Category Archives: Nature

Surreal Macro Photographs of Insects

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Malaysian photographer Lee Peiling lives and works in Tanzania where she picked up a camera for the first time just three years ago. Among her quickly growing body of work are these macro photographs of insects that look almost like paintings due to her use of a focus technique known as bokeh. If you like these, definitely check out more of her Small World series.

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Fall

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This gorgeous time-lapse by filmmaker Jamie Scott starts off like any other video capturing the change of the seasons with the movement of the sun, but then around :30 something pretty remarkable happens. To create the effect Scott filmed in 15 locations around New York City’s Central Park, two times a week, for six months using the exact same tripod and camera lens settings resulting in the footage you see here.

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Affinity

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Brad Wilson worked with a number of notable New York photographers before establishing his own career, as both a commercial and fine art photographer, in the city in 1996. Brad’s work has appeared around the world as part of advertising campaigns, magazines, annual reports, album covers, and book covers. He’s now based in Santa Fem New Mexico.

His new work AFFINITY, rather than going out into nature to make wildlife photography, Brad brings his subjects into the studio to create these unique animal portraits. The end result, completely devoid of distractions, allows the eye to focus entirely on the animal, its peculiarities and mannerisms.

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Fire Devil

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Filmmaker Chris Tangey shot this incredible footage of a ‘fire devil’ near Alice Springs, Australia on September 11th. In the unedited, raw footage recently provided by Tangey you can watch as the tornado—which is technically more of a dust devil—towers over 100 feet (30 meters) high.

Like the dust devils that spring up on clear, sunny days in the deserts of the Southwest, a fire devil is birthed when a disproportionately hot patch of ground sends up a plume of heated air. But while dust devils find their heat source in the sun, fire devils arise from hot spots in preexisting wildfires.

These plumes form in a very small region over the land. They start to rise very rapidly, and as things start to rise, they suck the surrounding air in like a vacuum. Then you get this twisting that begins to resemble a vortex.

As the vortex rises and sucks the blaze up with it, its diameter begins to shrink and, like an ice skater pulling in her limbs to gather speed in a spin, its rotation accelerates.

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Paper Birds

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The intricate paper-cut sculptures are created by Colombian artist Diana Beltran Herrera.

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UK Longer Exposure

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There’s so much beauty in the world that it’s difficult to capture it all, but Bristol-based photographer Martin Turner takes a go at it in his breathtaking landscape photography. From the rolling hills of Cumbria to the open fields of Warwickshire, Turner composes aesthetically stunning shots of areas where nature and architecture merge. It’s absolutely astounding that Turner manages to capture such a diverse series of environments even though his photography is primarily based around the UK. He is just as well versed in beautifully encapsulating nature’s territory as he is at taking a gorgeous shot of an urban architectural setting.

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Weird Space

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The Red Sea is full of strange translucent creatures. It’s the jellyfish, ctenophores and salps. They have appeared on our planet long before us, but now for us they look like alien race, but not the typical representatives of the animal world. Ocean and the creatures who inhabit – it’s another universe, the cosmos, and you can see it by yourself. Here they are.

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Photos by Alexander Semenov, russian marine biologist and underwater photographer studying sea life through the lenses.

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Animals Talking in all CAPS

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I’ve fallen hard for the surrealism of Tumblr Animals Talking All In Caps. It features pictures of animals, from cats to tropically hued lizards, and they are talking ALL IN CAPS. The shouty creatures have remarkably human thoughts too.

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I CAN SORT OF SEE WHAT YOU’RE GOING FOR, BUT THE MAIN PROBLEM HERE IS THAT YOU DON’T ACTUALLY HAVE … STYLE? GOOD CLOTHES? A MODICUM OF RESTRAINT? THINGS LIKE THAT.

RIGHT NOW YOU LOOK LIKE SOMEONE LET LIBERACE DESIGN A METER MAID UNIFORM FOR A DESERT ENVIRONMENT.

PLEASE DON’T SMILE. THAT’S NOT A COMPLIMENT.

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THAT LOOKS QUITE PAINFUL. I’D SAY THERE’S A GOOD CHANCE IT’S BROKEN.

FAIL TO RESTORE YOUR ACCOUNT TO A POSITIVE BALANCE, MR. ANDREWS, AND YOU WILL INCUR FURTHER OVERDRAFTS.

INCUR FURTHER OVERDRAFTS AND YOU’LL BE SEEING US AGAIN.

NEXT TIME WE WON’T BE SO POLITE, YOU UNDERSTAND?

THANK YOU FOR BANKING WITH NATIONAL CITY.

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I MEAN, YEAH, I WANT A GIRLFRIEND BUT I’M PRETTY REALISTIC ABOUT MY CHANCES.

UNTIL THEY INVENT A WAY TO INSTAGRAM REAL LIFE I’M PROBABLY GOING TO BE SINGLE.

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PSSST. LOOK AT THE WAY CHARLES IS WALKING. HIS LIMP IS HILARIOUS.

AH OHWN DINK EW SHUH MAIG FUNNA HEEM. HE GAH HID BAI UH CAAH LAIG MEH.

WHAT?

AH SEH HE GAH HID BAI UH CAAH LAIG MEH!

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU’RE SAYING. EVER SINCE YOU GOT HIT BY THAT CAR IT’S BEEN REALLY HARD TO UNDERSTAND YOU.

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COME BACK! I SIMPLY WANT TO OFFER YOU A FREE PERSONALITY TEST TO DETERMINE WHETHER YOU’RE EXPERIENCING YOUR FULL POTENTIAL FOR HAPPINESS AND SUCCESS! NORMALLY THIS KIND OF TEST WOULD COST YOU IN EXCESS OF $500!

JUST LEAVE US ALONE! FUCKING SCIENTOLOGISTS!

IF YOU’RE NOT HAPPY WITH LIFE I CAN HELP YOU FIND OUT WHY! DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE REACTIVE MIND?

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LAURIE, IT TOOK ME TWO HOURS TO GET INTO THIS THING AND THE CORSET IS SUPER TIGHT. JUST GET ME ANOTHER BEER, PLEASE.

UGH! I’M NOT YOUR BABYSITTER! NEXT TIME REMEMBER TO CUT ARM HOLES!

I WILL. I’M SORRY. HAPPY HALLOWEEN.

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DO I WORK OUT? NO, I’M THIS DICED UP FROM ALL THE READING I DO. OF COURSE I WORK OUT, BABE. LOOK AT THIS SHIT.

IT’S LIKE, DO YOU HAVE ANY TAPE?

‘CAUSE I’M RIPPED. RIGHT?

SOMEONE CALL A MYRIAPODOLOGIST BECAUSE THESE MILLIPEDES ARE SIIIIICK.

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OH MY GOD, MOM, STOP TRYING TO BE CURRENT. IT’S EMBARRASING ENOUGH THAT YOU HAVE A FACEBOOK.

JUST GO LISTEN TO YOUR ZUNE, OKAY?

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Isn’t that Daryl?

JUST IGNORE HIM, OTHERWISE HE’S GOING TO THINK I CARE. IF HE WAS WORTH MY TIME HE WOULDN’T HAVE CHEATED ON ME. I’D TURN AROUND AND TELL HIM TO FUCK OFF BUT I DON’T WANT TO WASTE THE ENERGY.

COME ON, LET’S GO GET SOME PINKBERRY.

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For more go to http://animalstalkinginallcaps.tumblr.com/

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Blooming into gold

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In south-west China’s Yunnan province it produced a stunning vista as rock hillocks peep from a carpet of neon yellow by contrast to the bright blue sky.

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It’s a stunning transformation that take place every year – the landscape becomes a sea of gold as kilometres of oil crops reach full bloom. Rapeseed bursts into brighty coloured flowers in early spring.

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Rapeseed is the seed of the rape or rapeseed plant, a member of the mustard family. Unfortunate associations with the name of this plant aside, rapeseed is actually a major crop in many nations of the world, with the seeds being one of the principal components of the crop, although some cultures also eat the stalks, leaves, and flowers of rapeseed. For those who find the common name “rape” a bit offputting, this plant is also known as oilseed, rapa, rapaseed, or Brassica napus, more formally.

As the name “oilseed” suggests, the seeds of this plant are very high in oil. They can be ground into nutritious meal used in animal fodder, or pressed for the oil, which can be used for human food or in the production of biodiesel. Rapeseed greens are also popular in Asia, where they are eaten like other members of the Brassica genus, in a variety of dishes. Like other Brassicas, the greens have a slightly peppery bite.

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The United States, Canada, India, Australia, and European Union also grow rapeseed.

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Amazing Paths

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