The Most Impressive Photos From The Ocean Photography Awards 2021 Finalists

Collective Portfolio Award: Grace Hoarau. Snooty the lemon shark, Jupiter, Florida.

The Ocean Photography Awards are a celebration of our beautiful blue planet, as well as a platform to highlight the many plights it is facing. Finalists across six categories, including Collective Portfolio, Youth Photographer of the Year, and Conservation have been announced for the second annual Ocean Photography Awards.

‘As a keen scuba diver and underwater photographer, I appreciate what it takes to capture extraordinary photographs of the ocean: passion, skill and commitment to your craft. The finalists of the Ocean Photography Awards 2021 display those assets in abundance. Their images reveal the ocean for what it is – or at least what it should be – a place full of life, colour and wonder. They also remind us of the injustices we are inflicting upon it,’ says Marc A Hayek, president and CEO of Blancpain – one of the contest’s partners.

More: Ocean Photography Awards, Instagram h/t: 121clicks

Collective Portfolio Award: Matty Smith. Pacific Man o’ War, a colourful marine invader under an apocalyptic red sky.

Collective Portfolio Award: Stefan Christmann. Male emperor penguins huddling during polar night, to stay warm as a group.

Collective Portfolio Award: Steven Kovacs. Larval lobster carrying four larval acorn worms which are one of its food sources.

Community Choice Award: Phil de Glanville. Surfer Jack Robinson rides the famous break known as ‘The Right’, home to some of the heaviest waves in the world.

Community Choice Award: Fabrice Guerin. A sea lion hunts mackerel off the coast of Baja (California Sur, Mexico).

Youth Photographer of the Year: Hannah Le Leu. A green sea turtle hatchling cautiously surfaces for air, to a sky full of hungry birds in Heron Island, Australia.

Exploration Photographer of the Year: Martin Broen. Speleothems cast long shadows at cenote Dos Pisos (in Quintana Roo, Mexico).

Conservation Photographer of the Year: Nicholas Samaras. A seahorse clings to a face mask (in Stratoni, Greece).

Conservation Photographer of the Year: Kimball Chen. An endangered yellow-eyed penguin under a starry sky (in Curio Bay, New Zealand).

Conservation Photographer of the Year: Henley Spiers. A dead gannet hangs from a piece of discarded fishing gear, used to build its nest (in Isle of Noss, Shetland, UK).

Adventure Photographer of the Year: Sebastien Pontoizeau. A freediver duck dives to capture a photograph of a humpback whale.

Adventure Photographer of the Year: Tanya Houppermans. An American crocodile glides through the water at sunset at Gardens of the Queen, Cuba, a protected marine reserve since 1996.

Adventure Photographer of the Year: Rodrigo Thome. A shiver of hammerhead sharks.

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/the-most-impressive-photos-from-the-ocean-photography-awards-2021-finalists/

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Artist Shows Us What Famous Characters Would Look Like In Real Life

Cartoon characters are far from being realistic and most of us can’t even imagine what they would look like if they existed in real life. That’s when artists come to the rescue and show us what famous characters would be like if they were more human.

Hossein Diba went beyond just drawing these characters in 2D, this artist makes full characters using 3D software and the result speaks for itself. The 3D models are full of tiny details and hard work, perfectly transforming the cartoon characters we all know and love.

Click here and here for Hossein’s previous articles.

More: Artstation, Instagram h/t: boredpanda


















SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/artist-shows-us-what-famous-characters-would-look-like-in-real-life/

“The Florist & Garden Miscellany”: Unique Collage Works That Include Botanics And Themes Of Mortality

Dan Barry has been drawn to creating mixed media and fond of collaged image drawings since he was a young person growing up in northern Wisconsin. Now living in Austin, Texas, his love of vintage visual media has grown and developed throughout his career.

More: Dan Barry, Instagram, Facebook h/t: boredpanda

In “The Florist & Garden Miscellany,” Dan continues to combine the marks of his hand with vintage mixed media, both old and new, to explore themes that are deeply personal in ways that make them universal. Dan Barry’s artwork reflects our difficult times in their exploration of loss, life, and mortality as well as our ongoing desire for deep human connection. His work invites us to reflect and embrace the place of love, loss, and the passage of time in our own lives.

“A lot has transpired this past year. In “The Florist & Garden Miscellany” (October 2 – 31 at La Luz Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles), I will be showing (60) pieces from my Botanical series alongside (11) related artworks that are larger in scale and/or more intricate.”

“In March of 2020, all of my upcoming exhibitions were canceled or indefinitely postponed within one week. That same week, I started “staying home” nearly full-time for the next 12+ months. I had no approaching deadlines and even more time on my hands to spend working in the studio. I began looking through my flat file drawers of paper and rediscovered a collection of hand-colored botanical prints that I had not thought about for a long time. The botanicals are from bound volumes of Paxton’s Magazine of Botany from the 1840s.”

“I set the stack on my work table and began to draw, collage, and build up a history of marks on them. It was a liberating way for me to get going once again in the studio. Over the following months, these meanderings resulted as a chronicle of my days, thoughts, and reactions to the world around me: widening national ideological divide, lies and conspiracy theories, racism and xenophobia, sickness, disease, death, aging and mortality, uncertainty, fear of a dystopian future.”

“As well as – a large amount of damage to my home and studio, caused by unprecedented, sustained winter weather in Texas and the failure of its vulnerable and neglected power grid.”

Below are some examples of the artist’s works in this series and other related works from “The Florist & Garden Miscellany.” You can find more at the website linked above.





















SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/the-florist-garden-miscellany-unique-collage-works-that-include-botanics-and-themes-of-mortality/

“Dark Carnival”: Photographer Makes a Shots of Vintage Creepy Clowns In a Cornfield

According to Tara Mapes: “If you know me, you know Halloween is my favorite time of year. Scratch the pumpkin spice and sweater weather, I just love recreating vintage horror shots.

Last year I created papier-mache masks and did some cool horror stuff (you can check out by clicking here)! I also did a shoot at an old abandoned asylum (you can check out the post by clicking here). And don’t forget the Dark Carnival that came to town earlier this year (you can find the post here)!

This year I went with CLOWNS AND CORN.

This weekend I’ll be shooting at an actual Horror House down the street, so stay tuned for the return of the DARK CARNIVAL.

Enjoy, my fellow fright freaks, enjoy!”

More: Tara Mapes, Facebook h/t: boredpanda






















SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/dark-carnival-photographer-makes-a-shots-of-vintage-creepy-clowns-in-a-cornfield/

ロボットによる食インフラ!?

本日も最新ロボティクスニュース!

食のインフラを提供する調理ロボットを開発=テックマジック白木裕士社長


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SOURCE: https://note.com/team_building/n/nc1d53f178ca3

There’s a Gaming Pc Hidden Inside This Incredible Gaming Den Diorama

There’s no shortage of ingenuity and creativity when it comes to gaming PCs, but this build takes the cake in 2021 so far. It’s a gaming PC masquerading as a PC gamer’s dream room setup, and it’s enough to make you stop scrolling and stare in awe at its stunning level of detail.

Pretty much everywhere you look in this case build there’s something special. The gaming desk is the graphics card, the aquarium is a reservoir, and piped through the wall is a Mini-ITX motherboard with hard-loop cooling.

Oh and those tiny gaming monitors? They actually work, you know.

It comes from Suchao Modding & Design, run by Suchao Prowphong out of Thailand, and was produced in partnership with Intel for its Gamer Days 2021 event.

More: Facebook h/t: pcgamer





SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/theres-a-gaming-pc-hidden-inside-this-incredible-gaming-den-diorama/

息をするように愛情を表す。自然に寄り添う動物たちのやさしい世界

寄り添い合う動物たちのやさしい世界
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 動物たちは愛情を表現するのに躊躇をしない。まるで息をするかのように、すごく自然に、愛する相手の体に寄り添ってくる。

 その愛情は体温のぬくもりを通して直接肌から伝わってくる。言葉はいらない。動物が動物に、あるいは人間に対しての深い愛情は、触れ合うことで確かめ合うことができるのだ。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52305993.html

クジラのヒレの構造が人間の手そっくりで、思わず誰か食べられたのかと思うレベルだった件

座礁したクジラのヒレの構造が人間の手そっくりでびっくり
 座礁したクジラの死体を解剖したところ、飲み込まれた人間の手が発見された。と言われたら信じてしまうほどにそっくりだったのが、クジラのヒレの中身だ。

 生きているクジラのヒレは、ボートの櫂(かい)のような形をしているが、その下には5本指の手足が隠されているのだ。彼らの祖先が陸上を歩いていたときの名残である。

 この度、デンマークの浜辺に打ち上げられたクジラの解剖により、あまりにも人間の手そっくりなその構造が明らかとなった。

 以下、本文中にその解剖画像があるので苦手な人は閲覧注意でお願いしたい。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52305971.html

100匹のハスキーだとぅ?家に帰ったらこんな光景が広がっていたらどうしよう

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 シベリアンハスキーと言えば、憎めない駄々っ子といった印象がちょっぴり刷り込まれている気がするんだ。

 ただしアメリカにお住いのゴハンくんの場合、どっちかっていうと飼い主さんのしょーもないネタに、大人な対応をしてくれているような気がしないでもない…。



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SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52306057.html

呪われていると信じられている、世界7つの人形【都市伝説】

呪われているといういわくつきの世界7つの人形
『チャイルド・プレイ』(1988)や『アナベル 死霊館の人形』(2014)といったホラー映画を観たら、不気味な人形は是が非でも避けるべきものだという結論に達するだろう。

 元々人形は人間に似せて作られたものなので、今にも動き出しそうだし、ホラー映画のそれは、見る者に不穏な思いを抱かせる。

 人形に魂が宿り、超常的な力が宿ったり、人間に害を及ぼすという話は、映画の中だけではない。歴史を振り返ってみると、世界各国で、様々な「いわくつき」の人形が都市伝説を携えて登場している。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52305870.html

はじめて金属探知機を使っていたら、黄金の財宝がザクザク出てきた!

はじめて金属探知機を使用したら黄金のコインを発見
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 生まれてはじめて金属探知機を使ってみたら、1500年前の黄金の財宝が見つかった。そんなラッキーなことが本当にあったようだ。

 ある男性が宝探しに挑戦したところ、数時間後、金属探知機からビープ音が!その場所はデンマーク史上最大級のお宝の宝庫だったようだ。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52306040.html