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Extreme Antarctic Winds Shape Trees Into Beautiful Forms on Slope Point, New Zealand

Slope Point is the southernmost tip of New Zealand’s South Island. The air stream loops that travel over the Southern Ocean uninterrupted for 3200 km (2000 mi) make landfall at Slope Point, making for consistently extreme winds. And yet, even in this uniquely harsh environment, extraordinary beauty can be found. The extreme winds that batter Slope Point are so strong and consistent that the trees that grow there are molded into strangely and beautifully twisted forms.

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Photographer Uses Cheap Home-Made Camera Rig To Take Stunning Close-Ups of Snowflakes

Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov is an inspiration to aspiring amateur photographers everywhere – he created a home-made rig capable of capturing stunning close-up pictures of snowflakes out of old camera parts, boards, screws and tape. His pictures give us an enchanting close-up view of snowflakes that we could never hope for without specialized equipment.

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Incredible Life-Like Octopus Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye

Singaporean artist Keng Lye has combined beauty and illusion in a masterful way in this amazing work depicting a small octopus in a bowl. The photos look incredibly life-like, as if it’s a real, squirming, writhing octopus. Keng Lye achieves this beautiful effect by painting delicate paintings onto layer upon layer of crystal-clear resin. As the layers, and the painting, grow, the octopus gains depth and appears to be partially submerged.

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25 Of The Worst Food Name Fails Ever

You’d think that a food company would want to do some research to make sure that their food isn’t ridiculed or doesn’t seem repulsive, but some of these guys don’t seem to have gotten that memo. Some of these are lost in translation errors – we can only hope that that Chinese food company isn’t selling shredded children. Others, like the Brits’ faggots in sauce, seem funny only because modern slang has re-appropriated their names.

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The Body Shapes Of The World’s Best Athletes Compared Side By Side

Howard Schatz’s Athlete series explores many different variations of the human physique. We get to see bodybuilders with rippling muscles, bone-thin marathon runners, towering long-jumpers and massive wrestlers – all side-by-side. It’s striking because it taps into the same focus on physical human beauty that ancient Greek sculptures and modern advertisements do.

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