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Abandoned House in the Woods Taken Over by Wild Animals

Abandoned House in the Woods Taken Over by Wild Animals
Finnish photographer Kai Fagerström presents unique photo series, where he captures wild animals making themselves comfortable in abandoned houses in the woods of Finland. Titled The House in the Woods, the photo series is set in cottages near Kai’s summer house, which were abandoned by their tenants after the owner of the place died in a fire. Award-winning photographer noticed how the place was slowly being reclaimed by the nature, and what started as a few snapshots, ended up being a book, published in Finnish, German, and English. “Deserted buildings are so full of contradictions,” says Kai. “I am fascinated by the way nature reclaims spaces that were, essentially, only ever on loan to humans.” Kai usually works with a clear image of what he wants to achieve in his head, although it make take some time for all elements to fall into place. Website: kafa.fi (via: nationalgeographic, imgur) Related:  Amériques

Panda Diplomacy | Surf-Inspired Apparel, Tees, Hats and Accessories for Men, Women and Kids Real Monstrosities Steve McCurry: gorgeous photographs of people reading around the world. | stories are everywhere Photojournalist Steve McCurry is best known for shooting one of the most famous photographs ever taken -– 1985′s “Afghan Girl,” an image of a young girl with sea green eyes staring defiantly into the camera. But war and those affected by it are not his only subjects. “Like most photographers, I’m fascinated by people in everyday situations,” he says. “The work I do is mostly wandering and observing human nature and human activity, working and playing and leisure time. As you’re walking around the streets of China, India, New York, whererver -– it is fun to photograph people simply doing things.” One of his ongoing projects is compiling a collection of photos of people reading, entitled “Fusion: The Synergy of Energy and Words” (Part I and Part II). McCurry’s photos cross these cultural and socioeconomic boundaries. As a photographer, McCurry is always on the hunt for the “unguarded moment,” that slice of time that reveals something personal and honest. Thailand Afghanistan Jaipur, India

It’s yoga bear: Supple Santra has more keep-fit moves than the average bear - knutisweekly.com 17.9.2010 – Posted by Teddybärenmutti, Source: Daily Mail Online If you’re in a sedentary job, or cooped up in a confined space for some other reason, it’s a good idea to do a little stretching now and then to keep the muscles supple. This ‘housebound’ creature seems to know that better than most: She’s more yoga bear that Yogi Bear. The flexible brown bear looks like she has taken a few lessons in the traditional meditation exercise as she shows off her skills. Some invigorating early morning stretching exercises make the ideal start to a day of…whatever it is bears do Somewhere between the ‘Happy baby’ and ‘Boat’ poses, this excellent workout for extending the hamstrings should probably now be called ‘Bear Pose’ The bear, called Santra, had just woken from a nap when she sat down and went into a 15 minute yoga routine, reaching out to bend her legs into painful-looking positions. ..and it’s important too for the dedicated yoga practitioner to take a break between stretches

MalaCo 15th Century Flemish Style Portraits Recreated In Airplane Lavatory 836K views 182 days ago by Justina While on a long-haul flight, when most people would sleep, read a book or chew on complimentary snacks, Nina Katchadourian spends her time locked in the airplane’s lavatory taking selfies in the style of 15th century Flemish paintings. Her series, dubbed “Lavatory Self-Portraits in the Flemish Style,” is part of a bigger piece called “Seat Assignment,” which is based on improvising with materials close at hand while in flight . [Read more...] Here’s Katchadourian telling the birth story of her project: “While in the lavatory on a domestic flight in March 2010, I spontaneously put a tissue paper toilet cover seat cover over my head and took a picture in the mirror using my cellphone. Website: ninakatchadourian.com Like Dislike 0 points Vote:

Catalogue Original 1963 Nous vous présentons ici le catalogue du Conjunto Folklórico Nacional, édité en 1963. Ce document de 70 pages comporte de nombreuses et magnifiques photos que nous re-produisons ici, pour la plupart. Elles sont à l'origine en noir et blanc, et nous les avons retouchées en "sepia". Ce qui signifie que toutes les photos qui ici ne sont pas en sepia ne proviennent pas du catalogue original.Il présente également les principaux acteurs du CFN, dont vous pourrez retrouver les portraits dans l'article "Membres-Fondateurs", un peu plus plus bas. Vous pourrez également TÉLÉCHARGER ce document au format PDF en cliquant ICI. Une fois sur la page de Rapidshare, cliquez sur la case "Free" en bas à gauche de la page, puis entrez le code qu'on vous demande de taper, en respectant majuscules et minuscules, puis cliquez sur "download via… etc". (Détails d'un bantel, ou "bante", sorte "d'habit de cérémonie" recouvrant chacun des tambours batá pendant les rituels) (Tambours revêtus de leurs banteles, Coll.

Un monde sans sexe, la fin d'un scandale scientifique de cinquante ans LE MONDE SCIENCE ET TECHNO | • Mis à jour le | Par Yann Chavance Chez les animaux, la règle semblait immuable : pour avoir une descendance, il faut un mâle et une femelle. L'omniprésence de la reproduction sexuée dans le monde animal est pourtant longtemps restée un mystère. Dans chaque cellule, les chromosomes, supports de l'information génétique, existent en deux exemplaires, l'un provenant du père, l'autre de la mère. Pour s'en convaincre, il suffit de regarder chez l'homme à quel point chaque enfant d'un même couple est différent. Le brassage génétique apporté par la reproduction sexuée semblait donc être un tel avantage évolutif que bon nombre de scientifiques jugeaient tout autre mode de reproduction voué à l'échec. Ce mode de reproduction asexué, appelé parthénogenèse, avait déjà été observé chez certaines espèces de lézards ou de poissons par exemple, mais était alors présent en parallèle d'une reproduction sexuée.

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