Category Archives: Stories Behind the Photographs

Secret Worlds Inside Wooden Rings By Secret Wood

No matter how much jewelry you own, chances are that you don’t own anything quite like this. “What’s so special about these rings?” I hear you cry. Well, the answer is simple. These rings aren’t normal rings. These rings contain secret worlds. These otherworldly rings are the creation of Canadian jewelry maker Secret Wood. They’re…
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Realistic Porcelain Dolls By Marina Bychkova

Dolls might be seen as toys, but in the right hands they can become enchanting art. Russian jeweler artist and designer Marina Bychkova, who lives in Canada, creates stunning one-of-a-kind ball-jointed realistic porcelain dolls for adults. Marina says that her calling for creating dolls became evident back when she was only 6. She couldn't stand…
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The World’s Deadliest Hike – Mountain Huashan

As wonderful as Chinese tea is, it is definitely not something you’d closely associate with exhilaration, adrenaline and the fear of death. Mountain Huashan in China, however, manages to bring all of these things together by featuring a death-defying cliff-side mountain climb that brings daring visitors to a tea house 2,160 m (7,087 ft) up…
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The Power of Nature – 7 Epic Displays Of Lightning

With the magic of photography, what was once condensed to a mere fraction of a moment can now be frozen in time. The short instance a lighting bolt has for a life span, can now be witnessed in all it’s Epic Glory. Here are 7 EPIC displays of Lightning: 1. Eyjafjallajokull Volcano Iceland On a…
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POUNCE – Photo Book of Jumping Kittens

The last time we saw photographer Seth Casteel, he was capturing the whimsical portraits of underwater babies and underwater canines. Not only did his work go viral, the resulting photo books solidified him as a New York Times' bestselling author. Now Casteel is back at it again. In his latest photo book, "Pounce," he's moved…
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Melanesians – The Blonde Afros from Solomon Islands

About a quarter of the Melanesian population in the Solomon Islands archipelago has an extremely unusual trait – dark skin with blond hair. The archipelago, located east of Papa New Guinea in Oceania, consists of a thousand islands inhabited by over half a million Melanesians. Melanesians have the darkest skin in the world outside of…
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Soulful Portraits Of Dogs In Austrian Wilderness

Hailing from the small town of Tauplitz, Austria, Anne Geier has the beautiful gift of capturing mesmerizing, soulful portraits of her furry, 4-legged subjects. With a degree in sustainable urban and regional development, Anne spends every free minute exploring her 2 passions – animals and photography, with magical results. She strives to capture the individual…
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Top 10 Most Famous Horses In The History

Humans domesticated horses somewhere around 3000 B.C., and since that time the horse has been one of our closest allies in work, war, travel and entertainment. Over these many thousands of years and millions of equines living alongside us, there have been quite a few standouts. Be it their speed, strength, smarts or simply their…
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11 Amazing Hyperrealist Artists

Although sometimes art is meant to stress its detachment from the reality, hyperrealism practically erases this line. Pictures created by hyperrealist artists, will look no different from a high resolution picture, making it hard to believe this was created using such regular tools as pencils or ballpoint pens. Hyperrealistic images are typically 10 to 20…
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Somewhere Over The…. Hmm… Moonbow?

A moonbow (also known as a lunar rainbow or white rainbow), is a rainbow produced by moonlight rather than sunlight. Other than the difference in light source, its formation is exactly the same as for a solar rainbow: It is caused by the refraction of light in many water droplets, such as a rain shower…
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Vietnamese Artist Carves Portraits and Landscapes on Delicate Eggshells

Vietnamese Artist Carves Portraits and Landscapes on Delicate Eggshells Vietnamese artist Ben Tre uses his steady hands and a tiny dentist’s drill to carve detailed portraits and traditional landscapes on chicken eggshells. The exquisite artworks can be mounted on an LED-illuminated base and used as artistic lamps. Ben Tre says he only started carving eggshells…
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Magical Paths Begging To Be Walked

28 Magical Paths Begging To Be Walked Roads and paths pervade our literature, poetry, artwork, linguistic expressions and music. Even photographers can’t keep their eyes (and lenses) off of a beautiful road or path, which is why we collected this list of 28 amazing photos of paths. Paths like these have a powerful grip on…
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Heartstopping Photos Taken From the Top of The Golden Gate Bridge

Heartstopping Photos Taken From the Top of The Golden Gate Bridge The most amazing photos of  The Golden Gate Bridge and the water underneath ever taken. You know all those crazy selfies we see made from top of buildings and other incredible places on which life keeps happening on the edge? Do you wonder who these people…
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8 Breathtaking Garden Mazes

What do you picture when you think of a hedge maze? Lovely ladies strolling through fastidiously trimmed hedgerows in the countryside? Or an extended panic attack? Whatever you imagine, a journey through one of these giant interactive puzzles can be both relaxing but also confusing. It depends on how you feel about dead ends, wrong…
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Las Pozas – Surrealist Garden in a Mexican Jungle

Located in the jungles of Mexico, Las Pozas is a Surrealist’s dream come true. Part Eden, sculpture garden, secret city, and something else entirely, the "Pools" were created by Edward James, an eccentric British aristocrat, poet, and patron of Surrealist art. James discovered Xilitla, a mountainous town seven hours north of Mexico City, in 1945…
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Leftover Straw Makes For Awesome Art

Leftover Straw Makes For Awesome Art What a way to end a season. Each year on the last day of August, Japan’s Niigata Prefecture celebrates the end of the rice harvest in a rather elaborate (yet resourceful) fashion: creating rice straw sculptures. Known as the Wara Art Festival, artists across the area transform the prefecture’s…
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