Simply put, a fractal is a natural phenomenon or a mathematical set that exhibits a repeating pattern that displays at every scale. Approximate fractals found in nature display self-similarity over extended, but finite, scale ranges. The connection between fractals and leaves, for instance, is currently being used to determine how much carbon is contained in trees. These flowers above fall under this category, and are oddly satisfying to look at. Continue reading for more creative examples. Click here for a few bonus images.
Josh Rossi, also known as Photoshop Dad, spent $1,500 on a hand-made leather costume, as well as props, to transform his daughter into Wonder Woman, and the results were stunning to say the least. He collaborated with Mcgrew's, a studio in Salt Lake City, to replicate Gal Gadot's suit, complete with sword. Since the actual Wonder Woman movie won't be released until May 7th, 2017, the team only had the trailer to work off of. Continue reading to see some before and after shots.
With all the new camera gear being released, it's easy to get lost in trying to keep up with the latest and greatest, rather than focusing on improving your techniques. Photographer Skyler Adams fell into that trap and decided to get back to her roots by purchasing a Canon Sure Shot camera and an expired roll of Fujifilm Superia 400 film for $1. "I wanted to challenge my gear acquisition syndrome, so I decided to shoot with a $1 camera for a month," said Adams. Continue reading to see a few more of the photographs she captured.
Photographers from around the world have captured small animals in sweaters that are gearing up for winter and submitted them to Bored Panda. They range from tiny hamsters to snails, and even a group of penguins. Now getting to wear them and stay still long enough is an entirely different story. Continue reading for more pictures. Click here for a few bonus images.
Seth Casteel, known for his Underwater Dogs and Underwater Puppies series, is back at it again, but this time, with Pounce, which basically captures kittens mid-pounce. "A beautiful, funny gift book with more than 70 previously unpublished photographs, Pounce reveals adorable cats and kittens as they pounce and jump through the air, arms outstretched -- all in Casteel's signature up-close, mid-action style," according to the book description. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
At first glance, this appears to be the new 2017 Audi R8 at a beach, but upon closer inspection, you'll realize it's just a clever play on perspective. Felix Hernandez is a photographer who specializes in creating realistic scenes using miniature models, along with a few camera tricks, and his latest work is definitely no slouch, as you can see above. Continue reading for more pictures, including behind-the-scenes.
Japan intended the Attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 as a preventive action to keep the US Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions the Empire of Japan planned in Southeast Asia against overseas territories of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States. The following day, December 8, the United States declared war on Japan. Domestic support for non-interventionism, which had been fading since the Fall of France in 1940, disappeared. Clandestine support of the United Kingdom was replaced by active alliance. Continue reading for ten more amazing colorized historical photos.
Here's something you don't see everyday, a 5MB hard drive being loaded onto a plane. The IBM 350 Disk File, invented by Reynold Johnson, was introduced in 1956 with the IBM 305 RAMAC computer. This drive had fifty 24-inch (0.6 m) platters, with a total capacity of five million 6-bit characters (3.75 megabytes). A single head assembly having two heads was used for access to all the platters, yielding an average access time of just under 1 second. Continue reading for more cool historical photos you may not have seen before.
Photographer and mother of two twins Ayumi Omori transforms nap time photos into dreamworld scenes that only make use of things laying around the house. The Ghostbusters-inspired image above only required towels and mini vacuum cleaner. Other examples include: rock party DJs, street fighters, boxers, and lots more. Continue reading for a video and more pictures.
Netherlands-based photographer Marloes van Antwerpen Mieps may not be known for traditional shots, but Mieps, the Guinea Pig, more than makes up for that. "I usually create these photos in my backyard or in my DIY studio...[with] a tiny bit of Photoshop magic," said the photographer. She visits thrift stores and flea markets on weekends to search for props to be used in upcoming photo shoots. A few notable finds, include: Alice in Wonderland-inspired tea cups, stacks of antique Dutch literature, and a small hot air balloon. Continue reading for more pictures.