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Exploring the Crystal Desert: Antarctica Through a Photographer’s Lens

Christopher Michel doesn’t like to sit still. Despite a career that includes gigs as a pilot, tech investor, entrepreneur, journalist, and government science advisor, Michel has managed to steady his hands long enough to also hone his skills as a photographer. His pursuit of the perfect image has taken him from Mount Everest to Papua New Guinea to the Korean Demilitarized Zone — and even, in 2010, to the edge of space (inside a U-2 spy plane). His most recent journey, however, is to a place he deems most magnificent of all: the frigid waters of Antarctica’s so-called “Crystal Desert.” On board a giant ship chartered by Harvard (his alma mater), Michel photographed icebergs as they froze, melted, and refroze. We managed to slow Michel down long enough to ask him a few questions about his polar voyage.

What kind of photography equipment do you recommend for extreme environments like Antarctica?

Antarctica and camera equipment aren’t friendly. From the inevitable Zodiac sea spray of the Southern Ocean to the battery-draining deep freeze, a smart photographer needs to come prepared with backup equipment, extra power, and protective everything.

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'ff' by Oleksandr Hnatenko

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Elderly Animals of the Day: Shortly after Isa Leshko spent a year caring for her mother as she suffered from Alzheimer’s, she encountered a blind elderly horse living on a relative’s property. Leshko spent the afternoon photographing him, and realized that she had found a project that would help her deal with her mother’s illness. She began to visit sanctuaries across the U.S. to photograph animals that were elderly or at the end stages of their lives.

“I am creating these photographs to gain a deeper understanding about what it means to be mortal and to exorcise my fears of aging. … I also want my images to inspire greater empathy toward animals, particularly farm animals. It is rare to see a farm animal that has actually lived its natural life span given that most of these animals experience brutality and death early in their lives. … I want to challenge people’s assumptions about these animals and inspire reforms to the treatment of farm animals.”

The photos can be seen here — and don’t miss the video.
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Handsome one, thoroughbred horse aged 33

Rooster, age unknown

Punmkin, Morgan Arabian Horse aged 28

Ash, domestic white turkey aged 8

thedailywhat:

Elderly Animals of the Day: Shortly after Isa Leshko spent a year caring for her mother as she suffered from Alzheimer’s, she encountered a blind elderly horse living on a relative’s property. Leshko spent the afternoon photographing him, and realized that she had found a project that would help her deal with her mother’s illness. She began to visit sanctuaries across the U.S. to photograph animals that were elderly or at the end stages of their lives.

“I am creating these photographs to gain a deeper understanding about what it means to be mortal and to exorcise my fears of aging. … I also want my images to inspire greater empathy toward animals, particularly farm animals. It is rare to see a farm animal that has actually lived its natural life span given that most of these animals experience brutality and death early in their lives. … I want to challenge people’s assumptions about these animals and inspire reforms to the treatment of farm animals.”

The photos can be seen here — and don’t miss the video.

[imwithkanye]

Handsome one, thoroughbred horse aged 33

Rooster, age unknown

Punmkin, Morgan Arabian Horse aged 28

Ash, domestic white turkey aged 8

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c-h-a-o-s:

Brown bear (by ConnyLundstrom)

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Images from Nikon’s Phomicrography competition

Eye of a giant waterflea

Liverwort using intrinsic fluorescence

Rat Neurons grown as neurospheres

Portrait of a green lacewing

Eyes of a jumping spider

Click through for all of them

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Butterflies.

Another of mine, taken a Longleat safari park. Click through for flickr.

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Yesterday’s flickr blog was one of the best I’ve seen;

Owls with stupid expressions

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Denis Olivery’s black and white photography. Click through for the rest

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Genuinely awesome photos by Thomas Shahan

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urhajos:

Photography of Jeffry Surianto

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