Beautiful Mosaic Bird Sculptures by Dusciana Bravura

Venice, Italy-born Dusciana Bravura is the artist behind these breathtaking bird sculptures made of mosaics. Her works like Yellow Beak, pictured above and immediately below, is made out of a mixture of glass paste, millefiori, crystals, iron, cementitious adhesive on fiberglass structure. Its beak is composed of Murano glass. Though from farther away one can appreciate the beautiful structure, come up close and you’ll be blown away by all the detailed work that goes into creating each piece.

Bravura has been a mosaic teacher in the Masters degree program at the Fine Art Academy in Ravenna and has been awarded multiple prizes for her work. She represents a younger generation of mosaic artists from the Ravenna school, and she has exhibited internationally throughout her career.

Dusciana Bravura’s website

December 4, 2016

Adventure Photographer Swims With Millions of Jellyfish

Ever wonder what it would be like to swim with jellyfish? Travel and adventure photographer Kien Lam fulfilled this fantasy by flying across the globe to Jellyfish Lake in Micronesia. Anyone who has been stung by a jellyfish can attest—it’s not a pleasant experience. But Jellyfish Lake in Palau is filled with millions of jellyfish that have evolved in a way that makes it safe for humans to swim in the same waters.

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December 3, 2016

Adventurous Photographer Treks to Remote Buddhist Village Before It Disappears

If you’re unfamiliar with Larung Gar, it may be because the small, remote town located in a far-flung corner of China has largely stayed out of the tourism spotlight. It is, however, a cultural and historical Tibetan treasure that has been undergoing tremendous changes in the past few decades, particularly in the midst of global controversy between Tibet and China.

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