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Snorkeler, Mexico

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A snorkeling tourist floats in a cenote called Las Calaveras—“the skulls”—near Tulum. Local Maya got their drinking water here until about 30 years ago, when divers found bones. Archaeologists have recorded the remains of more than a hundred people, usually shrouded by the water’s primordial darkness.

See more pictures from the August 2013 feature story “Secrets of the Maya Underworld.”

Nicklen was one of 44 photographers we interviewed for our video portrait series The Photographers on Photography. Watch an intro to the series on Proof. »

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Posted by on October 31, 2013 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Leopard, Okavango Delta

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A leopard sits in an ancient baobab tree in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, a seasonal oasis for wild things above and below the water’s surface.

Joubert is one of 11 photographers featured in our “Women of Vision” exhibit. See more pictures from the exhibit and hear from the curators on Proof.

See our gallery Then and Now: Jouberts »

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Posted by on October 30, 2013 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Dreamed

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Posted by on October 29, 2013 in The Front Page of the Internet

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Fjord, Western Norway

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Western Norway’s fjords—like Nærøyfjorden, northeast of Bergen and a UNESCO World Heritage site—look like fingers of the sea intruding into the land. But they are also receptacles for fresh water pouring off the peaks and ridges that surround them.

See more pictures from the November 2013 feature story “Follow the Water.”

See how the coast of Norway may be the most complex land edge on the planet »

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Posted by on October 29, 2013 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Threespot Damselfish, Papua New Guinea

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A threespot damselfish swims near a trio of pink anemonefish in Papua New Guinea’s Kimbe Bay.

See more pictures from the November 2013 feature story “Paradise Revisited.”

Doubilet was one of 44 photographers we interviewed for our video portrait series The Photographers on Photography. Watch an intro to the series on Proof. »

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Posted by on October 28, 2013 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Posted by on October 27, 2013 in The Front Page of the Internet

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Ice Diamond, Iceland

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Destined to melt, an 800-pound chunk of ice glows in moonlight on a wintry Icelandic beach. The ice washed up in a lagoon formed by a receding glacier. Photographer James Balog calls such pieces ice diamonds, finding beauty as well as tragedy in disappearing glaciers.

See more pictures from the October 2013 feature story “Meltdown.”

Watch an interview with James Balog from our video portrait series The Photographers on Photography »

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Posted by on October 27, 2013 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Burial Ceremony, Australia

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Australia’s Aboriginals make up less than 3 percent of the population, and their traditional lifestyle is disappearing. Almost. In the homelands the ancient ways live on. Here, dancing lasted for hours at a burial of returned remains in Yinangarndua in the Northern Territory.

See more pictures from the June 2013 feature story “First Australians.”

Toensing was one of 44 photographers we interviewed for our video portrait series The Photographers on Photography. Watch an intro to the series on Proof. »

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Posted by on October 26, 2013 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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City Hall, Chicago

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A garland of nature crowns Chicago’s City Hall, softening the hard edges of a town famous for steel and stone—and lowering summer temperatures on the roof.

See more pictures from the May 2009 feature story “Up on the Roof.”

Cook is one of 11 photographers featured in our “Women of Vision” exhibit. See more pictures from the exhibit and hear from the curators on Proof.

Watch Cook and Jenshel explore colorful gardens at night »

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Posted by on October 25, 2013 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Ruby Beach, Washington

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With the ground beneath his feet as a canvas, photographer Abelardo Morell uses the camera obscura technique—focusing light through a small opening onto a dark surface—to inspire fresh appreciation for America’s national parks.

See more pictures from the October 2013 feature story “Visions on Earth.”

Watch an interview with Abelardo Morell from our video portrait series The Photographers on Photography »

Learn how to make your own room-size camera obscura »

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Posted by on October 24, 2013 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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