Some of the finalists from the Smithsonian Annual Photo Contest.
Photographs from finalists for National Geographic Photographer of the Year
Amazing time lapse videography from BioQuest Studios of corals and sponges in motion:
Corals and sponges build coral reefs and play crucial roles in the biosphere, yet we know almost nothing about their daily lives. These animals are actually very mobile creatures. However their motion is only detectable at different time scales compared to ours and requires time lapses to be seen.
Make sure you watch the video on a large screen. This clip is displayed in Full HD, yet the source footage (or the whole clip), is available in UltraHD 4k resolution for media productions.
We called ’em lightning bugs when I was a kid.
A beautiful series of photos of fireflies in Okayama prefecture in Japan by Tsuneaki Hiramatsu.
…over at VisualNews.
From the National Geographic 2015 Photo Contest. You should click on the image to see this one full size.
Frost on the Romanian countryside.