Winners of the 50th Annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wildlife photography requires not only skill but also A LOT of courage! Siddhant Arora, a young aspiring wildlife photographer was recently featured on Zoetic.

Check out some of these amazing images from the winners of the 50th Annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards. The overall winner this year was “The last great picture” by Michael ‘Nick’ Nichols (USA).

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“The last great picture” by Michael ‘Nick’ Nichols (USA) Image sourced via Distractify

Some of our other favorites are “Cardinal sparks” by Patrik Bartuska (Czech Republic), Winner of Natural Design and “Facebook update” by Marsel van Oosten (The Netherlands)​, winner of the People’s Choice Award!

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“Cardinal sparks” by Patrik Bartuska
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“Facebook update” by Marsel van Oosten

Check out  the rest here: http://news.distractify.com/pinar/breathtaking-winners-from-the-50th-annual-wildlife-photographer-of-the-year/

Stay wild, stay passionate :)

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Sculptures by the Sea in Sydney

When the summer starts to kick in, the sculptures come to the beach. Sculptures by the Sea takes place on the 2km coastal walk between Bondi and Bronte in Sydney. The sculptures are pretty amazing themselves, and the location definitely adds to the charm.

This year’s winner was Peter Lundberg (USA) for “The Ring”.

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The Ring by Peter Lundberg Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Some of our other favorites are Jane Gilling‘s “Throne” (so colorful!), “Permanent Sunrise” by Alejandro Propato and Andrew Hankin’s “We’re Frying Out Here”.

Check out the awesome Sculptures by the Sea here:

http://mashable.com/2014/10/24/sculptures-by-sea-bondi/ (Mashable)

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2014/oct/24/sydneys-sculpture-by-the-sea-2014-in-pictures (The Guardian)

Featured Image by Jason Reed/Reuters

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Best Desserts around the World

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” George Bernard Shaw. 

And there is no food sweeter or more delicious than desserts (The founders of The Midnight Oven too, believe this). We know all of you have that extra dessert tummy – so go ahead and fill it up with at least one of the Best Desserts Around the World by Travel & Leisure. There’s something for everyone (and everywhere) from home-made ice-creams in Cambridge, MA to tofu pudding in Hong Kong. Explore and eat away!

http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/best-desserts-around-the-world/2?xid=JustIn101614BestDessertsAround

Tom Thum Beatboxing

 

This. Just. Blew. Our. Mind.

MUST WATCH  [all the way till the end - it just keeps getting better and better]

In a highly entertaining performance, beatboxer Tom Thum slings beats, comedy and a mouthful of instrumental impersonations into 11 minutes of creativity and fun that will make you smile.

 

 

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Dove does it again: The Psychology of Advertising and Self-Esteem

“The way a girl feels about her beauty starts with how you feel about yours”

Dove, one of the world’s leading beauty brands (manufactured by Unilever) is known for its focus on highlighting the importance of women’s self-esteem in their advertising.

From Dove’s Real Beauty Sketches ad to their most recent Dove:Legacy ad – Dove has been able to successfully integrate several important social psychological concepts into their everyday advertising.

The Dove: Legacy ad throws light on the impact of self-esteem, not only on yourself but also on those close to you (especially those who see you as a role model or mentor). Dove uses the  special bond of a mother and daughter to beautifully highlight this concept.

Be sure to watch it!

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