Natsumi Hayashi is a sweet-looking Japanese girl who, one day, decided to take self-portraits..of herself levitating. She can be spotted in and around Tokyo, equipped with her SLR and her self-timer. When she feels the moment strike, she presses the shutter button down and then, quite literally, "jumps" into place. What I love most about her shots is that they don't feel forced.
What would we do without technology? Often though, whether from disaster or lack of funding, celebrated technology becomes obsolete and is abandoned. Decay sets in to rust the disused places and objects which were once invaluable to us. Here are defunct and abandoned technologies such as power plants, amusement parks, factories, ships, aircraft, oil rigs, and military installations. Abandoned Balaklava Submarine Base (image credits: English Russia)
Wild China: 25 Spectacular Species You Should See | Green Buzz China is certainly one of the most beautiful places on earth. Entwined with temples of culture, mountains painted in white snow, lands of the giant panda, coastlines enriched with amazing colonies of unusual birds, dense forests that are roped with hunting tigers and a great wall that stretches through the land and ripples with history. These are only a small handful of the treasures that embellish Chinese lands. But which species thrive here? Crisscrossing the varying habitats that enrich china are numerous displays of diversity – producing rarities of striking colours, odd behaviours and endangered species.
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Last Suppers: James Reynolds Photographs of Death Row Inmates Final Meals -... The death penalty was reinstated 34 years ago this week. To mark the date, we look at a photo series of last meal requests from death row inmates. James Reynolds is a London photographer who documented the final requests of former death row inmates after seeing a small list in Schott's Food and Drink Miscellany. He bought prison trays—replicas of the ones they actually use in maximum security prisons—off the internet and began staging these "Last Suppers." This week marks the 34th anniversary of the reinstatement of the federal death penalty.
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It’s generally considered a good idea to wait until the 3 month scan before telling people you’re going to have a baby, just to make sure everything is ok. I’m terrible at keeping secrets, so after only a few weeks I told my boss at work that I was going to be a dad and his reaction was so priceless I instantly knew I had to capture the reactions of my close friends and family. We hadn’t been trying for a baby and I was 29, which for London is fairly young to have a child, so I knew I’d get some good reactions. My parents. They'd just bought a new camper van and were very eager to give us a guided tour.
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Birdwatchers are rushing to Avebury, near Marlborough, Wiltshire to hopefully catch a glimpse of a rare albino jackdaw. Author Andrew Collins was the first to photograph the bird which locals have named Jackie. Other fabulous albino animals include:
From KCRG… Yurt used to live with a homeless Cedar Rapids man, 57-year-old Kevin McClain, in his car. But a month ago he became ill with lung cancer.Paramedics rushed him to Mercy Medical Center and later to Hospice House. Yurt went to the animal shelter.“In the transition of moving him over from our ambulance cot to the bed, he told me, ‘I have a dog,’” said Area Ambulance Service Paramedic Specialist Jan Erceg.