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30 Beautifully Designed Embassies From All Over The World

Everyone loves a nicely designed building – looking at one feels like looking at a nice piece of art. And with more and more generic buildings popping up everywhere, spotting a nice piece of architecture is becoming increasingly rare. Lucky for us, there still are beautiful buildings being built – take embassies for example. These uniquely designed buildings that house diplomats usually stand out from the rest and look like giant pieces of art you can enter – check them out in the gallery below!

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131 Surreal Photo Manipulations That Challenge Logic By Hansruedi Ramsauer

One could say photo manipulations are illusions created by heavy photo editing techniques. It is an art where ordinary photos are transformed into something alluring, surreal, and totally out of the box. Digital artist Hansruedi Ramsauer does just that, given that he happily switched his 20-year career in finance to become an artist. Right now, Hansruedi has over 52k followers on Instagram and a portfolio of over 500 works. His work has been featured by brands like Photoshop, Genesis USA, and Columbia EU. The artist has even held some exhibitions for his art too.

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I Create Magical Portraits In The Swiss Alps

If you don’t believe in magic yet, I’m here to show you it’s real and you can find it anywhere if you have your eyes and heart open for it!

I’m Raluca Antuca, a portrait photographer based in Switzerland. Using as main inspiration fairytales, I create dreamy portraits in beautiful locations all over Europe.

The Swiss Alps are spectacular no matter how many times you see them. And having a photo shooting here was a dream come true! I put together the concept of “Fairy in the Alps” with the help of a team of creative people and these are the final photos.

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Artist Recreates What Roman Emperors Looked Like Using AI, Facial Reconstruction, And Photoshop (30 Pics) Interview With Artist

It is nice to let your imagination loose on your visits to museums packed with ancient sculptures depicting noble people and historic figures. In fact, you can go crazy letting your imagination loose fantasizing about what they actually looked like. History buffs can rejoice now as, thanks to modern technology and the skillful artist Haroun Bin, you can marvel at recreated Roman emperors from Augustus to Flavius Arcadius. 

You can check out how incredibly realistic the emperors look, to the point of resembling well-known people, read what the artist had to share with Bored Panda about his project, and of course vote for your favourites and leave comments below.

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Man Inherits A Collection Of Street Photos Taken More Than Half A Century Ago By His Grandfather (90 Pics) Interview With Author

When in 2014, Dylan Scalet inherited a sizable collection of photos captured by his grandfather Jack Sharp, he didn’t expect much. It actually took him 6 years—and COVID-19 lockdown happening—to finally begin to digitize the film. What he discovered was a treasure trove of incredible photographs depicting street life in Europe more than half a century ago. Scroll down for Bored Panda’s interview with Scalet!

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Doria1 day ago

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Impressive photo…and a reminder that this cruel act is still allowed.1ReplyView more comments

He was really excited about his grandfather’s treasure trove. Scalet was born after his grandfather had died and did not have a chance to meet him, so it was like getting to know him. “I was really excited to discover what was inside all of the boxes I had inherited. There was so much, it could be anything! As you can imagine, I was pleasantly surprised, which made the scanning process less tedious as it took weeks to fetch through all of it. As I had come to learn about the great photographers like Henri Cartier-Bresson and Vivian Maier, I simply could not believe the images I was seeing as I dived into the archive. I knew instantly that these photos were special. Not just because they were my grandfather’s, but because I was able to recognize the beauty of these photographs objectively. I knew that it was going to be a lot of work, but getting this out seemed like the right thing to do,” says Scalet to Bored Panda.#3 

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Scalet had always intended to digitize the film, but waited for the right time to invest in a high-quality scanner. When the pandemic happened, he had the right equipment and enough free time to begin. He lovingly scanned 5,000 of the negatives and brought his grandfather’s talent to the public. The unseen photos finally saw the light, and the result amazed him. “It was a project I wanted to do ever since I had scanned a few pieces of his work at uni, but after I graduated, I was more focused on starting a career and I didn’t have the funds to get a proper scanner. 5 years later, I was able to invest into a Epson V850 and lockdown was the perfect time to get through it all.”#5 

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Jack Sharp was very talented. These photos are excellent.1ReplyView more comments

Jack Sharp was a British engineer by trade at the CERN laboratories in Geneva, Switzerland. However, in his free time, he was a street photographer between 1950-1970. Scalet was told that his grandfather fully embraced everything he took an interest in. When he started photography, he researched a lot, understood the mechanics of the camera, how to catch the perfect lighting, and the science of the darkroom. “Jack was born in Harrold, UK in 1928 and then moved to Switzerland in 1955 at the age of 27 to join the famous research organisation CERN as an engineer. I never met my grandfather, but everything I know about him is the stories I hear from my mum or other relatives. Everyone loved him, he loved life and loved it to the fullest. He was clearly a clever guy and would always put his full heart into everything he did.”#7 

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Turns out that women didn’t get the right to vote in Switzerland until twelve years later, in 1971.5ReplyView more comments

When asked what kind of camera his grandfather used for his incredible street photos, he said: “He used an Agfa Super Silette Apotar 45mm f/1:3.5 and an Asahi Pentax K Auto-Takumar 55mm f/1.8.” As for the location of the photos, they were actually taken everywhere around Switzerland. Scalet says that after his grandfather’s migration to Switzerland, his whole family was born there. “Most of the photos would have been taken around the west of Switzerland like Geneva, Lausanne, and surrounding areas in France. Due to my grandfather’s migration to Switzerland, my whole family was born in Switzerland. I am very fortunate to have a Swiss, British, and Italian passport. I have a degree in photography, but only practice the craft as a hobby. I was really interested to learn about photography at a higher level because of my grandfather’s work and my dad pushed me to follow my passion.”#9 

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Fabrice19 minutes ago

This photograph is taken place du palais royal in paris. The building in the background is the Louvre Museum.0ReplyView more comments#10 

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Reginald Joseph21 minutes ago

A truly gifted photographer0Reply#11 

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Cécile V.23 hours ago

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Catlady600017 hours ago

Wonder if that is OPs father in the chair1Reply#14 

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Tiari1 day ago

Ah yes. The one picture every cat-lover takes on vacation 😉4ReplyView more comments#17 

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manon M21 hours ago

Selfie !!0Reply#18 

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Mya Lugar1 day ago

What’s taking that waiter? !!-2ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#19 

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Mya Lugar1 day ago

Love that corduroy coat!3Reply#20 

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Laura Crawley15 hours ago

that will have many droppings. Guess that is why they wear hats…0ReplyView more comments#21 

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cassiushumanmother21 hours ago

Is it just me or the “dame pipi” is the same woman in every European place and in every century? Maybe they cloned the original one multiple times?2ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#22 

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Mya Lugar1 day ago

The plane The plane!1Reply#23 

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Cécile V.23 hours ago

I know this place in Geneva near the Léman lake. Hasn’t change at all. Still going there,3ReplyView more comments#25 

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Cécile V.3 hours ago

Hard work.1ReplyView more comments#26 

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Mya Lugar23 hours ago

Darn it, just got settled and I have to pee!0Reply#27 

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Reginald Joseph17 minutes ago

Love everything about this one0Reply#28 

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Mya Lugar1 day ago

Made ya look!0ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#29 

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manon M21 hours ago

Wow a beauty1ReplyView more comments#30 

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Cécile V.3 hours ago

The same picture with another angle up*19. Here is the lake on a sunny winter afternoon, so clear0ReplyView more comments#31 

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Mya Lugar1 day ago

I meant a MOTORCYCLE, Fonz! This AINT COOL!2Reply#32 

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cassiushumanmother21 hours ago

Un bonimenteur. “Look, these pens are magics, i will show you, you need it! If you buy 5 of them, i will give you 5 of them, awesome deal available just for the next 30 minutes!”4Reply#36 

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Fabrice15 minutes ago

Place du trocadero in Paris0Reply#37 

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Mya Lugar23 hours ago

Occasions for hoarding!-2Reply#38 

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Cécile V.3 hours ago

Poney are slaves. Hours and hours standing on a spot. Boycott and protest if you this.0ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#39 

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Mya Lugar23 hours ago

She’s so smart..the mosquitos are eating ME alive!-2Reply#40 

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Reginald Joseph16 minutes ago

look like sisters0ReplyView more comments#41 

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Cécile V.23 hours ago

Good one with the reflection. Well framed1ReplyView more comments#42 

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Mya Lugar1 day ago

I defended her honor and she turns her back on me! Cheesits!-3Reply#44 

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Cécile V.22 hours ago

Still there . Old and uncomfortable-3Reply#47 

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Reginald Joseph14 minutes ago

Love this! Her collection of framed muscle men is amazing.0ReplyView more comments#48 

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Mya Lugar23 hours ago

You’re such a gentleman, and I’m so embarrassed, I’m always forgetting where I parked the car.-3Reply#51 

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Reginald Joseph13 minutes ago

Gorgeous photo!0ReplyView more comments#58 

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Cécile V.23 hours ago

Think it is a funeral1ReplyView more comments#59 

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Mya Lugar23 hours ago

I look cool, but don’t look at mt boyfriends feet, please.0Reply#60 

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Cécile V.23 hours ago

Amazing. Near the train station0Reply#63 

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WilvanderHeijden1 hour ago

The guy inside that café looks like he hates photographers.1ReplyView more comments#65 

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Mya Lugar23 hours ago

I guess I should have given her the box of Whitmans later-3Reply#67 

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Cécile V.22 hours ago(edited)

Castle on the Leman lake. Can’t recall the name. Chillon castle.2ReplyView more comments#70 

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Mya Lugar23 hours ago

Can you hear me NOW?0Reply#72 

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Cécile V.23 hours ago

Pont du Mont Blanc à Genève1ReplyView more comments#78 

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Mya Lugar23 hours ago

The hats do a good job of keeping the p[geon poop out of my hair.-3Reply#79 

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Caleb Crotinger1 hour ago

GREAT deal.0ReplyView more comments#81 

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Cécile V.22 hours ago

We used to swim, jump, fish there. Still do in summer.1Reply#82 

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cassiushumanmother21 hours ago

I don’t get why include a title from a porn movie in this wonderful picture? Yes i’m joking. “La grande gorge” means “the deep throat” but also means “the big canyon”.-1Reply#84 

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Artist Shows How Roman Emperors Looked In Real Life By Using Facial Reconstruction, AI, And Photoshop

If you’ve ever set foot in a museum of Greek and Roman art, you’ve probably seen the rows of tranquil-looking concrete busts. They do, however, have no pupils in the eyes, lack any sort of color, and in general, get kinda repetitive after the third and fourth display hall.

But the artist named Haround Binous is bringing the dusty emperors back to life in a series of hyper-realistic illustrations. The guy from Université de Lausanne, Switzerland is combining facial recognition AI, Photoshop, and historical references to revive all the Roman emperors, from Augustus to Valentinian III.

The result is so precise and true to life, these ancient dudes with luscious curls and sun-kissed tans could easily pass as A-list Hollywood actors off duty. I mean, look at Augustus—is that you, Daniel Craig?

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Ani Archeron6 days ago

its like a mix of jeremy renner and daniel craig17ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#2 

Galba

Galba

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Brandy Dor6 days ago

Resting Bi+<h face!4ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#3 

Philip II

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Deson5 days ago

What throws me off is you can see the pupils on the sculpture. The eyes in the CGI don’t match the location of the sculpture.13ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

Turning cold emperors’ stones into hyperreal flesh may seem like a mission impossible. But with the help of today’s machine learning technologies, images can be reconstructed and brought to life in colorful illustrations.

This is what Haroun has done for his Roman emperor recreations. With the help of AI, Photoshop, and historical references, he came up with these hyperrealistic illustrations giving us a glimpse of how great Roman emperors like Caius Julius Cæsar Germanicus and Nero looked in real life.#4 

Nero

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sbj6 days ago

Looks like Prince Harry has gained a bit of weight due to the lock down22ReplyView more commentshttps://39a7abab667053a521b6439f3c347194.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html#5 

Philip The Arab

Philip The Arab

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Martha Meyer6 days ago

The nose and mouth look completely different.24ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#6 

Gordian II

Gordian II

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Annette Herr2 days ago

This is the most similar. The others are way off.3ReplyView more comments

Haroun Binous said he used “superposition and simultaneous comparison” techniques that “allowed me to arrive at these faces.”But the facial features are just one part of the job. 

In order to get hold of the textures and colors, Haroun researched original historical sources. “Eyes, hair, and colors were based on quotes from Suetonius,” he wrote.#7 

Caligula

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Kathryn Baylis5 days ago

Doesn’t look petulant enough.3ReplyView more comments#8 

Domitian

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Kathryn Baylis5 days ago

Got the lips wrong,20ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#9 

Trajan

Trajan

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Miss Cris6 days ago

Not very similar to the sculpture…4ReplyView more comments

In reality, it’s not entirely clear how accurate the emperors’ busts are to begin with since our best evidence of how they looked are the busts themselves. However, we do perceive them as roughly accurate, since we now know that stylistically, the Romans preferred realism in their sculpture dating back to the Republican period.

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Tiberius

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Jonny Chevalier2 days ago

Mouth off as is farhead3ReplyView more comments#11 

Gordian III

Gordian III

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Miss Cris6 days ago

Where’s the litle hole on his chin?14ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#12 

Tacitus

Tacitus

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Jonny Chevalier2 days ago

Sculpture’s face looks more like Alec Guinness.1ReplyView more comments

According to Christies, Suetonius was very receptive to physiognomic thinking and “may have been swayed by them in his description of the fearsome appearance of Caligula.” He was presented as the epitome of arbitrary cruelty and immoral excesses that was reflected in his description of Caligula’s face.

On the other side of the opposite extreme, there was a fair share of heroic idealization of the most powerful men and it’s likely that their busts have done some justice to their looks. Who knows—maybe some of the most breathtaking busts have undergone an ancient equivalent of airbrushing? That, we may never know.#13 

Hadrian

Hadrian

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sbj6 days ago

Well, after all, he built that wall to last10ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#14 

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D-m Keilman6 days ago

I’m seeing a lot of Hyde from that 70s show in the bust.4ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#15 

Claudius Gothicus

Claudius Gothicus

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Jeremi Colvin3 days ago

Dude kinda resembles Jerry Falwell Jr. (before the trouble) falwell-12…6-jpeg.jpg0ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#16 

Vitellius

Vitellius

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Andrew Gibb6 days ago

John Goodman?5ReplyView more comments#17 

Lucius Verus

Lucius Verus

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boredpanDaman6 days ago

the sculpture is all curly, the end result is not… pfff, im dissapointed6ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#18 

Commodus

Commodus

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Catlady60006 days ago

Love the goofy sculpture15ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#19 

Diocletian

Diocletian

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Kathryn Baylis5 days ago(edited)

Total miss. Doesn’t look anything like the statue.15ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#20 

Gordian I

Gordian I

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boredpanDaman6 days ago

his knot!!2ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#21 

Theodosius I

Theodosius I

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Ava Suri6 days ago

Hair needs to be curlier, lips fuller9ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#22 

Claudius

Claudius

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Elak Swindell5 days ago

Eyes are wrong. Need to be close set like the original bust. That is an important feature.8ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#23 

Antoninus Pius

Antoninus Pius

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T Simmons5 days ago

Zuckerberg?!-2ReplyView More Replies…#24 

Valerian

Valerian

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Hollysmom5 days ago

The chin is really off3ReplyView more comments#25 

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Elak Swindell5 days ago

CGI face is too wide.4ReplyView more comments#26 

Maximinus Thrax

Maximinus Thrax

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Kathryn Baylis5 days ago

Hope he didn’t name his daughter Anne. Ba dum tss.14ReplyView more comments#27 

Maximian

Maximian

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boredpanDaman6 days ago

the statue looks chinese3ReplyView more comments#28 

Titus

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Miss Cris6 days ago

The pic face look less human than the sculpture!7ReplyView more comments#29 

Nerva

Nerva

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Kathryn Baylis5 days ago

Not a match at all.12ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#30 

Otho

Otho

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Wolfik6 days ago

Not even close.10ReplyView more comments

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Celebrities Have Never Been More Annoying: People Are Roasting Their Quarantine Content With Memes (27 Pics)

Nobody said the quarantine would be easy. But you surely didn’t expect it to be this hard. Just take a look at our previous compilation of average Joes having a heck of a lockdown, from a canceled b-day bash to the cat using up their precious toilet roll inventory. Cat logic is among few things that aren’t cancelled these days.

Unless you belong to the gang of the rich and famous. While you’re slowly hibernating, A-listers are climbing the walls in their million-dollar mansions like there’s no tomorrow. But the internet loves fair game. The result is Bored Panda’s list of the most hilarious housebound celebrity memes. Enjoy and don’t forget to upvote your favorites! More funny roasts are welcome in the comments.

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Corona

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katz up! 1 day agoSarcasm at its finest..

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Just like the rest of us, celebrities are not perfect, and, just like the rest of us, they share a lot of their lives online. The difference is that no one will probably create a meme to make fun of us. Whew.

The good thing is that for every bored celebrity, uploading their heartfelt and/or hilarious home-alone video during the lockdown, there’s another star helping the world to fight against the coronavirus.

For example, Angelina Jolie has donated $1m to fight child hunger during the outbreak of COVID-19. She has given the cash to No Kid Hungry, which will provide meals for children from low-income families across the United States while schools are closed.

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Hermione Granger 1 day agoI mean…… he’s not wrong.

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“As of this week, over a billion children are out of school worldwide because of closures linked to coronavirus,” Jolie said. “Many children depend on the care and nutrition they receive during school hours, including nearly 22 million children in America who rely on food support. No Kid Hungry is making resolute efforts to reach as many of those children as possible.”

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WilvanderHeijden 19 hours agoYes, because singing “Imagine” to people that are struggling in a pandemic is helping them more than to donate a part of your wealth. Plus your accountant can probably make a tax-deduction from your “pro bono” appearance.

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Another good example is Rihanna. Her Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) has donated $5m to various organizations both in the US and around the world. The money will go towards food banks in America, frontline health workers, research to develop a vaccine, and work to speed up testing and care in countries such as Haiti and Malawi.

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Celebrities

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WilvanderHeijden 19 hours agoBut, but, but the president said that everyone could get tested if they wanted to. You’re not going to tell me he was fibbing? Not the esteemed leader? Not the guy that knows more about the Carona flu and China virus than all doctors in the world?

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Roger Federer and his wife Mirka say they have donated 1 million Swiss francs ($1.04m) “for the most vulnerable families” in Switzerland. “These are challenging times for everyone and nobody should be left behind,” the tennis star said.

Many other a-listers, including Lady Gaga, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Gwyneth Paltrow, are also making a difference. Let’s hope more will follow in their footsteps and we won’t be seeing them in memes like these very often. In the meantime, enjoy scrolling.

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Celebrities Telling Everyone To Stay Home..also Celebrities Homes.

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Jim Kang 1 day agoWheres the helicopter?

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JeffC 1 day agoThat violin is WAAAAAAY too big!!!!! lol

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Imagine There's No Heaven

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Kelly 19 hours agoGood boy! Not all celebrieties show how much they’re giving, though.

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Old Queen Lady Immortal Haha

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Tiny Dynamine 18 hours agoImagine if she dies during this and her funeral is just a few people standing spread out.

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Boohoo My Island Mansion Too Smol

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WilvanderHeijden 19 hours agoRich people: “You mortals don’t understand what it is to sit in a 60 room mansion with a gym, tennis court and private olympic pool but no personal trainer because of Corona.”

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My Job Here Is Done

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Hannah Boning 20 hours agoWhy are they singing imagine? Imagine what????

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Celebrities Singing

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StardustRain08 22 hours agoI love this movie!! Also very true

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Let Me Press F On The Worlds Smallest Keyboard

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Hermione Granger 1 day agoTake out the first part, just dont give a crap.

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These Celebrities Are Getting Insufferable

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Hermione Granger 1 day agoLol, more like 10 and a summer or two.

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Only If

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Hardest Thing

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I Couldn't Resist

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Normal People vs. Celebrities

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Hermione Granger 1 day agoOr: Introverts and Extroverts

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WilvanderHeijden 19 hours agoDoes the word ‘Schadenfreude” ring a bell?

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Anne Frank

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SilverFoX 21 hours agoTrue true

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Worlds Smallest Violin

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JeffC 1 day agoThis violin is also WAAAAAAAY too big lol

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StardustRain08 22 hours agoSame kid. Same

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Hermione Granger 1 day agoIf I had a house like that, I would love quarantine

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Draw 25

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Kelly Horrigan 20 hours agothey just seem to think they are so important. Seriously, there are more people NOT following them on social media

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Peter Dylan 22 hours agoi would never leave and have everything delivered!

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Thank You So Much

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Eva Verde 1 day agoWhite? What does it have to do with anything?

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Pamela24 1 day agoI hope this tweet is not trying to shame Arnold Schwarzenneger for this. Because I honestly believe that his donkey and a pet horse (while they also represent how much money he has) have brought many smiles to peoples faces.

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The Winners Of The 2020 Underwater Photographer Of The Year Contest Might Take Your Breath Away (30 Pics)

The 2020 Underwater Photographer of the Year contest (UPY) has just crowned its winners. More than 5,500 images were submitted by over 500 participants from around the world and the judges have had a tough time choosing the very finest.

“I know how much effort photographers put into choosing their entries,” chair of the judges for UPY, Dr. Alexander Mustard MBE, said in a statement. “We try to put even more effort into picking the best of them. Our judging panel all have quite distinct tastes in underwater images, but we also all respect each other and listen to each other’s arguments and opinions. This has been the key to UPY producing such a jaw-dropping and diverse collection each year.” However, they did it and declared Greg Lecoeur from Nice, on the French Riviera, the Underwater Photographer of the Year.

The grand prize aside, contestants battled in twelve main categories and two additional ones, and UPY was once again kind enough to share the shots. Beauty really does lie beneath the surface!

More info: underwaterphotographeroftheyear.com

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Behaviour Category: ‘Together’ By Nadia Aly, USA

Behaviour Category: 'Together' By Nadia Aly, USA

I was very lucky to see this group of aggregating mobula rays off the coast of Baja, Mexico, on my annual expedition.

A truly lucky encounter with almost perfect visibility. This group was circling for what seemed like hours, ever so slowly and it felt like there could have been 10,000 or more of them.

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The Girl on Fire 2 days agoWow, this is amazing. It should have been the winner, I like it a lot better than the octopus one.

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“There is no prerequisite for winning UPY, apart from producing an amazing photo underwater,” Mustard told Bored Panda. “Some of our winners are professional photographers. Some just enjoy taking pictures as a hobby. But all of them have a real talent for photography.”

Past winners said that being named the Underwater Photographer of the Year is a fantastic experience. “Not just for the title, which remains very special, but it also opens up a network of contacts and is an opportunity to increase one’s profile in the media,” Davide Lopresti, the man who took home the 2016 award, explained. “All the biggest newspapers contact you; National Geographic, the Guardian, Focus, and Ansa. But it’s not just the printed press who are interested; I have been featured in most important national radio shows, too.”

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Portrait Category: ‘Angry Seahorse’ By Rooman Luc, Belgium

Portrait Category: 'Angry Seahorse' By Rooman Luc, Belgium

In June I heard that there was a seahorse at a certain dive site in the Eastern Scheldt, at a depth of 12m. From then on, I went looking for the seahorse every week, and eventually found it in August. It was posing so nicely around a pipe that I had ample time to photograph it with the snoot. This gives the seahorse an angry look, but that is fortunately a mere appearance.

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Smitttty 2 days agoWooo! Wasn’t expecting to see eyes when I was scrolling…

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Mustard was really impressed by this year’s winning picture as well. “Greg’s shot is amazing,” he said. “Not only did he travel to the end of Earth in a small sailing boat to photograph a world that very few people have seen, but he produced a fascinating and graceful composition of the four seals and the iceberg.”

Also, the UPY views 2020 as the strongest year in its existence. “As always, the category winners are jaw-dropping but this year, every single image is worthy of your attention,” Mustard commented. “UPY always aims to showcase the diversity of disciplines and photographic styles that comprise ‘underwater photography’ and we love seeing photographers pushing the technical and artistic boundaries of the genre. We also appreciate classic images when taken to new heights, and I am thrilled that UPY 2020 contains all these and more, with a real diversity of photos taken in waters from the polar oceans to the swimming pool.”

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Macro Category: ‘Dancing In The Dark’ By Katherine Lu, USA

 Macro Category: 'Dancing In The Dark' By Katherine Lu, USA

This shot was taken during my very first Blackwater dive trip in Anilao, in water over 200m deep. Every night the great vertical migration occurs in the ocean where creatures that live in the deep mesopelagic layers migrate up to the shallower epipelagic zone, returning to depth before dawn. I was very fortunate to have a rare encounter with the diamond squid also known as the rhomboid squid (Thysanoteuthis rhombus). This squid was not very large, and was perhaps a juvenile, but incredibly beautiful as it put on a show of lights and colours for me. While my encounter was very brief I was lucky enough to be able to capture this image before it disappeared into the darkness.

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LittleMissLotus 2 days agoThis has to be the most beautiful squid I’ve ever seen!

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“What is most exciting is that each year our entrants surprise us,” Mustard explained. “The great thing about underwater photography is that there are so many frontiers. Our photographers draw inspiration from the past and set out to top what has been done before. And there are so many parts of the ocean that are unexplored and there are major advances in underwater camera technology every year, which means the best keep getting better. This year is the best ever, but I wouldn’t bet against next year being even more amazing – although right now – I can’t imagine how.”

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Macro Category: ‘Eyes’ By Keigo Kawamura, Japan

Macro Category: 'Eyes' By Keigo Kawamura, Japan

The Unicorn shrimp usually inhabits around 200 to 300 m deep, but they rise to about 40m due to breeding behavior. There are thousands to tens of thousands of shrimps but there are only a few suitable places to shoot them. The direction and density of the tide may vary depending on the direction, strength, and brightness in the ocean. I went there many times because I could only stay for 15 minutes once a day. I was lucky to be able to find and shoot the ideal situation.

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LittleMissLotus 2 days agoLol I thought these little guys were plants at first

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Compact Category: ‘Coconut Octopus’ By Enrico Somogyi, Germany

Compact Category: 'Coconut Octopus' By Enrico Somogyi, Germany

On a sunny afternoon I dived on a sandy divesite in Sugar Beach. There I found a coconut octopus crawling on the sand.

When I got closer he started a nice pose for me and I got the shot.

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Cat 2 days agoThe light. The pose. Perfection!

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Black & White Category: ‘Constellation Of Eagle Rays’ By Henley Spiers, UK

Black & White Category: 'Constellation Of Eagle Rays' By Henley Spiers, UK

A school of uniquely patterned spotted eagle rays passes beneath me on an unforgettable dive in the Maldives. Like most divers, I have always found these rays to be especially spellbinding, but also highly elusive! This school passed beneath me towards the end of our dive and it was one of those rare moments of huge admiration, as well as immense inspiration. I could visualise the image I wanted and, whilst the rays glided effortlessly, I swam my heart out trying to keep up and unlock the desired camera angle. The rays continued forward and deeper, giving me just a few moments to capture this frame. Scientists have just recently confirmed that the spotting on each ray is a unique identifier, the equivalent of a human fingerprint. I love how black and white reinforces that uniqueness, keenly displaying the distinctive spotting, as well as the subtle shading differences between each individual.

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desert29rat 2 days agoThey’re beautiful!

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Wide Angle Category Winner: ‘Frozen Mobile Home’ By Greg Lecoeur, France

Wide Angle Category Winner: 'Frozen Mobile Home' By Greg Lecoeur, France

Massive and mysterious habitats, icebergs are dynamic kingdoms that support marine life. As they swing and rotate slowly through polar currents, icebergs fertilize the oceans by carrying nutrients from land that spark blooms of phytoplankton, fundamental to the carbon cycle. During an expedition in Antarctica Peninsula with filmmaker Florian Fisher and freediver Guillaume Nery, we explored and documented the hidden face of this iceberg where crab-eater seals have taken up residence on icebergs that drift at the whim of polar currents.

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Avery S Alberico 2 days agoThis could be a cool sculpture

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Behaviour Category: ‘A Fever Of Cownose Rays’ By Alex Kydd, Australia

Behaviour Category: 'A Fever Of Cownose Rays' By Alex Kydd, Australia

A rare encounter with a fever of cownose rays on the Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. This was a once in a lifetime encounter with a species that is rarely documented in this region. We unexpectedly came across the rays whilst searching for whale sharks. The rays were spiralling up and down the water column from the surface to 20 meters for a brief moment until they disappeared into the deep. The images were taken whilst freediving to approximately 6 metres. The rays were circling and rubbing together in a behaviour that is still not clearly understood. It may have been possible mating or a social behaviour. The exact species of ray is still debated, it is either Rhinoptera javanica or Rhinoptera neglecta.

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desert29rat 2 days agoBeautiful underwater ballet.

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Behaviour Category: ‘Turtle & Friends’ By Henley Spiers, UK

Behaviour Category: 'Turtle & Friends' By Henley Spiers, UK

A large olive ridley turtle rests peacefully on the sea bed as it is manicured by an eager group of reef fish. Turtle shells are often populated by epibionts, or tiny ocean hitchhikers, who use the shell as a home and a way of spreading their gene pool to new areas. They do not harm the turtle in small numbers, but should their presence grow too great, the turtle will be uncomfortably encumbered. To prevent this from happening, turtles have been known to recruit the services of fish, who feed on these epibionts in a mutually beneficial, symbiotic relationship. Even so, this behaviour is rarely witnessed by divers, and I was delighted to find this scene upon dropping in for a dive at Cabo Pulmo National Park, where strict marine protection measures have resulted in a safe haven for marine life.

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MagicalUnicorn 2 days agocannot decide if turtle looks tired of chill 🙂

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Macro Category: ‘Bling’ By Lilian Koh, Singapore

Macro Category: 'Bling' By Lilian Koh, Singapore

It is a slow black water night in Anilao where there is not many subjects in sight and mostly not suitable to use this foreground bokeh technique. I was drifting along the current until this juvenile wunderpus octopus (wunderpus hotogenicus) came along at around 25m depth.

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Sterling Wible 2 days agoIt’s amazing

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Behaviour Category Winner: ‘Octopus Training’ By Pasquale Vassallo, Italy

Behaviour Category Winner: 'Octopus Training' By Pasquale Vassallo, Italy

At the end of a session of free diving, I noticed a soccer ball, in the distance and on the surface. Intrigued I approached it, and then I noticed that below it was an octopus that was being pulled along by the current. I do not know what it was doing under the ball, but I think it is training for the next football World Cup! There was time for me to take a couple of shots before the octopus let go of the ball and dropped back to the seabed.

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Peter Dylan 2 days agoi hope that ball was removed from the water….

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Behaviour Category: ‘Say Me’ By Paolo Isgro, Italy

Behaviour Category: 'Say Me' By Paolo Isgro, Italy

This photo was taken in Tonga during a Naia liveaboard. On the second day, in the middle of lunch, the cruise director called us because there was a lot of whale action right around the boat. So in a fraction we climb out of the chair, jump into the wetsuit swallowing the last bite and dive into the water. A couple of young whales really want to play with us and minutes after minute they get closer and closer. And it was during a freediving at 10 m that I saw this whale caming so close to me: it looks at me very intensely and says “Hello” in one breath exhaling so many bubbles.

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Karen Dyer 2 days agoTiny bubbles, tiny bubbles

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Portrait Category: ‘Close Encounters’ By Pedro Jarque Krebs, Peru

Portrait Category: 'Close Encounters' By Pedro Jarque Krebs, Peru

The hippopotamus is one of the most dangerous animals because of its strength and territoriality. Approaching a hippopotamus in its territory and underwater can be fatal…

Therefore, my photograph was taken with a hippo in captivity, which has ideal facilities with ample space for immersion, so that I could focus on what really interests me in myp hotography, namely to portray the animals as closely as possible.

I specialize in animal photography and in general my portraits are taken either in a natural environment or in captivity and even in sanctuaries. I try to establish a more intimate relationship between the animal and the viewer, and in general I isolate the animal from any context to avoid distractions. This photograph is one of the few animal portraits I have taken without a black background.

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Sparrow Flying Free 2 days agoStunning photo!

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Wide Angle Category: ‘Dragon Split’ By J. Gregory Sherman, USA

Wide Angle Category: 'Dragon Split' By J. Gregory Sherman, USA

While Komodo Dragons are primarily land reptiles, they will venture into the water if something warrants investigation.

For this image we went out in a RIB to take a look at the Dragons and I had brought along my rig “just in case”. One particular Dragon came out and repeatedly got VERY close including trying to climb on and into the RIB on several occasions. I suspect that he has become habituated to humans and was looking for a handout.

In hindsight I’m not sure it was the safest thing I have ever done so I’d have to add the caveat ‘Don’t try this at home!”

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Behaviour Category: ‘Mating Nudibranchs’ By Steven Kovacs, USA

Behaviour Category: 'Mating Nudibranchs' By Steven Kovacs, USA

Traveling 5 miles off the coast of Florida at night and jumping into the ocean to drift near the surface in 600 foot depth, one can come across many wonderful and strange pelagic animals. One of these amazing animals is this pelagic Nudibranch (sea slug) that swims and lives up in the water column.

Just coming across these wonderful creatures is rewarding enough but on one particular dive I was fortunate to come across two of them together. It took a moment to realize that they were connected to each other and were, in fact, in the process of mating. What made this super rare encounter even more special is that in the split moment the photograph was taken, it appeared as if the nudibranchs were introducing themselves face to face with a handshake. A truly unique encounter in an other worldly setting.

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Smitttty 2 days ago*Borat Voice* “He Get This”

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British Waters Wide Angle Category: ‘Octopus And The Sunstar’ By Mark Kirkland, UK

British Waters Wide Angle Category: 'Octopus And The Sunstar' By Mark Kirkland, UK

This was my first ever encounter with an Octopus and it couldn’t have happened in a more beautiful underwater landscape. I was on the liveaboard MV Halton, exploring the crystal clear waters of the far north coast of Scotland when we dropped onto the reef walls of Eilean Nam Ron. The visability and abundance of life made wide-angle photography a dream. I kept my distance from this small curled octopus as it traversed the reef wall. It kept it’s gaze on me as I followed it before it eventually stopped and changed from bright orange to pale yellow to blend in with the surrounding soft corals. I took this as a hint that I was outstaying my welcome and took this last photograph before leaving it to it’s day.

Underwater Photographer Of The Year , Mark Kirkland Report

desert29rat 2 days agoBeautiful photo.

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Portrait Category: ‘High Five – A Newly Hatched Hawksbill Turtle’ By Matty Smith, Australia

Portrait Category: 'High Five - A Newly Hatched Hawksbill Turtle' By Matty Smith, Australia

I flew out to PNG specifically to shoot this image. Upon arrival I knew I would only get one chance to get it right, so I spent the day testing lens & lighting experiments on a small piece of driftwood about the same size as the turtle (4cm) to get my technique perfected before the real event. In the end I opted for a 4”port with the fisheye with 2 snooted strobes. One strobe above the water pointing down and the other underwater pointing up at the hatching. When my chance came to get this shot I had less than a minute to nail it, the extensive preparation paid off.

Underwater Photographer Of The Year , Matty Smith Report

Sterling Wible 2 days agoIt’s so adorable!

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Portrait Category: ‘Close Encounters In The Swamps’ By Mirko Zanni, Switzerland

Portrait Category: 'Close Encounters In The Swamps' By Mirko Zanni, Switzerland

During my last trip to Florida to photograph Goliath groupers, I had to change my travel plans due to hurricane Dorian … so I went to visit the Everglades to be able to photograph the American alligator, it didn’t take long to find some alligators of considerable size and not at all afraid of my camera housing!

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desert29rat 2 days agoToo close!

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Behaviour Category: ‘Emperor Among Drummers’ By Scott Portelli, Australia

Behaviour Category: 'Emperor Among Drummers' By Scott Portelli, Australia

An Emperor fish tussles for position among a school of silver drummer fish in the shallows at Lord Howe Island, Australia, competing for prime position to devour any scraps left by tourists visiting to watch this behaviour. The Emperor fish spurts a stream of water out of its mouth in an attempt to distract the other fish from a potential free meal.

Underwater Photographer Of The Year , Scott Portelli Report

NanZ 1 day agoSuch an interesting photo! I love it!

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Wide Angle Category: ‘Her’ By Jingle Guo & Fdb, China

Wide Angle Category: 'Her' By Jingle Guo & Fdb, China

I have wanted to take a photo like this since the first moment I went underwater. The unprecedented quiet and solitude, and the feeling of mother nature’s embrace is what being underwater emotes in me. The aim of this photo is to express this, a feeling of being in the universe, like a baby in mother’s womb, when we’re underwater. The photo was taken at a diving venue in FuZhou, China. I used back lighting, which when it touches the tiles on the wall, creates a beautiful effect.

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Shannon Matthews 2 days agoThis is truly stunning. Very surreal

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British Waters Compact Category: ‘They’re Back’ By Colin Garrett, UK

British Waters Compact Category: 'They’re Back' By Colin Garrett, UK

The mighty Barrel Jellyfish to the best of my knowledge, had not been seen around Portland since the Summer of 2015. Myself and some diving friends had waited year after year for their return, as they make in our opinion beautiful subjects to photograph. Within the first few months of 2019 the wish became reality and I sighted my first of many. Snorkeling above this beautiful creature in clear blue water I snapped and snapped away taking seemingly endless photos. Reviewing them later, for me at least, one photo truly stood out… this one.

Underwater Photographer Of The Year , Colin Garrett Report

Gabi 2 days agoWow, that’s a huge cauliflower.

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Wide Angle Category: ‘Over The Reef’ By Nadia Aly, USA

Wide Angle Category: 'Over The Reef' By Nadia Aly, USA

I had just descended and was getting myself sorted. I had not even turned my camera and strobes on, when I saw this octopus crawling over the reef. The visibility was superb, the guides said it was the best they had seen it in a while. I quickly turned my camera gear on and took a few shots, before this octopus started hunting and moving quickly between the corals.

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Sterling Wible 2 days agoWasn’t expecting that!

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British Waters Living Together Category: ‘Cone Home’ By Kirsty Andrews, UK

British Waters Living Together Category: 'Cone Home' By Kirsty Andrews, UK

It’s never nice to see discarded manmade items on the sea floor, but in this case, a common lobster (Homarus gammarus) was taking advantage of the situation. A traffic cone provided a handy vantage point to overlook the seabed as well as a large lobstersized shelter on an otherwise relatively flat landscape.

Underwater Photographer Of The Year , Kirsty Andrews Report

Peter Dylan 2 days agoThis is cute but sad at the same time… littering is awful 🙁

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Macro Category: ‘Lemons’ By Mika Saareila, Finland

Macro Category: 'Lemons' By Mika Saareila, Finland

I wanted to photograph a Lemon fish couple with backlight and bokeh balloons. The Dive into Lembeh dive guide found a suitable target and placed the light behind it, and I could take the picture I wanted 🙂

Background backscatter and backlighting did add nice bokeh balloons to the picture 🙂

Underwater Photographer Of The Year , Mika Saareila Report

Gabi 2 days agoThe Shining twins.

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Up & Coming Category: ‘Bait Ball Of Life’ By Emilie Ledwidge, Australia

Up & Coming Category: 'Bait Ball Of Life' By Emilie Ledwidge, Australia

Ningaloo Reef is home to an array of unique marine animals, including numerous species of sharks such as this grey reef shark. When I found this bait ball I dove down, holding on to some rock to stay steady and motionless hoping that I would go unnoticed by the many sharks surrounding the reef bommie. As I held my breath, seeing nothing but a wall of tiny fish, I hoped that one of the sharks would go straight through and over my head and sure enough one did.

It is moments like these that I am forever grateful for sharks to exist. As the apex predators of the reef the grey reef sharks balance the ecosystem; feeding on the dying, weak, injured and slow fish so only the strongest survive. Without sharks, without healthy fish populations and without an ocean full of life who knows what the future looks life.

Underwater Photographer Of The Year , Emilie Ledwidge Report

Chaz83 1 day agoBeautiful shark

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Portrait Category: ‘Crab-Eater Seal’ By Greg Lecoeur, France

Portrait Category: 'Crab-Eater Seal' By Greg Lecoeur, France

During an expedition on a small sailboat, Guillaume Nery, Florian Fisher and myself explored the Antarctica Peninsula by diving below the surface. Although the conditions were extreme with a temperature of -1° C, we documented extraordinary marine life in a fragile ecosystem, such as on this image: crab-eater seal. We also saw leopard seals, gentoo penguins, Antarctica fur seals, and Weddel seals. All these marine animals are affected by global warming with the melting of the ice. Despite the name, Crabeater Seals don’t eat Crabs. Krill make up to 95% of a Crabeater Seal’s diet. Crabeater seals have developed a sieve-shaped tooth structure that filters krill, much like whale baleen. They suck up water containing krill, close their jaws, and push the water between their specialized teeth, trapping the krill inside.

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British Waters Compact Category: ‘Million Miles Away’ By Martin Edser, UK

British Waters Compact Category: 'Million Miles Away' By Martin Edser, UK

Diving with seals is always a privilege and I love the opportunity to photograph them. Like us they have different characters and moods. Trying to capture some of these traits in a photograph is what I have tried to accomplish this year on my visit to the Farne islands. Wide angle and ambient light is my preference. The water was clear enough here to take a picture at some distance and capture this seal in what seems to be a moment of far away contemplation. The lighting, haziness of the water and surrounding fauna help to give, I believe, an ethereal quality to the image adding to the ‘million miles away’ look. The reality is of course this seal is being very attentive of me and choosing to keep its distance!

Underwater Photographer Of The Year , Martin Edser Report

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Wide Angle Category: ‘Sub Zero’ By Tobias Friedrich, Germany

Wide Angle Category: 'Sub Zero' By Tobias Friedrich, Germany

During an expedition in East Greenland under the ice, one diver took his video lights with him to swim underneath the iceberg. The water was minus 2 degrees with outside winds up to minus 27 degree Celsius, in which we sometimes only could do one dive per day. The whole fjord was frozen with the icebergs frozen into the surface. We had to get our gear on a snowmobile and man-powered sledge every day to an iceberg we thought could be nice and made some holes around it. Only in the water could we see the real dimensions of the whole iceberg.

Underwater Photographer Of The Year , Tobias Friedrich Report

Zara VP 2 days agoIncredible!

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Compact Category: ‘In My Place’ By Kathrin Landgraf-Kluge, Germany

Compact Category: 'In My Place' By Kathrin Landgraf-Kluge, Germany

I fell in love with the super tiny underwater critters only recently, less than 3 years ago during a holiday to Lembeh. I soon returned with my compact camera equipment upgraded for super macro photography by adding a 15+ macro lens. It was during one of my first dives with the new equipment when I took this photo. We spotted this tiny Bryozoan Goby and I really loved how he looked like peeking out from a window of his home. I was lucky to get the shot like this! I only learned later that this species was only discovered 7 years ago and that this one is on the list of many photographers which makes the photo even more special for me!

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Goli Soda 2 days agoI’m amazed how well nature colour coordinates!

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Behaviour Category: ‘Great White Bite’ By Kimberly Jeffries, USA

Behaviour Category: 'Great White Bite' By Kimberly Jeffries, USA

For several days we visited the resting site of a deceased sperm whale hoping to capture the natural events that unfolded. We were treated to visitations from some of the most beautiful and threatened species in the world and witnessed incredible and natural feeding events. One of the most memorable visitors was this newly identified white shark. The behavior of each shark was unique not just to the species but to individual and their reactions to various divers all very different. It was thrilling to document and witness these creatures, knowing that these images would go on to help scientists put together new knowledge and understanding to help protect our oceans.

Underwater Photographer Of The Year , Kimberly Jeffries Report

Chaz83 1 day agoLooks more like a Mako from this angle

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Note: this post originally had 58 images. It’s been shortened to the top 30 images based on user votes.

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First Vertical Forest In Asia With 3,000 Plants Will Turn CO2 Into 132 Pounds Of Oxygen Per Day

Let us introduce you to the greener future of urbanized landscapes – vertical forests in Nanjing, China. These two forest-like buildings are called Nanjing Towers, and they’ll produce 132 pounds (60kg) of oxygen every day once they’re completed in 2018. With environmental concerns being a huge problem in overpopulated and overpolluted China, innovative projects like this are – literally – a much-needed breath of fresh air.

Each of the Nanjing Towers will stand 656ft and 354ft respectively, and between them, they’ll house over 1,000 trees and approximately 2,500 shrubs from 23 different local species. The taller tower will contain offices, a museum, a green architecture school and a rooftop club. When it comes to the smaller tower, it’s just as impressive, as it will house a rooftop pool and a 247-room Hyatt hotel. Balconies will afford visitors stunning views of the dizzying vertical forests that are intended to help regenerate local biodiversity.

The architectural masterpiece is designed by Stefano Boeri who has already created vertical forests in Milan (Italy) and Lausanne (Switzerland).

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These towers in Nanjing, China will contain vertical forests that will house 2,500 shrubs and over 1,000 trees

The 23 different tree varieties will produce around 132 pounds (60kg) of oxygen every day

They were designed by Italian architect Stefano Boeri and they will be completed in 2018

Similar buildings have also been planned by the architect for Lausanne, Switzerland

And two vertical forests, called Bosco Verticale, have already been built in Milan, Italy

For more eco designs check out this floating gym in Paris.

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People Share ‘Accidental Wes Anderson’ Photos Of Real-Life Locations That Belong In His Movies

There’s an interesting photo hunt going on online, which gets even more interesting if you’re a fan of the visual style seen in the iconic movies by director Wes Anderson.

I’m talking about the subreddit called ‘Accidental Wes Anderson,’ in which users upload the pics taken all around the world of buildings, sceneries or even people who seem to belong in the next Wes Anderson flick. And surprisingly, there are quite a few spots from North Korea to Ukraine, that compete for the attention of the famous director.

Maybe there’s a spot like this someplace near you? Then don’t hesitate to share your photos in the comments!

(h/t: boredpanda)

#1 Moomin House In Naantali, Finland

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#2 Stadt-Bad Gotha In Gotha, Germany

 

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#3 Hotel Belvédère Near The Rhône Glacier, Switzerland

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#4 Swimming Pool In Hamburg, Germany

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#5 Dan Sully Photography: Singapore

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#6 A Chimney Sweep From Tallinn, Estonia

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#7 Grand Hotel Misurina, Italy

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#8 Good Records In Dallas, U.S.

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#9 Conservatory Of The George Eastman House In Rochester, U.S.

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#10 Door In Kiev, Ukraine

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#11 Metro Train In Brussels, Belgium

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#12 Malina Swimming Pool In Bratislava, Slovakia

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#13 Conference Room In North Korea

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#14 Train In Flåm, Norway

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#15 “Ebb Tide” At Gold Crest Resort Motel By Tyler Haughey

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#16 Spadina Road, Toronto

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#17 Berlin, Germany

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#18 Estoi, Portugal

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#19 “Chateau” By Jeremy Kohm In Ottawa, Canada

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#20 The Exchange District In Winnipeg, Manitoba

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#21 Hotel Saratoga In Havana, Cuba

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#22 Cinema

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#23 Home Office Of An Mcm House In Portland, Oregon

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#24 Hotel Principe Di Savoia In Milan, Italy

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#25 Mongolia

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#26 Choi Hung Estates In Hong Kong

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#27 Room In The Ostel Hotel In East Berlin, Germany

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#28 Jane Hotel In New York, U.S.

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#29 The Utter Inn Located In Västerås, Sweden

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#30 Lobby Bar Of The Graduate Hotel In Mississippi, U.S.

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#31 Pennsylvania Railroad Suburban Station, Pennsylvania

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#32 Locker Room

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#33 Beauty Salon Waiting Area In North Korea

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#34 Grand Hotel De L’europe, Bad Gastein, Austria

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#35 Ballet Class

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#36 Burabai Lake, Kazakhstan

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#37 Metro Entrance In Budapest, Hungary

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#38 Hippie

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#39 Hamble-Warsash Ferry Shelter In Hampshire, UK

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#40 Stenbock Palace, Stockholm, Sweden

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#41 Lighthouse In Snæfellsjökull National Park, Iceland

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#42 Empty Pool

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#43 Conference Room In The Former Palast Der Republik In Berlin, Germany

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#44 Employee Enters Room At Mount Kumgang Resort In North Korea

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#45 Ribersborgs Open-Air Bath In Malmö, Sweden

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#46 The View Out Of Train Heading Into Austria

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#47 Prada Marfa In Valentine, Texas, U.S.

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#48 Florida, U.S.

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#49 Hotel Polonia In Warsaw, Poland

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#50 Office Of Coccinelle

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