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Photography Inspiration: Jellyfish

Jellyfish (also known as jellies or sea jellies or medusozoa) are free-swimming members of the phylum Cnidaria. Jellyfish are found in every ocean, from the surface to the deep sea. Jellyfish are composed of more than 90% water; most of their umbrella mass is a gelatinous material — the jelly — called mesoglea which is surrounded by two layers of epithelial cells which form the umbrella (top surface) and subumbrella (bottom surface) of the bell, or body (wikipedia). I know many of you must hate jellyfish because of its toxicity in some species, but it is undeniable the beauty of these animals. A mix of abstract shapes and symmetrical forms, there it is a living being that possesses one of the most interesting life cycles in the animal kingdom. I became very interested in the subject so I decided to look for good pictures that show the colors and textures of jellyfish. Anel Van Veelen MADIASH ash™ jimg944 Razorien Karen.b nocturne gr Ottie Kalamakia - Lloyd K. Barnes Photography Joop V Giorgos~ nobuflickr ilovepics11 vanveelen lmiyake Nicolas Hoizey StGrundy StGrundy StGrundy Jim Patterson Photography Jim Patterson Photography About the Author Hey buddies! I'm Marcos Torres, a 19 year old art director/freelancer from Brazil, I'm here to bring some new interesting stuff to you. You can see my portfolio at http://flickr.com/marcostorres. Any request or job opportunities, send them to marcostorres90@gmail.com, also follow me on twitter (@marcos333) to get in touch with cool design news.

Breathtaking Pictures of Africa

It definitely the most beautiful continent in our little planet... the wildest of them all, Africa is getting some attention thanks to this year's World Cup at South Africa, but we really hope that it gets more than just plain attention. We hope for major problems solving. We've seen for so long people dying in Africa from starvation, thirst, war, etc, that in today's world, we got used to these things... but we must remember that it could be me, you, your parents there, dying of these things. I don't know... just looking at Africa and enjoying its beauty just seems a little empty now. Those people need help. We need help. This world is agonizing. I'm sad now. ... ok... just lemme finish this: you should all visit these amazing, talented photographers for more great shots. They'll appreciate. I hope you enjoy these. And think about it. Seriously. :/ Eric Lafforgue Lia "Boca Vermelha" Ben Heine Ben Heine Nick Brandt Cheryl Eric Lafforgue Eric Lafforgue Hamad Darwish Lyndon Firman Tris "More Altitude" Eric Lafforgue Eric Lafforgue Eric Lafforgue Guilherme Amorim Maurizio Peddis Ben Heine Paolo Livorno Nisa and Ulli Maier

Beautiful Pictures of Volcanos

We've seen these past few days the mega eruption of volcano Eyjafjallajökull that has caused big trouble all over Europe. We thought it would be nice to check the other side of these magnificient moments: the beauty of a volcano! Erupting or not, these amazing, living mountains got a tremendous amount of energy to spend and most of these pictures catch right that moment when lava explodes through the air. Anyways, I hope you all enjoy these, and don't forget to visit each photographer's page by clicking in each picture. Cheers! ;)

20 Beautiful Nature Wallpapers

It's been some time since we had a good wallpaper post. I was looking for a new wallpaper for my desktop and I found some amazingly beautiful images that just made me want to post a whole bunch of nature wallpapers. So I started to look just for nature images, and I found really great ones, worth sharing with you guys! To download these, you must first click the image... this will take you to the download site, where you'll choose your resolution. I hope you all enjoy my selection. Cheers! ;)

Beautiful Nostalgic Nature Shots by Anna Verlet

Every so often we come across photographs that make us feel. You know what I'm talking about? Photographs that stop you in your track and make you say "Shit." Photographs that transport you to another place, maybe even another time. Sometimes you can't even define what you're feeling, it just seems like a flux of emotions all at one time and one minute you're here and the next you're there, and maybe I'm getting a little too poetic with this but what I'm trying to say is that I want to introduce you to Columbus, Ohio native Anna Verlet. Her photographs made me feel this way. Anna goes about her work with an admirable delicacy and there seems to be something so nostalgic and pure in the air of every shot. The photographs you're about to see are all film which only serves to reemphasize my point that digital sucks out the beautiful mood that only analogue can provide. I hope you guys get as much out of this collection as I did. Hop on over to flickr to see more from Anna and give me a shout on twitter or facebook. I'd love to hear from you!

Incredible Nature Photos from Inebriantia

I can never get tired of seeing good photographies. Specially photographs so carefully taken as the ones from José Ramos, or Inebriantia at deviantART. He uses the light in a certain way that he achieves perfection on his landscapes, being almost impossible not to love his work. Each photo has a specific atmosphere and lightening, making each photo unique. José never stops trying new stuff and with 26 years old, he is already selling photos in several sites and also featured some images in magazines. He works as a freelancer and also participates of exhibitions. I hope you enjoy the images! And don't forget to check out José's deviantART page and his portfolio for further images. Enjoy! Edited by GisMullr

Colorful Nature Photos by Nariscuss

Yesterday I was browsing Deviantart for some inspiration, when I spotted a photo of Nariscuss. It was the most colorful picture on the screen, it was really eye-catching. I clicked on it immediately to take a closer look at the image but also to know more about the photographer. I found quite a few beautiful and colorful photos there. I liked them so much that I decided to pick some of them and share it with you guys, but first have a look at Nariscuss' bio: Wello! My name is Sophie, 18 years old and i'm from Robin hood county. I've just finished my second year at college and will be attending Portsmouth University in September, doing a BA Honors in Photography. I'm shy, single and sensitive. Love my mates to bites size pieces! Very laid back, polite and quite artistic. I love Futurama - i'm a slight computer geek, i hate politics and love chinese food! The only sport i like is badminton, i'm not very competitive at anything i do and i suck at accepting compliments. I'm self taught in HTML and web-design. As well as photography, although i do have A-level's in Photography, Psychology and Business. For more visit Nariscuss' sites: Deviantart: http://nariscuss.deviantart.com/ Blog: http://narcissus.paper-rain.org/ Speak up Colour magic .: A u g u s t :. .: R a i n :. .: T u e s d a y :. .: G r e e n :. .: S t a r s i g n :. .: B a l l e t :. Capture Green Abby Rainbow Three Musketeers Dancing stars .: R u s t :. .: B o k e h :.

Beautiful Nature Photography from Alaska

Purchased by the U.S. government from Russia, Alaska became a part of the union as the 48th state of the USA on January 3rd 1959. But, although we consider Alaska a cold, lifeless area, we are very far from the truth. Alaska offers natural wonders that blend the end of their temperatures with a rich and diverse flora and fauna. This collection of 23 wonders of nature in Alaska show a lively area in each season. From the frozen rock solid to the delicate plains of this near Arctic land. Alaska Range Aerial Florida to Alaska on Bicycle (#171) September 18, 1997: Chandalar Shelf Powder Blue Evening by Gary Minish Idyllic Alaska Alaska Range Alaska Range-Glacier Mistical Alaska Welcome To Alaska Alaska Salmon Creek Falls HDR Another Peterson Lake Sunset Mendenhall Glacier and Fireweed Waterfall at Mendenhall Glacier Salmon Creek Falls HDR Glacier in Western Canada Alaska Anchorage A Winter Sunny Day Twin Peaks Frozen waterfall on the Seward Highway, near Turnagain Arm, Anchorage, Alaska Bear Mountain Hyder, Alaska Eagle stalking in Homer, Alaska Pot of Gold in Alaska About the Author: I describe me as a passionated of graphics and stunning artwork. Currently studying System Engineering, work as web programmer in Guatemala City. Love Sci-Fi, my primary computer is a MacBook and you can follow me on Twitter as jmanuelemus

Outstanding Nature Photography by Steve Carter

I just love how some photographers tend to become experts in certain themes. There are those who love urban shots, there are those who love fashion shots, those how love people shots... and there are those who simple love taking pictures of nature. Steve Carter is one of those people... he's got a great selection of pictures in his portfolio... enough to get anyone breathless. Check these out, and please, visit his site. It's really worth the visit. Enjoy and cheers! ;)