As ever, the National Geographic Traveler award entries produced a photographic feast, the 2014 participants producing images that perfectly reflect the eclectic beauty, vastness and diversity of our world.
Parisians have been witnessing some creative treats thanks to street artist Pejac who has left at least three new works around the City of Love. One shows a figure splattering a water balloon against the wall, its contents a miniature masterpiece by Manet.
Exquisite art based around a sublime, single stroke of paint, welcome to the world of Japanese dragon paintings. A process similar to the nation’s beautiful calligraphy, these examples are from the Kousyuuya studio in Japan which has seen four generations of artists perfect the technique over many decades.
Warning! If you’re hungry then look away now. This collection of meat feasts is enough to give the most stringent vegan blood lust. The images of Pornburger are vivid enough to almost taste, with recipes that include Belgian waffles instead of buns, duck eggs and applewood smoked gruyere.
Come on a journey into another world that’s so vivid, you’ll want to climb into your computer screen and hitch a ride. This incredible independent film, entitled “Eye Know” and directed by Hiroshi Kondo, incorporates night-time driving (the best kind) with stunning, sometime surreal cityscapes and swirling psychedelic lighting.
Thirty-five-year-old Russian photographer Oleg Grigoriev, a former lawyer who lives in Ukraine, undertook a life-affirming trip through the mountains of central Asia and Eastern Europe, capturing his breathtaking environment on camera along the way. His adventure was inspired by a visit to the Fann Mountains of Tajikistan.
These photos by nature photographer Marina Cano show animals in intimate moments. The photos have a portrait feel to them as they capture moments of grooming and play that feels human. Most of the pictures were taken in national parks and wildlife safaris ranging between Africa and Europe.
If you have acrophobia, look away now. The participants of the International Highline Meeting took to the northern Italian alps at Monte Piana on September 8 where slackline enthusiasts showed the world how their meetings trump all other meetings known to man.
Yulia Brodskaya creates delicate, complex, and absolutely mesmerizing paper sculptures through the ancient art of paper quilling. The London-based artist rolls, curls, and bends special quilling paper using craft-specific tools and glues them down on its side which makes for a 3d effect unlike any other.
Couples no longer need compromise on one of life’s greatest cohabiting issues. The Fusion Table not only offers a sumptuous pool playing surface, but also a super stylish dining table with a lacquered finish fit to grace the most regal of dinner parties.