Children’s Illustrators: Kay NielsenBorn in Denmark in 1886, Nielsen was inspired by Art Nouveau and Eastern influences in his illustrations, and adopted many practices of Japanese woodcuts, such as asymmetrical composition, large vacant areas, sinuous linework, and flattened perspective.
My eye caught a dark form lying on the river bottom. It took me a few moments to comprehend what I had stumbled upon. Lying peacefully in the shallow waters of the river, only a few meters from shore, was a full-grown cougar. The contrast between the serenity of the scene I was witnessing and what must have played out here in the cougar’s final moments made me shiver. It was the first shiver of many, as I stripped down and waded out into the icy water to get this shot. Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
Photo credit: Ryan Peruniak
Red Tide at Bondi Beach, Australia. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the crimson color is caused by a red algae known as “Noctiluca scintillans,” or “sea sparkle.” “It has no toxic effects, but people are still advised to avoid swimming in areas with discolored water because the algae, which can be high in ammonia, can cause skin irritation.”