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.
Japanese artist Azuma Makoto explores the lifecycle of flowers with two incredible botanical sculptures exhibited at the Oi Futuro museum in Rio...
Mexico is a beautiful country boasting incredible landscapes, which not only includes a underwater river, but also a cave growing the world's...
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.
Drawn to arctic scenery, photographer Jan Erik Waider skillfully captures the “rugged charm and pristine beauty” of Nordic nature.
Humans aren’t the only ones that get to enjoy pool parties.
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.
If you look up toward certain types of towering trees—including eucalyptus, Sitka spruce, and Japanese larch—you may notice a unique phenomenon:...
Creative inspiration knows no bounds.
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.
In his series, Natura Insects, Montreal-based artist Raku Inoue uses an assortment of freshly-cut blooms to create colorful insect sculptures.
Inspired by rustic scenes of wild nature, artist Faith Montgomery of Woodensense creates striking works of wooden art.