Our earth is home to millions of species, yet most of us only know a few, often overlooking some very fascinating some very fascinating species that cohabit this planet with us. Ross Piper through his book Animal Earth seeks to bring attention to the several species that the author feels do not get the attention they deserve. In the views of Piper, humans have so far cataloged about 1.5 million different species, yet there may be more than 200 million still waiting to be discovered.
What we’re calling here an Ocean of Clouds, is a rare phenomenon where the Grand Canyon seems to be full of clouds. Well, in the last few days, it has happened twice. The event usually happens once every decade, but this time it also carries greater intensity with its frequence. The clouds are caused by a temperature inversion as warm air on the higher parts of the canyon traps cold air and fog on the lower parts. Visually, the results are stunning.
Blue Pond seems to be quite a misnomer for name of a pond that prides itself in changing colors with seasons. That nitpicking doesn’t quite change the fact that this is quite a beautiful place. Located in the town of Biei in Hokkaido, Japan, the pond can change color from an emerald green to a bright blue.
Tissue Animals is a stop motion animation by Japanese tissue manufacturer Nepia. The idea was to show that the manufacturer is mindful of the environment and dedicated to the cause of sustainable forests, conserving the ecosystem, and generating employment. A great way for a tissue manufacturer to show their concern for their environment, considering that their business relies on cutting down trees for the product is to show frolicking animals and ecosystems. And perhaps hope that the message gets across through the video.
If you are going to spend time on a cycle to workout, might as well find another good use of all that energy you put in. It’s a win-win scenario, you get your exercise and generate energy to power your device. We are assuming it was with something like this in mind that Pedal Power came into existence. The idea is of course nothing new, but presenting it as an actual product is fresh.
These mechanical sculptures are built using a wide array of metallic objects, which diversely range from spark plugs, springs and gears to spoons and forks. Bulagarian artist Dimitar Valchev creates a variety of sculptures that represent insects, birds, monsters and other forms of life.
Starpath looks like it came straight from some wonderland fantasy universe. Its origins however, are much more modest, which in no way changes the fact that the path itself looks absolutely stunning. Developed by UK based company Pro-Teq, the path is basically a glow in the dark product that can be applied directly to a pavement or surface.
UK based Italian artist Paola Bazz reworks and re-uses printed paper to create three dimensional collages that have a three dimensional effect. The choice of printed paper comes as a metaphor for everyday life where a fair amount of information of our lifestyle and culture lives, and of course, the printed paper is a medium that has tremendous power of effect. It is full of text, images, faces, human figures, and the mighty power of communication that it represents.
These fantastic views of what appears to be a wonderland have been captured by European Space Agency (ESA). Coming across as some very stunning views, these images present a satellites-eye-view of our planet.
Water is what keeps humans running, and we have used, abused and marveled at it forever. Titled Water, a project by Edward Burtynsky presents a visual catalog of this most precious resource. It is currently on display at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery and Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York City, and at the Flowers Gallery in London. The project has also spanned into a book and a feature documentary Watermark.