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Beguiling Photos Capture the Beauty of Antarctica’s Icebergs

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In Antarctica, says London-based photographer Anna Vlasova, snow comes in more shades than white, coloring ancient icebergs in pastel shades of blue and green. Seventy percent of the planet’s water is held precariously within these floating monoliths, bodies of frozen fluid that can tower as high as our lofty skyscrapers and extend well below sea level, where they are blanketed in a fuzzy layer of ice algae. For The Character of Snow, Vlasova tells the story of these enigmatical and volatile bodies, glancing back thousands of years to a time when they roamed the seas, uninhibited and unbroken by the will of mankind.

These 40 Hiking Photos From Around the World Will Give You Serious Wanderlust

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Hiking at a glacial ice cave at Skaftafell National Park, Iceland © Peter Adams / Offset

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Backpacker in autumn Nire shrubs in Los Glaciares National Park, Patagonia, Argentina © Johnathan Ampersand Esper / Aurora Photos / Offset

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Couple hiking on the island of Oahu, Hawaii © Julian Walter / Offset

Hiking and art-making might seem at first like unrelated pastimes, but a small glimpse through history will reveal the two recreations are often inextricably intertwined. Hiking for sport came into prominence in the late 1700s, born in large part from the Romanticism that permeated contemporary art movements. As European cities became increasingly industrial, creative minds flocked to the hilly countryside in hopes of reconnecting with the sublime in nature. Painters like German-born Caspar David Friedrich frequently pictured lone hikers dwarfed by the divine and sprawling landscape that surrounded them, rendering moments in which mankind was at once humbled and exalted by the powers of the wilderness.

10 Enviable Infinity Pools Photographed Around the World

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Infinity pool at the Amalfi coast, Italy © Chris Caldicott / Offset

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Infinity pool at Grootberg Plateau, Namibia © Chris Schmid / Aurora Photos / Offset

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Hotel infinity pool in Singapore © Peter Adams / Offset

Since its arrival at the Palace of Versailles in the 17th century, the infinity pool has become the ultimate symbol of opulence and luxury. Also known as a “disappearing edge” pool, the pool may be functional (for swimming) or entirely decorative. Infinity pools are constructed with one or more of its walls rise only to the level of the water and not above it, giving the optical illusion that its waters extend into the horizon ad infinatum. The visual trickery of such a pool relies on meticulous engineering, and for this reason, they are built only in grand hotels and resorts and the most extravagant of homes.

15 Irresistible Photos of Dogs in Cars

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For humans, a car ride is a means to an end, a way of getting from Point A to Point B. For dogs, however, the trip itself is the destination, a curious adventure wherein wonder and intrigue linger at every turn. For our canine friends, whether they be wide-eyed goofballs or a bashful pups, each road brings with it a new set of smells to inhale, each pit stop a chance for some extra snuggles and wags. In the end, the best part of a dog’s journey isn’t the sights and sounds or even the ecstatic feeling of ears flopping in the wind, but the chance to be on board, to be included, and to serve as our furry co-pilots.

Photographs Capture the Worldwide Phenomenon Known as ‘Dark Tourism’

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The collapsed Xuankou school buildings, part of a tour of ruins from the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, Sichuan, China.

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Genocide memorial site at Ntarama, Rwanda.

For I Was Here, Paris-based photographer Ambroise Tézenas delves the practice of grief tourism (or dark tourism), a global phenomenon whereby sightseers are drawn to the scenes of mass tragedies, from the sites of genocides to those of natural disasters. Shedding the privileges normally afforded to members of the press, he chose to embark on the journey just as his fellow travelers did, paying for his own guided tours and uncovering in the process a network of sinister locales, bound together by the rapt attention they inspire in day-trippers young and old.

Great North Collective Shares Unforgettable Photographs of Canada’s Pristine Rockies

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Great North Collective‘s Squarespace website.

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Tree tops in the pass © Chris Amat

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New friends up top © David Guenther

Great North Collective is founded on the basis of three simple words: Explore. Create. Inspire. Formed by the unstoppable trio of photographers David Guenther, Mike Seehagel and Chris Amat, the collective is dedicated to creating a vast network of image-makers working not only to capture the diverse beauty of the Canadian landscape but also to share its hidden treasures with the world via their breathtaking Squarespace website.

Photographer Karl Lundholm Captures the Rush of Waves at Twilight on an Australian Beach

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Gothenburg, Sweden-based photographer Karl Lundholm and his girlfriend often fantasized about living overseas in Australia, holding on to what he now calls their “little dream” until they actually made the trip. When he finally arrived on the shores of the Queensland suburb of Coolangatta, the water rose before him, lapping, sparkling and warm, and he dove right in.

Surreal Polaroids of Iceland by Paul Hoi

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Over the course of two weeks in 2014, photographer Paul Hoi visited Iceland alone with his 4×4 Polaroid camera in hand. During this trip, he travelled along the legendary Ring Road which connects, from one settlement to the next, the entirety of Nordic country. His series Psychedelia: Expired Polaroid’s from Iceland act as memories to the surreal and diverse microclimates he discovered there.

Sweet Still Lifes Take Us on a Journey to the Seashore

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Over the course of their two decades of collaboration, Amsterdam-based photographer Mirjam Bleeker and stylist Frank Visser have invented their own language, a finely tuned visual vocabulary that allows them to work almost in silence, with each understanding the artistic impulses of the other. For this reason, says Bleeker, the dynamic duo was able to create a series of vibrant, evocative still lifes using only their joint instincts and hardly any words.

Photos of the Awe-Inspiring Italian Alps by Lauryn Ishak

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Basel, Switzerland-based photographer Lauryn Ishak has seen her fair share of mountains, but nothing could have quite prepared her for her visit to The Dolomites, a set of peaks nestled within the northern Italian Alps.