Four young women try their stilt walking skills on the beach in Los Angeles
Genius French artist Thomas Lamadieu has illustrated a series of scenes in the sky directly onto photographs of urban landscapes.
Despite their plant-like appearance and lack of movement, they are actually a community of organisms living together in each organism; with different regions being responsible for a function such as filtration, reproduction and feeding. These are also able to be kept in aquariums but are very difficult to care for.
Marion Fayolle (b. 1988, Ardèche, France) - 1: Naughty Train, 2013 2: The Moon, 2013 3: Illustration for the book History of O Grand Journal!, 2012 4: For Muze Magazine, 2012 5: For The New York Times, A Formula for Happiness article, 2013 6: Illustration For A Philosophical Novel, A Search Of His Soul, 2011 7: For The New York Times, The Diagnosis Of Mental Disorders, 2013
and to you it’s just words.
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Harvesting sap for maple syrup - now vs. the future.
[Video footage by Luke Groskin and Mark Isselhardt]
The Hoover Dam, in the Black Canyon of the Colorado river on the border between Arizona and Nevada, impounds Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the US by volume. More from Eyewitness »
Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images
Today the Department of Awesome Natural Phenomena introduces us to an incredibly beautiful nighttime occurrence known as Light pillars. They’re one of nature’s rewards for enduring extremely cold weather.
Light pillars are created when ice crystals with roughly horizontal faces form in the atmosphere and reflect light from the sun, moon, or even man-made sources such as street lights.
"So, how does one explain all of the colors? As the Weather Doctor states, ‘Because the light rays forming pillars are reflected, they take on the color of the incident light. For example, when the sun is higher in the sky, pillars are white or bright yellow in color. But when it is near the horizon and its light color dominantly orange, gold or red, so is the resulting pillar.’”
Light pillars have been known to be the source of false UFO reports, which doesn’t seem at all surprising when you consider the Close Encounters-esque atmosphere in each of these wonderful photographs.
Photos by Jay Callaghan, Osato Naoya, Francis Anderson, Tristan Grezko, and Jason Ahms respectively.
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Nature is terrifyingly beautiful
Rainer Maria Rilke