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03 May 13:00

Birds of North America Audubon Photography Awards Winners 2016

by Daniella

Les lauréats de l’édition 2016 du Audubon Photography Awards nous offrent cette année un palmarès consacré aux oiseaux. Qu’il s’agisse de corbeaux, de chouettes ou de hérons, chacune des images apporte son lot d’insolite et de beauté en sensibilisant une nouvelle fois à rétablir la biodiversité dans les régions et d’en restaurer l’écosystème. Parmi 7,000 images réalisées à travers toute l’Amérique du nord, ces images illustrent à quel point ces créatures ailées sont aussi majestueuses qu’elles sont fascinantes. Pour découvrir les autres clichés de ce merveilleux concours, rendez-vous sur le site officiel.

Common Raven, photographed in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. Amateur Honorable Mention. Colleen Gara.

Wood Stork. Top 100, Amateur Category. Richard Johnson.

Eastern Screech-Owl / Top 100, Amateur Category. William Kleinfelder.

Greater Sage-Grouse. Top 100, Professional Category. Ken Archer.

American Goldfinch / Top 100, Amateur Category. Deborah O’Sullivan.

Yellow-billed Oxpecker. Top 100, Professional Category. Aaron Baggenstos.

Bald Eagle. Top 100, Amateur Category. Howard Arndt.

Osprey. Top 100, Amateur Category. Thomas Chadwick.

Roseate Spoonbills. Top 100, Amateur Category. Judylynn Malloch.

Little Blue Heron. Top 100, Amateur Category. Lynn Miller.

Great Blue Heron. Top 100, Amateur Category. Christopher Schlaf.

Long-billed Thrasher. Top 100, Professional Category. Hector Astorga.

Osprey. Professional Winner: Dick Dickinson.

Great Horned Owls and Black-chinned Hummingbird. Top 100, Professional Category. Ed Mackerrow.

Via MyModernMet.
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02 May 12:40

“For The Love Of Peanut Butter”: Humorous Photo Series Of Dogs Eating Peanut Butter

by dmitry

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There are few things in this world better than peanut butter and dogs – in my world at least. And when you put the combination together, you get a humorous effect that is perfect for a photo series.

h/t: slrlounge

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Around two years ago, Cleveland area photographer, Greg Murray was photographing his rescue Mastiff, Bailey. The Mastiff breed is notorious for their mass quantities of drool, leaving ropes of slobber everywhere. Naturally, Greg loved to photograph his beloved pup with tongue out, drool pooling, and one of the best ways he found to do that was to give her a bit of peanut butter.

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As a rescue advocate, Greg volunteers at local dog rescues and is an advocate for the oft-misunderstood bully breeds. It is his goal of this project to make people, “

happy, and laugh…As a photographer, my first job is to make my clients, and the people that like my work, happy. If I do that, everything else falls into place.”

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The project will conclude later this month, and Greg will turn his focus on working on the book layout, which will be completed by the end of summer. There are a few weeks left on the Kickstarter, which has already exeeded its goal. Support Greg on Kickstarter!

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02 May 10:04

captawesomesauce: I am so fascinated by the Falkirk wheel in...













captawesomesauce:

I am so fascinated by the Falkirk wheel in Scotland

(sources: psu.edu, http://nzmitch.blogspot.com/ , http://interestingengineering.com/ , http://kottke.org , http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/ , http://www.worldofdesigners.com/)

02 May 10:04

ibi-s: 哲学ニュースnwk - 思わず保存した最高の画像を転載するスレ『手乗り猫』

01 May 07:00

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01 May 07:33

sports-and-everything-else: If you don’t love this man you’ve...

David Pelaez

did this actually happen?











sports-and-everything-else:

If you don’t love this man you’ve got a problem

01 May 05:20

Photo

David Pelaez

woaaaah bruuuuh!



01 May 00:24

coolarchitecturephotography: Subway Train station. New York...



coolarchitecturephotography:

Subway Train station. New York [750x491]

Source: http://i.imgur.com/vtE43wY.jpg

30 Apr 22:21

joanbaezwife: 94li: wtf….I can’t even walk without tripping...



joanbaezwife:

94li:

wtf….I can’t even walk without tripping how she do that……

this is so beautiful

30 Apr 22:30

Genet photographed with a Camera Trap. South Luangwa National...



Genet photographed with a Camera Trap. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. Burrard-Lucas photography

30 Apr 21:12

owlturdcomix: Get up & do...





















owlturdcomix:

Get up & do stuff.

Source: bluechair-webtoon.com

30 Apr 13:50

World’s Longest Tunnel Slide To Open In London This Summer

by dmitry

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Opening in London later this year, is this huge tunnel slide wrapped around the ArcelorMittal Orbit, a sculpture that was designed for the 2012 Olympics. The slide will allow visitors to loop their way through parts of the structure on their way to the ground. The tight corkscrew design of the tunnel slide will have visitors descending 178m (over 583 feet), from the observation level to the ground.

h/t: contemporist. Photos © ArcelorMittal Orbit

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This is what the sculpture looked like when it was originally built (without the slide), with the stairs winding their way up to the observation tower.

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30 Apr 14:07

A Restaurant Perched Atop A Mountain Peak

by dmitry

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Basel-based architects Herzog & de Meuron were enlisted by tourism company Toggenburg Bergbahnen to design a restaurant atop Chäserrugg, the easternmost peak of Switzerland’s Churfirsten Massif mountain range.

h/t: ignant. Photos © Juergen Pollak

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Reaching 7420 ft above sea level, Chäserrugg rises up from Toggenburg in the north before plunging 6250 ft down a sharp cliff to Lake Walensee. Located in a popular ski resort in the Toggenburg region, which is also home to hiking trails in the summer, the view it offers spans six countries.

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Since 1972, the breathtaking region has been accessible by cable car, one hour away from Zurich. In the plateau where Chäserrugg meets Hinterrugg and Rosenboden sits a summit station, which used to house the construction workers who completed the cable car.

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Built on a concrete and steel framework, the station was given a fresh facade and a new neighbor: the Gipfelrestaurant, built perpendicular to the original structure on the same concrete and steel framework. The two structures are linked via an open-air reception area, and are bordered by an outdoor terrace and panoramic viewing area.

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30 Apr 15:51

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30 Apr 18:01

Un ático con vistas que te dejará con la boca abierta

by Nacho Viñau Ena
Casa en Suecia

¿Qué tendrán las casas suecas que nos gustan tanto? Será la decoración, el ambiente, el tipo de mobiliario, la luminosidad... El caso es que nos pirran las viviendas suecas.

Hoy, nos vamos hasta Estocolmo, la hermosa capital del país, para descubrir este increíble ático con vistas que a buen seguro te deja con la boca abierta.

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Casa en Suecia

El loft tiene un encantador aire industrial gracias a las paredes de ladrillo visto, a los suelos de madera oscura, o las escaleras o los altillos con rejas.

Casa en Suecia

Aún así, pese al toque industrial, la vivienda es la mar de agradable gracias a los muebles que se han elegido, a la confortable chimenea, a las alfombras o los modernos y alegres de los cuadros que visten las paredes.

Casa sueca
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Con sus techos inclinados en blanco y los tragaluces que se abren en él se consigue una gran luminosidad en el salón comedor cocina. Los visillos de la cocina dan el necesario toque de color a la claridad de los muebles.

Casa en Suecia

La casa también dispone de una zona de despacho con vistas a Estocolmo, con un cómodo sofa junto a la mesa de escritorio en la que desconectar de vez en cuando.

Vestidor

Como no podía ser de otra manera, la vivienda también tiene un espacio imprescindible para muchos: el vestidor, adaptado a los tejados inclinados. Una de las pocas pegas que le pongo a esta casa la encuentro precisamente en el vestidor, al no tener puertas o unos simples stores que cubra la zona de armario y la proteja del polvo ¿O qué opináis vosotros de tener un vestidor abierto con armarios sin puertas?

Casa en Suecia

El dormitorio sigue con el estilo del resto de la casa, con el blanco como color predominante y aprovechando la parte inferior de los techos inclinados para tener librerías de obra para guardar libros.

Loft en Suecia

Un loft espectacular en el que seguro que más de uno no le importaría vivir... Y a ti, ¿Qué es lo que más te ha gustado de esta vivienda? ¿Qué cambiarías en caso de que esta casa fuera tuya?

Más información | Skeppsholme
En Decoesfera | ¿Quieres una escapada diferente? Pasa unos días en esta iglesia reconvertida en casa

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30 Apr 15:00

Accurate Watercolor Animals with Powerful Quotes

by Katia

Gosha Bondarev est un artiste russe de Saint Pétersbourg spécialisé dans la calligraphie et l’écriture manuscrite. Il a décidé de réaliser cette série de 9 règles qui mènent au succès, selon lui. Les règles les plus importantes de sa vie, explique-t-il. Ces inscriptions sont intégrées dans de délicats animaux peints à l’aquarelle. Un travail précis, élégant et magnifique.

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22 Feb 08:34

Social network of Earth’s plants and animals

by Nathan Yau
David Pelaez

This is just brilliant!

Plants and animals interact with each other to stay alive, which in turn forms complex systems. I think the Lion King covers the system simplistically in song-form at the beginning of the movie, but that doesn't cut it when trying to predict the effects of things like climate. Jianxi Gao, Baruch Barzel, and Albert-László Barabási study the complexities of nature's network in greater detail.

Mauro Martino helps explain the work in this video for Nature. [Thanks, Mauro]

Tags: environment, nature, video

30 Apr 13:39

Beautiful Women Portraits By Marta Bevacqua

by dmitry

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A great photograph? “The atmosphere that moves something inside the viewer, that makes him fly with imagination, feel emotions or think about something.”

h/t: c-hsead, marta bevacqua photography

































29 Apr 18:33

Seeding a lake with thousands of fish.



Seeding a lake with thousands of fish.

29 Apr 22:05

The concept/product is interesting, especially with that...



The concept/product is interesting, especially with that Bluetooth GPS alert sent to your friends. Although the massive response seemed exaggerated, I can see this being a decent option over your standard key chain pepper spray bottle, especially if your college campus doesn’t allow for concealed carry.

29 Apr 20:30

pdlcomics: Stove

29 Apr 11:24

lake|flato architects constructs vertical lakeside retreat above treeline in texas

by natasha kwok I designboom

set on a steep hillside overlooking the lake, residents are constantly immersed with their surroundings using balconies, terraces and expansive windows.

The post lake|flato architects constructs vertical lakeside retreat above treeline in texas appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

29 Apr 05:38

What a time to be alive. (via cynicalaa22)

David Pelaez

holy guacamole!



What a time to be alive. (via cynicalaa22)

29 Apr 01:34

so far



so far

28 Apr 17:43

it was all worth it



it was all worth it

28 Apr 12:34

After The Apocalypse: Emotionally Impacting Illustrations By Jonas De Ro

by dmitry

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I recently discovered yet another amazing artist. His name is Jonas De RoThe. Jonas is currently living and working in London. He is a digital artist doing freelance and in-house concept art, design, and illustration for films and games. His tools of the trade are Photoshop, Sketchup, Wacom Intuos and his brain.

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The emotional impact of his work is undesirable. As soon as I saw “A Place Called Home,” I stared at it holding my breath with my mouth wide open. I wanted to see more of Jonas’ work, which led me to his Deviant art profile. There I found an influx of illustrations ranging from mythical to apocalyptic.

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To give you an idea of how talented he is, check out his previous clients: Square Enix, Warner Bros, Miramax, Perrier, Legendary Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Digital Tutors, Advanced Photoshop, Radical Studios, GREE, and many more.

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His work left us amazed, and we only hope you will experience the same effect. If you wish to know more about Jonas or see more of his work, be sure to visit his website: Jonasdero.be. Without further ado, we hope you’ll be inspired by his incredible work.

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28 Apr 04:21

The dogwoods are blooming.





The dogwoods are blooming.

18 Apr 14:59

La Alhambra

by Sofía Henao

Sofía Henao posted a photo:

La Alhambra

Granada, Andalucía, España

27 Apr 19:17

Web 0.0


“Web 0.0” a project by Biancoshock in Civitacampomarano, Italy


“Web 0.0” a project by Biancoshock in Civitacampomarano, Italy


“Web 0.0” a project by Biancoshock in Civitacampomarano, Italy


“Web 0.0” a project by Biancoshock in Civitacampomarano, Italy


“Web 0.0” a project by Biancoshock in Civitacampomarano, Italy


“Web 0.0” a project by Biancoshock in Civitacampomarano, Italy

Web 0.0

27 Apr 21:09

archatlas: Miyahata Ruins Museum Furuichi and...

















archatlas:

Miyahata Ruins Museum Furuichi and Associates

Miyahata ruins (about 4,500 - 4,000 years ago) that have been discovered in Fukushima Prefecture, Fukushima City, represent the heritage of a group of village with a history spanning about 2,000 years.

In 1989 were discovered for the first time these ruins, thanks to some excavations for the industrial development. Only in 2005 the city decided to save the ruins and it was proposed a project for a historical museum. But the project was forced to be interrupted in March 2011 for the nuclear disaster of Fukushima. Only in 2015 the project was completed and became one of the symbols of reconstruction after the disaster.

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