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Tibetan Monks Painstakingly Create Incredible Mandalas Using Millions of Grains of Sand

Imagine the amount of patience that's required to create such highly detailed art such as this! To promote healing and world peace, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks, from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, travel the world creating incredible mandalas using millions of grains of sand. For …

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Character Illustrations by Juan Molinet

Creepy and Cute Character Illustrations.<p>Look at these funny character illustrations by Juan Molinet. The Buenos Aires, Argentina based freelance …

Our Changing Seas: A Ceramic Coral Reef by Courtney Mattison | Colossal

<p>Our Changing Seas III is the third piece in a series of large-scale ceramic coral reef sculptures by artist Courtney Mattison. The sprawling …

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Colorful Layers of Paper Form Intricate Sculptures and Patterns

Paris-based designer Maud Vantours is a master at constructing incredible 3D sculptures and mesmerizing patterns out of paper. After carefully cutting out assorted shapes, she meticulously builds up layer upon layer, superimposing the papers to create intricate and colorful works of art. Her paper …

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Purple haze: Coachella festival seen through an infrared lens – in pictures

Call it the anti-Instagram shot. Using an infrared lens, photographer Mark Davis has been roaming crowds at Coachella for a series of "infrascapes". Here's a look at the revellers, bands and OTT art installations at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California

Silent Storms: A Northern Lights Timelapse that Stands Out from the Crowd

Time-lapse photographer Ole C. Salomonsen specializes in the northern lights. But before you skip over this post because you’ve seen about a billion …

20 Creative Photos of Eggs that Will Make You Giggle

Happy Easter Sunday! Going on an Easter Egg hunt today? Watch out for these crazy eggs. They’re breaking bad! For a good laugh, scroll down to see …

How To Get Paid To Play With Lego All Day

Have a passion for bricks and a willingness to really get inside your work.<p>David Fautley has what has to be one of the best jobs around: He plays with Lego for a living. As a modeler at England’s Legoland Windsor, he designs and assembles the Lego models set up all around the park, from a …

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Beautiful Swirls of Paint in Water Form Stunning Portraits

South African artist Chris Slabber has created a spectacular new series called <i>Destruction/Creation</i>, which features images of gorgeous “sculptures” formed from paint swirling in water. While the colorful spirals of paint are already beautiful to look at, Slabber takes it one step further by using …

Startrails: Photos by Evgeniy Zaytsev

Rio Celeste Waterfall Is Quite Possibly The Bluest Waterfall On Earth

It may look like Photoshop, but it's not.<p>This is the waterfall at Rio Celeste, a river in Costa Rica's Tenorio Volcano National Park. The water is actually this dazzling blue color because of volcanic minerals below the surface-- it's the real-life version of an effect usually only achieved with …

Transfixing 3D Paper Patterns by Maud Vantours | Colossal

<p>Paris-based designer and artist Maud Vantours uses layer upon layer of cut paper to create hypnotizing patterns and textures that translate into set …