Brazilian treehopper (image credit)
Treehoppers are incredible insects that have evolved to adapt in even the harshest of environments. On their backs they sport outgrowths called helmets, which resemble seeds, thorns, leaves, and even ants.
Jökulsárlón (literally “glacial river lagoon”) is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland. It is a pure natural art and a spectacular sight where blue, white, turquoise and black icebergs shift and creak about in an icy dance. The icebergs are 1,000-year-old chunks of the retreating Oraefajokull glacier that have broken off and are floating out to sea. The lagoon is enormous and has provided the backdrop for many major films and programs including ‘Batman Begins’ and most recently ‘Game of Thrones.’
Ruud van Empel‘s World series explores the theme of innocence. Van Empel with the help of photoshop placed exquisitely groomed , black boys and girls in paradisical settings of unspoiled, non-existent natural surroundings.
Photographer Sacha Goldberger has created a beautiful photo set of portraits inspired by Flemish school painting styles.
Diphylleia grayi also known as the skeleton flower. native to moist wooded mountainsides in colder regions of China and Japan, has petals that turn transparent with the rain. Blooming from mid-spring to early-summer, these little pretties prefer shady conditions and should only receive partial sunlight. While these characteristics and preferences may seem on the level, it’s when it rains that this pretty flower displays its uniqueness.
Hanging Coffins of Sagada, Philippines
Attached to the sides of cliffs, it is believed that this brings the dead closer to their ancestral spirits and would also keep their bodies safe.
Nikita Gill is a London-based photographer, digital artist and brand designer. Her series of photo manipulation titled “A Quiet Day in Wonderland” is about peace and meditation over the course of a magical, but quiet day in the world of Wonderland. The project was created using her own photography in combination with stock photography and it has been heavily edited.
This project is a look at the tranquility in little rituals and nature. It is a soothing series that follows the truths of early dawns to quiet midnight secrets, and moments spent alone, but not lonely. It was undertaken to understand the concept of reflections, shadows and post processing of colour to make an image appear extraordinary.
Argentine artist Tomas Saraceno is known for his fantastic sculptures and public installations that merge art, architecture, and science. Poetic Cosmos of the Breath was an experimental solar dome launched in 2007 at Gunpowder Park, Essex, UK. The project was inspired by the dome created by Dominic Michaelis for the film Hu-Man.
Speicherstadt (lit. city of warehouses) in Hamburg, Germany is the largest warehouse district in the world where the buildings stand on oak logs along canals near the Elbe. The district was built from 1883 to 1927 as a free zone to transfer goods without paying customs. The warehouses were built with different support structures, but Andreas Meyer created a Neo-Gothic red outer layer with little towers, alcoves, andglazed terra cotta ornaments. The warehouses are multi-storey buildings with entrances from water and land. Over the last years the area has been renovated to have museums, offices and entertainment options, but the old feel of the area remains. At sunset, the Speicherstadt is engulfed in a mysterious atmosphere when the facades of the red brick buildings and steel bridges are artfully illuminated.