Ethereal Underwater Photos Capture Young Woman’s Deep Connection with the Sea

For Sacha Kalis, the ocean has always been her first home. Born and raised in the Bahamas, Sacha (who playfully refers to herself as “Bahamas Girl”) learned to swim before she could even walk. Her mother, the wonderfully talented underwater art photographer Elena Kalis, encouraged Sacha’s natural affinity for the world beneath the waves, letting her freely explore an amazing environment filled with tropical plant life, curious creatures, and mysterious treasures.

A muse and frequent model for her mother’s fine art photos since she was a child, Sacha has the appearance of an ethereal nymph under the sea. She moves with effortless grace through the light-dappled water, her deep connection with the underwater realm is apparent from each of her mother’s dreamy images. Whether the photos depict Sacha gently playing with stingrays and manatees, floating weightlessly in airy gowns, or diving to the depths of the sea like a mermaid, each exquisite shot is a reminder of the breathtaking beauty of the ocean.

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January 20, 2017

19 Most Creative Water Fountains From Around the World

Water fountains have a long place in our history. Dating back to the Ancient Roman times, these reservoirs were first designed with a purely practical purpose—for holding precious drinking water and bathing. These early fountains were uncovered, free standing, and placed along the street for public consumption. (Wealthier folks also had them in their homes.)

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January 20, 2017

Powerful Portraits Show the Faces Behind the Women’s March on Washington

With the Women’s March on Washington rapidly approaching, photographer Clayton Cubitt set about immortalizing some of the organizers and activists involved with the event. On January 21, 2017, women and advocates for women’s rights will march in Washington—as well as in other cities and countries during sister events. Cubitt’s set of powerful portraits gives a voice to the women behind the march, their faces glowing and vital as they explain why they’ve decided to participate.

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