Tag: patterns

Oct 23, 2013

18 Striking Images from Space Show Earth’s Rich Tapestry

18 Striking Images from Space Show Earth’s Rich Tapestry

The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. An international organisation with 20 Member States, the ESA in its current form was created in 1975. Since then they have shared amazing research and images for the world to learn from. With almost 12,000 high-resolution images available through their website, their extensive archive…

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Aug 23, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Butterfly Effect

Picture of the Day: The Butterfly Effect

THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT Photograph by Prabhu B Doss In this perfectly timed photo by Prabhu B. Doss, we see a butterfly that appears to be looking in an invisible mirror, its likeness accurately reflected. Believe it or not, it’s two different butterflies, and if you look closely you can see differences in…

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Aug 22, 2013

Picture of the Day: Tree Roots Exposed

Picture of the Day: Tree Roots Exposed

TREE ROOTS EXPOSED Photograph by MARTIN LABAR Flickr | Blog Spotted at Falls Park on the Reedy in Greenville, South Carolina, is this beautiful tree with some of its roots exposed. Despite the exposure, the tree seems to be alive and well, a true testament to its survival skills! Falls Park on…

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Aug 22, 2013

The Most Intricate Hand Cut Paper Art You Will See Today

The Most Intricate Hand Cut Paper Art You Will See Today

Rogan Brown is an Anglo-Irish artist that specializes in intricate hand cut paper art sculptures. Currently living in the ‘wilds’ (i.e., in a forest on the side of a mountain) of Southern France, Brown explains: “I look for patterns and repeated motifs that run through natural phenomena at different scales, from the microscopic to…

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Jul 4, 2013

The Textured Patterns of Corals

The Textured Patterns of Corals

The Sifter’s favourite underwater photographer, Alexander Semenov, is back with another amazing gallery. Entitled Living Stones, Semenov explores the different patterns and textures of stony corals in the Red Sea. Captured at high magnification, you can really appreciate the intricate detail and colour on the surfaces of these living creatures. Corals are marine invertebrates…

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May 11, 2013

Picture of the Day: Geometric Elegance

Picture of the Day: Geometric Elegance

GEOMETRIC ELEGANCE Photograph by Thomas Hawk Captured wonderfully by Thomas Hawk is this elegant spiral staircase located at the Embarcadero Center in San Francisco’s financial district. Spanning four city blocks, the Embarcadero Center is a commercial complex of five office towers with over 3 million square feet of office and retail space.…

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Apr 25, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Rocky Wave

Picture of the Day: The Rocky Wave

THE ROCKY WAVE Photograph by G.A. KOUT | gakout.tumblr.com The Wave is located on the Colorado Plateau, near the Utah and Arizona border. The area is a gallery of twisted sandstone, resembling deformed pillars, cones, mushrooms and other odd creations. Deposits of iron claim some of the responsibility for the unique blending…

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