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Breathtaking Aerial Photos From Around the World

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Longtime environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand snaps the Earth from above

Aerial photography and environmentalism go hand-in-hand. What better way to witness human impact on the planet than through panoramic shots from the sky. Yann Arthus-Bertrand is maybe the world's the best known aerial photographer, a man whose art is inextricably linked to ecological consciousness. "My fondness for nature goes back to childhood, but it was as an adult that I became an......read more

Quinn Tivey: Nature Photographs

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L.A. photog snaps his muse in a field of yellow

In our humble opinion, pavement-pounding urban dwellers are always well-served by leaving the city and reconnecting with nature. Quinn Tivey agrees. The L.A.-based photographer and stalwart SHFT bro frequently heads into the wilds in search of new images and experiences. "To lose yourself in someplace wild and untouched by our human development is a sobering experience," Quinn says.......read more

Jim Mangan: Color'd

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Intrepid photog takes his naked-people-in-nature motif to colorful new heights

There is no greater freedom than being buck naked in the middle of nowhere. Ask Jim Mangan. The photographer and filmmaker is making a habit of capturing the naked-in-nature feeling on film. Last year's Winter's Children project featured the former pro snowboarder's friends shredding the Idaho backwoods on vintage snowboards, clad only in Native blankets. (You can cop the "Winter's......read more

Eric Cahan: Sky Series

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Stunning photos evoke nature at its most sublime

Inspired by the work of Mark Rothko, James Turrell and the 1960s conceptual movement, Light and Space, New York native Eric Cahan creates visionary images of sunsets and sunrises from various locations around the world. The stunning photos are particularly influenced by Turrell's Roden Crater Project. As Turrell once said, "light is not so much something that reveals, as it is itself the......read more

National Geographic Photo Contest Entries: SHFT Picks

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Top nature shots from Nat Geo's 2011 photo contest

For all you photographers out there, the National Geographic 2011 Photo Contest is well underway but there's still time to submit. If you have a great picture that falls into one or more of the categories of people, places, or nature, enter it here by November 30. The photos will be judged on creativity and photographic quality by a panel of Nat Geo pros, with one grand prize winner......read more

Our Natural World: The Year in Photos

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A selection of the best environment photos of 2011

For big, juicy photos of important happenings around the globe, there is no better place on the internet than The Big Picture. For green types like us, the Boston Globe photo blog's environment and wildlife gallery, The Natural World, is tops. TBP recently pulled fifty their picks for the top 50 photos of 2011 from the gallery, and published them here. Definitely some phenonmenal......read more

Ars Natura: Genesis

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In his inaugural SHFT post, Karl Burkart explains why the hell a renowned green-tech blogger is writing a column on art and nature.

This is the first in a series I’m writing for SHFT called Ars Natura: art in nature, nature in art. Though I typically blog abut media and technology I have become increasingly aware that the problems our civilization faces are not going to be solved by technological ingenuity alone. Yes I believe we can solve the energy problem and perhaps even find a way to deflate the planet’s overheated......read more

Turtle: The Incredible Journey

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Major Dutch causeway to embark on a new, green future.

Directed by Nick Stringer, TURTLE: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY is the story of a Loggerhead Turtle who follows the path of her ancestors on one of the most extraordinary journeys in the natural world. Born on a beach in Florida, she rides the Gulf Stream all the way to the frozen north, before swimming around the entire North Atlantic to Africa and back to the beach where she was born. But the odds......read more

Heat Waves in a Swamp

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Charles Burchfield's unique, mystical vision of nature captured in new touring retrospective.

Widely acclaimed during his lifetime, American painter Charles Ephraim Burchfield (1893 - 1967) is curiously under-appreciated today. But an ambitous new touring retrospective, curated by artist Robert Gober, may change that. HEAT WAVES IN A SWAMP, which opens in June at New York's Whitney Museum, features over one hundred works by the visionary artist. Working predominantly in watercolor,......read more

Henry Roy

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Haitian-French fashion photographer ventures into the natural world.

Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Henry Roy emigrated to France in 1966 at the age of three. When he returned to his homeland 22 years later, Roy discovered that growing up as a political refugee had given him a special perspective on society and culture. This unique point of view permeates Roy’s editorial photographs, which have graced the pages of Purple, Vogue Paris, and Dazed and Confused. ......read more

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