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Photo du Jour: Drive-Thru Tree

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© Peter Baker / fStop / Offset

Most images of California’s Chandelier Tree are tourist snapshots featuring family vehicles proudly rolling through the six foot square opening carved in its base. In his idyllic portrait of the famous drive-thru tree, however, photographer Peter Baker allows the majestic redwood to stand alone, capturing a moment of silence and emptiness within the natural landmark.

Photo du Jour: Swimming in Lake Kawaguchiko, Looking at Mount Fuji

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Kawaguchiko #6, 2003, From the book, Ever After, 2014.

For Ever After, Tokyo-based photographer Asako Narahashi captures landscapes as seen from the water, inverting the perspective of the typical landscape shot to leave us stranded within a vast aquatic expanse. This 2003 image looks out on Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchiko; in October, Narahashi explains, the water was chilled. Here, the crest of a small wave mirrors the shape of the famous mountain peak, and the two structures stand side by side, one permanent and immovable, the other lasting only for an instant before flowing away into oblivion.

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Image © Asako Narahashi

via EMAHO Magazine

Human-Nature: Enchanting Photos Explore Our Connection to the Earth

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Photographer Maryanne Gobble marries landscape photography with portraiture, weaving together sweeping narratives that reveal humankind’s overwhelming and inherent connection to the earth. Intensely moved by natural history and folklore, Gobble spends much of her time seeking out spellbinding natural structures along the coast of California and Oregon, where she spent her childhood. Recently, she has also explored landscapes surrounding St. Louis, Missouri, where she now lives.

The Skeleton Coast

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© Chris Schmid / Aurora Photos / Offset

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Majestic Photos of the World’s Most Surf-Worthy Waves

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With a passion for all things surf, New Jersey-based photographer Ryan Struck strives to find beauty in a single instant of sport, from the tumbling of a wave to a splashing dive beneath the surface. Traveling the beaches of New Jersey to the base of the towering waves of Teahupo’o, Tahiti, Struck captures one-of-a-kind breaking waves bathed in natural sunlight.

Living off the Land: Photos Depict Daily Life on a Commune in Virginia

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from the series "The Communitarians"

For The Communitarians, photographer Aaron Cohen documents life in Twin Oaks, a Virginian commune established in 1967 as part of the emerging back-to-the-land movement. Modeled in part from the ideals expressed in the mid-century utopian text Walden Two by novelist and psychologist B.F. Skinner, Twin Oaks has adhered to this day to its core principles of shared labor and environmentally sustainable living. Tracing the growth of Twin Oaks through its young residents, Cohen paints a captivating portrait of civilization as it exists at the periphery of mainstream society.

‘Last Best Hiding Place': Photos of the Mythical American West

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Main Street, Eureka, Utah

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Jericho Road, Utah

For seven years, British photographer Tim Richmond has documented the American West for his series Last Best Hiding Place. The title, he learned, is Montanan slang for living under the radar. An exploration of place, but also the people who belong there, Richmond captures an enigmatic vision of the mythical West.

Photo du Jour: Wide Load

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For Prologue, Vancouver-based photographer Andrew Querner retraces the steps of his parents’ 1969 journey to Billings, Montana, where they met after emigrating from Japan and Austria. Inspired by the discovery of an old takeout menu that his father had saved as a memento throughout the years, he searched his father and mother for the specifics and nuances of their travels to America, unearthing memories of former homes and friends who helped them along the way.

The Ferry

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© Julia Christe / fStop / Offset

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Photo du Jour: The Hand of God

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Swimming out into the water with a waterproof camera in hand, Greek photographer Costas Masseras captures the country’s islands in miniature, the hilly terrain fitting perfectly into his opened hand. Striving to make order from the chaos of daily life, Masseras imagines the world through the eyes of the gods. Under rippling rays of light, his enormous hand becomes divine, as if it had just sculpted the verdurous land from a fistful of primordial matter.