The annual Antarctic photography exhibition, which is part of Hobart’s Antarctica festival is back on with its chilly, majestic imagery. The winner this year is Sydney’s Sam Edmonds with his striking photo of a gentoo penguin in the snow. Here: Gentoo by Sam Edmonds was the winner of the competition. (Photo by Sam Edmonds/The Guardian) Continue reading »
Grey Chow is a Malaysian photographer based in Kuala Lumpur and while his extensive portfolio of nature, architectural and landscape work is impressive, his images of starlit skies are absolutely spectacular. Continue reading »
In the 1860s and 1870s, photographer Timothy O’Sullivan (1840 – 1882) was part of a government-run team of artists, soldiers, scientists, and photographers tasked with documenting America’s frontier in the West. His photographs of the landscape and people of the West touch on the sublime. The wilderness has rarely looked as spectacular.
Here: Colorado River in the Black Canyon, Mojave County, Arizona – 1871 Continue reading »
Gorgeous aerial shots from rural areas of Ukraine by Nazarii Doroshkevych, talented photographer, retoucher and drone pilot currently based in Kiev. Nazarii travels across the Ukraine to capture magnificent and atmospheric landscapes of his country. Continue reading »
The winners of the 2017 International Photographer of the Year competition have been announced, with American photographer Sarah Blesener taking home the top prize. Her photo series Beckon Us from Home beat out over 4,000 submissions, leaving her with the title of International Photographer of the Year. Continue reading »
The Underwater Photographer of the Year photo competition has just unveiled its winners for 2018. The photos provide gorgeous glimpses into the aquatic world that’s normally out of sight.
Up-and-coming underwater photographer of the year – winner. “Roar” by ManBd (Malaysia). Location: Yos Dive Lembeh house reef. While the photographer was shooting these three nudi a moray eel suddenly appeared out of the blue totally changing the composition. As the judge noted: “the result is a superb demonstration of blur which I would never have believed would work against the three nudis. The soft left eye of the moray together with the gleaming white teeth towards the bottom round off this image”. (Photo by ManBd UiDive/UPY 2018) Continue reading »
Grand Prize. “Above the polar bear” by Florian Ledoux/© SkyPixel Photo Contest
Aerial photography inspires us to explore the unknown world and create unique works of art from a brand new perspective. Founded three years ago, SkyPixel is now one of the premier aerial photography communities in the world with over six million registered professionals and enthusiasts. Continue reading »
Every Hasselblad Masters award winner will hold the title of ‘Hasselblad Master’ and be a brand ambassador for two years. In addition, they will receive a brand new Hasselblad medium format camera and be invited to shoot for a collaborative project with Hasselblad. This project will be printed and released in the bi-annual Hasselblad Masters book. Continue reading »
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 »
“Stars and Nebulae”. Overall winner: The Rho Ophiuchi Clouds, by Artem Mironov (Russia) The Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex, or the Ophiuchus Molecular Cloud is a dark emission and reflection nebula about 14 light years across situated approximately 460 light years away from earth, in the constellation of Ophiuchus (the “Serpent-Bearer”). It is one of the closest star-forming regions to the Solar System. Hakos Farm, Windhoek, Namibia, 6 August 2016. Sky-Watcher 200 mm f/4 reflector telescope, Sky-Watcher HEQ5 Pro mount, Canon 5D Mark II camera, ISO 1600, 15-hour total exposure. (Photo by Artem Mironov/Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017) Continue reading »
Prepare to be transported to the astonishing fantasy worlds created by concept artist and illustrator Bayard Wu. Bayard Wu has an impressive body of work and an amazing ability to portray all manner of warrior, creature, demon and beast. He works as a professional artist for video games, books and publishing, his many clients include Applibot, Akitipe Studios, Crooz and Privateer Press. Continue reading »
The iPhone Photography Awards has announced the winners of its 10th annual contest. The event saw iPhone photographers from 140 countries across the globe saw some great stories conveyed through photographs. With thousands of pictures carrying multiple stories from around the world, Apple chose some of the most distinguishing ones as the winners across multiple categories. Continue reading »
The multimedia event Light Ragaz uses cutting-edge technology to project 3D effects onto the structures and formations of the rocks of the Tamina Gorge with millimeter precision. Continue reading »
Mike Soulopulos is a talented 21-year-old freelance surf and landscape photographer based in Dana Point, California. Mike is currently a senior at Cal State University Fullerton. Soulopulos focuses on landscaping, he shoots a lot of outdoor, adventure and aerial photography. Continue reading »
The stunning, enhanced-color image above, featured in a news release by NASA, is based on a photo of Jupiter’s south pole captured by the Juno spacecraft on December 11th, 2016. Juno’s citizen science camera has been snapping glorious images of the gas giant ever since it arrived in orbit around Jupiter last July. The images are then released to the public, which has been turning them into even more magnificent works of space art. Continue reading »
Blackout blinds, or curtains, are no longer just a token of edgy teenage bedrooms. They’re back in style, with a modern twist that will have you clamoring to hang them up in your home. Let’s take a moment to appreciate the beauty of blackout blinds and how far they’ve come. Continue reading »
Photos Of The Europe’s Most Spectacular Car Graveyards As Discovered By Daredevil Outo-Obsessed Explorer
Feast your eyes on Europe’s most spectacular car graveyards as discovered by one auto-obsessed explorer who has dedicated over ten years to finding the best cars left to rot in the European wilderness.
The beautiful set of images were taken in Germany, Sweden and Belgium by German Civil Servant Robert Kahl (30) using a Nikon D7100. He describes his photographs as showcasing “the beauty of transience and decayed charm”. Continue reading »
This is amazing! Created by a London-based architect and designer with Turkish heritage, Umut Yamac, this is the Perch Light family. The light was originally designed in 2014 as a limited edition of 20, but just recently Yamac created this graceful configuration called the Perch Light Family for Moooi, which launched at Salone del Mobile in Milan. The family of lights features six sculptural lamps of origami birds perched on branches – all made out of synthetic paper, brass, and steel. The best part? The birds on the branch swing when touched. Continue reading »
Every once in a while we get do discover some pretty amazing Slavic photography teams that create absolutely stunning images. Workshop “Treti Pivni” (or third rooster in English) is a team of photographers, stylists, makeup artists and promoters who are united in their obvious love for Ukraine and sincere desire to open to the world the beauty and uniqueness of Ukrainian culture. We are certain that they did succeed in doing so through their photography and they continually show the richness of their tradition from different Ukrainian regions. Now this photo shoot was about Making hats (hand-made) which are called wax diadems (crowns). Continue reading »
Apparently the realism in the painting is a trend that increasingly is growing among young artists. In an era where modern art seems to be putting greater emphasis on the ‘concept’ rather than the skill in its creation, Damian Loeb is one of the few contemporary artists embracing the traditional techniques. The craft of painting with oils has been perfected and refined over the years by some of the worlds greatest painters. Continue reading »
Chris Staring photographs a mysterious train graveyard in the heart of southern Bolivia, where the skeletons of British steam locomotives and rail cars rust away on the edge of the world’s largest salt flats. More than 100 rail cars and locomotives can be found in different states of decay in the train graveyard. Continue reading »
Once a year, this towering 1,400-year-old tree showcases a transition into fall in a spectacular way—its thousands of leaves change into a radiant shade of gold. Located within the walls of the Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple, in the Zhongnan Mountain region of China, this brilliant autumnal display attracts tourists from all over the world. As the leaves fall and create a vibrant ocean of gold, visitors leap at the opportunity to capture photos of the colourful carpet. Continue reading »
“The RSPB’s Snettisham Nature Reserve lies on the edge of The Wash, one of the most important bird estuaries in the United Kingdom. The Wash, on England’s east coast, supports over 300,000 birds, and Snettisham sometimes holds more than a third of them.
A few times every year, higher than average tides force thousands of waders, including Knot, Oystercatchers, Sanderlings, Pink-footed Geese, Black and Bar tailed Godwit and Plover, to take flight, and advance up the mud flats in search of food. Dan Kitwood, a photographer for Getty Images, photographed what is one of the most incredible wildlife spectacles in the UK on September 9, 2013”. – The Palm Beach Post
Pink-footed geese fly over the reserve at sunrise. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images via The Palm Beach Post) Continue reading »
Shijiazhuang (石家庄), capital of north China’s Hebei Province, a grey city suffering from the worst case of smog this winter, has recently found temporary relief in these lovely “paintings on the bark”.
In the bleak winter, these lovely paintings of beautiful sceneries as well as animals looking out from the tree trunks brighten up the ordinary street outside the city’s No. Nine Middle School, bringing smiles to people’s faces. The painter, Wang Yue, a local girl, is currently a senior student of Visual Communication at Dalian Polytechnic University. These paintings on the bare inner layer of tree barks, which she calls “Meitu” (美途 beautiful path, is a play on word, since tu could also be 图 meaning picture), are part of her graduation project. Continue reading »