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Canadian photographer Jess Bell has a flair for capturing unique and artistic images of animals in action.

He recently organised some of his very talented dog-owning friends (and their exceptional pups of course) to participate in coloured powder photo shoots. The results are bright, crisp and dynamic! 

These crazy colours and dynamic swirls are captured in-camera in real time and on location. As a result, every single image is unique and highlights the amazing differences between how dogs of various breeds and body shapes move.

Rush | Border Collie

Nyero | Mudi

Slice | Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Gemma And Lyric | Mix & Coolie

Gnash | Malinois

Lyric | German Coolie

Style | Border Collie

True | Australian Shepherd

Lottie | Border Collie

These photos highlight how hard our dogs work for us when asked, and frequently for nothing more than the toss of a toy or a dried biscuit. However, for them is pure joy to run freely or catch a disc.

Amazing dogs, vibrant colours, excellent shots!

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Wedding photography has evolved into a major profession of its own over the years, encompassing a variety of styles and approaches to help document one of the most important days in a couple’s life.

Naturally then, like any artistic profession, there is a place where your skills can be recognised and judged by your peers.

Fearless Awards is a curated competition which unveils a carefully-chosen collection of top-class wedding photos every two months. These awards recognise only the very best wedding photos, only 2 out of every 100 submissions are chosen.

Prepare to be truly inspired:

One word: BEAUTIFUL! 

For the fourth year, the Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition pays homage to the men and women who use photography to help communicate the beauty of science.

The 2018 winners of the photo competition all encounter incredible events, whether it be during a solar eclipse or while studying insects under a microscope. Now, their work can be enjoyed by a wider audience as a way to embrace all aspects of the scientific world.

Some winners below:

“Three diamonds in the sky” by Petr Horálek. Overall winner and Astronomy winner. “A story about the total solar eclipse on November 3rd, 2013. When the eclipse started (on the left side of the image), there were twos part of a diamond ring, which was unusual. It is caused by the angle diameter of the Moon in this case of a hybrid eclipse. The magnitude of coverage from Pakwero, Uganda, was just 1,00259, which means the Sun photosphere could easily shine above two different locations of the lunar limb at the same time. The next hybrid solar eclipse will occur in April 2023 over western Australia and Indonesia

“Cappadocia, Turkey: Born of Fire, Earth, Air, and Water” by Katharine Cashman. Earth Science, winner.

“Courting Royals: two Royal Terns in courtship display” by Kristian Bell. Behaviour, winner.

“Waxwing and Rowan berries in the snow” by Alwin Hardenbol. Ecology and Environmental Science, winner.

“The Orion Nebula” by Bernard Miller. Astronomy runner-up

“Plant trees and stop disease emergence” by Professor Peter J Hudson FRS. Behaviour, honourable mention.

“A whole new ecosystem” by Dr. Vikash Singh. Ecology and Environmental Science, honourable mention.

“Colossus” by Alejandro Roman Gonzalez. Earth Science, runner-up.

Spectacular!

Puma is rereleasing a limited run of its 1986 RS-Computer running shoe, which had a computer chip built into its chunky heel module to record distance, time, and calories.

Runners could connect the shoe via a 16-pin connector to any Apple IIE, Commodore 64, or IBM PC to view their data. 

The updated version retains the look of the original, but it adds new features like a three-axis accelerometer, LED indicators, a USB port for charging, and Bluetooth to connect the shoe wirelessly to your phone.

Puma’s only releasing 86 individually numbered pairs that’ll be sold at Puma stores in Berlin, Tokyo, and London. 

Not a bad design for 1986.

Young photojournalists from around the world showed off their incredible skills by entering the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest. Russia’s only vehicle for unearthing up and coming photojournalists, the competition is open to photographers age 18 to 33 years old.

The contest is named after Russian photojournalist Andrei Stenin, who tragically lost his life in 2014 at age 33 while on assignment in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine.

Following in his steps, young photojournalists from 77 countries submitted nearly 6,000 images in an effort to demonstrate the power of their craft.

Hailing from Iran, Belarus, Israel, Russia, and South Africa, among other countries, these photojournalists do vital work in helping the public understand what’s happening in the world.  Some of the winners below:

“How I Fell Ill” by Alyona Kochetkova (Russia). First place, Gran Prix, series. “Everyone knows the word ‘cancer,’ and people are afraid of it, although they hardly know anything about this disease. When I was diagnosed with cancer, I, too, knew nothing about it, and I did not have the slightest idea of the road that I would have to travel: from fear for my life to hopes for a recovery.”

“The desire for life” by Taisir Mahdi (Iraq). First place, Sport, single.

“Red Cow” by Maria Plotnikova (Russia). Second place, My Planet, single.

“Stand Off” by Justin Sullivan (South Africa). First place, Top news, single.

“Cranberry heart” by Sergei Gapon (Belarus). First place, My Planet, single.

“Gemini” by Shiva Khademi (Iran). First Place, Portrait.

“Rosebud” by Oded Wagenstein (Israel). First Place, Portrait. A Hero of Our Time, single. “A child from the Serotetto family, part of the nomadic Nenets tribe, standing on the family’s wooden sleigh, during their migration over the river of Ob. Yamal Peninsula, Siberia, Russia. March 2017.”

Powerful!

Pulled from nearly 10,000 entries, the winners of the 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest highlight both the beauty of living beings and the destruction that they can cause.

Photos were submitted to three categories—PlacesWildlife, and People—with the top award going to a haunting photo titled Unreal.

The image, shot by flight instructor and concert violinist Jassen Todorov, is an aerial view of a graveyard of vehicles located in the middle of California’s Mojave Desert.

Below some of the winners:

“Unreal” by Jassen Todorov. Grand Prize Winner. First place, Places. Thousands of Volkswagen and Audi cars sit idle in the middle of California’s Mojave Desert. Models manufactured from 2009 to 2015 were designed to cheat emissions tests mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Following the scandal, Volkswagen recalled millions of cars. By capturing scenes like this one, I hope we will all become more conscious of and more caring toward our beautiful planet.”

“Heart” Climber by Jimmy S.

“Flying at the Crossing” by Pim Volkers. First place, Wildlife.

“Embearassed” by Taylor Thomas Albright

“Discovering The Hidden Face Of Yucatán” by Guillaume Néry

“A New Challenge” by Alessandra Meniconzi

“At The End Of The Rainbow” by Joshua Galicki

“An Overcrowded Train Journey” by Noor Ahmed Gelal

“A New Look” by Alison Langevad. Third place, Wildlife.

“Love of Life” by Avishek Das. Third place, People.

“Uhhs & Ahhs” by Lilian Koh

“Baby Teeth” by Yaron Schmid. People’s Choice, Wildlife

“Road to Ruin” by Christian Werner. Third place, Places.

“Enduring Spirit” by Derek Jerrell

Stunning!

Here I am, failing at keeping my blog updated.

Sorry, I’m an old vampire and I spent my day off doing vital stuff like seen my accountant (read: the most important man in my life) and assorted serious stuff. Later in the afternoon I just slept the many hours I don’t the other 5 days of the week.

Now at night I’m fully awake and motivated again. So here we go…

Software engineer & artist Eric Geusz’s work is proof that inspiration is everywhere around us. For quite some time now, Eric has been transforming common household objects into spectacular spaceship designs, and they’re completely out of this world.

From a can opener to a game controller, everything can be a rocket in Eric’s mind.

Very imaginative! It’s so cool how he can “see” the spaceship in everyday objects.

On a personal note, I tend to see shapes and faces on my ceiling, trees, and assorted surfaces. But I’m a creep with dark tendencies. So, nevermind.