Striking Photos Capture the Unnatural Transformation of the Amazon Rainforest

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There was this moment last year when I was sitting in the quietest place in the U.S. and a plane flew overhead, breaking the cocoon of natural sound. It was the sonic emulation of the world we’re creating, writ large. Humanity has crept into every nook and cranny of the planet, and now we’re being forced to confront…

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https://earther.gizmodo.com/striking-photos-capture-the-unnatural-transformation-of-1834173419

One of Solo: A Star Wars Story’s Giant Explosions Was Inspired By the Slow Mo Guys on YouTube

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Digital tools like 3D animation and motion capture helped revolutionize the visual effects industry, but there’s still plenty of room for practical effects to help bring the impossible to the big screen. Solo: A Star Wars Story’s VFX supervisor Julian Foddy revealed to the BBC that one of the film’s most memorable…

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The Rise Of The Video Game Selfie

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Photo modes have been around for some time now, appearing in various video games. From Far Cry New Dawn to Spider-Man to Assassin’s Creed Origins, it seems more and more video games have been giving players the ability to become virtual photographers.

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https://kotaku.com/the-rise-of-the-video-game-selfie-1832669577

These Award-Winning Botanical Photos Belong in Alice in Wonderland 

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Some photographers like to capture people; others like to capture the stories of the botanical world, from our backyards to our gardens and wildlands. That’s the premise behind the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew’s International Garden Photographer of the Year Award, whose winners were announced Friday.

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https://earther.gizmodo.com/these-award-winning-botanical-photos-belong-in-alice-in-1832467060

2018’s Award-Winning Ocean Photos Will Transport You to Another Planet

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In the sapphire-to-stygian waters that cover 70 percent of Earth’s surface, fish school in iridescent sheets, whales sing mournful tunes, and jellyfish bloom like wildflowers. The ocean is a teeming mystery that most of us rarely dip our toes in. Thankfully, underwater photographers are working to bring portraits of…

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https://earther.gizmodo.com/2018s-award-winning-ocean-art-photos-will-transport-you-1831801081