Scientist Mohamed Babu from India mixed sugar drops with edible colours red, green, blue and yellow and placed them in his garden to attract these translucent ants after his wife, Shameem, showed him some ants had turned white after drinking spilt milk. Their transparent abdomens reflected what they’ve ingested. “Some of the ants even wandered from one colour to another, creating new combinations in their bodies,” Babu said. Check out the amazing images below.
Photos set up by Mohamed Babu / Solent News & Photo Agency
These are buildings whose reflective surfaces make them appear to blend into the landscape, reflecting and complementing its immediate environment. Such buildings can be found in both urban and rural settings.
Green Orchard in western England by London studio Paul Archer Design features a mirrored facade that slides across to cover the windows
Dutch illustrator Tineke Meirink with her series Stop:Watch hopes to make people realize that “everything has its beauty and that it is just more fun to take a closer look.”
Stop:watch is about taking a closer look. To stop and watch. Tineke takes photos of apparently uninteresting items and adds a minimal illustration digitally. That way these photos get a whole different meaning, they come to life.
Ben Goossens worked for 35 years in his native Belgium as an ad agency art director. After retiring, Goossen’s turned to creating photo montages with a distinctive Surrealism style reminiscent of his fellow countryman, René Magritte.
Goossens’ images have received awards in a number of prestigious international photography competitions including Gold and Silver medals at the Trierenberg Super Circuit, the world’s largest annual photography salon. His composite photos are remarkable for their seamless yet painterly renderings of Surrealism dreamscapes.
Myeongbeom Kim was born in Busan but currently lives and works in Seoul and Chicago. With his installations he creates surreal experiences through unexpected encounters between man-made objects and items from nature: a light bulb filled with water in which goldfish perform for the audience, a tree that floats in the air, suspended by colored balloons used both as a reference to a weakness waiting to explode and a falsely cheerful element…
His exhibits can be seen around the world, as his work is constantly growing and breaking free of the regular.
Visual artist Cynthia Greig collects everyday objects and whitewashes them with ordinary house paint to devoid them of color or label. Then draws directly onto their surfaces with charcoal to create visual hybrids that appear to vacillate between drawing and photography, black-and-white and color. No digital manipulation is involved, but the camera’s monocular point of view is imperative.
My series of photographs, Representations, explores the concept of photographic truth and its correspondence to perceived reality. As a kind of playful homage to William Henry Fox Talbot’s treatise, The Pencil of Nature, the images combine color photography and drawing to create what I like to call photographic documents of three-dimensional drawings.
Unkai Terrace is located atop a mountain peak on the island of Hokkaido in Japan, offering tourists breathtaking views of clouds floating below. Unkai (meaning sea of clouds) is a very rare natural phenomenon, usually only seen under certain weather conditions. On clear days, you have to take a gondola ride up to the terrace early in the morning to catch the clouds in action.