These gorgeous pictures are about both the artistry of the photographer and the content of the image. And it’s more than frustrating that for so many of them, I don’t know who the photographer is. Still, they are too wonderful not to share.
Please don’t skip the amusing video near the end: NATURE You might have to watch it twice because you don’t want to miss the footnote-like words floating like the warning on a typical ad. A slightly longer video of seven minutes by master photographer Louie Schwartzberg is worth the time. Given as a TED talk, he demonstrates speeding up nature with time lapse photography, slowing it down with high speed cameras, peering into the minute with electron microscopes so powerful you can see DNA and even carbon atoms. Enjoy.
This striking image contrasting snow and water, man and swans was taken in Krakow, Poland. The black and white effect provides a perfect balance. By Christopher Jobson.
By Rick Parchen
Cranes at Hula Valley nature reserve, Israel by Gal Gross
The Chicago skyline from Indiana.
By Kah Kit Yoong
A submarine surfaces through arctic ice.
Dead Vlei, Namibia: withered trees hundreds of years old anchored in a white-clay pan, standing in striking contrast to an intensely colored, towering sand dune – by Carsten Kruger
Claustral Canyon- Australia
Loch Ness, Scotland by Jan Michael Hosan / fotogloria / LUZ
Namibia by Marco T.
Musicians Arriving at the Bullring, Quito, Ecuador, by Raul Amaru Linares
Cherry blossom tree at the Fuji volcano
Evolution of the New York skyline.
Borrowdale Valley, Lake District, UK by Verity Milligan
Lake District, UK by Verity Milligan
Lake District, Verity Milligan
Ullswater, Lake District, UK, Verity Milligan
Aerial photograph. String bogs and coniferous forests in autumn in the Muddus National Park. Lapland, Sweden by Orsolya Haarberg.
Mt. Fuji, Japan from above
by Matthew Saville, Camping on the Diving Board, Yosemite, Calif, USA Don’t miss the tent.