We are so lucky we are still alive to see this beautiful world. Look at the sky. It’s not dark and black and without character. The black is in fact deep blue. And over there, lighter blue. And blowing through the blueness and the blackness, the wind swirling through the air and then, shining, burning, bursting through, the stars. Can you see how they roar their light? Everywhere we look, the complex magic of nature blazes before our eyes.
Oregon-based photographer Matt Payne creates stunning landscape and nightscape photography. Payne uses long exposures and composites to illuminate the dark night skies and to capture the motion of the stars in visually stunning compositions.
the last week of september is sea otter awareness week. where most marine mammals rely on a layer of blubber to keep warm in the water, sea otters make use of their thick fur coat. in fact, their fur is so nice that they’ve been hunted by humans for the last three hundred years, and are now an endangered species.
photos by veronica craft (vogue otter), hal beral (sleepy eyes otter), matt maran (shouting otter), tom and pat leeson (peekaboo otter), brian maxwell (cuddling albino otter), suzi eszterhas (happy otter), jeff foot (super excited screaming otter) and joe robertson (holding hands otters)