This stunning series of images by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher portrays the lives of the Dinka people, who herd cattle in South Sudan. The Dinka people vary their lifestyle by season – in the rainy season they live in permanent savannah settlements and raise grain crops like millet, while in the dry season they herd cattle along rivers throughout their region.
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Amateur photographer Mark Hersch is the perfect example of how improving photo technology is making it easier and easier for more and more people to create beautiful images. This stunning landscape (or skyscape?) was snapped as Hersch’s flight was approaching Chicago O’ Hare International Airport last week. He had his iPhone out to take a picture when the plane took a sharp turn and revealed this incredible sight – the Chicago skyline casting its shadow on the surface of Lake Michigan.
Andrew Newey, an award-winning UK-based travel photographer, has captured gripping photographs of central Nepalese Gurung tribe members engaged in a dangerous and ancient tradition – honey hunting. Twice a year, the Gurung honey hunters ascend to the base of cliffs in central Nepal and ascend them to collect honey. Besides the danger of falling, they also happen to be harvesting the honey of the largest honeybee in the world.
Kaija Straumanis, a U.S.-based photographer and grad student, has gone viral with a funny and light-hearted set of self-portrait images that capture various random objects as they collide gracefully with her head. Perhaps the best thing about the images is that they’re pulled off so well. Each picture captures the exact moment of impact, and despite her mashed-up face and flailing hair and glasses, her eyes remain impressively focused.
Given how many historical photos are video are shot in black and white, many of us can forget that the past was also in full color – we just don’t get to see it. However, these photos of Russia in the beginning of the 20th century by photographer Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky give us a rare glimpse into the past in full and glorious color. Color photography, in the way that we understand it, was not possible at the time, but it was possible to create a color image for the viewer by completing three separate photographs.
Love knows no boundaries – not age, race, religion or gender. In his “All Love Is Equal” photo series, New York-based photographer Braden Summers set out to drive this point home by taking stunning photographs of gay and lesbian couples around the world. Summers traveled to France, India, Lebanon, Brazil, South Africa, the U.S. and the U.K. to take these photographs. It took Summers about six weeks to create these dramatic and romantic scenes depicting only gay and lesbian couples.
Asia is a beautiful and mysterious continent with breathtaking landscapes and deep-rooted traditions. This is exactly how photographer Weerapong Chaipuck shows it in his photos. Looking at his works, it is hard to believe that he took up photography only after an early retirement from the medical profession. His main interest is travel and landscape photography, through which he shows us the beauty of our world.
It all started around 2008 when two unrelated women – Jessica Florence and Ellen van Deelen – started taking adorable pictures of their beloved pet rats posing with miniature teddy bears. Five years later, these adorable pics are still traveling around the Internet. They went viral on imgur 4 days ago, but nobody knows the real story behind them…
With all the cameras and smartphones out there, it’s no surprise that, once in a while, someone captures a truly bizarre once-in-a-lifetime photo. Whatever you want to call them – forced perspectives, optical illusions or pictures taken at just the right angle – these pictures are brilliant and hilarious because they totally twist your perception of what is real. They’ve captured just the right split-second moment and from just the right angle to fool your brain.
Russian photographer Murad Osmann keeps on following his beautiful girlfriend Nataly Zakharova around the world and capturing precious moments in every step she takes. Osmann started the well-known “Follow me” series back in 2011 during a vacation to Barcelona, and now he is being followed by more than 530K Instagram followers himself.
Now that the annual National Geographic Photo Contest has concluded and the 2013 winners have been announced, we can finally take a look at some of the best photographs in the world taken this year. One of the greatest things about the National Geographic Photo Contest is that the photographs seem to be chosen by both outstanding visual composition and contextual importance or interest. Each image, whether a prize winner or an honorable mention, is beautiful and full of meaning.
As important as the holidays are for celebrating with friends and family, they’re also a good opportunity for people to show off their creativity. And if you’re not into holiday crafts, try your hand at creating some incredible photographs like these people on Imgur and Reddit did!