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2 Tigers Granted Asylum

Lincolnshire's Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park welcomed two tigers into its family this month. After a widespread effort to save the animals from mistreatment in Germany and Belgium, the UK wildlife park was able to provide the tigers a sort of animal asylum and surely a better life.<p>The two …

Wildlife

Micro fungi of Australia - in pictures

Photographer Stephen Axford forages for fungi in the forests of New South Wales in Australia. He doesn't harvest them, he captures their beauty on camera

Art with a strong message! http://t.co/tbJcPVWjTn

Africa

Mystifying Goddesses in a Macabre Dreamscape

Adrift in a dark fantasy world, these beautifully rendered heroines are the surreal creations of artist Dan Quintana. Using oil on wood panels, Quintana carefully paints the delicate features of these mystifying goddesses. Although they are surrounded by demons and skeletal creatures with claws, …

Art

Mysteriously Playful Composite Images by Dariusz Klimczak

Polish photographer Dariusz Klimczak constructs surreal landscapes through clever manipulation. Each image in the skilled photo editor's growing collection is a composite of multiple elements that work in unison to present a cohesive, albeit unusual, scene. More often than not, Klimczak's subjects …

Photography

Colorful Collection of Double Exposures by Aneta Ivanova

Bulgaria-based Aneta Ivanova is the photographer behind these striking double exposures that merge layers of landscapes together with silhouetted portraits. We adore her many black and white compositions, and she even provided us with a tutorial at the bottom of this post on how to develop such …

Photography

Unassuming Mirror in Various Landscape Settings Gives Off Interesting Reflections

A great idea is always a whiff of fresh air. It is even more special when the idea is clever in its simplicity. This is exactly what American …

Beautiful Games: picturing the playmakers Full gallery: http://gu.com/p/3m97m

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead | Colossal

<p>Just a cursory glance at a few storm photos by Mike Hollingshead and it’s clear this guy has probably seen it all, and probably put his life at risk …

Broken 1000 Faces by Artist Takahiro Kimura

Broken 1000 Faces – Illustration Project.<p>Broken 1000 Faces is a personal illustration project by artist Takahiro Kimura. The project started in 1999. …

Best portraits of 2013 – in pictures

From artists to activists and politicians to personalities, a selection of the best portraits taken by Guardian photographers this year

The 16 Best Photo Essays Of 2013

One of the best things about writing for a website dedicated to art and design is you’re never short of great pictures to look at. Even by that standard, though, 2013 was an embarrassment of riches when it came to fantastic photography, and Co.Design was particularly lucky to be able to play host …

New York City

Surreal Storytelling Illustrations by Andrew Ferez

Moscow-based Russian illustrator Andrew Ferez, aka 25kartinok, creates surreal scenes, each with their own fantastical narratives, that seamlessly merge various opposing elements. Digitally drawing his elaborate renderings, Ferez's work has a dark, fantasy-driven appeal. The digital artist manages …

Art

Float on. http://ow.ly/rtUQO Photo by Tim Walker, styled by Jacob K; W Magazine December 2013/January 2014.

Surreal Painted Faces Make Us Question What We Are Seeing

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov explores the visually transformative power of paint and makeup in his <i>2D or not 2D</i> and <i>Angry Beards</i> projects. Both bodies of work are part of the photographer's overarching <i>Art of Face</i> series that includes an ever-growing collection of beauty shots …

Art

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

Landscape photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The winners of the inaugural Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year awards have been announced

Affordable, Colorful Art: Torn Paper Collages by John Elice

Want an affordable piece of art and to add a splash of color to your home? These pieces by artist John Elice Johnson do both.<p>"It all begins with color," says the Florida-based artist, who looks to his surroundings — the beach, shells, and nature — for the inspiration behind his richly-hued paper …

10 Amazing Room Before-and-Afters

Before and after photos with amazing results.<p>We've gathered our most dramatic before and after pictures, including dining room, bathroom, and kitchen makeovers.

21 Glorious Photos of Double Rainbows Around the World

<b>Toroweap, Grand Canyon, Arizona</b><p>For many photographers, taking a picture of the elusive double rainbow is a rare and unexpected treat. Not only do you have to be at the right place at the right time, you need to have your camera on hand so that you don't miss nature's colorful show. As photographer …

Lake Superior

Daily Inspiration #1558

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Graphic Design

Chaotic Beauty of Flower Explosions by Martin Klimas

What does it look like when something as delicate as a flower explodes into a million pieces? Photographer Martin Klimas is behind this fascinating series called <i>Rapid Bloom</i> where he drops flowers into liquid nitrogen and then shoots them with an air gun from behind. Klimas wanted to show the …

Abstract Art

Countless Pens Used to Draw Detailed Animals Portraits

New Jersey-based illustrator Tim Jeffs has spent the past year trying to draw intricately detailed animal portraits with nothing more than pens and ink. Originally completing the spectacular sketchbook drawings as a pastime, Jeffs' son Harrison decided to share his dad's meticulous craft on reddit. …

Digital Art

Creative Dad’s Photography Turns Heads

It’s not unusual for parents to take frequent pictures of their sons and daughters. There are blogs featuring kids around every bend of the web. With …