Portugal

Where the fragrance of gumtrees and pines blends into the salty chill of the Atlantic ocean, where food and wine are just as diverse and vibrant as the regions they represent.  

Fukushima Exclusion Zone Pictures

Polish photographer and filmmaker Arkadiusz Podniesinski travelled to the contaminated exclusion zone around the nuclear power plant in Fukushima and came back with an impressive collection of haunting, post-apocalyptic images. Check out his website for an interesting-to-read report about his experience and his encounter with locals, as well as even more pictures. All photos ©…

Colombia

Beautiful people, scenic views, delicious food and the urban buzz of the big city: Missing the ocean, but inland Colombia is just too good to run away and rejoin the surf circus.

The Magic World Of Mushrooms

The otherworldly colours and shapes of mushrooms are an extremely powerful reminder of how mind-blowing the nature of planet Earth is. Mycena Chlorophos     Rhodotus Palmatus Hydnellum Peckii     Porcelain Fungus Clathrus Archeri     Clathrus Ruber Cyathus Striatus     Marasmius Haematocephalus Coprinus Comatus     Panus Fasciatus Geastrum Minimum    …

Cenote Angelita – Mexico’s Underwater River

A spectacular example of nature’s awesomeness: Cenote Angelita is a 59 meter deep waterhole located on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. At a depth of around 30 meters there’s a cloudy layer of hydrogen sulfide that separates the freshwater on the upper part from the salty ocean water on the lower part. The surreal effect is that…

Late Summer Day In The Black Forest

A late summer day in the Black Forest, South Germany. Surrounded by the peaceful beauty of the landscape it’s amazing to see that the shapes and colours of mushrooms are just as surreal as corals, and that a walk through the woods can be just as amazing as a dive in the ocean.

New Zealand

And after the next turn of the road… it got even better. Random photos from my recent trip to the south island of New Zealand, one of the most mind-blowing places I have seen.

Sky Art by Thomas Lamadieu aka Roots Art

Photography meets drawing: Thomas Lamadieu aka Roots Art uses a fisheye lens to take pictures of inner courtyards and narrow alleyways. He then fills the blue sky with illustrations. Check out the website of the artist for more awesomeness!      

Kuala Lumpur

Where the jungle meets the concrete. Where the Orient meets the Occident. Where urban buzz meets nature’s peace. Photographic impressions from Kuala Lumpur, a fascinating melting pot of cultures, colors and vibes.