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Visitors to national parks in the southwest keep kissing frogs, but they’re not hoping they’ll turn into a prince. The rare Sonoran desert toad, also known as the Colorado river toad, naturally secretes a strong hallucinogenic venom called Bufotenin, which is four to six times more potent than DMT. Licking the frogs can produce a ..

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Enlarge / The sun shines through the treetops in the Arnsberg forest in Germany. Guido Kirchner/picture alliance via Getty Images reader comments 42 with 30 posters participating Share this story What would rewilding mean for a country like the UK? Bringing back wolves and bears? Returning the land to how it looked in prehistoric times? ..

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Nature is my beloved. Her minute creatures offer visions and whisper seeds of wisdom. We learn to listen with our cameras and our minds. Loving her small beings, we can revere their beauty. Spring comes. Creatures seem to appear from nowhere, all by themselves. To appreciate them, we must leave our familiar habits behind, walk ..

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Facebook is a vast ocean of photographic imagery. Can beginning photographers capture something of value from the depths of this huge social media site? We all have our views on Facebook and how it treats our data and photos. Some say that “people don’t realize that Facebook is a social network, not a diary.” The ..

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WHAT IS NOW AND THEN? Now and Then is an ongoing Apogee Photo series about the interface between today’s photo culture and the history of photography. In ‘Camera in the Cloud,’ we search out the ways nature photography has radically changed since photography began. [Photo 1: American built cold war era missile tracking silo at ..

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They employ animal characters in human settings, often in a social and spiritual context, because each creature brings to life beautiful and original symbolism and emotional values. We are all connected, people, animals, nature…as a one living organism. In every human being there is a piece of animal instincts and in every animal there is ..

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Visions of collapsing memories is the latest work of Federico Aimar, an exploration of the mountain and its time in which he felt it necessary to document not the causes of the depopulation of the mountain but its less obvious consequences in the short term and how this phenomenon is reflected in the landscape. [quote_box ..

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Enlarge / Seriously, it’s enough to make researchers cry. (credit: Getty | Peter M Fisher) Editors at a respected scientific journal are reconsidering their decision to publish a study, which claims that a homeopathic dilution of poison oak can reduce pain in rats, after online critics pointed out that the study is rife with bogus, ..

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They say motivation is what gets you started, and habit is what keeps you going. Pushing beyond our boundaries to learn new skills, we may motivate our photography, but to truly [read more] The post Motivation: 7 Tips for Summer Shots appeared first on Apogee Photo Magazine. https://www.apogeephoto.com/7-motivational-tips-for-spr..

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EXPANDED VISION Making a photograph, we can expand our vision. Here is a fun way to accomplish this during your outdoor photography ventures this Fall: 1.  START: Photograph Fall textures and patterns. Bring the images from any device into your image editor, in RGB or ProPhoto RGB color space. 2.  ADD TEXTURES: Next, try using the ..

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