Landscapes minerals painted by Nature
Moss agate looks like painting, true, but the artist is Nature. Multi-colored landscape stones fully justify their name, using imagination you can distinguish the sea, meadows, mountains, sky, clouds, trees, ghostly green and brown, as in the paintings of Pierre Bonnard. The ability of rocks and minerals to form patterns that resemble paintings, graphics and characters is well known to fans of stones. Pattern emerges clearly if the stone is cut and polished. Here are images of Agate and some Onyx, found in different corners of our Earth – Baikal region, the Alps, Alaska, Kamchatka, Mongolia, and even Moscow region. The unusual agates are stored in collections, the same as paintings, and the same as paintings they have names – “Bay of Providence”, “Sannikov Land”, “Madagascar”.
Category Archive: Nature
Landscapes minerals painted by Nature
White blooms by Paul Lange
New York City based fashion photographer Paul Lange has created a series of photographs inspired by the beauty of flowers. According to the artist, he didn’t use any Photoshop manipulations creating these beautiful images of flowers. Also, he gave female names to each of his flowers. Noteworthy, the Fine Art photographer Paul Lange has 25 years of experience in this field. Works by professional photographer regularly appear in various magazines. In particular, published in Vogue, New York Times, exhibited in galleries and sold to private collectors in the USA and abroad. Born and raised in New York city, Paul lives in Chatham, with his wife.
Photography of deserts by George Steinmetz
Salt water pools look like a mosaic on the surface of the desert. Water from shallow wells is mixed with the salty soil, resulting in a suspension. Colors and shades depend on the color of dirt, algae and salt. National Geographic photographer George Steinmetz flew on a motorized paraglider over the deserts around the world, from China to Africa and Antarctica, and made beautiful shots. With an extensive background in geophysics, American photographer Steinmetz uses his photos to educate about the geographic features of deserts. All of his pieces are completely breathtaking.
Human faced dog
Meet this two-year-old Shih Tzu, called Tonik. According to sources, some people rescued the poodle from a kill shelter in Kentucky, the United States. In fact, they saved him from being put down by the Homeward Bound Animal Welfare Group in Mishawaka, Indiana. The new owners describe the dog as ‘a very sweet boy who is trying to figure things out and enjoy people’. However, he is still in need of a loving home.
Siberian Flying squirrel
In fact, Siberian Flying squirrel (Pteromys volans) is similar in appearance to the normal squirrel. However, its body seems to be flat, as on the sides between its front and rear legs on each side there is a fold of skin. This skin can stretch wide, covered with fur, so-called “patagium”. When the membrane is stretched to jump the Siberian Flying Squirrel may glide from tree to tree across distances of over a hundred meters. The flight of flying squirrels is not directed by tail, as some believe, but by membrane tension and the position of the front legs. Tail works in flight as stabilizer and helps to brake before landing on a tree trunk.
Beautiful images of Chelyabinsk meteorite
Russian photographer Marat Akhmetvaleyev, 31, is the only lucky person who has managed to take beautiful and professional shots of the flying meteorite, the moment of explosion. His photographs are sensational. That idyllic morning, quiet and peaceful, he was taking landscape pictures at the moment of appearing meteorite in the sky. His thoughts were confused and spontaneous. The first thing he thought – it’s a nuclear bomb.
Chara Sands Siberian Sahara
Siberia is not only frozen land with tundra and taiga, great rivers and mountain ranges, but such sandy deserts as Chara Sands. It is located in eastern Siberia, between the ridges Udokan and Kadar in Stanovoy Highlands (Transbaikal region) tract. Chara Sands is a beautiful desert with sand dunes up to 15 meters. The length of the desert is about 10-15 km, and its width is 5 miles. Against the background of the neighboring larch taiga, glaciers and mountains of sand dunes look very strange, but picturesque.