Desert Rivers Look Like Trees

Wow, what an illusion! Photographer Adrianafranco Franco submitted this shot, taken of rivers that look, eerily, like trees in a desert in Baja California, Mexico. It was submitted to National Geographic’s online community My Shot in December and was chosen as one of their best of that month. From Nat Geo’s staff commentary, below, it looks like many people enjoyed this intriguing shot.

“This image has a wonderful texture that is almost surreal. At first glance, it’s hard to even distinguish what the subject of this photo is–is it snow? Some kind of microscopic leaf or moss? It’s just downright stunning as a desert aerial.”–Janna Dotschkal, assistant photo editor

“While reviewing photos from our online-photo community, this image required a more detailed look. With an almost two-dimensional quality, the photo at first appears to be snowy landscape, but instead the caption reveals a California desert. Editors love fun surprises, and this image delivered.”–Sarah Polger, senior photo editor

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December 8, 2016

Nude Models Covered in Body Paint Blend Into Patriotic Landmarks

Body paint artist Trina Merry constantly wows us with her work, which manages to flawlessly camouflage her models. In her series Sweet Land of Liberty, Merry poses her subjects in front of iconic patriotic landmarks. From the White House to the Freedom Tower, these historic pieces of architecture become the backdrops for mind blowing art. Jessica Mellow provides the human canvas for body painting in front of the White House.

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December 7, 2016

15 Must-Have Art Books for the Creative Mind

There’s nothing like flipping through the pages of a beautiful coffee table book to get inspired, and the holiday season is the perfect time to gift the creative person in your life with a book. Fresh from the printing press, this list highlights a wide range of interests—meaning you’re sure to find the perfect gift.

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