There’s a mystical forest in Belgium, not far from Brussels, that will take your breath away if you visit it in April or May. Every spring, Hallebros, or Bois de Hal (Halle Forest in Dutch), a beautiful 552 ha forest, is carpeted with a thick layer of bluebell flowers.
Iceland might be a small and remote nation, but it also happens to be one of the most picturesque as well. If you’re not yet convinced that Iceland must be your next destination, here are 37 photographs with astonishing Icelandic scenes to prove that it should be!
Iceland attracts many photographers and travellers for its rugged and dramatic scenery, which is unlike anywhere else in the world. UK-based photographer Andy Lee found a way to stand out of the crowd, however, with his deeply atmospheric infrared landscape photography in “Blue Iceland.”
Australia-based photographer Steve Axford loves to travel to the remotest corners of the earth, capturing the lives of people, animals, and most importantly, fungi. His fascinating photographs of the diverse world of fungi seem to picture a fantastic expedition to some distant alien world.
Donald Jusa is a remarkably talented photographer in Bandung, Indonesia, who has managed to capture pictures of otherworldly life right here on earth. OK, so they're not technically aliens, but many of the insects he has captured with his brilliant macro photography could certainly play the part perfectly.
Japanese photographer Miki Asai is passionate about capturing the magical beauty of smallv things rarely witnessed by the naked eye that are nonetheless fundamentally important parts of nature. She uses her Canon EOS Kiss X5 (EOS Rebel T3i) to photograph water drops, flowers, and small creatures.
For nearly a decade, Brooklyn-based contemporary artist Rachel Sussman has been researching, working with biologists and traveling around the world to document the oldest living things on Earth. From Greenland to Antarctica and from the Mojave Desert to the Australian Outback, she‘s been photographing various organisms leading their slow-paced lives for 2000 years and more....
Photographer Vincent Brady used time-lapse photography to reveal the beautiful luminous festivities of fireflies streaking through the darkness of the night. In these astonishing pictures, not only do we see these fireflies' bright lights, we also see their movement trails, which make them look like dancing cosmic flower petals.
The fox is well-known for its overwhelming beauty, intelligence, and cunning. Red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) are known best by most of us as they are the most widely spread – their habitats include forests, grasslands, mountains, and deserts. Here are 22 pictures that will show you these creatures' glamorous beauty and natural charm.
Young Israeli-Russian photographer Asher Svidensky recently went off to document traditional Kazakh eagle hunters in Mongolia. Once there, he encountered something of a departure from the long tradition of eagle hunters – Ashol Pan is a 13-year-old girl who is the first female to be trained for this old Kazakh art.
Katerina Plotnikova is a young Moscow-based fine art photographer who brings animals and humans together in her spiritual and magical photography. Her fairy-tale-inspired works recreate the long-lost or long-forgotten bond between animals and humans.
The winners of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards have finally been announced. The winners of the Open, Youth, and National Awards competitions were selected from over 70,000 entries and 139,554 images by amateur and professional photographers from all over the world. The final winners in all three competitions will be announced on 30 April...