All around the globe, human activity is driving mammals to become more active at night, according to new research. Likely driven by a fear of people, many animals shift their schedules toward nocturnality to avoid running into us.
Sure, we could blame the darkness of the night on the Earth’s rotation and the dang Sun and no more daylight savings time but where’s the fun in that? It’s much goofier to imagine a comically big space being called Mr. Night running around the neighborhood turning everything dark with the touch of his finger. Imagine…
It’s not the best way to capture the uniqueness of a city like Tokyo—all the way up in the sky, and away from the energy—but these aerial views are nice, because they show off the massive sprawl and the lighting of city life at night. There are just so many damn buildings everywhere. And it’s so crowded. And being so…
Here’s a wonderful video by Franck Matellini showing daytime and night time in London right next to each other, all at the same time. The split screen effect is really neat because it’s so seamlessly done, as if people are stepping from day into night and vice versa in the same frame.
Light pollution. It really screws up the view. It would be so great if the stars in the sky could still be seen over big metropolitan areas. But it doesn’t work like that. You have to go far away from civilization into deserts and nature to see the stars and cosmos the way they are meant to be seen. David Oliver Lennon
When the lights go out, everything we don’t see gets all that much more beautiful. Here are your photos of night.
The world has ended. It’s already dark by the time we emerge from our caves at work. So let’s do the only thing we can short of buying daylight bulbs and partaking in carefully calibrated substance abuse: Celebrate the dark by photographing it.
I literally gasped in disbelief when I first saw this timelapse by Toby Smith of the Gunhilde Maersk at sea. It goes from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to Ningbo, China and the night scenes are unbelievable. The skies are salted with glittery stars and the lights of the port cities paint the horizon in a sort of…
Roberta Mancino—wingsuit flyer, base jumper, sky diver, and model—pulled off a sparkling stunt: she jumped out of a helicopter in an illuminated wing suit over Panama City at night. The backdrop of the city lights mixed with her glowing suit makes for some arresting visuals. Flying on a wing suit is already crazy…
John Carpenter is famed for directing genre classics like Halloween, They Live, and Escape From New York, but the synth-y scores he's crafted have earned their own cult following. He recently released Lost Themes — instrumentals for imaginary features — and we've got the music video premiere for "Night"!
Wingsuit flyer Patrick Kerber didn't seem to be daunted by the idea of jumping from the top of a mountain to a dark void—only slightly illuminated by a red flare he holds in his hand—to take a picture. It's true that the resulting photo is stunning but also one of the craziest and most dangerous stunts I've ever seen.
Now this is what I call moonwalking (walking on the actual moon can be called moonwalking too). A guy strings a tight rope across two rocks and then walks on it while a giant full moon acts as his background. It looks like he can touch the Moon. So cool.
I wish we could turn of all the lights in the world just for one night and I wish that all the light pollution would disappear and I wish the darkness would reveal the night sky as it should look. As a stunning and glittering and spinning wonder that'll make me forget about life down here and dream about the beyond.
Peaceful and lovely Springfield turns into a creepy place at night in this collection of drawings by Tim Doyle.
This video doesn't show much—and that's why it's so damn scary: Two US Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon jets approach a KC-135 tanker for refueling in the middle of the night. With no moonlight, the pilots and the fuel boom operator can only see the lights as they get closer and closer until they connect.
Born and raised in New Orleans, Frank Relle takes us round his home town in these hauntingly atmospheric nightscapes. Frank uses long exposures and some serious lighting—mounted on stands sometimes three stories high—and works with city authorities to shut down street lights during his shoots.
New York has at least a few magical moments through the day. This is probably the best, when the sun is about to disappear engulfed by New Jersey and Manhattan is still alive and buzzing. Hungarian photographer Örs Cseresnyés captured this moment perfectly.
This video is pretty bizarre but hey who doesn't like dinosaurs, mammoths, dragons, giant bugs and timelapse videos? The timelapse video was shot at Borrego Springs, California, a small town that fiercely protects the darkness of the night sky by regulating outdoor lighting. It's apparently 1 of 4 communities in the…
Black and white photography will always have a special aesthetic—but when you mix that look with night? Shadows and highlights marry into a void painted in silver. Here are the stunning results of this week's Shooting Challenge.