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Pictures of the Week 11.17.16

Track Cycling

The Big Picture photography competition: round 384 - Telegraph

National Parks

Stunning Photographs Capture Natural Sculptures Before They Disappear

Artists Martin Hill and Philippa Jones travel from rain forests to Antarctica to create impossible sculptures out of their surroundings.<p>In one of photographer Martin Hill’s most striking images, <i>Synergy</i>, an archway of criss-crossed sticks rises over New Zealand’s Lake Wanaka, where Hill lives with …

Photographer Captures People's Reactions When Told They Are Beautiful

What's your response when you're told that you're beautiful? Eighteen year-old photographer and student, Shea Glover, decided to "film what I thought …

Clever ‘Double-faced’ Portraits Use Simple Drawings to Distort Perception

<i>Double-faced</i> is as fascinating as it is disconcerting, a juxtaposition of curiosity and unease in each strange portrait. Originally attempting to …

Story Behind The Image: The Dirty Quarrel

Freaky fast food: From black buns to Batman burgers (pictures)

Burger King

Go inside the abandoned Chinese village that nature is taking back one house at a time

Now only a handful of them remain.<p>Houtouwan clings to the lush green coastline of a tiny island in the Zhousan archipelago at the mouth of the Yangtze River in China. Half a century ago, it was a busy regional center and a port of call to a sizable fishing fleet.<p>But as was the case with so many …

Weekly Photography Challenge - Roads and Pathways

In this earlier post from this morning I share: 28 Wondrous Images of Long and Winding Roads Roads and paths are easy to find – whether you live in …

Roads

Photographer Takes Incredible Self Portraits Posed in Vast Landscapes

Photographer Nicholas Roemmelt reminds us just how big and beautiful our world is with his ongoing series of breathtaking self portraits. Based in Austria, the 40-year-old is lucky enough to have nature that's easily accessible from his backyard. He'll hike the nearby mountain and insert himself …

Photography

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

"Ancient" - https://500px.com/photo/100589921 Myself and three other photographers arrived at NapeNape at around 12pm after a 2 hour drive. Set up tents in the dark but never used them, the astro bug took us over and we shot all night. It was a fantastic trip and we all came out of it with completely different images, which are all awesome. Hope you enjoy #starwalkapp #starwalk #NoOneSeesItLikeYou #purenewzealand #NZ #newzealand

Stunning images taken on Nasa Cassini spacecraft's mission to Saturn

Astronomy

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 …

A great good morning from The Wave in Arizona.....more on this spectacular canyon > http://tinyurl.com/kekxqcm

red trees at red hill marina. salton sea, ca. 2014.

Big Rice Straw Beasts Sculpted For The Wara Straw Art Festival.

You may or may not have seen images of large sculpted straw beasts, recently being shared all over the internet. Truth be told, they are not new, but …

10 Cats That Got Famous For Their Awesome Fur Markings

Cats are the undisputed lords of the internet. They make almost anything funnier and cuter, and they incidentally make great pets and friends as …

21 Of The Most Beautiful Japanese Cherry Blossom Photos Of 2014

The delicate pink sakura, or cherry blossom, is associated primarily with the culture of its native Japan. These trees blossom throughout Japan every …

Japan

Picture of the Day: Oeschinen Lake, Switzerland

OESCHINEN LAKE, SWITZERLAND<p>Photograph by <b>STEFFEN SAUDER</b><p>Located in Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland is the beautiful Oeschinen Lake. The lake is situated …

Interesting Photo of the Day: A Real-Life Garden of Eden

On a quiet patch of Californian coast sits El Capitán State Beach, home to soft yellow sand, unpredictable tidepools, and dense sycamore and oak …

Photos

Photographs of Sunsets as Reflected through Shattered Mirrors by Bing Wright | Colossal

<p><i>Broken Mirror/Evening Sky</i> is a series of images by New York photographer Bing Wright who captured the reflections of sunsets on shattered mirrors. …

New Underwater Ink Plumes Photographed by Alberto Seveso | Colossal

<p>Photographer Alberto Seveso (previously) just released a new series of ink plumes photographed underwater against a black background titled …

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 …

Sydney

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