Sailors are trained to… fall down into water from a height of 10-20 meters. Their “flight” is performed while they are in the boat. Such trainings were used to be organized once a year, but now sailors “fly” every three months. Falling down trainings should help people to survive on a steamer or ship in case of a real tragedy. I can imagine how brave and courageous you have to be to become a sailor. I feel that I won’t be able to fall down in a boat on purpose!


Sailors Also Fly (7 pics)
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This series of photos by Richard Renaldi is based on a rather simple premise. He meets two people on the street who are strangers to him as well as to each other and asks them to pose for a picture with the stipulation that they must touch each other in some fashion. Hence the name of the series: Touching Strangers.


Touching Strangers (33 pics)
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James Haefner loves cars, especially the old ones. This is just a small collection of works created by this famous American photographer in his typical hyperrealism technology. All photos are beautiful.

 

Beautiful Vintage Cars (29 pics)
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Animals, people, plants – anything is a subject to topiary. This art of creating sculptures in the medium of clipped shrubbery and trees is unbelievable. If only I could have a topiary sculpture in my garden, I’d be the happiest person on earth!

 

Incredible “Fairy Tale” Garden (35 pics)
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Yes, you got this right.
This man’s name is Conrad Zdzierak, 30, who disguised as a black man and in only 3 hours could rob 5 banks and a drug store. So, right after the robberies, the police couldn’t even suspect the man as they were looking for a black man.
The bank employees didn’t even know that they were fooled. As a sophisticated disguise, Zdzierak used a “Hollywood-style rubber special effects mask and gloves that made him look like a black man.”

This Man Was Considered an African-American Robber (4 pics)
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Earth Day is celebrated annually since 1970 in order to remind people how we affect this world and how our planet affects and sustains us. Great “Earth Day” photos are after the jump.


The World around Us (39 pics)
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Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull’s volcano continued to spew ash all over Europe, it should remind all of us of the wrath that Mother Nature can wreak. As the volcano continued to rumble and hurl ash skyward it also brought us some beautiful scenery as these photos prove. Although the volcano shut down airports all over Europe, it also made for some gorgeous and interesting photography.

 

Previous post about the unpronounceable Icelandic volcano:

The Volcano That Stopped the Whole World

The Wrath and Beauty of Mother Nature (81 pics)
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I recently found great works by Manjari Sharma, an Indian photographer from New York, and liked her Shower series the most. Soft light, nice atmosphere and different people who visited Manjari’s apartment to participate in an unusual photo shoot.

 

Shower Portraits (24 pics)
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Here’s a little selection of animals who know how to hold a brush and do some abstract art.
Most of them are trained, of course, but some of them felt an artist inside them, took the brush and started to create their own artworks.
Like this dog Sammy who lives with his owner in Maryland. His owner said that Sammy started to paint after his owner attached a brush to his rubber bone. Recently some of his works were sold for $1,700. Not bad for a dog, huh? ;)

Animals Who Like to Paint (12 pics)
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