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Melissa Kaseman "Preschool Pocket Treasures" series. Paul Nicklen photography. Swirling Photographs of Mixed Paint by Mark Lovejoy. Working from his studio in Alpine, Texas, artist Mark Lovejoy creates richly textured images of mixed paint, but although he’s somewhat secretive about his process, one thing is clear: they aren’t just photographs of mixed paint.

Swirling Photographs of Mixed Paint by Mark Lovejoy

40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken. Sisters pose for the same photo three separate times, years apart. A Russian war veteran kneels beside the tank he spent the war in, now a monument. A Romanian child hands a heart-shaped balloon to riot police during protests against austerity measures in Bucharest. Retired Philadelphia Police Captain Ray Lewis is arrested for participating in the Occupy Wall Street protests in 2011. A monk prays for an elderly man who had died suddenly while waiting for a train in Shanxi Taiyuan, China. A dog named "Leao" sits for a second consecutive day at the grave of her owner, who died in the disastrous landslides near Rio de Janiero on January 15, 2011.

The 1968 Olympics Black Power Salute: African American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise their fists in a gesture of solidarity at the 1968 Olympic games. "To Adrian Rodriguez, With Love" series by Melanie Willhide. Melanie Willhide.

"To Adrian Rodriguez, With Love" series by Melanie Willhide

(This post contains nudity.) For most photographers, having your computer stolen is the stuff of nightmares—it happened to photographer Melanie Willhide, and she knows your next question: “Yes, [the thief] also took our backup drive.” Tom Robinson's Travel Photography. Stunning black and white photography by Hengki Koentjoro. Black and white photography is one of my favorite things on Earth, and let’s call Hengki Koentjoro’s work Exhibit A as to why. I love the way fog, mist, and water are used as natural special effects to soften and distort the images, and how they take on a life of their own. The key to great black and white photography is contrast, and these photos have it in spades.

The interior of instruments photographed by Mierswa-Kluska. Photos Reveal What It's Like to Have Anxiety. Photographer John William Keedy explores themes of anxiety and varied neuroses in his series titled It's Hardly Noticeable.

Photos Reveal What It's Like to Have Anxiety

Examining his own struggles with anxiety over the past nine years and drawing from other mental disorders, the images present an insightful look at behaviors that are deemed "abnormal" while simultaneously challenging ideas of normalcy. The serious topic is addressed in an intriguing fashion, one that offers small windows into the lives of people who suffer from mental illnesses.

"Both Sides Of" series by Alex John Beck. Both Sides, 2013 Two beliefs. 1) a perfectly symmetrical face is most beautiful. 2) the face is representative of the character.

"Both Sides Of" series by Alex John Beck

Yet each face, beautiful or otherwise, can be made symmetrical. Thus maybe beautiful. Surreal Shadow Portraits by Alexey Bednij. Double Exposure Portraits taken by Dan Mountford. “It’s not what it seems” series by Hikaru Cho. In this fun series of painted objects titled “It’s not what it seems” by artist Hikaru Cho, common foods are transformed with deftly applied acrylic paints to look like other foods.

“It’s not what it seems” series by Hikaru Cho

A banana is turned into a near photo-realistic cucumber, a tomato becomes a tangerine, and even an egg is made into a glistening eggplant. "Things Are Queer" Ben Heine: pencil vs. camera. May 25, 2011 ben heine: pencil vs. camera ‘pencil vs. camera’ by ben heine image © ben heine.

Ben Heine: pencil vs. camera

Conceptual Self-Portraits by Laura Williams. Home » Art • Photography » 18-Year-Old Photographer’s Spectacular Conceptual Self-Portraits 18-year-old Laura Williams joins the ranks of fellow young, extremely talented photographers such as Alex Stoddard and Kyle Thompson in creating spectacularly surreal and expressive self-portraits.

Conceptual Self-Portraits by Laura Williams

The Cambridge, England native’s photograph entitled Invisible recently went viral, with over 800,000 views on Flickr alone. Jay Roode's aerial photography of Africa. As one of only a handful of fine art aerial photographers in the world, husband and wife team Jan and Jay Roode show an undeniable passion for capturing natures magnificence and preserving its legacy.

Jay Roode's aerial photography of Africa

With endless hours spent patiently in the sky and on the ground they have attempted to bring to life magical moments in time that tell the story of the ancient spirit of Africa. Based in Johannesburg South Africa, they are master photographers, passionate aviators and conservationists. Pics that won't make you laugh but are still cool. I hop you don't mind if I use this thread as an excuse to post some Earth porn: My current Wallpaper, The Havasu Falls The Guilin Mountains "Elephant Foot" Glacier My favorite at the moment: Rainbow(Northern Lights?)

Pics that won't make you laugh but are still cool

Click the images for the full-sized versions. "Paint Pigment" series by Rob and Nick Carter. Bursting water balloons captured by Edward Horsford. Daniel Fuller Photography. "Behind a Little House" series by Manuel Cosentino. Photography from The Wall Street Journal. Photography by Hengki Koentjoro. CRACKED: 21 Images You Won't Believe Aren't Photosphopped. This is the latest edition of our most popular feature, in which we demonstrate that the truth is stranger than Photoshop.

CRACKED: 21 Images You Won't Believe Aren't Photosphopped

Here are more photos that will make every poster in the comment section scream "FAKE! " but are absolutely real. In case you missed the previous episodes, here's Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, the gritty reboot that doesn't acknowledge the previous editions, Part 6 and Part 7. And now ... #21. Via