Stunning photos of windows transform New York City into a starship

Photographer Donna Dotan was shooting downwards out of a Manhattan apartment window when she noticed the beautiful symmetrical reflection. It inspired her to create this amazing series in which New York looks like an entirely different place—sometimes a starship, others the endless canyons of an alien megalopolis. » 7/03/14 3:00pm 7/03/14 3:00pm

These are the alien creatures that secretly lurk under the polar circle

Alexander Semenov is the leader of the Aquatilis Expedition, a quest to find "the weirdest creatures that lurk in the deep" over a three-year-long, 30,000-nautical-mile adventure that will sail in late 2015. Alexander has already found several amazing creatures and photographed them with exquisite detail. » 6/18/14 6:50pm 6/18/14 6:50pm

World's northernmost big city is a brutal mosaic of color and pollution

Welcome to Norilsk, Russia. With 175,365 citizens, it's the northernmost big city in the world. The architecture is brutal, it's highly polluted, and it's freezing cold all year round. Yet its geometric and colorful shapes make it an oddly pleasing sight—at least as captured from the air by photographer Slava Stepanov. » 6/18/14 11:38am 6/18/14 11:38am

Amazing close-up photos capture war planes and birds' majesty in motion

I've seen many photos of airplanes and nature in my life, but very few photographers get close to Tom Dean's ability to capture any kind of flying bird. The action, the right mix of motion blur and crispy detail, and the sheer awesomeness of them all are simply stunning. Feast your eyes, my friends. » 6/13/14 1:47pm 6/13/14 1:47pm

Living in this nuclear shelter for 1,000 people looks like a nightmare

This abandoned Cold War bomb shelter in Kaliningrad, Russia—photographed by Andrei Pep Novozhilov—looks horrible now. But even if it were new, surviving a nuclear holocaust in this claustrophobic space with 1,000 other humans sounds like a real nightmare—even worse than being vaporized. » 4/29/14 3:34pm 4/29/14 3:34pm