February 15, 2017

Winning Images from the Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest

What lurks beneath? Underwater photographers help us grasp the ecosystems and relics that inhabit deep waters beyond our vision. And since 1965, the Underwater Photographer of the Year (UPY) competition has awarded prizes to photographers in eight categories. This year, winner Gabriel Barathieu beat out underwater photographers from 67 countries to claim the Underwater Photographer of the Year prize. His winning shot, Dancing Octopus, is the perfect balance of vibrant colors and usage of a wide angle lens.

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February 14, 2017

Surreal Portraits of the Human Form Hiding Behind Reflections of Nature

Up-and-coming American photographer Loreal Prystaj is making waves with her new, conceptual photography series, Reflections of Nature. Shot in Finland, the enchantingly surreal set of photos sees the fine art photographer laid out in nature, with just a mirror covering her head and torso. The results are impressive. The lush greens and blues of Finland’s environment contrast against the photographer’s milky skin. The mirror, hugged closely, intermittently acts to both camouflage and reflect.

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