Nature

September 9, 2017

Photographer Travels by Boat to Capture Ghostly Photos of Greenland’s Arctic Landscape

Drawn to arctic scenery, photographer Jan Erik Waider skillfully captures the “rugged charm and pristine beauty” of Nordic nature. In his striking series, Arctic Silence, the Hamburg-based creative offers an intimate glimpse into the haunting stillness and ghostly tranquility found in Greenland's glacial landscapes. Skillfully shot from a small boat, the series is set in West Greenland's historic Disko Bay. The evocative photographs feature isolated icebergs as they float above mysterious waters and against a monochromatic sky.

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August 15, 2017

Trees with “Crown Shyness” Mysteriously Avoid Touching Each Other

If you look up toward certain types of towering trees—including eucalyptus, Sitka spruce, and Japanese larch—you may notice a unique phenomenon: the uppermost branches don't touch. Known as “crown shyness,” this natural occurrence results in rupture-like patterns in the forest canopy that seem to perfectly outline the trees' striking silhouettes. Since scientists first started studying the topic in the 1920s, crown shyness has been observed between trees of the same and different species in locations across the globe.

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July 31, 2017

Beautiful Landscape Paintings Emerge from Creatively Carved Wood Frames

Inspired by rustic scenes of wild nature, artist Faith Montgomery of Woodensense creates striking works of wooden art. Featuring breathtaking landscapes framed by creatively carved reclaimed wood, each of Montgomery's pieces exhibits her obvious penchant for painting and her undeniable love of the great outdoors. Presenting beautifully painted peaks of majestic mountains, towering trees, starry skies, and shimmering bodies of water, Montgomery's collection of works offers awe-inspiring views of nature.

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