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:
Artist Mark Dorf creates a strange and interesting dichotomy between nature and technology in his series of images entitled //_path. Via DesignBoom:
The Grand Canyon
The Indiana Dunes.
Dante’s View, the viewing platform over Death Valley.
The Nevada desert.
The legendary Smith Mansion in Wapiti Valley, Wyoming.
The Devil’s Tower in Wyoming’s Black Hills.
The Grand Prismatic Spring in in Yellowstone National Park
New Mexico’s Star Axis.
You can still find insects beautiful, even if they majorly creep you out. Here are some strange and iridescent characters. Via Gizmodo:
Sweat Bee (Lasioglossum foxii)
Leafcutter Bee (Megachile texana)
Mason Bee (Dianthidium ulkei)
Leafcutter Bee (Megachile lanata)
Horsefly (Tabanus atratus)
Orchard spider (Leucauge venusta)
Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly (Calopteryx maculata)
Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica)
In recent years there have been a slew of beautiful, ‘artisan’ tools brought to market, from shovels to axes and now Norquay brings some truly gorgeous canoe paddles to us. The hand-painted cherry wood paddles would look as good on your wall as they would slipping into a cool river’s waters. Via Uncrate:
A selection of dramatically painted elephants, used in wedding ceremonies, in India. Via National Geographic.
Martin Usborne has a powerful collection of dog portraits entitled Nice to Meet You. The animals are either abandoned or aggressive or both, but they show a side of dogs that aren’t all happy and drooly, which is refreshing. Via the artist:
Each image in this series is a portrait of a dog photographed through a material or substance: a wet pane of glass, faint smoke, dense material, bleeding light. Nearly all of the dogs are abandoned, untrained, often aggressive. One is a wolf. (Every dog was carefully handled and protected in the process).canines are used here to reflect that unspoken, instinctive side of our nature. In my own experience it is dogs – along with some other animals – that have the ability to communicate certain feelings most directly even though they have no words.