The Ice Bear Hotel.

Photograph by Brad Josephs (all images courtesy Natural Habitat Adventures) The Arctic tundra is one of those places that evokes pure awe with its vast sparkling landscapes and wildlife unlike any other on earth. Amid the frozen wonderland is the town of Churchill in Manitoba, Canada, where every fall the mouth of the Hudson Bay […]

The Caminito del Rey Pathway.

At first glance many might think I might like to have a go at doing that. Then you look down. For most people, might like quickly turns in to would never, ever in a million years Welcome to Spain’s Caminito del Rey, quite possibly the most dangerous pathway in the world. Image Credit: Flickr User […]

Leaving the Opera in Year 2000 by Albert Robida.

A print from around 1882 depicting a futuristic view of air travel over Paris as people leave the opera. Many types of aircraft are shown including flying buses, limousines and, what are presumably, police vehicles. On the latter are mounted strangely un-futuristic sword-carrying officers that wouldn’t seem out of place on the Opera’s stage itself. […]

The Art of Birmingham Mall.

Birmingham street art by Goosensei All pictures provided by Street Art Birmingham The city – particularly around Digbeth – is attracting talented artists who use the urban landscape as their canvas. And the good thing about street art is, it changes from month to month. “It is a a creative phenomenon and its form is […]

Mendenhall Caves.

photograph by AER Wilmington DE The receding Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska has been gradually melting away, revealing an ancient forest, as well as these gorgeous ice caves. On the interior, water pools in alien-like grottoes and drips over the curved overhangs to create rippling effects like stained glass. It’s just 12 miles from downtown Juneau, […]

Abandoned in the Snow, former USSR.

The world’s largest diesel submarine. All photographs: Danila Tkachenko. The photographer Danila Tkachenko is drawn to places that were once at the forefront of technological progress, but now lie in ruin. An antenna built for interplanetary connection. The Soviet Union was planning to build bases on other planets, and prepared facilities for connection which were […]

Anatomical Renderings by Paci.

Taking the analogy comparing blood vessels and tree branches literally, Nunzio Paci (previously) creates oil and graphite paintings that connect humans back to nature. Paci’s works look almost straight from a medical textbook except for one flaw—the trees and animals that sprout from his subjects’ mouths, chests, and necks. Paci ultimately takes a painterly approach […]

‘Night Owl’ by Hua Tunan.

Chinese painter, illustrator and street artist Cheng Yingjie (a.k.a. Hua Tunan) has created an extraordinary painting called “Night Owl” that makes perfect use of his signature colorful and chaotic style. Yingjie’s stunning and dynamic owl figure seems to materialize magically out of a chaotic cloud of splashes and splashes of colorful paint. Like many other […]

Roadside Wonders of the Soviet by Herwig.

Standing stark against silent desert backdrops like sculptures made for Burning Man, these leftover Soviet structures are actually bus stops scattered throughout one of the most sparsely populated regions on Earth. Photographer Christopher Herwig followed bus routes from Estonia to Armenia to photograph odd little roadside shelters in former Soviet satellite states for a new […]

‘Owls’ by John Pusateri.

Using pencils, charcoal, and pastels artist John Pusateri creates near photo-realistic drawings of beautifully colored owls. Pusateri currently teaches in the Department of Architecture at Unitec, New Zealand and  has a number of works available through Seed Gall. See more from this owl series in his portfolio. (via devid sketchbook, thnx jessica) via Colored Owl […]