Amanda Folkestad

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A Gingerbread Architectural Masterpiece

With Christmastime upon us, some of you might be gearing up for an annual gingerbread house construction project. And depending on the ambitions for …

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National Geographic Travel

Mesmerizing Close-Up Photos of Insects in Their Miniature Environments

Notwithstanding their reputation as pests, the countless insects, bugs, and spiders such as these ones can make for some of the most mesmerizing …

How to Photograph Pets: 16 Tips to Capture the Perfect Shot

Photographing pets is a bit more challenging than photographing people. It is due to their unpredictable nature, and due to the fact that they don’t …

Pets

The Light of Japan: Poetic Japanese Nightscape Photography by Takehito Miyatake

Award-winning photographer Takehito Miyatake is known for his beautiful long-exposure photographs of volcanos erupting, beaches adorned with …

By the Silent Line: Beautiful Photos of a Parisian Railway Being Reclaimed by Nature

Photographer Pierre Folk has spent 3 years documenting the same, 20-mile long stretch of Parisian railway with his 4×5 view camera… but he’s not …

Photo du Jour: Drive-Thru Tree

Most images of California’s Chandelier Tree are tourist snapshots featuring family vehicles proudly rolling through the six foot square opening …

Family life: Dad fleeing the Nazis, A Whiter Shade of Pale and Eve’s temptation sandwich

Readers’ favourite photographs, songs and recipes<p>Snapshot<b>:</b> Dad’s lucky wartime escape<p>This is my father, Elliott, in Crete in 1941. He was a despatch rider in the British army and had sent the photograph on a postcard to my grandmother. She had not seen him since he and his brother had set off for a …

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6 Aerial Photos Of Earth’s Breathtaking Colors

Aerial photographer Bernard Edmaier captures a breathtaking array of the planet’s colors, from white glaciers to red lava to blue seas.<p>Of all the planets known thus far in the universe’s murky infinity, Earth is the most colorful. <i>EarthART: Colors of the Earth,</i> a new book from Phaidon, puts the …

Vietnam War

9 black-and-white mobile camera apps go mono a mono

Monochrome is back in fashion — as if it every really left. Despite the ubiquity of color images native to digital cameras, the drama of black and white photography is being rediscovered and people are once again connecting with its subtle beauty.<p>Manipulating monochromatic tonal ranges or unicolor …

From the top of Pilatus, Switzerland

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Video: Photographing the Rare and Elusive ‘Spirit Bear’

Daisy Gilardini is a passionate wildlife photographer whose life-long infatuation with photographing bears has lead her to capturing what is arguably …

Dramatic Studio Portraits of Big Cats by NatGeo Photographer Vincent J Musi

<i>National Geographic</i>‘s Vincent J Musi will quite literally do whatever it takes to get the animal portrait he’s looking for, including kneeling in …

Saved: Elegant Portraits of Rescued Greyhounds

Beautifully poised and gentle, staring into the soulful eyes of these Iberian greyhounds you’d never guess they were ever abused, unwanted or …

CAMS Sling Strap and Plates Make Shooting Portraits Easier and More Comfortable than Ever

Most sling-style straps today have a problem: the mounting point. They all use a rather bulky connector or plate screwed into your camera’s tripod …

Get the Guide: How to Sell Prints

No matter how you slice it or dice it, selling prints can help you bring in revenue and increase your bottom line. In this guide, <i>How to Sell Prints</i>, …

Flour, Fire and Feathers: An ‘Epic Shootout’ Between Rebecca Litchfield and Ben Von Wong

What do you do when you’re in Israel with Benjamin Von Wong, Rebecca Litchfield, Simon Pollock, Mike Kelly and Adam Lerner and Jared Polin, and you …

Cache of Undeveloped Film Discovered in an Attic, Shows Rare Perspective of WWI

Britons are seeing a new side of the nation’s World War I experience thanks to the publication of a small treasure trove of negatives that were only …

Seasonal Beauties Represent the Changing Seasons

Using the changing seasons as inspiration, graphic designer and illustrator Alon Avissar developed this grid of double-exposure portraits entitled <i>Seasonal Beauties</i>. Four silhouettes are the foundation for the digital creations that merge soft feminine features with blossoming flowers, pine cones, …

Calendars

More Hilarious Photos of Sexy Men and Cats in Similar Poses

Ever since photos of adorable cats and pictures of sexy men in almost identical poses have been paired up for the single-topic blog <i>Des Hommes et Des Chatons (Men and Cats)</i>, audiences have been mesmerized by their combined photogenic appeal. Each image offers its own blend of sensual heartthrobs …

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Unlocking Secrets of the Grand Canyon's Age

Rocks from the iconic gorge provide the clues.<p>To the untrained eye, the Grand Canyon might just look like one big hole in the ground. But to some scientists, the American Southwest's iconic gorge is increasingly looking like several ancient canyons of different ages, stitched together by erosion …

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #60

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>Birds-of-paradise, skimmers, sunbirds, bee-eaters and kingfishers… The “Wild Bird Revolution” is a social movement that celebrates the amazing beauty and wonder of birds in the wild. Amazing lenses and high resolution cameras in our phones and tablets. New, cheaper, widely …

Picture: Giant Black Hole Blasting Holes in Surrounding Galaxy Cluster

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>The black hole (white) sits at the center of the galaxy RX J1532. X-ray image (yellow) courtesy NASA/CXC/Stanford/J. Hlavacek-Larrondo et al. Optical image (purple) courtesy NASA/ESA/STScI/M. Postman & CLASH team<p><b>A giant, supermassive black hole—likely the largest ever</b> …

What Do Cats Think About Us? You May Be Surprised

Unlike dogs, our feline friends treat us like other cats, author says.<p>Since cats first got their adorable claws into us about 9,500 years ago, humans have had a love affair with felines.<p>Today more than 80 million cats reside in U.S. homes, with an estimated three cats for every dog on the planet. …

5 Animals That Are Awesome Architects

Wildlife & Wild Places<p><b>Humans aren’t the only animals that build intricate homes and other structures: The animal kingdom abounds with talented architects.</b><p>From dams to nests to body armor, these feats of animal ingenuity will blow your mind—and perhaps inspire you to get up off that …