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Feast your eyes on the alien-like geysers of El Tatio
In this surreal set of images, photographer Owen Perry documents the sublime volcanic landscape of El Tatio, a bubbling geyser field nestled within the Andes mountains.
Jupiter Hotel - Portland, OR, USA
Designed especially for the modern budget-conscious traveler, the Jupiter Hotel in Portland, Oregon is an ingeniously renovated 1964 motor inn lodge with cozy, minimalist rooms, a cool party vibe and one of the best live music venues in town lying nearby. All rooms are appointed with modern technology features, eye-catching painted murals and original chalkboard doors in order to encourage guests to express their creativity. The property is complemented by four vibrant event spaces and an art gallery.
Some superb photographs of birds, Sushyue Liao , a Taiwanese photographer (via)
Africa’s mineral wealth and abundant natural resources are no secret. What we also know of much of these commodities is that, in many African countries, the profits yielded from the industries established with the purpose of securing the wealth and inheritance of the citizens of these nations, more often than not, end up in the hands of greedy politicians, easily bribed leaders, and in the pockets of the mostly foreign multinational CEOs and the companies they work for.
For decades, this has been the narrative of a dire situation that only seems to be worsening, and having equally devastating effects in both the lives of those who live in these areas, and the environment surrounding them.
Nigerian photographer, George Osodi, who comes from Nigeria’s oil rich southeastern Niger Delta region, has seen firsthand just how disastrous and traumatic the exploitation of these communities and the natural resources in these regions they occupy can be. These images show two specific areas where these distressing conditions have become the norm - in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region, and in an illegal gold mine in Ghana.