Horizon is a series of photographs of the serene clear sky and horizon above the Aegean Sea of Greece during sunset hours, transformed into a set of colorful abstract gradients.
A cute couple of sheep at lunch. Photographed at ‘Stannage Edge’ in England’s beautiful Peak District. Get a print here
Photographed in England’s Peak District
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This little guy is part of a magnificent rock formation at ‘Meteora’ in central Greece. For more, visit tomradenz.com
Hang Son Doong in Vietnam is the largest cave on Earth. Located near the border between Laos and Vietnam, this behemoth is approximately 9km (5.6 miles) long and contains its own large, flowing river.
The largest chamber in this single cave runs for 5km (3.1 miles), is 200m (656ft) high and 150m (492ft) wide, and contains some of the tallest stalagmites in the world – up to 70m tall (229ft).
Meet the biggest photograph ever taken – capturing Mount Blanc at a height of 3500m, by Italian photographer Filippo Blengini who stitched 70.000 individual photographs into a single 365 Gigapixel image, 46 Terabytes in file size. View the image HERE and zoom in to explore the incredible detail.
Luoping Rape Flower Fields, Yunnan Province, China / photographed by +Lanzi These sparkling images, that look more like a golden ocean, are of yellow rapeseed flowers, also known as canola, attract thousands of tourists every year (during the blossoming season) to Luoping, a small county in eastern China.
From the series ‘Storms and Weather’ by Ben Messina
Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot (OVER) contains powerful and evocative images showing the ecological and social tragedies of humanity’s ballooning numbers and consumption. It retails for $50, but as part of Speak Out you can request free books to use raising awareness about these important and urgent issues.
From the series ‘NomadsLife’ by Dutch photographer Jeroen Toirkens.
Since 1999 Toirkens has been following the lives of various nomadic tribes in Central Asia, Russia, Mongolia and the Arctic region. He discovered that globalisation, poverty and climate change are making it increasingly difficult for them to maintain their traditional way of life. With NomadsLife Toirkens creates a diverse and often poignant picture of nomadism in the 21st century.
In 1999 Jeroen Toirkens became fascinated by the nomad families high in Turkey’s Bolkar Mountains. He encountered the way of life of the Yörük, who were struggling with the pressures of a modernising Turkey. What were originally their nomadic pastures were being bought up by real estate developers, and many of the young people were departing for life in the cities. After that he visited other originally nomadic peoples who were encountering comparable problems. For instance, in 2005 and 2006 he and the journalist Jelle Brandt Corstius spent time with the Sámi and the Nenets in Russia. Before the Soviet era family units from these tribes were constantly on the move with their herds. Under the Soviet regime they were forced to become workers on collective farms, the kolchoses, a policy from which they are still suffering the consequences. Most recently Toirkens visited Barrow in Alaska, the centre for traditional whaling. There the nomadic life has already made way for a settled lifestyle.
In March 2011 the book Nomad was published by Belgian publisher Lannoo.
India by Josef Hoflehner
From his photography project ‘Vedema’ – a selection of enchanting photographs portraying the famous Greek island of Santorini from a different point of view, by Petros Koublis.
Words from the photographer:
The concept of this project was to bring into surface and reveal a different face of Santorini, its hidden aspects and less known parts. The idea was to turn our eyes away from the famous caldera of the island, one of the most breathtaking and photographed parts of the world, and investigate the peculiarities, the secrets and the mysteries of the landscape that spreads towards the eastern part of the island.The project was realized in the April of 2014. We approached Santorini as the equivalent of a dream.The island of Santorini rises like an enchanting secret, both hidden and revealed, both real and mythical, wrapped in the captivating drama of its prehistoric volcanic creation. The Spirit of fire still wanders among the black rocks of the island, reciting an ancient, hypnotic poem, vigorously narrating the story of its origin through the hieroglyphics that the lava ecstatically engraved in the untamed land. A strange, murmured voice that enchants like a Siren’s song echoes from the steep cliffs of the Caldera; this song is the sound of the muddled, common memory of our very own origin. It is the sound of a whispering that escapes the crater, the deep blue sea, the irregular cracks in the scattered stones, the dark lunar soil, the carved caves, the breathing of the grazing horses as they dream of their mythological ancestors; Eos, Aethon, Pyrois and Phlegon, the horses that carried the chariot of god Helios, the ancient personification of the Sun.For in this island everything is somehow linked to a dream; like that of Euphemus, who dreamt one night that he made love to a nymph, the daughter of Triton. In his dream, the nymph who got pregnant and feared the wrath of her father, asked Euphemus to get a clod of earth from Anaphe, the island they were at, and throw it to the sea, so she could hide there and safely give birth to their child; even if it was a dream, he followed the nymph’s request and the new island appeared.Dreams are a part of a subconscious that the island itself seems to project on our thoughts, this primitive seduction that connects us with a forgotten Hysiodic theogony, ritually offering to our senses the sacred philosophy of imagination.
Beautiful landscape photography series ‘East/West’ by Jonathan Smith
“Sand comes alive and creatures are born in frozen moments of weightlessness…”
from her series ‘Sand Creatures’ – beautiful photographs by Claire Droppert
Wandering in the Woods, photography art by ‘Oer-Wout‘
India by Drone – Photographer Amos Chapple’s remarkable aerial views of India were shot by attaching his camera to a ‘quadcopter’ drone
Ocean of Flowers in Luoping, China / unknown photographer(s)
Majestic black and white Matterhorn portraits by Nenad Saljic. The Matterhorn, also known as Monte Cervino or Mont Cervin, is a mountain in the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy. Its summit is 4,478 metres high, making it one of the highest peaks in the Alps.
Tosua Ocean Trench – Lotofaga, Samoa
Tosua actually means a “Gigantic Swimming Hole”. It is believed that lava field blow holes making thees tide pools and walking paths along the shore and near the ocean’s edge. it is about 30 meters down from the ground level, one must climb down a long ladder to the natural pool. The pool is situated close to Lotofaga, which is a village on the south coast of Upolu island in Samoa. For more info about the village, visit Lotofaga on Wikipedia (via amazingplacesonearth.com)
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Iceland
Vettisfossen Waterfall, Norway
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Iceland
Skogafoss Waterfall, Iceland
Absolutely beautiful, stark black and white photographs of Waterfalls by award-winning Italian photographer Massimo Margagnoni who has been published in National Geographic and recently published a book of his work, Fotografia dell’essere.
Monochromatic Alps by Polish photographer Jakub Polomski
Remote tennis court in the Hebrides, an area off the west coast of the Scottish mainland, photographed by Paris based photographer Derek Hudson.
Curious how places left abandoned have a special magic or beauty about them…would you agree?
Places from top to bottom:
City Hall Subway Station- New York City
Ryugyong Hotel- Pyongyang, North Korea
Nara Dreamland- Japan
Château Miranda or Château de Noisy- Celles, Belgium
Christ of the Abyss- San Fruttuoso, Italy
City of Pripyat, Ukraine
Gulliver’s Travels Park- Kawaguchi, Japan
Abandoned mill – Sorrento, Italy
House of the Bulgarian Communist Party- Mount Buzludzha, Bulgaria
Abandoned flats- Keelung, Taiwan
Mirny Diamond Mine- Eastern Siberia, Russia
‘Silence’ photographed by Hengki Koentjoro in Ciwidey, West Java, Indonesia
The living root bridges of Cherrapunji, Shillong, India – century old bridges grown by the Meghalaya villagers who train the roots to create a solid latticework structure strong enough to be used as a bridge. / photographs courtesy of Rex Features
Remarkable and mysterious photographs of volcanic lightning, captured by German volcano enthusiast and photographer Martin Rietze, who shot these images of lightning bolts blasting out of the Japanese Sakurajima Volcano.
The volcano was part of the Osumi Peninsula until 1914. Today, it’s one of the most active volcanos in Asia. Rietze captured lighting erupting from the billowing smoke and ash–an unlikely phenomenon that NASA says is not yet fully understood.
Beautiful photographs from his series ‘The Promised Land’ by Stephen Tamiesie /
about the series:
‘Promised Land (2007-2011)
Promised Land examines the once held American belief of Manifest Destiny – the 19th Century mantra that the United States was predestined to spread over the entire continent, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific. Motivated by President Jefferson and the Lewis & Clark Expedition, Westward settlers quickly achieved this goal when in 1912 Arizona joined as the final state in the continental U.S. forming an uninterrupted nation stretching from coast to coast.
At its conception, Manifest Destiny confronted a territory that was unknown to most Americans. Today it is apparent to anyone headed out on the interstate that the West – once a great frontier – has become accessible in nearly every corner on its surface.
The photographs in this series are appraisals of the American thumbprint on the West, at points where population and a wild landscape intersect. Through these images Promise Land surveys the idea of Manifest Destiny over 150 years since its origin and reveals the results of a once monumental belief now evidenced in the West.’
From his series ‘Bodyscapes‘ a selection of photographs of London-based photographer Carl Warner who created this creative project featuring a very new and unconventional photography style that blends portraits with landscapes.
A fascinating capture of a partly submerged roller coaster at the Seaside Heights Boardwalk in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy on November 4th 2012 – photographed by Stephen Wilkes
There are moments in journalism when the media captures the visual details of a disaster, yet sometimes misses the true scale of devastation. It was with that in mind that on Sunday, November 4th, I flew in a helicopter over a number of the most devastated areas hit by Superstorm Sandy. Specifically, the devastation in and around Seaside Heights, NJ, and in particular The Star Jet roller coaster at Casino Pier, which was now resting in the Atlantic Ocean.
As I flew over the area, the ocean appeared dead calm; there were no waves, the water looked as if I was in the Caribbean, not the Atlantic. That contrast in itself was surreal to experience, yet as we left the devastation below, I was reminded of the iconic image in the film Planet of The Apes. Charlton Heston, riding horseback along a deserted shoreline, suddenly sees a charred structure rising out of the water, the torch of the Statue of Liberty. In a strange way this image shares a parallel universe, perhaps a warning from post-apocalyptic Earth. – Stephen Wilkes
Inspired by the music of Sigur Rós, Greek photographer Peter Zéglis travels to the ends of the world to capture natures fascinating contrasts. /
Photos of the amazing green box house, by ActRomegialli Architects
The ‘Green box’ project rises as a renovation of a small disused garage, accessory to a weekend house situated on the slopes of the Raethian Alps.A structure realized with lightweight metal galvanized profiles and steel wires wraps the existent volume and transforms it into a tridimensional support for the climbing vegetation.(via act romegialli)
The Zion National Park, captured by Justin Brauner.
/// Zion National Park is located in the Southwestern United States, near Springdale, Utah. A prominent feature of the 229-square-mile (590 km2) park is Zion Canyon, which is 15 miles (24 km) long and up to half a mile (800 m) deep, cut through the reddish and tan-colored Navajo Sandstone by the North Fork of the Virgin River.
‘Rock Islands of Palau’ – The Republic of Palau consists of eight principal islands and more than 250 smaller ones lying roughly 500 miles southeast of the Philippines. Photographed by Mark Kenworthy
‘Cappadocia‘ – This rocky landscape is honeycombed with networks of ancient underground settlements and outstanding examples of Byzantine art as well as its troglodyte dwellings carved out of the rock and cities dug out into underground, in the region of Central Anatolia, largely in Nevşehir Province, Turkey / Photos found here
Series of photos from the amazing installation by Nendo at the Stockholm International Furniture Fair.
An installation created for the entrance hall for the main exhibition space at the Stockholm International Furniture Fair 2013,by Nendo. They laser-cut and stretched 80 sheets of 5mm polystyrene into a set of partitions shaped like mountains, and arranged them to create a landscape of snow-capped mountain ranges in the space. It expresses the way design expands, starting from a single small idea- a method at the basis of our design philosophy. Nendo also wanted to minimize the exhibition’s environmental impact. They stretched the polystyrene sheets on site so that the delivery only needed one truck, and the sheets could be flattened for clearing from the site and recycled. / by designandprojects
Beautiful photographs from the series ‘Signs of American Life’ by Stephen Tamiesie / Words from the photographer:
My photographs analyze the relationship between humanity and environment in a muted and simple manner. In the broadest sense, all humans identify with an environment, whether on a macro level of habitation and commerce or locally through interactions within ones culture. My purpose in examining this relationship with a camera is to document the effects that humanity brands upon its environment, whether visible or obscured. The resulting images illustrate a simultaneous portrait of domain, human existence and control – byproducts of a relationship that all individuals have with the space around them.
Amazing satellite photographs of earth’s treasures – from top to bottom:
Aldabra atol in the Indian Ocean, near Madagascar /
Mount Taranaki on the northern island of New Zealand /
The enormous salt lake of Chott el Djerid in southern Tunisia /
The Danubian Delta /
The Bahía Blanca nature reserve on the Argentinean Atlantic coast /
The Galapagos Islands /
Marble Canyon, Arizona, USA
all photographs courtesy of eoVision/ GeoEye/ e-GEOS
Old photographs of lumberjacks posing in front of their cut down giant redwood trees during the timber-rush of the mid 19th century in Yosemite National Park and Humboldt County, California / photographs courtesy of Corbis and A.W. Ericson/Humboldt State University Library