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Photographs and Watercolors Merge in Surreal Paintings by Aliza Razell | Colossal

<p>Using self-portrait photographs and watercolors, artist Aliza Razell has been exploring several abstract narratives by merging the two mediums in …

How I Transformed Sewage Into Fresh Water [Video]

A little DIY distilling<p>Say the apocalypse happens tomorrow. The good news: You survive! No more credit card debt or miserable commutes. The bad news? Infrastructure has collapsed and there’s no clean drinking water. Most people can’t last a few days without it, so what we need is a reliable way to …

DIY

Beautiful Games: frozen waterfall climbing

These remarkable photos of professional ice-climbers tackling huge frozen waterfalls and icefalls in Eidfjord, Norway, were created by photographer Thomas Senf. He used spotlights and flares to illuminate the spectacular landscapes at night-time, achieving results which look other-worldly. It took …

Thousands of Swimming Fish Create Huge Underwater Spirals

American photographer Octavio Aburto thrives on the fascinating world of life in the sea. He has spent decades studying and researching marine biology in order to educate the world about the protection and conservation of ocean life. Since 1994, Aburto has photographed marine ecosystems in Mexican …

Study Skills

Geometric Sandcastles from Calvin Seibert | Colossal

<p>New York-based sandcastle artist Calvin Seibert (previously) just returned from a 10-day trip to Hawaii where he completed a number of his abstract, …

RT4Men

Incredible Macro Photography of Tiny Spiders Staring Directly at You

Monstrosities are sometimes a matter of perception, and even more so of visual perspective. Photographer Jimmy Kong demonstrates this as he has …

Zoology

How we made the video game Doom

The creators of the legendary 90s first-person shooter reveal how they were inspired by Tom Cruise – and a Swiss surrealist<p><b>John Romero, designer</b><p>After all the success we had with Wolfenstein and the Commander Keen games, there was huge speculation about what our followup would be. Someone even came …

Yago Hortal creates vibrant paintings that come off the canvas - The Fox Is Black

Barcelona born, Berlin based Yago Hortal creates stunning paintings that literally jump off the canvas. Using thick layers of acrylic he stacks and …

Soaring Above the World from a Bird's Perspective

<i>Proud Wanderer</i> is a creative series by nature and animal photographer Howard Lau, aka HOWLD, that captures the exquisite motion of birds in mid-flight. In the series, Lau creates sensations that viewers are soaring high up in the sky alongside each bird. He provides us with a rare opportunity to …

Nature

Edge of a Volcano

Photographer Denis Budkov has made a series of images of great beauty during an expedition to the volcanic complex Plosky Tolbatchik. Located in the …

Scientists tell us their favourite jokes: 'An electron and a positron walked into a bar…'

Science is a very serious business, so what tickles a rational mind? In a not very scientific experiment, we asked a sample of great minds for their favourite jokes<p>Physics<p>■ Two theoretical physicists are lost at the top of a mountain. Theoretical physicist No 1 pulls out a map and peruses it for a …

Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in January

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in January:</b><p>Celebrate the coming of a new year <i>and</i> the oldest folk festival in the U.S. at the <b>Philadelphia</b> <b>Mummers Parade</b> (January 1). Local clubs take to the streets to compete in one of …

Stunning Photos of the European Alps that Inspire Awe and Envy

If you live in a place that’s not likely to see snow this winter, or you’re bitter that the white Christmas you’ve been dreaming of decided to remain …

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 …

Digital Art

An Octopus Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye | Colossal

<p>Artist Keng Lye whose work we explored earlier this year recently completed a new painting that blends sculpture and layers of acrylic paint to …

Rare Weather Phenomenon Fills Grand Canyon with Fog

What an awe-inspiring sight! A few days ago, on Friday, November 29, The Grand Canyon was taken over by a rare weather phenomenon that filled the entire canyon with a thick layer of fog. The occurrence, called a temperature inversion, caused everyone, including rangers, to flock to the rim to take …

National Parks

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Funny Animated Short About People Living in Constant Wind

For his 2012 graduation film at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany, student Robert Loebel created this incredibly funny animated short called <i>WIND</i>. In 2013, it went on to win multiple awards at film festivals all over the world including in Croatia, Korea and Macedonia.<p>Earlier …

Animated Movies

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013, Part II

Time is running out to enter this year's National Geographic photo contest, the deadline for submissions is 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 overall …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Invisible Girl

Throughout photography’s history, mirrors have often been used to create spooky or magical effects. In the age of Photoshop, it can be difficult to …

Photography

Monument Valley

Fascinating Cave Photography

Caves are fantastic, mysterious places... maybe as mysterious as the depths of the oceans, full weird creatures and breathtaking landscapes. These …

15 Breathtaking Images Of Cities Viewed From High Above

Whenever you visit a city anywhere in the world, some of the hardest shots to take are those sprawling images of the city beneath you.<p>Unless you’re …

Amazing H.P. Lovecraft Inspired Artworks

It's undeniable that H.P. Lovecraft is one of the godfathers of horror and sci-fi genre. His tales, poems and novels just created a whole dark …