Winter is cold while winter is pretty, especially when the world is covered by ice and snow. There are many breathtaking winter photography we featured before, while those frozen lighthouses are at the top of list. These almost haunting images were captured by American photographer Thomas Zakowski on a trip to two cities in Michigan after a storm battered the state. Standing in temperatures well below freezing, the 30ft structures have been transformed into giant icicles. The whole scene looks like so unreal, like something would only happen in magic movie. Unbelievably gorgeous!
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It is said sometimes, science is only one step away from art. Today’s topic, Radiation physicist Arie van’t Riet just proves above statement again. As a registered medical physicist, he learned the possibility of creating amazing photos with x-rays at the hospital. He started with a bouquet of tulips. Then he digitizes, inverts and then selectively colorize the image in Photoshop. The result is stunning and he was told that is Art. Since that, Arie begins his journey to becoming an artist. He began to X-ray all sorts of atypical subjects — flowers, plants, bugs, snails, lizards — seduced by the challenge of recreating natural scenes. Let’s take a look at those amazing X-RAY Photography of Nature and enjoy Arie van’t Riet’s talk on TEDxGroningen.
Due to the many changes in temperature and humidity the crystal experiences during its fall to earth, snowflakes form in a wide variety of intricate shapes. It is very unlikely for any two randomly selected snowflakes to appear exactly alike even though we probably can’t tell with our bare eyes. That is the reason many people are crazy about photographing snowflakes – collecting as many shapes as possible. Apparently, Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov is one of them who devotes himself capturing the unique beauty of the delicate, icy crystals. In order to get clear shots of those intricate geometric shapes, Kljatov has to fall to the ground during a snowstorm and carefully isolates single snowflakes. Take a look at Kljatov’s collection, these intricately formed shapes are a stunning display of nature at its best.
Grüner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria, surrounded by the Hochschwab mountains and forests. Its beautiful emerald-green water mainly comes from the snow-melt from the karst mountains, which makes its depth fluctuates throughout the year. In winter time, the lake is only 1-2 deep and the surrounding area is used as a county park. However, when temperature rises and the snow melts, its water grows and reach its fullest depth of around 12 m from mid-May to June. At that time, its surrounding park is completely submerged in it and make the place heaven for diver. Bridge, bench, lane, how amazing it is to explore a park underwater! It must be really spectacular experience. Let’s take some enchanting images by photographer and diving enthusiast Marc Henauer who wants to share his firsthand divers journeying through the underwater park.