This Incredible Aurora Is 2014's Best Astronomy Photograph

Another year, and another set of winners of the Royal Observatory’s Best Astronomy Photographer. This year’s overall winner is this insane shot of an aurora captured over a glacier, which is so other-wordly it looks like it was made with special effects.


5 Awesome Cameras From The Biggest Photo Show In The World

The bi-annual Photokina show going on in Germany right now is the most important photography tech event in the world. We see some awesome gear, yes, but we also get a get a glimpse for what lies ahead. This year’s show is particularly interesting because it falls just as digital imaging reaches the crossroads between the standalone camera and the camera attached to your phone. Here’s the coolest stuff we saw.


Comparing 7D Mark II Video To Its Fellow Canon DSLRs

The original Canon 7D was a hit with video-makers, which is why the biggest question surrounding its successor, the 7D Mark II, has been what the video quality looks like. With our beta sample unit in-hand, we mounted a casual comparison with Canon’s other video-forward DSLRs.


Seeing The Aurora Borealis In Real Time Is Better Than Any Timelapse

We’ve seen so many beautiful timelapses of the Aurora Borealis (not that I’m complaining!) that it’s pretty refreshing to see how ethereal it can be in real time too. I guess that means I should really see it in real life.


Report: US Border Patrol Will Test Wearable Cameras For Agents

US Border Patrol will begin wearing cameras in training, according to the AP. The move comes as the border patrol has come under fire for killings by agents. This is just the latest sign that movement to strap cameras to law enforcement is picking up steam.


The Eyes Of Animals Look A Lot Like Alien Worlds

Continuing his fantastic series of macro shots of the eyes of animals, here is Suren Manvelyan’s Animal Eyes 3. The close up shots of the fish and reptiles and other animals in this series look positively alien when seen up close. I thought they were artist’s rendering of deep space planets from a sci-fi movie.


Good Night, Amsterdam

There is so much more to Amsterdam than weed at a cafe and the red light district. Check out this hyperlapse of Amsterdam and pretend that you’re biking around or going down the canal or just enjoying the quaint vibe of the lovely city.


Canon 7D Mark II: Hands On And Test Shots

We just got our hands on a pre-production beta unit of Canon’s latest DSLR, the 7D Mark II. We wasted no time in hitting the streets to grab some shots for your viewing pleasure.


This Is The Most Australian Real-Life Goat Simulator Ever

Meet Gary the Goat. Gary loves to run. He loves to run so much that the owner decided to strap a GoPro camera to his head and create the most Australian action cam video you’ve ever seen.


These Photos Of An Empty City At Night Will Haunt Me Forever

If you find yourself wander a strange city in the middle of the night, something is probably wrong. But if you stop and take all in, the urban landscape is somewhat surreal at night, when all of the people are sleeping. Photographer Paul Puiia captured that uncanny feeling so well, I don’t think I’ll ever look at cities the same way.


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