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Billions of Fireflies Light Up an Indian Wildlife Reserve in Rare Footage Captured by Sriram Murali

 Photography Science #bioluminescence #climate #conservation #insects #nature #video #wildlife May 23, 2022 Kate Mothes In many parts of the world, a warm summer evening sets the stage for a familiar sight: the lightning bug. Through a phenomenon called bioluminescence, these winged beetles are able to generate chemical reactions in a part of their abdomen …

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Garments of Grass and Flowers Fuse Jeanne Simmons’s Body to the Landscape

 Art #clothing #hair #land art #nature May 18, 2022 Grace Ebert “Grass Cocoon” (2018). All images © Jeanne Simmons, shared with permission “When we spend a lot of time in a place, and if we are paying attention, a kind of intimacy develops,” says Jeanne Simmons. The artist, who’s based in the Pacific Northwest, …

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Monumental Installations by Henrique Oliveira Explore the Eerie Inner Nature of Architecture

 Art #installation #nature #sculpture April 27, 2022 Kate Mothes “Desnatureza” (2011). All images courtesy of the artist and shared with permission Erupting from floors, doorways, and furniture, artist Henrique Oliveira’s artworks (previously) are a remarkable comment on the relationship between the built environment and the power of nature. In installations that explore the relationship …

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Foliage and Moss Renew Abandoned Sites Around the Globe with Verdant Signs of Life

 Photography #architecture #books #nature #ruins April 21, 2022 Grace Ebert A train repair workshop in Hungary. All images © Jonk, shared with permission Spanning an open-air Taiwanese warehouse to a Cuban theater teeming with vibrant leaves, the sites that Jonathan Jimenez visits are relics of the industries and cultural institutions of the past. The …

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Densely Arranged Stone Gradients Sweep Across the Sand in Jon Foreman’s Extraordinary Land Art

 Art #land art #nature #sand #shells #stone April 15, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Jon Foreman, shared with permission An expert in the hypnotic, Wales-based artist Jon Foreman continues his exquisite constructions that position stones and shells into perfectly arranged formations. His most recent pieces include a mesmerizing gradient circle, concentric swirl, and …

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Piece Together Nature’s Tiny Wonders with Miniature Jigsaw Puzzles from Nervous System

 Design #flowers #moths #mushrooms #nature #puzzles April 6, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Nervous System, shared with permission The innovative team over at the Catskills-based studio Nervous System (previously) released a new line of miniature jigsaws that match organic shapes with similarly natural subject matter. All spanning less than eight inches, a spotted …

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Highlighting Life in Ukraine, A Print Sale is Raising Funds for People Impacted By the Crisis

 Photography #fundraiser #landscapes #nature #street photography #Ukraine March 21, 2022 Grace Ebert “Ukraine Runs Through It,” Justyna Mielnikiewicz A print sale from the women-led nonprofit Vital Impacts (previously) is raising money for people affected by the ongoing war in Ukraine. The month-long fundraiser, titled Impact Now, offers more than 100 images from National Geographic …

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Macro Photos by Barry Webb Highlight the Spectacular Diversity of Slime Molds

 Photography #nature #slime mold March 17, 2022 Grace Ebert Arcyria denudata. All images © Barry Webb, licensed South-Bucks, U.K.-based photographer Barry Webb favors the shimmering, gelatinous, and iridescent growths that sprout from decaying wood and plant material. His macro shots magnify the often imperceptible details of small slime molds, capturing the specimen’s unique characteristics …

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Evoking Micro Life, Porcelain Sculptures by Shiyuan Xu Swell in Intricate Shapes

 Art Craft #nature #porcelain #sculpture March 9, 2022 Grace Ebert “Hybrid #1” (2021), colored porcelain paperclay and glaze, 20 × 7 × 18.5 inches. Photo by Guy Nicol At once rigidly skeletal and imbued with rhythmic movement, the porcelain sculptures that comprise Shiyuan Xu’s Growth series are intricate recreations of single-celled organisms, molecules, and …

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Embroidered Sculptures Recreate Lifelike Mushrooms, Lichen, and Fungi in Thread

 Art Craft #embroidery #fungi #moss #mushrooms #nature #sculpture February 25, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Amanda Cobbett, shared with permission Amanda Cobbett suspends a singular moment in the fleeting lives of fungi by stitching their likeness in thread. The textile artist photographs and gathers specimens that she brings back to her Surrey Hills-based …

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