Australia-based photographer Ray Collins has always wanted to capture the power of Earth's oceans, and in his latest series, he's done just that. These waves appear to be frozen like liquid mountains, but they were just captured at the perfect moment. He says: "[It] feels more at home floating in saltwater with his camera than anywhere on land." When he's not photographing the ocean, he's a surf sport photographer. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how astronauts wash their hair in space.
The Marble Caves (above) are located on Lake General Carrera/Buenos Aires, the Chilean side of the lake. It's a unique geological formation featuring a group of caverns, tunnels and pillars created in monoliths of marble and formed by waves over the past 6,000-years. You can either travel in a small boat or kayak, when the weather is nice and the water is mostly still. Continue reading for more mind-boggling natural formations that actually exist on Earth.
Hokkaido is Japan's second largest island, and its largest city (and capital) is Sapporo. Most travelers to the island arrive by air: the main airport is New Chitose Airport at Chitose, just south of Sapporo. Tokyo-Chitose is in the top 10 of the world's busiest air routes, handling more than 40 widebody round trips on several airlines each day. Within Hokkaido, there is a fairly well-developed railway network, but many cities can only be accessed by road. Continue reading to see some of the unusual wildlife photographers have spotted on the island.
The Slow Mo Guys are back at it again, and this time, they've managed to capture a compact disc exploding with a high-speed camera at 170,000 frames-per-second. To be more specific, they secured a disc to a vacuum cleaner motor and then spun it up to 23,000 RPM, causing it to literally disintegrate. The Compact Disc is an evolution of LaserDisc technology, where a focused laser beam is used that enables the high information density required for high-quality digital audio signals. Prototypes were developed by Philips and Sony independently in the late 1970s. Continue reading for the video.
Cats and birds are usually worst enemies, but this duo was spotted catching a quick snooze, without either of them putting up a fight. On a related note, have you ever wondered why a cat chatters when they sees a bird? If so, it basically simulates the cat's behavior at the time of attack. Another reason that cats "chatter" when they see a bird is because they are attempting to imitate a bird call to lure in their prey from out of reach places. Continue reading for more unlikely animal buddies catching a quick snooze.
Looking to brush up on your photography skills? This video, from the Cooperative of Photography, provides us with several photographic composition using tips and images by legendary photojournalist Steve McCurry. All of these simple pointers are illustrated with examples from McCurry's breathtaking portfolio. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an epic Benny the Bull photobomb.
When perfect timing meets forced perspective you get the illusion above, where a seagull appears to be larger than a fully-grown man. The latter is a technique that employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. Why? A person perceives the size of an object based on the size of the object's image on the retina. This depends solely on the angle created by the rays coming from the topmost and bottommost part of the object that pass through the center of the lens of the eye. The larger the angle an object subtends, the larger the apparent size of the object. Continue reading for more.
You'd think that with all of the technology, computers, etc. available to us now, creating creepy scenarios would be easier than ever, but things have always been a bit strange. For example, these face protectors look to be straight from an old sci-fi flick, but they're actually face masks to protect from the ravages of snow storms. Continue reading to see more rare historical photographs.
Cat owners have probably tried to get something done, whether it be reading or work, but their cat(s) just wouldn't let them have none of that. These images capture those moments perfectly. On a somewhat related note, did you know that cats can drink seawater? That's right, these felines have kidneys capable of filtering out the salt and using the leftover water content to hydrate their bodies. Continue reading for more.
What happens if you just can't agree on a wedding theme? Hold weddings all around the world of course, and that's exactly what this couple - professional acrobats Cheetah Platt and Rhian Woodyard from Los Angeles - are doing. Once they got engaged last year, an epic trip spanning 83-days, and consisting of 38 weddings in different places, was planned. They arrived at their first wedding destination on Feb 8, 2015 and as of today, the two have already been married in India, Egypt, Ireland, and Thailand. Continue reading for lots more pictures and information.