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Spectacular Footage Records Seven Moths as They Take Flight in Stunningly Slow Motion

 Almost a year after releasing his wildly popular footage of muppet-like insects, Dr. Adrian Smith is back with another montage in incredibly slow motion. This similarly spectacular follow-up—which is shot at 6,000 frames per second with a macro lens—documents the unique flight maneuvers of seven moth species as they slowly lift into the air. Capturing...

Clever Paper Cutouts by Paperboyo Transform Architecture and Landmarks into Amusing Scenes

All images © Paperboyo, shared with permission Rich McCor (aka Paperboyo) has a way of imagining the potential for quirkiness and whimsy in existing architecture. Using tourist attractions, landmarks, and urban settings as his backdrops, the Brighton-based artist and photographer (previously) dreams up amusing scenes that he fashions with precise angles...

A Serendipitous Photo Captures an Acrobatic Goose Contorting Its Body to Fly Upside Down

Image © Vincent Cornelissen, shared with permission An uncanny shot by Dutch photographer Vincent Cornelissen is leading a chase for answers after it shows a Bean goose performing aerial acrobatics. Taken in March near the small town of Arnhem, The Netherlands, the odd image captures the bird with its body turned upside down and head and neck twisted...

In the New Video Game ‘Stray,’ Players Venture through a Decaying Cybercity as a Stealthy Cat

 Having the stealth and nimble reflexes of a cat is the only way to escape the dangerous droids and perilous environment of “Stray.” Created by BlueTwelve Studio, the highly anticipated video game immerses players in a futuristic metropolis as a lonely, injured feline in search of its family. With the help of a drone named B-12, the sprightly creature...

Lifelike Installations in Gray by Artist Hans Op de Beeck Highlight Narratives of Change

Detail of “The Boatman” (2020), polyester, steel, wood, MDF, epoxy, glass fiber, polyamide, synthetic gypsum, coating, reed, glass, PA, rubber, and bamboo, 180 x 400 x 400 centimeters. Photo by Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio. All images courtesy of Galleria Continua In The Boatman and Other Stories, Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck (previously) reflects...

Plants and Knotted Branches Sprout from Camille Kachani’s Impractical Household Objects

All images © Guilherme Gomes, shared with permission Human progress and the insurmountable force of nature converge in Camille Kachani’s overgrown sculptures. The Lebanese-Brazilian artist (previously) is known for his furniture, tools, and other practical objects that are overrun with new plant growths and gnarly roots, rendering the seemingly functional...

Anatomical Embroideries Use Precise Stitches and Beads to Portray Muscles, Organs, and Bodily Systems

All images courtesy of Ambroidering A single skeletal muscle contains hundreds of thousands of individual fibers stretched in long rows, an anatomical fact that the textile artist behind Ambroidering recreates in an unusually fitting manner. Based in Shropshire, England, the artist stitches precise embroideries of the human body, defining circular...

Brilliant Solar Flares and the Northern Lights Appear in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year Shortlist

“The Magnetic Field of our Active Sun” by Andrew McCarthy. All images courtesy of Royal Museums Greenwich, shared with permission A trippy shot of the psychedelic California Nebula, a panorama of the Milky Way sprawling above French lavender crops, and a phenomenal glimpse of the sun’s magnetic field bursting after a solar flare are a few of the stellar...

Explore 140+ Online Courses This Fall with RISD Continuing Education

Final Concept Board by RISD CE Interior Design student Moriah Harris Save 10% on class tuition if you register by August 8. Use the code F21EARLYBIRD at checkout* Experience Rhode Island School of Design this fall from anywhere in the world. Whether you’re looking to advance your practice or a high school student interested in pursuing art and design...

Spring Emerges in an Enchanting Timelapse of Denmark’s Landscapes

 Roskilde, Denmark-based photographer Casper Rolsted ventures into the deciduous forests of Skjoldungernes Land National Park, out to the mist-covered inlets of Ise Fjord, and across the ice-age regions of West Zealand to capture springtime transformations in Scandinavia. Daffodils and lilies slough off the remaining snow as they burst open, the sunlight...

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