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Africa's Multi-Level Floating Hotel with an Underwater Room

The Manta Resort is a beautiful, multi-room hotel that sits on the Indian Ocean island of Pemba. The spectacular getaway offers not only a place to rest your head for the night, but also some truly breathtaking views from its unique, underwater room. The floating structure, made of local hardwood, …

Scuba Diving

‘Art of the Automobile’ is An Exhibit to Take Your Eyes for a Ride - The Fox Is Black

It’s said that “form follows function, but both report to emotion.” This statement could not be more appropriate in describing the automobile. One …

40-Foot Hand-Carved Sculpture Earns Guinness World Record

This huge wooden sculpture is an impressive display of the famous Chinese wood carver Zheng Chunhui's incredible hand-carving skills. Standing more than 40 feet long, almost 8 feet wide, and, at one point, 10 feet tall, the massive work of art was formed out of just one single log and was recently …

These Photos Of Threadbare Stuffed Animals Will Break Your Heart

Photographer Mark Nixon’s Much Loved series poignantly examines the beloved toys of our childhoods.<p>In Margery Williams’s classic children’s book <i>The Velveteen Rabbit</i>, a stuffed bunny is transformed by the Nursery Fairy into a real rabbit for having earned the love of a child. In his new book <i>Much</i> …

Books

Why Do We Call Our Galaxy the Milky Way?

There are two questions that have haunted wannabe astronomers for decades: “Why is our galaxy called the Milky Way?” and “Does it have anything to do …

Butter Toffee Candy Bar Shots in Edible Chocolate Shot Glasses

I can hardly believe we're sailing into November this week! As we cruise into these major holiday months, my attention is turned toward entertaining. …

Fairy Bread Party Cake

Today I'm bringing you a special Hey YoYo giveaway! We're in the midst of holiday baking season, so it's a good time to stock up on baking …

The Short-Shorts Workout

Sculpt lean legs and a tight butt with this fat-blasting plan<p>Summer is just around the corner, so grab a pair of dumbbells (heavy enough to fatigue …

Workouts

Terrific Sketchbook Works by Pierre-Yves Riveau

Some might consider sketching just a way to improve one's skills, but if you push a little harder, you might get to become a kick-ass sketch artist …

Pakistani artist Khalil Chishtee uses trash bags to mold and sculpt human figures. Browse more of his work here: http://j.mp/17gJiDd

3 Lightroom History Tips

Like Photoshop, Lightroom has a History feature that shows a list of the fixes you’ve applied to an image. It can be used to wind back changes that …

Headsongs: Graphite Portraits Morph into Landscapes | Colossal

<p>Austria-based artist Stefan Zsaitsits creates large-scale graphite portraits of truly strange and wonderful characters whose bloated faces often …

Strange Cartoon Character Drawings by Pez Artwork

Character Drawings.<p>This is a series of creepy pencil on paper drawings by Pez Artwork, an artist, illustrator, and freelance graphic designer based …

Unexpectedly Gruesome Drawings of Cute Cartoon Characters

Artist and freelance graphic designer Pez created this remarkable series, called <i>Distroy</i>, in which the many cute cartoon characters whom we have grown to know and love are transformed into unexpectedly gruesome illustrations.<p>With just a graphite pencil on paper, Pez creates incredibly detailed …

Drawing

Mesmerizing Animals Emerge from Elaborate Swirls of Ink

This series by UK-based artist Si Scott, entitled <i>Resonate</i>, features black ink illustrations inspired by British wildlife and old anatomical drawings. Scott's signature style often features an explosion of expressive pen strokes bursting with energy, and these animal portraits are no …

Dogs Shaking Off Water, Captured in Super Slow Motion

We first shared photographer Carli Davidson’s ridiculously cute SHAKE series back in 2011 before it had gone quite so viral. This week, her …

Breathtaking Images of an Erupting Volcano and the Aurora Borealis

The volcanic event of Eyjafjallajökull fissure in May 2010 may have shut down the airspace of 20 European countries, inconveniencing scores of …

The Pros and Cons of Photographic Competitions

The rapid and seemingly unstoppable rise of digital photography has also led to the rapid rise of the Photographic Competition. Of course they have …

Photography

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Abstract flightscapes

Many of you made good use of flights by capturing what our world looks like from above. In these aerial photos, waterways and canyons etch intricate …

Exploring Our Changing World Through Photography

Earlier this month, National Geographic launched their photo-sharing platform, <i>Your Shot</i> (NGYourShot.com), which allows photography fans to connect …

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict—and one that had an especially strong penchant for candy.<p>And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats.<p>Being able to create them without …

Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …

Wearable Tech

Striking 13-Photo Composite Captures Two Galaxies and a Comet in the Same Image

We’ve found reason to share Czech astrophotographer Miloslav Druckmüller‘s breathtaking work once before when we showed you his composite of a total …

Guardian Camera Club: Joerg Marx's portfolio

A review of Joerg Marx's portfolio. <i><br>'Homeland' combines a featureless meadow with an unnaturally dark sky, the church on the horizon making a tiny subject for this dramatic image. The Bavarian forest landscape in 'Photographing the Photographer' is beautifully rendered, the minimal depth of field</i> …

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

Interesting Photo of the Day: Charging Rhino in Mid Flight

It can be incredibly scary to be on the approaching end of an angry animal, especially when said animal is a rhino, which is widely regarded as one …

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Get lean legs and a tight butt<p>Perform this legs and butt workout once or twice a week: Starting with the first exercise, slowly complete five reps (it should take about 10 seconds per rep: five up, five down). Continue until you've done every exercise. Do two to four total circuits, switching sides …