A collection of snowy, frosty landscapes. Looks freezing, right? Well, not so much. The images are taken with near infrared photography, which alters the landscapes into bright and strange places. On first glance, you could be fooled. But the bottom image is so obviously hot and sunny that your eye finally makes sense of the scene. Click the images to see them in detail. Via Shutterstock:
The Sami people live a comparatively simple, cold and beautiful life in the northern parts of Scandinavia. Norwegian.com has an in-depth story and gallery on some of the customs and traditions of these indigenous northerners. The portraits show the purity and closeness to nature.
From Kai and Sunny, an amazing print called Just An Illusion 2. Gorgeously designed and printed, it’s something you can look not just at, but into.
Disturbing the Spirits is a series by photographer Ellen Jantzen. The project used images of trees, digitally altered to look ethereal, spirit-like and mysterious. Via MyModernMet:
In a series called Eyes as Big as Plates, Photographers Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen have captured something goofy, fascinating and truly unique. Via Lara Sanchez:
Artist Thomas Jackson has some interesting and eerie images of objects swarming, using wires and lots of Photoshop time. Read more about his ideas and see many more examples at Colossal:
Some haunting and etherial Arctic scenes by photographer Reuben Wu taken on the frozen island of Svalbard in northern Norway. Using a vintage Polaroid and other film cameras, Wu’s images are striking in both their desolation and rough beauty. Via Wired:
The geometry of snowflakes is something I don’t think I’d get tired of looking at. These are taken by Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov, and done with a cheap point and shoot camera! Via FastoCo Design:
Cheetah © Patrick Gries
Horse and Rider © Patrick Gries
Opah © Patrick Gries
African Elephant © Patrick Gries
Rattlesnake © Patrick Gries
Orca © Patrick Gries
Lemur © Patrick Gries