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Butterflies of the species Greta Oto are commonly called clearwings or glasswings and come from Central America. The tissues of their wings look like glass thus giving them the transparent wings. Those transparent wings make it difficult for predatory birds to track the butterflies in flight.
Rich McCor (a.k.a. Paperboyo) was trying to find different ways of photographing iconic London landmarks when he came up with the idea. By combining photography with his paper-cutting skills he came up with the idea of turning Big Ben into a wristwatch. After that he started looking at the landmarks and architecture around him in a different way, and he kept on taking photos. Since starting the project, McCor has also taken photos in cities across the world.
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Monemvasia is located on a small island off the east coast of the Peloponnese in Greece. The island is linked to the mainland by a short causeway 200m in length. Its area consists mostly of a large plateau some 100 meters above sea level, the site of a powerful medieval fortress. The town walls and many Byzantine churches remain from the medieval period. The medieval buildings have been restored, and many of them converted to hotels.
Monemvasia’s nickname is the Gibraltar of the East or The Rock. The island of Monemvasia was separated from the mainland by an earthquake in 375 AD.
Sydney-based street artist Michael Pederson places his humorous street art creations across parks, suburban streets, and industrial zones in Sydney. Pederson uses easily-removable materials and his clever signs generally last no longer than a month.
See more installations on his Tumblr
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The Trou de Bozouls is a horseshoe shaped gorge, 400 m in diameter and more than 100 m deep, located on the territory of the commune of Bozouls, in Aveyron, France. This encircled meander has been dug by the erosive action of the current waters of Dourdou in the secondary limestones of Causse Comtal. The unique geography of the area came about 2 million years ago when glaciers advanced and receded. Humans have built settlements in the area for thousands of years, using the limestone rock to create their dwellings.
Across Switzerland there are hundreds of military bunkers cleverly blended into Switzerland’s landscapes. The Swiss even hired artists and theater set designers to give the bunkers their make-overs to help them fit in with the local surroundings. The bunkers are hided behind well-disguised facades that have gone unnoticed for years.
Russian artist and tea lover Marina Malinovaya creates delicate compositions by arranging flowers and colorful dried leaves to look like a fluid or hot steam rising from tea cups or kettles.
See more of her floral creations on Instagram