Swallow’s Nest Castle.

Swallow’s Nest Castle, Ukraine Photograph by Jane Sweeney, JAI/Corbis The neo-Gothic Swallow’s Nest castle perches 130 feet above the Black Sea near Yalta in southern Ukraine. Built by a German noble in 1912, the flamboyant seaside residence is now a popular tourist destination. via Travel 365: Most Popular Photos of January 2014 — National Geographic.

‘An Act of Kindness during the Action’.

Bedded down somewhere in the Pacific during the mayhem and fierce fighting against the Japanese army during World War II, this American soldier takes time out to show some kindness by feeding a banana to a battle weary goat. derwombat.

Bathing Beauties in the 1920s-1940s.

Evelyn Lewis competed in the Miss America pageant as Miss Washington in 1922 Stunning photographs taken of beauty pageants show that nothing has changed yet everything is different. Vintage snaps from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s show smiling young women lined up in their bathing suits, standing side on with a jutted hip and one […]

Circles of Blue, Thailand.

While in Krabi, Thailand, Philadelphia-based photographer Will Strathmann captured an astonishing image of how bioluminescent phytoplankton surrounds swimmers in circles of blue light. He posted the photo to Your Shot with the caption: “Sometimes you get lucky and stumble upon an experience that truly rocks your world… [I] heard that the bioluminescence were beginning to […]

Eerie and Fiery Eyed Trains at Rest.

Michael Knudsen, a photographer from Denmark, has captured what looks like the beginning of the robot rebellion. The stunning image shows three trains stationed side by side, their carriages appearing like the bodies of mechanical snakes. What’s more eerie, though, are their headlights glowing like red fiery eyes staring right at us! The photo, went […]

Magical Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach.

Altered Images A magical moment at the Haystack Rock, a 235-foot sea stack in Cannon Beach, Oregon. It is sometimes claimed locally to be the third-tallest such “intertidal” structure in the world, but there are no official references to support this. A popular tourist destination, the monolithic rock is adjacent to the beach and accessible […]

Rufous-crested Coquette.

Image Credit: © Jean Paul Perret The rufous-crested coquette (Lophornis delattrei) is a rare hummingbird found in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, and Peru. The male has a characteristic orange crest which make this little bird quite special. I had to wait quite some time until I was able to have a proper picture of this […]

Village claimed by Nature in China.

In the mouth of the Yangtze River off the eastern coast of China, a small island holds a secret haven lost to the forces of time and nature—an abandoned fishing village swallowed by dense layers of ivy slowly creeping over every brick and path. Houtou Wan Village is located on Gouqi Island, which belongs to […]

‘Mouserflies’ by Lisa Ericson.

Enchanting the woodlands with her ‘Mouserflies’ series, artist Lisa Ericson transforms common mice into tiny fairy-like creatures with butterfly wings. The surreal paintings make the mice appear even more adorable, as they fly through the woodlands on their plight for food and shelter. ‘ Mouserflies’ causes a fairytale kingdom and the animal world to go […]

Wildebeest cross the Night Skyline.

Masai Mara, Kenya A herd of wildebeest cross the night skyline in Masai Mara, Kenya. Image Credit: Photograph by Ingo Gerlach/Barcroft Images Source: The 20 photographs of the week | Art and design | The Guardian