Mother Brain by Landscape Photographer of the Year.

Alex Noriega from the United States of America was named International Landscape Photographer of the Year for his folio submission, including the aerial photo (above) called “Mother Brain”, which was taken over the Colorado Plateau, in south-western America.
Source: Best landscape photos of 2016 announced – Australian Geographic

“California Storms.”

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A man struggles to keep his balance against gusty wind and heavy rain as he walks along a wet pier in Huntington Beach, California.
A major Pacific storm has unleashed downpours and fierce gusts on Southern California, triggering flash flood warnings and other problems.
Image Credit: Photograph by AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
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End of the Line: Zzyzx, California.

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Image Credit: Photograph by Christopher Mann McKay.
Zzyzx  is located in California. It is the former site of the Zzyzx Mineral Springs and Health Spa and now the site of the Desert Studies Center.
The nearest town is Baker, California and Las Vegas, Nevada, is the nearest major city.
Soda Springs, a natural spring, has long seen human activity. The area was a prehistoric quarry site.
The Mojave Road ran past the spring, as did the Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad.
The made-up name Zzyzx was given to the area in 1944 by Curtis Howe Springer, claiming it to be the last word in the English language.
He established the Zzyzx Mineral Springs and Health Spa in 1944 at the spot, which was federal land, after filing mining claims for 12,000 acres  surrounding the springs. He used the springs to bottle his water and provide drinks for travelers through the hot desert.
Springer also imported animals from around the country to attract more families to visit his ranch. He used Zzyzx until 1974, when he was arrested by the United States Marshals for misuse of the land.
Since 1976, the Bureau of Land Management has allowed California State University to manage the land in and around Zzyzx. A consortium of CSU campuses use it as their Desert Studies Center.
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“Neon Lights” David Egan.

jux_steamwork_7San Francisco-based photographer, David Egan, is drawn to the ambient, low glow of neon signs and the fleeting minutes of daylight.
His long exposure photographs capture the wide range of fluorescent light rays and tranquil scenes of old architecture, most often being a motel, hotel, club or casino.

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Egan has a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communications and an MFA from the Academy of Art University in photography.

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Source: Juxtapoz Magazine – The work of David Egan

“The Burning Man Festival” by Habchy.

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We all have that one place we want to visit.
Photographer Vicktor Habchy’s dream destination was the Burning Man festival, held in the Black Rock Desert, Pershing County, Nevada.

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See more Images at Victor’s Website

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“Pulp Science Fiction.”

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What is it about science and the future and how the science fiction of the past (pre-1950s) almost never could encapsulate the superior scientific innovation and discovery of its near future?
And, like most science fiction at that time they considered that  our threats would come from outer space.
I guess that’s why I like a lot of sci-fi centered around man’s bastardry to man.
It is marvelous and wickedly magnificent to look at some cover art and illustration for the pulp and not-so-pulpy science ficton, images that not only have a certain look and feel, but also a smell, a particular bookstore/basement pulp-paper-not-exposed-in-forty-years smell.

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Image: Steampunk Eye–that enormous ship, governed by a long, long pole with a small box with an an eye in it, being raised and lowered on pulleys:
See more via Ptak Science Books: Fantastic Beasts and Tales.