Elephants are painted and primped for an annual festival in India

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 7 August 2015

Back in 2013, photographer Charles Fréger travelled to India to snap photos of elephants. Instead of finding them in the army, Fréger found elephants – all dressed up to the nines – at an annual festival in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

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These carnival rides look extra spectacular in long-exposure photographs

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 6 August 2015

Photographer Roger Vail takes us back to our childhood when the carnival came to town once a year, with his long-exposure pics of amusement park rides.

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Exquisite photographs of the wild horses across North America

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Monday 3 August 2015

Troy Moth has a profound respect and understanding of horses few can match. This 29-year-old drives all over North America searching out wild (and sometimes domesticated) horses for that perfect photograph.

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Water droplets in these macro photos turn the ordinary into the extraordinary

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 30 July 2015

We’ve seen beautiful and impressive macro photography over the years, but what we’ve never seen are water droplets undergoing ‘a phenomenal metamorphosis’.

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Photo series parodies American Beauty to show that all body types are beautiful

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 30 July 2015

Wanting to change the way we perceive beauty, photographer Carey Fruth has created a series that imagines women of different body types as the muses of a sexual dream.

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Fall in love with penguins all over again with these sensational pictures by Paul Nicklen

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Monday 27 July 2015

Who knows how he does it, but photographer Paul Nicklen knows just how to snap sensational photos. This Canadian-born Arctic ecosystem specialist and marine biologist has a love of nature that truly stands out in his photography and makes you want to visit the Arctic at once!

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Dad makes good use of his mugs, turns his kids into superheroes

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 21 July 2015

Comic book enthusiast and cool dad Lance Curran turns his kids into superheroes during breakfast using not magic nor high-tech weaponry, but something simpler: his mug collection.

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Here’s what World War II planes now look like in their underwater graves

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 21 July 2015

While you’d expect to find sunken ships at the bottom of the sea, Wisconsin-based Coastguard captain Brandi Mueller gives us a glimpse of an uncommon underwater inhabitant: perfectly-intact WWII airplanes.

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Courageous crow catches a quick ride on a bald eagle in Washington

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Monday 20 July 2015

Crows never cease to amaze us with their intelligence. Just recently photographer Phoo Chan captured an incredible image of a crow taking a rest aboard a bald eagle in Seabeck, Washington. And both birds lived to tell the tale!

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Designer matches everything she sees with the colours of the pantone swatch

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Saturday 18 July 2015

In her Tumblr project ‘Tiny PMS Matching’, Texas-based graphic designer Inka Mathew matches everyday objects she finds amusing with their respective colours in their Pantone Matching System (PMS).

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Awesome! Newspaper prints simple cartoons of the Foo Fighters’ concert to protest their bizarre photo contract

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Saturday 18 July 2015

When the Foo Fighters provided press with a photo release contract recently, it meant members of the press (in the official press area) had to have each concert photograph approved before it was published. It also meant all copyrights to photos would transfer to the band and it also meant that photos taken could only be run once. Pretty strict guidelines for an easy-going band.

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These photographs show the true beauty of the Galapagos islands

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Thursday 16 July 2015

The wildlife and fauna of the Galápagos Islands were studied by Charles Darwin back in 1835 – and it’s easy to see why the famed naturalist and geologist chose this place to dock during his voyage. It’s simply stunning. Fast forward more than 175 years and photojournalist Amy Toensing also found herself on the islands, taking some of the most stunning images of wildlife and landscapes we’ve seen.

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Interview with Aussie photographer Julian Schulz about his beautiful images

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 15 July 2015

Some people just have talent for taking good pictures. You can’t really put your finger on what makes their work so special, but there’s something extraordinary about every image. Aussie photographer Julian Schulz is one of those photographers.

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What the remains of the abandoned Soviet space shuttle program look like now

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

Deep within the Baikonur Cosmodrome lies an abandoned hangar that houses the Soviets’ space shuttle program – or at least what’s left of it. Russian photographer Ralph Mirebs explored the site and brought back these depressing images.

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Photographer documents the living conditions of people inside a Tokyo capsule hotel

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 9 July 2015

And you thought your apartment was a bit cramped. While wandering across Japan in 2013, photographer Won Kim discovered a Tokyo hostel that offered tiny rooms with virtually no headroom, no windows, and only a curtain for privacy. He returned last year to document the lives of people living here (most of them permanently) in a series called ‘Enclosed: Living Small’.

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