Psychologist and neuroscientist Chris Chabris studies how rarely we see the world as it really is. A creator of the famous “gorilla experiment” and co-author of “The Invisible Gorilla: and Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us,” Chabris’ work reveals how relying on our institutions is a perilous decision-making strategy.
Photograph by GARETH CODD PHOTOGRAPHY on Flickr
Gásadalur is located on the west-side of Vágar, Faroe Islands, and enjoys a panoramic view over the island of Mykines. The tiny village (of 17 in 2007) is surrounded by the highest mountains on Vágar and lies at 62°6’44′N 7°26’5′W. [Source]
The Faroe Islands are an island group situated between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately halfway between Scotland and Iceland. The islands form a self-governing country under the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Denmark. The total area is approximately 1,400 km² (540 sq mi) with a 2010 population of almost 50,000 people.
The Faroe Islands has been a self-governing dependency of Denmark since 1948. Over the years, the Faroese have taken control of most domestic matters. Areas that remain the responsibility of Denmark include military defence, police, justice, currency and foreign affairs. The Faroe Islands also has representatives in the Nordic Council as members of the Danish delegation. [Source]
The incredible HDR photograph above was taken by Gareth Codd. It was Explored on Flickr on July 27, 2009 and has since been viewed over 18,000 times.
Just in time for Mothers Day, we went around New York City asking real people on the street to say thank you to their mothers. So many terrific responses, some unexpected, some adorable, all brought a huge smile to my face. Thanks Reggie Watts for being in the video.
Photograph by Digital Photo Blog @ digitalphoto.cocolog-nifty.com
Japanese photographer Yuki Karo captured these stunning long exposure photographs of mating fireflies in and around the Maniwa and Okayama Prefectures in Japan between 2008 – 2011.
Shooting long exposures at night can be challenging, but Yuki has done well to capture this beautiful moment in nature. Seeing fireflies dancing in the fields can have a magical quality and these images gives viewers a great sense of that special moment.