Can You Find Momo In These Photos? (Part 2)

April 15th, 2014 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

Ontario-based graphic designer Andrew Knapp and his beautiful border collie Momo, who we wrote about last year, are back with more cute and awesome find-the-dog photos.

Momo’s not quite like other dogs – when he runs to fetch a stick, rather than returning it, he hides. So Knapp started taking pictures in which the viewer was supposed to find Momo. At first, they were just for his nieces and nephews, but when he posted the photos online, the reception was excellent. Now, Momo has his own blog (Find Momo) where Knapp shares photos of his crafty sidekick. Knapp has even released a book of his photos of Momo, which can be found on Amazon.

Some of the photos are just for fun, but in some of them, Momo seems to have found quite a good hiding spot. And what’s more frustrating is that he’s often “hiding” in plain sight! Can you spot him in every photo?

Source: gofindmomo.com | Amazon

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“Find Momo” photography book is available on Amazon.

Can You Find Momo In These Photos? (Part 2) originally appeared on Bored Panda on April 15, 2014.

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Can You Find Momo In These Photos? (Part 2)

April 15th, 2014 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

Ontario-based graphic designer Andrew Knapp and his beautiful border collie Momo, who we wrote about last year, are back with more cute and awesome find-the-dog photos.

Momo’s not quite like other dogs – when he runs to fetch a stick, rather than returning it, he hides. So Knapp started taking pictures in which the viewer was supposed to find Momo. At first, they were just for his nieces and nephews, but when he posted the photos online, the reception was excellent. Now, Momo has his own blog (Find Momo) where Knapp shares photos of his crafty sidekick. Knapp has even released a book of his photos of Momo, which can be found on Amazon.

Some of the photos are just for fun, but in some of them, Momo seems to have found quite a good hiding spot. And what’s more frustrating is that he’s often “hiding” in plain sight! Can you spot him in every photo?

Source: gofindmomo.com | Amazon

This is How Momo The Dog Looks

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Can You Find Momo In These Photos? (Part 2) originally appeared on Bored Panda on April 15, 2014.

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Adorable Friendship Between A Farmer And His Pigs

April 15th, 2014 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

Meet Otchan. He’s a pig farmer who shares a beautiful relationship with his cuddly pink creatures – all 1,200 of them.

Kagawa-based photographer Toshiteru Yamaji spent ten years documenting Otchan’s bond with his animals. The caring and loving farmer serenades his pigs with a guitar, takes them to the beach, cuddles with them, or simply spends time with them – a far cry from the often abusive and inhumane conditions experienced by pigs in U.S. mass-production farms.

Although it may sometimes look like it, treating farm animals with respect is not unheard of. It has been shown that playing soothing music to milking cows can prompt them to provide farmers with greater yields.

Yamaji wound up publishing a book called “Pigs And Papa” (available on Amazon) with his photos of Otchan and his pigs, for which he won the 13th Japan Self-Publishing Award.

Source: foiltokyo.com | Amazon (via: mymodernmet)

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Yamaji’s photo book with these images, “Pigs And Papa,” is available on Amazon.

Adorable Friendship Between A Farmer And His Pigs originally appeared on Bored Panda on April 15, 2014.

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World War II Equipment Swallowed By Trees In Russia

April 14th, 2014 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

War is perhaps one of the most shameful things that the human race participates in on a regular basis. These images of WW2 military equipment being swallowed by plants and trees in the Neva Bridgehead (or Nevsky Pyatachok) area in Russia serve as multifaceted metaphorical statements on the relationship between war and the rest of the world.

The majority of the gear represents Russian arms used during WW2, although there are German weapons as well – the area was the staging ground of an important part of the German army’s terrible Siege of Leningrad. 260,000 Soviet troops died trying to reopen land communications with the besieged city of Leningrad, and 160,000 German soldiers died resisting them.

There’s a lot that one could take from these images – that war and nature are squarely at odds, that time heals all wounds, or that nature will quickly forget us after we’re gone. Whatever you take away from them, they’re definitely powerful images.

Image credits: dasBILD

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These helmets, most likely Soviet, may have been dropped during a firefight when these trees were just saplings.

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A grenade (perhaps still live) pokes out of a tree on the left, and a sapper’s shovel disintegrates inside the tree on the right.

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The shell from a 75mm field gun peeps out from underneath the folds of a tree’s bark.

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The remains of a rotted Mannlicher Carcano rifle rest against the trunk of the left tree and a Maxim machine gun sticks out of the ground on the right.

World War II Equipment Swallowed By Trees In Russia originally appeared on Bored Panda on April 14, 2014.

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A Magical Miniature World Of Snails By Vyacheslav Mishchenko

April 14th, 2014 by Skirmant? | No Comments | Filed in Design

Talented Ukrainian nature photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko has an eye for taking photos that bring small natural worlds up to our level, showing us how the world might look if we could see it through the eyes of an ant, snail or lizard.

Mishchenko’s interest with the miniature natural world around us began early on in his youth. “As a child, my father taught me to hunt mushrooms near my home and we would always come across all manner of bugs and creatures,” he told dailymail. “As I got older and my interest in photography grew, I decided I wanted to catch these magical scenes on camera.

Mishchenko shoots his unwitting models in their natural habitats, but whether or not they even realize that they’re being made to model for a photo shoot is unclear. His photography feature snails enthralled by drops of water or kissing and insects stretching across gaps of water in setups that are nothing less than picture-perfect.

Unsurprisingly, Mishchenko has a colorful of history and has worked with a wide variety of art forms – he lists woodworking and painting as other artistic interests of his as well. It’s definitely worth paying this Renaissance man’s website a visit and checking out the rest of his work! And if you like his images, be sure to check out Thomas Shahan’s macro photography of jumping spiders as well.

Source: mischenko.in.ua | 35photo.ru | Facebook

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A Magical Miniature World Of Snails By Vyacheslav Mishchenko originally appeared on Bored Panda on April 14, 2014.

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Mom Takes Adorable Matching Portraits Of Her 10 Month-Old Baby And Their Rescue Dog

April 14th, 2014 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

Grace Chon, an LA-based lifestyle photographer specializing in animals, has created an adorable series of images of her 10-month-old son Jasper and Zoey, their 7-year-old rescue dog.

Perhaps even more heartwarming than the photos themselves is the journey that Zoey had to take to be in those photos. According to Chon, Zoey was born in front of a store in Taiwan and was nearly lost when the store owner simply washed her and her siblings away into the gutter. A passing schoolgirl who saw the incident grabbed the puppies and took them home – with their mother following close behind. After handing them over to an animal rescue team, Zoey was adopted by Chon in the U.S.

In these cute photos, little Jasper and his sidekick Zoey pose for mom’s photos in matching hats and outfits. “I’ve always dressed up my dogs in silly costumes, so naturally when I had a baby I started collecting some hats for photos,” Chon, who is a self-described crazy dog lady, told mymodernmet. “One day, I put one on Zoey and I had the epiphany that baby hats look ridiculously adorable on dogs too!”

Source: gracechon.com | Tumblr | Instagram (via)

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Mom Takes Adorable Matching Portraits Of Her 10 Month-Old Baby And Their Rescue Dog originally appeared on Bored Panda on April 14, 2014.

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The World’s Most-Viewed Photo – The Windows XP ‘Bliss’ Wallpaper – Is a Real, Unaltered Photo

April 11th, 2014 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

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Given that at least 500 million people still use the Windows XP operating system, it’s no surprise that “Bliss,” the bright and beautiful photo of an idyllic field that is the system’s default wallpaper, is considered the most-viewed image of all time. But now that Microsoft has officially pulled its support for the aging operating system, it’s high time we found out exactly what the story is behind this iconic and beautiful background.

The famous picture was taken by photographer Charles O’Rear in Napa Valley, California using a Mamiya RZ67 camera, color Fuji Film and a tripod. That’s right – it’s a film photograph! There’s a lot more to the story, however, so we suggest checking out Microsoft NL’s Youtube video below! (via)

The World’s Most-Viewed Photo – The Windows XP ‘Bliss’ Wallpaper – Is a Real, Unaltered Photo originally appeared on Bored Panda on April 11, 2014.

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Dream-Like Pictures Of Firefly Light-Trails Captured Using Long-Exposure Photography

April 11th, 2014 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

Through the magic of long-exposure photography, Missouri-based photographer Vincent Brady has captured the bright trails of light left behind by fireflies as they perform their nightly dances in the American Midwest.

Fireflies have always captured our attention, especially as children, because they seem like stars that have come down to earth. Brady’s photographs, then, transform them into shooting stars. By keeping the camera’s exposure open as they buzz around, he captures not only their light, but their motion as well. He took the photographs at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri and at Grand Ledge in Michigan in 2013. He shot during humid nights, when fireflies are more likely to put on their bioluminescent display.

These insects (technically winged beetles) use their lights to attract both potential mates and potential prey. The light that they emit, which is caused by a complex series of chemical reactions in their abdomen, is considered totally cold – meaning that it doesn’t generate any infrared or ultraviolet light and doesn’t give off heat.

Judging by his website, Brady is a big fan of fireflies. “If your significant other ever says, ‘Honey, we need to spray the yard, we have a firefly problem.’ Break up, divorce, and get a restraining order right away!” he says. “Fireflies just bless you with their presence, light up, make love, and call it a life.

Source: vincentbrady.com (via: dailymail)

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Dream-Like Pictures Of Firefly Light-Trails Captured Using Long-Exposure Photography originally appeared on Bored Panda on April 11, 2014.

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Photographer Became A Handy Lookout Post For Cute Meerkats

April 11th, 2014 by Audra | No Comments | Filed in Design

U.K.-based photographer Will Burrard-Lucas became a convenient makeshift lookout post for meerkats during his photo shoot in the Makgadikgadi region of Botswana, Africa. He spent six days capturing the life of this charming meerkat family when the babies started to get more and more curious and fascinated with Burrard-Lucas’s camera. While the babies were playing with their newly-found toy, their parents followed their instincts and started using the photographer’s body to get themselves higher up and scan the horizon for potential dangers.

It seems that as meerkats get more and more familiar with humans and their non-threatening nature, they don’t mind using humans as handy lookout posts to see if any real danger looms on the horizon. You can never be too careful and vigilant in the African wildlife when you’re as small as these little guys.

Will Burrard-Lucas is a professional wildlife photographer who is especially fond of photographing the wildlife in Africa, which he has been doing for the past few years. He is also well-known for using innovative technology in his work to get the most out of the often dangerous work of capturing wildlife photos. He’s the creator of the BeetleCam, a remote-control buggy for DSLR cameras, and a founder of Camtraptions Ltd.

Source: burrard-lucas.com | Facebook

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Photographer Became A Handy Lookout Post For Cute Meerkats originally appeared on Bored Panda on April 11, 2014.

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20 Magical Tree Tunnels You Should Definitely Take A Walk Through

April 10th, 2014 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

Nature in as a whole tends to be a profoundly beautiful thing, but there are few things more magical than finding yourself under a canopy of trees in a tree tunnel on some warm summer evening. Whether they’re formed naturally, accidentally, or with a little help from some patient and talented gardeners, these tree tunnels are sure to enchant anyone lucky enough to walk below their verdant boughs.

The beautiful forms of many of these tree tunnels and the ways in which we’ve copied them goes to show just how much we’ve borrowed from nature. I’m sure that magical spaces like these inspired more than one historical architect to design the gorgeous vaulted ceiling of a gothic cathedral or the arches of some other grand structure. Many ancient societies considered trees to be sacred and maintained holy groves of old trees, and with places this beautiful, it’s not hard to understand why.

Despite how slowly trees grow, they are remarkably receptive to various methods of altering their growth. With strong, persistent and very patient force, trees can be sculpted into a variety of forms. Some of these tree tunnels have been formed and sculpted by careful gardeners to ensure that they conform with their urban surroundings.

A few of the tree tunnels are happy coincidences. The Tunnel of Love in Ukraine, a popular photo spot for married couples, is also part of an operational railway system. The married couples have to schedule their photoshoots behind the times when freight trains are scheduled to pass through. Even unintentionally, these tree tunnels can work their magic on us.

1. The Dark Hedges in Northern Ireland

Image credits: Stephen Emerson

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2. Street in Bonn, Germany

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3. Wisteria Flower Tunnel in Japan

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4. Oak Alley along the Mississippi River outside New Orleans, Louisiana

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5. Jacarandas Walk in South Africa

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6. Tunnel of Love in Ukraine

Image credits: Oleg Gordienko

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7. Street in Jerez, Spain

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8. Ginkgo Tree Tunnel in Japan

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9. Blossom Path (Location Unknown)

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10. Bamboo Path in Kyoto, Japan

Image credits: Yuya Horikawa

11. Maple Tunnel in St. Louis, Oregon, U.S.A.

Image credits: Ian Sane

12. Street in Porto Alegre, Brazil

Image credits: Stephen Messenger

13. Sakura Tunnel, Japan

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14. Tree Tunnel in Netherlands

Image credits: Lars van de Goor

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16. Laburnum Tunnel in Bodnant Gardens, UK

Image credits: Tony Shertila

17. Parque Francisco Alvarado in Costa Rica

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18. The Path Up To the Halnaker Windmill in Sussex

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19. Cypress Tree Tunnel At The Historic Marconi Wireless Station, California

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20. Gyeonghwa Station in Jinhae, South Korea

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20 Magical Tree Tunnels You Should Definitely Take A Walk Through originally appeared on Bored Panda on April 10, 2014.

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