The Talented and Adventurous

Mariele Neudecker builds three-dimensional images within aquariums. Her art, a fusion of chemistry and sculpture, is an ongoing series she has titled ‘Tank Works’.

For more of her art, check out her website, as well as This Is Colossal.

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 Siamese Fighting Fish

I’m not much of a fish guy (I prefer the four legged furry companions), but these fish are striking.

Art by Bangkok based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich.

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2014 National Geographic Photo Contest

If you’re a photographer, you ought to check out this contest. They’ve already begun receiving entries, and some of them are awesome!

Pegadung Rock Photo Location: Lampung, Indonesia Pegadung Rock known as rock screen (Batu Layar) and Shark Teeth (Gigi Hiu) because the shape of the cluster of rocks resembling shark teeth. Photo and caption by Henry Adam, National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest
Sunward Photo Location: Nicosia, Cyprus When the Mediterrenean Mantis opened its wings, It seemed very impressive at the sunshine … Photo and caption by Hasan Baglar National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest
A Tree Dreaming Photo Location: Strezlecki desert australia In the Strezlecki desert of Australia, a flock of galahs replenish on the only small water available at the base of this lonely tree. It’s a rare photo opportunity to get such a clear and symmetrical shot of these beautiful birds in flight in the middle of the desert. Photo and caption by Christian Spencer, National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest

(via My Modern Metropolis)

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Oh HELL NO!

Anyone with a fear of heights may want to avoid the International Highline Meeting, an annual event that took place this year at Monte Piana in the Italian Dolomites, and calls to those with an adventurous spirit. Individuals known as slackliners travel from all across the world to meet up and experience this unique event.

Upon arrival, participants are invited to walk along one of 18 highlines—ranging from 20 to 330+ feet in the air—and even string up hammocks for a bit of relaxation high above the earth. If you are willing to brave it, the views from such aerial perspectives must be fantastic! Those who would prefer to keep their feet on the ground are also invited to register as photographers. Additionally, there are flights across the mountain range, yoga, movies, and presentations.

Nope. Not gonna do it.  And I’ve gone skydiving (and enjoyed it).

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