outdoors

Beautiful Candid Photos Capture the Joys of a Tech Free Childhood

Mother and talented photographer Niki Boon has chosen to raise her kids totally tech free: no Netflix, no iPads, just 10 acres of coast-side property in New Zealand to explore. And she's been capturing their unusual upbringing on camera in stunning candid photos.

Photos of the Strange ‘Crooked Forest’ in Poland

German photographer Kilian Schönberger recently shot a series of photos showing one of the most unusual forests in the world. Located near the city of Gryfino in West Poland, the so-called "Crooked Forest" has a grove of pine trees that are curved at the base.

One Photographer’s Epic Self-Portraits in Front of Vast Landscapes

Nicholas Roemmelt is a landscape and wildlife photographer based in Austria who regularly puts on a backpack and takes his camera deep into the wilderness. In addition to shooting photos of nature by itself, the 40-year-old photographer will often step into his shots, creating epic self-portraits with his figure dwarfed by sweeping views of landscapes and the starry night sky.

What Outdoor Photos Would Look Like with Other Stars and Planets as Our Sun and Moon

The photo illustration above shows what a photo of a sunset here on Earth would look like if the sun were replaced with Arcturus, one of the brightest stars in our "neighborhood."

The Russian Federal Space Agency recently released a couple of "Alternative History" videos that imagine what the sky would look like if the Sun were replaced with other stars and if the moon were replaced with planets in our solar system.

The Forest Photography of Jürgen Heckel

Jürgen Heckel is a photographer and sound artist who's currently living in Munich, Germany after living in Paris, France for 14 years. He spends a great amount of time in the great outdoors, and many of his photo projects are studies of trees and forests.

One of his series is titled "Lumen," and contains nighttime long-exposure photos captured amidst trees, with the horizon line illuminated by a line of light -- the light of passing cars.

Outdoor Wildlife Cam Captures a Veritable Bear Hoedown

Glenn Naylor is a Park Ranger and photography enthusiast who lives and works in Alberta, CA. As a founding member of Bow Valley WildSmart, you can probably guess that he loves nature. And recently, his twin passions were able to come together to capture something pretty awesome.

Photographer Captures Incredible Aerial Shots While Paragliding

Alexandre Buisse is a professional mountain photographer who also has a huge passion for paragliding. Beautiful things happen when those two interests come together. Buisse has captured some remarkable aerial photographs of landscapes in France and Italy while soaring high above the ground.

Source to Sea: A 113-Day and 1,700-Mile Journey Down a River in 3 Minutes

Have you ever seen an entire river from start to finish, from source to sea? That's what photographers and adventurers Will Stauffer-Norris and Zak Podmore set out to do back in October 2011. The duo spent 113 days journeying down the Green and Colorado Rivers, traveling 1,700 miles from the mountains of Wyoming to the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. The journey ended in January 2012.