Canadian Geese enjoy the late morning in Wetlands.

Your Shot photographer Scott Summers captured this image of some Canadian Geese enjoying the wetlands of Canastota, New York. “The only sound throughout the swamp on this late spring morning were three geese honking at one another,” writes Your Shot photographer Scott Summers. “They gathered at the head of the lake, where a fog bank […]

Hawaii was thought to be a Utopia in the1900s.

In the public consciousness at least, Hawaii has probably not changed too much in the past 100 years. By this I mean an island chain of magnificent tropical beauty, mystery, and earthly delights with a strong emphasis on the natural world being the preferred vision for this place for many of us; with the realities […]

‘Haunting Portraits’ by Leslie Ann O’Dell.

The ethereal beauties of Leslie Ann O’Dell’s artwork have a quality about them that is both soft yet somehow dark. The colours fade onto the page, all except for the bold splashes of red that appear a bit disconcertingly like blood. The artist explores concepts like isolation and the ego, offering surprisingly telling portraits that […]

Loss and the Transient Beauty of Rone.

The opening of Melbourne street artist Rone’s exhibition, Empty, in Fitzroy. (Supplied: Sophie Argiriou) by Julia Baird For the artistically stunted among us, the idea of labouring intensely on murals while perched on ladders, cranes and cherry pickers for days or weeks, only to have our beautiful images tagged with graffiti or smashed to rubble, […]

Island in the Sky, British Columbia.

Image Credit: Photograph by Shane Kalyn “There is an ethereal, otherworldly feeling to this photograph, as this little island in the middle of Tumuch Lake in northern British Columbia appears as if it’s floating in the clouds,” says Shane Kalyn, who submitted this photo to the National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest. The scene was amazing […]

Frost Flowers at Lake Akan, Japan.

When the weather dips below -15°C (5°F), a beautiful natural phenomenon can occur, producing a fractal flourish of ice known as “frost flowers.” These delicate blooms are made entirely of ice crystals that grow in patches around three to four centimeters in diameter. They are specific to thin lake ice in calm weather conditions, and […]

Mikko’s Night, Finland.

A continuation of his Night series in which he transforms the landscape of Finland, by blending two different exposures, into something ethereal and dreamlike. via Night II: Photos by Mikko Lagerstedt – Faith is Torment.

The Darkness of Melania Brescia.

By Sarah Ann Loreth Melania Brescia is an introvert, but that hasn’t stopped her from creating a bold and dark body of work that places herself both behind and in front of the camera. Inspired by bouts of sadness and depression, her self-portraiture started as a constructive way to deal with emotions she couldn’t convey […]

Russian Fairytales, trans. Robert Bain (1915).

Russian fairy tales from the Russian of Polevoi, by R. Nisbet Bain, illustrated by Noel L. Nisbet; 1915; Frederick A. Stokes Co., New York. A collection of Russian fairytales translated from the Russian of Nikolai Polevoy, a notable editor, writer, translator in the early 19th century. The translations were made by Robert Nisbet Bain, a […]