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I Spotted Charlie Chaplin Somewhere In Transylvania

The images you are about to see represent a personal tribute to the hero of the silent era, the legendary Charlie Chaplin, whose story is surely larger than life and whose valuable work has made him one of the most important figures of the 20th century.
Now, 127 years after his date of birth, people living in Cluj-Napoca (Transylvania), could almost swear they saw the lovable tramp in flesh and bones, wandering the narrow, medieval streets of their city. So, is there really a modern Chaplin? Let these images answer your question.

I Explain Geometry For The Sweet Tooth

When I was at school I didn’t really mind doing my geometry homework, it could be pretty interesting and sometimes even fun. But I can imagine how dull and boring this might seem to other kids. That’s why I made this series. To sweeten the pill a bit and something that makes homework assignments more pleasant! Like a donut. Or would you prefer some ice-cream?
After all, there is a strong connection between cooking and science. Making a cake is a lot like conducting an experiment: you need to follow procedure, you have to carefully measure amount of every ingredient, you have to be precise. I never managed to bake a proper cake, every time I messed up I told myself that I’m not a scientist enough. But maybe I’m enough of a photographer to make a small series about precision, blueprints, geometry, donuts and cookies.

Hidden Underwater River Flowing Under the Ocean in Mexico

Located in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, there’s a secret underwater river called Cenote Angelita (Spanish for Little Angel) that can be found after a 10 to 15 minute drive south of Tulum. It is arguably the most unique formation of this kind: a thin layer of hydrogen sulfate separates the saltwater from the fresh water above it, allowing scuba divers to swim along this underwater creation, which looks a lot like a regular river would on the ground. There are even fallen trees and leaves on both sides of the “shores”, making this seascape look all the more surreal!

Cenotes are actually deep natural pits, or sinkholes, characteristic of Mexico, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath.

“From the surface, you look down and all you can see is deep blue water. <…> At about 18m/60ft you begin to see what looks like a strange wispy bottom appearing below with a few ghostly, bare limbed tree trunks and branches sticking out. As it becomes clearer you begin to feel the first effects of narcosis at the same time as you see an expanse of wispy fog below. At the top of the cloud you stop and look around, everything appears surreal and a spooky feeling takes over amplified by the effects of the nitrogen in your brain,” describe Maya Diving, offering scuba diving trips to Angelita. Well, have you packed your equipment yet?

Heart-stopping Photos of Russian Daredevils Taken Without Any Safety Equipment

Be it climbing up as high as a 380-meter crane or a 22-storey building – two young Russians have got it all, and more, on their cameras. Vitaly Raskalov and Alexander Remnov call themselves skywalkers, and take incredible, vertigo-inducing pictures of each other on top of the highest buildings in Moscow and some other cities in Russia.

Armed with no special protective equipment but a camera, these thrill-seekers plank on top of the Russian Academy of Sciences or enjoy a nocturnal panorama from a turret in the Kiev railway station just for a good shot. It’s hard to imagine what these guys feel, when their pictures are enough to make one dizzy.

Posting in his blog, Vitaly was extremely happy about conquering the tower of the Moscow State University, which is generally protected with security cameras and special entry codes:

“For three years, I thought that it is impossible to get here, but as they say – everything is possible, the main thing is to want it bad enough.”

Beautiful, but don’t take this as an encouragement!

Genetic Portraits by Ulric Collette

Canada-based photographer and graphic designer Ulric Collette came up with probably the coolest family photo shoot idea ever.

While doing “an image a day” type of project Urlic tried to age his son in Photoshop an accidentally ended up creating his first genetic portrait (the first picture on our list). It was made by splicing together photographs of himself and his son.

Urlic calls his on-going series ‘Genetic Portraits’ and sees a lot of potential and other ideas related to genetics. Interestingly enough, the new combined faces of relatives look quite normal or at least are not far from it.

However, the best part is that you can try it yourself! In case your face doesn’t match with your family members, you might also consider experimenting with your neighbors