Tessa Wolvekamp

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Dragon's Back

Colors of the Sea.

The Most Colorful Cities in the World (Photos)

No need to rely on just nature to provide a colorful backdrop to your vacation. The streets and skylines of these global cities pop in jewel tones …

Wrecked world – Les photographies de Tomasz Zaczeniuk

« <b>Wrecked world</b>« , une jolie série à la fois sombre et envoutante du photographe polonais <b>Tomasz Zaczeniuk</b>.<p>Images © <b>Tomasz Zaczeniuk</b><p>A voir aussi<p>Sony …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Art

Macro Underwater Photography of Reef Dwellers by Felix Salazar

Reef Dwellers.<p>This is a selection of breathtaking macro underwater photographs of colorful reef dwellers by California-based photographer Felix …

What's the Origin of the Word "Dude"?

For some time now, we have known the basic outline of the story of “dude.” The word was first used in the late 1800s as a term of mockery for young …

Filament Eruption Creates 'Canyon of Fire' on the Sun [hd video]

Awesome The Hobbit Fan Art

Since the release of the new trailer for the sequel of The Hobbit I think any J.R.R. Tolkien fans are just dying to see it. But since we gotta wait …

STARPATH: An Electricity-Free Alternative to Streetlights

UK-based company Pro-Teq has developed a spray-on solution to create a trail of illuminating stars aptly known as <i>STARPATH</i>. The innovative product boasts an anti-slip and water-resistant surface, not to mention an energy-free alternative to streetlights, that is ideal for pedestrians at night. It is …

Coats

10 of the Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Ireland

Outdoors lovers will find lots to be excited about in Ireland, with acres of wild and windswept countryside, cute-as-a-button villages and hair-raising coastal cliffs making up the country's surprisingly varied scenery. From mesmerizing UNESCO World Heritage sites to unique vistas that beg to be …

Ireland

FISHING AT SUNRISE - HO YAU MING CHARLES - hong kong.

Stari Zednik, church St. Marko

The End of the Wii and What It Means for Nintendo

Looking back at a system ahead of its time<p>Nintendo will no longer manufacture the Wii, and the company may stop selling the system entirely. With the …

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

11 Homemade Beauty Recipes For Dry Skin, Rough Heels, Cracked Cuticles & More

Our recipe rolodex is filling up fast thanks to all the homemade beauty treatments we've been testing out. Now that we've stocked our kitchen cupboards and refrigerator bins with fresh finds from the farmer's market, we'd like to get as much use out of our favorite fruits and vegetables. (And we …

Crafting

Giant Deep-Sea Oarfish Found off California Coast

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>This giant oarfish was found dead off Catalina Island Sunday. Photo: CIMI<p><i>Updated on October 16, 2013 at 11 am.</i><p>A deep-sea creature that is rarely seen, and was likely the inspiration for sea serpent tales among mariners of yore, has resurfaced.<p>On Sunday, staff of the Catalina …

Here Is a List of the Best 50 Bars in the World

Cocktail industry publication <i>Drinks International</i> has just unleashed its 2013 list of the <b>World's Best Bars</b> — determined by "the most influential and knowledgeable bar industry professionals on the planet" — during a (live-Tweeted) ceremony in London. For the second consecutive year, London's …

Travel Quote of the Week: On London

Who doesn’t love an inspiring travel quote? (As if we need any more reason to hit the road.) Like what you see here? There are plenty more travel …

Travel

National Geographic Travel

Step Inside Manhattan's Gorgeous New Film Noir-Inspired Viceroy Hotel

Designed by Roman and Williams — the team behind New York's Ace and Standard Hotels — the Viceroy New York evokes the notoriously stylish film noir era, with its vintage-inspired furnishings and black-and-white color palette.<p>HotelChatter called The Viceroy one of the "most anticipated openings of …

Hospitality

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Why You, Yes You, Might Enjoy A Superhero Documentary

<i>Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle</i>, a documentary in three hour-long segments that will premiere back to back (to back) tonight on many PBS stations, begins with a curious image: Vincent Zurzolo of Metropolis Comics explains that a recent copy of <i>Action Comics #1</i>, which contained the first …

A Quick and Dirty Guide To Depth of Field

<i>Aperture –</i> One of the first things we learn in our studies as photographers is about aperture. Not only does it control the amount light that passes …

Landscape Photography

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