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Who does not squirm when they first hear that a Portuguese man o’ war is in their midst? Dreaded and steered clear of by beach-goers around the globe, the Portuguese man o’ war has astounded, scared and fascinated those who have encountered it. The organism often thought to be intimately related to the jellyfish species is fussed at for the complex and lively patterns found its physical being and feared for the painful sting it shoots at beachgoers. South Florida-based fine art photographer Aaron Ansarov wants to give us a new attitude regarding the Portuguese man o’ war. For Ansarov, they are incredible creatures that should be re-examined.
When Gaston Lacombe went off to spend two months in Antarctica, his expectation was to find only icebergs and blizzards. Instead the Canadian photographer saw a rainbow of hues, including greens, pinks and reds. He quickly discovered that the perception of Antarctica as a white barren space is a mistaken or misrepresented one. “Everyday, the landscape changed,” he says. “Often multiple times in the same day, depending on sunlight, snowfall, wind, and the animals.”
Wedding, portrait and family photographer Jacqui Nightscales shot an extraordinary and stunning encounter on assignment recently when she was photographing 2-year-old Tatum. The Dubai-based Nightscales, photographed little Tatum as she innocently interacted with a herd of giant Brahman bulls. The remarkable pictures show the animals as they dwarf cute little Tatum.
As Gloucestershire-based travel photographer Peter Adams saw the rows and rows of tulip fields that seemed never ending across the landscape of North Holland, he knew exactly what he was going to do. He had to shoot the tulip fields from an airplane. For Adams, aerial photography “always gives [him] a high that lasts days.”
Is it a picture or a looped video? Well something in between, but it is surely entertaining to look at. Photographer Julien Douvier uses a myriad of methods from his magic bag of techniques to produce these delightful, thought-provoking cinemagraphs of both city life and the natural outdoors. A cinemagraph is a photograph wherein a chosen area is animated to create a specific movement by repeating it in a loop. What Douvier does is take what are already dramatic photographs and animates them to life with understated elements of movement like flowing water, smoke from a chimney or the dancing of branches as they are swept by the blowing wind.
Mamoru Kanai‘s continuing series called Riding Pop, shows the Tokyo resident as he rides his bike throughout the bustling metropolis. Kanai performs a wheelie everywhere in front of the busy city as he uses the colorful backdrops of Tokyo in every image. Kanai’s bike is known as a mamachari or “mom’s bike’, a nonspecific type of bicycle in Japan.