“The team took their experiment to the remote highlands of Cambodia where a tribe of people known as Kreung live. Because none of them had ever been exposed to western music, they could serve as a control group…”

Rendering Misery Into Currency = Legacy by Garth Marais. South African bank notes ingeniously redesigned to make a salient point. If only something like this went into circulation - imagine the changes it would induce… So who’s up for a bit of bank note graffiti activism?

Almost had you in focus Mr. Fox. Next time don’t be in such a hurry to leave!

This has to be one of the best eclipse photos I’ve seen recently. “Eclipse watchers at Papago Park in Phoenix, Arizona are silhouetted against the eclipsed sun” by Michael Chow (Arizona Republic | AP Photo)

The flooding in the North of Thailand (since July) has now reached Bangkok in the South. A quarter of Thai rice crops have been destroyed. Photo by Daniel Berehulak.

27-story Bosco Verticale designed by Stefano Boeri (Milan, Italy). The world needs more of these…

A Coronal Mass Ejection from the Sun as viewed by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (2011.06.07).

"The Sun unleashed an M-2 (medium-sized) solar flare, an S1-class (minor) radiation storm and a spectacular coronal mass ejection (CME) on June 7, 2011 from sunspot complex 1226-1227. The large cloud of particles mushroomed up and fell back down looking as if it covered an area of almost half the solar surface” - NASA

Is extreme weather on the rise? This storm in South Dakota produced 8-inch diameter hailstones (2010.07.23)

(Source: The Big Picture | Chad Cowan)

Goats in trees, Morocco. Pretty surreal…

Von Karman Vortex Street cloud formation off the coast of Chile (1999.09.15). Taken by NASA’s Landsat 7

Vampyroteuthis Infernalis (lit. “Vampire Squid from ‘Hell’”) by Steve Haddock (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute). “Neither a true octopus nor a squid, the vampire squid doesn’t have ink sacs — of little use in dark waters. When it’s frightened, the vampire fires a gooey cloud of bioluminescent mucus, surprising attackers and giving it a chance to escape. Vampire squid also use photophores on their bodies’ undersides to hide their outlines against the sky” - WIRED

Buzz & Indy. Beautiful residents of North Wales. Saddly, Buzz has recently been diagnosed with liver disease…

"Moo!" - Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India

"SQUIRREL!" - Taj Mahal, Agra, India

I was in India less than a month ago (feels longer). It’s taking me so long to go through the shots ‘cos my laptop died during my trip causing me to lose my Lightroom library (again)… That and I’m managing to keep myself pretty busy shooting newer stuff…