We all know some birds eat fishes, but how many of us see the scenes of they catching fishes? Photographer Salah Baazizi give us this chance by taking close-up photos of birds plucking fish from the waters around Bolsa Chica in southern California. These super clean shots of terns, herons, and cormorants give the illusion Baazizi is sitting just inches away and having his camera down birds’ beaks. However, he actually uses a 400mm super telephoto lens and positions himself at great distances to get these photos. Even though, to catch photos like these, the patience and skill needed are still beyond imagination. If you want to see more of Baazizi’s wildlife photos, head over to his 500px page.
Studio dance photographer Alexander Yakovlev creates stunning portraits of professional dancers to reveal the elegance or their bodily movement with the help of airborne flour. With the help of flour, the portrait clearly demonstrates the beauty of both dance and the powerful human body. Besides utilizing this powdery element, Yakovlev has also created a portfolio that allows black and white to meet color, ballet to meet break dance, and stationary poses to meet energetic, mid-air freeze frames. See more of Yakovlev’s works on 500px.
These are not some Photoshoped work. These are three months of work for photographer Thomas Herbrich who snapped some 100,000 individual photographs of smoke, looking for unexpected anamalies and fortuitous coincidences where familiar shapes emerged. It is interesting to see how the brain tries to create order out of chaos, try to find familiar patterns such as faces, hands, spine or scrolls of paper out of those random images. After carefully sifting through each image Herbrich selected 20 final shots for this series, aptly titled, Smoke. Here are some of our favorite, click here to see the whole collection.
These gorgeous ice crystals inside frozen bubble is created by Hope Carter on her front porch or back deck. To create it, Carter need to wait for right conditions: 10-15 degrees Fahrenheit and no wind, and then she’ll blow a bubble. As she told us, “The ice crystals start forming immediately after the bubble is blown. You must get back to your camera and focus in on where the crystals start forming in the bubble. Typically, this all happens anywhere from 30 seconds to two minutes before the entire bubble is frozen over. Temperature is the ultimate determining factor – the colder it is, the faster the process.”