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Jul 11, 2012

Water Drop Refractions by Markus Reugels

Water Drop Refractions by Markus Reugels

The Sifter has already featured the amazing work of Markus Reugels, an incredibly talented German photographer that specializes in high-speed and macro photography. His 975-photo Flickr page is a constant source of wonder and inspiration, and I find myself checking in on his latest work often. Much of his photography centers around water drops…

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Jul 11, 2012

The Highest Point on Every Continent

The Highest Point on Every Continent

As you would imagine, the highest point is found at the peak of the continent’s highest mountain. In mountaineering this is known as the Seven Summits, which was first postulated and achieved on April 30, 1985 by Richard Bass. Below you can see the highest points on every continent compared to the “Eight-Thousanders“,…

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Jul 9, 2012

20 Award-Winning Microscope Images

20 Award-Winning Microscope Images

Olympus America Inc. is in the ninth year of sponsoring the BioScapes International Digital Imaging Competition. It honours the world’s most extraordinary microscope images of life science subjects. The Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition recognizes outstanding images of life science specimens captured through light microscopes, using any magnification, any illumination technique and any brand…

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Jul 5, 2012

The “Before I Die” Project

The “Before I Die” Project

Copyright © Civic Center When Candy Chang lost someone she loved very much, the experience helped clarify her life but she struggled to maintain perspective. She wanted to know what was important to the people around her. Copyright © Civic Center With help from old and new friends, Candy turned the side…

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Jul 4, 2012

This Interactive Street Art in Malaysia is Brilliant

This Interactive Street Art in Malaysia is Brilliant

Ernest Zacharevic is a Lithuanian street artist currently living in George Town, located in the province of Penang, Malaysia. As part of the George Town Festival that runs from June 15 – July 15, Ernest has been putting up some incredible street art all around the city. The piece getting the most buzz online…

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Jul 2, 2012

The Kings of Africa: 18 Portraits by Daniel Laine

The Kings of Africa: 18 Portraits by Daniel Laine

African Kings: Portraits of a Disappearing Era by Daniel Lane From 1988 to 1991, French photographer Daniel Laine photographed 70 African monarchs, “whose dynasties marked the history of Africa until the middle of the twentieth century.” With hundreds of monarchs to choose from, Laine focused on those who continued to “retain a traditional…

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Jun 28, 2012

Helsinki Rock Church Built Inside a Giant Piece of Granite

Helsinki Rock Church Built Inside a Giant Piece of Granite

Photograph by Matthew Duncan Temppeliaukio Church aka ‘the Rock Church’ is an incredible building in Helsinki, Finland. It was designed by brothers Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen and was consecrated in 1969. The Lutheran Church is one of Helsinki’s most popular tourist attractions with over 500,000 annual visitors. The church was built inside a…

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