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20 Cool Polar Bear Pictures

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Polar bears are amazing not only because they’re big, but because they’re big and can swim underwater. From a photographer’s perspective, they’re also interesting animals because of their unique fur, which seems white but is actually transparent, reflecting light much like ice or snow.

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28 Pictures of Emergency Fire Escapes

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Originally intended as a safety measure, fire escapes now have a range of identities besides ’emergency exit.’ In stories, they take on important roles as balconies, hiding spots and private meeting places. They can also be hang-outs for birds, playgrounds for cats and great obstacles for parkour traceurs.

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18 Lovely Pictures of Poppy Pods

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Poppies usually get the most photographic attention when they’re blooming. However, the bulbous poppy pods that grow after the bright flower petals fall off can also be quite striking, as if the plant has sprouted a flattop haircut and a chubby face.

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35 Fantastic Pictures of Geckos

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If you live in a warm climate, chances are that you’ve seen a gecko before. You might have even made gecko earrings or watched a gecko’s disembodied tail squirm on the floor. With their flat, tiny bodies and amazing ability to climb anything, geckos are fascinating creatures to watch and photograph.

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20 Interesting Double Exposure Pictures

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Double exposures are made up of two or more separate exposures layered together. These specific pictures I have chosen are layered exposures of separate subjects, which creates a confusing image, but also very interesting. One of the exposures is usually faded, which adds a ‘ghost’ effect.

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25 Pictures of Rice Paddy Fields

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Rice is the most important staple food on the planet. It provides more than 20% of the calories eaten worldwide, more than any other grain, and can be grown almost anywhere, as long as there’s enough water. Rice paddies are a fascinating travel photography subject because they have so much diversity.

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14 Sweet Pictures of Heart-Shaped Fruit

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If you need a last-minute Valentine’s Day greeting, a quick solution is cutting hearts out of fruit and attaching them to makeshift cards/post-it notes. Heart-shaped fruit pieces are also nice props for romance-themed photo shoots. Each heart cut-out has a unique appearance depending on the type, shape and color of fruit, so you might need to experiment with several varieties before you’re satisfied.

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19 Exotic Pictures of Spice Markets

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Whether you’re in rainy Seattle or the middle of Marrakesh, spice markets always feel exotic and opulent, as if you’re looking at sacks of fragrant money instead of cinnamon or turmeric. There’s also a certain feeling of delicacy and hesitance similar to walking through a chinaware shop; the spices seem so vulnerable, easy to accidentally knock over or mix up.

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15 Great Pictures of Koi Fish

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Photographing fish can be difficult even if you have an underwater camera or are visiting an aquarium. One of the few fish that you can capture really well without wading into the water are koi, which are bright and large enough to see clearly through dark water.

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