Winter is a wondrous season for photographers, with its own unique challenges and triumphs. For many of us, the landscape changes shape and character entirely, covered in a blanket of Mother Nature’s finest frozen concoction. While there are certainly fleeting moments of inspiring color, winter, it seems, is a season well suited to monochrome imagery!
Winter is coming here in the US and other countries that share the northern hemisphere. This frigid season can be harsh, but when the snow begins to fall, the beautiful sights produced can make us forget about the cold temperatures. Photographers that are willing to brave the winter weather are often rewarded with stunning results. Here we’ve collected some beautiful examples of winter photography that demonstrate this. Enjoy!
What is feng shui? This is a simple question that can be difficult to answer. Feng shui is an ancient art and science developed over 3,000 years ago in China. It is a complex body of knowledge that reveals how to balance the energies of any given space to assure health and good fortune for people inhabiting it.
From the Caribbean Sea to the icy cold waters of the North, Scuba diving can be enjoyed in many ways. Swimming next to Giant Sea turtles, exploring coral reefs or visiting old ship wrecks, diving offers a way to enter into new and unknown territories. Here, we take a look at some of the best places to dive all around the planet.
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. Many of us bought our beloved “pets” at pet shops, had guinea pigs, and kept beautiful birds in cages. We wore wool and silk, ate McDonald’s burgers, and fished. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?
What is it about an island that immediately invokes a daydream? That feeling of seclusion, for sure, but also those sprawling beaches, those rolling waves, and those untouched pockets of wilderness. For an island to be considered one of the "best," it must have that je ne sais quoi—that magical spark
Alaska's Seward Highway If all the billboards along Alaska's Seward Highway were laid end to end, they'd reach—nowhere. There are no billboards here, no tollbooths, few towns, and fewer gas stations. But if you're looking for whales and waterfalls, blue glaciers and sharp-toothed mountains, calm trout ponds and stormy ocean fjords, there's enough visual overload here to fill a hard drive with digital pictures.
Kenya Part of what's known as East Africa, you can expect golden lions, red-robed warriors, snowcapped mountains, pristine white beaches, orange sunsets, and coral-pink dawns. You'll also experience some of the world's most famous safari destinations—Masai Mara, Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Rift Valley—and world-class beach destinations like Diani Beach and the tiny town of Lamu.Tanzania Also part of East Africa, Tanzania attracts far fewer tourists than Kenya and South Africa, which is remarkable especially since it boasts some of Africa's greatest tourist attractions—the Serengeti, the Great Migration, Olduvai Gorge, Ngorongoro Crater, Selous Game Reserve, and Lake Victoria.South Africa Africa's most developed country, at the very tip of the continent, is many worlds in one: modern bustling cities, ancient rock art, gorgeous beaches, fabulous game lodges, well-run national parks, mountain ranges, desert, and winelands. It's home to Kruger National Park and the Kwa-Zulu Natal reserves.Botswana The country itself is
The Natural World is an amazing and inspiring place.
There are the plants, animals and fungi that live all around us. There are rocks, fossils and minerals that are found inside the Earth we walk on.
The West Midlands has many varied habitats and the region's museums hold fine examples from the Natural World that have been found locally, regionally and that have come from across the world.
We invite you to explore some of the amazing natural objects held by West Midlands museums.
- The salt flats of Bolivia
-The Chocolate Hills, The Philippines
- Rio Tinto in Spain
- Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland
- Spotted Lake, British Columbia
- Socotra Island, Indian Ocean
- Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona
- Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina
- Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China
- Simpson Desert, Australia
and many, many more...