Nature

October 4, 2017

19+ Bakers Whose Awe-Inspiring Cakes Capture the Beauty of Nature

Thanks to a batch of particularly artistic bakers, today's cakes are so much more than delicious desserts. With designs based on everything from math to mermaids, these contemporary confections are as aesthetically interesting as they are tasty, as evident in this collection of nature-inspired cakes. While all cakes featured in this collection are inspired by the beauty of nature, each one presents the respective baker's unique interests and approach to cake decorating.

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September 19, 2017

Stunning Early Entries of the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest

Enjoy taking photographs that tell the stories of animals, lands, and environments? You may consider entering the National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest, which is accepting entries until November 17, 2017. The magazine has just released some of its spectacular early entries, and as usual, the competition will be fierce. Photographers are encouraged to submit their best work across four categories—wildlife, landscapes, aerials, and underwater.

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August 22, 2017

Airplane Passenger Captures Stunning Video of Total Solar Eclipse From 38,000 Feet

Yesterday, millions of people across the United States were treated to a rare solar spectacle: a total eclipse of the sun. Since then, websites like Instagram and Facebook have been flooded with images and videos of the event. While most of these posts feature shots of crescent shadows and photos of darkened skies, a unique video shared by broadcast journalist Jessica Grief shows the stunning solar eclipse as seen from an airplane.

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August 7, 2017

Photographer Captures Colorful Mushrooms in Vibrant Arrangements

In her striking series of Nature Medleys, artist and self-described “modern nomad of the Salish Sea” Jill Bliss captures the unexpectedly exquisite colors of mushrooms. Taken during Bliss' daily walks around the enchanting islands and winding waterways of the Pacific Northwest, this collection of nature photography showcases the area's rich and radiant biodiversity. To create each shot, Bliss arranges various found fungi, flora, and other botanical elements into beautifully balanced polychromatic clusters.

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