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Breathtaking Driftwood Horse Sculptures by James Doran-Webb

Breathtaking Driftwood Horse Sculptures by James Doran-Webb

Visual Arts
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...