Kiss In the Eye 1: Skarpi Thrainsson’s Incredible Ice Caves

Has NASA released photos taken from a the interior of an alien world or the promo for a brand new spanking X-box game? Nope. Brave globe hopper and Photographer Skarpi Thrainsson has taken these beautiful photos during a visit to Iceland’s Vatnajokull glacier in December.

Seamingly quiet and peaceful, the Glaciers, Thrainsson tackled tempertaures of -12C to grab these shots. The Glacier itself has recently claimed the life of a fellow photographer. Beautiful, transluscent and ageless – it’s nice to know that places like this exist (for now) somewhere in this world.

This is the stunning natural beauty of ice caves caught on camera deep beneath the surface of Europes biggest ice cap. The other-worldly marble-like caverns form when melt water reacts with the enormous 3,100 km-square Vatnajokull ice flow, in Iceland.

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Karakuri: The first Japanese Clockwork Robots

Karakuri from Matthew Allard on Vimeo.

The Japanese have had more than a passing interest in robotics for generations. Well before the term robotics was coined the fine art of engineering Karakuri was developed. The patient and refined art of creating small clockwork models move in an almost unimaginably natural and refined way. Check this out to see a lady robot right a tiny Japanese symbol and then nod suggestively at you. Beautiful and a testament to fine artists and engineers and designers who slave everywhere to bring pieces of rare and unimaginable beauty.