Category Archives: Nature

A sumptuous tour of various locations in Greenland by Swedish nature photographer Stefan Forster. Of the great ice sheet, currently melting at its fastest rate in 350 years, he sez:

Today quiet and untouched places are becoming more and more rare. On my first visit to Greenland, I was fascinated by the incredible power of nature that can be felt everywhere. But during the last years things have changed. The amount of icebergs is increasing savagely. Glaciers I’m visiting every year are retreating not meters but kilometers a year and the amount of ice seems to be endless. There is nothing more beautiful than an iceberg — everyone is unique and the light reflecting from its surface is magical. It’s sad how close beauty and decay can be seen in an iceberg.

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Stunning timelapse footage of the Grand Canyon for the SKYGLOW Project featuring, among other things, a phenomenon called ‘full cloud inversion’ where clouds become trapped between the canyon walls, rising up to the brim of the cliff face like a sea of dry ice. 

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The ominous beauty of supercell thunderstorms chased down in recent years by photographer and author of ‘The Big Cloud’, Camille Seaman.

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An unusually geometric tabular iceberg floating near the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica this month, spotted by NASA’s cryospheric research division, NASA ICE.

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Macro photography of the multi coloured hairs and iridescent scales of butterfly wings by Chris Perani.

Meticulously composed and focussed with a near zero depth of field, many involve the composition of over 2000 separate exposures.

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