Top Shot: Of Fungus and Fern
Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen. The Daily Dozen is 12 photos chosen by the Your Shot editors each day from thousands of recent uploads. Our community has the chance to vote for their favorite from the selection.
Colorful turkey tail bracket fungus discovered on an autumn day in Belcarra, British Columbia. Photograph by Lance Isackson
The environmental impact of oysters, in one photo
The water in both tanks came from the same source. The one on the right has bivalves. Not only do oysters naturally filter the waters in which they live, they can even protect humans from destructive hurricanes. For more, read about New York’s efforts to bring back oyster populations in the once-toxic Hudson River.
Delicious AND helpful. Who knew?
(photo via Steve Vilnit on Twitter)
The picture above is of a mushroom thats thought to be a specimen of Clathrus archeri right before its fingers open up. It closely resembles a hand coming out of the ground. It even has the remnants of its tattered sleeves attached to the wrist.
A little morning mycology to get you in the Halloween spirit. Keep an eye out on your next walk and see if one of these little guys makes a grab for your ankle. ~LM
(Today is also the fourth anniversary of our Tumblr’s creation. I think celebrating birthdays with ghoulish mushrooms is pretty rad. —MN)
"Beyond the innocuously descriptive "moonflower" (the tubular flowers open by night) and "thorn apple," various sources identify it as "devil’s apple," "devil’s snare," "devil’s weed," "devil’s trumpet" (and "angel’s trumpet"), "mad apple," and "locoweed," among many others."
See? A bit of plant knowledge makes the world a more interesting place. After all, you never know what might be growing right next to you. ~LM
San Francisco, 2014.
Raptor Surfing - The curious sport in which smaller birds fearlessly drive hawks & owls out of their territory by being incredibly annoying.
(All pictures are watermarked to their talented owners)
Street Scenes: Tatsuo Suzuki, Tokyo, Japan
In our series Street Scenes, we’ll be talking to street photographers from around the world in order to find out how they got started, what catches their eye and what they have experienced shooting in the field.
Having been a punk rocker through his teens and early twenties, Tatsuo Suzuki needed an emotional and creative outlet that could fit into his busy schedule once he began working—so he turned to photography. Inspired by the snapshot style of photographer William Klein, Tatsuo’s work is personal and emotionally driven. When shooting a scene, Tatsuo thinks about his audience, wanting them to experience what he’s feeling at that moment, whether it be chaos, passion, or excitement. He uses layers, blur, and movement to convey his feelings through images. He hopes that with time he’ll be able to match—and even surpass—his idol Klein’s ability to reflect on society through his work.
See more of Tatsuo’s photos in his Your Shot gallery.
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