There’s an existential beauty in the fact that everything on this Earth will eventually fall into decay; that our vibrant world is littered with the abandoned husks of past life, past ecosystems, and past civilizations. Even relics that speak to humanity’s exploitation of the natural world can take on a quiet elegance…
Post-apocalyptic and beautiful are words that I’ve never put in a sentence together until I saw this short film. It takes the exuberant beauty of the ancient temples of Myanmar and incorporates stunning futuristic spaceships to them. That combination creates such gorgeous landscapes that I wish they existed for real.
If you want to see strange and exotic landscapes, you don’t have to travel the solar system; you just have to take a closer look at our own planet. From fiery pits to rock formations that seem to defy gravity, these views show us a side of the Earth that looks almost alien, but are wholly terrestrial.
What an amazing year we are living in! “San Francisco. I almost felt like I was with you as we flew overhead a few minutes ago,” NASA astronaut Scott Kelly posted on his Facebook page directly from the International Space Station. Wish we were with you space station commander!
Landfills, E-waste piles, and ocean garbage patches are a part of our world we’d rather not see, but these eyesores aren’t going away. Rather than simply accept that our planet is being swallowed by garbage, one artist has started turning this discarded junk into something beautiful.
New York is an epicenter of commerce and culture. But even busy Manhattanites need recreation to sooth their nerves. Luckily, NYC has no shortage of parks, fields, and courts for sporting types. Franck Bohbot's series of cityscapes documenting these various sites scattered throughout the metropolis are an ode to our…
Paris-based photographer Alain Delorme is a master creating images with Photoshop. His new work is called murmurations: A beautiful series of pictures where he tricks us into think that we are watching a flock of birds when in reality they are humble plastic bags.
Filmmaker Alex Avella filmed this beautiful video on his road trip from New York to Los Angeles. If there is something that really amazes me about North America is its stunning landscapes full of cinematic references. This short captures this feeling perfectly.
Picking a good landing site is key for a rover mission. Here's a look at all the locations that were under consideration when deciding where to drop the Curiosity rover on Mars two years ago, set to oddly dated soundtrack.
Time does a breathtaking thing on nature. If you let it run its course the face of the Earth changes into beautiful things that don't even look like their from this world. Enrique Pacheco made this time lapse, "Shaped By Time", showing the natural beauty in landscapes.
The Great War may have ended nearly a century ago, but its legacy lives on. As these remarkable images taken by Irish photographer Michael St. Maur Sheil illustrate, it's going to take a very long time for the scars of this war to completely heal.
As a name, Hessdalen may be more familiar to UFO watchers than scientists. The valley in Norway is prone to "strange, hovering, flashing balls of lights" best attributed, as some believe, to alien origins. Now scientists say they're on the verge of an explanation: The valley is a giant natural battery.
If you're like me, you can remember the discrete moment when the zoo stopped being fun and started being sad; when the jungle behind the animals stopped looking like jungle and started looking like concrete masonry painted with clumsy trompe l'oeil.
If the salmon won't come to the ocean, then the ocean will come to the salmon. Well, not quite: Tanker trucks will take them there. Such are the extreme measures in California this spring, as drought forces major salmon hatcheries to funnel their fish into tanker trucks and ride them straight to the Pacific.
Sick of being locked in a perpetual winter? Matt Lief Anderson, a professional traveler and photographer, sent over a few of his recent shots, and they're a salve for the Cabin Fever-wracked soul. That's Crater Lake, in Oregon, above—click through for a few others.
Most of us think of Germany as one of the most energy-progressive countries in the world. But in recent years, it's also increased its dependence on a form of energy that's anything but clean: coal. And it's demolishing or relocating entire towns to get at it.
Norway—like all the Scandinavian countries—is an incredibly beautiful country, especially when it's sunny. Its endless Tolkienesque landscapes of little islands, fjords, and mountains are a pleasure to watch from an F-16 jet fighter. A perfect way to start your morning.
Each of the photos in this collection took weeks—some even months—of preparation. They were prepared and shot by a JeeYoung Lee, a Korean artist who just has a camera, a ridiculously tiny 11.8 x 13.4 x 7.8-foot studio and lots of patience and talent to build her dreamscapes.
Artist George Pfau draws from impressionism and pointillism to create paintings of scenes from zombie movies. And, like the undead menace at the beginning of the movies who appear nothing more than feral humans, the zombies only just emerge from the landscapes.