Newsflash, relax, it's just a pile o' birds. This award-winning image by photographer Jose Luis Rodriguez depicts the European Bee-Eaters in a little cuddle formation. While they are found mainly in Northwest Europe, they holiday in Africa, Sri Lanka and India, subject to timeshare availability.
Kyle Thompson has made a name for himself with his surrealist self-portraits. Thompson puts himself in harm's way for the sake of his art, but his risks have paid off. His work demonstrates the technique and skills of an artist far beyond his years. He even manages to make suburban Illinois look awesome - now that's talent. Check out our interview with Mr. Thompson below.
The cultures of Sweden and Mexico are worlds apart and yet the fact Swedish fashion mag DV Mode recently paid homage to Mexican Artist Frida Kahlo shows just how globally significant her self-portraits were. Photographer Fredrik Wannerstedt uses extravagent floral head-dresses, silky long gowns and stylized shadows to try recreate the look of those personal, moving paintings. Let's hope the parrot wasn't too much of a diva.
From the photographer: "Snow flakes like this only appear when the temperature is about -5ºC; too warm and they'll be big, but not symmetrical, and will melt quickly; too cold and they'll be symmetrical, but really small and not very interesting. This is taken on a mohair scarf, with natural light, at f9.5, and 1 second."
Here's another romantic timelapse, this one of the French Alps at night, shot by photographer Matthew Vandeputte with the Canon 600D. Mr. Vandeputte requests that you watch the timelapse in fullscreen HD.
When you think of the love affair between Europeans and good food, you don't picture this. Barcelona-based designers Ana Dominguez and Omar Sosa must have been pretty bored at a family dinner when they came up with this - yes - bread towers. I'm not sure if their intention was to give viewers the gift of instant hunger with these marveling sculptures but if so, it's worked on me. This series of physics-defying photos are a food network show's dream - and a glimpse of what you too could have achieved if you'd ignored your mother's warnings to not play with your food.
Admit it. As much as you love your DSLR - Canon, Nikon, what have you - you have left it at home on many occasions based on its bulky size and heavy demeanor. Taking such factors into account, industrial designer Andre Pokhodzey has designed the IO camera, which is able to fit most modern lenses and be completely flexible. So when it comes to cameras, perhaps specs shouldn't overshadow style - and size does matter.
Alejandro Ferrer Ruiz is a Spanish artist who specializes in macrophotography, giving you a new perspective on the world. His current muse seems to be the ladybug, whose love of flowers makes for some really beautiful images. Even if you hate all bugs and creatures with more than four legs, you might squeal at these cute little strawberry–monsters.