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With the invention of the digital camera, photography has become an accessible art form for so many people. This means that haunting, dazzling, unbelievable, amazing and thought provoking images are springing up all over the world, every day. Here we curate the best – analogue or digital. Prepare to be wowed.

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Moments after this photo was taken, the lion pounced right towards the photographer

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Saturday 11 April 2015

Photographers sure have guts. Atif Saeed is a nature photographer in Pakistan and had quite the run-in with a lion who really wasn’t in the mood to be photographed that day. While photographing animals at a safari zoo park near Lahore, Saeed came across a beautiful lion he just had to photograph and risk his life for.

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Cute photos of underwater babies encourage parents to teach their kids how to swim

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 10 April 2015

Previously, photographer Seth Casteel made our hearts a flutter with adorable photos of puppies swimming underwater. Now he’s back with a new series that’s got something cuter: babies!

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Can you find Marguerite on the streets of Seattle? (Hint: she’s a Russian nesting doll)

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 9 April 2015

Finding Marguerite is a very unique photo project from David Inden. A few years ago David came across a small Russian nesting doll and decided to name her Marguerite. After moving to Seattle, Inden decided to view his new home through the eyes of Marguerite, so he kept her with him at all times and takes pictures of her in various places in Seattle.

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Huskies looking magical on mirror-like frozen lakes in Russia

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 8 April 2015

Fox Grom has won over the world with his majestic photos of Siberian Huskies. This pet owner recently took his two dogs to an enormous frozen lake in Russia and photographed their playtime.

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Dull businessmen jumping next to their daughters is a thing in Japan

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 8 April 2015

Apparently in Japan, boring old businessmen – commonly referred to as ‘Ossan’ – are laughed at by younger generations for their obedience to the status quo. Photographer Yuki Aoyama is trying to change that perception one jump shot at a time.

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R2D2 turns into a butt-kicking machine with body parts of other pop culture characters

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 7 April 2015

In the hands of talented sculptor Katuhisa Yamaguchi, the lovable sidekick droid we know as R2D2 wouldn’t be just a lovable sidekick droid. He’d be the butt-kicking action star. In this photo series, Yamaguchi reimagines R2D2 having the arms and legs of other pop culture characters like He-Man and Metal Gear’s Raiden, enabling him to defend C-3PO from a Stormtrooper.

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Photographer proves that the Eiffel Tower is beautiful, no matter where you see it

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 6 April 2015

Millions of people around the world dream of seeing the Eiffel Tower even just for a day or two. Parisians, on the other hand, get to see it every day – just from different perspectives.

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Female masculinity is explored in this very intimate photo series by Sophia Wallace

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Tuesday 31 March 2015

Girls Will Be Bois is unlike any other photo series you’ve laid eyes on. It explores everything from femininity to masculinity, racism to classism, and everything in between.

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Expired polaroids from Iceland by Paul Hoi

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By Paul Hoi in New Photography on Tuesday 31 March 2015

Over the course of two weeks in 2014, I explored Iceland through the Ring Road, which connects, from one settlement to the next-the entirety of the Nordic country. I traveled alone on a four-wheel drive, and would often wake up in the morning to surroundings that, due to the immensely diverse microclimates, looked and felt unrecognizable from the day before.

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Cat turns into a cat-erpillar after walking through a panoramic photo

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 30 March 2015

If a cat had 16 legs, would it still be able to land on its feet? Redittor ‘FallenCoffee’ was taking a panoramic photo of his home when his cat decided to barge in, walking through the frame and creating quite the freaky image: a 16-legged feline centipede, or more fittingly, a CAT-erpillar!

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There’s an Instagram account showing off cute guys on the Paris Metro… and it’s kinda creepy

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Monday 30 March 2015

It might be sexist. It also might be a tad (a lot) creepy. But if someone’s going to go to the effort and create an Instagram account and fill it with pictures of cute guys (Parisian guys at that!) on the Metro, I can’t help but support the cause.

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New York’s finest music photographers are getting together for an evening of short-form storytelling

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Saturday 28 March 2015

New York City, mark your calendars for the evening of April 3 because you’re about to indulge in a night solely dedicated to music and photography thanks to The BlowUp. [Photo above by Tod Seelie].

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What happens when a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer captures San Francisco from above?

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 26 March 2015

How do you make an iconic city even more beautiful? You take a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and you put him on a helicopter at night. That’s what Vincent Laforet did for his upcoming book ‘Air’, which showcases the entrancing beauty of San Francisco from 72,000 feet up.

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World’s greatest uncle wears a princess dress with his niece so she doesn’t feel left out

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 26 March 2015

Four-year-old Izzy wanted to wear a princess gown to watch Cinderella but felt nervous to wear it in public. So her uncle Nagy did what any loving uncle would do-he got his own princess dress! Nagy’s ‘princess dress’ is actually a prom dress, loaned from a friend. But that didn’t matter-look at the grin on little Izzy’s face. Nagy is sure gonna be her number one uncle from now on!

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Photographer captures an incredible shot during last week’s solar eclipse

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 26 March 2015

Last week’s solar eclipse saw some amazing photos, but one very lucky photographer had the opportunity of a lifetime… and ran with it. UK photographer Amy Shore was standing in her backyard garden in the morning of the eclipse in Leicestershire when she snapped away at the incredible view.

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