Kemeri Bog.

Absolutely awe-filled, stunning photos of an 8,000 year old Latvian bog. A place of amazing diversity and beauty. Living history. Just a few photos here, there are many more at the link.

Jekabs Andrusaitis/REX shutterstock.

Jekabs Andrusaitis/REX shutterstock.

Jekabs Andrusaitis/REX shutterstock.

Jekabs Andrusaitis/REX shutterstock.

Jekabs Andrusaitis/REX shutterstock.

Jekabs Andrusaitis/REX shutterstock.

Jekabs Andrusaitis/REX shutterstock.

Jekabs Andrusaitis/REX shutterstock.

Jekabs Andrusaitis/REX shutterstock.

Jekabs Andrusaitis/REX shutterstock.

See and read more here.

Thierry Bornier.

"Hani Terraces". Images courtesy of the artist.

“Hani Terraces”. Images courtesy of the artist.

 

"Floating Nets"

“Floating Nets”

 

"Huangshan Falls"

“Huangshan Falls”

Thierry Bornier started out as an amateur photographer. The story of his journey is an amazing one, you can read all about it at The Creator’s Project. About that last photo:

…the second, and perhaps even more evocative, is “Huangshan Falls.” Bornier recalls his conversation with several older, local Chinese men after he snapped the photograph. They told him that this type of weather effect occurred only once every hundred years. They had been coming for decades waiting for this moment and he had captured it. It is additionally profound that this photograph has zero post-production. It is the wild, Chinese landscape alone that resides in the beauty of this natural, unadulterated image and it is why Bornier loves what he does: clouds flowing over the hills without the aid of a slowed shutter speed or the manipulation of a blur effect. It is landscape photography in its most basic, and yet ironically most surreal, form.

Thierry Bornier at The Creators Project. *  Thierry Bornier’s website.

A Brief Comment.

CREDIT: AP Photo/Alex Brandon.

CREDIT: AP Photo/Alex Brandon.

I was trying to read an article at Think Progress, but kept getting stuck staring at the photo. Yes, Melania Trump is obviously supposed to be the focus, but that’s not where my eye landed. Instead, all I could see was the face of the woman who got assigned or otherwise stuck with Trump. She looks incredibly uncomfortable, and embarrassed. The way Trump is hunched over is terribly creepy, too.

Via Think Progress.

Detritus.

From rq. One of my favourite photo themes to do is the art of decay, because there is art in it, and beauty, and it’s a wonderful illustration of the circle of life. rq says: From northern Ontario, so no endemic European species. But still. I especially love the runic nature f the snail/slug/insect tracks on that rock. Like a code to be deciphered, a secret message from molluscans to you. Click for full size.

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