Spectacular Whale Breach off Dee Why Beach.

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Whale breach: ABC Open Pic of the Week.
This spectacular shot of a whale breaching off Dee Why Beach in New South Wales seems to be lost on a boatload of whale watchers, who appear to be looking the other way.
Image Credit: Photograph by ABC Open contributor JP Goodridge.
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Source: Whale breach Pic of the Week – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

‘Place-Hacking’ Paris & the UK.

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Saint Sulpice Church, Paris
They call themselves “place hackers”—urban adventurers who get a thrill (and bragging rights) from exploring forbidden spaces: old military bases, sewer systems, decommissioned hospitals, power stations—even the odd skyscraper under construction.
Just like backpackers, they have an ethical code: no vandalism or theft, take only photographs, leave only footprints.
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Forth Rail Bridge, Scotland.
“The idea behind urban exploration is revealing what’s hidden,” explains Bradley Garrett, author of the recent book Explore Everything: Place Hacking the City.
“It’s about going into places that are essentially off limits and, because they are off limits, have been relatively forgotten.” The goal is not just to explore, he adds, but to document and share as well.
Place Hacking King’s Reach Tower, London
See more Images via These Beautiful “Place-Hacking” Photos Will Give You an Adrenaline Rush | Mother Jones.

‘Floodlit’ at Millmoor Stadium.

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As he drove past the old Rotherham United stadium of Millmoor in 2004, photographer Ian Hughes was so captivated by the light pouring out of it that he jumped out of the car to take a picture.
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See more Images via Pictures of the week: Around the floodlit grounds, by Ian Hughes | Art and design | The Guardian

Walter Chandoha’s purrfect cats.

In 1949, Walter Chandoha adopted a stray kitten in New York. When he began taking pictures of his new pet, Loco, he was so inspired by the results that he started photographing kittens from a local shelter, thereby kickstarting an extraordinary career that would span seven decades.
Walter Chandoha. Cats. Photographs 1942–2018 is published by TaschenWalter Chandoha.

Source: Walter Chandoha’s purrfect cats – in pictures | Life and style | The Guardian

One Tall Giraffe says ‘Hi’ to Aircraft.

The beauty of nature can often inspire awe or wonder. But if you have a quick shutter finger and a little luck, you might be able to capture a frame that will elicit laughter.
The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards — an annual competition that exists to both find the world’s funniest nature photograph and spread awareness about conservation efforts — has named the finalists for its 2017 competition, and they’re really something.
See more Images via The Finalists For The 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Are Hysterical – Digg

Lighting the Old Man of Storr.

Lighting the Old Man
On a stormy autumn day a fleeting shaft of light illuminates the Old Man of Storr and other pinnacles of the Trotternish Ridge on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.
This photo is a finalist in the Travel category of our 14th Annual Photo Contest.
Image Credit: Photograph by Garry Ridsdale, Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Source: Lighting the Old Man | Smithsonian Photo Contest | Smithsonian