Nature

August 22, 2017

Airplane Passenger Captures Stunning Video of Total Solar Eclipse From 38,000 Feet

Yesterday, millions of people across the United States were treated to a rare solar spectacle: a total eclipse of the sun. Since then, websites like Instagram and Facebook have been flooded with images and videos of the event. While most of these posts feature shots of crescent shadows and photos of darkened skies, a unique video shared by broadcast journalist Jessica Grief shows the stunning solar eclipse as seen from an airplane.

Read Article


August 5, 2017

Artist Delicately Crafts Colorful Insects From Freshly Cut Flowers

In his series, Natura Insects, Montreal-based artist Raku Inoue uses an assortment of freshly-cut blooms to create colorful insect sculptures. Each delicately crafted floral arrangement transforms the earthy creatures into ethereal works of art, exhibiting the artist's creative use of materials and unexpected approach to his subject matter. Natura Insects features 9 types of bugs, including delicate beetles, a radiant ladybug, and a beautiful butterfly. To create each winged creature, Inoue arranges a wide array of floral elements onto plain white paper.

Read Article


July 26, 2017

Artists Create Exquisite Paper Flora and Fauna by “Drawing with Scissors”

In 1987, artists Ann Wood and Dean Lucker formed Woodlucker, a collaborative studio that creatively “combines a love for illustrated paper art and forgotten histories into engaging objects full of sentiment and longing.” While this nostalgic mindset to art is evident in the artists' individual oeuvres and joint projects, it is particularly apparent in Wood's collection of paper flora and fauna. Reminiscent of antique illustrations and age-old cabinets of curiosities, Wood's natural specimens are both naturalistic and fanciful.

Read Article


July 5, 2017

Hidden Underwater River Flows Along Mexico’s Ocean Floor

If you've been waiting for inspiration to strike before you take those scuba diving lessons, here's something for you. In Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, visit Cenote Angelita (“Little Angel”) and then get ready to experience a dive unlike any other. Just a ten to fifteen minute drive south of Tulum will lead you to Cenote Angelita—an advanced scuba diving cenote (water-filled cave) that houses a surreal surprise: an underwater river that flows through the ocean! How is this possible?

Read Article