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Peter van Agtmael Explores the Subtle Nature of American Power and Violence

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Peter van Agtmael consults with American Photo about the making-of his brand-new book, Buzzing at the Sill.


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Queen of Nature II by Alessandro Di Cicco

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Artist Preserves The Beauty Of Nature In Pressed Glass Jewelry

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Love nature? Can’t get enough of it? Then good news, because Russian jewelry designer Stanislava Korobkova has created these beautiful vintage-style pendants that each contain its own little piece of mother nature.

The Dublin-based designer uses tiny leaves and flowers that she finds in the Irish wilderness. She presses them flat and then inserts the dried material between delicate little windows of glass before sealing them with metal. It’s the same technique used to make Tiffany lamps, and as you can see from the pictures below, the effect is nothing short of enchanting.

“I think nature already created amazing and beautiful things,” writes Stanislava on Etsy. “All I should do is make proper frame for them and save this beauty for years.”

These beautiful pendants are available to buy on Etsy.

More info: Etsy (h/t)

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This Swedish Photographer Captures Mindblowing Images Of Dancers In Nature

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Bertil Nilsson is a Swedish photographer and filmmaker who captures dancers and performers in natural and architectural environments.

These images are part of a series called “Naturally”, published in a limited-edition book last November.

More info: bertil.uk

I Captured Amazing Nature Of Georgia From A Helicopter

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I’m a photographer from Georgia. I capture almost everything but especially I love shooting landscapes.

I travelled to Tusheti. It is one of the most famous regions in Georgia with its unique culture and nature. Traditionally, the Tushs are sheep herders. Tushetian Gouda (cheese) and high-quality wool are famous and are exported to Europe.

It was very difficult to take these pictures because I had to open the window of a helicopter and I was absolutely frozen, but I fell in love with the result.

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Tanks Swallowed By Nature Look So Peaceful As If The War Never Happened (10+ Pics)

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Shumshu, Russia

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Abandoned Tank On A Beach In Puerto Rico

Abandoned Tank On A Beach In Puerto Rico

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Tank Taken Over By Nature

Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands

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Abandoned Tank Base In Russia

Abandoned Tank Base In Russia

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ilsangisang expresses the beauty of nature in SOULeaf series

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available as either a 3D lighting element, or 2D wall piece, the screen prints depict leaves from special places such as: deoksugung stonewall walkway in seoul, champ-de-mars park in paris, and central park in NYC.

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Landscapes Painted On Fallen Tree Logs Tell Us Not To Take Nature For Granted

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NY-based artist Alison Moritsugu paints idyllic, pastoral landscapes on logs and stumps as part of her beautiful commentary on how we look at and treat the environment.

Moritsugu’s paintings emulate the optimistic style of the 18th and 19th centuries, but “by viewing the painting’s surface, the cross section of a tree, any sense of nostalgia or celebration of nature is countered by the evidence of its destruction,” she writes in her artist’s statement.

She uses this beautiful but jarring juxtaposition to critique how we portray the environment in media. “Today, photoshopped images of verdant forests and unspoiled beaches invite us to vacation and sightsee, providing a false sense of assurance that the wilderness will always exist. By exploring idealized views of nature, my work acknowledges our more complex and precarious relationship with the environment.” Naturally, Moritsugu paints on naturally-fallen lumber.

More info: alisonmoritsugu.com (h/t: colossal)

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Nature Has Never Been This Pretty: This Year’s Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Finalists

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Wildlife Photographer Contest

“Snow hare” by Rosamund Macfarlane perfectly captures this mountain hare in the Scottish Cairngorms. Source: Daily Mail

As we start to retire our tank tops and dust the lint off our fall sweaters, the world’s top photography contests are busy announcing their winners. We’ve already seen the top shots from many of the biggest photo competitions, including the Washington Post Traveler, National Geographic Traveler and the Royal Observatory’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year contests. Latest in the lineup is the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest, which just announced this year’s finalists.

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Captured by Zsolt Kudich, “Great Egret Awakening” shows a flock of egrets that congregated to feast on stranded fish and amphibians in Hungary. Source: NY Daily News

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Two komodo dragons face off in this incredible image captured by Andrey Gudkov in Indonesia. Source: Guardian

Wildlife Photographer Morkel Erasmus

Aptly titled “Natural frame,” this through-the-legs shot of elephants, giraffes and a zebra offers us a taste of Namibia’s Etosha National Park. Source: Express

Now in its 52nd year, the annual photography contest allows a wide range of photographers to showcase their best nature photos on a global level. Whether professional or hobbyist, young or old (there’s actually a specific category for photographers 17 and under), the contest only asks of photographers one thing: to capture the beauty and fragility of nature, while championing the highest ethical standards in wildlife photography.

The Earth Strikes Back: Five Places Reclaimed by Nature

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Sindh, Pakistan. Image Source: Flickr

The world is brimming with more than seven billion people. As the human population continues to rise, land and resources are increasingly engorged and it’s starting to look as if nature has a grim future. But, even on a planet blanketed by concrete and steel, plants and animals still find a way to survive and, in some cases, thrive. Be it because of natural disaster of hasty decisions, these places demonstrate what happens when the earth is reclaimed by nature.

The Rabbit Island Of Okunoshima

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In the late 1920s, the Japanese military designated the small island of Okunoshima as a top secret site, primarily used for the production of chemical weapons, especially mustard gas. Located in Japan’s Inland Sea, the island was remote, secure, and just small enough to be completely erased from maps.

In 1945, World War II ended and, after sixteen years of covert operations, production of chemical weapons came to an abrupt halt and the island was abandoned, left to be reclaimed by nature. But today, Okunoshima is teeming with hundreds, maybe thousands, of wild rabbits, undisturbed by predators or poison.

The mysterious origin of the rabbits on Okunoshima is unknown, but there are a couple of well-known and convincing claims.

brian kane digitally restores nature in place of interstate advertising

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creating an unexpected moment of introspection for massachusetts drivers during their daily commute, ubiquitous interstate billboards have been stripped of their loud promotional messages and replaced with serene images of nature.

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9 Abandoned Places Beautifully Reclaimed by Nature

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Leaving what was once a beautiful place sounds like a sad story. But when nature takes over, such man-made structures that were left in ruins can turn into something new, something unpredictable. We might not know what nature thinks and how these abandoned places can turn out but in the end, there’s just one word that can describe the surprise – awesome. Here are some of the world’s abandoned sites transformed into new attractions with the help of nature.

1. Ruins in Island, New York, USA

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Photo Credit: BloggTorget.com

New York has always been a place where silence seems to be non-existent, but there’s one island that’s been uninhabited for more than 50 years and just buried in the city’s hustles and bustles. The island known as North Brother Island was once a quarantine station for patients with infectious diseases, an accommodation for returning World War II veterans, and a drug rehabilitation center. It was shut down in 1963 and became the new home of vegetation and nesting birds.

2. Green Fishing Village, Gouqi Island, China

Photo Credit: Wimp

Photo Credit: Wimp

Gouqi Island is part of the 394 group of islands in China known as Shengsi Islands. The island is part of the Zhoushan Archipelago outside Hangzhou Bay. In the past, the archipelago relied heavily on the fishing industry. But as the other industries such as ship building and repairing, shipping, light industry, and tourism have outgrown the once leading fishing industry, many fishing villages were abandoned.

3. Car Graveyard, Belgium

Photo Credit: Angle-of-Attack

Photo Credit: Angle-of-Attack

Vintage cars sit rusting in a Belgian forest, located in the southern village of Chatillon. These were left by U.S. soldiers who were stationed in the area during World War II. After the war, the troops were sent home but the cars were left hidden in the forest because this was cheaper than shipping the cars back home.

4. Ruins of Villers-la-Ville, Belgium

Photo Credit: Martin Heinsius

Photo Credit: Martin Heinsius

Located 30 kilometers south of Brussels, you’ll see the serene ruins of Villers-la-Ville. The abbey was built in 1146 AD when the first monastic order settled in the wooden hamlet with just one abbot and 12 monks. The order and the abbey thrived for hundreds of years but after the French revolutionaries raided the site, it lost its appeal and was abandoned. Today, the area is not really abandoned as people visit the site gradually taken by nature through guided tours, open-air concerts and theater.

5. Dun na Long Castle, Sherkin island, Ireland

Photo Credit: Sherkin Island

Photo Credit: Sherkin Island

Dun na Long Castle was built on a small promontory overlooking the entrance to Baltimore Harbour in Farranacoush.The castle was believed to be built by the Norman family, Sliney and was badly damaged after the Battle of Callan and the attack by an army from Waterford.

Meadows and Hayfields: Nature Wallpaper

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It’s that time of the year, when meadows and hayfields make for beautiful patterns and the smell of the freshly cut grass is intoxicating. 

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I’m back to Switzerland, the country where I feel at home. In the Saanenland, where I grew up, I’m off for new hikes as soon as possible. Late spring is an explosion of colours, pastures look like an abstract painting with splashes of yellow, white, pink, purple, blue. It’s still low season, and I come across very few people along the hiking path, mostly locals walking their dogs.

Here and there, farmers are making hay, cutting the grass or checking the hayfields to see if it’s time to make the rounded hay bales that will later decorate the fields.

It’s that time of the year when the mountains are pure bliss.

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Wonderful Shapes in Nature: Desktop Wallpaper

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Is it possible to love art without being attracted by the shapes in nature?

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The spiral, one of the most perfect and intriguing shapes, has been a symbol since the Neolithic Era. Prehistoric art depicting spirals have been found in Europe, Central and Latin America as well as in China.

As a symbol, the spiral has been associated to fertility, the cosmos, the cycles of life.  Since ancient times, spirals were strongly linked to mathematics.

I often wonder how much people actually stop looking at the shapes in nature, admiring their beauty and sensing how much we owe to them. Too often do we forget that the key to knowledge is nature, in all its patterns, complexity and power.

That’s why I liked this photo I shot during a hike in Switzerland and thought it might do a nice wallpaper.

 

 

 

Vrelo Bune: A Perfect Mixture of Nature, History, and Architecture in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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“Two heads are better than one.” That’s what they say. Now, if you can consider those “heads” to be man and nature with both of their creations combined and set in one place, a paradise is created, allowing the first-time visitor to be stunned by the architectural design of the structure built beside the surreal natural formations surrounding the area. Vrelo Bune fits the description of this certain paradise and what’s all left to make it complete are the visitors who’ll appreciate its beauty.

Photo Source : A pilots Daughter

Photo Source : A pilots Daughter

Vrelo Bune is a unique natural and architectural ensemble located at the Buna river spring in Blagaj, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The first thing that you can notice in the overall scenery is the strong karstic spring coming from the 15-meter wide karstic cavern beneath the high vertical cliff. This spring, known to be one of Europe’s most beautiful springs,  feeds the river and stream clean and cold water. When you look up from the karstic cavern, you’ll find the 200-meter high stone cliff that offers an amazing view of the perfect combination of urban and rural structures.

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And for sure, you’ll never miss the architectural ensemble which stands beside the spring – the Blagaj Trekke. The historical Blagaj Trekke is a Sufi monastery built around 1520 by the dervishes from Anatolia with a design that features the mixture of Ottoman and Mediterranean architecture. The monastery’s guest house called musafirhana was built in 1664 and rebuilt in 1851, close to the site’s natural surroundings, making it look like it naturally carved from the cliff face.

Photo Source :  vera / verica.prekic

Photo Source : vera / verica.prekic

Besides the Trekke, you can also visit Blagaj’s bridges, the Karbađoz-beg bridge and Leho bridge, both having the certain features of Ottoman architecture. Moreover, there are residential quarters such as the Kolakovic house, the Velagic residential complex, and the Kosic tower that’s worth the visit.

Original Hi-Res Nature GIFs To Bring Out Your Inner Naturalist

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