National Geographic recently sent Photographer Peter Essick to document the severe drought causing hardship across the American West.

To create these ultrawide landscape shots, Peter digitally stitched together vertical aerial shots to create a sweeping panorama.  

Aerial Panoramas Highlight the American West’s Severe Drought

via This Isn’t Happiness

Back in October of 2012, picturesque seaside communities across the Northeastern United States were taken off guard by Hurricane Sandy.

Brooklyn-based photographer Douglas Ljungkvist did a series of photos that shows the idyllic town of Ocean Beach, New Jersey before and after the powerful storm.

The Idyllic Town of Ocean Beach, Before and After Hurricane Sandy

via Fubiz

That face!

Plug your phone into the Battery Buddy to charge back up to 100% up to 5 times.

He fits anywhere and brightens your day too, with 3 fun colors!

Grab A Battery Buddy of Your Own

DIY Apple Watches. iPhone Tacos. There are tons of uses for an old phone once you upgrade.

We put all of our very best ideas at whatshouldidowithmyoldphone.com

Head to whatshouldidowithmyoldphone.com

Photographers have been exposing negatives to corrosive chemicals for ages, but as far we know, Seung-Hwan Oh is the first to use live bacteria in his experiments.

Using homegrown cultures that feed on the light-sensitive chemicals you use to develop film, Seung-Hwan Oh ends up with these distorted photos that are strangely beautiful.

Live Bacteria Cultures Used to Corrode Film Negatives

via Beautiful Decay

Weekend DIY: Print your photos onto fabric using the power of the sun!

Inko Photo Fabric Dye kits make it easy.

Dress Yourself in Photos

 

Each year, the UK’s Royal Observatory in Greenwich hosts one of the best astrophotography competitions around, accepting submissions from scientists and amateur photographers from across the globe.

Yesterday, they posted the jaw-dropping images that won out of last year’s 15,000 entries.

Take a Look at Some of the Best Astrophotography From 2014

via Ars Technica

Waiting in line to get your #iPhone 6? (Or, wish you were)?

Visit whatshouldidowithmyoldphone.com to figure out what do do with that iPhone 5 that’s weeping silently in your pocket.

What To Do With Your Old iPhone

Waiting in line to get your #iPhone 6? (Or, wish you were)?

Visit whatshouldidowithmyoldphone.com to figure out what do do with that iPhone 5 that’s weeping silently in your pocket.

What To Do With Your Old iPhone

The recently released iPhone 6 and 6 Plus include a ton of camera updates, but are they worth the upgrade?

The Verge sent a photographer to Iceland to put the iPhone’s new camera specs to the test, while also comparing it to previous models like the 5s.

The iPhone 6’s Camera Updates Tested in Iceland’s Gorgeous Landscape

Oh, we’ve also got 6 real live ideas for what to do with your old phone. 

Use it to get cash money or warm fuzzies and more. 

6 Things You Can Do With Your Old Phone


 

Oh, we’ve also got 6 real live ideas for what to do with your old phone.

Use it to get cash money or warm fuzzies and more.

6 Things You Can Do With Your Old Phone

 

Growing up in places like Papua New Guinea and rural Australia, photographer Leila Jeffreys has always been surrounded by wildlife, with a particular interest in birds.

For the past few years, Leila documented the birds of prey in Australia with a medium format camera, giving her photos this stunning level of detail.

Documenting Australia’s Magnificent Birds of Prey

via Colossal

What are you going to do with your old iPhone? We have some ideas… Some really good* ideas!

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*There may be goats involved.

What are you going to do with your old iPhone? We have some ideas… Some really good* ideas!

Visit WhatShouldIDoWithMyOldPhone.com

*There may be goats involved.

Before the days of digital, it was common for companies to produce these delightfully corny novelty cameras as promotional items, even if they took terrible photos.

Authors Christopher Salyers and Buzz Poole teamed up on a new book entitled Camera Crazy that chronicles some of the most iconic novelty cameras made over the years.

Camera Crazy Documents Famous Novelty Cameras From the Past

via The Guardian

Back in the 1970s, lumber companies hired reforestation teams to replant trees in areas that had been decimated by logging.

Nahanni Arntzen’s parents worked in one of these camps, and her father captured over 500 Kodachrome photographs of the experience. Currently, she’s seeking funding on Kickstarter to publish a book of these unseen beauties!

Kodachrome Photos Taken by 1970s Reforestation Teams

via Cool Hunting

In the South American country of Bolivia, the Salar de Uyuni salt flat stretches for over 4,000 square miles, making it the largest in the world.

Captivated by the area for years, Japanese photographer Asako Shimizu made her way there in 2006, and captured the unique way in which the sky is reflected on the ground.

The Remarkable Landscape of the Largest Salt Flat in the World

via Slate