Colourful macro photography by Peiling Lee

amazing macro photography by Lee Peiling


Macro
photographer Peiling Lee from Malaysia turned to photography after quitting her design/advertising job and has been taking her art seriously for the last three years. Before that she was like most people, having fun with her digital compact.

She uses water, flowers, and grass as props, as well as the natural light and colours of the environment to create her beautiful take on a macro world.

Here’s more of Peiling’s delightfully colourful work:

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The stunning wildlife portraits of Nick Brandt

Nick Brandt – On This Earth, A Shadow FallsAbrams Books/Big Life Editions, 2010. 192 pp., 90 illustrations

Nick Brandt is a Los Angeles based videogapher who has followed his passion for photographing the wild animals of East Africa for the past 14 years.

With his medium-format film camera in hand, Brandt spends weeks following and becoming accepted by his subjects, before waiting for favourable combinations of lighting and behaviour.

The resulting photographs are nothing short of spectacular.

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Shards of turquoise ice jut out of the world’s largest lake

image by Alexey Trofimov

Lake Baikal, located in the southern part of eastern Siberia in Russia, is an incredible natural wonder of the world that one can only hope to visit at least once in their lifetime. It’s not just the oldest freshwater lake on Earth, at 20 to 25 million years old, it’s also one of the largest and deepest, holding an astounding one-fifth of the world’s freshwater.

From January to May, the lake freezes over but the water is so clear that, from the surface, you can see an astonishing 130 feet below you.

A photograph worthy natural phenomenon occurs each March, when wind, temperature differences, frost and sun in the ice crust cause cracks and ice hummocks to form.

Transparent and shining in a turquoise color, these masses of broken ice look like shards of glass rising into the sky. They are caused by the slow and unequal pressure in the main body of the packed ice as well as by the unequal structure and temperature. Now that’s one for the bucket list!

See below for more stunning images from this unique location…

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Incredible images show nature’s disappearing act when predators are near

The long grass: An Impala hiding in vegetation in Botswana's Chobe National Park, Africa

Can you spot the ‘invisible animal‘?

The animals in this series of images are trying their utmost to fool predators by blending into landscapes all over the world. The shots were taken by photographer Art Wolfe over a period of 35 years, for his work ‘Vanishing Act‘.

Whether they are hunters or the hunted, these cunning animals are all masters of disguise who can fool even the most beady-eyed passerby into believing they are not there.

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