Breathtaking Timelapse: Death Valley Dreamlapse 2

Many artists choose the night sky as their subject, and after seeing the video made by Gavin Heffernan and his group at Sunchaser Pictures, it’s easy to see the powerful inspiration of a star filled night. Building on the success of two earlier videos, Heffernan returned to the California desert, specifically the mysterious racetrack playa of Death Valley. Using a technique Heffernan calls Starscaping, regular timelapse photos transition to long exposure star trails, and at these points the beauty of the natural world transforms into magnificent dreamscapes. And as if capturing a perfect starry night was not enough, an ultra rare desert aurora flashes at points in the video.

After checking out these timelapse stills, watch the incredibly breathtaking video, below.

Sunchaser Pictures website

January 18, 2017

Animal-Friendly Vegan Tattoos Celebrate Nature with Delicately Inked Illustrations

Body art professionals, like Anna Sica, are turning to animal-free inks to create beautiful vegan tattoos. If you’re vegan, you know that when it comes to animal-friendliness, not all commodities are created equally. While assuring the absence of animal products in things like food, cosmetics, and clothing is standard practice for seasoned vegans, many are unaware that body art requires research, too. To make pigments pop, many tattoo inks include bone char, gelatin, and shellac, each of which is derived from various animals.

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January 17, 2017

Zebra Shark Living in Isolation for 4 Years Gives Birth Without a Male Partner

It started like a typical love story. Two zebra sharks, living happily together for 12 years and producing 24 pups. Then, circumstance ripped them apart, leaving the female in her own, isolated tank. But here’s where the story takes a twist. After living alone since 2012, Leonie the female zebra shark give birth to three pups in early 2016. Just how was this possible?

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