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Incredible Photo Of Hawks Tossing Food To Each Other In Midair

Photographer Phoo Chan captured this perfect sequence of a Northern Harrier tossing prey to one of its baby chick hawks in midair. It’s an amazing display of coordination, like a little game of pitch and catch between a dad and his kid. You can see the adult hawk drop the prey and then watch the offspring catch it, as if to critique his form. Remember, soft talons!


Don't Be Grossed Out, The Bacteria On These Petri Dish Plates Is Art

Looking for a great prank to pull on a germaphobe? Invite them over for dinner, but serve it on these colourful plates that look like modern art, but are actually microscopic images of bacteria grown in a petri dish. Bonus germaphobe prank: just don’t wash your hands during meal prep.


Before The Internet, This Archaic Machine Is How Photos Were Transmitted

Well before the internet made it a breeze to instantly send a photo from one side of the world to the other, this ancient-looking machine, the United Press International UPI Model 16-S, scanned black and white photos and sent them across the globe via phone lines.


These Colourful Patterns Are Famous US Neighbourhoods From Above

Photographer Jeffrey Milstein is known for getting stunning shots of our culture from above; we previously covered his aerial photographs of cruise ships. For his new series LANY he photographed the two cities from a helicopter. While these views don’t necessarily feel unfamiliar (thanks Google Earth!), his composition and colour transform them into magical landscapes.


Northern Lights Over Newfoundland Make Me Happy To Be An Earthling

These stunning images of the northern lights were captured by astrophotographer Adam Woodworth in L’anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland — the only confirmed Viking settlement in North America — on the night of 22 June and the early morning hours of 23 June.


Panasonic DMC-GX8: Insane Stability And 4K Video For This Beefy Mirrorless

There is no shortage of high-end mirrorless cameras to choose from these days, and Panasonic is adding one to the bucket with the Lumix GX8. It’s out to capture your attention with 4K video and some advanced technology for keeping your shots stable as hell.


How Graphic Designers Photoshopped Images Before Photoshop Existed

Life was basically impossible without Photoshop. The process and tools it took to get images and type set just the way you wanted took an eternity. There were no shortcuts! You needed a rapidograph pens, T-squares, rubber cement, exacto knifes and so much more just to do things Photoshop now does in one or two clicks.


The Manhole Covers In Japan Are Absolutely Beautiful

Manhole covers don’t have to be ugly sewer lids. In Japan, they can be astoundingly intricate, colourful, museum-worthy feats of urban design.


Framing Pictures With Fingers Would Be The Best Google Glass 2.0 Feature

The first Google Glass might’ve died an ignominious death, but don’t give up on face computers just yet. Google will most likely launch some kind of updated Glass in the future, and when it does, features like framing up pictures with your fingers could make it a whole lot better than version 1.0.


Photographer Catches The ISS Flying Past The Moon

Using a little bit of maths and a lot of patience, anyone can watch the International Space Station go flying past the Moon. And if you’ve got a DSLR and a telescope handy, you can save that moment in a stunning photo.


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