Tag - Photographs

David Burdeny’s aerial photographs of salt flats are modern art, 100%

Photographer David Burdney’s project, SALT: Fields, Plottings and Extracts, features aerial images he’s taken of salterns from Utah, Mexico and Australia. The vivid flats are startlingly — and surprisingly — gorgeous, with violet, turquoise, fuchsia, magenta, cherry and white blocks blending together naturally (though they definitely look man made). burdeny-8 burdeny-7 burdeny-6 burdeny-5 burdeny-4 burdeny-2burdeny-1

These are the cutest photographs of animals from 2016— get ready to die from the cute

We’re pretty sure the Internet was invented solely to provide us with cute, funny animal photos to give our moms something to e-mail us about. And we are definitely not complaining! Animal photos are an instant and automatic day brightener and the Comedy Wildlife Awards are the pinnacle of that cuteness. The winning photographs for the 2016 awards have recently been released and as always, they’re gold.alexander-pfeifferWhether it’s a spotted leopard LOL’ing at some unheard joke, a white owl looking particularly pleased with itself, a frog ready for its close up or a kangaroo catching some shade from a beachgoer’s umbrella, these animals will elicit an “aww” from even the most cynical among us. What’s even more impressive is the photographers’ ability to snap such a candid shot in the wild! [h/t ufunk.net] barb-darpino charles-kinsey dutton-robert edward-kopeschn isabelle-marozzo isabelle-marozzo-2 james-sharp mary-swaby michael-erwin

These photographs of Japanese lightning bugs are unreal

Japan is a country that knows how to somehow take a cute thing and make it even cuter (I’m looking at you, Japanese cat Instagram accounts). That’s why it’s not surprising that even their bugs are more awe-inspiring and magical than anywhere else! Each summer, Japanese fireflies put on a brilliant light show in their attempts to attract a mate.firefiles-1-900x572The yearly spectacle is short-lived, so photographs often camp out in the Japanese forests to properly capture the brightly lit mating ritual. As with any lightning bug, the bursts of light from the Japanese variety are intermittent and short-lived so the photographers will use long exposure shots to capture the beauty. The resulting images are of a dream-like fairy world, with yellow-green auras dotting the darkened forest floors. [h/t fubiz.net]firefiles-2-900x1194firefiles-3-900x602firefiles-4-900x602firefiles-5-900x600firefiles-6-900x549firefiles-8-900x597firefiles-9-900x594firefiles-10-900x604