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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: (via: nationalgeographic, imgur) Related:  Endroits à l'abandonAmériquesPhotos animaux

Abandoned 1960s French Riviera Film set: A Miniature Underwater City Before & After (by messynessychic) This one was brought to our attention by a friend of our page. Abandoned 1960s French Riviera Film set: A Miniature Underwater City Before & After A room with uninterrupted sea views? Admittedly, it might need a bit of work but this underwater hotel has become a bit of an institution with local fish who have been checking in since the 1960s. At 30 meters below sea level near a lighthouse called La Fourmigue, off the Cap d’Antibes, lies the remains of a 1000m² underwater miniature French town complete with houses and buildings up to a meter high, a church, town square, an amphitheatre and even a lawyer’s office. (c) Michal Krzysztofowicz The aquatic town was built between 1963 and 1965 by French filmmakers who wanted to shoot parts of their movie, L’Enfant et la Sirène (The Child and the Mermaid) on a real underwater film set. I was content to leave the story there with a link to a local diving company that can take you to the underwater site, but then I thought: Hang on a minute!

Panda Diplomacy | Surf-Inspired Apparel, Tees, Hats and Accessories for Men, Women and Kids 30+ Palms Full Of Cuteness Cute animals that fit in the palm of your hand are the pinnacle of cuteness. Once you've got a baby animal that you can hold like a cookie or a muffin, there's no way to make it any cuter. That's it. Even octopuses, bats and puffer fish, not exactly known for their cuteness, become irresistibly adorable when they're tiny. If you've got any more pictures of palm-sized bundles of cuteness, we've absolutely GOT to see them! Add those cuties to this list and upvote your favorites! Show 40 more Add Image Recent submissions to this list Puppy Bunny Kitty Baby Possum Baby Rabbit Hedgehog Drag Image Select File Rules: 1) no ugly watermarks 2) no borders 3) no low quality images Ooops!

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

Partez à la découverte d’un village fantôme au nord de Paris Il n’y a pas que dans les autres pays qu’on peut trouver des villes abandonnées : en France aussi ! Une commune située à environ vingt kilomètres au Nord de Paris recèle toute une partie de son ancien village à l’abandon. Maisons, commerces, château : DGS vous raconte l’histoire de ce petit village francilien. D’ailleurs, ce Vieux-Pays est situé complètement dans l’axe des pistes de l’aéroport. Même si quelques irréductibles continuent de vivre dans les parages, la majorité des habitants a préféré déserter le vieux village pour déménager ailleurs, certains vendant même leur maison à l’entreprise Aéroports de Paris, qui gère l’aéroport de Roissy. La plupart de ces habitations a ensuite été murées puis elles ont été revendues à la municipalité de Goussainville pour un montant symbolique d’un euro. Photographies par l’agence Reuters. Photographies par C’est une découverte fascinante : on ne pensait pas trouver un village fantôme aussi proche de la capitale !

It’s yoga bear: Supple Santra has more keep-fit moves than the average bear - 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

[Strange and Funky Animal Photographer] Brad Wilson Sachant que j'ai initié ce blog avec un billet sur un hibou transformiste, on peut s'attendre à ce qu'une série de portraits de ces nobles rapaces titille mon intérêt (En plus, je ne m'étais pas arrêté à un seul billet, ayant notamment décrit un hibou-chaton de l'enfer et des hiboux invisibles). Si en plus, le photographe en question, Brad Wilson, est un portraitiste animalier de renom, le résultat ne peut qu'être saisissant: Ces oiseaux proviennent de sanctuaires ou centres de captivité mais ne sont pas pour autant apprivoisés. Le Petit duc des montagnes (Megascops kennicottii): La chouette effraie (Tyto alba): Le hibou grand-duc (Bubo bubo): Le petit duc maculé (Megascops asio): Fun-fact gratuit pour cette espèce: il semblerait que les femelles petit duc (petites duchesses? Et comme d'habitude, on peut compter sur David Attenborough pour nous en apprendre un peu plus sur ces serpents chelous (dans Life in Cold Blood): Traduction: A quoi ressemblaient les tout premiers serpents?

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: Like Dislike 0 points Vote: