These photographs of Yellowstone National Park by Dave Lane are so gorgeous it’s difficult to believe they’re from real life.
The Abyss Pool in Yellowstone National Park. Image credit: Dave Lane
Lane photographed the Abyss Pool in Yellowstone National Park just after a storm had passed the area — you can catch the hint of a flash of lightning between the trees in the center light. The image contains an astonishing example of airglow, the faint emission of light in a planetary atmosphere that prevents the night sky from ever being completely dark. When first posting the photograph to his Facebook page, Lane explained that instead of dropping airglow saturation by 10% like he usually does, he emphasized it by 10% in a gentle tweak on this stunning image. He spent 4 months colour-correcting the night time images to match them to the natural colours seen in the daytime at Yellowstone National Park.
Black Pool in Yellowstone National Park. Image credit: Dave Lane
When asked about his astrophotography, Lane practically glows with awe in our astonishing, beautiful universe:
Get away from the light drive out 20-30 miles out of town and look up on a clear dark nite and you may see something that will forever change your life. This is what a galaxy looks like from the inside.
Top image: Multi-Prismatic Springs in Yellowstone National park. Credit: Dave Lane
From a distance this looks like an old felled tree that is rotting away. Sad to look at and makes you wonder about the history of the tree and how it got there. But if you closer at this tree you will notice that there is something very very special about it…
In China, the ancient practice of carving impressive sculptures into trees is a revered art form. For centuries, its chisel-wielding masters have been turning bland pieces of wood into awe-inspiring masterpieces, but none as impressive as this mind-blowing creation.
The artist behind this breathtaking and intricate piece is Zheng Chunhui. The breathtaking beauty of his work simply cannot be expressed into words, you just have to see it for yourself.
The piece is aptly called “Along The River During The Quinming Festival.” A very fitting name once you look at the piece in all its glory.
The carving spans all twelve feet of the tree and has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest tree carving in the world.
It covers a total area of 39 feet and there are more than 550 individually carved figures present on the piece.The more I look at it the more my breath is taken away.
It is inspired by a famous Chinese painting of the same name by Zhang Zeduan of the Song Dynasty. It depicts the festivities that take place during this springtime festival.
The piece took the artist 4 years to complete.
This spectacular work of art is a testimony not just to China’s great traditions, but to the unique art forms practiced for centuries within the country. What a sight to behold.
Arab National Youth in Syria opens the first session of the cubs camp 'the martyr leader mohamed lbráº¡hmy' in Sahnaya - rural Damascus.
The cubs camp activities and events program included a third day visit to the city of Sednaya where immediately upon their arrival, walking around in the monastery of Saint Thomas and then moved to to the Lady of Sednaya church