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Nature Reclaim

When humans become extinct, nature will gradually reclaim what is theirs. As you've seen in many TV shows (Walking Dead, etc.) and movies (I Am Legend, etc.), many buildings would begin to crumble at a rapid pace without human maintenance or energy sources. Above, we have "The Old Piano Tree" in California. Continue reading for more stunning photographs that show nature reclaiming man-made objects.

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John Malkovich

Photographer Sandro Miller wanted to pay tribute to those who had inspired him. So, he called upon friend and famed actor John Malkovich to help him. This series, titled "Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters", recreates each frame faithfully capturing the original image's lighting, mood, and composition. Above, we have Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother", originall shot in Nipomo, California (1936). Continue reading for more.

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California Drought Before After

The US southwest is experiencing a severe drought for a third straight year, in which water levels in the area's lakes and reservoirs are reaching historic lows. Above, we see the full water levels at a section of Lake Oroville near the Bidwell Marina in California on July, 2011, but fast forward to August, 2014 and you see that it's currently at 32% of its total capacity. Continue reading for more captivating images that show how climate change (and deforestation) affect Earth.

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Grand Canyon Waterfall

Havasu Falls (above) is a waterfall of Havasu Creek, located in the Grand Canyon, Arizona. It is within Havasupai tribal lands. The falls are known for their natural pools, created by mineralization, although the configuration of the falls and the pools are damaged or destroyed repeatedly by large floods that wash through the area. A small man-made dam was once constructed to help restore the pools and to preserve what is left. High calcium carbonate concentration in the water creates the vivid blue-green color and forms the natural travertine dams that occur in various places near the falls. Continue reading for more.

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Miniature Photography

Zen Hoover, a 15-year-old Massachusetts-based artist, started taking pictures when he was just 8-years-old and, over the years, he has developed his skills to an impressively high level. He creates these imaginative miniature worlds by photographing regular-sized backgrounds and scenes and then shrinking his subjects down to appear miniature. To keep things looking consistent, Hoover tries to shoot everything in the same location but, or he matches lighting in post-editing as evenly as he can, sometimes drawing in shadows. Lastly, then digitally blends elements from multiple photographs together into a single, whimsical moment. Continue reading for more.

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Astronomy Award

As some know, many of the sun's features only become apparent during a total eclipse, when the Moon blocks the dazzlingly bright star from our view. This image by Tun Tezel depicts the sun's atmosphere as a diffuse white haze, and further in the sun's atmosphere appears in the red light of hydrogen. This photo captured the moment when a tiny part of the sun's disc shone out between the mountains on the edge of the moon's disc, creating a dazzling effect known as the "diamond ring." Continue reading for more.

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Ninja Cat

It was not until the 15th century that spies were specially trained for their purpose. It was around this time that the word shinobi appeared to define and clearly identify ninja as a secretive group of agents. The ninja were stealth soldiers and mercenaries hired mostly by daimyos. Their primary roles were those of espionage and sabotage, although assassinations were also attributed to ninja. In battle, the ninja could also be used to cause confusion amongst the enemy. Cats just might be ninjas of the animal world, and these images show why. Continue reading for more.

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School Meal

As many already know, trends, nutritional values and economics have influenced menus. Marketing and a push for healthier meals are two major factors which have influenced school meals around the world in the past decade. In recent years, some schools have served breakfasts in the morning before school starts. Only Sweden, Finland, the Czech Republic and Estonia provide free school meals to all pupils in compulsory education regardless of their ability to pay. Continue reading to see a few school meals from around the world.

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4K iPhone Camera

Vizzywig 4K app is made for those with more money than sense, as just tacking on a few hundred more dollars will get you a Panasonic Lumix GH4. This software claims that it's the "world's first mobile app that lets you capture, edit, and distribute 4K video." This is possible because instead of capturing video normally, it does so by shooting 4K-resolution photographs at a rate of 24 photos a second while recording synced audio on the side. iTunes Page. Continue reading for a actual 4K test footage shot with an iPhone and the app.

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Up Close Animal Eyes

Photo credit: Suren Manveylan

Photographer Suren Manevlyan unveils his newest macro eye close-ups in a photo series titled "Animal eyes 3." In addition to photography, Manvlyan is also teaching physics, mathematics, projective geometry and astronomy at the Yerevan Waldorf School for the last decade. From 1997 to 2011, he served as a scientific researcher at the Institute for Physical Research of National Academy of Sciences. Continue reading to see more of his latest work.

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