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Phenomenon of Dancing wood

Phenomenon of Dancing wood

The national park Curonian in Kaliningrad region, Russia – Phenomenon of Dancing wood

Phenomenon of Dancing wood
Called “Dancing woods”, a truly unique place is in Kaliningrad region, Russia, in the national park Curonian. To understand the phenomenon of twisted trees anomaly, many scientists have tried different hypothesis. In particular, environmental factors, genetic factors, exposure to viruses or pests, and even a special cosmic energy of the place. Undoubtedly, the place is far from being normal. For example, if you come in to a few meters, you feel something is wrong, as if it’s the world of spirits, the place has a strong energy. However, the staff of the national park do not believe in supernatural. Instead, they see the answer in the geomagnetic field. Also, a similar place called “Troll Forest” is in Denmark, and it is also on the Baltic coast. In fact, no one has fully explained the nature of this phenomenon.
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Bence Mate invisible photographer

Bence Mate invisible photographer

Two storks from the series Bird in action. Bence Mate invisible photographer

Bence Mate invisible photographer
Hungarian photographer Bence Mate attended secondary school in Szeged and spent all his leisure time in nature. According to him, his favorites were birds living in the wild, and most often he worried about how to take better and better photographs of them. First, he constructed his equipment on his own. Bence polished his skills in a determined manner. In particular, he developed the ‘Bence Mate style’, and reformed the practice of “bird in action” photography. As a result, his work received an award “The Young Nature Photographer of the Year” in the global contest of the BBC in 2002. Then followed other awards the Eric Hosking prize (2005), and Bird Photographer of the Year in Europe in 2005. Bence Mate is the most distinguished, flagship figure of Hungarian nature photography, which is becoming more and more recognized.
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Dalmatinian Dog Adopts Wolf Cub

Dalmatinian Dog Adopts Wolf Cub

A baby wolf named Rapunzel and Ryba, the dog. Dalmatinian Dog Adopts A Wolf Cub

Dalmatinian Dog Adopts Wolf Cub
The story happened in the eastern city of Russia – Vladivostok. This May a Canadian wolf Jacob and a grey she-wolf Lopa have become parents. Unfortunately, Lopa ignored her 5 children, gave no milk and didn’t lick them. Even father paid more attention to his babies, surprised at their mother’s behavior. People had to take the babies out of the cage and feed with special milk. However, four of baby wolves didn’t survive. And only one girl stayed alive. Next, people tried to put the baby next to a sheep dog but she acted quite aggressive. The cub was already dying… What happened next, is just a miracle…
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I sing the Poppy

Kiprenskiy Orest Adamovich. A girl in a poppy wreath with a carnation in her hand (Mariuchcha). 1819. I sing the Poppy

Orest Adamovich Kiprenskiy. A girl in a poppy wreath with a carnation in her hand (Mariuchcha). 1819. I sing the Poppy

I sing the Poppy!
The frail snowy weed! The flower of Mercy! … The Poppy hath a charm for pain and woe. Mary A. Barr
In general, the Poppy is a symbol of the Great Mother (from whom everything was born in our world, absolutely everything). Dedicated to all the lunar and nightly deities, it ymbolizes fertility, oblivion, and idleness.
Meanwhile, In China, it means retirement, rest, beauty, success. However, as a source of opium – disintegration and evil. In Christianity, the blood red poppy represents the sufferings of Christ and the sleep of death. For the Greeks and Romans – the period of sleep and death of the plant world, the emblem of Demeter (Ceres), Persephone, Venus, Hypnos and Morpheus. But due to its fertility, considered the flower of the goddess Hera, who was responsible for fertility and marriage.
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Alien landscape of slime molds – neither animal or plant

Alien landscape of Slime molds, or moulds - micro mushrooms that grow on the plants

Micro mushrooms that grow on the plants. Alien landscape of Slime molds, or moulds

Alien landscape of slime molds – neither animal or plant
The author of these photographs, almost surreal – Kim Fleming (myriorama). In fact, Slime molds are fascinating; and they live at the border between unicellular and multicellular. Neither animal or plant, some of the shots do look like alien landscapes. For most of their life, they live the life of a amoeboid single-cell. Then one of them decides it’s time to reproduce and sends out a signal to all the others in the area, which flow together into a vast heap. When enough have come together, they turn into a “slug”, which moves in a particular direction rather like the treads on a tank. When the slug has reached a suitable spot, it then differentiates: some of the cells turn into a long stalk which lift the others, which turn into a spore pod, up out of the layer of laminar air near the ground into the turbulent air further up. The fascinating thing is that these cells, which are originally identical and individual organisms, come together and undergo different fates. In particular, the ones which form the stalk never reproduce; they sacrifice themselves for the benefit of the ones which form the spore pod.
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David Dubilet underwater photographer

David Dubilet underwater photographer

Beautiful world by David Dubilet underwater photographer

David Dubilet underwater photographer
Born in 1946, American photographer David Dubilet began swimming with a mask and snorkel at a very early age. According to him, he was only 12 years old when he first made a diving. In addition, aged 13 he made the first underwater shots with device “Вrownie” wrapped in a waterproof bag.
Meanwhile, the experiments with underwater photography continued and the mastership grew. As a result, by 1972, at the age of 26, David has permanently worked for the “National Geographic”. Besides, since that he performed more than 60 orders for the magazine.
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The world’s cutest baby monkey

The world's cutest baby monkey, photo by Russian amateur photographer Nikolay Sotskov

Adorable. Photo by Russian amateur photographer Nikolay Sotskov. The world’s cutest baby monkey

The world’s cutest baby monkey
Russian 29-year-old amateur snapper Nikolay Sotskov pictured this adorable cute blue eyed baby monkey when he played up to the camera near his home in India. In fact, these species live anywhere from the Himalayas to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and even Afghanistan. Other cute animals captured by Nikolay Sotskov, talented photographer from Russian town of Ramenskoye, are really worth looking at.
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