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Underwater Miniatures Made Hilariously Creative Scenes

Underwater Miniatures Made Hilariously Creative Scenes

Sometimes aquarists take themselves way too seriously, they work some good to inject a bit of humor, or at least something to distract us from the hustle and bustle of tank maintenance and aquarium related headaches. So, when we stumbled across this very funny and very creative series of underwater miniatures, we knew we had to share. After spending a great deal of time photography nudibranchs in the Pacific, Jason Isley of Scubazoo decided it was time to mix things up. He took miniature figurines and placed them in the scene with various marine animals, resulting in some fun and interesting imagery.Continue Reading

Dolphin Asked For Help From a Diver???

Dolphin Asked For Help From a Diver???

A dolphin tangled in fishing line sought help from a diver in the waters of Hawaii.
The amazing encounter on January 11 was captured on video and the diver, Keller Laros, spent the better part of eight minutes tending to the needy mammal who readily accepted the help.
Mr Laros was leading a group of snorkelers for a manta ray dive experience off the Big Island’s Kona International Airport when the dolphin squealed out.
The diver explained, ‘The way he came right up and pushed himself into me there was no question this dolphin was there for help.’Continue Reading

Delicate Stained Glass Windows of Cardboard …

Delicate Stained Glass Windows of Cardboard …

Eric Standley, an artist and teacher of the Art School of the Polytechnic University of Virginia (School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech). As he writes, these patterns are inspired by Gothic and medieval Islamic architecture. A technique is simple and fun:  hundreds of layers colored of cardboard, which he cuts by a special laser. its just unique…Continue Reading

Incredible Anamorphic Sculptures by Jonty Hurwitz

Incredible Anamorphic Sculptures by Jonty Hurwitz

London-based artist Jonty Hurwitz created amazing anamorphic sculptures that can only be seen in their own reflections. In fact, without the mirror cylinder, most of his pieces would look like rubbish.
To create these sculptures, Jonty first scaned a three-dimensional object, then uses computational software to come up with new physical forms.
“Finding that line between art and science is the underlying motivator in my art life,” said by Jonty. “By heart I’m an artist scientist archetype that loves projects and people. Each of the art works and ventures on this site represent a part of what I am.”Continue Reading

Ice Sculptures After a Fire – Chicago

Ice Sculptures After a Fire – Chicago

Firefighters in Chicago responded to the largest fire in years last night. According to The Chicago Tribune, at one point a third of the city’s firefighters were battling the blaze at a vacant warehouse.
Luckily no one was hurt, but the arctic temperatures the area is experiencing meant the firefighters faced issues like frozen hydrants.
The pictures of the action, however, are made simply stunning because of the ice. Have a look…Continue Reading