Holy flames and sticks, what is the world coming to when a waterfall gets engulfed in flames? All right, it’s an optical illusion. Apparently in February every year, sunset rays meet Yosemite’s Horsetail Fall in a way that lights up the upper bits of the waterfall, making it look like it’s on fire. Nature is […]
This fantastic wooden cow has moving gears, shoots, and ladders to simulate how cows digest food. Commissioned by the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum, the mechanism is made entirely of wood. It’s perfectly interactive and kid friendly. Just place an orange ball in the mouth area and watch as it begins to be processed. Hey, digestion is probably a bit more […]
Until science creates a way for all us land-lubbers to live under the sea, we’ll just drool over these amazing photos taken underwater for the annual photo competition held by the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. These are a few of the winners, but be sure to look through all the […]
‘Go home, evolution, you are drunk’. WTF Evolution is a Tumblr dedicated to all the weirdest, grimmest, most backwards results of natural selection known to science. Take for example Amazonian frogs. They can mate even when the female is dead. And that’s kind of disgusting.
Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow. The Pammukkale in Turkey looks like a bewitchingly tranquil place with these natural terraced pools. Apparently when earthquake activity thousands of years ago brough chalk-like water rich in calcium carbonate to the surface, the substance piled on layer after layer, accumulating to form the terraces.
I had the pleasure of meeting photographer Richard Steinberger through his wife, Heather, while I was working with the Cheyenne River Youth Project in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, located on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. While Richard’s commercial photography is beyond stunning, his talent for capturing light, color, and emotion shines through in these images […]
If you’re like us, you just can’t see enough amazing lanscape photographs. We love these incredible landscape images that look so surreal that you might have a hard time believing that images in nature like this actually exists. With all the turmoil going on in the world, it’s always refreshing to see beautiful places on […]
Colarado-based photographer Tyler Stableford has carved a niche for himself by photographing in extreme conditions — such as documenting adventure writer Mark Jenkins’ ice cave climbs in Iceland’s Langjökull Glacier or exploring the Arctic Circle in the fjords of eastern Greenland with photographer-guide Thorsten Henn.
Nicolas Reusens’ magnificent macro photography gives viewers a whole new perspective on the little things in life. More specifically, the little creatures we often choose to ignore.
Massachusetts-based artist and photographer Arno Rafael Minkkinen, who was born in Helsinki, has a curious photography process. Wherever he roams, he emerges with photo perspectives that are really unique by merging his body with his surroundings. Among his works, the ones from his Hands and Feet series really stand out.
What happens when you combine the art of shaping a Bonsai Tree with the powerful strength of a Redwood? You get a little Bonsai Redwood tree. Now you can nurture the world’s largest tree in a small pot on your bedside table. Take a look at the Redwood Empire Bonsai Society to get a small taste of […]
Nature is great. Some animals have the art of camouflage down pat, disappearing right into their surroundings. Christian Ziergler captured some amazing pictures of these creatures at their mimicry best for National Geographic, and you can try to locate sneaky leaf-little toads and the such in this interactive image gallery.
I recently came across Lucy Snowe’s wonderful photography. I love her dreamy, hazy landscapes and uniform, simple poolside shots. Snow’s transition from hip LA to the countryside comes across in her photography with beautiful results.
The Afar depression in East Africa is a geologically tumultuous region. On the surface, it looks frozen. Below the surface, magma is having a ball of a time fueling not one, but 12 active volcanoes. And let’s not forget about the geysers, the cauldrons, and even an entire boiling lake of lava. The Afar depression’s […]
These terrariums are the ultimate dorm or office pets. Mossariums by Lilliput Tales are tiny little scenes that live in a jar. Just water them every now and then and they’ll thrive! Choose between different miniature characters to live in your jar.