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50 Fabulous Animal Photos of 2011

50 Fabulous Animal Photos of 2011
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9 Old-Timey Animal Photos You Won't Believe Are Real In the old days, concepts like safety, animal rights and sanity weren't as well-defined as they are now. And while there's no question that we treat animals better today than we did a few decades ago, sometimes what's good for the animals is bad for the field of insanely badass photography. So, we'll just have to fill that void with old-timey photos like these. #9. Gus Waldorf / Life"And in the red corner ... oh God, ALL of the blood. Allow us to introduce the fighters of this 1949 bout: In the blue corner, Gus Waldorf, a boxer so distinguished that this picture is literally all he's known for. Since they followed boxing protocol as opposed to the bear's preferred combat style of straight up mauling everyone, its teeth and claws were restricted with a muzzle and boxing gloves. Gus Waldorf / LifeAlso the bear was a southpaw, which put him right off his game. This was not an isolated incident, by the way -- bear-fighting was apparently all the rage back in the day. #8. #7. #6. #5.

What Goes Around Comes Around Big Ant International have won a Gold Pencil for Design (Public Service Poster) at the One Show Design Awards held this week. Four posters were designed to wrap around poles, campaigning for an end to the war in Iraq, pointing to the Global Coalition for Peace web site. Grenades, rifles, missiles and tank guns come round the pole to catch up with the aggressor in each poster. Credits “What Goes Around” was developed at Big Ant International, New York, by creative director Alfred S. Other related posts: Metallica The Day That Never Comes Music VideoSphere Action Figures As Real As It GetsGruen Transfer Tourism in Iraq PitchesBBC World Channel BillboardsMisereor – War Kills Families and Leaves Many ScarsSerj Tankian – Unthinking Majority Music VideoAmnesty International Switzerland Not Here But NowUS Flag and Iraq WarJustin Timberlake Music Video: What Goes Around Comes Around Location

Hyperrealism: HD Paintings Leave You Questioning What's Real - Culture Launch Slideshow It's been nearly 80 years since the critic and philosopher Walter Benjamin wrote "The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction," in which he explored the void left by our ability to create photographic representations of images, which he felt lacked the aura or originality of the artist's hand. In the years since then, high-definition photography has made it ever easier to produce realistic images (and, somewhat regrettably, photo-editing filters have allowed us to mimic "vintage" effects to with the click of a button). Meanwhile, painting persists. In what's sometimes called hyperrealism, a group of emerging and established artists create paintings and sculptures that approximate the appearance of high definition photography. The results are sometimes jarringly lifelike; other times, the artist focuses on the inherent flaws of digital photography—like compression errors or over-exposures—revealing something deeply human in the process.

Still life: Bent objects » Article », Digital Journalism UPDATE: The Return of Bent Objects Wires transform these objects from inanimate to hilarious works of art. Little polish girl McDonalds as Sculpture Materials Yeah, this is where those come from Dancing Queens English breakfast Sylvia Muffin put her head in the oven. The introvert Bananas in bed – let’s slip into bed together You Say Tomato, I Say Tomahto. Fruit with life experience Zombies are nuts about brains Modest pear Literary interpretations Paper training our little dog, Frank A little cat doodle Photo Credits: Terry Border at Bent Objects View more In Pictures sets on 25 Cool And Stunning Animal Photography September 21st, 2011 Sweet Mehvish Animal photography is probably one of the most dangerous types of photography. The outcome totally depends on the skills of photographer and the time when the shot is taken. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

25 Stunning Images of Animals From herons rudely showing off their behinds while hunting for fish, to hungry cheetahs preparing to pounce on their next dinner – these striking images capture the magic of the animal kingdom. 01-ARABIAN HORSES: Photo Images by Wojtek Kwiatkowski Photography 3D Paintings on Panes of Glass Using multiple layers of clear glass, Canada based David Spriggs and Chinese born Xia Xiaowan, transform flat artwork into 3D sculptures. Viewers are treated to different shifting perspectives of the works based on where they stand in the art space. Spriggs work revolves around powerful explosive imagery, often resembling storms, cosmic blasts or firework like explosions. See Also INCREDIBLE 3D ILLUSTRATIONS JUMP OUT OF THE SKETCHBOOK For more on David Spriggs see his beautiful website at or for more on Xia Xiaowan see Wikipedia Above and Below: Xia Xiaowan’s distorted 3D figures Artist: Xia Xiaowan Below: David Spriggs beautiful paintings fill the room with stormy emotion. Artist: David Spriggs Artist: David Spriggs Source:

360 DEGREE SPINNER CAMERA | Panoramic Photography, Photo, Wide Lense Seeing The Big Picture Take your camera for a spin with this topsy-turvy panoramic lens that shoots 360 degrees around its own axis. Snapping out-of-range friends, mountains, city streets - your full surroundings in any landscape - its frame stretches four times longer than your average landscape shot. Inspired by '80s futurism, users hold the camera by its vertical rod and pull (then release) its string to get the lens rolling. In the blink of a shutter, its lens spins once around its base. The result: A breathtaking, wide-angle shot that keeps an eye on the big picture. Produces up to eight panoramic photos on a 36 exposure roll of standard 35mm film.

13 Real Animals Lifted Directly Out of Your Nightmares Nature seems to have a limitless supply of creativity. From giant spiders to gamma ray bursts, nature has gotten more mileage out of the same old material than the writers of The Simpsons. But sometimes the things she comes up with are so goose-fucking insane they make Crispin Glover look like Jean-Luc Picard. Like... Deep Sea Hatchetfish A.K.A. the Fish That Will Eat Your Soul Also known as the fish of the damned, it appears the only reason we don't hear their curse-filled lamentations is because they're underwater. They only grow to be about four and a half inches long, but their bite-sized terror is potent--they hide in the deep during the day, then rise up at night, returning once more to the abyss as day breaks. The Squid with Teeth (Promachoteuthis Sulcus) Looking like a human mouth surrounded by tentacles, this thing could have come straight out of bad horror anime. That is Promachoteuthis sulcus, an extremely rare, deep sea squid known only from a single specimen. Bullshit.

Can you find the hidden animals in these 20 wildlife photos? As a wildlife photographer, Art Wolfe of course takes pictures of animals. But not just any pictures. He finds and captures scenes that include animals so at home in their environment that you can hardly tell they’re there… Giraffe Wolf Willow Ptarmigan Caiman Great Horned Owl American Pika Blue-crowned Parrot Horned Adder Leopard Gyrfalcon California Ground Squirrel Spotted Deer Impala Cheetah Common Snipe Wandering Tattler Nighthawk Coyote Klipspringers Blue Dacnis Related… (via The Daily Mail)

115 Amazing Dual Screen Wallpapers To Spice Up Your Desktop | Wallpaper We all love desktop wallpapers as they always come in handy and you will always find a wallpaper to express your feelings or mood. I know some of my friends who keep changing their desktop background almost on a daily basis. Unless like me, who rarely change their desktop wallpaper. So, How about you? In this post we present amazing collection of dual-screen wallpapers related to nature, photography, patterns, illustrations, HDR as well as some abstract and fantasy-related wallpapers. You may be interested in the following related articles as well. Feel free to join us and you are always welcome to share your thoughts that our readers may find helpful. Don’t forget to and follow us on Twitter — for recent updates. Amazing Dual-Screen Wallpapers To Spice Up Your Desktop Wallpapers can serve as an excellent source of inspiration. More Resources Find Something Missing? While compiling this list, it’s always a possibility that we missed some other great wallpaper.

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