All Blog Posts Tagged 'nature' (56)

126 Photos Make Up Single Image of Giant 3200-Year-Old Tree

For the December 2012 issue of National Geographic, photographer Michael "Nick" Nichols journeyed to the Sequoia National Park in California in order to capture this image of the President, a giant sequoia that is the third largest tree in the world, if measured by volume of the…


Added by Jenny Zhang on March 24, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Streaking Light Pillars Illuminate the Night Sky

Peterborough, Ontario

"One benefit of being a night owl and staying up late is I capture moments that other 'normal' sleeping people miss." - Jay Callaghan

The natural phenomenon known as light pillars are making headlines once again due to one photographer's incredible capture of them one recent cold and late winter…


Added by alice on February 27, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Amazing Photos of Trees Frozen in Subzero Temperatures

Snow is nothing new to wintry weather but Monza, Italy-based photographer Niccoló Bonfadini captures a unique sight of the season in which trees are completely overwhelmed by snow and ice in subzero temperatures. The cloud-like shells in each image mask the trees in a frosty armor with nothing but snowy grounds surrounding them as far as the eye can see. The setting alone is…


Added by Pinar on January 17, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

6,000-Year-Old Hollowed Out Tree is a Bar Inside

Nature is often the inspiration for architecture and design. We've even seen our fair share of fully functional tree houses, but in South Africa there is an entirely unique, hollowed out tree called Sunland Big Baobab that has actually been converted into a bar. According to the pub's website, the venue is the widest documented baobab (a type of tree normally found in the hot, dry…


Added by Pinar on December 29, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Breathtaking Autumn Colors Viewed Atop Oberg Mountain

In the United States, you'd be hard pressed to find a more majestic spot to see the splendor of fall than on top of Oberg Mountain in Minnesota. After a moderate three mile hike, you'll be amply rewarded with stunning views of Lake Superior, Oberg Lake, and Moose Mountain. Come in the…


Added by alice on October 5, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

10 Fantastic Examples of Street Art Fusing with Nature

Lately, we've been noticing a growing art trend, one that we're particularly excited about. Street artists from around the world have found some incredibly clever ways to incorporate what nature provides. Trees, shrubs, and brushes take on whole new meanings as art is created around it. From a lone man pulling back a green curtain to a family of brown bears playing happily in a…


Added by alice on July 29, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Scenes of Life Captured Through Storytelling Leaves

Malaysia-based freelance graphic designer Tang Chiew Ling has launched a personal project known as Object Art: 1 that combines two-dimensional illustrations and actual leaves to produce lovely little slices of life. Her tiny silhouettes of people playfully interact with the carefully positioned foliage to create some truly spirited and charming images.



Added by Pinar on July 19, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Artist Reincarnates Recently Deceased Father Into Tree Troll

With the help of 25 volunteers, artist Kim Beaton constructed an enormous structure commonly referred to as Tree Troll. The figurative paper mache sculpture is composed entirely of non-toxic materials (paper, glue, acrylic paint, wood, screws, metal plates) and stands 12 feet tall like a colossal guardian of nature. The gentle giant is designed with a kind face in the image of…


Added by Pinar on June 25, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Incredible New Tree Sculptures at the Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles, a royal château known for its overabundance of luxury, is now accented with a scattered set of sculptures by Italian artist Giuseppe Penone that celebrate the beauty of nature. Penone's large-scale sculptural installations, which are all composed of natural materials (primarily wood and stone), are set up like markers in the Park of the vast estate while…


Added by Pinar on June 11, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Nature-Infused Book Art and Collages by Johannes Helden

Artist Johannes Heldén has a passion for poetry and a knack for storytelling. “I didn’t draw all the time, but I did read all the time, so story is always important,” he said. “I’m interested in telling a story, but not in a traditional way.”

While he works in a variety of mediums, in recent years, the visual artist and author has made the subject of nature take center stage.…


Added by alice on June 10, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

102-Year-Old Abandoned Ship is a Floating Forest

The SS Ayrfield is one of many decommissioned ships in the Homebush Bay, just west of Sydney, but what separates it from the other stranded vessels is the incredible foliage that adorns the rusted hull. The beautiful spectacle, also referred to as The Floating Forest, adds a bit of life to the area, which happens to be a sort of ship graveyard.

Originally launched as the…


Added by Pinar on May 18, 2013 at 3:15am — No Comments

Fantastical Heads Made of Trees and Flowers Represent the Four Seasons

Visit The New York Botanical Garden between May 18 and October 27, 2013 and you're in for quite the treat. Internationally-renowned contemporary artist Philip Haas has created four huge, 15-foot-tall portrait sculptures that each represent the different seasons. Haas references classical Italian Renaissance portraiture, specifically the works of Renaissance master Giuseppe…


Added by alice on March 8, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

New Nature-Inspired Crayon Sculpture by Herb Williams

For the recently concluded show Call of the Wild at Nashville's Rymer Gallery, artist Herb Williams displayed some gorgeous crayon sculptures that were all inspired by nature. Based on the idea that nature communicates through a spectrum of colors that we cannot see, he carefully and deliberately stacked a rainbow of colored crayons for each piece.

The Ripple…


Added by alice on February 4, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Tree Signatures Discovered by Applying Ink to Branches

Artist Tim Knowles has created a series to highlight not his artistic abilities but the hidden talent of trees. In "Tree Drawings," he whimsically sets up a white surface within reach of a tree's branches and then affixes a writing utensil to the trees. To exhibit the series, he pairs the resulting sketch with a photograph of the set-up that created it.

Knowles' website…


Added by Amy Connors on January 13, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Mind-Boggling Giant Rock Naturally Finds Balance

There are certain natural occurrences and organic structures in the world that leave us all scratching our heads. One such natural wonder is Kummakivi, a geological formation found in the dense forests of Finland. The mystifying sight is that of a giant rock performing an unbelievable balancing act on a seemingly smooth, curved mound. There is still no scientific explanation for how the rock, whose given name…


Added by Pinar on December 3, 2012 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Beautiful and Bold Nature Mash-Ups


For this year’s London Design Festival, held September 14 to September 23, UK-art shop Outline Editions will present a new series of work, called Anachroquarianism, by fast-ricing , Icelandic-born illustrator Kristjana S. Williams. Old Victorian engravings are mashed-up with contemporary…


Added by alice on September 10, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Stunning Macro Photos of Dandelion Water Droplets

Fine art photographer Sharon Johnstone transports us to a world where dew drops look like massive orbs of water laying atop towering, yet slender, dandelion petals. Miraculously enough, this realm is our planet through the UK-based photographer's macro lens. It is absolutely breathtaking the way the transparent spheres of liquid balance on wisps of flowers and feathers, not…


Added by Pinar on April 4, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Growing Chair Made of Trees and Vines

Growing Chair by Michel Bussien provides an interesting way of bringing the outdoors indoors. There is a willow tree growing from each leg and Russian vines are wrapped throughout. Bussien elaborates, "Growing Chair is an attempt to make trees and plants grow up into…


Added by Shefali Netke on March 4, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Innate Beauty of Majestic Wildlife Creatures

Photographer Marina Cano has fallen in love with the beauty of nature and its creatures. The wildlife photographer, who is based in Cantabria, located in the North of Spain, has devoted three years of her life to a passion project that exposes the scenic and spiritual appeal of this world's natural environments. In her book Cabárceno, titled after the…


Added by Pinar on February 29, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Looking Up At Towering Trees

How often do we stop to look up at the trees that tower high above us? They surround us and essentially provide us the gift of life, it's only fair to observe and appreciate the beauty of these hauntingly majestic trees. Photographer Grant Simon Rogers has an enveloping fascination with nature and shares his perspective of the leafless wooden giants, from below.

At just…


Added by Pinar on February 14, 2012 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

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