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I Create Photos With A Funny Twist Using Everyday Objects

Here are my 8 creative works where I use everyday objects in an unexpected way.

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My 18 Photos Show The Eerie Aftermath Of The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

It was March 11th, 2011 in the Fukushima Prefecture of Japan. The day an earthquake rocked, a tsunami engulfed, and a nuclear power plant went into meltdown.

I am an explorer of the abandoned world. I search for remnants of what we leave behind when we relegate things to decay. I have explored many locations with sad tales and dark histories. I experience a wide range of emotions when I explore forgotten places, as I attempt to document the forgotten world. I immerse myself in the story of each location, in an attempt to present photos with context. Sometimes this is a happy partnership, other times it may uncover a painful past.

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My Photos Of Blossoming Plums In Japan

My favorite plum tree.

I took a picture of a plum tree like it’s an impressionist painting.

Spring in Japan begins with the blooming of plum blossoms, and soon the cherry blossoms will bloom as well.

The photos were taken in a humorous way. I wrapped a food wrap around the lens and took some pictures!

It is called “Saran Wrap”&”Kure Wrap” in Japan.

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30 Beautiful Photos Capturing The Magical Bond Between Humans And Animals By Anastasiya Dobrovolskaya

There’s a special bond between humans and animals – and there’s hardly anyone out there who can capture it better than Russian photographer Anastasiya Dobrovolskaya. The photographer takes fairytale-like photos of humans posing with animals, and her work looks absolutely magical.

In a recent interview with Bored Panda, Anastasiya said she’s inspired by both people and animals. She says that the main goal of her work is to show their uniqueness, emphasizing their external and internal beauty and individuality. “I try to achieve this mainly by comparing their appearance. For example, I like to photograph people with albinism with white animals, redhead people with animals that have red fur, and so on,” explained the photographer.

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24 Photos Of Incredibly Intricate Treehouses Within Bonsai Trees By The Late Dave Creek

If you’ve never heard of Dave Creek, the brilliantly talented artist, chances are you know his work from Bob’s Burgers. Dave was the lead character designer who had been working on the hit cartoon series since day one. Tragically, on January 7, Dave died of sustained injuries from a skydiving accident, leaving his family, creative team, and fans shattered.

Dave not only designed your “favourite character on Bob’s at some point,” according to the cartoon director Simon Chong, but he also showed his exceptional talent for hand-creating bonsai tree houses.

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These 16 Award-Winning Photos Capture What It’s Really Like To Give Birth

     

Even though birth is something as natural as can be since we all wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for that, yet the topic is still quite a taboo. However, a resource for birth photographers named “Birth Becomes Her” tries to shine a light on the topic by holding an annual birth photography contest. The founders, Monet Moutrie and Jennifer Mason launched the contest back in 2016 after being convinced that birth photography is some of the most powerful documentary photography in our world and this incredible birth photography work deserves to be showcased. “We hope that these images help dispel fear,” Mason added. Even though their general idea was to highlight breastfeeding photos during World Breastfeeding Week back in 2016, they evolved it into a labor contest after that. Even though they only had a couple hundred submissions in the first year, the contest grew and received well over 1,200 submissions from all over the world this year.

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30 Photos Showing How Terrifying The Recent Volcanic Eruption In The Philippines Looks

Looks like Mother Nature has been truly relentless in recent months. As if the Australian bushfires weren’t enough, the Philippines have also been hit by a natural disaster. On the 12th of January, the Taal Volcano, located on the island of Luzon, erupted, launching a cloud of ash and steam miles into the air. This prompted the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) to escalate the Alert Level from 2 to 4.

The towns of Balete, San Nicolas and Talisay in Batangas, as well as smaller towns on the shores of Taal Lake, were evacuated in fears of an explosive eruption that might occur within days. A recently issued situation report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimates that around 459,300 people are within the 14 km danger zone.

Words can hardly describe what Filipinos are currently going through, however, people managed to capture some terrifying photos of the recently erupted Taal volcano – check them out below.

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These 24 Breathtaking Photos From Harbin Snow And Ice Festival Will Make You Wanderlust

If you think you know how a winter wonderland looks, we invite you to think again. Even though your image may be filled more with fairy-lights, Christmas-trees and cinnamony smells as most of us probably associate the season with Christmas celebrations, these pictures from the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival will offer quite a different but no less fascinating perspective on what a winter wonderland can be.
This festival is an annual event taking place in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China and is currently the largest snow and ice festival in the world. Its history started in 1999 when the first Ice and Snow World was opened to the public in December. At first, the participants were almost all Chinese, however, it kept growing and growing until it was decided to make it an international festival and competition. Take a look at the wonders that these ice-sculptors came up with!

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27 Photos That Will Make You Understand Earth’s Place In The Universe

We are so entrenched in the bubbles of our social lives that sometimes we forget how insignificant some of the things are when put against the whole image. And while for some people this realization might be comforting, that a spilled coffee, a lost job or a loss of a relationship is just such a small fraction of things happening in the universe, for others the thought can be absolutely terrifying.

Why not take a closer look at what’s out there and compare how vast the surrounding universe is compared to our little green planet? See for yourself just how big Jupiter is compared to North America? Or how big our sun is compared to the largest observed star? Maybe you’ll have to stop for a second and re-evaluate how you perceive everything around you!

This is the Earth, a planet that we all currently live on

Image credits: NASA

And this is the solar system where our planet shares space with the other 7

Image credits: NASA

The solar system is fascinating, with a history of not much, not little, just 4.568 billion years! It consists of a single star (Sun, duh!), 8 planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars,
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune) and 3 universally accepted dwarf planets (Ceres, Pluto, Eris). Oh, and everything in between, such as moons and asteroids and such. The system mass of the solar system is 1.0014 solar masses (one solar mass is equal to approximately 2×1030 kg, do the calculations) and the majority of the system’s mass is in the Sun (99,86 %) with the remaining majority contained in Jupiter.

This is how far away (to scale) the Moon is from the Earth which doesn’t seem as much

Image credits: Nickshanks

However, you can fit every planet in the solar system in that gap. Quite cool, huh?

Image credits: reddit

Jupiter is our giant of the solar system. It is so big that the entire continent of North America looks like a green speck on it

Image credits: John Brady/Astronomy Central

Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system. Named after the Roman god of sky and lightning, Jupiter is a planet with a radius of 69,911 km (43,441 mi) and a surface area of 6.1419×1010 km2 (2.3714×1010 sq mi) which would be approximately 122 Earths. Now that’s impressive! Unlike planets like Earth and Mars (that have rocky, terrestrial terrains), Jupiter is a gas giant, meaning that it consists mainly of hydrogen and helium for which it is sometimes called a failed star (because they contain the same basic elements of a star). When compared to the sun, the planet seems like a meek little bubble as its mass is only one-thousandth that of the Sun, however, if you combined the masses of the remaining solar system planets, Jupiter would still be two-and-a-half times bigger.

Another big body is Saturn. Here you can see how big it is compared to Earth (or 6 of them)

Image credits: John Brady/Astronomy Central

If Saturn’s rings were placed around Earth, here’s how they would look

Image credits: Ron Miller

Our observation of other objects in the universe have improved quite a bit, and these images of Pluto are a good example

Image credits: NASA

Ah, the heartbreak of a century, first called a planet and then being stripped of the title and reclassified as a dwarf. Even though it happened back in 2006, there are still people who are upset over the International Astronomical Union’s decision to define the term ‘planet’ which led to Pluto being excluded. In classic mythology, Pluto is the god of the afterlife and the ruler of the underworld. Despite it not being a planet anymore, people still sought to reach it and in 2015 The New Horizons spacecraft became the first probe to perform a flyby of Pluto. It took almost a year for the spacecraft to send back the collected information, but it was so so worth it.

Here’s how an artist imagined Rosetta’s Comet (67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko) would look when compared to the size of downtown Los Angeles. Makes you think about those end-of-the-world movies, no?

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Although none of the previous objects have substance compared to our sun, a yellow dwarf star

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Sitting at the center of our system, the Sun is a nearly-perfect sphere of hot plasma with a surface area of 6.09×1012 km2 which is 12,000 Earths (just think about it for a moment!). It takes 8 min and 19 s for the light from the Sun to reach our planet. The Sun is made of ~73% hydrogen with the rest being mostly helium (~25%) and only small quantities of heavier elements, including oxygen, carbon, neon, and iron. According to Wikipedia, the Sun “currently fuses about 600 million tons of hydrogen into helium every second, converting 4 million tons of matter into energy every second as a result”. The energy (which can take 10,000 – 170,000 years to escape from its core) is the source of Sun’s light and heat. When these processes decrease, the Sun’s core will increase density and temperature and the outer layers will expand, consuming the orbits of Mercury and Venus and rendering Earth uninhabitable. But that’s not going to happen in the upcoming 5 billion years or so, nothing to worry about!

This is how Earth looks from the surface of the Moon, not too bad?

Image credits: NASA/Bill Anders

Well, Mars gives a completely different perspective to our little planet

Image credits: NASA

And then there’s the view from behind Saturn’s rings, we seem like a planet for ants

Image credits: NASA

Around 2.9 billion miles away, just beyond Neptune, we seem smaller than a grain of salt

Image credits: NASA

So if that doesn’t put things into perspective, then let’s go big. This is how Earth looks when compared to the Sun

Image credits: John Brady/Astronomy Central

Though the Sun doesn’t look as bad when looking from the surface of Mars, right?

Image credits: NASA

There are so many stars in the universe that their number outweighs how many grains of sand there are on Earth’s beaches

Image credits: Sean O’Flaherty

Which means that our sun is just a grain of sand in the whole picture, especially compared to such giants like VY Canis Majoris

Image credits: Oona Räisänen

If VY Canis Majoris was placed in the center of our solar system, it would almost reach the orbit of Saturn

Image credits: Discovery Channel

If the Sun was scaled down to the size of a white blood cell, the Milky Way would be the size of the continental United States

Image credits: NASA

So when you look at our galaxy from that perspective, our tiny Earth truly loses its sense of magnitude

Almost all individual stars we see at night scattered all across the sky are just a fraction of what lies out there

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And if you thought that the Milky Way is huge, here it is next to IC 1101, which is 1.04 billion light-years away

Image credits: IC 1101

To top the overwhelming vastness of universe exemplified so far, here’s a photo of thousands of galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope

Image credits: NASA

And here’s one of them, UDF 423, 7.7 billion light-years away

Image credits: NASA

What you see at night is just a small part of the universe

Image credits: NASA

And if you came here expecting black holes, here it is! This one’s compared to Earth’s orbit. Terrifying, isn’t it?

Image credits: D. Benningfield/K. Gebhardt/StarDate

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