In Iceland, there stands a massive rock that looks like a grazing dinosaur called Hvítserkur. The spectacular structure is a natural accent to the landscape that adds an intriguing, mystical touch to the surrounding environment. In fact, legend has it that the colossal boulder was once a giant troll seeking to attack a neighboring abbey, but was petrified into a slab of stone when…
Door to Hell is an aptly named natural gas field in the Karakum Desert of Darweze, Turkmenistan that has been burning for over forty years. The flaming crater was originally a level surface identified by Soviet scientists in 1971 as an area rich in gas resources. Unfortunately, the ground collapsed under the weight and pressure of the drilling rigs set up at the site. Thus,…
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Grüner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it is at its fullest (about 10 meters deeper than usual) in the spring after the sun has melted the snow…
Frankfurt, Germany-based photographer Maik Lipp (aka usrdck) has traveled the world, taking some truly stunning images of architecture from each visited city. From New York and Barcelona to Singapore and Hong Kong, Lipp has managed to capture the architectural essence of each city in black and white, from various…Continue
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Multi-disciplined artist Francisco Infante-Arana and his wife Nonna Gorunova collaborate on a visually engaging series of images that utilize the transformative quality of mirrors. Without using any post editing software or any form of digital manipulation, the artists manage to create stunning sculptural land art with mirrors that reflect and, thereby, redefine their environment.
Using basic materials like their reflective panels and some rope, the…Continue
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Sea Change is an eye-opening comparative series by photographer Michael Marten that reveals how visually different specific landscapes along the British coast are, dependent on whether they are at high or low tide. The collection, originally presented as diptychs, have been turned into gifs, making it all the more apparent how each environment transforms with the alternating…Continue
In these visually thrilling landscapes, travel photographer Michael Anderson shows us the icy seclusion of the Canadian Rockies. This particular terrain, located in British Columbia, is a reminder of how beautiful this earth can be. The massive glaciers and Anderson's perspective make the human subjects look like tiny ants on a hill!
Although based in Colorado, Anderson…Continue
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Inspired by his surrounding Scottish landscapes, Glasgow-based artist Scott Naismith interprets the skies, land, and sea before him as beautiful streaks of color. Using multi-sized brushes and various palette knives, the painter expresses his love for his native countryside with a multi-layered melody of color. The use of multiple tools allows him to produce his desired texture and…
Photographer Helminadia Jabur captures the remarkable, billowing emissions of Mount Bromo, an active volcano located on the Indonesian island of East Java. The photographer says, "The volcano is noted for its spectacular sunrises and majestic views all the way to Semeru volcano which is located further behind it."
Despite being based in Doha, Qatar, Jabur has an unwavering…Continue
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Polish photographer Dariusz Klimczak applies his photo manipulation skills to carefully construct surreal landscapes filled with patterns. The recurring sequence of shapes and forms in Klimczak's aptly titled series Patterns include both complex, irregular visual schemes and clean, symmetrical patterns that are indescribably pleasing to browse through.
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Beijing-based artist Huang Yan expertly emulates traditional paintings from the Song Dynasty of Chinese landscapes on the human body. While the style and art of painting is a traditional practice, the choice to use the human form as a canvas adds new meaning to the works. The contemporary artist's series, aptly titled Chinese Landscapes, presents a visual relationship between man…
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Representing a three-dimensional structure on a two-dimensional platform can make a figure fall flat. Vancouver-based photography technician Jason Gowans found this same principle to be true of vast landscapes trying to be captured within photographs. The essence and expansive beauty of the earth is lost on a medium without physical depth. As a result of his contemplative dilemma, Gowans…
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Over the weekend we got a glimpse of a photographer elusively snapping portraits of unknowing flight passengers waiting to depart, but today the camera is in the hands of flyers from within the airplane. Having spotted a large collection of these sorts of aerial shots on…
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UK-based landscape photographer Antony Spencer captures stunning expanses of land and sea. Living in Dorset, the photographer says he seeks to take advantage of his town's beautiful coast any chance he gets. It's all a matter of capturing the right light in any given setting and Spencer certainly has a keen eye for gorgeous natural lighting to illuminate and accentuate an area's…
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Many photographers serve as their own models, turning themselves into the subjects of their shots. Finnish photographer Arno Rafael Minkkinen, however, chooses to use his body as a raw element that accentuates the untouched beauty found in nature and, at times, camouflages into the scenery. The true subject in the photographer's work is the landscape.
A concrete staircase that looks like a waterfall and represents the universe, why not? Charles Jencks is the American landscape architect and designer behind this incredible flight of stairs. Called The Universe Cascade, it has 25 landings that mark the important shifts in cosmic history. Starting at the top, in the present day, and descending down, visitors are moving…
Across the vast expanse of the Pacific Northwest, there is a grand source of natural inspiration for photographer Miles Morgan. It's hard to believe but these stunning photographs are captured by Morgan, who only began his career in landscape photography a mere three years ago. Having grown up under the wing of his successful photojournalist father, Hank Morgan, it seems he has an…
Lisbon-based photographer Jose Pombo modestly refers to himself as an amateur photographer who likes landscapes at sunrise and sunset, preferably near water. However, his work is anything but amateur. The landscape photographer captures stunning images of vast seascapes that whisks a viewer away into a fantasy world. It's hard to believe that these misty beaches accented with stretching…
There's so much beauty in the world that it's difficult to capture it all, but Bristol-based photographer Martin Turner takes a go at it in his breathtaking landscape photography. From the rolling hills of Cumbria to the open fields of Warwickshire, Turner composes aesthetically stunning shots of areas where nature and architecture merge. It's absolutely astounding that Turner manages…
How often do you sit around doodling while in class or at work? Artist Shane McAdams takes his doodling to the next level in his Ballpoint Pen Paintings series. The Brooklyn-based artist dismembers pens to get to the liquid nectar within - the ink. The abstract patterns that the multihued inks create are the root of the artist's work.…Continue