The Remnants of an Exploding Star Are Beautiful Outer Space Chaos

NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory snapped this image of the aftermath of a thermonuclear explosion of a white dwarf star. According to NASA: » 2/15/15 7:30pm 2/15/15 7:30pm

Spectacular photo of airplane flying by volcano's molten lava eruption

I don't know if I would be happy to fly so close of an active volcano that is ejecting lava like in this photo featured on National Geographic's Your Shot. I know the plane is not flying over the lava, but you never know when Earth is going to get mad. For photographer Baldur Sveinsson, however, it's business as usual. » 12/16/14 7:02am 12/16/14 7:02am

The first true color image of comet 67P taken by the Rosetta spacecraft

The $800 Camera I Didn't Use To Share My Hawaiian Vacation Photos

My wife loves technology. Hell, she spotted the job posting that landed me my first tech writing gig. She also loves sharing snapshots with friends. So when I told her that the Sony RX100 III could sling amazing selfies to Instagram with a tap of her phone, she was understandably stoked. When we packed our bags… » 10/13/14 2:10pm 10/13/14 2:10pm

Extremely rare image shows bee and butterfly drinking crocodile tears

This image is so weird and rare that you may think it's a bizarre photoshop. It's not—it was taken by aquatic ecologist Carlos de la Rosa, who says it's a extremely rare and unique photo. The butterfly and the bee drank the tears from a Caiman crocodilus for 15 minutes. There's video too: » 5/05/14 1:04am 5/05/14 1:04am

Venice frozen solid looks like a fun place to be

Photographer captures awesome halo projected behind his fighter jet

Professional photographer Blair Bunting takes some really awesome photos. He's also an aviation freak. So much that he has flown in a F-16 twiceand he's the honorary commander of the USAF 425th FS (Singaporean Air Force). He captured the incredible shot above in his latest flight with the Thunderbirds. Here are some… » 4/09/14 4:13pm 4/09/14 4:13pm

The winners of the 2014 World Photography Awards

This Japanese rocket launch looks like an early atomic bomb test

This stunning image shows the launch of the Japanese H-IIA rocket as it carries the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory into space. The rocket thundered into the sky at 1:37 p.m. EST on Thursday February 27th and this image was, unsurprisingly, captured by NASA photographer Bill Ingalls. » 2/28/14 7:23am 2/28/14 7:23am

Behind the scenes pictures of a NSFW Playboy photoshoot are so awkward

NSFW. This is NSFW guys. If you don't want to see body parts typical of a Playboy photo shoot, do not click. Anyway. NSFW. Here's a collection of images from photographer Patrick Van Dam's book Playboy Behind The Scenes. It shows how those iconic centerfold sausages are made and how hilariously awkward and unsexy it… » 2/22/14 12:09am 2/22/14 12:09am

These drawings are actually photos

These photos are actually pastel drawings, but these drawings are actually photos of real objects. Created by Cynthia Greig, they use no digital manipulation whatsoever. Just white paint and black pencil. » 1/28/14 8:33pm 1/28/14 8:33pm

The best nature photo of the year is this badass polar bear

This is the Grand Prize Winner of National Geographic's best photo of the year competition, taken by Seattle-based photographer Paul Souders. It's titled The Ice Bear, and it features a female polar bear staring at Paul from underwater. It's an outstanding image, but I think the rest of his series are equally good—or… » 12/19/13 6:45pm 12/19/13 6:45pm

The Lightstrap iPhone Case Could Be a Phone Photog's Dream Come True…

The iPhone 5S may have a fancy new dual-LED flash, but ultimately, it doesn't make that much difference. Low-light pictures continue to the bane of the phone photographer's existence, and every blurry, noisy, and/or blown-out shot from a dimly lit bar is a painful reminder. This new case from Brick and Pixel called… » 12/04/13 12:03pm 12/04/13 12:03pm

This Photo From Space Makes Earth Look Like an Oil Painting

Astronaut Mike Hopkins tweeted this picture last night, taken from the International Space Station. Pretty cool, huh? It looks more like an oil painting of a tiger than the surface of what we call a "blue" planet. Just more proof that everything looks cooler from space. » 11/16/13 1:03pm 11/16/13 1:03pm

These Intimate Portraits Show the Fading World of Film Projection

Before digital took over, a theater's projectionist used to be an essential part of the business. Their mastery of the equipment made a trip to the movies possible. A series of photos by Joseph O. Holmes documents the remains of a dying profession. » 10/07/13 12:20pm 10/07/13 12:20pm

16 Classic Toys That Trace More Than a Century of Playtime

History is told through objects as much as words and documents. Few objects carry more emotional heft than the toys we played with as kids. This series of photographs by Andy Brown elegantly show us iconic playthings from the last 140 years. » 10/03/13 9:00am 10/03/13 9:00am

10 Beautifully Creepy Photos That Turn Centrifugal Force Into Art

According to physics professors, "centrifugal force" isn't actually a unique force at all — it's just a different form of momentum. But centrifugal, uh, effect can lead to some pretty awesome visuals, as shown by photographer Peter Schafrick. » 7/25/13 9:03am 7/25/13 9:03am

These Awesome Photos of a Fox Will Make You Go Aaaaawwwww

Foxes are beautiful and cute, despite their chicken addiction (hey, I'm a fan of chicken too). And this photo is really sweet, especially when you look at the result. » 1/25/13 2:40pm 1/25/13 2:40pm