kingdomy:

Solar Power (by NMB.Photography)
Sunlight coming in from the Academy’s central square cast beautiful rays on the massive viewing pane of the Philippine Coral Reef. Solar energy powers the whole reef ecosystem. Algae is eaten by small invertebrates and herbivorous fish which are then eaten by carnivorous which expel nutrients which is then used up by the algae again. It’s the circle of reef life!

kingdomy:

Solar Power (by NMB.Photography)

Sunlight coming in from the Academy’s central square cast beautiful rays on the massive viewing pane of the Philippine Coral Reef. Solar energy powers the whole reef ecosystem. Algae is eaten by small invertebrates and herbivorous fish which are then eaten by carnivorous which expel nutrients which is then used up by the algae again. It’s the circle of reef life!

5pg:

hollow-points shot underwater

archiemcphee:

This is remarkable. British artist Sue Austin created an awesome underwater wheelchair for use in a choreographed series of acrobatic underwater performances as part of the Cultural Olympiad. Wheelchair-bound since 1996, Sue designed the world’s first self-propelled unwaterwater wheelchair with assistance from dive experts and academics. 

To move through oceanic depths, the wheelchair uses a propeller and fins positioned at the back of Austin’s legs that allow her to steer via an acrylic strip attached to her feet. According to SmartPlanet, the design originally proved challenging since most propeller models rely on hand movements, but Austin lacks the strength to maneuver them properly. Instead, the team worked to make her wheelchair more buoyant by modifying the heel plates into fins and tweaking the seat to cope better with underwater pressure.

This inspiring underwater wheelchair project, entitled “Finding Freedom,” is part of Sue’s larger, ongoing Freewheeling project.

Watch wonderfully dreamy video about the “Finding Freedom” project here.

[via Telegraph.co.uk and Neatorama]

urhajos:

Cyanea in the sky.jpg (by Alexander Semenov)

urhajos:

Cyanea in the sky.jpg (by Alexander Semenov)

archiemcphee:

Simon Chandra took this awesome photo of an adorable hatchling cephalopod swimming past its soon-to-be-hatched siblings in the waters off Pramuka Island, Indonesia. The photo was submitted to National Geographic’s Your Shot gallery, where it was then selected for the Weekly Wrapper to offer as downloadable wallpaper.
[via Neatorama via reddit]

archiemcphee:

Simon Chandra took this awesome photo of an adorable hatchling cephalopod swimming past its soon-to-be-hatched siblings in the waters off Pramuka Island, Indonesia. The photo was submitted to National Geographic’s Your Shot gallery, where it was then selected for the Weekly Wrapper to offer as downloadable wallpaper.

[via Neatorama via reddit]

arpeggia:

Nadia Moro - Behind the Surface

kari-shma:

Photographer: Elena Kalis