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Thrilling Ice Slides at Harbin Ice and Snow Festival



New photos are just starting to emerge of the world's ultimate wintertime experience - the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival. Now in its 29th year, the festival officially opened on January 5th and will last for about a…

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Added by alice on January 7, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Top 10 Young and Talented Photographers

The Storm Above the Clouds by 25-year-old Brooke Shaden

Since our inception, we've featured the work of some extremely talented young photographers. Over the course of several years, we've watched them grow, their innate ability coupled with their undying passion produced some incredible results. From…

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Added by alice on January 7, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Winners of the National Geographic Photo Contest 2012

Grand Prize Winner and Nature Winner

Are you ready? After months of anticipation, it's finally time to reveal the winners of the 2012 National Geographic Photography Contest! A few of our…

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Added by alice on January 4, 2013 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Beautiful and Dramatic Thunderhead Clouds



After receiving a lot of great feedback from the post 12 Awe-Inspiring Photos of Lightning, we decided to follow it up by showcasing the stunning clouds that are associated with nature's light show. Called cumulonimbus or thunderheads, they're the most dramatic looking clouds with their tall and…

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Added by alice on January 3, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Secret of How Emperor Penguins Launch Out of Water



Yesterday, thanks to photographer David C. Schultz, we got a rare glimpse inside the world of Antarctica's emperor penguins. As a wonderful follow-up, our kind partners over at National Geographic just sent us these amazing photos, taken by photographer Paul Nicklen, that show penguins…

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Added by alice on January 3, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Antarctica's Adorable Emperor Penguins

Photographer David C. Schultz of West Light Images arranges photography tours of the Antarctic, helping photo enthusiasts capture pictures they'll never forget. Six years ago he made his first trip south after seeing expedition photographer Frank Hurley's incredible Antarctica images, which he took under some very harsh conditions. Hurley is known as an icon of Antarctic…

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Added by alice on January 2, 2013 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Stunning Underground Art Inside the Stockholm Metro



If you love experiencing art in unexpected place, make sure you take a special trip to Stockholm, Sweden to explore its amazing underground world. Started back in the 1950s, Stockholm Metro houses an incredible amount of interesting and unexpected art. So much so, in fact, that it's been called the world's longest art exhibition. Several hundred unique works are currently on display…

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Added by alice on January 2, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

12 Awe-Inspiring Photos of Lightning

What better way is there to show both the beauty and power of nature than with these incredibly electrifying images of lightning? While sometimes it just takes being at the right place at the right time, like for amateur photographer Bertrand Kulik and his photo of a brightly illuminated Eiffel Tower, for others, like Dan Ransom, it requires carefully assembling a composite image or "stacking" multiple photos together to showcase a wild electrical storm (like the…

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Added by alice on December 28, 2012 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Frozen Bubbles Suspended Below Abraham Lake

Abraham Lake has become world famous, especially amongst photographers. The artificial lake, which lies in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, is home to a rare phenomenon where bubbles get frozen right underneath its surface. They're often referred to as ice bubbles or frozen bubbles.

What causes this to happen? As photographer Fikret Onal explains, "The plants on the lake…

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Added by alice on December 27, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

French Father Shoots Whimsical Reflections of His 6 Kids



The New York Times' photography blog, Lens, led me to French photographer Alain Laboile this morning along with all of the wonderful photos he's taken of his six kids. Mostly shot in black and white, his photos read like a visual diary of childhood and all the fun and the fantasy…

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Added by alice on December 27, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Adorable Photos of Japanese Snow Monkeys

While we've all come to know Ben Torode as the owner of the cutest kitten in the world, you may not know that he also enjoys traveling around Japan to photograph some other adorable creatures. In the winter, he heads to the famous hot springs at Jigokudani monkey park in…

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Added by alice on December 26, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Merry Christmas from 20 Terrific Creatives

As it's the day before Christmas, we thought, what better way is there to wish you all a very Merry Christmas than with the help of some very creative people? So, just for you, we've put together this post of 20 different artworks or photos that each say "Happy Holidays!" or "Merry Christmas!" in their own unique way. Save for a few, they're all made by artists and…

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Added by alice on December 24, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Top 10 Illusions in 2012

Just like in 2011, let's wrap up 2012 with some of the most mind-bending photos or artworks we came across this year. Though an illusion is defined in several different ways, we like it when it's described as something that distorts our senses or changes our perceived reality. From…

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Added by alice on December 23, 2012 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Intriguing New Shadows of the Invisible Man



Barcelona-based art director Pol Úbeda Hervàs continues his series, titled I'm Not There will, with some striking new images. Using just a shadow and a pair of shoes, he creates intriguing portraits of an invisible man. In his most recent image, he switched out the worn pair of…

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Added by alice on December 23, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Hilarious and Heartwarming Photos of Dogs in Snow

With Christmas right around the corner, I thought we'd end this week's posts with these photos of some adorably cute dogs. What could be more heartwarming than seeing little golden retrievers, pugs or cavaliers running, jumping or just plain frolicking in the snow? Nothing much, we say. It was created just for those of you who haven't been able to get into the holiday spirit.…

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Added by alice on December 21, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

2012 International Photography Award Winners

Special: Digitally Enhanced 2nd Place Winner Tom Chambers "Ilumination"

The International Photography Awards, now in its 10th year, is a global competition that looks for the best photographers on a professional, non-professional and student level. Called one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world…

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Added by alice on December 21, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Gorgeous Gloomy Shots of Paris in the Winter

Throughout the years we've seen the beautiful city of Paris shot in more ways than we thought humanly possible. From Philipp Klinger's unique photos highlighting its illusions and patterns to…

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Added by alice on December 19, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

My Modern Shop Exclusive Release: Sidescape by Tom Ryaboi



Toronto-based Tom Ryaboi busted out into the scene last year with his heart-stopping, adrenaline pumping rooftop photography. His most recognizable image, called I'll Make Ya Famous, flew through the web and Tom was quickly credited for being one of the pioneers of the rooftopping movement.

Today, it's with great pleasure that we bring you…

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Added by alice on December 17, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

20 Absolutely Breathtaking Photos of Central Park

After seeing just one magical photo of Central Park in the winter (see above composite by Stephen Wilkes), we felt compelled to put together this list of 20 of the most breathtaking photos of the world's most famous park. Though it officially opened in 1857, it was a year later that landscape designer Frederick Law…

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Added by alice on December 17, 2012 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Ice Rider Crosses World's Oldest Lake



French photographer Matthieu Paley is the person behind this almost unbelievable photo called Ice Rider. It was taken in Siberia.

"A bird's eye view of Lake Baikal, the world's largest fresh water lake," writes Paley on his website. "During winter the ice is…

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Added by alice on December 14, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

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