Nature

May 29, 2020

Hypnotic 4K Video of Life 14,750-Feet Underwater Will Leave You Breathless

Thanks to the Schmidt Ocean Institute, we’re getting a whole new perspective on life in the deep sea. After exploring the depths of the Indian Sea, they’ve released 4K footage of the Ningaloo Canyons. Located off the western coast of Australia, this previously unvisited area is the location of the institute’s latest expeditions—and the findings are incredible.

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May 21, 2020

Rare Heart-Shaped Succulents Let You Grow Love From the Ground Up

Succulents have a reputation for being cute plants. Many types have bulbous leaves and little buds that make them absolutely adorable to have planted on your window sill. But of the varieties, the Conophytum bilobum, aka the “heart succulent,” might be the most charming of all. These plants grow in tiny clusters and look like cartoon hearts are sprouting from the ground. Like other succulents, the Conophytum bilobum is easy to care for.

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May 11, 2020

NASA Publishes Extraordinary Satellite View of California Wildflowers in Bloom

Each spring, California’s Antelope Valley explodes with color as vast quantities of flowers bloom. While there are several types of wildflowers in the mix, it’s the state flower—the California poppy—that is the star of the show. Typically visitors flock to the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve to take in the breathtaking scene, but this year is proving a bit different. With the reserve temporarily closed due to COVID-19 measures, in-person poppy watching isn’t possible.

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April 26, 2020

Interview: Top Underwater Photographer Shares the Secrets of His Success

If you follow underwater photography closely, you should be familiar with the exceptional work of Greg Lecoeur. As a top professional in the field, the French photographer sees his work published regularly in trade magazines like Sport Diver and Scuba Diving Magazine. Moreover, Lecoeur regularly tops the list of important photo competitions, most recently being named Underwater Photographer of the Year.

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