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In honor of the famed photographer's birthday, here are 10 of Ansel Adam's most awe-inspiring photos from the U.S. National Archives.

Happy birthday, Ansel Adams

In honor of the famed photographer's birthday, here are 10 of Ansel Adam's most awe-inspiring photos from the U.S. National Archives.

An Illustration of the Empire State Building Created Using Bike Tire Tracks

An Illustration of the Empire State Building Created Using Bike Tire Tracks

In "The Cyclist's Empire" Creative Director Thomas Yang uses 7 different types of bicycle tyre tracks to create the Empire State Building

These ambitious conservation photographers have set a goal to protect 20 percent of the world's oceans by 2020.

Can beautiful photography save the world's oceans?

These ambitious conservation photographers have set a goal to protect 20 percent of the world's oceans by 2020.

PHOTO OF THE DAY How hummingbirds gave up the ability to walk for better flight   Read more: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/how-hummingbirds-gave-up-the-ability-to-walk-for-better-flight

How hummingbirds gave up the ability to walk for better flight

PHOTO OF THE DAY How hummingbirds gave up the ability to walk for better flight Read more: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/how-hummingbirds-gave-up-the-ability-to-walk-for-better-flight

Here are five photography tips that will help shelter volunteers capture great portraits of dogs looking for their forever homes.

5 photo tricks that help dogs get adopted

Here are five photography tips that will help shelter volunteers capture great portraits of dogs looking for their forever homes.

...  And may you rejoice with the wife of your youth,  A loving doe, a graceful mountain goat....                                                   (Proverbs 5:18,19)

... And may you rejoice with the wife of your youth, A loving doe, a graceful mountain goat.... (Proverbs 5:18,19)

Close up on dandelion seed fluff

You'll never look at seeds the same way again

squirrel with nut:  How forests benefit from grey squirrels who forget where they put their nuts  Read more: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/how-forests-benefit-from-grey-squirrels-who-forget-where-they-put-their#ixzz3GMGNWCYK

How forests benefit from grey squirrels who forget where they put their nuts

squirrel with nut: How forests benefit from grey squirrels who forget where they put their nuts Read more: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/how-forests-benefit-from-grey-squirrels-who-forget-where-they-put-their#ixzz3GMGNWCYK

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Twisted deadwood floats on rainbow-colored sand in this surreal photo

Light painter Eric Pare documents his world travels using massive, DIY glow sticks!

Light painter documents his travels using massive, DIY glow sticks

Light painter Eric Pare documents his world travels using massive, DIY glow sticks!

Star trails over Red Rock Canyon #photography #nature

Star trails, rare 'honey moon' gleam over Red Rock Canyon State Park

Star trails over Red Rock Canyon #photography #nature

10 tips for great tide pool photography #ocean #photography

10 tips for great tide pool photography

Bird photography article http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/how-to-take-great-bird-photos-in-your-backyard

How to take great bird photos in your backyard

Bird photography article http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/how-to-take-great-bird-photos-in-your-backyard

Kylli Sparre is a dancer and photographer who marries her two passions to make surreal, expressive images.

Ballet dancer finds her footing through dreamlike photos

Kylli Sparre is a dancer and photographer who marries her two passions to make surreal, expressive images.

Spiders are, among other traits, famous for their ability to craft intricate, beautifully designed webs of silk. While spider webs can be indeed creepy and unnerving, especially if you walk right into one, they are nonetheless absolutely amazing feats of design work.  Read more: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/why-spiders-put-designs-in-their-webs

Why spiders put designs in their webs

Spiders are, among other traits, famous for their ability to craft intricate, beautifully designed webs of silk. While spider webs can be indeed creepy and unnerving, especially if you walk right into one, they are nonetheless absolutely amazing feats of design work. Read more: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/why-spiders-put-designs-in-their-webs