Oxpecker and Zebra, South Africa
Photograph by Magnus J.K. Elmgren
I took this picture on a gray and rainy day in Kruger National Park, South Africa, in 2008. I was taking pictures of the oxpecker sitting on the zebra, but the oxpecker flew down on the ground instead, making it a better picture.
Faced with the death of a man, a Christian never rejoices, but reflects on the serious responsibility of everyone before God and man, and hopes and pledges that every event is not an opportunity for a further growth of hatred, but of peace.
—The Vatican’s official response to Bin Laden’s Death.
Krog Street Tunnel, Atlanta
Photograph by Caroline Smith
I shot this during the Atlanta flood. I chanced upon a couple canoeing through the most famous tunnel in Atlanta, the Krog Street Tunnel. I was out with my friend to go see another area that was flooded when we came across this and both of us screamed with delight.
I borrowed my friends polka dot galoshes, but at this point in the tunnel the water was well above them.
This was a matter of being in the right place at the right time for an unforgettable shot of a completely unique event.
“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But…
Why do you stay in prison,
when the doors are so wide open?
—| rumi (via mdloud)
THE HAND OF GOD… IS CRAMPED A man works on a reproduction of Michelangelo’s masterpiece, a detail from the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, eventually completed from 12,090 individually-adjusted Rubik’s Cubes. The project took a team of eleven 400 hours to complete. (Photo: Solent via the Telegraph)
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