Im not really one to go off the deep end when it comes to analyzing beauty and nature, but this is seriously one of the most remarkable things Ive ever seen. This was filmed between April 4-11, 2011, on Spains El Teide mountain. The goal of this project was to capture the Milky Way galaxy. Check it out, and if your looking for more info, here is the artists Vimeo page.
By far this is the best video we have seen all week, well actually 3 in total, but the video below takes place on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. The river used to by the locals is the Waimea River, which is about 12 miles long, making it one of the largest rivers in the whole state of Hawaii. The locals will dig out the sand where the river meets the shorepound, and BAM, instant wave shredding. It is pretty amazing how quickly and powerful the water gets, carving out it’s own natural pipe line. Of course anything as awesome and cool as this comes controversy. A lot of locals and environmentalist in the area believe it is causing great damage to the beaches, the process is called human contributed erosion. But others believe this is a natural process that happens all the time when the hide tide hits and waters are too high, so they are pretty much just speeding up the process just a bit. Either way I want to grab a boogie board and be there now, enjoy the videos and photography.
More amazing photography and videos of the natural awesomeness of the Waimea River below
Youtuber Damewse continues his one-man media makeover for the space agency with another beautifully edited video. The first one if you remember was called The Frontier Is Everywhere, seen here, and this is one is just as good if not better. The best part about the video is at the very end when it shows a graph depicting the world’s military spending vs space exploration spending, as you could guess the military spending is about 500 times as much. This video has some amazing footage, and even better commentary to make your brain think a little bit today.
The only thing we think should ride animals and treat them as slaves is humans, but when animals themselves take it upon themselves to saddle up onto another animal it totally kicks ass. Seriously if I saw a pack of bears riding down the highway on a bunch of lions I would shit my pants and probably crash into a telephone pole staring at the awesomeness. Here is a solid collection of animals riding animals, sweet. You can also go to the website dedicated to just this found here.
more animals riding animals like bosses below
Ever dream of living in the treetops? Of course you have well now is your chance to live out your treetop fantasies at Finca Bellavista – a place that’s off the ground, off the grid, and out of this world! Finca Bellavista is certainly a new frontier in living… While treehouses have been around for centuries, this is the first community of its kind to be built upon the concept of creating a master-planned, sustainable, and modern community of arboreal dwellings. Located on the base of an almost 6,000 foot primary rainforest mountain on the South Pacific Coast of Costa Rica – not far from the Pan American Highway, Finca Bellavista was created with the sole purpose of preserving 300 acres of local rainforest by offering a unique opportunity for ecologically minded property owners to live sustainably in and steward a managed rainforest environment.
Read more about Finca Bellavista with more pictures as well of course below
Red Bull Illume is the world’s premier action and adventure sports photography competition. First conceived in 2007, the second iteration of this competition ended on August 31st 2010, with a grand ceremony at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. There were a total of 10 categories, with a grand prize winner in each. The photograph had to have been taken after 01.01.2007, and the winners were selected by a panel of 40 esteemed photo editors from around the world. This year’s competition saw over 22,764 images submitted from 4,773 photographers in 112 countries around the world. Below you will find the winning photograph for each category for both 2010 and 2007. The images are absolutely incredible! Be sure to visit Red Bull Illume for more information and photographs. As always and especially for these photos click on the image to view larger in it’s full beauty.
Images that show extreme detail of one or more aspects of an athletic feat: a tight shot of the action, the equipment, the body, the face, etc.
Photographer: Nathan Smith | Athlete: Andrew Mooney | Location: Wamberal, New South Wales, Australia | Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III | Lens: 10-17mm | ISO: 200 | F-Stop: f5.6 | Shutter speed: 1/1600
Photographer: Dawn Kish Athlete: Adam Strong | Location: Sedona, AZ, USA | Camera: Canon EOS-1V | Film: Kodak T-Max 3200 black and white
See the other 9 category winners below.
The sun is pretty much in every picture that you take outside so it’s not a bad idea to incorporate it into your photos. Here are some clever and cool examples of using the sun as a nice little prop for your photography.
If you live in New York you most likely saw or know of the towering beams of light which are illuminated from the site of The World Trade during the 9/11 anniversary. When they were lit up this past weekend onlookers saw something other than just the lights. Up to 10,000 migrating birds were “trapped” within the beams light. New York City is right in the middle of a large migratory bird corridor during the fall months. Migratory birds use the stars as part of their natural navigation system and on an overcast night in NYC with no star light, the birds were drawn to the light of the beams. During the fall the Audubon society works with the city to ensure the lights of the tallest buildings are off during the evening to help avoid this problem. The memorial lights were turned off for 20 minutes so the birds would release back on their journey. Help a bird out and turn your lights off in NYC.
This post is full of jungle beasts in their natural habitat. Although they are beautiful in their own way, they are also ferocious. The law of the jungle is truly the survival of the fittest and only the strong survive. Seeing these massive creatures clash is a lot better then watching those two skinny crackheads fight outside a McDonalds, well that is actually pretty fun to watch too.
Rope swings and cliff jumping is one of the coolest and most fun things to do on Earth, simple as that, so when I saw this video I was just blown away with it’s pure awesomeness. The video features Mike Wilson killing it on the Truckee River doing 60 foot double and triple back flips. The video is very well put together and great music to go along with it. I love how everyone rafting down the river pulls over and enjoys the show, as would I. If this doesn’t get you in the mood for the weekend, I don’t know what will. You can visit Mike Miller’s site for more extreme stuff found here.