There’s no denying our fascination with abandoned buildings and urban decay. Daniel Barter is just one in a long line of photographers who appreciate the historic validity of documenting the various ways buildings fall prey to the passage of time. This young London-based photographer has filled two amazing books with images like these (with help from fellow artist Daniel Marbaix), traveling all the way from the outer zones of Chernobyl to New York, Germany to Pennsylvania in order for the perfect shot of structures deferring to the rule of nature.
Venture just west of Donggang, Taiwan and you’ll find the island of Little Liuqiu. For ecology lovers, this island is a must visit: Little Liuqiu is the country’s only large coral island…
While the smallest bird in the entire avian kingdom, hummingbirds still pack a colorful punch when it comes to their magnificently iridescent feathers. From bright crimson red to luminous emerald, to even a modest brown color, hummingbird feathers are extremely intricate- and there are over 300 species of this extraordinary bird spread throughout the Western hemisphere! As you can imagine, it’s not an easy task to capture these little guys on film – but when it happens, the results are fantastic.
Audrey Hepburn may have had a pet deer, but the award for most dangerous and bad-ass exotic pet likely goes to the equally beautiful actress Tippi Hedren, who shared her quaint Sherman Oaks, California home with a massive full grown lion named Neil. Along with her family members, husband Noel Marshall (a writer and producer) and Hedren’s daughter from another marriage, a then-teenaged Melanie Griffith, we can see how Neil integrated into the family’s activities and home.
How Neil came to share a home with the star of the famous Hitchcock film The Birds is really quite simple. Hedren and Marshall were filming in Africa when they found an abandoned house that had been taken over by numerous lions. Thus they developed an interest in bringing attention to the endangered creatures.
Sure, betta fish are pretty boring when they are left to swim alone in small, clear containers. Yet when captured under the lens of photographer Visarute Angkatavanich, bettas are anything but basic. Angkatavanich’s betta fish photography went viral last year when sites like This Is Colossal shared his photographs of colorful fish contrasted against black and white backdrops.