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Photo of the Day: Would You Like Some Water?

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A beluga whale sprays water towards visitors during a summer attraction at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo on July 20, 2015. Tokyo’s temperature climbed over 34 degree Celsius on July 20, one day after the end of the rainy season. (Photo by Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP Photo)

This Mural Was Painted Upside-Down To Reflect Off Of The Water

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New York-based artist Ray Bartkus has created a beautiful mural in the Lithuanian city of Marijampolė designed to use the surface of the water as its true canvas. Bartkus intentionally painted it upside-down so that the swimmers, rowers and swans he depicted would be reflected right-side-up onto the river Šešupė, which flows through the city’s center.

The image used to demonstrate this effect seems to have been digitally edited, though we’re sure it’s quite impressive in person regardless. Continue reading »

How Much Water Do You Eat?

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As the record-setting California drought continues, everyone is encouraged to reduce the water footprint. Numerous experts tell us to think twice before taking a hot relaxing bath, to install low-flow shower heads, to purchase water-efficient toilets, and so on. It’s all very nice but hardly anyone knows that “the food we eat makes up more than 2/3 of our total water footprint,” as the GRACE Communications Foundation has reported. So, if we really want to make the change, we have to change our eating habits. You may ask how to do that and the answer is more than simple – eat more plant-based food. Continue reading »

Half-Underwater Photos Show The Aquatic Life Hiding Beneath The Water’s Surface

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In his series ‘A Parallel Universe’, photographer Matty Smith takes to the water (well, at least half of it), capturing the diverse underwater plant and animal life lurking just beneath the surface.
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Photographer Captured His Border Collie Playing In The Water

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Rod Scott, a pet photographer from Australia, captured his border collie playing in the water on hot and shiny day. Continue reading »

Living on Water

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The Bajau people of Malaysia live their lives completely at sea, living in wooden huts and spending their days fishing. Sailing over crystal clear waters, the Bajau people of Malaysia live their lives almost entirely at sea.

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Children as young as four catch fish, octopus and lobsters from handmade boats off the eastern coast of Sabah, Malaysia. Along with their families, they live in wooden huts on stilts and trade their seafood for necessities with islanders in the nearby town of Semporna.

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Photographer Ng Choo Kia joined the Bajau people on their pirogues, which are long narrow canoes made from single tree trunks, and documented their daily life in a series of pictures.

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The 43-year-old, of Penang, Malaysia, says: “The Bajau people are refugees from the Philippines, who now choose to live at sea for their whole life. They visit the land only briefly in order to trade fish for rice, water and other staples. The Bajau children are all ferocious in catching fish and octopus, as fishing is their main source of income.

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Every day the children get on their handmade pirogue, and equipped with a net and lance, they go off on the search for food. The children have no opportunity to go to school, so there are no future prospects for them”.

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As refugees, the Bajau people are not allowed to live on land, and so have built wooden huts out at sea. During the day, they fish and sail around the coast, looking to sell food, before returning to their huts as soon as the sun goes down.

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Choo Kia says: “When most people see these photographs they are attracted by the unique scene and the lifestyle these people are living. However, in my opinion this is a situation that should be controlled. The children should be educated on topics like the environment and hygiene, and I personally do not encourage people to grow up there”.

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World Heritage Gassho Zukuri Farmhouses Hold Water-Discharge Exercise

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The frond house is Wada House, the biggest house at Shirakawa-go. Water is seen discharged over the traditional farm houses at Shirakawa-go, the UNESCO World Heritage site on November 9, 2014 in Shirakawa, Japan. This annual drill is held to prevent fire. (Photo by Kaz Photography/Getty Images)
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The Joys of the Water Slide

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Krista Long began snapping pics of people sliding down a water slide after many visits to the local water park with her tween daughters. “I set up my lawn chair to watch the entertainment as bodies shot one by one out the blue tube, suspended ever so briefly before crashing into the pool below,” Long told ABC News. “I started bringing my camera set to the highest shutter speed, hoping to freeze that moment in time just an instant before the plunge.” The result is an action-packed series of photos on Long’s Flickr page that show emotions ranging, she says, “from pure joy to fear, in anticipation of the inevitable splash-down!”
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“Gatling” Water Gun Created!

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Alex Begrave, an engineer in London, has designed the most powerful water gun that can hold 10 liters of water. This water gun has a firing range of 40 feet and valued at €1,250. Amazingly, it took Alex 50 hours to design and build the gun from scratch.
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Water-Cleaning Billboard by Shokubutsu HANA

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Shokubutsu HANA, a beauty brand that believes in the restorative powers of nature, joins the fight to help bring Pasig River back to life with an ad that does more than just send a message. A water-cleaning billboard was created—the first of its kind. Its design and words make use of Vetiver, a plant capable of absorbing wastewater. It is a billboard made of nature, powered by nature, created to preserve nature.

With the help of the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission and Vetiver Farms, the billboard was constructed and placed on the Estero de San Miguel in Manila. Its unique placement enabled it to speak directly to passers-by right when they looked at the waterway.

The brand, along with advertising agency TBWA\ Santiago Mangada Puno are working on more water-cleaning billboards to be implemented acrossother sections of the river to help in its rehabilitation.
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Boiling Water and Below Zero Temperatures – The Simple and Amazing Science Experiment


What’s there to do when temperatures top out in the negative teens? Well, you can stay inside dressed warmly with the heat on like a sane person. Or you can go outside with some hot water and throw it in the air. Judging from posts on Facebook, myriad Minnesotans have chosen the latter option.

Taking it to the next level, photographers Dan and Karin Berdal connected their hose to a spigot in their basement so that they could see more than a single mug’s worth of water freezing midair. They turned the water on hot and sprayed it into the -20 degree air, shooting awesome little ice comets with steam tails all over the backyard and capturing it with their camera… Continue reading »

A Rich Guy Buys a Water Tower


This 100ft (30 meters) water tower located in the small Belgian village of Steenokkerzeel was originally built between 1938 and 1941. Continue reading »

Games of Water

Water thrown up from a puddle at the side of a road form icicles on a hedge in Brentwood, Essex. (Nick Ansell/PA)

Japan Odaiba Water Illumination

An image of an elephant is projected on a screen created by a water fountain during the Odaiba water illumination show in Tokyo. The show projects images of whales, sharks, tropical fish and Easter Island statues on a water screen 23 meters tall and 60 meters wide. Continue reading »

Wind & Water

Take a look at amazing glass sculptures, created by Shayna Leib. Shayna is a multimedia artist whose sculptural glass and metal art reflects her intelligence, sense of design, and rhythm. Her art reflects her ability to manifest her diverse artistic background with her creative talents in an intelligent way. Continue reading »

Thousands Compete in the World’s Largest Open Water Race in Australia

The Lorne Pier to Pub is an annual, 1.2-km open water swimming race held in January at Lorne, a town located on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. It began in the 1970s, when members of the Lorne Surf Life Saving Club dared each other to dive from the pier, swim through Louttit Bay and finish by body-surfing the waves onto the Lorne foreshore, before attending the Lorne Pub. Continue reading »

Want to Join the Jet Set? Water-Powered Jetpack Propels Fliers up to 30ft into the Air… but it still Costs $230 a Go

For years their use has been limited to the rich and famous or wealthy James Bond enthusiasts.

But walking on water with a jetpack is now one step closer thanks to a device which uses water from the ocean to propel users across the waves.

The $94,000 Jetlev uses jet stream technology to propel fliers up to 30ft in the air by sucking up water in a huge hose from the ocean and blasting it back out of the pack.

Flying without wings: The Jetlev jetpack propels fliers up to 30ft into the air by sucking up ocean water and powering it back through the pack. (Chris Parsons / Mail Online) Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: Water Landing

A pilot dips the basket of his hot-air balloon in the Androscoggin River during the Great Falls Balloon Festival in Lewiston, Maine. (Robert F. Bukaty/Associated Press)

Small Wonders in the Water

The Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition puts a spotlight on the world’s best pictures of small wonders in fields ranging from biology to materials science. To whet your appetite for the next crop of winners, Nikon has put together a summertime selection of eight photomicrographs of aquatic subjects.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water … here’s a picture of the pectoral fin of a whitespotted bamboo shark embryo (Chiloscyllium plagiosum). The image was captured by the University of Cambridge’s Andrew Gillis using stereomicroscopy with fiber-optic lighting. (Dr. Andrew Gillis / University of Cambridge) Continue reading »