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America’s Oddly Beautiful Suburban Sprawl, Photographed From The Sky

Urban sprawl is the type of thing you tend to forget about if you’re living in it, except maybe when you’re stuck in traffic inching home after work. But it does a lot more than cause road rage: Sprawl also makes us fatter, sicker, and poorer, and it’s the source of half of the country’s household carbon footprint. In a series of photos taken over seven years, now published in a new book called Ciphers, photographer Christoph Gielen shows a different perspective on sprawl, intended to get more people to question typical patterns of development.

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The largest hole in Europe is an open-pit coal mine in Germany, and everything inside is just enormous, including machines that are the length of two soccer fields and the height of a 30-story building. 

“From above, the scenery with these huge ‘monsters’ in this strange mining surroundings, reminded me of another barren planet out of a science fiction movie.”

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The largest hole in Europe is an open-pit coal mine in Germany, and everything inside is just enormous, including machines that are the length of two soccer fields and the height of a 30-story building. 

“From above, the scenery with these huge ‘monsters’ in this strange mining surroundings, reminded me of another barren planet out of a science fiction movie.”

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Watching This Grizzly Bear Eat A Camera Gives You A Glimpse Of Death

Wildlife photographer Chris Weston sacrificed his GoPro camera to a giant, scary-ass grizzly bear, and the result is somewhat terrifying. In the aptly named “Grizzly Bear Attempts to Eat GoPro” a big grizzly with big grizzly claws gnaws on a GoPro. Once he gets the camera in his mouth, we get a glimpse of what it might be like to get eaten by a bear, sharp teeth and all.

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This Photographer’s Instagram Depiction of People Falling Down Is a Beautiful Disaster
"We live in sad times when material things, expensive or not, have become more important then our own lives," the photographer says. "I started feeling the need to capture that exact moment—the moment of the impact. I wanted to do it ironically, and play down the seriousness. I enjoy the idea of people becoming victims of their own obsessive and compulsive neurosis, but there had to be a comical side to tragedy. If laughter leads to only one moment of thoughtfulness I will have accomplished my mission."
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This Photographer’s Instagram Depiction of People Falling Down Is a Beautiful Disaster

"We live in sad times when material things, expensive or not, have become more important then our own lives," the photographer says. "I started feeling the need to capture that exact moment—the moment of the impact. I wanted to do it ironically, and play down the seriousness. I enjoy the idea of people becoming victims of their own obsessive and compulsive neurosis, but there had to be a comical side to tragedy. If laughter leads to only one moment of thoughtfulness I will have accomplished my mission."

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The winners of the iPhone Photography Awards don’t need fancy camera equipment to get the shot. Just their digital devices, a keen eye, and, you know, a perfect moment.
The photos come in 17 categories including Architecture, Sunsets, and Food. The only rule is that the images can’t be photoshop’d in any way.
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The winners of the iPhone Photography Awards don’t need fancy camera equipment to get the shot. Just their digital devices, a keen eye, and, you know, a perfect moment.

The photos come in 17 categories including Architecture, Sunsets, and Food. The only rule is that the images can’t be photoshop’d in any way.

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