Majestic places from around the globe. When we stop and open our eyes, we see that the world can be an astonishingly beautiful place.Read More
Once and a while, we find useful, funny or strange links and share them. Because the internet. Read more for this week's 5.Read More
Developed in the 1980s, shinrin-yoku or forest bathing is a big part of preventative healthcare in Japan. What’s in it for you? Impressive and well studied health benefits, like a reduction in stress, depression, blood pressure and heart rate. Plus big boosts to your immune system, as well as happiness, focus and creativity.Read More
Though often parodied in books, films, and television, the concept of a "bio-dome" is one that very much exists in real science. Perhaps the most famous attempt at creating a self-sustaining, fully-encapsulated environment was the Biosphere 2 that was constructed between 1987 and 1991 in Oracle, Arizona.Read More
In a saltwater lake in Palau, an archipelago in Micronesia with close to 600 islands, hordes of Golden Jellyfish spend their day following the sun as it arcs across the sky.Read More
Ian Lloyd is an award-winning professional travel photographer. Born in Canada, he started taking pictures when he was 14. Educated in New York and California, Ian owned his own publishing company and stock photo library in Singapore for 25 years prior to moving to Sydney, Australia. A prolific shooter, he captures striking landscapes and people pictures during his world travels as well as breathtaking scenes of the natural world. He has worked on assignment for several magazines and publishers, including National Geographic, Condé Nast Traveler and Time. Ian has produced more than 35 photography books, including “Spirit of Asia: Twenty Years of Photography”, a retrospective book on his photography in the region. A companion photo exhibit, sponsored by the National Geographic Channel, toured several Asian cities. He still travels the world, but now tries to spend more time in each place, taking as many pictures as possible and getting to know the locals.Read More
Influenced by eco-awareness and concerns over food security, getting dirty in your garden has never been trendier.Read More
When they say "a picture is worth a thousand words", surely they are describing this exact image. While we all have a special place in our hearts for nostalgic snapshots, there is no substitute for a perfectly and precisely executed professional photograph. An image like this one captures a time and place that can never be reproduced. By all accounts, it would require a lengthy trip by land, sea and air to arrive at this ice floe. Travel and wildlife photographers spend an extraordinary amount of time planning their trips, then trekking through the harsh elements to find their vantage point. They could literally camp out for days, awaiting the perfect light (and if they are lucky), that elusive leaping polar bear. The resulting image is one that can illustrate almost every advertising concept under the sun, not to mention some important editorial ones too.