Pinar's Blog Posts Tagged 'nature' (15)

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…

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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…

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Added by Pinar on December 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.

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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…

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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…

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Added by Pinar on June 11, 2013 at 9:30am — 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…

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Added by Pinar on May 18, 2013 at 3:15am — 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…

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

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

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…

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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…

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

Otherworldly Landscape Photography

Have you ever seen an aerial shot of a meteor shooting through the sky? Using an underexposed fisheye lens, photographer John Colbensen captured the outstanding galactic image, above, right from his airplane seat. The Norway native never misses a chance to put his expert photography skills to use. His portfolio boasts a range of versatility that leaps from landscapes and…

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Added by Pinar on December 15, 2011 at 3:34pm — 1 Comment

Awe-Inspiring Stormy Skies



I'm usually in awe of a specially multicolored sky at sunset, but seeing Mitch Dobrowner's black-and-white photographs of Mother Nature's storms is equally awe-inspiring! Earlier this year, Alice introduced us to some of Dobrowner's spectacular shots and now the photographer has released even…

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Added by Pinar on December 1, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Blissfully Lost in the Enchanting Forest



Ohio-based photographer Joy St. Claire captures beautiful images of nature, including enchanting forests and vivid flowers. Her portfolio presents nature in a charming haze. Taking inspiration from the faded photography of the 1920s and 1930s, she makes her photos look as though they have a washed-out sepia tone finish, with the exception of a single color that vividly pops out at you.…

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Added by Pinar on November 19, 2011 at 8:31am — 2 Comments

Frozen & Suspended Bonsai Tree Sculptures



Japan-based artist Makoto Azuma has constructed two botanical art pieces (Shiki 1 and Frozen Pine) comprised of bonsai pine trees in unusual situations. As one of 20 international contemporary artists showing their work at Z33 Art Centre's exhibit in Hasselt, Belgium entitled Alter Nature: We Can, he sought to…

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Added by Pinar on November 17, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Man Builds $5,200 Hobbit House



Last week, we saw a lodge in Chile that looked like a hobbit hotel and this week we bring you a woodland home with a similar aesthetic. Though this domain doesn't gush gallons of water, it is an alternative living space for a natural homestead. Photographer Simon Dale is responsible for…

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Added by Pinar on November 17, 2011 at 2:30pm — 9 Comments

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