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Funky Porcini

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Photographer Steve Axford spends a lot of time photographing mushrooms in New South West, Australia. Not your run-of-the-mill garden variety, but the funky, psychedelic ones with crazy colors and shapes. Many of them are very rare and may have never been seen before.“My photography has been my avenue into this world as it slows me down and allows me to look at things more closely. I try to combine the beauty I see with some […]

All Creatures Great and Small

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art / craft / LONG / nature

Canadian artist Jennifer Angus creates installations using thousands of often vibrantly colored bugs and insects. For her site-specific works, she arranges them in intricate patterns and kaleidoscopic mandalas on walls. Over the years, she has collected more than 30.000 different insects, mostly from Malaysia, Thailand, and Papua New Guinea that she reuses for her different projects. “Part of my work is the rehabilitation of the image of insects — that insects are so vitally important. […]

Standing Tall

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Majestic they stand, the ancient trees captured by San Fransisco photographer Beth Moon during the course of 14 years as she travelled the globe in search of the finest specimens. Her photographs – developed with the platinum/palladium process* – document these powerful yet gentle giants and how they symbolise the passing of time.  * With platinum printing, noted for its beautiful luminosity and wide tonal scale, the absence of a binder layer allows very fine crystals […]

Where do they keep it all?

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The National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. has a massive collection of reference materials. Insects, whale bones, plants, exotic birds, fossils, anthropological items; countless secret treasures carefully cared for and stored out of sight by the experts, so we can have a better understanding of our planet. Photos by Chip Clark (via: designboom.com)