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“Because No One Would Buy My Photos, Here They Are For Free. Mosul 2017”

“Because No One Would Buy My Photos, Here They Are For Free. Mosul 2017”

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As the Battle of Mosul rages on, so does the race between photographers trying to sell snapshots of the conflict to media outlets. Kainoa Little couldn’t find a buyer for his photos, but he decided to share them online anyway – and they tell a harrowing story of struggle and survival. The Shoreline, Washington-based photographer specializes in war zones, and was in Mosul in April 2017 to document Iraqi Federal Police efforts to liberate the city from ISIL militants. Heavy clashes were underway in the Old City, and causing civilians to flee in mass numbers. Little’s photos capture a vivid range of emotions; the anguish of the refugees leaving their homes, the determination of the soldiers protecting them, and the sheer chaos plaguing all of those involved, to name just a ...
Before Turning 2 Years Old, Bodhi Hiked More Than 483 Km With His Parents

Before Turning 2 Years Old, Bodhi Hiked More Than 483 Km With His Parents

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The first time parents took Bodhi camping was when he was only 5-days-old. Later, Bodhi, a 27-year-old mother Shannon (pregnant with the 2nd child), and dad Blake traveled more than 483 kilometers. Boys were very fond of traveling together, routing paths in the mountains of California. Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/parents-young-kid-hiking-mountains-bodhi-bennett-california/
10+ Of The Best Photos From 2017 National Geographic Traveler Contest’s Nature Category

10+ Of The Best Photos From 2017 National Geographic Traveler Contest’s Nature Category

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If there's one magazine that continuously showcases the most beautiful pictures from around the world, it's Nat Geo (previously here, here, and here). Its prestigious photo contests attract some of the best photographers, and viewing their stunning shots you can't help but feel your connection with Mother Earth strengthening. 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest is no different. The submissions of the competition were closed on the 30th of June but its winners won't be announced until August. To make the waiting easier, Nat Geo editors have released their favorite entries, and we couldn't pass up the opportunity to share them. Here are some of the best Nature entries to the contest that are currently battling for the category's top spots and the grand...
Photographer Joins Illegal Mammoth Tusk Hunt In Siberia, Captures How They Get Rich, Get Drunk And Nearly Die

Photographer Joins Illegal Mammoth Tusk Hunt In Siberia, Captures How They Get Rich, Get Drunk And Nearly Die

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In Russia’s isolated and remote region of Siberia, an underground economic boom is taking shape. Radio Free Europe photographer Amos Chapple, back in 2016, went inside the dark world of the Russian men illegally mining for tusks and remains of the long-extinct woolly mammoth, in hopes of cashing in on black market trade. The images he captured show a compelling cycle of toil, desperation, and environmental consequence. Woolly mammoths, lost arctic relatives of the modern elephant, are thought to have lived in Siberia about 400,000 years ago. The area now experiences year-round permafrost, a thick layer of ice beneath the ground, which has helped to preserve submerged mammoth skeletons for millennia. In order to reach the buried treasures of this hostile land, the men seeking it have...
You Can Sleep In These Owl Cabins In France For Free, And Their Interior Is As Good As Exterior

You Can Sleep In These Owl Cabins In France For Free, And Their Interior Is As Good As Exterior

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An adorable cabin built to resemble three forest owls is now ready for campers in the Bordeaux region of Southwestern France, and it costs absolutely nothing to stay the night. It’s part of an initiative encouraging city dwellers to get off the grid and experience nature, and we can’t lie – we’re dying to go for it! The plywood shelter contains three floors, circular white beds, and an adjoined boardwalk overlooking nearby wetlands. Dubbed Les Guetteurs (“the watchers”), the timber strigidae were designed and constructed by contemporary art producer Zébra3, a project commissioned by artist-architect collective Bruit de Frigo as part of their Refuges périurbains (“peri-urban shelters”) campaign. If you’re planning a trip t...
Stunning Wild Fox Photography By Roeselien Raimond

Stunning Wild Fox Photography By Roeselien Raimond

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Talented Dutch nature photographer Roeselien Raimond has taken countless stunning photos of beautiful creatures and wildlife, but her photos of wild foxes are especially wonderful. She agreed to give Bored Panda an interview and talk about her work photographing these cunning and beautiful creatures. “Foxes, along with cats, are my favorite animals,” Raimond told Bored Panda. “Their depth and uniqueness appeals to me: Every fox is an individual character. With a fox you never know what they are up to. Will they be hunting, sleeping, swimming… will they even be there at all?” To see her amazing fox photography and read about how she takes them, keep scrolling! Source: roeselienraimond.com | 500px | Facebook “It was an extremely harsh winter da...
Homeless Dog Found In Garbage Becomes A Lion He Deserves To Be

Homeless Dog Found In Garbage Becomes A Lion He Deserves To Be

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When German photographer Julie Marie Werner found a scruffy homeless dog hunting for scraps of food in her garbage in Spain, she fell in love with him immediately. While other people saw nothing but a homeless mutt, she saw a brave little lion, and she now wants the world to share her vision with this heartwarming series of photographs. The cute canine model is named Tschikko Leopold von Werner, and the project is called Grossstadtlowe, which means “Big City Lion”. And as you can see from these pictures, he really does look like the king of the (urban) jungle! Julie believes that Tschikko was left to fend for himself after being thrown from a car in Spain. He’s come a long way since then, not just emotionally but also geographically, as after deciding to adopt him Ju...
10+ Of The Oldest Color Photos Showing What The World Looked Like 100 Years Ago

10+ Of The Oldest Color Photos Showing What The World Looked Like 100 Years Ago

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When you think of old photographs, you naturally think in terms of black and white, but as you can see from these stunning photographs from the turn of the 20th century, color photography has been around for a lot longer than you think. Before 1907, if you wanted a color photograph then you (well, a professional colorist) basically had to color it in using different dyes and pigments, but two French brothers called Auguste and Louis Lumière changed all that with a game-changing process that they called the Autochrome Lumière. Using dyed grains of potato starch and light-sensitive emulsion, they were able to produce vibrant photographs without the need for additional colorization. Despite being difficult to manufacture and also somewhat expensive, the process was very popular...
This Artist Is Replacing Billboards With Pictures Of The Landscapes They’re Blocking

This Artist Is Replacing Billboards With Pictures Of The Landscapes They’re Blocking

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Coachella Valley, including its billboards, is currently experiencing a makeover as it hosts the Desert X outdoor art festival. Visual artist Jennifer Bolande took on the ambitious project of replacing billboards in the area with photos of the mountainous landscapes they blocked, and it sends an important social message. Show Full Text Visible Distance / Second Sight, as the project is known, features ‘vanishing’ billboards that are designed to be seen from a moving car. When approached at the right angle, the images align and seamlessly blend in with their surroundings, emulating the famous Burma-Shave road signs from the 1950’s that sequentially formed messages when driven past. The billboards stand along the Gene Autry Trail. The purpose of Desert X is to encourage...
Stunning Images Of The Ancient Traditional Honey Hunters Of Nepal

Stunning Images Of The Ancient Traditional Honey Hunters Of Nepal

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Andrew Newey, an award-winning UK-based travel photographer, has captured gripping photographs of central Nepalese Gurung tribe members engaged in a dangerous and ancient tradition – honey hunting. Twice a year, the Gurung honey hunters ascend to the base of cliffs in central Nepal and ascend them to collect honey. They use the same tools that their ancestors did – hand-woven rope ladders and tangos, the long sharp bamboo poles that they use to cut the honey-filled hives off of the face of the cliff and drop them into baskets waiting below. After lighting smoke fires at the base of the cliff to smoke out the bees, they climb their ladders and collect their honey. [Read more...] Besides the danger of falling, they also happen to be harvesting the honey of the largest honeybee in...
10+ Of The World’s Most Amazing Fountains

10+ Of The World’s Most Amazing Fountains

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Many of you have probably heard of the Trevi Fountain in Rome, and you've probably seen the famous Bellagio Fountain in Las Vegas, either in person or while watching the movie Ocean's 11. While there's no doubt that these are both spectacular sights to behold however, they only represent a small percentage of the incredible fountains that you can currently find around the world. From Stockholm to Sunderland, from China to Peru, this list compiled by Bored Panda showcases some of the quirkiest, the cleverest, and the most beautiful fountains we could find. Some rotate. Others light up. A few even seem to defy gravity. But one thing they all have in common is that they're sure to leave you in awe. Don't forget to vote for your favorite! Like what you see? Then click here to see 15+ of the m...
Sliced Lamps Made From Real Firewood Show The Beauty Of Simple Things

Sliced Lamps Made From Real Firewood Show The Beauty Of Simple Things

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Most people use firewood to keep warm while camping or to make smores. LA-based designer Paul Foeckler of Split Grain uses it for something else… He creates beautiful wooden lamps. “The project began with me taking notice of an ordinary piece of firewood and thinking it too beautiful to burn”, Foeckler wrote. He then started experimenting with different pieces of firewood that he found in forests and soon realized that cutting the wood into precise slices brings out the real beauty of it. Now Foeckler sells his beautiful lamps on Etsy, hoping they “allow people to reflect upon nature in both intimate and public contemporary spaces.” ...
These 10 Orphan Boys Chose To Share The Little Food They Have With 10 Dogs They Adopted

These 10 Orphan Boys Chose To Share The Little Food They Have With 10 Dogs They Adopted

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In January of 2013, while attending the Chobi Mela Photo Festival in Dhaka, Bangladesh, I came across Robindra Shorbod, a small park in the South West of Dhaka that is home to around 10 street kids. Street kids that beg for money, collect plastic containers to sell for recycling and most importantly, share every ounce of food they earn with the 10 dogs that live with them. During the festival, I spent a week with the boys and dogs, learning about their daily routines and methods of survival. I rounded out the week by making a series of portraits. In each of these portraits, the Robindra boys are individuals. But together they become members of a family. A family of two species and members of each species that have been swept aside in one of the world’s largest cities. These portraits...
Faces of Foxes: Photographer Proves That Every Fox Has Different Personality

Faces of Foxes: Photographer Proves That Every Fox Has Different Personality

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When, during the sixties, Jane Goodall gave wild chimpanzees a name instead of a number, she put the science world upside down. Anonymous animals were no longer nothing but a number. With something apparently as simple as a name, she validated their individuality and uniqueness. “When you face a fox, you face personality.” Many years from then, we still tend to grossly underestimate our fellow earthlings and regard them like interchangeable particles of a uniform set. Did you ever realize that “the fox”, as our beloved pet dog or the cat, consists of countless individuals, each with their own specific characteristics? Some a little dumb, others quite intelligent. Some creative and entrepreneurial, other boring and passive and some even downright funny. So many foxes...
I’ve Spent 5 Years Hunting For The Perfect Lights To Show The Real Beauty Of Budapest

I’ve Spent 5 Years Hunting For The Perfect Lights To Show The Real Beauty Of Budapest

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I took these photos through the last five years when I was searching for the perfect moment and the perfect lights over Budapest, Hungary. For me, the most beautiful moment is when the sun comes up the horizont and the day begins with a couple of colourful minutes. Also the last lights of the day for me symbolize a special moment, a “thank you” from nature for a beautiful day. To search for such amazing moments for me is a great challenge and experience, sharing it with friends and later with other people. The beauty of nature and the lights is a great gift for us from mother Earth. It doesn’t need more words, I’ll just let the pictures speak. Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/i-hunt-lights-for-5-years-to-capture-amazing-moments-of-the-city/
How I Turned Rescued Wild Animals Into Art

How I Turned Rescued Wild Animals Into Art

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My photographs exist in that space between dreams and waking. At the age of 32, I am currently working on my art collector’s book in occasion of 10 years anniversary of my career. My passion for nature brought me the idea to make a collection of conceptual photography with wild rescued animals. Here are some of the stories I experienced while working on this project. Show Full Text I admire people who dedicate their time to rescuing stray animals, these are one of the best kind of people! I work 10 years as a freelance photographer and I could meet people who saved wild animals. It was always a magic moment to see their devotion to this issue. I met rescuer who saved young female roe deer who’s mother lost her life to hunting games. She took ca...
I Sold Everything, Bought An Airstream And Travel America With My Family Indefinitely

I Sold Everything, Bought An Airstream And Travel America With My Family Indefinitely

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I’ve always been the person to tell people to chase their dreams, so I decided to take my own advice. My dream is to make a living as a professional photographer while travelling America and this is how I’m making it happen! We sold our house, cars, most of our possessions and bought a 30ft Airstream that we could all live in comfortably. It wasn’t an easy decision and we were faced with a lot of doubts, but when we told other people what we were doing, their eyes lit up and I could see we were doing the right thing. We’ve been permanently in the Airstream for a little over 3 months now and life has been an adventure! Life on the road is not for everyone, but I wish someone would have told me when I was 21 years old, that you could buy an Airstream and live in it w...
This Tiny House On A Remote Icelandic Island Is All Alone

This Tiny House On A Remote Icelandic Island Is All Alone

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There’s a beautiful archipelago off of the southern coast of Iceland called the Vestmannaeyjar. And in that archipelago, there’s a beautiful island called Elliðaey, and on that island there’s a single, solitary mysterious cabin that has generated wild speculation as to its purpose ever since photos of it first surfaced on the internet. The island was inhabited roughly three hundred years ago by five families that subsisted by fishing, hunting puffins, and raising cattle. By the 1930s, however, the last permanent inhabitants had left. Some speculated that the island had been donated to famous Icelandic singer Bjork (which it wasn’t), while others thought it was home to an eccentric billionaire (which it wasn’t). The pedestrian truth is that the cabin is a s...
22 Hilarious Pictures Of Wet Cats

22 Hilarious Pictures Of Wet Cats

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Because cats are widely considered to be the cool and cute overlords of the internet, we thought it was about time to bring them down a notch by showing you just how silly cats look when they get wet. The two things almost everyone knows about cats from an early age is that they love mice and hate water. Many cats do indeed hate water, especially house cats. Cats in colder environments hate water because they can’t regulate their own temperature quite as effectively when their fur is wet. The wet fur weighs them down as well, and because they are used to bathing themselves with their tongues, many might not even see the sense in taking a bath. [Read more...] Although it doesn’t look like it in these pictures, cats are certainly capable of loving water. Most kittens that are put...
Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home, And The Interior Will Take Your Breath Away

Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home, And The Interior Will Take Your Breath Away

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When Ricardo Bofill stumbled upon a dilapidated cement factory in 1973, he immediately saw a world of possibilities. La fábrica was born, and almost 45 years later, the structure has been completely transformed into a spectacular and unique home. Show Full Text The factory, located just outside of Barcelona, was a WWI-era pollution machine that had closed down, and came with many repairs to be done when Ricardo Bofill and his team purchased it. After years of partial deconstruction, the determined architect proceeded to lace the exterior of the property with vegetation, and furnish the interior as a modern living and work space. La fábrica is a work in progress to this day, to which Bofill likens his own life, as his visions for the future continue to change shape. The in...
25 Awesome Furniture Design Ideas For Cat Lovers

25 Awesome Furniture Design Ideas For Cat Lovers

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Seeing as today (August 8th) is International Cat Day, we figured that many cat owners might want to get their cat companions a gift to show them that they’re loved. Now, you could get them a mouse toy or a can of salmon pate, but the right piece of cat furniture can make for a meaningful and lasting pet gift. Cats love to look for cozy hiding spots or safe vantage points, so furniture that offers them such places can be a great option. Other bits of furniture can implement other needs, like their litter box or a scratching post. If you’re not a cat person, you can check out our general pet furniture post. And if you have or have seen a cool piece of cat furniture, share it with us below this post! Cat Burger Bed Designed by: Petz Route Cat-Friendly Shelf Designed by:&nb...
Steampunk Sculptures That I Create From Trash

Steampunk Sculptures That I Create From Trash

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Hello, my name is Artūras and I'm from Lithuania. I create steampunk art and use various antique stuff and metal details. I hope to get some support from you. There are my steampunk style works. #1 Chameleon #2 Octopus Jewelry Box #3 Royal Penguin I've been thinking about creating a penguin for a long time. These creatures are funny for me but at the same time graceful and elegant. The royal penguin catched my eye. He seemed to be the perfect one to realise my ideas. While I was holding an old motorcycle lamp housing in my hand, the idea came - it will be the main part of the body! The rest came... I've been thinking about creating a penguin for a long time. These creatures are funny for me but at the same time graceful and ele...
Meet Mieps, My Ridiculously Photogenic Guinea Pig

Meet Mieps, My Ridiculously Photogenic Guinea Pig

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Meet little Mieps, she is my guinea pig and I love taking photos of her! Especially because she is ridiculously photogenic, she looks better in photos than I do! It's not fair... I must admit that I spend a little more time on her photos than on my own. I usually create these photos in my backyard or in my DIY studio (see photo below). With a tiny bit of Photoshop magic, these images are the results! The props I use in my photos are made by me or I found them at budget stores, flea markets or secondhand stores. My father and I are going ''treasure hunting'' every Sunday. Sometimes we come home with nothing, most of the time I find amazing things like beautiful books or pretty tea cups. If you want to start taking photos of your pet, please be patient with them. Just go with the flow, they ...
20 Award-Winning Action Photos from the 2013 Red Bull Illume Photo Contest

20 Award-Winning Action Photos from the 2013 Red Bull Illume Photo Contest

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The 3rd Red Bull Illume Image Quest photography competition has just announced the winners, so it’s time to take a look at some of the best pictures. The competitions was really intense this time – there were over 28 000 entries, submitted by 6417 photographers from 124 countries around the world. The overall winner was Lorenz Holder from Germany. His image (below) of snowboarder Xaver Hoffmann performing a jump at a satellite dish in snowy Raisting, Germany won universal praise from the judges. [Read more...] The photo contest was first held in 2007, followed by the second one in 2010. This year the participants had 10 different categories to choose from, ranging from close-ups to experimental, or from sequence to illumination. The jury had to pick 50 winning pictures from all...
Guy Builds Cat Feeding Machine That Requires His Kitty To Hunt For Food

Guy Builds Cat Feeding Machine That Requires His Kitty To Hunt For Food

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Ben Millam who refers to himself as an “aspiring geek” built an incredible machine that takes cat feeding to a whole new level. He trained his cat Monkey to look for plastic balls hidden around the house and throw them into the machine. Once the machine recognizes the RFID-tagged balls, the feeder is activated and the ball is filled with cat treats. Monkey was trained using ‘clicker’ training that is based on associating a desirable behaviour with a distinctive click and a reward. It took some time and patience but as Millam says, Monkey successfully managed to put up with all his experiments. “This all started after I read an explanation of why cats go about repeatedly exploring the same areas: it’s partly to establish and survey their territory, but t...
Surprising Friendship Between Norwegian Dog And Wild Fox

Surprising Friendship Between Norwegian Dog And Wild Fox

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Whether or not you’ve seen Disney’s beloved The Fox And The Hound movie, you’ll love Tinni the dog and Sniffer the wild fox, two unlikely friends from two different worlds. Tinni lives with his owner photographer Torgeir Berge in the forests of Norway. One day, while they were on a walk together in the woods, they met a wild fox that they named Sniffer. Despite the thousands of years of breeding and the social circumstances that stood between them, they became the best of friends. [Read more...] Now, Berge follows the two unlikely pals around as they romp and play through the woods. Fortuntely for the rest of us, he brings his camera along to capture their beautiful friendship. The way the two friends play together reminds us that wild animals, which many of us fear or di...
Tiny Humans Lost In The Majesty Of Nature

Tiny Humans Lost In The Majesty Of Nature

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No matter how caught up we get in our stressful day-to-day lives, nature always gives us the perfect place to escape to. The great outdoors have a way of making you seem small and insignificant, and of putting all of your problems into perspective. With that in mind, here are some stunning photographs showing just how small we can seem when eclipsed by the powerful wonder of nature. Here’s a quote from a poem by William Wordsworth that goes well with these photos; “To her fair works did Nature link//The human soul that through me ran;//And much it grieved my heart to think//What man has made of man.“ If you’ve ever seen (or taken) a photo that makes you feel this way, share it with us at the bottom of this post! (h/t: 500px) Location: British Columbia, Canada ...
I Photobomb Stock Images To Inject Some Reality Into Them (Part 2)

I Photobomb Stock Images To Inject Some Reality Into Them (Part 2)

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Here’s a collection of new images from me, the Stock Photobomber. After the first round of Stock Photobombs earlier this year, I had a lot of ideas for new photobombs, which sometimes happens when I’m working on a project. Certain concepts will push the bigger theme of the project and spark brand new ones. Once I had a large group of images that’s when I thought of creating a Stock Photobomb Book. I’m excited about having object that has all the photobombs I’ve ever done. It’s going to take a lot of work though as I estimate that I’m going to need to make 60-70 new images. First thing though is I have to get the project funded, which is why I launched my kickstarter campaign. Hopefully people will back the campaign and I can earn my goal ...
I Quit My Job To Go On Adventures With My Husky

I Quit My Job To Go On Adventures With My Husky

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I quit my normal day job and started my own business. I’m more flexible now, so I go camping all over Norway with my amazing husky. We can follow our dream and go cross-country skiing over most of the national parks in Norway. I also photograph other dogs we meet on the road and share pictures on Instagram. The guy behind the camera Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/akiak-the-adventure-dog/
Macro Photos Of Cute And Cuddly Jumping Spiders by Thomas Shahan

Macro Photos Of Cute And Cuddly Jumping Spiders by Thomas Shahan

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When you hear the word “cute,” “spider” is probably not the first word that pops into your head. But photographer Thomas Shahan is out to change all that with his incredible macro photographs of doe-eyed jumping spiders. Jumping spiders are unusual in that the majority of them do not hunt with webs. They have powerful hind legs and the best eyesight among spiders, allowing them to hunt actively with powerful jumps. They can still produce silk, however, often using it to tether themselves before jumping or to create shelters. [Read more...] With the exception of Australia, where just about every living thing out there can kill or maim you, I don’t get why people hate spiders. A world without spiders would be a world with far more mosquitoes and flies, which car...
A Magical Miniature World Of Snails By Vyacheslav Mishchenko

A Magical Miniature World Of Snails By Vyacheslav Mishchenko

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Talented Ukrainian nature photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko has an eye for taking photos that bring small natural worlds up to our level, showing us how the world might look if we could see it through the eyes of an ant, snail or lizard. Mishchenko’s interest with the miniature natural world around us began early on in his youth. “As a child, my father taught me to hunt mushrooms near my home and we would always come across all manner of bugs and creatures,” he told dailymail. “As I got older and my interest in photography grew, I decided I wanted to catch these magical scenes on camera.“ [Read more...] Mishchenko shoots his unwitting models in their natural habitats, but whether or not they even realize that they’re being made to model f...
Pixar Just Released A Video That Proves All Their Movies Are Connected, And Here’s How

Pixar Just Released A Video That Proves All Their Movies Are Connected, And Here’s How

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Disney has just surprised everyone by releasing a video that connects all 17 Pixar movies, and it actually makes sense. Show Full Text Pixar has built a massive world of beloved storylines and characters since the release of Toy Story in 1995, and devoted fans have spent years connecting the dots between them. No, they didn’t discover a hidden doomsday prophecy, but they did reveal what could possibly be one of the most intricate and long-running tales ever put to screenplay. Disney themselves have now confirmed at least some of those theories, such as characters recurring mysteriously in multiple movies. Blogger Jon Negroni cracked open Pandora’s box in 2013 when he wrote an epic essay on the film saga, proposing a timeline from Brave to Finding Dory involving witchcraft, ...
How I Create Epic “Outdoor” Scenes Almost Without Spending Any Money

How I Create Epic “Outdoor” Scenes Almost Without Spending Any Money

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I am commercial still life photographer but I love creative or conceptual photoshoots. I love to do miniature photography and what I love about my art is that I can turn my fantasies into reality. Being a miniature photographer, I always think of something new and something everyone can do. Show Full Text I do not use any expensive ready to use props and dioramas. I make all the stuff I use in a set of the very minimum resources. I usually use plaster of parts to create mountains or rocks and some old paper to give basic shape of hills. I mainly used polystyrene sheets and mixture of plaster and black paint to make roads. Other things I use are some polystyrene sheets, homemade foliage, baking powder for snow and some paints. I used very basic supplies so that if someone wants to ...
Incredible Photos Of An Uncontacted Amazon Tribe That Doesn’t Know Our Civilization Exists

Incredible Photos Of An Uncontacted Amazon Tribe That Doesn’t Know Our Civilization Exists

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Brazilian photographer Ricardo Stuckert had his helicopter flight diverted because of a storm, but this detour led to a remarkable photos of a remote rain forest tribe. Show Full Text These high-resolution images were taken in Brazil’s state of Acre, near its border with Peru. This region strictly protects its forests and indigenous inhabitants. The photographs show a small group of people with plain clothing, weapons, and body paint. During contact, one man even threw his spear towards the helicopter. Experts claim that it’s the same indigenous tribe that gained global attention in 2008 when photos of tribesmen in red body paint depicted them launching arrows at a low-flying airplane. They are thought to be moving around about every four years or so. “I felt like I w...
Caiman Wearing A Crown Of Butterflies Shows Its Softer Side

Caiman Wearing A Crown Of Butterflies Shows Its Softer Side

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Photographer Mark Cowan was travelling through the Amazon studying reptile and amphibian diversity when he stumbled upon an unusual sight… A caiman wearing a crown of butterflies! But that’s not the unusual part. Actually, this phenomenon where butterflies perch on reptiles and drink their tears full of a much-needed mineral for survival – salt, has been documented before. The unusual thing about this photo is how the butterflies organize themselves into three groups of different species. Pretty cool, huh? This photo was a finalist for the 2016 Royal Society Publishing photography competition and received special commendation. You can find the other finalists here. (h/t: thisiscolossal) Almost finished... To comp...
After Killing Famous Lion, Internet Outrage Forces The Killer To Close His Dental Office

After Killing Famous Lion, Internet Outrage Forces The Killer To Close His Dental Office

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Cecil the lion was one of the most popular attractions at Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park – until he was killed by Walter Palmer, a dentist from the U.S. who paid $55,000 for the “pleasure” to kill the 13-year-old wildlife celebrity. The backlash from animal lovers around the world has been so strong that the dentist’s website has shut down and his office is shuttered. Palmer, a trophied archer, paid a guide to lure Cecil out of the park at night so he could be hunted. He shot and wounded Cecil with a bow, but was only able to kill him 40 hours later. Cecil was beheaded and skinned – his carcass remained unused. Not only did his hunt kill a local celebrity at the park, but, according to the Zimbabwean Tourism Authority, the hunt was illegal, and a crimin...
Billboards Turned Into Tiny Shelter Houses For The Homeless

Billboards Turned Into Tiny Shelter Houses For The Homeless

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Innovative architectural design team from Slovakia came up with a brilliant idea how to transform roadside billboards into small apartments for the homeless. The two-room apartments would be built around the triangular shape of the billboard and feature a kitchen, an office space, a bed with some storage underneath, and even a bathroom. DesignDevelop, the team behind this project, explain the idea on their website: “The Gregory project brings optimization to the construction of billboard structures. Such an object would need just  a minimal maintenance cost which could be partially paid through the rental of its advert space”. Although these are only digital visualizations of what the finished home would look like, we can see that the idea behind this is truly promising. T...
These Moon And Planet Lamps Will Make Your Room Look Out Of This World

These Moon And Planet Lamps Will Make Your Room Look Out Of This World

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Few of us will ever have the chance to visit outer space, but that doesn’t mean we can’t bring space to us! And what better way to do that than with these beautiful moon and planet lamps by Pulsar Moonlight, available to purchase on Etsy. Show Full Text They’re made from recycled outdoor/garden globes by Maria, a Rome-based Italian astrophysicist, and no two are the same as each one is decorated by hand using non-toxic paint. As well as the moon there are several planets to choose from including Jupiter, Neptune, and Mars, and Maria paints them using scientific pictures as a reference guide in order to ensure that the craters and depressions are as close to the real thing as possible. So if you’re looking for a unique lamp that’s truly out of this world, P...
This Treehouse Hotel In Isolated Lapland Forest Lets You Sleep Under The Northern Lights

This Treehouse Hotel In Isolated Lapland Forest Lets You Sleep Under The Northern Lights

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International architecture and design company Snøhetta has created the ultimate tree house in one of the most beautiful corners of the world. “The 7th Room” is a luxury hotel in Northern Sweden, near the Arctic Circle and its mission is to shorten the gap between people and nature. Show Full Text The design of the structure is based on the traditional Nordic cabin and comfortably sits on twelve columns in an isolated evergreen pine forest 33 feet (10 meters) above the ground. The light wooden interior creates a cozy atmosphere and large windows offer jaw-dropping views of the Swedish Lapland, including the winding Lule River. However, one of its most amazing features is an outdoor terrace with a netted base, which offers visitors an unforgettable experience under the...

I Create Cynical Collages That Tell The Uncomfortable Truth About Our Modern World

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I make collages from newspapers, mixing up one image with another, usually found from the same newspaper examining the craziness of the modern world. All of my images are hand-made, without the use of computers. I find the images in newspapers, magazines given on trains, buses and bins. My collages work to a basic rule of sourcing just two or three images. With these I can reinvent the original scene to communicate a new idea.I suppose Ive become fairly anti-technology. Although I now promote my art on websites, own an iPhone and use Facebook. Its confusing, I wish I had been born 100 years ago. #1 Thirst II #2 Covering The Cracks #3 Camping #4 Park Life #5 Cat Walk #6 International Response ...
Breathtaking Driftwood Horse Sculptures by James Doran-Webb

Breathtaking Driftwood Horse Sculptures by James Doran-Webb

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The raw spirit and freedom that wild horses represent to us have been captured perfectly in sculptor James Doran-Webb’s breathtaking driftwood horse sculptures. The beautiful pieces are assembled entirely out of pieces of driftwood. The driftwood’s seemingly fluid forms, carved by the waves, lend themselves perfectly to the galloping horses’ features. “The driftwood is very tactile and demands to be interacted with,” the artist told Bored Panda. Working with driftwood and making sure that each piece matches the overall sculpture, however, is no easy task. Working together with a team of craftsmen, said Doran-Webb, it took “some 1,000 to 3,000 hours to make a life size sculpture depending upon the complexities of the armature and anatomy.” [Read mor...
Soulful Photographs Of Zoo Animals By Manuela Kulpa

Soulful Photographs Of Zoo Animals By Manuela Kulpa

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German photographer Manuela Kulpa creates hauntingly beautiful artworks with endangered species from photographs taken at zoos and wildlife parks. With each stunningly beautiful image the viewer may feel as though they are peering into the soul of the subject. Manuela says, “my photos are currently the most effective means for me to make it clear how important the environment is – every, even the smallest contribution can ensure the survival of our fantastic fellow creatures and our environment.“ The processing of her images is very individual and is not subject to a constant workflow. The artist allows herself time in processing each image, be it several days, weeks or even months. More info: www.erblicken.com | Facebook | 500px “You must bring a lot of patience ...
Couples Switch Outfits In Playful, Gender-Bending Photo Series By Hana Pesut (31 pics)

Couples Switch Outfits In Playful, Gender-Bending Photo Series By Hana Pesut (31 pics)

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Have you ever wondered how you might look if you switched clothes with someone of the opposite gender? Canadian photographer Hana Pesut has set out to deal with that question in “Switcharoo,” which features couples photographed in their outfits and then again after they swap clothing. The idea was born on a camping trip, when Pesut decided to photograph two of her friends who were dressed very differently: “One was wearing tie-dye, sequins, leopard print, lots of silk scarves. Everything was very bright and colorful. The other was wearing black jeans and a black T-shirt. I thought it would be fun if they switched outfits and I decided to take before and after photos”,- said Hana. [Read more...] The result is a playful series that invites discussion and reflection on...
22 Best Wildlife Photos From National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

22 Best Wildlife Photos From National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

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National Geographic Traveler Photo contest is coming to an end, so it’s high time we took a look at some of the best entries. The submissions will be accepted till June 30th, so those who want to participate, hurry up and submit your photos in one of the categories of Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place and Spontaneous Moments. The first prize winner will go on an expedition to the Galápagos with the National Geographics team, while runner-ups will receive the publicity and honor of having his or her photo published in the National Geographic Traveler magazine or website. That should make the competition pretty intense! [Read more...] In order to pick the winner, the judging panel will convene for two judging rounds: 10 candidates will be selected in Round 1, with...
These Two Kittens Were Left To Die, But Now Go On Epic Adventures With Us

These Two Kittens Were Left To Die, But Now Go On Epic Adventures With Us

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Bolt and Keel were found abandoned in a bush behind the garbage bin of a local park. The plan was to take them to the local shelter, but it wasn’t open after work. The next day their humans left on a two day canoeing, hiking, and camping trip and didn’t know what to do with the kittens, so of course decided to bring them on the adventure too! The kittens quickly won their way into their human’s hearts. Ever since, the brothers Bolt and Keel have embraced hiking, kayaking, sailing, and are always looking for new adventures. A few months ago, we found a pair of kittens abandoned in a bush behind the garbage bin We wanted to take them to the local shelter, but it wasn’t open after work The next day we planned to go hiking and we did not find anyone who could watch th...
This Is What It’s Like To Live In A $95-Million Penthouse 1,396 Feet Above New York City

This Is What It’s Like To Live In A $95-Million Penthouse 1,396 Feet Above New York City

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432 Park Avenue – this is the address of the New York skyline’s newest ornament and of the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere. Towering up to 1,396 ft, the skyscraper offers 104 apartments at 30,000 sq ft each with 12.5 ft ceilings, 10 x 10 ft windows, and prices ranging from $16,95 million to $82,5 million. The breathtaking condo tower was designed by Rafael Viñoly and took three years to construct. It is situated in the center of Manhattan, and the upper penthouses offer a view of all of New York City: from the Hudson to the East River, from the Bronx to Brooklyn, and from Central Park to the Atlantic Ocean. The building also features a private restaurant with an outdoor terrace, a 75ft swimming pool/spa, a screening room/ performance venue, climate-co...
Here’s How Your City Would Look If The Ads Were Replaced By Classical Paintings

Here’s How Your City Would Look If The Ads Were Replaced By Classical Paintings

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Creative French artist Etienne Lavie has created a wonderful series of images that picture what several major European cities might look like if all of the advertisements were replaced by classical paintings. The series is aptly named – “OMG who stole my ads?” We’ve written a lot at Bored Panda about creative print ads and ambient advertisements, but don’t we all sometimes wish that public advertisements would just go away? That seems to be the idea behind Lavie’s playful work. [Read more...] She uses Milan and Paris as her backdrop – cities that are inextricably linked, architecturally and historically, to the development of classical art as we know it. So, in some sense, the modern ads plastered on every available surface in these cities are even...
Quarter Mile Of Mirror Poles Reflect The Sunsets And The Changing Tides

Quarter Mile Of Mirror Poles Reflect The Sunsets And The Changing Tides

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Phillip K. Smith is an American artist who explores perceptions of light, color, and space and he found the best place to do it. Smith installed nearly 250 mirrored posts on a coast in Laguna Beach, California, ensuring that they reflect the waves instead of being “swallowed” by their force. Show Full Text The outdoor work is a quarter mile long and has been commissioned by the Laguna Art Museum. “Stretching along much of Main Beach, the arc forms a visible marker between the man-made and natural worlds,” Smith said. “[It] reflects the changing colours of the ocean, sky, and shoreline throughout the day and night.” The reflective poles were made from stainless steel and stand about 10 feet (3 metres) high, evenly spaced along the coast. “Viewer...
This Photographer Will Annoy You And Leave You In Anxious Anticipation

This Photographer Will Annoy You And Leave You In Anxious Anticipation

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For Kinfolk Magazine’s recent Adrenaline Issue, photographer Aaron Tilley and Director Kyle Bean were asked to recreate that awful moment when something terrible is just about to happen. The project emphasizes the curious relationship between what the mind perceives and how the body reacts. The anticipation causes the body to release adrenaline, even if nothing actually happens, and it is believed that this reaction is closely connected to the fight-or-flight response that was so essential for the survival of our early ancestors. Take a look below to see what they came up with. The pictures are designed to invoke a sense of anxiety and discomfort as we anticipate the sometimes disastrous event that’s just about to occur. Feeling slightly uncomfortable yet? Read more: htt...
New Playful Underwater Puppy Photo Series By Seth Casteel

New Playful Underwater Puppy Photo Series By Seth Casteel

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Seth Casteel, the New York- and L.A.-based photographer who became internet-famous with his infectiously happy diving dog photo series, has taken things to the next level. His new “Underwater Puppies” photo series, which will be published as a book on September 16th, captures adorable puppies as they dive into a pool. There’s no doubt that taking this photo series must have been heaps of fun, but it wasn’t all fun and games. “To create this series, I taught swimming lessons to over 1500 puppies, building their confidence in the water and helping them develop safety and survival skills,” says Casteel. “Most of the puppies only swam for a few minutes and were not ready for pictures, but some decided to start jumping in on their own and chase after to...
My Adopted Cat Is The Best Climbing Partner Ever

My Adopted Cat Is The Best Climbing Partner Ever

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Most pet cats will become timid or defensive when outdoors, but not Millie – after being adopted by her mountain-climbing owner Craig Armstrong, Millie has become a feline hiking and mountain-climbing legend. “She literally loves to climb things… if there’s high-ground she’ll seek it out,” Armstrong said in an interview with Bored Panda. He had nothing but praise for the tenacious little athlete: “Generally she does best on slabby routes where she can scramble from ledge to ledge. She’s an incredible athlete but steep juggy routes just aren’t her thing. When bouldering, though, she’s done some pretty amazing gaps and dynos.” [Read more...] “I go on a lot of weekend climbing adventures. It never seemed odd to me, just ...
We Wanted To Show The World To Our 4-Year-Old So We Went On A 28,000Km Trip Around Europe

We Wanted To Show The World To Our 4-Year-Old So We Went On A 28,000Km Trip Around Europe

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In summer 2015, me, my girlfriend Oana and our four-year-old son Vladimir did a four-month trip across Europe, through 41 countries and 28.000kms. We rode a 2014 Ural Ranger sidecar, that we call Zair. Here’s a short story, in pictures. Scotland Enjoying a swim in Austria Best food in the world Playing around camping On the ferry from Tallin (Estonia) to Helsinki (Finland) Wild camping in Finland Finland’s endless roads Love in the Lofoten Islands (Norway) Atlantic Road (Norway) Norway Morning in England Ireland Doonagore Castle in Ireland Camping in France Porto (Portugal) Cabo da Roca (Portugal) Andalusia (Spain) Spain Wild camping in Spain Sunrise in Spain Meeting the wild monkeys in Morocco Sand storm in the Sahara desert Camel riding in the Sahara, M...
The Winners Of The 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year Contest

The Winners Of The 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year Contest

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National Geographic has just announced the results of the prestigious 2016 Nature Photographer of the Year contest. As you can see from the pictures below, the judges had a hard time choosing the very best image but the first place along with a 10-day trip for two to the Galapagos Islands, two 15-minute image portfolio reviews with organisation's photo editors and a $2,500 cash prize went to Greg Lecoeur for a superb shot of predators hunting sardines underwater. Show Full Text The competition attracted thousands of entries from photographers all over the world. Esteemed judges included National Geographic's senior photo editor Kathy Moran as well as magazine's photographers Joe Riis and Jim Brandenburg. They rated images in four categories - action, landscapes, animal portraits, and en...
One Fast Cat: A Hamster Exercise Wheel For Cats

One Fast Cat: A Hamster Exercise Wheel For Cats

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It turns out that an exercise treadmill wheel is a great exercise device not only for hamsters, but also for cats! Inventor Sean Farley and his team in California came up with a giant replica of the hamster wheel designed to entertain bored cats. The device lets our little feline friends spend their days exercising instead of just lying around the house. Called One Fast Cat, the wheel helps the house cats use up their pent-up energy, which would normally be spent hunting. Exercising instead of lying around keeps the cat more lively and energetic all day long. The creators explain on their website that: “in field testing our cat wheel has proven to not only enhance the physical well-being of our cat but altered her disposition to be more relaxed and calm.” Hamsters, rats, c...
Engineer And Self-Taught Photographer Travels Through The USA Photographing Old Trains

Engineer And Self-Taught Photographer Travels Through The USA Photographing Old Trains

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Giant clouds of steam billowing from the smokestacks of mighty clanking steam engines – these are some of the powerful and historical sights captured in the amazing train photography of Matthew Malkiewicz. The photographer behind the “Lost Tracks of Time” series agreed to talk to Bored Panda about his passion for traveling in the search of old trains and how it has shaped his life. Matthew is a self-taught photographer who works full-time as an engineer. He loves fishing and traveling, and while traveling, he searches for vintage trains throughout the USA and photographs them in action. He explains that his interest in trains started when he was just a child:  “I have a photo of myself watching a toy train run around the Christmas tree as a baby,...
We Traveled 3500km To Sleep In A 5-Billion-Star ‘Hotel’ In Norway And It Made Our Jaws Drop

We Traveled 3500km To Sleep In A 5-Billion-Star ‘Hotel’ In Norway And It Made Our Jaws Drop

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We drove my old rickety Ford Escort from Helsinki to Troms with my adventure buddy Mika-Pekka Markkanen. Then visited Senja and Lofoten islands and drove back. The whole trip took 12 days and we drove more than 3500km. We slept our nights mostly in a wind beaten tent that was definitely not suitable for winter camping in Norway. One windy night we found shelter from an abandoned camping site and got to sleep in a cold fire hut. At least we got a shelter from the wind. There was a shower too, but we didn’t have any coins for hot water, so we had an ice cold shower. Show Full Text One unforgettable night we spent in a cave, with water dripping on my face the whole night – like a Chinese torture. Afterwards, we learnt that ancient human bones and skulls from the cave have been...
These 22 Photos Will Make You Fall In Love With Foxes

These 22 Photos Will Make You Fall In Love With Foxes

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Owing to its beautiful coat and bushy tail, which can be fiery red, steely gray or snow-white, the fox has held a special place in our hearts since time immemorial as a beautiful and mysterious woodland creature. These 22 pictures will make you fall in love with the fox all over again. The common red woodland fox that most of us know certainly is beautiful, but this cunning creature has managed to adapt to diverse climates throughout the world – the fennec fox of the Sahara desert and kit fox in the southwest U.S. both sport larger ears that help them stay cool in the desert, while the arctic fox has a thick and snow-white insulated coat and small ears that help it retain its body heat. [Read more...] The fox is a member of the canidae family, which also includes dogs, wolves and oth...
The Winners Of The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The Winners Of The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

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The results are in for this year’s National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, and the photos are truly exceptional. They were selected from more than 17,000 global entries in the categories Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place and Spontaneous Moments. Anuar Patjane Floriuk won first prize for his underwater shot of divers swimming close to a humpback whale near Roca Partida, an island off of the western coast of Mexico. The grand prize is an eight-day National Geographic Photo Expedition to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal for two. “The photo wasn’t planned,” said Floriuk, from Tehuacán, Puebla, Mexico. “I was taking photos near the head of the whale, and all of a sudden she began to swim toward the rest of the diving team. The divers gave t...
150 Street Artists From 30 Countries Turn Old Tunisian Village Into Outdoor Art Gallery

150 Street Artists From 30 Countries Turn Old Tunisian Village Into Outdoor Art Gallery

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Er-Riadh, a small village off of the beaten tourist path on the island of Djerba in Tunisia, was paid a visit by an unlikely bunch of guests – 150 street artists from 30 countries around the world. These descended on the town to participate in Djerbahood, a massive public street art exhibition that displayed their 150 street art pieces on the walls of this old multicultural village. Mehdi Ben Cheikh, founder of the French Galerie Itinerrance and organizer of the event, secured legal authorization from both the government and from private land owners before beginning the project. “Muslims, Christians and Jews have lived here in peace for the last 2,000 years or so,” Ben Cheikh told the New York Times. “I’m not here to aggravate anyone, but to consolidate this a...
17 Of The Most Beautiful Steps Around The World

17 Of The Most Beautiful Steps Around The World

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Street art is gradually coming to be accepted as a legitimate and wonderful art form by more and more people, but that doesn’t mean that street artists can rest on their laurels – they continue exploring with new ways to exploit public surfaces and cover them in beautiful art. This post is all about street artists and regular people who have decorated something that most of us probably wouldn’t think of decorating – public outdoor steps. [Read more...] Much like the hidden street art of Zebrating, most of these pieces can only truly be appreciated when viewed from a certain vantage point. They may seem like random splashes of paint to someone actually climbing those steps, but someone looking at them from below will see the artist’s full vision. If they’...
Meet The Tsaatan Nomads In Mongolia Who Live Like No One Else

Meet The Tsaatan Nomads In Mongolia Who Live Like No One Else

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Tsaatan people are reindeer herders and live in northern Khövsgöl Aimag of Mongolia. Originally from across the border in what is now the Tuva Republic of Russia, the Tsaatan are one of the last groups of nomadic reindeer herders in the world. They survived for thousands of years inhabiting the remotest subarctic Ulaan taïga, moving between 5 and 10 times a year. The reindeer and the Tsaatan people are dependent on one another. Some Tsaatan say that if the reindeers disappear, so too will their culture. Reindeers provide them with milk, cheese, meat, and transportation. They also sew their clothes with reindeer hair, reindeer dung fuels their stoves and antlers are used to make tools. They do not use their animals for meat. This makes their group unique among reindeer-herdin...
I Rescued A 2-Legged Stray Dog That Spent 10 Painful Years On The Streets

I Rescued A 2-Legged Stray Dog That Spent 10 Painful Years On The Streets

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Amaze-Bobb lived 10 years of torturous neglect on the streets of Los Angeles. He was taken by animal control in January, and went to Synergy animal rescue in San Diego. The years of abuse had resulted in two of his legs being self-amputated due to extremely matted fur that cut off circulation. His teeth were rotten too and he only has 4 left. My husband and I fostered Bobb after he was rescued by Synergy. We fell in love with him and his indomitable spirit. After moving out of state we made the adoption official at the end of June when Synergy director Carla flew with Bobb to bring him to us. Bobb joined our family of two Siberian Huskies and two cats. Amaze-Bobb lived 10 years without a haircut on the streets of Los Angeles On January 22nd, 2015 I received an email from Synergy animal res...
Street Artists Transformed Arkansas City Into A Stunning Outdoor Art Gallery

Street Artists Transformed Arkansas City Into A Stunning Outdoor Art Gallery

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The Unexpected Festival in Fort Smith, Arkansas is a ten-day annual arts and cultural initiative that invites world-class street artists to revitalize the walls of the city’s downtown area. Show Full Text Nine artists painted murals and created various indoor and outdoor installations under the curation of JUSTKIDS, a network of artists, designers and consultants that create international art and gallery shows. This year’s line-up included well-respected artists such as Guido van Helten, Faith47, Bordalo II, and Alex Diaz, and as you can see from these pictures, the stunning results have transformed the area into a vibrant outdoor art gallery. The exhibition is currently running through October 1, 2016. Okuda, The Universal Chapel ...
Shocking Real Stories Of Feral Children Told With Dark Photos

Shocking Real Stories Of Feral Children Told With Dark Photos

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“Feral Children” is the latest photo-project by German-born, London-based photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten. This newest series of staged photos takes a darker look at growing up under unusual circumstances. Fullerton-Batten rose to fame after her “Teenage Stories” series in 2005, which explored a girl’s transition to womanhood. In 1845 a girl was seen running on all fours with a pack of wolves attacking a herd of goats. A year later she was seen with the wolves eating a goat. She was captured but escaped. In 1852, she was seen yet again suckling two wolf cubs, but she ran into the woods. She was never seen again Oxana Malaya, Ukraine, 1991 Oxana was found living with dogs in a kennel in 1991. She was eight years old and had lived with the dog...
I Turned My Grandma’s Old Van Into A Mobile Home So I Could Travel Across North America

I Turned My Grandma’s Old Van Into A Mobile Home So I Could Travel Across North America

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You don’t need to plan an elaborate vacation to end up at a beautiful destination. Simply pack up your car, drive for a few hours and I guarantee you will find somewhere incredible! This has been one of the main messages I’ve tried to relay to people after converting my Grandmother’s old camper van into a custom “Adventure Mobile” and traveling around the country for almost a year and a half. Of course those foreign countries and tropical islands and are beautiful and should be visited if you get the opportunity but don’t forget about all of those amazing places in your own backyard. Whether you are hiking through the backcountry, wandering in National Parks or searching for secret waterfalls there are an endless amount of adventures out there to be had....
25 Of The Cutest Parenting Moments In The Animal Kingdom

25 Of The Cutest Parenting Moments In The Animal Kingdom

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A parent’s love for their child knows no boundaries, and this is true both of us and of our animal friends. In these heartwarming photos of animal parenting, you’ll recognize many of the same tender and stressful childhood moments that you may have also experienced as a parent or a child. Ecologists tend to separate animals into two groups based on their parenting – the r and K categories. The K category includes animals like elephants, cats, and us – animals that have relatively few offspring with longer gestational periods. Their fewer offspring require more focused care, and for a longer time – the sort of parenting we’re used to. Parents from the r category go for quantity over quality, with many offspring that grow quickly and individually have smal...
20 Amazing Examples of Animal Camouflage

20 Amazing Examples of Animal Camouflage

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Survival can become a challenging task in the wild – especially if you’re smaller or slower than your possible predators. This is why many animal species have developed different ways to camouflage themselves throughout the course of evolution. Ways to camouflage differ depending mostly on three factors: the physiology and behavior of the animal, then those of the predator and the environment, in which the animal lives and hunts its food. Blending in with the environment is the most common approach. [Read more...] Natural selection plays its part here as well: as the way in which an animal camouflages itself is determined genetically, every new generation adapts to its surroundings better. What usually happens is than an animal imitates the coloration of its natural habita...
25 Stunning Entries for National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2012

25 Stunning Entries for National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2012

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The 24th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is over and the judges are about to announce the winners. Over 12,000 amazing images were submitted from all over the world in these four categories: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Scenes; Sense of Place; and Spontaneous Moments. National Geographic will announce the winners next month and meanwhile we are sharing 25 of our favorite entries. When I look at these spectacular photos I start to think that maybe my photography teacher was wrong after all. He used to say that we should leave our DSLRs at home when traveling. “Take point-and-shoot camera instead – it’s either a holiday or you are working,” he said. [Read more...] If these travelers would have followed this advice, I wouldn’t be sharing  thes...