the artwork. Only black and white photographs met the standards of art critics. But then came William Eggleston and showed that color images can have a place in modern art. The colors in Eggleston’s photos are saturated and intense, the characters pose in front of the camera, and traditional ideas about photographic composition are abandoned. Continue reading »

The ‘Weird Ass Bird Found In Venezuela’ Is A Potoo, Have The Cutest Face You’ve Ever Seen

The 'Weird Ass Bird Found In Venezuela' Is A Potoo, Have The Cutest Face You've Ever Seen

Potoos (family Nyctibiidae) are a group of near passerine birds related to the nightjars and frogmouths. They are sometimes called Poor-me-ones, after their haunting calls. There are seven species in one genus, Nyctibius, in tropical Central and South America. Continue reading »

These Neon-Soaked Cityscapes Make South Africa Look Like Hong Kong

These Neon-Soaked Cityscapes Make South Africa Look Like Hong Kong

South African-based photographer Elsa Bleda specializes in cinematic shots of nocturnal cityscapes, shaped by brutalist architecture and lit up by an ever-present fluorescent glow. Continue reading »

The Arid West Coast Of South Africa From Above By Dillon Marsh

The Arid West Coast Of South Africa From Above By Dillon Marsh

Dillon Marsh is a multi-talented photographer and artist from Cape Town, South Africa. For his latest series “Contours”, Dillon captured fascinating aerial photos of the arid west coast of South Africa. Continue reading »

South Korean Allustrator Soo Min Kim Creates Stunning Drawings On Starbucks Cups

South Korean Allustrator Soo Min Kim Creates Stunning Drawings On Starbucks Cups

South Korean illustrator Soo Min Kim invents a full an interesting life for the mermaid Sirena, the symbol of the world’s largest coffee shop chain. Continue reading »

Breathtaking Aerial Photography Of South Africa From Above By Zack Seckler

Breathtaking Aerial Photography Of South Africa From Above By Zack Seckler

Zack Seckler is a 37-year-old fine art photographer who was born in Boston and currently lives and works in the suburbs of New York City. For his latest series “Aerial South Africa”, Zack took to the skies 2,000 miles above South Africa for seven days in a two-seater sport plane. Continue reading »

Beautiful Drone Photography Over South Australia By Mr Bo

Beautiful Drone Photography Over South Australia By Mr Bo

Mr Bo aka SA from Above is a talented young photographer based in South Australia, who uses drone to capture vibrant and stunning aerial photos. “My quest for seeking extraordinary captures has driven me to devise and explore extraordinary means to view the object from a unique angle,” he says. SA from Above plans his trips using Google Maps and Earth, he likes to shoot textures, symmetry, lines and patterns in the environment. Continue reading »

Someone Has Made This Snow Kenny From The ‘South Park’

Someone Has Made This Snow Kenny From The 'South Park'

Just a couple of hours and such a cute snow Kenny is born! Isn’t he cute? Continue reading »

The Angel Oak Tree In South Carolina Is Infernally Beautiful

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The Angel Oak Tree is a Southern live oak located in Angel Oak Park on Johns Island near Charleston, South Carolina. The Angel Oak Tree is estimated to be at least 400 years old[citation needed]. It stands 66.5 ft (20 m) tall, measures 28 ft (8.5 m) in circumference, and produces shade that covers 17,200 square feet (1,600 m2). Its longest branch distance is 187 ft. in length. Angel Oak was the 210th tree to be registered with the Live Oak Society. Continue reading »

‘South Park’ Irks White House, Scientology With Trolling Mobile Billboards

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South Park is still the master of ruffling feathers. In an effort to promote the 20th season, which premiered Sept. 14, mobile billboards have been placed in seven locations around the country depicting scenes that coincide with the trucks’ placements. The marketing ploy did not go over so well with three locations: the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and the Church of Scientology. Continue reading »

Elephant Graffiti Art In South Africa To Give People Hope

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Cape Town graffiti artist Falko painted his way across South Africa. His mission? To change the locals’ perception of value. The project, called “Once Upon A Town,” was photographed by Luke Daniel. Continue reading »

Pokemon Go Craze In South Korea

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South Koreans play Pokemon Go on July 15, 2016 in Sokcho, South Korea. South Korea is not one of the initial Pokemon Go released countries, nor is the game likely to be released officially any time soon as the South Korean government does not allow Google to use its map; however, South Korean game enthusiasts are now visiting a handful of loophole areas in the north eastern side of the country near the border of North Korea to join the global frenzy of Pokemon Go. Continue reading »

Young Artist From South Korea Creates Visual Illusion Art Using Her Face And Hands

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Dain Yoon, a make up and visual artist from Seoul, South Korea, has earned over 24K+ followers on Instagram for her incredible illusion artworks – all of them created without using Photoshop. The talented 22-year-old, who is a student at the Korean National University of Arts, shares her mind-blogging artworks online, which she creates using watercolours on her face and her hands. Continue reading »

Invasion of the Vine that Ate the South

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No really, that’s its nickname, “the vine that ate the South“; Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Florida most notably swallowed by the invader so far. Continue reading »

Rare “Fire Rainbow” Appears In Sky Over South Carolina

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Image credits: Jackie Hill

Residents of Isle of Palms, South Carolina, were surprised by what they saw in the sky this past Sunday. A so-called “fire rainbow,” a twisted and colorful cloud, appeared in the sky and lingered for about an hour. The technical term for these phenomena is circumhorizontal arcs, and they occur in high-level cirrus clouds which are made up of tiny ice crystals. Continue reading »

Photos From The Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally In South Dakota

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Bikes and rallygoers fill Main Street during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, August 4, 2015. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the rally expected to draw hundreds of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world for events throughout the week-long festival, according to organizers. (Photo by Kristina Barker/Reuters) Continue reading »

Fascinating Satellite Photos of Seaweed Farms in South Korea

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NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center just shared these fascinating satellite photos taken in January 2014 over the shallow waters around Sisan Island, South Korea. The tiny patchwork of small squares are entire fields of seaweed that are held in place with ropes and buoys to keep the plants near the surface during high tide but off the seafloor in low tide. Continue reading »

The Annual Boryeong Mud Festival in South Korea

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Women wear colored mud on their faces during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon Beach in Boryeong, South Korea, Saturday, July 18, 2015. The 18th annual mud festival features mud wrestling and mud sliding.(Photo by Ahn Young-joon/AP Photo)
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The Annual Ice Festival in South Korea

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A man bites a trout during an event promoting the Ice Festival on a frozen river in Hwacheon, about 20 km (12 miles) south of the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, January 10, 2015. The annual ice festival, which is one of the most famous and biggest festivals in South Korea, expects to see more than 1,000,000 people attend. The festival lasts for three weeks from January 10 this year. (Photo by Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters)
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South African Academy Trains Anti-Poaching Dogs

“Venom and Killer. These are members of a furry breed of anti-poaching operatives, dogs that can detect a whiff of hidden rhino horn in a suspect’s vehicle or follow the spoor of armed poachers in South Africa’s besieged wildlife parks. Dogs are a small part of an increasingly desperate struggle to curb poaching in Africa, where tens of thousands of elephants have been slaughtered in recent years to meet a surging appetite for ivory in Asia, primarily China. In South Africa, poachers have killed more than 1,000 rhinos this year, surpassing the 2013 record. Countries and conservationists are trying more robust patrols and surveillance, community programs and other tactics against criminal gangs that sometimes benefit from official corruption. As the conflict rages, elite dogs and handlers are drilling at an anti-poaching academy northwest of Johannesburg. The course prepares canine units to find firearms or contraband, track suspects in the undergrowth and abseil in harnesses from helicopters in pursuit of poachers. Dogs and handlers learn to trust each other and fine tune a relationship balancing control and aggression”. – Christopher Torchia via The Associated Press.

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In this photo taken Wednesday, November 26, 2014 attack dogs and their handlers apprehend a “rhino poacher” center, after alighting from a helicopter into water, in a simulation exercise showing training at an academy run by the Paramount Group, near Rustenburg, South Africa. The course prepares canine units to find firearms or contraband, track suspects in the undergrowth and abseil in harnesses from helicopters in pursuit of poachers. Dogs and handlers learn to trust each other and fine tune a relationship balancing control and aggression. (Photo by Denis Farrell/AP Photo)
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South American Pole Dance Championship in Argentina

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Ximena Rivero of Peru competes in the South American Pole Dance Championship in Buenos Aires November 24, 2014. Participants from throughout South America will be vying for the top spots in the two-day competition, with the winners qualifying for the 2015 World Pole Dance Championship in Hong Kong. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)
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South African Rhinos Relocated to Escape Poachers

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Dr. Marius Kruger (C) and memeber of the Kruger National Park keeps the head of a rhino up during a white rhino relocation capture on October 17, 2014. The Kruger National Park relocated four rhinoceros from a high risk poaching area to a safer area as part of ongoing strategic rhinoceros management plan. (Photo by Stefan Heunis/AFP Photo)
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A Young Elephant Calf vs Buffalo Bull in South Africa

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The buffalo bull charges, on March 23, 2014, in Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa. A young elephant calf tried to attack an old buffalo bull and was taught a lesson it will never forget. Continue reading »

The South China Karst

The South China Karst, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since June 2007, spans the provinces of Guangxi, Guizhou, and Yunnan. It is noted for its karst features and landscapes as well as rich biodiversity. The site comprises three clusters: Libo Karst, Shilin Karst and Wulong Karst. UNESCO describes the South China Karst as “unrivalled in terms of the diversity of its karst features and landscapes”. It contains the most significant types of karst landforms, including tower karst, pinnacle karst and cone karst formations, along with other spectacular characteristics such as natural bridges, gorges and large cave systems.

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File photo taken on July 3, 2012 shows the scenery of karst landform in Dacai Township under Maonan Autonomous County of Huaijiang, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The World Heritage Committee on Monday inscribed an extension of South China Karst, a natural World Heritage Site since 2007, into the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. (Photo by Wang Xiufa/Xinhua)
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