Nature

May 22, 2018

Infrared Macro Photos Turn Ordinary Plant Life Into Technicolor Alien Flora

London creative studio FIELD has transformed the plant life of the Canary Islands into abstract alien lifeforms with their photography series Suprachromacy. Creative director Markus Wendt's full-spectrum, macro photography presents the flora of Lanzarote in a manner that's both artistic and unexpected. The island's native plants, which have adapted themselves to a lack of water (in a manner similar to succulents), take on technicolor skin in these infrared photographs.

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April 24, 2018

Top Underwater Photographers Celebrate the Unseen Beauty of the Sea

For over 50 years, London's Natural History Museum has celebrated world-class nature photography with its Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. And now, a new book brings together the best underwater photography submitted to the contest over the past 15 years or so. Unforgettable Underwater Photography is a collection gathering the best work of over 50 international underwater photographers.

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April 4, 2018

The Significance of Cherry Blossoms in Japanese Art & Culture

Every year, villages, towns, and cities across Japan warmly welcome spring with waves of cherry blossoms. As one of its national flowers, the cherry blossom— or sakura—holds a special place in Japanese culture. For centuries, people have flocked to see the flora in full bloom, attending entire festivals dedicated to hanami, or “flower-viewing.” Occurring all over Japan, these festivals attract crowds of flower-loving tourists and locals alike, proving the undying popularity of the Prunus plant.

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