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Aerial Trees Make Abstract Art

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Dangling cameras from kites, Dutch photographer Gerco de Ruijter blurs the boundary between landscape and abstraction.

As a rule, tree farms are less interesting to us than forests. The perfectly spaced rows of trees have nothing on the wild natural jumble of a free standing forest. But there's an exception to every rule, and, errr, this is no exception. Hanging cameras from kites and fishing poles, Dutch photog Gerco de Ruijter captures aerial views of tree farms that come off looking like geometric abstract......read more

Head in the Clouds

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Step up your cloud identification game.

Gavin Pretor-Pinney is on a one-man mission to combat the tyranny of "blue sky thinking." The UK writer is the founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society and the author of "The Cloud Collector's Handbook," a new book celebrating all types of cloudy weather. Fun but serious, the book is a sort of field guide to clouds, teaching readers how to identify various types via juicy photos and informative......read more

Watching Humans Watching: Inka and Niclas Photography

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Beautiful nature photos feature people in lieu of animals.

The portfolio of Stockholm-based artist duo Inka Lindegard and Niclas Holmstrom is filled with beautifully clean, slightly oddball photographs like these ones from their recent show, Watching Humans Watching. For the show, the pair captured epic landscapes populated by isolated tourists taking in the scenery, like wildlife photography with humans instead of animals. The photographs depict......read more

Trees Wrapped in Spider Webs After Flood

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Spiders flee to trees to create cotton candy arachnid islands.

Um, wow. WOW. After unprecedented monsoons caused massive flooding in Pakistan in 2010, millions spiders near the village of Sindh found refuge in above ground in trees, where they wrapped the branches in ghostly webs. Although the disaster didn't grip the attention of the media the way the Japanese earthquake has, it was a devastating event, killing nearly 2,000 people and affecting almost 20......read more

Jeremiah Ariaz: Reconsidering Landscape

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Large format photos explore our shifting relationship with nature.

When Jeremiah Ariaz embarked on his photo project Reconsidering Landscape, he turned his camera on city murals of nature scenes, contrasting the imaginary landscapes with rocks, bushes, and trees in the foreground.    The images underscore an obvious irony, in that the murals depict the natural habitats the walls have previously displaced. They illustrate, Ariaz says,......read more

Mark Wickens Snaps Sweet Wilderness Pics

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Photos shot in NorCal convey the ethereal beauty of the outdoors.

Born in London, England, Mark Wickens lived in New York and New Orleans before settling to San Francisco, where he currently spends his days working as an architect. On the weekend, when he feels inspired, he packs up his camera and heads for the Great Outdoors to shoot photos.  "Usually, I’ll head out into the wilderness and see how things develop," he says. "Here in Northern......read more

Photos of Icelandic Volcanoes

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Soft-hued landscape photography by Marcel Musil

One day we'll knock Iceland off of our travel bucket list. Until then, we'll have to make do with these photos, which pretty much fulfill our vision of what it looks like, minus the strangely beautiful, blue-eyed inhabitants. Shot by Czech travel photographer Marcel Musil, the pics capture the island nation's volcanic mountain landscape in all its pastel splendor. Timely too, with Iceland's......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

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