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Interesting Photo of the Day: A Speedy Snail

Interesting Photo of the Day: A Speedy Snail

Snails are so slow they’ve become a metaphor for lack of speed. “At a snail’s pace”, “snail mail”—none of these are complimentary. That’s what makes Manuel Cafini‘s shot of a snail zooming along in an isolated black abyss so profoundly perplexing: It’s a bit of a mystery how the enigmatic Cafini shot this one. It’s […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: A Tiny Tidal Wave

Interesting Photo of the Day: A Tiny Tidal Wave

Some photographers risk their lives for a shot. Jack Cohen risked his camera. Holding it out sans waterproof housing toward an approaching wave (dangerous move, Jack!), the American photographer managed to walk away with a miraculously dry camera and this fun play on perspective: Cohen came out lucky this time by sparing his Nikon D300s, with speedy hands […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Falling Earth

Interesting Photo of the Day: Falling Earth

“We must take care of the world we live on.” That’s what Markus Reugels, a German micro-image and liquids photographer, said of this remarkable shot, in which he captured the whole world in a single drop of water: The shot may look simple, but it’s the product of an intensely complex photo shoot. Reugels spends hours on […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Italian Dolomites Through the Fog

Interesting Photo of the Day: Italian Dolomites Through the Fog

German landscape photographer Andreas Wonisch hiked up to the Italian Dolomites with six other photographers. But they’d grossly underestimated the trek: the nearest accommodation was a kilometer away and up a steep trail. In order to catch a sunrise shot, the group needed to hike up for longer than an hour through pitch-black midnight with all their gear. Of […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: A Dazzling Iranian Mosque

Interesting Photo of the Day: A Dazzling Iranian Mosque

At mid-morning, the Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, a.k.a. the Pink Mosque, in Shiraz, Iran, fills with sunlight. The stained-glass windows pour a symmetrical stream of psychedelic colors onto the intricate carpeting, making this 126-year-old mosque perhaps more colorful than any other in the world: This photo was created by Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji, a northern Iranian photographer […]

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The History of Photography in 5 Minutes

The History of Photography in 5 Minutes

It seems like every few weeks, a new YouTube video or infographic comes out explaining the history of photography. But this latest one is pretty good—it’s a quick five-minute explainer that doesn’t skim over any key landmarks, dating back from the B.C. era, and offers interesting little-known factoids along the way. Check it out: The […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: 77 Stacked Photos of Stars and Cars

Interesting Photo of the Day: 77 Stacked Photos of Stars and Cars

We often try to control everything in our images, but it doesn’t always work out. That doesn’t mean the shot always fails, though—sometimes those surprises can lead to nicer, more unique images. Check out this one, comprised of 77 30-second exposures stacked on top of each other: Andrew P. Foote snapped this composite shot along a busy road. He removed […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Double Exposure of Man in Nature

Interesting Photo of the Day: Double Exposure of Man in Nature

Is this photo double exposure? Technically, the term is reserved for when an analogue camera opens its shutter twice over the same slide of film, superimposing one image atop another. Some debate the issue feverishly, with critics complaining that when the images is a Photoshopped composite, it isn’t true double exposure. Others shrug that this […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Italy’s Mystical Dolomites

Interesting Photo of the Day: Italy’s Mystical Dolomites

The Dolomites, found in Italy’s northern Alps, are 18 mind-boggling peaks of vertical rock walls, steeples, densely packed valleys and hidden fossils that evidence Mesozoic systems from 250 million years ago, protected by the UNESCO World Heritage Convention. Prone to landslides and floods, the Dolomites are no strangers to tempestuous weather; with a little patience, […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Into the Valley of Fog

Interesting Photo of the Day: Into the Valley of Fog

Sometimes, the most fortuitous shots come from the most annoying trips. Take Elia Locardi‘s example from Greece a few years back; the travel photographer waited for hours in a foggy Meteora, a sacred site in Greek Orthodoxy, to snap a photo of the famous sandstone pillars and gorgeous natural scenery. But the fog wouldn’t quit, even after Locardi […]

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