This is not something you see everyday, a couple kissing in front of a lavaflow. The amazing photo above was captured by Dallas Nagata White and here's what he has to say about it, "My husband and I, along with a tour guide and a group of friends, hiked up to what was formerly the Royal Gardens subdivision above Kalapana, Hawaii, where the last standing house was just recently taken over by the active lava flow. While waiting for the rain to pass, we started taking back-lit portraits of each other in front of the lava flow after I set up my camera on the tripod. For the last photo, my husband spontaneously dipped me in a kiss. It was a truly once-in-a-lifetime moment!" Continue reading for more.
It may look like a pink sky at sunset from the picture, but it's actually Japan's largest wisteria plant. It's located inside the Ashikaga Flower Park in Japan and measures 1,990 square meters, dating back to around 1870. Due to its heavy vines, the wisteria's entire structure is held up on steel supports, enabling visitors to walk below its canopy and bask in the pink and purple light cast by its beautiful hanging blossoms. Continue reading for more images and another video.
Reflections photography is a creative technique that uses reflective surfaces, such as bodies of water, windows, and mirrors, to create artistic images. More often than not, mirrors are the less chosen surface because they can be very difficult to work with. For those interested in this technique, one tip is to not use filters because they distort the image and cause it to look dull (at least with mirrors). Continue reading for more.
What you're looking at above is a 773g Chinga meteorite that's been cut and polished on two sides. The top portion retains its natural light brown crust to create a dramatic contrast. This particular specimen is an iron meteorite and its total chemical composition is: 82.8% iron, 16.6% nickel, and the rest mostly cobalt and phosphorus. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a bank that's restoring faith to humanity.
Statues have been produced in many cultures from prehistory to the present; the oldest known statue dating to about 30,000 years ago. The world's tallest statue is over 500 feet. Many statues are built on commission to commemorate a historical event, or the life of an influential person. Many statues are intended as public art, exhibited outdoors or in public buildings. Now here are a few people having a bit too much fun with them. Continue reading to see more.
It's not everyday that you see a cat with a strange pattern on its back, much less one that's in the shape of a cat. Animals produce colour in different ways. Pigments are particles of colored material. Chromatophores are cells containing pigment, which can change their size to make their color more or less visible. Continue reading for more animals with unusual markings that were captured by photographers.
The amazing image is of the Pavlof volcano erupting in the Aleutian arc and was captured by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The ISS provides a platform to conduct scientific research. While small unmanned spacecraft can provide platforms for zero gravity and exposure to space, space stations offer a long term environment where studies can be performed potentially for decades, combined with ready access by human researchers over periods that exceed the capabilities of manned spacecraft. Continue reading for more amazing photographs captured from the ISS.
Believe it or not, these two - 11-week-old baby Eisleigh and 8-week-old Pitbull puppy named Clyde - are best of friends. MyFOX8 says, "Clyde was connected to Eisleigh as soon as we picked him up. Surely he wasn't aware what was happening to him. He climbed into Eisleigh's car seat and snuggled with her the whole way home. It seemed very comforting to him. To both of them really...it was love at first sight, oddly enough." Continue reading for another video and more pictures.
It's the weekend and what better way to kick it off than with some pictures that will put a smile on your face, or so we think. Starting off, we have a musician that is slowly, but surely, restoring faith to humanity by going to a local cancer treatment center playing for each and every one of the patients working towards recovery. Continue reading for more awesome examples.
Just capturing a great white shark in the wild is hard enough, but managing to snap a photo just as one breaks the surface tension of the water, is another story. We have rounded up ten more pictures that were captured at the exact right moment, but not necessarily captured using the best, or even high-end, camera equipment. They include: a dolphin that popped in to say hello, walking on the moon, and more. Continue reading to see them all.