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The Girl Who Loves to Levitate (14 photos) Natsumi Hayashi is a sweet-looking Japanese girl who, one day, decided to take self-portraits..of herself levitating.

The Girl Who Loves to Levitate (14 photos)

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. Natsumi has a way of making us feel as though she naturally levitates throughout life. When I asked her how others react to her jumping around Tokyo, here is a funny story that she shared. "So I stopped jumping and apologized to them by saying, 'I am taking jumping photos for my wedding party's slide show.' "Then, I took one of the best levitation shots of the entire series. " "We are all surrounded by social stress as we are bound by the forces of earth's gravity," Natsumi says when asked why she took on the series.

Natsumi Hayashi's website. d89e3136.jpg from exhibit-e.com. Abandoned Technology Scattered Across The Globe. What would we do without technology?

Abandoned Technology Scattered Across The Globe

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) Until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Balaklava was a secretive town that was home to a highly secretive nuclear submarine base.

Abandoned Technology: Airplane Graveyard (image credits: Telstar Logistics ) Technology becomes obsolete all the time, but where do airplanes go to die? Abandoned Amusement Park: Woncheon Lakeland (image credits: Dark Roasted Blend) There is something sickly fascinating about places once built for merriment then left to decay in horror. Berlin Amusement Park (image credits: Gonzo Circus) Ship Graveyards. 4058_20e950107194be4b810e555919b6147d_2.jpg from nature-pictures.org. S_v22_0RTXV9FO.jpg from theatlantic.com. Bolivia salt desert after the rain by Guy Nesher. Fullmoonhike.swf from leecasalena.com. TYPOE_CONFETTI-DEATH_1_900px.jpg from streetanatomy.com.

500x_snow.jpg from gawkerassets.com. 2009_06_17_4260.jpg from extremeinstability.com. Pb248534.jpg from photoblink.com. Wild China: 25 Spectacular Species You Should See. China is certainly one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Wild China: 25 Spectacular Species You Should See

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. Approximately, China is the home to over 4, 400 species of invertebrates, 500 mammals, 1,189 birds, 320 reptiles and 210 amphibians – each, which has evolved to fill a niche of behaviours, nutrition, sounds and patterns.

Here is a selection of 25 species that are sure to be admired as flagship species of China. Wudalianchi-National-Park02.jpg from kikirikipics.com. 1525-Blue-Jay-Way-05.jpg from homedsgn.com. e6542bcccf_75247609_o2.jpg from jxs.cz. Mech_01.jpg from noaa.gov. Last Suppers: James Reynolds Photographs of Death Row Inmates Final Meals -...

Launch Slideshow The death penalty was reinstated 34 years ago this week.

Last Suppers: James Reynolds Photographs of Death Row Inmates Final Meals -...

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. GOOD: What were you trying to convey about these last requests? JAMES REYNOLDS: I saw a small list of what a few death row prisoners had chosen for their last meals before their deaths and I wondered what they would look like as a visual image.

G: Are there any particular meals that spoke to you? JR: I tried to research why each prisoner chose what they did, but only discovered why the single olive was chosen. Mai474big.jpg from nikdaum.com. Camels-cross-the-desert-k-003.jpg from guim.co.uk. Coke-evolution.jpg from pete.com.

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Tom Robinson Travel Photography: Im going to be a dad! Free-scenery-wallpaper-1280x800-1004082.jpg from wallpaperstop.com. Wildlife1.jpg from gipsypalace.com. Albino Animals. Birdwatchers are rushing to Avebury, near Marlborough, Wiltshire to hopefully catch a glimpse of a rare albino jackdaw.

Albino Animals

Author Andrew Collins was the first to photograph the bird which locals have named Jackie. Other fabulous albino animals include: According to Wikipedia there is no reported case of a true “albino” horse even though white horses have been referred to as albino in literature and some registries. All so-called “albino” horses have pigmented eyes, usually brown or blue, and thus are not true albinos. Many albino mammals, such as mice or rabbits, typically have a white hair coat, unpigmented skin and reddish eyes.

Dominant white in horses is caused by the absence of pigment cells melanocytes, whereas albino animals have a normal distribution of melanocytes In other animals, patches of unpigmented skin, hair, or eyes due to the lack of pigment cells (melanocytes) are called piebaldism, not albinism nor partial albinism. Atmospheric. 20110615TLEKotsiopoulos.jpg from nasa.gov. Sayings-23.jpg from dumpaday.com. A dying man's last wish: To see his dog. From KCRG… Yurt used to live with a homeless Cedar Rapids man, 57-year-old Kevin McClain, in his car.

A dying man's last wish: To see his dog

But a month ago he became ill with lung cancer.Paramedics rushed him to Mercy Medical Center and later to Hospice House.