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Famous New York Buildings Stranded In The Middle Of Nowhere Somehow Make More Sense

Sometime in the near future, eleven of New York City’s most famous landmarks have gone missing. Soon, they start to turn up in the some of the most desolate locations on the planet — perched high in a red rock mountain range, buried in a white sand desert — but no one knows why.


These Bus Stops Left Over From The Soviet Union Are Wonderfully Bizarre

The Soviet Union. The USSR. The Iron Curtain. The Eastern Bloc. Lenin. Stalin. The Communist Party. The KGB. The Cold War. And awesomely designed bus stops? Apparently, and bizarrely and awesomely, that’s one of the legacies of the Soviet Union. Photographer Christopher Herwig’s excellent photo book Soviet Bus Stops documents the design of local bus stops across the former USSR, and they’re all so impressively weird and out of place that it doesn’t really make any sense. But it is so fun to see.


Taking Incredibly Detailed Pictures Of Bugs Is A Work Of Art

Video: Photographer Levon Biss takes such incredibly detailed pictures of insects (most smaller than 1cm) that he can blow up his insect portraits to nearly 3m in size. It’s a treat to see him work. And there is just so much work involved in photographing each insect. He lights each specific section of the bug (antennas, eyes and so on) and photographs them individually so that every part will look its best. Because he uses a microscopic lens to capture the detail in each bug, he has to take thousands of photos to make up for its shallow depth of field. His final images are made up of 8000-10,000 photographs. Incredible.


Getty Reckons Google Image Search Has Turned Us All Into Photography Pirates

The photo agency Getty Images is filing a complaint to the European Union’s antitrust commission, claiming that Google’s image search function has encouraged widespread image piracy.


Take A Rare Look Inside North Korea's Secretive Metro

Information about anything inside North Korea is hard to come by, but Pyongyang’s metro system is particularly secretive. Access to foreigners has historically been secretive, but one photographer recently made it in, rode the entire system, and has the photos to prove it.


Antique Photos Were Used To Make This Convincing Footage That Looks 85 Years Old

Instead of rebuilding cities like New York, Boston, Detroit, and Washington, D.C. like a CG dinosaur, Alexey Zakharov used a technique where he sliced up antique photos and then carefully animated the various elements, like people, cars, and buildings, to give the appearance of actual moving footage.


Super Slow Motion Footage Reveals Exactly How Cats Always Land On Their Feet

Video: Approximately half of the internet is made up of cat videos, but the BBC managed to capture one that’s truly remarkable: high-speed footage of a wild caracal as it deftly manages to spin itself around midair in order to land safely on its feet.


Amazing Photographs Capture The Microscopic Iridescence Of Peacock Feathers

Male peacocks are justly admired for their brilliantly coloured plumage. Canadian photographer Waldo Nell has captured the underlying microscopic structure behind those stunning hues in extraordinary detail in his latest photographic series.


The 9 Most Breathtaking Images From The Smithsonian's Annual Photo Contest

A volcano spewing ash, magical forest fireflies, and a monkey who feels just like we all do about winter weather. These are just a few of the remarkable photos from the Smithsonian’s annual photo contest.


Dizzying Hyperlapse Tour Of Paris Is Better Than Being There

Video: Filmmaker Tyler Fairbank spent two weeks in Paris last summer but instead of snapping a bunch of random photos, he captured a series of glorious 4K hyperlapse videos that when edited together let him relive and share his visit to the city of lights — and its most popular landmarks — in just two frantic minutes.


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