The winners of the Fine Art Photography Awards were recently announced, and professional and amateurs alike have captured incredible sights from around the world. This creative contest boasted more than 3,000 submissions from 77 countries, with the subject matter as varied as the photographer's location. But despite how…

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Have you ever wondered what the most frequently used words in the English language were? Peter Norvig, Director of Research at Google, and his team answered this query by analyzing the terms found in Google Books data. From their massive library, they discovered that there were 97,565 distinct words that were…

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With an intense green color and beautifully banded masses, it's no wonder that malachite is one of the most popular minerals around. It's been carved into ornaments and worn as jewelry for thousands of years. The gorgeous mineral is found in deposits around the world, from the Ural Mountains in Russia, to mines in Congo, to areas like Arizona in the Southwestern United States.

Malachite, which is…

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Lose yourself in the fantasy world of photographer Magdalena Russocka, who captures captivating fairytale portraits that appear to be straight out of a storybook. Wild stallions and loyal wolves star alongside warrior queens, sorceresses, and wild women in the photographer's enchanting images. Each scene, whether it's set…

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Painter Niharika Hukku's captivating work will make you realize that ordinary fish possess an innate beauty. More often than not, the artist uses simple, white pottery (which she constructs herself) as a functional canvas for her aquatic designs. "Starting with an idea, my work is an expression of what I find elegant and beautiful in my…

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Fourth generation wood-working artisan Dan Pauly transforms reclaimed wood into diminutive cabins that look like they're straight out of a fairy tale. Whether it's a sauna, outhouse, shed, or actual home, the craftsman is able to create structures that are reminiscent of a Tim Burton film—offering a quirky balance of gothic culture…

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At first glance, this ocean-side structure in Zanzibar looks to be someone’s private, makeshift getaway built atop a lone boulder. But, the unassuming locale is actually a bright and airy eatery called The Rock Restaurant, an establishment that sits 23 feet above the water and boasts idyllic, unforgettable views of the…

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From Turkey to Morocco, from Morocco to Paris—Ekin Kucuk has traveled to some of the most photographed destinations in the world. “Travel is essential for me, both physically and mentally, and photography is the tool I use for my diary.” With a point of view and style all her own, the Istanbul-based photographer's monochromatic images have a cinematic feel to them that is reminiscent of…

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