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Neon portraits of exotic marine life

Neon portraits of exotic marine life. The beautiful underwater creatures in colorful neon photography of Mark Laita

The beautiful underwater Neon portraits of exotic marine life by Mark Laita

Neon portraits of exotic marine life.

American Los Angeles based photographer Mark Laita makes beautiful images of marine life in an incredibly vibrant colors. After his project “Serpentine”, which focused on multi-colored snakes from around the world, Mark Laita has created this amazing collection of bright and colorful underwater creatures. This project is simply called – “The Sea” of surprisingly “photogenic” representatives of the different seas and oceans. His upcoming book, Serpentine was released in 2013. His work has been exhibited at galleries in the U.S. and Europe. Mark Laita’s clean, colorful graphic photography has earned him a reputation for award winning work for clients such as Adidas, BMW, Van Cleef and Arpels, and MINI.
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Underwater mausoleum of cremated remains Neptune Memorial

cremated remains Neptune Memorial Reef

Truly unique Underwater mausoleum of cremated remains Neptune Memorial Reef. In fact, the world’s first underwater cemetery and memorial park

Underwater mausoleum of cremated remains Neptune Memorial Reef
Called also Atlantis Memorial Reef, it is 5 miles east of Key Biscayne, Miami, Florida. Meanwhile, Neptune Memorial Reef has begun to resemble Atlantis, with its bronze statues of lions, majestic columns and sculptures of shells and starfish. In addition, it is the largest artificial reef in the world, occupying 65,000 square meters on the ocean floor at a depth of 12 meters.
So, instead of waving the ashes of their loved ones over the ocean, now the Americans “finally give” it to the Neptune Memorial Reef. Here the ashes – mixed with cement, built for underwater use, and then added to the reef. Then, next to the structure, made of dust, placed a bronze or copper tiles, and friends of the deceased take photos of the installation process, for the memory. Initially, the project had to be a copy of the “Lost City of Atlantis”. However, they found a better goal to become the world’s first underwater cemetery and memorial park.
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Mysterious circles of Namibian desert

Witches' rings - natural phenomenon of Namibian desert

Witches’ rings – natural phenomenon of Namibian desert

Mysterious circles of Namibian desert.
In the meadows and pastures of South Africa there are thousands of sites round the bare earth, which are called “witches’ rings.” They range from 2 to 15 m in diameter and appear right in the middle of the grassy areas, mainly in Namibia. Although the same circles and are present in Angola and South Africa. Circles are about 160 km from the coast and stretching from Angola to 2,400 km. They can be found in remote areas of the earth, far away from human settlements. These circles have been studied since 1971, but so far scientists can not explain the reason for their occurrence. According to the beliefs of the people of the Himba, these circles – the work of a dragon that lives underground and releases fire bubbles to the surface, burning all vegetation and form a circle of bare earth.
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Mysterious Lenticular clouds

Mysterious Lenticular clouds

Mysterious Lenticular clouds. Alabama Hills, California, USA (photographer James Neeley).

Mysterious Lenticular clouds.
Lenticular clouds look fantastic, no wonder they have been mistaken for UFOs, or even a visual cover for UFOs, because of their mysterious saucer-like shape. The process of Lenticular clouds formation is very complex, but they have a number of interesting features. For example, lenticular clouds remain in the same place no matter what force the wind blows. They are often formed in the mountains and do not dissipate for hours and sometimes days. Bright colors (called irisation) are sometimes seen along the edge of lenticular clouds, multiple mixed iridescent colors caused by diffracted in clouds sunlight. Pilots tend to avoid flying near lenticular clouds because of the turbulence of the rotor systems that accompany them. Like any rare phenomenon of nature, to take pictures of beautiful lenticular clouds is a godsend for the photographer.
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Patagonian Mara babies born in Amsterdam zoo

Patagonian mara born in Amsterdam zoo

Patagonian mara babies born in Amsterdam zoo

Patagonian Mara babies born in Amsterdam zoo. Last month in the Amsterdam zoo “Artis Royal Zoo” were born three adorable babies of Patagonian maras. The new born maras are already adapted to a full life in the wild, the same as adults. As shown by medical examination, small maras were born healthy and now they can be seen in the open-air cage with the rest of the group. Patagonian Mara (Latin Dolichotis patagona) – refers to the rodents, herbivorous, rabbit-like animal, also known as the Patagonian hare or Patagonian pig. The Patagonian maras inhabit dry, grassy areas of South America, mainly in the vast Argentine pampas. They are herbivores, adapted to the arid climate. Mara can go without water for a long time, getting it together with food.

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Beautiful colors of Antelope Canyon

Beautiful colors of Antelope Canyon

Beautiful colors of Antelope Canyon — most visited and most photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest. Photographer Gregory Boratyn

Beautiful colors of Antelope Canyon.
Antelope Canyon is a real wonder of nature. The canyon attracts hundreds of tourists, sightseers and photographers, willing to take photos of colorful canyon. 42-year-old amateur photographer from San Diego Gregory Boratyn has made fantastic photos of this beautiful place, which he has called “Foreign Land”. Antelope Canyon is located on the south-western United States, on Navajo land near Page, Arizona. It became possible to visit this place only in 1997, when the Navajo Tribe made it a Navajo Tribal Park. The road to Antelope Canyon is gated by the Navajo Nation and entry is restricted to guided tours led by authorized tour guides. Tours can be purchased in nearby Page, Arizona and range from $30 to $80 per person, depending on the time of the day and length of the tour.
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William Ricketts Sanctuary

William Ricketts Sanctuary

Fabulous Sculptures in William Ricketts Sanctuary. Melbourne, Australia

William Ricketts Sanctuary. Australian potter and sculptor William Ricketts was born in 1898 in Richmond, Victoria, Australia. From 1912 to 1920 Ricketts developed skills in clay modelling. In 1930 he settled in the area of ​​Mount Dandenong. Impressed with Aboriginal life, their culture and unity with nature, in 1934 he started his major artistic work. He started creating the sculpture park now named William Ricketts Sanctuary. William Ricketts Reserve is an area of ​​four acres, located near Mount Dandenong a few kilometers from Melbourne. Reserve resembles a stunning sculpture garden. Now in the park there are more than ninety sculptures of people and animals created by William Ricketts mainly of clay and wood. He worked on this project until his death in 1993. William died in his estate at the age of 90 years and up to the last day of his life, he created these beautiful sculptures, silently reminding about the diversity of life on Earth and the importance of its preservation for future generations.
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