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A Child is Born: Lennart Nilsson’s iconic photo book [PHOTO GALLERY]

In 1965, Swedish photojournalist Lennart Nilsson published what was to become one of the most successful photographic book of all time – A Child is Born. From the first ovary fecundation to the last stage of fetal development, the book documents the birth of a new human being in beautiful detail. With millions of copies […]

Soap bubbles that look like planet [a lovely photo gallery]

Bridging science and art, Columbian photographer Santiago Betancur Z explores the intersection between the two by creating some mind dazzling art. His latest project involves photographing and filming colored soap bubbles under a dark background, whose seemingly random kaleidoscopic colors turn them into a familiar sight: planets. If you ever wondered how a psychedelic Jupiter must look […]

Why you look ugly in photos, and how to solve this maybe

Let’s face it,  if you’re not a rare photogenic beauty or have good photographers as friends, you most likely look terrible in photos. So, does that mean you’re ugly? If so, why is it that you don’t look half as unattractive when looking yourself in the mirror? Let’s explore some of these questions, and try […]

Grüner Lake: The Austrian Underwater Park

Grüner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria in a village named Tragöß. During the winter, Grüner lake is just like any other lake, nice and calm, surrounded by a county park. However, it is surrounded by mountains, and during the spring, when the temperature rises and the snow melts, the basin of land below […]

Amazing underwater photoshoot, at 25 meters under the sea

Even if you’re not necessarily a big fan of photography, Benjamin Von Wong, a very popular photographer from Montreal, managed to take a really difficult underwater photoshoot with amazing results, under unfriendly, specific conditions which are far from what most photographers would even dare to approach. The crew who helped him realize such an amazing […]

Volcano in Ethiopia is spewing out blue lava… sort of

Blue lava? Not quite It’s a volcano, but not the kind of volcano we’re used to seeing. This is called a Cerulean eruption, and the blue tint that surrounds the lava comes from flames produced when escaping sulphuric gases burn. The volcano contains large amounts of pure sulfur, which emits an icy violet color as it burns, […]

The 2014 Smithsonian Photo Contest Finalists

Smithsonian has just announced the 60 finalists for their 11th Annual Photo Contest. They selected the 60 photographs out of over 50.000 entries, sent by photographers all over the world. They selected 10 finalists for each of their 6 categories The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, Altered Images and Mobile – which is a newly added category. Everyone and anyone can vote! You can cast […]

Photographing the oldest living things in the world

Rachel Sussman is a contemporary artist who focuses on photographing the oldest living things in the world. As part of her project “The Oldest Living Things in the World” (creative, I know), she researches and works with biologists, traveling all over the world to take pictures of things older than 2000 years old. Stewart Brand calls her […]

The science (or art?) of growing tree root bridges

In the depths of northeastern India, in one of the wettest places on earth, bridges aren’t built—they’re grown. India has over 1 billion people, and many of them live in poverty – 21% of all people in India fall below the international poverty line of US$ 1.25 per day. In many parts of the country, especially in the north-east, it always seems […]

Grand Canyon Geology Lesson – brought to you by NASA

The Grand Canyon is a favorite for tourists all over the world – but if you think it’s cool to see it from the ground level, you haven’t seen it from above – the Grand Canyon in northern Arizona is also a favorite for astronauts shooting photos from the International Space Station. The Grand Canyon is […]

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