Andreas Lie: Incredible Double Exposures photography

When Norwegian artist Andreas Lie digitally merges two unique photographs, he is able to create stunning works of art. Lie designs his creations with a double exposure that places captivating scenes from nature within the bodies of wild animals. While the images are brilliantly surreal, they also have a realistic quality to them, since the photographs of tree-covered landscapes tend to resemble the texture of animal fur.

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Incredible Photos of our Universe

The visible space is big, complex and can be incredibly beautiful. This list of pictures gathers the most beautiful images of our universe I could find.  Even though these pictures taken from space may look like surreal landscapes, they are not entirely created by computer. Note that for some images, infrared electromagnetic waves have been transmitted over the visible spectrum. The following images can be downloaded in high quality to be used as wallpapers.

The Carina Nebula

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The Carina Nebula is a region of massive star formation in the southern skies. This panorama of the Carina Nebula was taken in infrared light using the HAWK-I camera on ESO’s Very Large Telescope.

The Carina Nebula

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This is also the Carina Nebula. It was taken by a team of astronomers with Hubble’s cameras. It is a 50-light-year-wide view of the central region of the Carina Nebula where a maelstrom of star birth – and death – is taking place.

Black Hole Outburst in Galaxy  M83

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Messier 83 (also known as M83 or NGC 5236) is a barred spiral galaxy approximately 15 million light years from Earth in the constellation Hydra. NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has discovered an extraordinary outburst by a black hole in this galaxy.

The Horse Head Nebula

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The Horsehead Nebula is a cloud of ionized-hydrogen in the constellation Orion. These clouds are lit from within by young, hot stars. The interstellar dust absorbs the light from part of the ionized cloud creating this beautiful contrast

Solar Flares

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A solar flare is a sudden brightening observed over the Sun’s surface. This picture captured by the NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory  illustrates one of these beautiful prominences. This phenomena sent out particles and a third radiation belt that traveled near Earth a few days later.

Small Magellanic Cloud

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This Small Magellic Cloud is considered as a dwarf irregular galaxy. It has a diameter of about 7,000 light-years and contains several hundred million stars. This cloud is very small compared to the Milky Way, our 100,000 light years galaxy.

Hubble View of Messier 106

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Messier 106 (also known as M106) is a galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. Its spiral structure is disk-shaped with dusty, curving arms. Its beautiful purple color is due to a water vapor megamaser.

Stephan’s Quintet

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Stephan’s Quintet consists of a compact group of five galaxies which are going to collide with each other. These galaxies are interesting for scientists because of these collisions.

The best photographs taken by drones in 2014

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain
Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain
Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

Dronestagram is a site where photography enthusiasts drone share and discuss their images. One type of images taken by drones that offers a very different pictures of life taken at street or taken at higher altitudes perspective, says the site manager, Eric Dupin:

“Photography of drones is a new photographic language and a new way to discover things and landscapes we know or think we know. Any other device can take pictures how are you”

A selection of which the BBC (ES)  has published, ranging from the great work of Gaudí you see on the cover, Niagara Falls, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, or pictures of ordinary people in ordinary situations but taken at a height that provides a perspective fully different from the usual, Dupin explains.

Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls

“The drones photograph portrays a new version of the world. They are stunning images taken from a low altitude, very different from the images taken by satellite, airplane or helicopter, or on the other hand, images of street view”.

Baltoro Glacier, Karakoram, Pakistan.
Baltoro Glacier, Karakoram, Pakistan.

Appropriate legislation to allow international use but drones are becoming a phenomenon missing. Commercially, companies like Amazon want to use these aircraft for sending packets and darker aspects, there are drones flying halfway around the world and objectives of cyber espionage, in addition to the large investment in them in the defense industry.

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy.
Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy.

Julio de la Fuente an important indigenous anthropologist

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Julio de la Fuente (1905-1970) was an important indigenous anthropologist. It developed different themes in his anthropological work, among which we highlight inter-ethnic relations, indigenous education and applied anthropology. His work was produced under the auspices of the National Indigenous Institute, an institution in which he worked most of his life.

However, to understand the representation of the Indian in the work of this author is important to remember that prior to engaging anthropology, De la Fuente was a graphic artist. In 1930 he performed a free reading books for teaching for primary school called “Simiente” Collection.

Julio de la Fuente also as a graphic artist was part of the League of Revolutionary Writers and Artists (LEAR), a movement that emerged in 1934 as part of the new frame of cultural organizations of this period, seeking significant changes in the production process art from the perspective of a more just and egalitarian society (Reyes, 1987), inspired by the ideals of the Mexican Revolution.

In 1937, Julio de la Fuente has an accident and loses an eye, leading him to leave the graphic arts and to pursue anthropology. “The social activist in him became social analyst, deep fertile intellectual projections directed his steps to the broad field of anthropology” (Aguirre, 1980: 24).

The stock of Julio de la Fuente has 2,360 photographs taken between 1938-1952 approximately. It is presumed that most of them are Yalálag records.

The documentary style images of De la Fuente comprises taxonomic photography, in a way that maintains the model of registration of indigenous groups used in previous decades; photographs of pre-Hispanic archeological sites and objects, in a style “museum catalog” and “folkloric” popular types of photography as photographic models common in the nineteenth century; however, in his photographs highlight a modernist perspective that gives greater motion pictures, as well as the inclusion of social issues such as poverty and alcoholism.

Meet the photographer willing to risk even life itself for a good photo

Meet the photographer willing to risk even life itself for a good photo

Photographer Ben Zank has a degree in journalism, he realized, even before finishing college, the writing and preparation of the reports were not interesting for him. This was what drove him to change his traditional race for the current way works. Most of his images are almost incredible scenes and seemingly impossible situations.

When asked about his work, he said: “I do what it takes to get a good picture. I’ve been immersed in cold water, suspended between rocky crevices and sinister situations, in addition to violating the rules numerous times to find a good pose. ”

The photos show that is not exaggerating: