Safari Leader’s Amazing Expeditions (22 photos)

If you’ve ever thought about taking a photographic African safari expedition, this post will convince you. Based in Durban, South Africa, Met member Marius Coetzee just shared with us his first-hand African wildlife photos. As a professional safari expedition leader for almost 11 years, he’s traveled to some of Africa’s wildest and most scenic national parks and reserves. Interestingly, Coetzee is also an award-winning wildlife photographer. As he tell us, “I started photography almost 4 years ago to record what I see and it just took off from there!” He’s traveled to African countries we could only dream of visiting like Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, and Uganda. In December, he will even lead a photographic expedition to Rwanda in search of the highly endangered mountain gorilla and will spend time in the world famous Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Coetzee believes that an African safari is “a life changing experience, to see and hopefully photograph Africa’s famous Big 5 – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino. It’s a must-do for anyone who is into photography, art and living life to the fullest.”

To see more of Coetzee’s work, visit his blog, website or Facebook page.





December 6, 2016

Elegant Floral Tattoos Mimic Delicate Pencil Sketches

Delicate and detailed, the tiny floral tattoos of Toronto-based artist Lindsay Asselstine are whimsical works of art. Asselstine—who goes by Lindsay April on social media—is known for her simple, sketch-like style and nature-inspired pieces, ranging from miniature portraits of pets and animals to dainty depictions of flowers and foliage. As an artist at Toronto’s Golden Iron Tattoo Studio, April is often commissioned for her expertly executed flora-and-fauna creations.

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December 6, 2016

Japanese Man Masters the Gravity-Defying Art of Stacking Coins

Japanese Twitter user @thumb_tani (aka Tanu) has mastered the art of balance. He uses his keen sense of equilibrium to create small, fascinating sculptures from carefully-positioned coins. Although many of us have probably attempted this same sort of coin stacking, Tanu takes these arrangements to a whole new—and totally epic—level. Using a variety of denominations, Tanu creates intricate structures that range in shape and size. Often, he’ll first build a strong base using staggered coins.

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