Author: twistedsifter

Oct 24, 2012

Picture of the Day: 84 Million Stars in One Image

Picture of the Day: 84 Million Stars in One Image

84 MILLION STARS IN ONE IMAGE Photograph by ESO/VVV Consortium/Ignacio Toledo/Martin Kornmesser Using a gigantic nine-gigapixel image from the VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory, an international team of astronomers has created a catalogue of more than 84 million stars in the central parts of the Milky Way. This…

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Oct 24, 2012

Highlights from the 2012 Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Highlights from the 2012 Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The winners of the internationally acclaimed Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition were announced last week at a gala awards ceremony at the Natural History Museum in London. The world-renowned exhibition opens on October 19th and runs until March 3rd, 2013 before it goes on a UK and international tour. Now in…

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Oct 24, 2012

Ghosts of War: WWII Photos Blended Into Present Day

Ghosts of War: WWII Photos Blended Into Present Day

Dutch historian Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse has an incredible series of WWII photos blended into images of the same location in the present day. In a collection on Flickr entitled Ghosts of History, Jo takes us on a visual tour of the past. In her own words: “By combining historical pictures with photos made on…

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Oct 23, 2012

Picture of the Day: A Sea of Sunflowers in Japan

Picture of the Day: A Sea of Sunflowers in Japan

A SEA OF SUNFLOWERS IN JAPAN Photograph by Jason Arney In this incredible capture by photographer Jason Arney we see a dazzling field of sunflowers in Daisetsuzan National Park (Taisetsuzan) in Hokkaido, Japan. Jason submitted this photo to Gizmodo’s Summer Shooting Challenge, taking home first prize for this amazing shot. The…

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Oct 23, 2012

Planetary Patterns on the Surfaces of Soap Bubbles

Planetary Patterns on the Surfaces of Soap Bubbles

Visual communication magazine Creative Review commissioned photographer Jason Tozer to shoot a series of soap bubbles to test out the capabilities of a Sony D-SLR. All of the stunning results below were created ‘in-camera’, meaning filters and effects were not applied in post-production. To achieve the planetary like images, Tozer began by blowing through…

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Oct 23, 2012

10 Hilarious Portraits of Dogs Underwater

10 Hilarious Portraits of Dogs Underwater

Back in February, the Sifter profiled the wonderful work of Seth Casteel. His series of underwater dog portraits took the Internet by storm. The unexpected surge in popularity promptly shut down his website (due to a massive traffic spike), earned him 125,000 new fans on Facebook and also led to tons of press coverage…

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Oct 22, 2012

Picture of the Day: Remember Your Roots

Picture of the Day: Remember Your Roots

REMEMBER YOUR ROOTS Photograph by Brian Yen (briyen on Flickr) In this incredible capture by photographer Brian Yen (briyen on Flickr) we see an incredible system of roots scaling a wall as a child runs past a group of elderly people. Brian took this moment in time to reflect about our…

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