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Bon Iver, "Holocene"

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Beautiful official vid shot in Iceland

Though we've never been there, Iceland is a bit of an obsession 'round SHFT. The official video for "Holocene" — the standout second single off Bon Iver's eponymous second album — does nothing to temper our fixation. Director Nabil Elderkin represents the Icelandic landscape as a sort of fairy tale land (precisely what we imagine it to be in real life), through which a wool-clad boy......read more

Nature, the Great Equalizer

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We may be broke, but we have our wilderness -- for now

With the U.S. economy experiencing its worst downturn since the Great Depression, these will go down as dark days in American history. But, argues Nicholas Kristof in an NYT op-ed this week, there is one thing we can feel good about: nature. Our national parks and forests don't contribute in GDP, but their value is immeasurable. But they need our help, now more than ever.......read more

Fantastic Forest Paintings by Tzu-chi Yeh

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Taiwanese artist creates wonderful wooded landscape works

Wow. These are amazing. Taiwanese artist Tzu-chi Yeh creates realistically detailed paintings of forested landscapes that could easily be mistaken for photos. They're not, but you can rest assured that they come from the brush of a very talented painter. Bob Ross would be proud. It seems the art market likes Yeh's work too. One of the paintings just sold for a tidy $142,000. (via But Does It......read more

Surreal Photos by Fenk Zhang

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Young Chinese photographer shoots gauzy and ethereal images of nature

Fenk Zhang is a 20-year old photographer from Chengdu, China whose Flickr-folio is chalk full of gorgeous images that show off his experiments with light and shadow. Hazy and dreamlike, the photos harken Ryan McGinley in their gauzy portrayal of beautiful people in nature. "I've been photographing seriously 1 year ago," says Fenk in endearingly broken Engrish. "Most of my photographs were made......read more

Epic Earth Time Lapse from Space

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NASA video paints jaw dropping picture of Earth

These incredible time lapse images of Earth were shot by astronauts onboard the International Space Station, using special low-light, high-definition (4K resolution!) cameras. The images were kindly made available by NASA for free.  Berlin's Michael König took Jan Jelinek's minimal ambient techno and combined it with the time lapses to......read more

Magical 35mm Travel Photos by Jess Gough

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London photog takes us on a trip through the woods

One of the reasons why travel photos can be so compelling is that the person shooting them is out of his or her comfort zone, eyes wide open to the new stuff that surrounds them. That's definitely the case with 22-year old, London-based photographer Jess Gough, who says the best opportunities for taking pictures come on the road, without the distraction of work obligations and a buzzing cell......read more

Macro Minerals Make Abstract Art

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Incredible close-up images of agate crystals show off nature's art skills

Few things in nature are more creatively patterned than agate, a type of quartz that forms in concentric layers in a wide variety of colors and textures. The fine-grained rock has been a favorite carving material since at least as far back as Ancient Greece.  These macro shots of agate, part of a Flickr set created by a Czech mineral shop, show off the rock's psychedelic patterns and......read more

Moody Landscapes by Silvia Mogni

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Awe-inspiring photography from the European hinterland

Silvia Mogni is a professional architect and freelance photographer living in in Zurich. She's less interested in shooting pictures of buildings than in training her lens on sweeping natural landscapes, which she depicts in mystical, otherworldly fashion. With a great eye for texture, she captures mercurial images of European landscapes, from the snowy Alps in Switzerland, to the sunny......read more

Gregory Euclide: Relief Work

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Paper, found objects, and elements of nature integrated in complex landscape works

From subject matter to materials, nature informs the work of Minnesota-based artist Gregory Euclide. From his home outside of Minneapolis, Euclide makes mixed-media landscape works that incorporate paper, found objects, and natural elements. The pieces are based on his memories and experiences of the outdoors. Euclide explained his process to Paper Darts Magazine: "I think about nature and I......read more

Mystical Landscapes by Troy Moth

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After a stint shooting models in the big city, a Canadian photographer returns to the natural majesty of his homeland

If there are two worlds more diametrically opposed than fashion photography and tree planting, we can't think of them. But Troy Moth has existed in both. Born in a remote tree planting camp on Canada's west coast, Moth in his twenties found himself in Toronto working as a fashion photographer for big-name clients like Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. Eventually, inevitably, he left that world......read more

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