“Trees of Light”.

VitorSchietti0-900x600Brazilian photographer Vitor Schietti, creates light painting artworks in nature and cities by using trees, rocks, pontoons and even water.
VitorSchietti4-900x600He immortalizes light movements through long exposure and ornaments his work with light rain.
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Source: Light Painting Photography in Nature and Cities – Fubiz Media

“The Glow of Rio”.

jan14poy_01A citizen of Rio swims along Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro minutes after midnight on last year’s New Year’s Day.
Image: Mario Tama/Getty Images.
via Year in Photos 2014 – WSJ.com.

“Fireworks over Atlético Mineiro”.

There was a firework display above the Estádio Independência in Belo Horizonte, Brazil to entertain fans before the Copa Libertadores match between Atlético Mineiro and Internacional. Leonardo Silva equalised in the last minute of the game to grab a 2-2 draw for the home side.
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The firework display before the match between Atlético Mineiro and Internacional as part of the Copa Libertadores at Independencia Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photograph: Pedro Vilela/Getty Images
via Sport picture of the day: fireworks at Atlético Mineiro | Football | The Guardian.

“Droplets.”

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It certainly takes great skill and very good equipment to create these frozen-in-time “water sculptures”, in every captured frame revealing the inherent energy and the beautiful dynamics of flowing, cascading and dripping water:
Some artists decide to substitute water with more viscous liquids, which leads to even more psychedelic, “lava lamp”-like effects.
But more often than not, simply playing with ambient color and light distribution is enough to produce an outstanding effect. A1Images Credit: Luiz Luxvich.
In this article we will try to cover the full variety of high-speed liquid photography and the excitement of resulting abstract-modernist compositions.
Luiz Luxvich makes startlingly clear images of splashing water
This master of liquid photography lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and has the most fantastic gallery online, bursting with variety of colorful creations:
Read on via Dark Roasted Blend: Liquid Art & Droplet Photography.

“Asurini do Tocantins Man”.

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In Brazil, there are about 240 tribes, totalling about 900,000 people and 0.4% of the population.
In the 514 years since Europeans arrived, tribal peoples have experienced genocide on a huge scale, and the theft of most of their land.
Photograph: Giordano Cipriani /Survival International
See more via Indigenous peoples – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian.

“Carnival Season.”

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 Children revellers of Nene de Vila Matilde samba school get ready at a concentration area before the start of the second night of Carnival parades at the Sambadrome, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, late on March 5, 2011.
(MAURICIO LIMA/AFP/Getty Images)
See Lots more Images via Carnival 2011 – In Focus – The Atlantic.