Photos of Frozen Waves at Dream Lake, Colorado

Because of coronavirus some of us might have been stressed these past weeks. To take a break of this stress we’re about to show you

Nature is so amazing, is creative and alive, this means that we should never stop marveling at its miracles. Every season has its own natural phenomena, but this time we are stopping at the magical winter. Winter’s cold weather gives so many challenges to photographers, everything looks so unique and even uninteresting landscapes can be turned into magical and surreal scenes.

 Eric Gross from Colorado, US is a landscape, is a photographer who’s in search of unseen natural gems in North America and beyond. He journeyed to Dream Lake in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park, back in February. He arrived that first morning before sunset, and he saw there a dozen other photographers wandering around, and taking pictures. So he moved away to a more secluded part of the lake for a unique perspective. He said: “While much of the lake was simply bumpy, one small section near the shore actually had what looked like frozen waves with sharp edges, hard curves, and steep sides. I couldn’t explain what I was seeing, so while trying to imagine how ‘frozen waves’ could occur, I started shooting. And shooting, and shooting.

His Instagram post described the unique moment as wind-swept waters frozen in time looking like a pool of liquid metal. His second photoshoot of the majestic lake and mountains began making headlines soon after posting. And you’ll be surprised to learn that such masterful photography actually has somewhat humble roots: “In early 2014, I began doing copywriting work from home. By September, I had saved up enough to road trip, while continuing to work, across North America. Before that, I had randomly gotten two basic photography gigs and used the money to buy a basic DSLR camera kit.

When Eric started traveling, he started learning how to use the camera, and he started creating beautiful natural landscapes across the country, his “entire mindset shifted from traveling for adventure to traveling for natural landscapes and photography.” He also explained that the lesson he learned from the experience was that one cannot plan a foreground for an image, but he has to walk around to find something interesting.

Enjoy these amazing pic below. 🙂

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Artist Visually Compares the Sizes of Extinct Species With Their Modern Relatives

Technology has evolved and shaped our workplaces in many ways. Photoshop, for instance, helps us take a glimpse at how we want things to appear. Although flawless photography is perhaps never possible without expensive shooting gear, digital photo can give us the solution to turn imperfect photographs into professional ones so easily. It helps us to explore creative thinking and thoughts. Even though they still remain digital, they’re pretty close to reality.

To illustrate, Roman Uchytel uses technology for this matter. He uses Photoshop to show us a glimpse of things that have passed and thus will never come back. More specifically, he recreates prehistoric extinct species of animals as best as he can using the information that he has now. And it can be said that he’s been doing indeed a good job at it. Furthermore, he even managed to publish a book which you can find here.

Luckily, Earthwonders managed to get in touch with Roman Uchytel and had an interview about one of his many series which will be presented below. Such series involve the comparison of the sizes of extinct species with their modern relatives and places them side by side. It’s truly interesting how some of the species were way bigger than we would’ve thought looking at their modern relatives. So, scroll down and check out the images!

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“We came up with this idea together with Alexandra Antonova (Uchytel), my wife and business partner, for our children to know what the ancestors (or relatives) of the animals they see in the zoo looked like. Besides, I’ve been wondering myself how these animals would fit together. Everyone compares extinct animals to humans, but no one compared them to contemporaries (descendants).” said Uchytel for Earthwonders.

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When being asked if it’s challenging to come up with ideas and with the final results, he said “Of course, it’s a challenge because you do it for yourself and you never know if it will resonate with other people”.

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“It was really unexpected for my pictures to become quite viral, because in today’s world, it’s very difficult to surprise anyone. But I’m glad that a lot of people are interested in extinct animals, because one of the missions of the Prehistoric Fauna project is to starting point for an international dialogue that could help preserve the remains of the megafauna, because many animals can die out again because of humans.”

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