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

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

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 the … » 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

The Story Behind the Internet's Most Popular Photo

This photo, along with the simple caption "Four more years" became the most tweeted and most liked on Facebook photograph ever, and it did so with incredible speed. We thought you'd like to hear the story behind it. It's probably not what you imagined. » 11/08/12 8:46pm 11/08/12 8:46pm

These Are Unprocessed Images from the New iPhone 5 Camera

Apple's Phil Schiller said today that Apple had to work hard to make the new iPhone 5's camera fit in the thinner body. So how good (or bad) are its photos? Look at these official and allegedly unprocessed images (you know, unlike some of Nokia's). » 9/12/12 5:43pm 9/12/12 5:43pm

Tourists Watching Nuclear Explosions Is a Terrible Idea But a Great…

I love these images—created by photographer Clay Lipsky—and their premise: "Imagine if the advent of the atomic era occurred during today's information age. Tourists would gather to view bomb tests, at the 'safe' distances used in the 1950s, and share the resulting cell phone photos" on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. » 8/01/12 5:20pm 8/01/12 5:20pm