Dronestagr.am teamed up with National Geographic France to host the first International Drone Photography Competition in the world. Believe it or not, the above shot of San Luis Potosi in Mexico, as well as the others you're about to see, were all captured by drones. If you're interested in getting into this hobby and have (or are planning to get) a GoPro, make sure to pick up the DJI Phantom Aerial Drone Quadcopter. Continue reading for more.
Rocky Mountain National Park, located in the north-central region of the U.S. state of Colorado, features majestic mountain views, mountain lakes, a variety of wildlife, varied climates and environments - from wooded forests to mountain tundra - and easy access to back-country trails and campsites. Plus, it's a great place for geeks to go stargazing at night, especially during the summer. Simply bring a comfortable chair, along with a telescope if you want an up-close look, and you'll be set to take everything in. Continue reading for more.
Photographer Maria Sharp knew that her best friend of 16-years, Chubby, was about to leave this world, she decided to pay tribute to all the good times they've had together with a heartwarming shoot. So, she began by digging up old photos, starting with one when she was just 7-years-old, which is also the start of her passion for photography. Though her companion passed away soon after the photoshoot, she was happy to capture some moments that will last forever. Continue reading to see more.
It all began in 1988, before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Gunther Holtorf and his wife Christine decided to start a road trip that would span 26 years, 177 countries, and nearly 550,000 miles (885,139 km). They originally wanted to spend 18-months touring the African countryside in their Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon named "Otto," but one thing lead to another, and the rest is history. For over two decades, the couple lived out of their G-Wagon across the sand dunes of the Sahara, rural villages in Kenya, the streets of Paris, ancient Buddhist temples, war zones in Iraq, and even the normally forbidden nation of North Korea. They slept in hammocks or in their trusty vehicle and to keep costs low, they cooked local food on a portable gas cooker. Christine passed away in 2010, but Gunther kept traveling on her behalf, visiting even more countries with a photo of his late wife hanging from his rear view mirror. Gunther's long journey recently drew to a close, as he finally returned home to Berlin for good. Believe it or not, "Otto" never broke down even once during the magical road trip. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Mortiz Muller, a kid with lots of magic.
The paparazzi loves capturing celebrities at the worst times, just to stir up some drama for tabloids and magazines, but these rarely seen photographs show that outside of all the craziness, many still lead quite normal leaves that don't involve partying every second. Here we have Elijah Wood and Macaulay Culkin during happier times, possibly during a filming break. Continue reading for more.
Sometimes, all humans need is a hug to feel better, and the same can be said for the animal kingdom. Whether it be cats, koalas, foxes, or even kangaroos, these animals are just like us. When we embrace someone, oxytocin (also known as "the cuddle hormone") is released, making us feel all warm and tingly inside. This chemical has also been linked to social bonding. Continue reading for more images.
Photographer and father Adrian Murray made it a goal to capture his children's beautiful childhood moments through his lens following a health scare involving his 10-month-old son. These fairytale-like portraits aim to tell a story about childhood that we can all relate to. Fortunately, as of today, his son Emerson is doing perfectly fine and even has even a little brother now. All of these images were shot with a Canon 6D DSLR and then edited in Adobe Lightroom. Continue reading for more images and information.
Pig Island is an uninhabited island (or cay) located in Exuma, the Bahamas, and known for being populated by many swimming feral pigs. The pigs are said to have been dropped off on Big Major Cay by a group of sailors who wanted to come back and cook them. The sailors, though, never returned; the pigs survived on excess food dumped from passing ships. Others suggest that the pigs were part of a business scheme to attract tourists to the Bahamas. The pigs are now fed by locals and tourists and the island is unofficially known as Pig Beach by the locals. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of
Cave of the Crystals in Mexico is extremely hot with air temperatures reaching up to 58 °C (136 °F) with 90 to 99 percent humidity. The cave is relatively unexplored due to these factors. Without proper protection people can only endure approximately ten minutes of exposure at a time. A group of scientists known as the Naica Project have been heavily involved in researching these caverns. Continue reading for more mind-blowing natural caves you can actually visit.
Breakfast may very well be the most important meal of the day, but many either forget or just don't have the time, to make a hearty and nutritious meal, opting for fat / sugar filled foods (cereal, donuts etc.). This lead photographer Hannah Whitaker to travel around the world for her photo series "What do kids in other countries eat for breakfast?" While some of these meals might appear strange to some, foods, such as rice, fish, etc., are staples for kids in other countries. Continue reading for more.