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The World

11 Dec, 2017

Transforming Dead Leaves into Beautiful Land Art

   We've all heard the saying "One mans trash is another mans treasure"; its a phrase that can be applied in many situations. Joanna Hedrick is an artist who finds beauty in something most people don't think twice about. With her project Leaf Labyrinth, she transforms dead and fallen leaves into beautiful labyrinths and complex geometrical art.  Nature in itself...

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11 Sep, 2017

The Beautiful Tree that Survived 9/11

  Today marks 16 years since the attacks on the World Trade Center.  Since 9/11/01, many memorials have been erected and the American people have never forgotten those who lost their lives.  One such memorial is actually a natural one.  It is a tree that represents resilience and hope.  What is so special about this tree is that it actually survived...

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07 Sep, 2017

Stunning Photos from 'Bird Photographer of the Year' Competition

   There is so much beauty in nature, and with everything that is going on in the world it is hard to sit back and appreciate it sometimes.  The "Bird Photographer of the Year" competition is an opportunity to recognize this beauty and honor those who have the vision and talent to capture it.  Birds have the gift of flight;...

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13 Jul, 2017

Observing Hummingbirds at 3000 Images per Second

    The hummingbird is one of the most fascinating birds in the animal kingdom.  Their ability to hover in the air while they flap their wings at a rate of about 50 times a second is extremely impressive and almost defies the laws of physics.  They are called hummingbirds because of the humming sound that is made when they flap...

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11 Jul, 2017

Comedy Wildlife 2017: The Quirkiest Animal Photos

     Last week we showed you the stunning winning photos of the BigPicture Natural World Contest.  This week we are back with some more photos that are amazing in another way.  These photos are pictures that were taken of animals in some weird and funny situations as well as animals making some quirky expressions.  The photos are part of...

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06 Jul, 2017

The Stunning Winning Photos of BigPicture Natural World Contest

     Our world is full of amazing scenery, animals, and natural wonders.  It's no secret that nature is beautiful, but when specific moments or scenery are caught on camera it brings that much more exposure (no pun intended) to how beautiful our world really is.  The BigPicture Natural World Contest is a photography contest that is dedicated to capturing...

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05 Jul, 2017

5 Reasons Thunderstorms are Benefitial

     Thunderstorms are not thought of to be a very beneficial weather system. There are roughly 3 million lightning strikes hitting the Earth a day! Most people do not like them due to the rain they bring, the heavy winds, the lightning that can cause power outages and the thunder that scares people as well as household pets. Some...

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07 Jun, 2017

Transforming Abandoned Scraps into Delicate Plants

      Not too long ago we talked about an artist who helps make a rusty city come alive through "eye-bombing".  You know the saying, "One mans trash is another mans treasure" Sometimes, however, that trash needs a little tweaking or transforming before it is considered a treasure. For instance, Artist Dan Rawlings uses abandoned scrap metal, such as abandoned...

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19 Jan, 2017

Inside Look on the Fake Animals Used to Film WildLife

      Ever wonder how certain television networks get some of those super up-close shots of animals that we see on wildlife documentaries. Well, they are very creative with how they disguise cameras; in some cases they use fake animals with a lens for an eye in order to blend in.  If the real animals can believe that the fake...

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