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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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Incredible photos show persistent crocodiles trying to catch bats in mid-air

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Tuesday 7 October 2014

The rainy season: a near-constant deluge that defines the face of a whole swathe of the planet. The areas of the world that are most heavily shaped by monsoon weather patterns are West Africa, Australia and the Indian subcontinent. Flora and fauna have to come to rely completely on these annual rains in such extraordinary ways that the BBC has produced a new documentary called Wonders of the Monsoon.

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This is Garfi, the world’s angriest cat

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 7 October 2014

Move over Grumpy Cat, the internet has a new sensation: a Persian cat named Garfi, better known as Angry Cat. Living in Turkey with his owner Hulya Ozkok, Garfi is just like any other feline, except you know, he has the menacing face of a nefarious villain!

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Slittens: A tumblr page where they combine kittens with the faces of sloths

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 2 October 2014

The weirdness of the internet has now come full circle. First there were Dirds, dog faces superimposed on bird bodies. Then there were Meowls, cat faces photoshopped onto bird bodies.

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Photographer destroys racial stereotypes by showing photos of the same person as a ‘stereotype’ and as their real selves

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Thursday 2 October 2014

Who among us is not guilty of occasionally stereotyping somebody that we see. While we are all familiar with the idiom ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’, how many of us have really never done so? Photographer Joel Parés explores the innate prejudice that pervades American culture, creating a powerful photographic series that places real people in front of the camera. In Judging America Parés takes two photos of each subject, one of how they might be perceived in a most stereotypical and narrow-minded way and the other of how they truly are.

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New York taxi drivers pose once again for pin-up calendar

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 1 October 2014

The next time you hail a cab in New York City, think about the possibility of having a pin-up model as your driver! Last year, the ‘NYC Taxi Drivers Beefcake Calendar’ by photographers Philip Kirkman and Shannon McLaughlin became a big hit. So they decided to do it again this year! The 2015 calendar includes […]

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Although they might be called Paradise, these places certainly aren’t

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Tuesday 30 September 2014

The word ‘Paradise’ certainly carries a weighty meaning. It ‘comes steeped in religious significance, the ultimate home of the just. All 3 of the Abrahamic religions have it. Paradise means heaven, the ideal place.’

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Awesome behind the scenes images from Jaws 1975

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Tuesday 30 September 2014

These photos prove that, despite my most ardent fears as a small child, the movie Jaws was NOT a documentary. Phew! Having said that, even though it’s clearly a model and the production team seem happy enough to climb inside its mouth, you couldn’t get me into the water within a hundred yards of that thing for love nor money.

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Photographers pay tribute to the wonderful world of mushrooms

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Tuesday 30 September 2014

Prepare to have your world turned upside down. Many people think of mushrooms as over-developed mould, ugly growths found in dank conditions. In reality this could not be further from the truth. As beautiful and varied as their leafy friends, mushrooms and other fungi can be found the world over in an unending range of brilliant colours and alien shapes.

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Photographer creates amazing abstract images of natural detail

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Monday 29 September 2014

The natural world around us is extraordinarily diverse and vibrant, offering up an endless array of shapes, textures and colours every where you look. Washington-based Thorsten Scheuermann is an expert at seeking out and photographing the hidden details of nature.

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Gorgeous highlights of Autumn captured perfectly in photographs

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Monday 29 September 2014

No doubt Autumn is a magical season, the changing colours and days herald the march of winter and around the world people enjoy mother nature’s show. Israeli photographer Alex Greenshpun pays special attention to Autumn, capturing these unique images as she goes.

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A lot of puppy love went into the production of this doggie book

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By Kenny Ong in New Photography on Friday 26 September 2014

Seth Casteel, who made dog lovers the world over go gaga with his series of underwater shots of dogs back in 2012, is going to make them happy again with his launch of Underwater Puppies this month. Working with 1500 puppies, the book is filled with cute, wriggling puppies diving after a ball thrown into the pool.

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This man who feeds stray cats in Syria each day is proof there can still be room for caring and compassion in the face of extreme violence

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Friday 26 September 2014

Even in the midst of horror and violence, if you look close enough, you can find gems of human compassion to help restore your faith in mankind. A perfect example of these shining moments is the story of a Syrian man who has been taking care of abandoned domestic pets. Alaa is an ambulance driver living in Aleppo, the largest city in Syria.

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John Malkovich painstakingly recreates famous portraits through history

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Friday 26 September 2014

From Dangerous Liasons to RED, John Malkovich has played both beast and buffoon. It’s unlikely that there is a more diverse actor under the sun. In a project celebrating Malkovich’s master status as a theatrical chameleon, as well as paying tribute to landmark photography, Sandro Miller brings us this new photo-series.

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Powerful photos of people shortly before and directly after their death

Feature Shoot Reader Find

By Feature Shoot in New Photography on Friday 26 September 2014

Photographer Walter Schels was terrified of death, so much so he refused to see his mother after she passed away. Upon entering his 70s, Schels finally decided to overcome his fear through a bold, bizarre project – photographing individuals before and directly after their death. [This post originally ran on Feature Shoot]

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These fun, saturated photos will make you wish Summer wasn’t over yet

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By Chad Verzosa in New Photography on Thursday 25 September 2014

If you find yourself rather bummed out that summer’s over, Ryan Tatar has some pictures to help you satiate your cravings for sun, surf, and sand- even if you’re stuck in your office cubicle. Almost all of Ryan Tatar’s photographs feel like they were taken on a lazy summer afternoon; there’s no thinking involved, just fleeting emotions of bliss and nostalgia.

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