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Eastern screech owls are some of the most fascinating creatures. Reputed for being experts of camouflage, these nocturnal birds are generally found in the woodlands and forests, along the eastern stretch of North America. They have distinctly patterned, ash-colored plumage that acts as a disguise against bigger predators. Scotland-born nature photographer Graham McGeorge is captivated by these creatures, and he has taken the time to create a series of amazing images of the birds shot in Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp.
There is no denying the unique drama that only black and white photography can deliver. Jason Peterson is exceptionally good at the medium and his street photography is superb. Inspired by old school visuals, what is even more amazing about his work is that he shoots with a regular iPhone.
The Vienna-based photography studio Staudinger + Franke’s collection called Barrier is made up of dramatic portraits of women “barriered’ (as the title suggests) from the viewer by a shield of water. An uncomplicated idea but executed flawlessly, the images in the Barrier collection put a new spin on the fad of underwater photography.
French photographer Franck Bohbot reminds us of the simple pleasures of reading books, and he celebrates this as he travelled around the world to photograph some of the most beautiful and glorious libraries. Bohbot currently resides in New York, and his series aptly entitled House of Books began shooting in 2012. So far, he has already visited some of the most superb libraries all over the world, like Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Biblioteca Angelica in Rome as well as the New York Public Library.
If last year’s polar vortex had most people bundled-up and tested for their capacity to withstand intense cold, such temperatures are actually ordinary in some places. To be specific, somewhere in the Siberian tundra, the village of Oymyakon is believed to be the frostiest place on Earth inhabited by people.
Jaco Marx has two very unrelated occupations. He is a dental surgeon and is also a passionate photographer and conservationist. Marx lives in central South Africa, and spends much of his leisure time taking pictures of the African wilderness. Given the majesty of the place, the results are nothing short of stunning.