Photographer Dalton Portella captured these dramatic photos depicting the powerful force of the ocean during stormy weather.


With Lifelines, photographer shines a light on homeless folks and their pets
In this heartwarming photo series, Austin-based photographer Norah Levine documents the chronically misunderstood relationship between homeless people and the pets they love.

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The Jewelled Flower Mantis is a type of Flower Mantis endemically found in Asia. Females are commonly cannibalistic so males are usually communal. Females grow to about 4cm long whereas the males are smaller at 3cm. These little guys are often kept as pets. 


Calgary, Alberta-based photographer Gabe McClintock captured stunning photos of Sarah and Josh, a couple who eloped to Iceland to celebrate their nuptials surrounded by breathtaking natural landscapes.


The winners of this year’s B&H Wilderness Photo Competition have just been announced! Partnering with South African Airways and ecotourism company Wilderness Safaris, B&H hosted this competition in order to celebrate nature and conservation.


te coule un drôle de regard: Surface of Mars, photographed by Mars Express, 23rd December 2008.

1°N to 14°S, 64°E on the Terra Tyrrhena. For scale, Verlaine Crater - divided between the 5th and 6th images - is about 40 km across. The crater at bottom left of the 7th image is only a few degrees north of this gif.

Verlaine Crater is named after Verlaine, a village of about 3,500, rather than the groundbreaking queer poet Paul-Marie Verlaine (1844-1896). Curiously the IAU record the village as being in France, while it appears to be in the largely French-speaking Walloon Region of Belgium.

Composite of 3 visible light images for colour, and 1 monochrome image for detail. 

Image credit: ESA. Composite: AgeOfDestruction.

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Chini the dog is the animal kingdom’s hardest working pooch. See more of this pup’s career endeavors here.

(Source: The Chini Project)


6 of the Scariest Abandoned Mental Asylums in America

There are abandoned mental hospitals across the U.S. and horror took place in all of them. Here are six of the scariest of them all. See the whole gallery at Stuff You Should Know.


The Last Women Foot Binders Of China Deserve To Be Seen

Watch the Kickstarter video and see more of the photos here. 

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