What do you get when you mix molten aluminum and ant colonies? Seriously cool anthill art. Each of the following silver molds represents the actual tunnels, spires and passages of a real-life ant colony. And we discovered two mind-bending videos that uncover the bizarre yet intriguing process.
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The line between idiocy and passion is often blurred, and storm photography is perhaps most emblematic of that. These fearless photographers have gone above and beyond in their pursuit of the picture-perfect shot of thunderstorms. They travel miles, risking their lives, scouring sites and waiting patiently for the storm to swell. Here is some of the best storm chaser photography out there, along with a bit of background on the photographers behind them.
Australian Craig Eccles is a 42-year-old photography teacher in Perth, Western Australia who has recently come under the storm chaser photography spotlight for his timely and tantalizing thunder shots. He shared his stunning images with the Daily Mail, which showcase him traveling up to 300 miles across remote towns and abandoned landscapes for the picture-perfect moments.
The 10,000-resident town of Kapaa, Hawaii might not be the height of all that is urban, but it definitely is home to the naturally awesome. Like, you know, this hidden beach.
If visiting Cappadocia, Turkey isn’t on your bucket list, it should be. Here, history and nature collide in a landscape covered by natural columns and pinnacles that poke more than one hundred feet into the air. This bizarre yet beautiful landscape offers something for everyone, from spectacular hot air balloon flights to prehistoric caves to well-preserved Byzantine art.
This past week, millions celebrated Earth Day 2014 by completing eco-friendly projects, planting trees and raising awareness for a number of green causes. We thought we’d add our take by featuring an artist whose love for Mother Nature has deeply impacted her work. San Francisco native Courtney Mattison has a passion for the world’s oceans. An interest in marine biology and environmental science has greatly shaped her work, providing much of the inspiration and motivation to create handmade porcelain sculptures liker her three-part series titled Our Changing Seas.
Hidden just off the coast of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico are the Marieta Islands. Years of volcanic activity and government military testing resulted in the islands’ concave appearance, and a water tunnel leads visitors to its tucked away beach.