Can You Tell Where This Guy Is? Because He Just Shattered The Record For Craziest Selfie Ever.

Can You Tell Where This Guy Is? Because He Just Shattered The Record For Craziest Selfie Ever.

Admit it. You’ve taken your fair share of selfies, right? You know, the little pictures of yourself that you send to others. Maybe you’re gloating about the crystal clear water as you sail around Greece, or perhaps you’re trying to drive your office rival jealous as you vacation in Hawaii. Well, no matter where you’ve done it, I promise you’ve never taken one as amazing as this. Check it out and tell me I’m wrong! Meet Lee Thompson, a travel company boss who has captured what could be the ultimate selfie after photographing himself at the top of Brazil’s iconic Christ The Redeemer statue. The Flash Pack It took the 31-year-old almost half an hour to reach the summit of 124ft-high statue, climbing narrow steps where a single misplaced move would have resulted in serious injury, or worse. The Flash Pack Very few people are allowed to venture to the […]

These Animal Skeletons Are Out Of The Closet And Running Amuck In Your Home.

These Animal Skeletons Are Out Of The Closet And Running Amuck In Your Home.

Marc Da Cunha Lopes is a French artist who loves biology and science fiction. In his series of photographs entitled, ‘Vertebrata’ the artist explores both in the coolest fashion. These skeletons, which appear to be creatures from some unexplored moon in the Guardians of The Galaxy universe, are actually just blown up skeletons of birds, monkeys, cats and other critters. He set them in abandoned households and other locations so that in Da Cunha’s mind it appears as though “they are looking for those who made them.” This is way creepier than I thought it’d be… (H/T: Wired) If your friends have ever wondered what it looks like to disturb a creepy alien monkey skeleton from its slumber, give this a share on Facebook.     Read more: http://viralnova.com/skeletons-out-of-the-closet/

These Adorable Photos Capture Cute Puppies Shaking All Their Worries Away.

These Adorable Photos Capture Cute Puppies Shaking All Their Worries Away.

Photographer Carli Davidson previously released a book of adorable doggies of all ages shaking away their woes, but her second installment in the series focuses solely on the particular preciousness of puppy faces. Her inspiration came after visiting a second grade classroom taught by a friend and showing the children her first book. When she asked what they’d like to see in the next one, they all agreed on two things: “puppies!” and “color!” Davidson was happy to oblige, but finding four legged models who were exclusively under a year old did become a bit of a challenge.  One huge difficult factor came from her refusal to work with unethical breeders. Carli Davidson Photography Instead, she only worked with rescue shelters and pet owners to ensure she wasn’t promoting the terrible puppy farming industry. Carli Davidson Photography She met with around 100 different cuties and includes about 70 of those shots in her newest book. […]

Here Are 18 Unbelievable Photos That Were Absolutely NOT Photoshopped. This Is Real Life, Guys.

Here Are 18 Unbelievable Photos That Were Absolutely NOT Photoshopped. This Is Real Life, Guys.

“Suspension of disbelief” is a term that means you need to let go of your logic and reason to truly enjoy something. Usually it’s associated with theater or films, but there are times when letting go of your strict rationality will help you accept some strange things in life. There will be times when you see something that’s so ridiculous, you have to assume it’s a fake. That may be your natural reaction, but you should learn to embrace the fact that the world is an extremely weird place. Every day can take you by surprise. The photos below are so bizarre, they seem doctored. These are the kinds of images you’ll find online with several people saying “FAKE!!!!” in a comment section. However, these things really happened. You’ll need to see these pictures to believe them. 1.) This tiny fox fell asleep on one lucky person’s car. 2.) Stephen […]

A Camera Fell Out Of An Airplane And Was Found 8 Months Later. You Have To See What It Captured.

A Camera Fell Out Of An Airplane And Was Found 8 Months Later. You Have To See What It Captured.

A Go Pro camera is a special kind of video camera that is made specifically for sports. It can capture fast movements in slow motion, there is stability control and it’s durable. Although, until recently, I didn’t realize just HOW durable it was. A group took their Go Pro with them on a small plane. It seems that these friends were about to go sky diving… when, all of the sudden, they dropped their camera. Everything started out fine, they had a great view. YouTube But, right before the jump… YouTube OOPS. YouTube The Go Pro went spinning out of the plane, miraculously filming everything as it fell. Then, it landed. You have to see what it captured after returning to earth: Best video ending ever. Even more miraculous than the surprise cameo at the end? This camera was found, completely intact, 8 months after being dropped. Read more: http://viralnova.com/go-pro-camera-fell-from-plane/

A Couple Beautifully Says Goodbye To Their Deceased Dog. The Last 2 Photos Destroyed Me.

A Couple Beautifully Says Goodbye To Their Deceased Dog. The Last 2 Photos Destroyed Me.

Helena and Laurent are a San Francisco-based couple who are not only married, but they work together as wedding photographers. According to their Web site, Helena always wanted to be an artist and Laurent wanted to fly through the desert and photograph lions. They are living a slightly modified version of their dreams (less lions) and love to share that special wedding day with the couples that they photograph. So it’s no surprise that when their beloved dog, Lunga, recently passed away, they sent her off in beautiful style. In Lunga’s younger years, she was in a traveling circus. Helena & Laurent Photography When Hurricane Katrina hit, Lunga was there… and she swam out! Helena & Laurent Photography Helena and Laurent are sad to see her go. Helena & Laurent Photography But this weekend, they will plant a Weeping Cherry tree over the place where she lays in an urban […]

These Impressive Underground Shelters Will Keep You Safe In Style.

These Impressive Underground Shelters Will Keep You Safe In Style.

A new perceived threat followed World War II and the Cold War. A fear of getting hit by the nuclear “big one” became a way of life for Americans and other countries all over the world. School drills telling kids to hide under desks didn’t quell the nerves of some families. With paranoia lurking everywhere, underground shelters began to pop up across the globe. Author and photographer Richard Ross sought these shelters out during his travels and documented them for his project, “Waiting for the End of the World.” These impressive structures transformed over the years into tourist attractions, comfortable living spaces, and even a night club. They look a lot better than you’d expect from places where people would wait out the end of the world.. Charlie Hull’s Shelter in Emigrant, Montana Shelter in Livermore, California Underground City in Beijing, China “The Trendy Griboyedov Club” in St. Petersburg, Russia Public […]

These 44 Photos From The Past Won't Be In History Books. They're THAT Messed Up.

These 44 Photos From The Past Won’t Be In History Books. They’re THAT Messed Up.

There have been countless events and incidents throughout history that seem just too strange to be true. Today, the historical medical cures and contraceptives that people used seem like they were the brain child of a mad scientist and not a legitimate solution. (At least people were creative.) Not only was medicine less developed, but the laws and socially acceptable behaviors were much different as well. You’ll be shocked to see some of the things that people did and used throughout history. The strange photos below are a perfect example of some of the weird stuff that has happened over the years. Even if the pictures were innocent, some of these seem sincerely crazy. What the? 1.) The oldest known selfie (1839). 2.) A portrait taken of a woman while she was mid-sneeze (1900). 3.) A “knocker-up” waking up clients (20th century). 4.) Nine kings gather to mourn the death of King Edward VII […]

This Instagrammer Makes The World More Fun, One Paper Cutout At A Time

When he’s not working for an advertising agency, photographer Rich McCor is turning the world into a more entertaining place with the help of a few paper cutouts. Placed in front of landmarks, they turn everyday street scenes into charming, witty photos. McCor got the idea after joining Instagram. Instagram / paperboyo (Rich McCor) He was tired of taking ordinary photos, so he decided to start a clever Instagram series. He started adding amusing cutouts to famous scenes and totally transforming them. Instagram / paperboyo (Rich McCor) Here, the Eiffel Tower is ready for takeoff! Initially, McCor challenged himself to do ten cutout photos around London, creating different compositions for each one. Coming up with clever ideas was a bit difficult, but the images quickly gained popularity on Instagram. He also says that the process was extremely fun and rewarding, since he created awesome photos while also learning more about […]

These Abstract Photos Will Make You See Natural Beauty in a New and Amazing Way

These Abstract Photos Will Make You See Natural Beauty in a New and Amazing Way

Photographer Thorsten Scheuermann spends a lot of time hiking through various national parks in the western US, capturing the incredible feats of nature on camera. His photos range from grand, sweeping vistas of deserts, river valleys and forests to classic “portrait” style images of trees, waterfalls and animals. And sometimes, he goes for something a little different, framing the images in such a way that the less immediately noticeable, but no less beautiful, parts of the scenery get their own time in the spotlight. Capillaries Thorsten Scheuermann CA Because of the way the photos are set up, the larger context is removed, and the viewer only sees the details, which now look like an abstract pattern of color, shape and texture. In this way, nature is presented in a beautiful new way that’s playful as well as mysterious. This is achieved by careful framing and cropping, and by eliminating any human presence […]

This Is The Sexiest Knitting-Themed Calendar You've Ever Seen

This Is The Sexiest Knitting-Themed Calendar You’ve Ever Seen

The pinup calendar of any knitter’s dreams. 1. When you think of pinup calendars, you probably think of ones like this or this or this. Club Geluk took a different approach with their Darn! Men With Yarn Calendar. View this image › Natalia Romero for Club Geluk / Via clubgeluk.nl Why hello, sir. 2. Instead of oiled-up ladies writhing around on car hoods, their calendar is filled with men wearing knit boxer briefs plus a variety of wonderful knit props. View this image › Natalia Romero for Club Geluk / Via clubgeluk.nl “Come and warm up by my yarn-fire.” 3. Club Geluk is a textiles and craft shop in Amsterdam, so the yarn theme makes a lot of sense. View this image › Natalia Romero for Club Geluk / Via clubgeluk.nl 4. BuzzFeed Life spoke to Marieke Voorsluijs (one of Club Geluk’s owners) to ask where the idea for the […]

A 5 Year Old Girl Starts Her Modeling Career. It Sounds Bad At First, But Then You See The Photos.

A 5 Year Old Girl Starts Her Modeling Career. It Sounds Bad At First, But Then You See The Photos.

Don’t worry, this isn’t any Toddlers & Tiaras stuff we’re talking about. Instead of glitter and spray tans, this five year old little girl gets transformed into actual works of art. Australian photographer Bill Gekas draws his inspiration from classics like Vermeer and Rembrandt (as well as the occasional modern pop culture reference), then uses his daughter as his key model to recreate the legendary images. Sometimes he experiments with how the light reflects on his daughter’s face…and he always lets the little girl’s personality and humor shine through. Whether she’s being silly or stoic, the striking photos make an impact. And the family cat even makes a cameo! Bill Gekas Bill Gekas Bill Gekas Bill Gekas Bill Gekas Bill Gekas Bill Gekas Bill Gekas Bill Gekas Bill Gekas Source: Bill Gekas Gekas’ advice to those aspiring in similar artistic endeavors: “Experiment!…The key is not to limit yourself with the excuse.” Feeling inspired? Share with friends […]

These Images May Look Fake, But They Are 100% Real...And Not Edited.

These Images May Look Fake, But They Are 100% Real…And Not Edited.

Photo editing is a common practice these days. It’s used for everything from making celebrities prettier to creating comedic images involving cats. Even if you have a pretty rudimentary background in software, you can download a program and fiddle around with it. Want a picture of yourself with your favorite actor? Done. Jet-skiing on a shark down a lava flow while battling aliens? Done. Anymore, we’re all a little jaded. When you see a cool photo, you may wonder how it was edited. But the incredible pictures you see below? Someone was just in the right place at the right time and took an incredible picture that no one will believe. 1.) This rainbow laser mimics a Nyan Cat flyover Via Izismile The government doesn’t want you to know that it wasa Nyan Cat flyover. 2.) This would be a terrible digital art piece, but it’s a great photo. Via […]

This Photographer Traveled To 37 Countries To Prove That Female Beauty Is Everywhere

This Photographer Traveled To 37 Countries To Prove That Female Beauty Is Everywhere

The photo project “Atlas of Beauty” took photographer Mihaela Noroc to 37 countries, where she saw endless versions of beauty over 15 months. 1. Two years ago Romania-based photographer Mihaela Noroc decided she needed a change in her life. View this image › Mihaela Noroc / Via theatlasofbeauty.com Havana, Cuba 2. “I had jobs that I didn’t like. I was working just for money, had exhausting and uniform days, and I realized that all my life could be like this,” she told BuzzFeed News. Riga, Latvia Mihaela Noroc / theatlasofbeauty.com Amazonian Rain Forest Mihaela Noroc / theatlasofbeauty.com   3. A vacation abroad inspired her to make a change. View this image › Mihaela Noroc / Via theatlasofbeauty.com El Paico, Chile 4. “A trip to Ethiopia showed me some wonderful women, far away from our modern world and trends. This was the moment when I realized that beauty is everywhere and […]

This Guy Explores Some Of The Most Abandoned Places On Earth, And His Photos Are Incredible

This Guy Explores Some Of The Most Abandoned Places On Earth, And His Photos Are Incredible

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These Globetrotters Document Their Travels In A Really Cool Way.

These Globetrotters Document Their Travels In A Really Cool Way.

Peter Sedlacik and Zuzu Galova run the blog “Lens Between Us,” which documents their travels through photography. Specifically, they take pictures of themselves taking a picture of the other. It may seem confusing, but their photos feature some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. They really have a great sense of what makes for a perfect backdrop. Not only that, but the “behind the scenes” aspect adds depth to the photos. It never feels like you’re being forced to look at someone’s vacation pictures. Check them out! 1. Algarve, Portugal Lens Between Us 2. Bondi Beach, Australia Lens Between Us 3. Cockatoo Island, Australia Lens Between Us 4. Featherdale Wildlife Park, Australia Lens Between Us 5. Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Lens Between Us 6. Sri Mariamman Temple, Singapore Lens Between Us 7. Bratislava, Slovakia Lens Between Us 8. Marcelová, Slovakia Lens Between Us 9. Prague, Czech Republic, […]

You'll Be Hit With Serious Wanderlust When You Read This Woman's Travel Notes

You’ll Be Hit With Serious Wanderlust When You Read This Woman’s Travel Notes

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); South African globetrotter Anje Rautenbach from Going Somewhere Slowly has made it her mission to bring her social media followers around the world in a way that far surpasses the usual photo-sharing model. Instead of snapping photos of dream locations and sharing them on Instagram with aspirational captions, she makes her mark the old-fashioned way by putting pen to paper. Whenever inspiration strikes, she jots down her thoughts and sets each scrap of paper against a gorgeous backdrop to create a diary of her travels that’s equal parts thoughtful and visual. The adventurer took some time out to chat with us here at ViralNova, and what she had to say about the endeavor might just inspire you to pack your bags. Anje Rautenbach – Going Somewhere Slowly googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); How has traveling shaped who you are? I am who I am today because of […]

Gay Men Driven From Iraq Face Violent Persecution And Death

Gay Men Driven From Iraq Face Violent Persecution And Death

Photographer Bradley Secker journeys to Syria and neighboring Turkey to visit Iraqi gay men who have fled their homeland in fear of persecution and death. Following the U.S.-led invasion in 2003 and the chaos that engulfed the region in its aftermath, many Iraqi gay​ men left their country and fled to neighboring countries, including Syria and Turkey. Despite Syrian law that prohibits homosexuality — and before the onset of the Syrian civil war and the rise of ISIS — the option to relocate across the border into one of the most secular countries in the Middle East offered asylum from Iraq’s far-right religious militia groups, who to this day target and persecute gays based on either fact or suspicion. View this image › A painting on the walls surrounding the Ummayed Mosque in Damascus, Syria. Bradley Secker In recent months, a sharp increase in propaganda indicates that ISIS has stepped […]

These Accidental Optical Illusions That Will Make You Question What Reality Is.

These Accidental Optical Illusions That Will Make You Question What Reality Is.

You can spend hours or even days trying to take the perfect optical illusion photo. But sometimes, the best optical illusion photos are the ones that are completely unintentional. Don’t believe me? Then take a look at these 29 accidental optical illusion photos. Just wait until you get down to #16…  1.) Pure elbow grease while cleaning your car. Imgur 2.) She doesn’t look very happy. Imgur 3.) Wait, so who’s holding umbrella? Imgur 4.) Which way is up?! This makes my head hurt. Imgur 5.) I wish I knew what was going on here. Imgur 6.) The carpet of optical illusions. Imgur 7.) The oldest baby I’ve ever seen. Reddit 8.) The “indoor” airport. Looks stormy out there. Imgur 9.) I’m not sure I believe in reality anymore. What is going on here? Imgur 10.) That guy looks very good in his bridal dress. Imgur 11.) Ah! It’s a centaur […]