Come on snow!
theatlantic:

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals … but rather as uniformly fluffy flakes. And! When we try to get a better look at the true intricacy of snow by capturing one of the flakes … the thing melts. Snow is a cold and fickle thing. 
Read more. [Image: Flickr/chaoticmind75]

Come on snow!

theatlantic:

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals … but rather as uniformly fluffy flakes. And! When we try to get a better look at the true intricacy of snow by capturing one of the flakes … the thing melts. Snow is a cold and fickle thing.

Read more. [Image: Flickr/chaoticmind75]

A calcified dove found along Tanzania’s Lake Natron, whose blood-red waters are so toxic they turn wildlife to stone. From Nick Brandt’s series “Across the Ravaged Land” via HuffingtonPost.

A calcified dove found along Tanzania’s Lake Natron, whose blood-red waters are so toxic they turn wildlife to stone. From Nick Brandt’s series “Across the Ravaged Land” via HuffingtonPost.

Eldridge Street Synagogue / do you see the owl? More photos

Eldridge Street Synagogue / do you see the owl? More photos

Surreal midwestern wasteland photos by Noel Kerns via Gothamist

Surreal midwestern wasteland photos by Noel Kerns via Gothamist

Swimming with jellyfish, another one of the amazing National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest entries.

Swimming with jellyfish, another one of the amazing National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest entries.

Tonight’s boiling sky was most appropriate.

Tonight’s boiling sky was most appropriate.