Choi and Shine have designed a series of giant electric pylons for the Icelandic Pylon Competition. They are described as being powerful, solemn and variable and that seeing the pylon-figures will become an unforgettable experience, elevating the towers to something more than merely a functional design of necessity. It certainly would get my vote.
These stunning macro photographs of starfish look like images of vibrant underwater foliage. Thanks to Russian photographer and biologist Alexander Semenov, we can better understand the colourfully-patterned surfaces of these magnificent creatures.
The mark of a great photographer is the ability to imagine a scene from a different perspective. Anyone can hold an expensive camera and take the expected, cliche photos, but a creative mind thinks outside the box in order to get interesting shots. In the case of photographer Andre Ermolaev, he is able to abstract [...]
This breathtaking scene was photographed on Rila Mountain in Bulgaria, capturing the essence of a cold winter drive through the snow-covered mountains. The freezing landscape glows blue as a lone car passes through an isolated road.
Sam Thayer is simply the best wild food author I’ve ever come across. I’ve learned so much from his books and from his direct instruction over the years. He’s definitely the guy to take with you if you are lost in the woods, wondering what you can eat. Actually, if Thayer were with you, you [...]
Trust the Japanese to unlock the secrets of the world in a way we can’t: a bunch of Japanese researchers recently discovered that the oceanic Neon Flying Squid can propel itself out of the ocean and over 30 metres through the air by shooting jets of water at high pressure. It can glide at up [...]
The In-Between is my observation of man vs. nature, which is an ongoing theme for me. Whether it be the struggles of nature to endure man’s encroachment or nature’s slow but steady fight to win it all back, this is something that I think about on a daily basis. To me, The In-Between is a [...]
Who knew finding and collecting your own food could be so entertaining? And dangerous. If you’ve been thinking about breaking free from the monotony of your local supermarket, and you’re sick of the fact that you actually have to pay for food, you should try snacking on the pesky weeds you find in your own [...]
If you needed proof for the existence of aliens, well, here you go. Actually, these are octopus eggs. Maybe they’re not as cool as aliens, but they are still pretty incredible. Yes, isn’t nature amazing?
UNESCO deems Socotra, Yemen a world natural heritage site, and it’s not difficult to see why, when the tiny tropical island (extending to just 83 by 27 miles) is obviously a poster child for biodiversity: its fauna and flora species hail from Africa, Asia and Europe, and the endemic plant species found nowhere else in the world is the fourth highest of any island group on Earth, after Seychelles, New Caledonia and Hawaii. It is also home to the strange and bulbous dragon’s blood tree.
I dub thee, Paper Master! I can’t really comprehend the amount of focus and patience it must take to complete one of Calvin Nicholls’ paper sculptures. Each piece is as incredible as the next, some taking up to four years to complete.
Fascinated by the beauty of nature and also by the urgent need to conserve and protect wildlife not just in Botswana but also all over the planet, Janaina Matarazzo has developed Nature Inspires Life, a concept that combines photography, design, arts and wildlife conservation, hoping to inspire other people and also create awareness.
Every once in a while, we need to step away from our high-tech, fast paced lives and take some time to enjoy the beauty of nature. In a society where distractions are ubiquitous, the calm and colorful elegance of the outdoors can be therapeutic. It’s also refreshing to see cities work to bring more greenery and open spaces to the concrete jungle. These photos, beautifully compiled on The Cool Hunter website, capture the simple artistry of nature.
Seneca, one of my favourite philosophers, once coined the phrase: ‘All art is an imitation of nature’. I wonder how he would have described this beautiful series by Berlin-based artist Walter Mason. He takes all kinds of elements from nature, alters them in his own peculiar way (for example, by rearranging stones or leaves, applying water drops, cutting patterns or stiching out patterns), and then documents the output in a beautiful picture series.
My art is a combination of traditional techniques, like pencil and watercolor, with digital retouching and coloring. It is an exploration of vivid, rich color, and the detail and textures of nature and technology, the jarring of the analogue against the digital, along with the new spectrums, emotions and realities created from this unique relationship.