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Siberian Summer by Sergey Stepanov

Siberian summer landscapes by Russian photographer Sergey Stepanov

Siberian summer landscapes by Russian photographer Sergey Stepanov

Siberian Summer by Sergey Stepanov. These beautiful pictures of Siberian landscapes were taken by a talented Russian photographer Sergey Stepanov. The amateur photographer Sergey Stepanov was born 10 May 1954, lives in Krasnoturansk, Krasnoyarsk region. “Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all’s right with the world”. Ada Louise Huxtable
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Creative photography by Christian Plochacki

Creative photography by Christian Plochacki

Creative photography by Christian Plochacki

Creative photography by Christian Plochacki. 29 year-old German photographer Christian Plochacki discovers for us the beauty of the surrounding world. Christian Plochacki – professional male photographer from Bottrop, Germany is the author of these beautiful vanilla photographs. Beautiful world by German photographer Christian Plochacki gives us a happy and safe feeling. His favorite subject for shooting – still life and nature, as well as portraits of people. Christian Plochacki himself said in one of his interviews that he began photography not so long ago, thanks to his friend. Everything happened by chance, just 6 years ago, and he admits “and I’ve been hooked ever since”.
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Painting with stones Ilana Shafir

Peacocks. Painting with stones Ilana Shafir

Painting with stones Ilana Shafir (born 1924). Peacocks. (Stone mosaic by Yugoslavian born artist Ilana Shafir)

Painting with stones Ilana Shafir. Yugoslavian born 88 year-old artist Ilana Shafir, originally from Sarajevo, now lives in Ashkelon, Israel. Shafir is a self-taught mosaic artist. Her mosaics are truly inspirational, and Shafir is especially known for her “spontaneous mosaic,” working directly on a piece without sketches. Her different organically-shaped materials include: ceramic pieces, glass fragments, natural stones of all kinds and shapes, corals, seashells. The artist paints with stones and composes with the shapes and lines that are inherent in the found materials. Ilana Shafir has received a lifetime achievement award from the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) for her many decades of compelling mosaic works.
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Light Pillars atmospheric beauty

Light Pillars atmospheric beauty

Light Pillars atmospheric beauty

Light Pillars atmospheric beauty. Pillars of light, as it turns out, are not only at the time of rapture of the saints in heaven. When the streets are very, very cold, the ground is subtle, Light Pillars decorate the Earth with its magic beauty. And this amazing atmospheric phenomenon inspires thousands of photographers to uncover the lens. Meet the result of joint creative work of atmosphere, light, and the camera man. The legend says pillar light brings happiness to those who see it. From a physical point of view, these pillars – the result of light refraction in the thinnest ice dust that swirls in the air in frosty weather. Moreover, even in very dim light – from the moon, or from a garden lantern – can ignite an amazing sparkle. And every time the pillars look different: they are like the columns of a heavenly temple, on the disco lights, the light on the rain of light.
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Beautiful Royal Flycatcher

Beautiful Royal Flycatcher

Known as the Amazonian, or Onychorhynchus coronatus coronatus, Beautiful Royal Flycatcher

Beautiful Royal Flycatcher
Among Royal Flycatcher birds most known – four species. In particular, Amazonian Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus (coronatus) and Northern Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus mexicanus). Also, Pacific Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus (coronatus) occidentalis), and Atlantic Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus swainsoni). Noteworthy, the striking, colorful crest in Royal Flycatcher plays an important role in reproduction and courtship. The male displays its crest first. Next, both birds keep their crests spread and quivering, eliciting fan-like movements for a while, but without any head or neck movement, just their crests.
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Anza-Borrego Desert in California

Anza-Borrego Desert in California

Flowering Anza-Borrego Desert in California

Anza-Borrego Desert in California. Every year in March and April people from all over America come to watch the desert blooming different colors. The strength of flowering depends on the number of rain in the winter months. If it rained a lot, the desert is covered with meadows of flowers. If there was not enough rain, the bloom is sluggish, and in some places, the desert does not bloom at all. Desert can be divided into three parts – the top (the one that lies in the mountains), medium (rocky foothills) and lower (sandy valley). In the lower desert mostly desert lily and verbena bloom, evening Primrose and other plants. In the middle of the desert, on the rocky foothills and high mountains, you can find many flowering cactus, and choyi okotiyo. If you climb higher into the mountains, the yucca and agave appear.
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The Jewel Box Star cluster

The Jewel Box Star cluster

The Jewel Box Star cluster

The Jewel Box Star cluster. The Jewel Box (NGC 4755 at 7,500 light years) in the Southern Hemisphere is one of the youngest known open clusters, about 20 light years across with 198 stars. The stars from Earth are exceptionally beautiful with colors varying from red and yellow, to the more common blue-white with a number of luminous B-type giant stars and a red super giant star. It is also situated near the dark nebula called the Coal Sack. A planet orbiting one of the member stars would have a night sky blazing in brightness with hundreds of stars brighter than Venus or Jupiter at their most brilliant. Several stars may even exceed the brightness of the full moon if we were close enough. These would appear as a dazzling red and several blue stars. The Jewel Box is one of the finest objects in the southern sky.
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