Bry Voydatch is a Lord of the Rings series fan who didn't quite get the chance to actually star in the movies, but decided to do the next best thing...visit the real-life filming locations. In the photo above, she was captured leaving The Shire In Hobbit's Hideaway, Wellington. "I recently spent a couple weeks traveling the North and South islands of New Zealand and I managed to hit almost every filming site from Lord of the Rings! Here are some shots that I was able to re-create or that lined up with scenes from the movies very nicely," said Bry. Continue reading for more pictures.
Brazil was recently hit with heavy rains and flooding, which caused the Rio da Prata and Olho D'Agua rivers to overflow into the surrounding rainforest. This created an underwater fantasyland at the Rio da Prata Ecological Preserve, complete with crystal clear water. A park guide said that this phenomenon is quite rare and that water levels returned to normal by the end of the day. Continue reading for a video showing how the preserve looks on a normal day and more information.
John Wilhelm is a married photographer from Switzerland with four wonderful children. Since photography has always been a big part of his life, he decided to combine his love of the art with family to create a series of surreal photo manipulations. "The importance of photography changed into joy when I was holding my first digital cam in my hands. The fire was sparked off and a long journey begun, a journey through lots of camera systems, techniques, experiences and finally software products. Feburary 2011, I decided to take a step across the border of plain photography. I entered the world of Photoshop and 3D-tools," said Wilhelm. Continue reading for more pictures.
David Nadlinger of the University of Oxford managed to win The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) national science photography competition with this entry, titled "Single Atom in an Ion Trap". What you're looking at above is a single atom captured between two metal electrodes placed 2mm apart using a Canon 5D Mark II DSLR, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 lens, extension tubes, and two flash units with color gels. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing what's actually inside an Apple HomePod.
If you follow the "hypebeast" movement - someone who collects the trendiest clothing and accessories - Supreme is an oft mentioned brand, but for super collectors who must have everything, this new pinball machine should be added to your shortlist. Supreme teamed up with Stern Pinball to create a custom machine that features the company's iconic branding, complete with interactive graphics and electronic light-up effects. How much will it set you back? Expect the limited edition item to cost upwards of $25,000. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.
In spring, summer and fall, Tokyo is normally a bustling city filled with neon lights, but when heavy snow starts falling, it transforms into a real-life anime film. "Tokyo saw its heaviest snow in 4 years on Jan 22, 2018, with authorities urging evening commuters to hurry home and prompting those behind the wheel to brace for traffic disruptions. I captured the sceneries of that snowy day. I visited some famous spots in Tokyo: Shibuya, Shinjuku, Asakusa (Senso-Ji Temple) and Tokyo Station," said Yuichi. Continue reading for more pictures.
Photographer Vladimir Migutin visited the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone with an infrared camera and managed to capture incredible photographs that appear to be from another world. "It's pretty hard to describe the overall atmosphere I experienced during this trip. Despite the events of 1986, the ruins, and the rust, I didn't have grim feelings while traveling there. On the contrary, it felt like I was in a 'kind of' paradise on a different planet," said Vladimir. Continue reading for more photos.
DJI is known for their amazing drones, and also their 2017 SkyPixel Photo Contest. Photographer Zar Yar Lin took home first place in the landscape category for the image above, titled "Sun's Up, Nets Out". "An Intha fisherman sets up his net to fish as he paddles his boat with a unique leg-rowing technique in Mayanmar's Inle Lake," said Lin. Continue reading for more award-winning photographs captured with drones.
Steven Alexander angered his wife by refusing to join her on Splash Mountain during a family vacation to Walt Disney World, thus this internet famous photo of his wife, Jordan - with her arms crossed, glaring at the camera - become an instant viral image. "She marched off towards the ride, alone, and when we made our way over, she got off the ride, handed me her phone, showed me the picture and said, 'I did this for you!' We both broke into laughter, hugged and made our way out of the park," said Steven. Continue reading for more interesting theme park ride pictures.
Sure, you could spend hours trying to get the perfect shot, but sometimes your imagination likes to run wild. Photographer Monica Carvalho specializes in creating surreal photo manipulations by combining several photos into one, like the duck swimming in a lake of trees above. "In my inspiration process, I try to find similarities between photos in terms of color, texture and shape. For example, two mountain peaks I shot in Greece reminded me of an upper lip; a path in Oxford had the same color as my skin; a pouch zip evoked eyelashes. Other times I also like playing with sizes - my miniature friends 'buried' in my hand; the Empire State Building turned into a giant candle," said Carvalho. Continue reading for more, including a bonus video.