Finalists Of The 2014 Wildlife Photographer Of The Year


Now in its 50th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition provides a global showcase of the very best nature photography. The competition is co-owned by two UK institutions that pride themselves on revealing and championing the diversity of life on Earth – the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide.There is a major exhibition at the Natural History Museum that tours worldwide throughout the year. The winning images appear on this website, in BBC Wildlife Magazine and publications worldwide. As a result, the photographs are now seen by millions.

Find out about the Museum: visit www.nhm.ac.uk

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‘Diamonds’ by Malgorzata Ksiazkiewicz

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Amazing macro-photography of individual snowflakes [10 Pictures]


Photographer Alexey Kljatov takes incredible close-up photos of snowflakes in his backyard in Moscow.

“I capture snowflakes on the open balcony of my house, mostly on glass surface, lighted by an LED flashlight from the opposite side of the glass, and sometimes in natural light, using dark woolen fabrics as background.”
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PENCIL SKETCHES – Amazing work of art


Absolutely AMAZING!

Most of these drawings by Ramon Bruin seem relatively simple, but at the same time, because of their shadows and some intriguingly placed real-life props in the photographs, the sketched images appear to be almost magically leaving the bounds of the paper they’re drawn on…

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One man, 100,000 toothpicks, and 35 years: An incredible kinetic sculpture of San Francisco


One man, 100,000 toothpicks, and 35 years: An incredible kinetic sculpture of San Francisco wood toothpicks sculpture San Francisco multiples
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You need to watch the video at the end of this post!  This is CRAZY AMAZING ART that moves!

Scott Weaver’s amazing piece, made with over 100,000 toothpicks over the course of 35 years, is a depiction of San Francisco, with multiple ball runs that allow you to go on “tours” of different parts of the city. It will be on display in the Tinkering Studio until June 19th!

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The Street Art of Kenny Random [21 pics]


SOURCE:  TWISTED SIFTER

Kenny Random is a street artist hailing from Padova, Italy. Beyond that there is not much information on the artist aside from his fantastic artwork that can be seen on his personal website and Facebook. His older work primarily centers around a silhouetted man and his cat. They can be spotted roaming the city, injecting colour and traipsing over poorly scrawled graffiti.

In his newer work, Kenny incorporates cartoon characters. As he explains to My Modern Met:

“I like playing with fantasy and reality, so I try and find the best location to give more power to all the cartoon characters. Cartoons are very powerful on paper, but on the street they become part of real life; the right place can give them an amazing power!”

Kenny Random: Website | Facebook | Gallery

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