Barcelona-based photographer Xavi Bou turns bird flight into art in a project he calls Ornitografías.
Using his degrees in geology and photography and experience as a lighting technician in the fashion industry, Bou extracts high-resolution photos from video stills to illustrate the path of birds in motion.
The result is a spectacular piece of art hinged on the physics and mathematics of flight.
A storm nicknamed the “Dragon Storm” made its way through Egypt on Thursday.
The storm produced a mixture of high winds, heavy rain, and hail that caused sand storms and flooding, respectively.
With all that’s going with the Coronavirus today and the bushfires raging over Australia at the end of 2019, it feels like a maelstrom of “biblical” phenomenons are happening in the world all at the same time.
The Dragon Storm reportedly killed over 20 people, making it the worst storm in Egypt since 1994.
But where there’s natural destruction, there’s often beauty.
Take the photography above over the Great Pyramids for instance.
While there’s some debate over the authenticity of the photo, it nonetheless illustrates the fascinating intensity of nature.
James Mollison of TOPIC ventured into one of Tokyo’s animal cafes where you can sip your coffee with your animal of choice (cats, dogs, and rabbits). But this coffee shop was a little different.
Tokyo’s Pakuchi Bar is apparently one of eight owl cafes in the big city. The owner, Tomo Nanaka, owns 30 of them which she allows in public on the weekends and on special holidays. Even more, she’s named them after musicians and bands.
Below are some of my favorite. From left to right: Kurt Cobain, The Chemical Brothers, Beck, and The Cure.
U-2 pilot and instructor and avid photographer Ross Franquemont took these snaps of the spectacular aurora borealis — or, northern lights, while flying the legendary U-2 spycraft.
“I had no idea how fast the aurora moved and changed. It danced around, changing shape several times a second. That made it a challenge for the photographer in a spacesuit sitting in shaking metal can moving 500 mph,” Ross told The Aviationist about the photos.
The northern lights, which also occur in the Southern Hemisphere — the “Aurora Australis” — have always fascinated mankind. They develop as a result of a solar storm that originates from the sun and blows a stream of charged electrons toward Earth.
The process creates a natural light phenomenon when the electrons collide with the Earth’s upper atmosphere. The colors green and red display between 60 to 150 miles in altitude when the electrons hit atoms of oxygen. Meanwhile, the blue and purple/violet colors occur up to 60 miles away from Earth’s magnetic field.