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45 Mind-Bending Photos You Won’t Believe Aren’t Photoshopped

Photoshop is an amazing tool that can help you turn even the most mediocre photos into masterpieces. You can do almost anything you want – fix the lighting, adjust the colors, apply a filter – the possibilities are endless! However, there are times where you actually take a picture that’s so incredible, people have a hard time believing it’s not photoshopped.

Be it skill or pure luck, sometimes we end up capturing shots that look almost too amazing to be real. People are sharing their stunning photos online and you’ll have a hard time believing there was no Photoshop involved. Clever angles, perfect timing, a little creativity and a dash of luck – check out the incredible photos you won’t believe aren’t photoshopped in the gallery below!

#1 My Friend Just Got This Once In A Lifetime Picture

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#2 Landscape Perfectly Divided By The Rails Of A Fence

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#3 The Water Also Looks Like An Elephant

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#4 The Golden Rays Of The Sunset Entered The Cave At Just The Right Angle To Light Up This Section Of Ice, Making It Look Like Amber

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#5 A Forest Service Worker Photographed A Fire Burning Inside A Tree While He’s Fighting Western N.C. Wildfires

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#6 This Spot On I-80 In Wyoming Is Known As The Highway To Heaven

#7 My Boy Climbing An Old Rotten Tree Stump Looks Like A Giant Climbing Mountains

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#8 Halfway Sunset

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#9 The Pole In This Picture Makes It Look Like Two Different Pictures

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#10 Perfect Timing

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#11 This Window That Makes My Back Yard Look Like It’s In 4 Different Seasons

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#12 These Burnout Marks Look 3D

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#13 The Dog Is Covered With Holi Powder, Looks Like He’s On Fire

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#14 Rosie Caught The Sunlight Just Right. She Was Sitting At The Curb Edge With The Sun Setting Just Under The Car. One Hell Of A Cool Effect

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#15 This Black Car Looks Like A Mirror After Being Washed

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#16 The Black-And-White Costume Was The Best One I Have Ever Seen. No Masking… Honest

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#17 These Teacups Look Like They Have Little Holes In Them

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#18 Me And My Girlfriend Were Walking In The Woods The Other Week And Saw A Rainbow Pool For The First Time

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#19 This Cow Eating Grass

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#20 World’s Tallest Tram

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#21 My Drive In To Work This Morning (I-90 In The Berkshire Mountains, MA)

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#22 In Cute Cat News, My Mom Put Up An Easter Decal On Our Front Door And It Makes Gigi Look Like A Dr. Seuss Character

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#23 6 Years Ago I Posted My Wife’s Eye That Her Doctor Told Her Was The Weirdest He’d Ever Seen. Since Then My Photography’s Improved Quite A Bit, So Here’s A New Pic I Took A Couple Days Ago

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#24 This Photo From Inside A Tent Looks Like Photoshop Trick

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#25 This Falling Clock That Took The Wall With It

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#26 This Viaduct In South England, UK

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#27 Perfectly Timed

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#28 The Frost On The Fence This Morning

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#29 This Photographer Was Probably Excited

#30 Russia Hasn’t Got Anything On The Monterrey Stadium In Mexico

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#31 The Way My Closet Separates This Light

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#32 This Unicorn Picture Is Different In The Mirror

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#33 Very Clear Water In Sweden

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#34 The Rain Turned Our Yard Into A Van Gogh Painting

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#35 We Recently Had A Storm In Germany

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#36 Wasp On The Water Surface

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#37 The Paint On This Building Is The Same Shade As The Sky

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#38 Hundreds Of Thousands Of Starlings Migrating Across The Region Covered The Skies Of Rome Making It Appear Like TV Static

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#39 The Way My Cup Broke

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#40 Levitating Horse

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#41 This Photo I Took Of Fog Over A Lake Makes This Warning Sign Look Like It Is Surrounded By Nothingness

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#42 Standing In A Huge Pond That Sinks Every Dry Season

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#43 The Reflection Of The Light On My Coffee Looks Like A Glowing Castle

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#44 Waterfowl Lake In Banff National Park, Alberta / Canada

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#45 Simple Yet Creative

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30 Country Flags Reimagined As Anime Characters For 2020 Tokyo Olympics

By now, you’ve probably already heard that Tokyo will be hosting the 2020 Summer Olympics. To celebrate this upcoming event, a handful of Japanese artists decided to team up and reimagine some of the participating countries as badass warriors.

The artists took inspiration from each countries’ flags and history while giving all of them a unique twist. From Japan itself to South Africa, check out the countries reimagined as anime warriors in the gallery below!

More info: world-flags.org | Twitter

#1 Philippines

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#2 Mexico

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#3 UK

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#4 Vietnam

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#5 South Korea

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#6 Japan

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#7 China

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#8 South Africa

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#9 Sweden

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#10 Malaysia

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#11 Italy

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#12 Finland

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#13 Canada

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#14 Belgium

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#15 Spain

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#16 France

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#17 Switzerland

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#18 Germany

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#19 Argentina

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#20 Norway

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#21 Singapore

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#22 Thailand

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#23 Brazil

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#24 India

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#25 Indonesia

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#26 Netherlands

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#27 Venesuela

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#28 Denmark

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#29 Russia

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#30 USA

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50 Of The Most Evil-Looking Buildings In The World

 

As famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright expressed, the environment and architecture should organically blend into each other. But the designs you’re about to see could only blend into the dark pages of a supervillain comic.

Bored Panda has compiled a list of these impressive architectural marvels that have this sinister look about them, immediately giving us associations with the headquarters of some evil organization like Virtucon from Austin Powers movies.

Did we miss some? Then share more diabolical designs in the comments!

#1 Buzludzha, Bulgaria

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#2 Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia, USA

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#3 Mahanakhon Tower, Bangkok, Thailand

Image source: Jackrit Singhanutta

#4 Polygone Riviera, France

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#5 Riverside Museum, Glasgow, UK

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#6 Catholic Church, Paks, Hungary

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#7 Former Research Institute For Experimental Medicine, Berlin, Germany

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#8 Bahnhof Office Built Into A Former Anti-Atomic Shelter, Stockholm, Sweden

Image source: Albert France-Lanord (A)rchitects

#9 Maison St Cyr, Brussels, Belgium

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#10 Fort Alexander (Plague Fort), Saint Petersburg, Russia

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#11 Dc Tower I, Vienna, Austria

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#12 Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral, Clermont-Ferrand, France

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#13 The National Library Of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus

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#14 Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavík, Iceland

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#15 Expiatori Del Sagrat Cor, Mount Tibidabo, Barcelona, Spain

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#16 Temppeliaukion Church, Helsinki, Finland

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#17 The Maze Tower, Dubai, UAE

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#18 Oakley Headquarters, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, USA

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#19 Basque Health Department Headquarters In Bilbao, Spain

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#20 Aiguille Du Midi, French Alps

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#21 Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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#22 Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang, North Korea

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#23 Taipei 101 Observatory, Taipei City, Taiwan

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#24 Ostankino Broadcast Tower, Moscow, Russia

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#25 Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo, Japan

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#26 Wedding Palace, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

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#27 Pacific Design Center, Red Building, Hollywood, California, USA

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#28 The Bank Of America Center, Houston, USA

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#29 Al Tijaria Tower, Kuwait City, Kuwait

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#30 Cologne Central Mosque, Cologne, Germany

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#31 Stamp House, Queensland, Australia

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#32 Space Museum, Vancouver, Canada

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#33 Chongqing Art Museum, Chongqing Shi, China

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#34 Omv Borealis Refinery, On The German/Austrian Frontier

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#35 Science And Technology Centre, Pyongyang, North Korea

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#36 Kafka Castle, Sant Pere De Ribes, Barcelona, Spain

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#37 Svalbard Global Seed Vault (Seed Bank), Spitsbergen, Norway

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#38 Ilinden, Krushevo, Macedonia

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#39 The United States Air Force Academy, Colorado, USA

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#40 At&t Building, Nashville, Tennessee, Usa

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#41 The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain

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#42 Selfridges Department Store, Birmingham, England

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#43 Jimbocho Theater, Tokyo, Japan

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#44 Graz Art Museum, Graz, Austria

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#45 Mcdonald’s, Roswell, New Mexico, USA

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#46 Geisel Library, La Jolla, California, USA

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#47 Reiyukai Shakaden Temple, Tokyo, Japan

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#48 College Life Insurance Company Headquarters, Indianapolis, USA

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#49 Rio De Janeiro Cathedral, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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#50 Church Of St. Giovanni Bono, Milan, Italy

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Russian Artist’s Felted Wool Animals Might Stun You With Their Cuteness (30 Pics)

Somewhere in Khabarovsk, Russia, there lives a passionate felted wool artist that makes the cutest woodland animals that seem like they came out of a Disney movie. Her name is Yulia Derevschikova, and she’s been doing this since 2015. Over the years, she has created over a hundred of these adorable little critters, and it doesn’t seem like she’s going to end any time soon.

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This Illustrator Turned Famous Products In Russia Into Girls

Once, Russian illustrator, Ksenia Eroshenko, saw foto of a beautiful girl in a swimsuit, which looked like a can of condensed milk. After that, she began to think, how would some of the most famous products in Russia look if they were girls.

These thoughts became the beginning of a series of drawings.

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Flavored condensed milk

“Golden Star” aromatic balm

Nutella

Baking soda

Condensed milk

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Flavored condensed milk

“Golden Star” aromatic balm

Nutella

Baking soda

Condensed milk

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25 Amazing People’s Choice Photos From The Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Contest 2019

Back in the middle of October, Yongqing Bao was announced the Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) for his amazing photograph of a Tibetan fox engaging with a Himalayan marmot, titled “The Moment”. And now, almost two months later, The Natural History Museum has chosen 25 more incredible wildlife photos from the WPY 2019 shortlist for the LUMIX People’s Choice award.

As before, the photos showcase the complex relationships between both humans, and the animals themselves. And, clearly, no animal is too big or too small for these photographers – they’ve captured all sorts of animals, ranging from tiny mice to giant humpback whales. See the incredible photos in the gallery below and don’t forget to cast your own vote – you can do so hereuntil Tuesday, February 4th, 2020.

#1 “The Surrogate Mother”, Martin Buzora, Canada

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Elias Mugambi is a ranger at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in northern Kenya. He often spends weeks away from his family caring for orphaned black rhinos like Kitui here. The young rhinos are in the sanctuary as a result of poaching or because their mothers are blind and cannot care for them safely in the wild.

#2 “Station Squabble”, Sam Rowley, UK

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Sam discovered the best way to photograph the mice inhabiting London’s Underground was to lie on the platform and wait. He only saw them fight over scraps of food dropped by passengers a few times, possibly because it is so abundant. This fight lasted a split second, before one grabbed a crumb and they went their separate ways.

#3 “Winter’s Tale”, Valeriy Maleev, Russia

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Valeriy encountered this Pallas’s cat while it was out hunting in the Mongolian grasslands – it was -42°C (-44°F) on that frosty day, but the fairy tale scene cancelled out the cold. Pallas’s cats are no bigger than a domestic cat and they stalk small rodents, birds and occasionally insects.

#4 “Mother Knows Best”, Marion Vollborn, Germany

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While on a bear watching trip to the Nakina River in British Columbia, Canada Marion spotted a grizzly bear and her young cub approach a tree. The mother bear started to rub against the tree trunk and was followed shortly by the cub, imitating its mother.

#5 “Tender Play”, Steve Levi, USA

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It was early March and Steve spotted this mother polar bear and her two cubs after 10 days of looking. They had recently left their birthing den in Wapusk National Park, Canada, to begin the long journey to the sea ice so their mother could feed. After a nap the cubs were in a playful mood.

#6 “Trustful”, Ingo Arndt, Germany

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For over two years Ingo has followed the pumas of Torres del Paine National Park, in Patagonia, Chile. This female was so used to his presence that one day she fell asleep nearby. On wakening, she glanced at him in a familiar way, and he was able to capture this portrait of a completely relaxed puma.

#7 “Inquisitive”, Audun Rikardsen, Norway

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From a hide on the coast of northern Norway, it took Audun three years of planning to capture this majestic bird of prey in its coastal environment. After some time, the golden eagle became curious of the camera and seemed to like being in the spotlight.

#8 “What A Poser”, Clement Mwangi, Kenya

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In Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve, Clement spent time observing this beautiful leopard as she soaked up the last warm rays of the setting sun. Clement is mindful to remember to take pleasure in life’s simple moments – being all too aware that sometimes, as a wildlife photographer, you can miss the exceptional while looking for the unusual.

#9 “The Unwelcome Visitor”, Salvador Colvée Nebot, Spain

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Over several months, Salvador watched different species of bird use the dead flower spike of this agave in Valencia, Spain as a perch before descending to a small pond to drink. A pair of common kestrels were frequent visitors though each time they came magpies would hassle them.

#10 “Training Session”, Stefan Christmann, Germany

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When Stefan came across this penguin couple in Atka Bay, Antarctica, seemingly with an egg, he was surprised as it was too early in the season for egg-laying. Upon closer inspection he discovered the egg was a snowball! Perhaps the diligent couple were practicing egg transfer in preparation for when their real egg arrived. This is possibly the first time it has ever been witnessed and documented.

#11 “Teamwork”, Jake Davis, USA

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Jake was on a boat off the coast of Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada where he watched humpback whales bubble-net feeding. Here the lead whale dives to locate the fish, once the fish are located, the rest of the pod swim in decreasing circles while blowing bubbles which create a net, trapping the fish.

#12 “Matching Outfits”, Michel Zoghzoghi, Lebanon

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Michel was in the Pantanal, Brazil photographing jaguars. One afternoon, as he was on the Três Irmãos River, a mother and her cub crossed right in front of his boat. He watched mesmerized as they left the water holding an anaconda with a very similar pattern to their own.

#13 “A Suitable Gift”, Marco Valentini, Italy

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Marco was in Hortobágyi National Park, Hungary when he spotted these kestrels displaying typical courtship behaviour. Here the female has just received an offering of a young green lizard from her suitor and in this touching moment she tenderly took hold of his claw.

#14 “Spot The Reindeer”, Francis De Andres, Spain

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The conditions for photographing at the Norwegian archipelago Svalbard are extreme, but wildlife has adapted to the environment and its freezing temperatures. Francis found this composition of white arctic reindeer, which were observing him, both curious and charming.

#15 “Dressed For Dawn”, Csaba Tökölyi, Hungary

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Csaba had been in a hide all night photographing nocturnal species and their activities, but as the golden light of dawn reflected on the surface of the water, an egret in wonderful breeding plumage stopped close by. The elongated scapular feathers covered the bird as if it was wearing a gown.

#16 “The Humpback Calf”, Wayne Osborn, Australia

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Wayne spotted this male humpback calf and its mother while diving off the Vava’u Island group in the Kingdom of Tonga. The calf kept a curious eye on Wayne as it twisted and turned before returning to its mother periodically to suckle. She was relaxed and motionless 20 metres (65 feet) below.

#17 “Family Get-Together”, Michael Schober, Austria

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Marmots have become accustomed to the presence of humans in Hohe Tauern National Park, Austria and allow people to observe and photograph them at close range. This behaviour is beneficial for the marmots, as human company deters predators such as golden eagles.

#18 “Beak To Beak”, Claudio Contreras Koob, Mexico

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Ría Lagartos Biosphere Reserve in the state of Yucatán is home to Mexico’s largest flock of Caribbean flamingos. This chick is less than five days old – it will stay in its nest less than a week before it joins a crèche of other youngsters who wander around the colony searching for food.

#19 “Big Ears”, Valeriy Maleev, Russia

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Valeriy was on a summer expedition to the Mongolian part of the Gobi Desert when he happened upon a long-eared jerboa. As blood moves through the ears of these usually nocturnal animals, excess heat dissipates across the skin and so the jerboa is able to stay cool.

#20 “Captive”, Marcus Westberg, Sweden

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A giant panda sits in its cage in a breeding centre in Shaanxi, China. With a growing wild population and no realistic plan of how to breed and raise pandas for rerelease into the wild rather than a life in captivity – not to mention lack of habitat being the largest barrier to the continued spread of the wild population – it is unclear how such centres will benefit the species.

#21 “Ocean´s Signature”, Angel Fitor, Spain

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Angel took this image in the waters off of Alicante, Spain. Immersed in a strong current, an otherwise slightly undulating salp chain twists and turns forming whimsical shapes. Salps move by contracting, which pumps water through their gelatinous bodies.

#22 “Bon Appétit”, Lucas Bustamante, Ecuador

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Night hikes through the Ecuadorian jungle are one of Lucas’ favourite activities. With a keen interest in herpetology, he was overjoyed to spot this labiated rainfrog which are abundant in the region. It had just caught a baby tarantula and its comical expression said ‘caught in the act!’

#23 “A Pulsing Sea”, David Doubilet, USA

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A school of red tooth triggerfish form a cloud of silhouettes above a river of convict blennies flowing over the coral in Verde Island Passage, Philippines. The Passage, a strait that separates the islands of Luzon and Mindoro, is one of the most productive marine ecosystems in the world.

#24 “Meeting Place”, Yaz Loukhal, France

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After a rough journey by sea to the remote Snow Hill Island off the east coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, Yaz flew by helicopter and then trekked through thick snow to reach the emperor penguin colony. His efforts were rewarded with this incredible view of the whole colony.

#25 “Losing The Fight”, Aaron Gekoski, UK

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Orangutans have been used in degrading performances at Safari World, Bangkok – and many other locations – for decades. The shows were temporarily stopped in 2004 due to international pressure, but today the shows continue – twice a day, every day – with hundreds of people paying to watch the orangutans box, dance, play the drums and more.

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Artist Creates Diamond-Shaped Paper Lamps

Working on different projects in the field of low-polygon art, young graphic designer originally from Russia was looking for the creation of something new and at the same time useful in the field of interior design. In the process of creating and studying the different details of the interior, the designer seems to have realized his ideas in the creation of minimalist lamps – crystals in the style of a low polygon with the ability to change color lampshades.

By changing the color of the crystal lamp, you can change the atmosphere of the room mood while using the lamp as a light source or home party decoration. Each replaceable crystal has its original shape and color. Apart from plain colors, you can use two-color crystals, which, when the lamp is on will show a gradient effect. This will allow for greater illumination of the room, if necessary.

The aim is to make the purchase of a complete set of lamps easily available for the opportunities to create a new mood in the interior every day.

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