Yunnan, China's Vanishing Paddy Fields

Photographer Samuel Peck recently visited Yunnan, China to capture images of its paddy fields. The region's vast swaths of flooded, arable land are among the largest and most scenic on Earth. When he arrived, however, Peck learned of their rapid disappearance – a vanishing act spurred by aggressive urbanization and a… » 1/07/15 5:00pm 1/07/15 5:00pm

The 19th-Century Photography Trick That Changed How We See Snow

Today, it just takes a camera with a good zoom lens, patience, and a cold climate to produce stunning close-ups of snowflakes. But in the late 1800s, even the basic personal camera was a relatively new tech. So, just how did a 19th-century farmer in Vermont take these beautiful macro shots of snowflakes? » 1/07/15 4:20pm 1/07/15 4:20pm

Gaze In Awe At These Stunning Photographs Of World Libraries

Here's one for the book lovers (i.e., probably everyone reading this). Photographer Franck Bohbot's stunning architecture photos have captured grand movie theaters and glowing city signs, among other subjects. His latest work in progress is "House of Books," a lush tribute to the libraries of the world. » 12/31/14 9:40am 12/31/14 9:40am

This Trove Of Original Star Wars Kenner Toy Photography Is Amazing

For children of the 70's and 80's, Kenner's Star Wars lines are some of the most iconic toys ever made. A lot of what made them so memorable were the Kim David McNeill Simmons' (and earlier Roy Frankenfield's) photography which graced every box - and now you can see the High-Res original photos online. » 12/31/14 11:26am 12/31/14 11:26am

An Unusually Strong Winter Storm Produced Beautiful Ice Formations

This is just one of a series of photos taken by Marko Korošec of Mount Javornik, part of a mountain range in eastern Slovenia. Ten days of snow, high winds, and freezing fog produced layers of rime ice over everything up the mountain, including 3-foot ice spikes. See the rest of Korošec's photos on his 500px page. » 12/23/14 1:33am 12/23/14 1:33am