Permanently Windswept Trees in Argentina

Let’s add this to the bucket list or, in our case, to the post extraordinary destinations off the beaten path. Located in Ushuaia, Argentina or what’s often referred to as “the southernmost city in the world,” sit some of the most interesting-looking trees we’ve ever laid eyes on. These permanently one-sided trees were created this way by strong winds and are called “flag-trees.” Branches on the windward side are killed or deformed by the near constant strong winds, giving the tree a stunning flag-like appearance. Fascinating. Almost looks photoshopped. (Check out this crazy-looking one in Peru.)

Photos via [National Geographic], [Ole Begemann]

December 3, 2016

Artist Completes Gigantic Pen & Ink Drawing After 3.5 Years

From great pain often comes great artwork. Such is the case with Manabu Ikeda‘s monumental Rebirth, a 13′ x 10′ masterpiece that the artist toiled over for 3.5 years, working 10 hours a day. It’s Ikeda’s largest work to date and is the Japanese artist’s response to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami that set off the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

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December 2, 2016

Sexy French Farmers Pose for Shirtless 2017 Calendar

Last year, the holiday season was set ablaze by France’s Pompiers Sans Frontières (Firefighters Without Borders) and their sizzling, stripped-down calendar. Shot for a good cause by renowned Paris-based fashion photographer Fred Goudon, the risqué calendar proved to be a popular Christmas gift—both in France and abroad. In keeping with tradition, Goudon has photographed a new crop of au naturel pin-up models for his 2017 edition: French farmers.

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