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Arresting Mythical Creatures Created Using Stock Imagery

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Andreas Lie lives in Bergen, along the western coast of Norway, enveloped by feral terrain that is dotted with mountain peaks and engraved by deep fjords. He shares the land with creatures as diverse as wild reindeer, grey wolves, red deer, and moose, majestic beasts who only emerge from their hideaways at dusk and dawn. Lie marries these critters with the landscape that nourishes them, digitally fusing two photographs into a single image.

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.

Father Documents His Daughters’ Childhood in a Remote Village in Australia

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“We live in a paradise,” says photographer Sam Harris of the tiny southwestern Australian village that he, his wife Yael, and his two daughters, Uma and Yali, have come to call home. In 2002, the family, composed at that time of mother, father, and three-year-old Uma, left behind the hustle and bustle of London in search of a life spent close to nature. After backpacking through Thailand, India, and Australia, they nested in a forest near the town of Balingup with the newly arrived infant Yali, amongst the wild kangaroos and surrounded by the chuckling birdsong of Kookaburras.

Touching Portraits of Injured Birds Photographed at a Wildlife Shelter

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Holland-based photographer Anjès Gesink spends her evenings nursing wounded chicks and administering pain medication to older wild birds who have been wounded and left behind in the hustle and bustle of city life. She volunteers at Vogelklas Karel Schot, a bird shelter in Rotterdam that rehabilitates a variety of severely injured and ill birds in hopes of releasing them back to their homes in the wild. For Birds Don’t Cry, the photographer documents the animals as they are held and examined by compassionate hands at the shelter.

Astonishing Time-Lapse Captures the Development of Baby Honeybees

For Berkeley-based photographer Anand Varma, saving the planet’s bees means learning their stories from birth. He keeps a community of bees in the backyard of his own home, where he meticulously records them at astonishingly close range from their infancy as eggs through their development into larvae, pupils, and at last, adult insects. For this one-minute film, he encapsulates the initial three weeks of a bee’s lifetime to capture not only beauty but also the vulnerability of these creatures whose numbers are shrinking at an alarming rate.

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.

Mystical Photos Capture a Fairytale Universe Dreamt Up by a 7-Year-Old Girl

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Fairytale, says Polish photographer Marta Berens, is co-authored by her seven-year-old daughter. The distinction is important; Tosia is not her subject but her collaborator, and this is the story they have written together.

‘Biophilia’ Collages Inspire Love for Even the Most Creepy of Crawlers

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When Salem, Oregon-based designer and photographer Christopher Marley was a child, he frolicked across the countryside in search of scampering reptiles and scurrying feet that dove in and out of sight with the blink of an eye. With the passage of years, his affection for the earth and its many inhabitants has deepened, his eye for natural beauty sharpened in his adulthood. Today, his studio is packed full with specimens, mounted and frozen, small and large, vertebrate and invertebrate, animate and inanimate. With Biophilia, Marley expresses his ardor for the wilderness by presenting and photographing these organisms in ways that highlight the brilliance of their design, their lines, color, and form.

‘In Dogs We Trust’ Captures the Relationship Between Man and Dog

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Moses, Lola & Parker. Los Angeles, CA. 

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Photographers Ollie Grove and Will Robson-Scott both grew up with dogs, Dalmatians and a wiry haired Cairn terrier, respectively. Because of this, their love of animals was fostered early on; however, today they find themselves too nomadic to have pets of their own. Six years ago, as a side project, they began photographing dogs and their owners out of a desire to satisfy something within themselves. Grove and Robson-Scott’s collaborative project In Dogs We Trust celebrates the unconditional bond between people and their dogs.

Marc Dimov Photographs Fish in Silhouette to Raise Awareness About the Overexploitation of Our Oceans

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In 2007, New York City-based photographer Marc Dimov would open up the April issue of National Geographic to read a story that would haunt him for years. The article, “Saving The Sea’s Bounty,” laid out for him in excruciating detail, statistic by statistic, the ways in which the world’s oceans have been and are being eviscerated by commercial fisheries. As fleets of ships comb the Mediterranean for the critically endangered bluefin tuna, the North Atlantic Cod that once flourished have been reduced by a whopping ninety percent over the last century. The demand for shark fin soup, a popular delicacy in China, has led to tens of millions of shark deaths annually, with fisheries sawing the fins from the animal on-site and plunging them back into the sea to drown. We’ve devoured entire species of large fish, moving down the food chain to smaller and smaller prey.