Here's a mind-boggling picture of Danny MacAskill performing bike tricks during the solar eclipse at the Quirrang on the Isle of Skye, Scotland on March 20, 2015. This amazing shot was created by "friend and photographer Rutger Pauw who came up with the idea after seeing that one of the best views would be on the rider's home soil, where 98% of the sun was at one point obscured," according to Twisted Sifter. Continue reading for more.
At first glance, this looks like a surreal frozen landscape that was either computer-generated or made in a movie studio, but they're real ice formations captured by Alexey Trofimov at Lake Baikal in southern Siberia. According to Alex: "These unique frozen formations are in fact called ice hummocks. The knolls are created in part by pressure that develops gradually and unevenly in the layer of ice that covers Lake Baikal in winter. The physical make-up and temperature of the ice sheet then also become imbalanced, and hence the hummocks form and rise above the frozen surface." Continue reading for more picures.
Russia-based photographer Fox Grom has managed to capture what appears to be Siberian Huskies walking on water, but it's all just a clever illusion. You see, this particular lake is completely frozen over, except for a thin layer of melted ice up top. When the dogs realized this, they began playing around on the thawing lake, making it look like a giant mirror of sorts. Grom resides in the ultra chilly Kirovsk regoin in Murmansk Oblast, which is in the northern part of Russia. Nearly the entire area is north of the Arctic circle, which means that this probably isn't the first time the lake has frozen over. Continue reading for more pictures.
Jonty Hurwitz's sculptures are so small that they can fit on a single strand of human hair, or in other words, the size of an ant's head. He spent months working on the piece that you see above, but when the piece was taken to a photographer to have it captured under a microscope, destruction accidentally ensued via the lab technician's finger. He says: "The structure is created using a ground-breaking new 3D printing technology and a technique called Multiphoton Lithography." Continue reading for more.
Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) has captured the shock wave of an explosives test at their experimental proving ground, a piece of land that measures over 470 square kilometers."The photo gives an unusually clear look at the shock wave that accompanies the explosion, distorting the view around the fireball as it travels outward," says iO9. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a dog who just loves arguing with her owner.
Marc Szeglat, a videographer based in Germany, managed to capture video of an extremely rare volcanic lightning storm in the plume of highly active volcano Sakurajima, located on the Japanese island of Kyushu. A study in the journal Science indicated that electrical charges are generated when rock fragments, ash, and ice particles in a volcanic plume collide and produce static charges, just as ice particles collide in regular thunderstorms. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why you shouldn't skate home from the bar when drunk.
Levitation photography is nothing new, but Taiwanese-French-American photographer Mickael Jou's self-portraits have become internet hits. Based in Berlin, he has spent the past three years combining his two passions - photography and dance - by seemingly freezing himself in time. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Before the Segway, there was this nifty scooter in 1916. Retronaut says: "Lady Florence Norman, a suffragette, on her motor-scooter in 1916, travelling to work at offices in London where she was a supervisor. The scooter was a birthday present from her husband, the journalist and Liberal politician Sir Henry Norman." Continue reading for more rarely seen historical photographs.
Switzerland-based photographers Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger specialize in recreating some of the most iconic photos from the past two centuries, whether it be Stuart Franklin's Tiananmen or Marmaduke Wetherell's Nessie, Cortis and Sonderegger. These famous snapshots are built entirely using everyday materials like paper, cement, and model vehicles. They avoid choosing photos with human subjects in order to avoid having to construct realistic people, and stick with objects like tanks and buildings. Continue reading for more.
Another week, another round of interesting and geeky pictures you might have missed. Starting off, we have the Fukang Meteorite, which is purported to be 4.5-billion years old. It was unearthed by a hiker who had always wondered what the metal and crystals were on the giant rock he always had lunch on. So, he took a hammer, chisel and the rest is history. Since it was first discovered in 2000, the meteorite has been divided into dozens of thin slices and auctioned or distributed around the world, netting millions. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including a breathtaking Eagle Cam from the world's tallest building.