Watch champion surfer Kelly Slater unveil the most powerful artificial wave ever created

December 30th, 2015|

If you’ve ever tried to surf, you know full well how exhilarating and challenging of an endeavor it can be. It may look easy enough on YouTube, but when you’re out there on the water, learning how to catch and ride even a small wave takes a whole lot of practice.

Unfortunately, practice doesn’t come easy if […]

A green plot of zinnias is growing inside International Space Station.

December 26th, 2015|

It’s starting to look a lot like springtime on the International Space Station. There’s a small garden of zinnia plants spreading their green leaves inside the VEG-01 mini-greenhouse, way up in orbit around Earth.

Astronauts don’t get a lot of access to fresh, green things. Mostly they get mushed-up spinach in a bag. The VEG-01 module […]

A cup of hot tea thrown at freezing temperature.

December 24th, 2015|

Is he trying to get impaled by an icicle?

The image of emotions and feelings

May 21st, 2015|

It can be difficult to verbalize what it’s like to experience mental illness, so photographer Katie Crawford decided to show people instead of tell them.

In a stunning self-portrait series titled “My Anxious Heart,” Crawford captures how it feels to suffer from generalized anxiety disorder and depression — two conditions she has personally dealt with since […]

First 21 days of a bee’s life in 60 Seconds

May 20th, 2015|

In an attempt to better understand exactly what happens as a bee grows from an egg into an adult insect, photographer Anand Varma teamed up with the bee lab at UC Davis to film the first three weeks of a bee’s life in unprecedented detail, all condensed into a 60-second clip.

Birds plumage patterns and colors

May 14th, 2015|

Photographer Thomas Lohr is known mostly for his high-profile fashion shoots for clients like Vogue, Le Monde d’Hermès, and i-D, but somewhere in his grueling shooting schedule he still finds time for personal projects, the most recent of which is a collection of bird plumage photos gathered into a limited edition book titled Birds.

Lohr wanted […]

Behold the rare beauty of the underside of an iceberg

May 14th, 2015|

A rare sighting of an upside-down iceberg has been captured on camera by filmmaker Alex Cornell, revealing a striking deep blue underbelly that once resided beneath Antarctica’s frigid waters.

The vitreous blue-green gleam is the handiwork of decades of pressure that squeezed out the tiny air pockets that buffer the crystals. Ice that dense absorbs bits of […]

Hubble celebrates 25 years of unveiling the universe

April 24th, 2015|

In honor of the Hubble Space Telescope’s 25th anniversary on Friday, NASA representatives on Thursday unveiled an official celebratory image.

The image captures a section of Gum 29, a region of vigorous star birth around 20,000 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Carina. The glittering cluster you see is called Westerlund 2, and it’s made […]

Amazing display of volcano eruption in Chile

April 23rd, 2015|

Calbuco, a 2,000m (6,572ft) volcano in Chile, has erupted twice in the past day, sending emergency services (and photographers) into overdrive. The eruption has prompted the evacuation of roughly 4,000 citizens from nearby cities and villages, and the Argentinian authorities have warned their citizens about volcanic ash as well.

 

Lace Patterns Delicately Cut from Industrial Steel Objects

April 16th, 2015|

Cal Lane works in a series of “Industrial Dollies”, producing works that use contradiction to create an empathetic form. Lane imparts highly industrial materials with touches of delicacy, adding filigree to car parts, oil tanks, and shovels with a blowtorch. Her chosen patterns also exist on another level, their compositions inspired by those used in […]