Lotus Lake - Udon Thani, Thailand
A true surprise in Thailand’s Northeast - often considered to be solely a rice-farming region - these wetlands remain predominantly hidden by tall elephant grasses that belie the expanses of water lying beyond them, and are known for the most part only by the local villagers who venture out to fish and to collect snails and lotus stalks for use in the preparation of their daily meals.
Best visited in the cool season from December through February, these shallow, limpid waters may only be visited on a wooden boat belonging to the local fishermen and villagers. Having cleared the elephant grasses, a thick carpet of pink lotus blooms suddenly confronts you. A constellation of millions of startling, flamingo-pink lotus flowers dance above the crystalline waters of the Lotus Sea.
Totally Bizarre Facts about the Human Body
#6 Blink Once for Yes, Two for No
The average person blinks about 4,200,000 times a year. On average, most blink about 10 times every minute. Women who use oral contraceptives blink a considerably larger amount than men do. 32% more, to be exact although no one is sure why.
lil BUB and her dude. this makes me very happy. more photos here: http://bit.ly/16IGVpc
Some more amazing and insanely wonderful works from our upcoming Lil Bub art show, just for our Tumblr followers!
Join us this Saturday night (September 7th) at our art gallery in San Francisco for the opening reception! We’ll be open from 5pm-10pm, this is an all ages event and is free and open to the public!
More info can be found here.
A note on shooting Bub for her book // Carli Davidson:
Photography is something I love, and something that allows me to connect with some really amazing things in this world. One of those ‘things’ is Lil Bub, and her owner Mike. Mike and I have a bunch of mutual friends through our love of listening to loud music in basements and tiny venues that smell like stale beer and sweat. Not surprisingly a mutual friend, kimyadawson , saw the potential for us to do something fun together and put us in touch.
There are people you get to work with that have such good intentions, and good energy that it just makes you appreciate your industry more. That is what I found working with Mike, Bub, and their whole big amazing community in Bloomington. I flew out there to shoot a few hero images for the book, but ended up extending my stay to help out with art direction, and hang out with everybody for the wrap party. The whole experience was uplifting, and reminded me of what drew me to the punk scene as a kid… the idea that your friends can come together and make something amazing that builds an alternative community and sometimes like in the case of Bub, really makes a positive contribution to the world.
Animal art becomes viral because it makes people feel good. It combats the heaviness that mucks up the Internet. It gives us momentary reprise from all the important but overwhelming news of political strife, it reenergizes. Thanks Mike and Bub!
Here’s an exclusive first look at more of the wonderful works from our upcoming Lil Bub art show, just for our Tumblr followers!
Join us Saturday, September 7th at our San Francisco art gallery for the opening, more info can be found here.
Архипо-Осиповка / Краснодарский Край / Россия
A woman in a yellow dress uses an umbrella to keep dry in Saint Louis, Missouri, November 1965.
Photograph by Bruce Dale, National Geographic