Photographer Kilian Schonberger unveils the latest photos in his "Brothers Grimm's Wanderings" series. These stunning shots take us throughout Central Europe, evoking the quiet mood of those classic fairytales. Though colorblind, Schonberger focuses on shapes, patterns, and forms to create a story. He says: "I think there is a deep longing for tranquil naturalness among people in our techonology-driven environment. Therefore I don't want to show just potrayals of natural scenes - I want to create visually accessible places where the visitor can virtually put his mind at rest and make up his own stories. Possibly this is the real benefit of my work: Resting places for the eyes in an visually overstimulated world." Continue reading for more images.
Soap bubbles are nothing new, but when they're made in freezing cold weather, breathtaking crystals of ice form on their surface; "starting at the bottom and expanding upwards until the entire bubble is covered. Each bubble and pattern created is unique making for some terrific photo opportunities," says Twisted Sifter. Artist and photographer Cheryl Johnson has been capturing this phenomena with different-sized bubbles. Continue reading for more.
You may have seen a few of these optical illusions before, but we've rounded up five of the best two-face head shots for your viewing enjoyment. If you cover the nose and then ear, the images just might boggle your mind. Unfortunately (or fortunately), these are not real photos, but rather Photoshop manipulations. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the top five viral videos for today.
Some kids are spitting images of their parents, like the father (right) and daughter (left) above. Every cell in an individual's body contains two copies of each gene. This is due to the fact that both mother and father contribute a copy at the time of conception. This original genetic material is copied each time a cell divides so that all cells contain the same DNA. Genes store the information needed for the cell to assemble proteins, which eventually yield specific physical traits. Continue reading for more.
Iceland-based photographer Julian Ratel has seen the many ice cave images floating around on the internet, but he wanted to experience their majesty in real-life. He finally got the chance to go this winter into the south Iceland area of the Vatnajokull glacier, and he brought along a "real specialist of this kind of environment" as well. Continue reading for more pictures.
Photographer Alex Cornell managed to captured these mind-boggling pictures of a flipped iceberg during an expedition to Antarctica last month. The translucent blue underside, completely free of snow and debris, is majestic to say the least. Science World says that almost 90% of an iceberg is beneath the surface, making flips extremely rare. Blue icebergs develop from older, deep glaciers which have undergone tremendous pressure experienced for hundreds of years. The process releases and eliminates air that was originally caught in the ice by falling snow. Therefore, icebergs that have been formed from older glaciers have little internal air or reflective surfaces. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to see the top five viral videos of the day.
Photography can be used to capture all kinds of moments, including weddings, and that's why The International Society Of Professional Wedding Photographers holds an annual competition showcasing the best of the best. Here's what makes wedding photography challenging, according to ISPWP's website: "You have to get it right the first time, every time. You have to be a master of the craft and know your gear so well that you can make adjustments on the fly, without thinking or hesitating. And you have to do it for 8, 10, or 12 hours in close quarters with clients who have put their trust in you to get it right." Above, we have Nathan Welton's beautiful shot which took home 1st place in the Pure Art category, captured in Denver, Colorado during spring 2014. Continue reading for more.
Owning a Canon EOS 6D alone won't make you a professional photographer, but that's the DSLR of choice for Martin Pfister, when it comes to capturing mushrooms in other worldly fashion. He uses tiny LED bulbs to illuminate them from behind, which gives them a magical glow to say the least. One a side note, did you know that ome of the oldest living mushroom colonies are fairy rings growing around the famous Stonehenge ruins in England? That's right, the rings are so large that they can even be seen from planes. Continue reading to see more.
These aren't paintings, just real-life rainbow mountains situated at the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in China. The many different-colored layers of sandstone and minerals that you see were pressed together over 24-million years and then buckled up by tectonic plates. The result, similar to a layer cake, is connected to the action of the same tectonic plates responsible for creating parts of the Himalayan mountains. Wind, rain, and time then sculpted extraordinary shapes, including towers, pillars, and ravines, with varying colors, patterns, and sizes. Continue reading for more images, information, and a bonus video.
Naptime with Theo and Beau became an instant hit online when the images began making the social media rounds last year. Now, the napping duo has become a trio with their new baby sister named Evangeline (nicknamed Evvie). She may be younger than her brother and dog, but from the looks of things she has the whole napping game down to a tee. Their mother, Jessica Shyba, currently runs a blog called Mommas Gone City and will be releasing a book with a compilation of these images soon - product page. Continue reading to see all the new images.