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These Studio Portraits of Smashed Electronics are Oddly Satisfying

From time to time, we all get that desire to throw one of our electronics at the wall and/or smash it with a bat. But how many of us ever actually get to do it? For photographer Jaap Vliegenthart, he got to live out this fantasy: crushing some of his old electronics to smithereens and then capturing the aftermath.

Robot ‘Spy Pig’ Camera Destroyed by Territorial Komodo Dragons

The BBC/PBS show "Spy in the Wild" continues to be a never-ending source of robot camera hijinks. This time, a 'spy pig' robot ended up on the wrong side of a some territorial male Komodo dragons who didn't take kindly to its presence. The interaction didn't end well for the pig...

This $2,200 Sony Camera Got Fried by a Tattoo Removal Laser

You probably know that the lasers in concerts and even on self-driving cars can damage your camera's sensor in a direct hit, but did you know that light reflected off skin during laser tattoo removal can also destroy your sensor? Watch this 37-second video to see for yourself.

This is the Result of Placing My Camera Lens 300 Feet from a Rocket Launch

My name is John Kraus, and I work as a photojournalist at Cape Canaveral, covering rocket launches with up-close cameras at the various launchpads here. For yesterday’s Atlas V rocket launch, I had two cameras at Space Launch Complex 41. These cameras were sound-activated; the sound alone would kill anyone standing at the launchpad during liftoff.

This Photographer Melted His Drone Shooting Photos of Lava

While shooting for two weeks in Hawaii last month, Israeli photographer Erez Marom's drone had an Icarus experience. Marom flew his $1,500 DJI Phantom 4 camera drone too close to lava flows and accidentally melted part of the camera. He was able to capture some gorgeous photos of lava up-close, though.

This is What a Rocket Launch Does to a Camera 45 Yards Away

Photographer John Kraus has brought rocket launch photography back into the mainstream. His photos regularly go viral online, and we've shared several of them here on PetaPixel as well. But these incredible shots come at a price, as he showed us yesterday.