the science of photography


“There is no wilder place on Earth: this is the Africa of a hundred thousand years ago.”

There are still places where wildlife runs largely unmolested, where abundance is unquestionable, and where wilderness covers an unbroken horizon: one of these is Botswana’s Okavango Delta. 

Read about the new National Geographic expedition of the unexplored Cutio River in order to bring attention to its importance for the delta’s survival.


A mystery that began in southern Brazil: all over the country, waters are turning red. However, what many considered to be the prediction of End Times was actually a non-toxic bloom of red algae known as Mesodinium rubrum. Blooms of this red algae have occurred all over the world, from South Africa to Canada and even Antarctica.


Nieve Penitente (Penitent Snow)

These snow spires can range in height from 1 to 6 meters and are formed of flattened columns of snow. Usually found in shallow valleys or other places where the sun doesn’t strike at a very low angle. No one really knows exactly how they form, though some believe that dirt collects in small melt pools thus causing the ‘dirty’ areas to melt faster.


Photo Credit: Art Wolfe


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Photographer Erik Christiansen captured these highly detailed images of marijuana buds for his new book “Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana.” According to him, you can determine the potency and effect of the different strains are by the number and color of “trichomes” (little droplets that contain the active ingredient of cannabis, THC).

The varieties:

Platinum Bubba (rotating), Black Cherrysoda, Blue Kush, and Granddaddy Purple.

Images courtesy of Erik Christiansen

Odyssey: Otherworldly Macro Footage of Ink, Oil and Soap Images by Ruslan Khasanov

Several years ago, Russian graphic designer Ruslan Khasanov was cooking with oil and soy sauce when he stopped to appreciate the strange relationship between the two fluids as the pooled and mixed in unexpected ways. The observation lead to his creation of Pacific Light, a sort of experimental music video meets science project that captures the up-close interactions of ink, oil, and soap. Khasanov just released a follow-up video—now with glitter!—called Odyssey. Music by Ilya Beshevli.