"The golden couple" by Marsel van Oosten, The Netherlands, Grand Title Winner 2018, Animal Portraits
“The golden couple,” Marsel van Oosten, The Netherlands, Grand Title Winner 2018, Animal Portraits Last fall Dutch photographer Marsel van Oosten was the overall winner of the 54th annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition (previously) after being selected from over 45,000 submissions. His image, The Golden Couple, captures a pair of golden snub-nosed monkeys against a wooded backdrop. Their bright blue faces glow against the lush forest of China's Qinling Mountains—the only habitat where the [...]
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Coffer is an ambitious project by metalsmith Seth Gould that took 2 years to complete. Made from wrought iron, pure iron, steel and brass; every piece of this puzzle box was handmade by Gould down to the screws and springs. Gould, who received his BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing Design, began working on the Coffer during the first year of his residency at the Penland School of Craft. In the wonderfully shot film below by Jesse [...]
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The Slow Mo Guys get some interesting macro footage of a human pupil constricting at 1000fps and 500fps with a Phantom Flex 4K. [...]
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Artist Betsy Walton loosely imitates the landscape of Portland, Oregon in paintings infused with geodesic rocks and female subjects dressed as spellbinding goddesses. Walton works in layers, leaving some areas of the paintings bare with minimal sketches, while others have been painted, mixed with new media, or patched over multiple times. “I paint over old versions of images so that there is a kind of memory to the painting,” she explains to Colossal. “I like being [...]
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I pasted the below from the video description because it seemed better than trying to paraphrase: “This is about honeybee or Apis Dorsata. This ‘wave' is utilized against wasps and is referred to as ‘shimmering' behavior or defense waving. Bees in the outer layer thrust their abdomens 90° in an upward direction and shake them in a synchronous way. This may be accompanied by stroking of the wings. The signal is transmitted to nearby [...]
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All images via City of Westbrook Earlier this week a peculiar phenomenon was discovered in a section of the Presumpscot River in Westbrook, Maine. In the chilly winter waters a gigantic disk of ice had formed with a diameter just short of the river's width. The floating patch was recently captured by the city in an aerial video. In the footage a nearby parking garage seems dwarfed by the mammoth proportions of the circular ice patch. [...]
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It's vitally important you be playing terrible electronic music while attempting this. [...]
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Ukraine-based designer Hanna Dovhan (previously) consistently delights us with her needle felted wool sculptures of anthropomorphic mushroom pairs, clutched baguettes, and miniature mountain families. The works are each decorated with a tiny smiling face, and sometimes paired with a micro mustache. You can see new sets of cuddly creatures by following her on Instagram or visiting her Etsy shop Woolsculpture. [...]
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Reddit user georgefourmens recently shared this confounding image of a surreal parking garage puddle. Check it out! Okay, so I can admit I stared WAY too long at this photo. Even knowing I should be seeing some kind of puddle/reflection I simply couldn't and arghhhh it's the stupid magic eye all over again! I think because the reflection is so flawless and the fact that there are virtually no ripples or distortions in the [...]
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When city workers of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho told Sharalee Armitage Howard they would have to remove a huge 110-year-old tree from her front yard, she was saddened. Determined to preserve whatever she could of the beautiful tree, she decided to turn the tree's trunk into a free neighbourhood library with the help of the nonprofit organization, Little Free Library. With over 75,000 ‘Little Free Libraries' in 88 countries, it's possible you've seen these (though not as [...]
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