archiemcphee:

Ukrainian nature photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko shows us that snails are so much more than incredibly slow-moving mollusks who leave slimy trails and sometimes end up on people’s dinner plates. By looking at his photos we learn that snails appear to be curious, playful and even affectionate.

Shot in the woodland area near his home town in Berdichev, located in the Zhytomyr Oblast of northern Ukraine, Mishchenko’s beautiful photos are apparently unstaged. Instead he relies on an extraordinarily keen eye for spotting wildlife:

'As a child, my father taught me to hunt mushrooms near my home and we would always come across all manner of bugs and creatures,' he said. 'As I got older and my interest in photography grew, I decided I wanted to catch these magical scenes on camera.'

Visit Vyacheslav Mishchenkos’ website to check out many more of his remarkable nature photos. The only thing missing from them is narration by Sir David Attenborough.

[via 22 Words and Dailymail.co.uk]

nprfreshair:

102 years ago tonight the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank less than three hours later. 
Take a look at this photo series from Retronaut highlighting the construction of the ship. 

nprfreshair:

102 years ago tonight the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank less than three hours later. 

Take a look at this photo series from Retronaut highlighting the construction of the ship. 

(via npr)

mymodernmet:

Lifestyle photographer Grace Chon recently turned the camera on her 10-month-old baby Jasper and their 7-year-old rescue dog Zoey, putting them side-by-side in the some of the most adorable portraits ever.

mymodernmet:

24-year-old photographer Asher Svidensky recently traveled to west Mongolia with the intention of documenting the lives of traditional Kazakh eagle hunters, people who tame eagles for the purpose of hunting smaller animals.

With the traditions typically laying in the hands of the boys and the men, the biggest surprise throughout the journey was Svidensky’s discovery of a young eagle huntress, 13-year-old Ashol Pan, the daughter of an experienced eagle hunter. These stunning photographs symbolize the potential future of the eagle hunting tradition as it expands beyond a male-only practice.

Scenes From Nine Abandoned Malls Around America

You know there is something very wrong when a shopping mall becomes abandoned in America. See the rest of this gallery at Stuff You Should Know.

huffingtonpost:

This will change how you see consumption and waste.

Photos by Chris Jordan

huffingtonpost:

A photographic exploration of the world’s oldest things.

Learn more about the upcoming book here.

awkwardsituationist:

"i hurt my finger," says the infant orangutan. "let me take a look," mom replies, with a consoling kiss. "feels better. give me a hug," says the infant.

"we share so much with these animals and i don’t think we give them the credit for how much like us they are," notes evan hambrick. “humans love to be touched and kissed and the orangutans are no different.” orang hutan is actually malay for “person of the forest.”

orangutans are believed to be the most intelligent animals in the world other than humans, and express a depth of emotion to one another with their faces and hands. they are also one of the few animals with a longer childhood dependence on the mother than a human. baby orangs are nursed until they are about six years old.

photos (click pic) by takayuki maekawa, cheryl molennor, evan hambrick, and jami tarris. (posts on the orangutan’s endangered status)