Posts tagged: landscape photography

If Fairytale Creatures Came to Life, This Is What They’d Look Like


The Four Horses


The Meeting



Photographers Deb Young and Francisco Diaz were both enamored with animals as children, Diaz with his dogs and Young with the cows and chickens raised by her family on the hilly New Zealand landscape.

In that sense, The Wandering Kind is both a personal return to the artists’ early years and a collective homecoming to mankind’s place of origin: the wilderness.

Haunting, Melancholic Photos of Iceland’s Jokulsarlon Lagoon



At the Jokulsarlon Lagoon in Iceland, California photographer Aaron Fallon says the hours overlap and blur. He and his wife traversed the icy terrain in July, when the sun never sets. “It’s a bit harder to keep track of time when it doesn’t get dark,” he admits.

Minimalism is Great, But It’s Even Better With Dogs


© Tina Fey the French Bulldog


© Mochi the Shiba Inu

Anyone who has ever known a dog understands that a dog’s life is beautiful for its simplicity. They don’t ask much; all a dog needs to be content is food, shelter, and a loving home. Minimal Pup, an Instagram account devoted to cleanly composed canine portraits, is a celebration of the kind of zest and appreciation a dog has for the simplest of things.

You’ve heard of the Instagram trend “Tiny people in big places,” but Minimal Pup is all about “Tiny pups in big places.” Founders Jen and Steve happily accept submissions and post the standouts. The dogs featured on the feed are usually rather small when compared to the sweeping landscapes and interiors that surround them.

A Fearless Storm Chaser Takes Astonishing Photos


Florence, Texas


Georgetown, Texas

Jason Weingart was there when the the widest tornado ever recorded struck El Reno, Oklahoma in May of 2013, the same one that killed three researchers. Two years earlier, he had nearly been hit by positive lightning, escaping death by only a few feet. By the time he was safe, he noticed the wax leaking from his ears.

12 Foggy Photos Make Earth Look Like Another Planet (Sponsored)


San Francisco © Ronny Ritschel / Offset


Upper Peninsula, Michigan © William Rugen / Offset

There’s an old Inuit myth from Newfoundland and Labrador about a man who was hunted by a wild beast. The man fled the creature by crossing a river. When the beast asked the man how he had gotten to the other side, he replied that he had drunk all the water, leading the beast to try the feat for himself. The creature drank so much water he burst, leaving behind only a thick shroud of fog where his body once stood.

There are many variations on the old legend, the origin story of fog. It makes sense that the Inuit people should be so fascinated with mist since Newfoundland is home to the foggiest place on earth: The Great Banks.

These days, our explanation for the area’s fog is more scientific: the icy water of the Labrador Current collides with the warm waters of the Gulf Stream.

The Spellbinding World of the Wild Camargue Horses


Glimmer © Drew Doggett


Dreamland © Drew Doggett

A Camargue foal is born with charcoal gray fur; as he grows, his coat is dappled until it fades entirely to white. The horse is an ancient breed, thought to have appeared 17 millennia ago, about 10,000 years before human civilization as we know it. Today, they live wild in the rugged marshlands of southern France. New York photographer Drew Doggett traveled more than 6,000 miles to meet them in person.

12 Photos That Will Make You Believe in Ghosts (Sponsored)


© Tracy Morford / Offset


© Johan Entchev / Offset

Aokigahara in Japan is commonly called the “Sea of Trees.” Darkness hangs like a weight over the jagged, deceptive landscape, swallowing all voices that pass through. Those who intend on leaving the forest often bring string or ribbons to avoid getting eternally lost. Aokigahara is also called “The Suicide Forest” for those who have hanged themselves amongst the branches and are said to have lingered there, tempting others to join them in their cruel fate.

The Magic and Mythos of the Faroe Islands (Sponsored)


© Kevin Faingnaert / Offset


© Oscar Bjarnason / Image Source / Offset

Offset Artist Kevin Faingnaert will never forget the day he met Simun Hanssen, a resident of Svinoy, one of the remotest of the Faroe Islands. Hanssen, a retired sailor, lived alongside only eleven other people on this enchanted island, spending his time searching for messages in bottles, washed ashore from faraway places. He had love letters, poems, drawings sent by strangers; some he had contacted, when the glass bottles included addresses from Norway, Canada, Scotland, or Iceland.

Revealing the Beauty and Destruction of the Somerset Floods



For her Rising Waters series, British photographer Venetia Dearden focuses her lens on her hometown in Somerset, a county situated in the Southwest of England. During the winter of 2013–2014, heavy rainfall brought extensive floods affecting over 600 houses and 17,000 acres of agricultural land. “I was motivated to photograph the Somerset floods,” says Dearden, “as I live here and many people I knew were affected.” Though Dearden herself was not directly affected, all of these images were taken in the flood zone around thirty minutes from the photographer’s residence.

Heart-Stopping Photos of the Void That Is Turkey’s Salt Lake



The Salt Lake, known as Tuz Gölü in Turkish, haunted Peter Edel for two years after his first visit to the Central Anatolia Region until at long last he was able to return to make the pictures that previously existed only inside his head.

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