Unlike conventional photography, aerial photography involves taking photos of something eye-catching from an elevated position. It's like being Superman with a camera. To get the perfect shot, most people use a fixed-wing aircraft, a chopper, balloons, kites, or drones. On rare occasions, some thrill-seekers will climb to the very top of a building and risk life and limb to get an award-winning shot. Why would anyone take such a risk? Well, it's worth it, cause everything looks so much cooler from an aerial point of view, don't you think? So, without further ado, here are some of the coolest aerial photographs that are guaranteed to take your breath away.
So many people dream of meeting a real life prince.
Toddlers, however, are the kings and queens of not giving a crap about your fancy titles. They want what they want, and they want it now.
One little girl named Emily Henson found herself seated next to Prince Harry at the Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada. Prince Harry had some popcorn in his lap, and Emily decided she needed a snack. What happened next was hilarious.
At first, she takes a handful and no one notices.
He just catches her out of the corner of his eye. But what’s he going to do?
His reaction is too sweet. Check out the entire exchange in the video below!
Sometimes wanting to give your child the life you never had means making major sacrifices.
Travis Altman is a family man who loves his daughter and wants to give her everything she’s ever dreamed of. In doing so, his source of income as a lineman requires him to travel quite frequently, forcing him to be away from his daughter for several weeks at a time. So when Altman finally arrived home after an extended work trip, he wanted to surprise his daughter in the last place she’d expect.
Anxiously awaiting her arrival at a school lunch table, Altman couldn’t wait to be reunited with his mini-me.
After a warm embrace Altman’s little girl couldn’t help but smile as he presented her with a bouquet of roses and Happy Meal.
You can watch the adorable reunion below:
(via Love What Matters)
If that’s not love, I don’t know what is. Hopefully this father-daughter duo won’t be separated again anytime soon.Facebook Comments
Every single human has a pet peeve or two that drives them absolutely crazy. Some people can't stand the sound of food being chewed and it upsets them to the point where they become angry at the littlest noise at dinnertime. It's kind of the same thing when someone slurps their spaghetti or the last bit of their drink through a straw. Some people get annoyed if there's even one dirty dish in the sink, or the toilet paper isn't where it should be. Whatever the pet peeve may be, it gives the person a feeling of anxiety. It makes them feel annoyed and angry. It can even make someone feel like their skin is crawling. It's an extremely uncomfortable feeling, that's undeniable. These pictures are sure to put even the most calm person on the edge of anxiety. They'll make you wish you never even started scrolling, but you won't be able to look away.
#1. Imagine getting on a plane and seeing your window taped up like this. New seat, please?
#2. Ommetaphobia is the fear of things touching, or getting into, your eyes. It's safe to say this person is completely okay with it.
#3. They must have not been too scared because they took the time to take a picture before securing it.
#4. The fear of heights is a very real thing. Maybe it's not as scary if you can't see where you're going. Maybe not.
#5. He better hope he's secured correctly because there's absolutely nothing for him to grab onto if he falls.
#6. The design of this door is liable to bring out the OCD in anybody.
#7. The thought of this spilling everywhere is what nightmares are made of.
#8. If you're any kind of claustrophobic, you should avoid this elevator at all costs.
#9. This cup of coffee is definitely a wake-up call.
#10. To whoever did this: fix it immediately. This is absolutely unnatural.
#11. Things like this make me not want to leave my house.
#12. Regardless if this is real, or just looks an awful lot like a rodent, no one should have to go through this.
#13. This guy gives a whole new meaning to sitting on top of the world.
#14. Maybe they don't understand what non-stick means.
#15. Why would anyone do this, let alone nine people?
#16. At this point you'll end up having to sharpen it all the way down to the eraser to get a nicely sharpened pencil.
#17. Makes you think twice about taking a dip in the ocean, doesn't it?
#18. This is just as annoying as the carpet in your house that you constantly trip over.
#19. These little balls of squirmy snakes look innocent until they're crawling all over you.
#20. No, running today, that's a definite. Actually, it's just time to go get new shoes.
#21. If you don't like needles, this picture is probably making you feel a bit queasy.
#22. Well, that's one way to find out your fire detector doesn't work.
#23. That's not how you're supposed to wear shoes.
#24. Putting fresh in quotations makes me question their sanitary standards.
#25. Why would they leave that there to take a picture? Most people would start screaming.
#26. This is the most annoying thing about choosing pancakes for breakfast.
#27. This looks like a scene straight from a horror movie. Or an episode of Fear Factor.
#28. There's absolutely no point in running when you see this. Swimming seems like the better option.
#29. While this is a gorgeous view, most people would rather just look at the picture.
#30. There's probably no reason whatsoever to go to the other side. Even if there was, I probably would go the long way around.
Finding love has always been difficult. It's not something you can make happen right away. However, thanks to today's technology finding potential partners to connect with has never been easier. With dating websites like eHarmony and dating apps like Tinder, people can find themselves new people to meet in no time. But who says dating apps have to be limited to just humans? Phil the Alaskan malamute definitely let the social norms stop him. In fact, he probably has more matches on Tinder than your average guy does.
Meet Phil the Alaskan Malamute. He's won over many hearts on Instagram and he's starting to take over Tinder as well.
We’re unsure whether the dating profile was created by Phil’s owner or someone else. But whoever is running the profile is doing a good job at making people swoon one by one.
Below, we have some of the many conversations Phil has had with a few Tinder babes.
In fact, all the ladies who have conversed with Phil so far seem more excited than anything to get the chance of giving him a belly rub.
Others have actually recognized the famous malamute from the Internet.
Phil is so well-known, that people from Tinder have actually questioned the authenticity of his identity.
Phil's owners, Shane Matthews and Emma-Leigh, are from and currently living in Cumbria, England.
Nonetheless the dog has decided to not let his location limit him on his quest to find love.
Phil's dating profile actually states that he's looking at expanding his horizon.
Aside from England, he is also hoping to match with those who live in Boston and Los Angeles.
Phil first gained Internet fame when a viral video of him getting vacuumed was posted.
It also helps that he shares a very popular Instagram account with his sister, Niko. There’s also a few guest appearances by Milo the Ragamuffin cat.
Not only is Phil super cute to look at, he's also super funny to talk to!
Although he may not look it, he’s actually a very witty conversationalist! He’ll hit you with clever comebacks without you expecting it.
But this dog is much more capable than just sending text messages.
That’s right, he also sends the occasional meme every now and then.
If you come across Phil on Tinder, you should automatically swipe right!
But be careful not to fall for his charm. We have a feeling this dog might be a player with the ladies.
He's not looking for a serious relationship.
Just like many men in this generation, he’s just going with the flow and looking for someone to have fun with. Can you blame him?
He's weary about potentially leading his admirers on.
He tries to make it very clear with everyone that he’s not looking for commitment. He’s even mentioned that he’s open to being a “side dog” to someone who already has a main dog.
Be weary to not fall for his looks as well!
He’s a malamute and you know how malamutes are. They’ve got good genes and they know it.
And although he already has a big following on Instagram, he sees no shame in further promoting himself.
But a dog’s gotta do what a dog’s gotta do. How else is he supposed to make a living?
Apparently he's not only looking for humans to play with.
It seems like he’s open to starting new relationships with other fury companions as well.
When people get bored, they tend to get creative, or think they are. Before long, they can't resist that little voice inside their heads that tells them that they can turn something mundane into something extraordinary, at least, according to them. Suddenly, no venue is safe from some really bad DIY fails, and that includes gardening. Don't believe us? Then check out this gardening fails that are simply too ridiculous and in some cases funny to believe. But before you, do we'd like to warn you one last time, if you have a green thumb and respect nature, don't look at these or you might have a coronary.
At first glance, you're probably thinking, hmm… nice rack!
But that coat hanger is hideous, and who would have thought that a size 52 bra would make a nice planter? Uh, that would be no one! Maybe someone who likes kitsch?
This is the stuff that bathroom nightmares are made of!
The only thing worse than having a snake coming up from a toilet seat is a cactus! But from a gardening perspective, we’d have to say that a non-functioning toilet in the backyard is the ultimate fail.
This dashboard garden might look pretty, but it can turn deadly fast.
Suddenly putting a garden to give your passenger something to look at doesn’t seem like such a great idea when all those mini cacti turn into daggers.
Walking in this garden might feel a bit like walking on egg shells.
Who could admire this otherwise beautiful plant with empty egg shells on the tips? It’s like a chicken’s afterbirth sac. Yuck! No thanks! We’ll pass.
Who needs scarecrows when you've got these half bods doing the trick.
But you won’t be scaring any birds with this jean-ious idea! You’ll be scaring your neighbors and family members off your lawn.
Not rain, nor snow can stop a mail carrier from doing their job.
But a fear of sharks might! So, when you go into your mailbox and wonder why you haven’t been getting any mail in over a month, blame Jaws over here.
This might seem like a great solution to recycling outdated electronics.
But to the rest of the world, this is nothing more than a graveyard for 90s Mac computers. If Steve Jobs were alive, he’d call this gardener out on it.
Oh no! Don't worry! This face on the ground doesn't look scary at all.
Yeah, right! It’s like Mother Nature sneaking up from the concrete trying to take back what humanity stole from her. This will definitely give the kiddies some nightmares.
Imagine having hedges like this that look like animals ready to strike!
If you’re going to decorate a garden, make sure you include these bright eyed and bushy tailed fellows. It’ll scare the living daylights out of anything that might try to eat your plants.
When you're on a budget and you can't afford to buy more cigarettes.
Sadly, like money, cigarettes don’t grow on trees or plants, and this just looks tacky. You certainly don’t want your neighbors to know that you’re a freaking chain smoker.
Now this is just a loo-dicrous way to decorate your garden!
We can’t even imagine who would do this? Maybe a plumber with a green thumb? About the only ones who would be okay with these are the plants because they’ll always have a flushing good time.
When your garden starts to stare back at you, it's time to move.
It’s like getting a visit from some sort of garden mulching monster. You don’t know if you should take a photo of it or stick a pitchfork in it.
What happens when the number of garden ornaments outweighs your plants?
The veil will open and swallow your front yard whole! If this army of gnomes, frogs, and whatnot aren’t enough reason to call a neighborhood meeting, then we don’t know what would be.
We're getting a bit of an Easter vibe here, and it's not even Halloween.
But maybe that’s why that garden bunny is looking a bit homicidal! Maybe it wants to come after you because you’ve been paying too much attention to the great pumpkin patch.
Even two heads are not better than one when it comes to gardening.
We can’t help but wonder what inspired someone to do this. Sure, it looks okay for a kid’s playground, but where are all the plants?
Here's a crafty way to deal with styrofoam cups ending up in landfills.
Since Styrofoam cups take too long to degrade naturally, this garden guru decided to turn them into hats for their cacti. Well, the nicest thing we can say about this is that at least no one will get hurt while playing near those thorny plants.
It's the bad haircut harvest, Charlie Brown! Now talk about John Waters creepy!
Imagine heading to the garden and sitting outside with a cup of tea, only to find these mannequin heads staring back at you. It’s just disturbing and weird.
Guess this is what happens when the wife keeps asking you to trim those trees.
Actually, it’s a heritage palm that requires rearrangement of your roof to avoid damage. Otherwise that tree will rearrange your home when it takes your roof off.
Some garden shrub decorations are simply too frightful to look at.
Could you really walk out of the house knowing that this humongous beast is lurking in your garden. On the plus side, it will also terrify potential robbers and nosy neighbors.
When you live in the country, you're able to witness things that people living in the city wouldn't normally be able to experience. You can fall asleep to the calming sounds of the crickets talking to one another. You can witness a deer drinking from a brook. If you're lucky enough, you may even be able to watch a mama bear taking care of her cubs; although, you'd want to do that from quite a distance away. When you live in the country, you're able to share in the glorious beauty of the miracles of nature. Recently, an extremely lucky photographer was able to experience a very rare occurrence that most people would be envious of.
Tim Newton lives in the vast wilderness of Alaska.
The property he lives on borders a nature reserve, so he’s pretty used to seeing different types of wildlife cross through his yard. One morning, something out of the ordinary happened.
Tim was fast asleep when he was woken up by a loud noise.
“It was right near dawn. I heard some noises; it was like something scrambling on the deck,” said Tim. He immediately went to investigate the noise.
What Tim saw took him completely by surprise.
When he looked out his curtain, he couldn’t believe what he was looking at. “Right there, 2 feet away, was a lynx kitten. He was sitting there watching his siblings race by,” explained Tim.
Knowing this was a rare opportunity, Tim rushed to get his camera.
There were three or four lynx kittens running amok on his front porch! “They were running back and forth, pouncing on each other.I started snapping away. I thought, ‘Wow! What incredible luck. This just beats all,'” said Tim.
Tim was absolutely thrilled about what he was able to witness.
Lynx are normally very hesitant about being around people. Tim had only ever seen them in the wild, and only a handful of times.
Getting the opportunity to not only watch them play, but getting them on camera, was very exciting for Tim.
After a few minutes, the lynx ran off of his porch and began playing in the grass. Tim heard their mother meowing from the place they ran to.
After a little while, the lynx began to make their way back to the porch, with their mama following behind them.
Tim was hiding behind his screen door the entire time the lynx were around. He assumed they didn’t know he was there, and that’s why they were so comfortable with being there.
Then, one lynx kitten walked right up to the camera behind the screen.
After snapping a quick picture, Tim moved the camera from his face, exposing his eyes. “The look of terror on that kitten’s face! His eyes were wide open, and he just flew away from me! But the others didn’t pick up on it,” said Tim.
At one point in their visit, Tim was able to capture an incredible once-in-a-lifetime photo.
All of the lynx gathered together in the same spot, and Tim took a beautiful family portrait! That didn’t last too long, though.
They went right back to being the rambunctious kittens that they are.
“For the next 40 minutes, they all played on my deck. They were chasing each other, rolling and wrestling,” said Tim.
While Tim was watching the kittens play, he realized how much he respected the mother lynx.
“She has her hands full. I’ve concluded that lynx must spend 1 percent of their waking lives chasing rabbits, and 99 percent chasing their kids,” Tim said.
Eventually, the mother decided it was time to go, gathered her young ones, and headed into the forest.
Tim described his experience as some sort of miracle. “It makes me feel thankful — thankful for where I live. I’m thankful to have seen these lynx up close,” he explained.
Watch out hopeless romantics, this story might have you falling in love with every stranger you come across. Have you ever passed someone on the street and locked eyes with them for a moment, and in that moment, you can picture an entire life with them? You can see your house, vacations, and maybe even children. This may seem like a crazy thing to think about, but many people would call this, love at first sight. Sometimes, when this happens it's just not the right timing, but you can't stop thinking about that person with the sparkle in their eyes. This couple started out as merely strangers, but with time and patience it turned into something so incredibly beautiful.
Zoë Folbigg took the same train every day on her commute to work.
She would see the same people all the time, and most of the time she just keep to herself. Until one day, there was a new face sitting across from her on the train.
Zoë was immediately interested in the new stranger.
She wanted to get his attention, but his nose was always stuck in a book. She decided to try a new strategy.
Zoë figured she needed to change the way she dressed a little bit.
Normally, she would wear jeans and converse everyday, but Zoë realized if she wanted the stranger’s attention, then she needed to dress up more often. So, she started wearing dresses to work, instead of her usual jeans and sneakers.
The change in wardrobe didn't seem to work, though.
The stranger still didn’t look up from his book, but that didn’t discourage Zoë. “He was always reading something lovely, he was always reading something I had read,” Zoë said, explaining why she never gave up.
Zoë even told her colleagues about the mystery man on the train.
Every day they asked how the “Train Man” was, and wondered whether he finally looked up from his book. The answer was always no, he didn’t.
After months of swooning over the "Train Man," she decided it was time to take action.
On her birthday, in May, she gave him a note as she was getting off the train introducing herself, and asking him out for a drink. She waited all day for a response, and at 5:00, she received an email.
The stranger broke some unfortunate news to her.
He told her he appreciated the offer, but he had a girlfriend and wouldn’t be able to go for a drink with her. Well, that was the end of that, or so Zoë thought.
Eight months later, Zoë received an unexpected email.
It was from the man on the train! He told her that he was single, and asked if she’d like to get a drink with him!
Zoë was thrilled and said she'd love to get a drink with him.
It turned out that the stranger’s name was Mark, and he was everything she thought he’d be. Their first date had no awkwardness and they had tons of things in common.
They decided they definitely wanted to continue seeing each other.
In fact, after only three months of dating, Mark moved in with Zoë. They were head over heels in love with each other.
Three years later, they went on a vacation together.
While on a train in Australia, Mark asked Zoë to marry her! Certainly seems quite appropriate that he proposed to her on a train.
Today, Zoë and Mark couldn't be happier!
Not only are they happily married, they’ve extended their family. They’re the proud parents of two beautiful little boys.
If it wasn't for Zoë's bravery, they would never be what they are today.
She attempted to date other men while waiting for Mark, but no one piqued her interest like he did. Luckily, she held out for the man of her dreams.
It wasn't just a little schoolgirl crush for Zoë.
“It was definitely love at first sight for me. I know that sounds crazy but that’s how I felt,” said Zoë.
Zoë realized their love story was one that needed to be shared with the world.
She decided that writing a book was the way to share it, so she did. Mark wasn’t accustomed to reading love stories geared towards women, but he read “The Note,” written by his lovely wife.
Mark loved the relationship Zoë described.
“It’s been fun. He didn’t read it until I got the book deal … but he loved it,” said Zoë. If you like this story, check out Zoë’s book, and maybe you’ll be inspired to start a conversation with the next person who catches your eye.
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Imagine living in a home that will have everyone screaming, "The Martians have landed!!!" This wooden pod is breathtakingly magnificent both on the outside and even more so on the inside. The pod is the ultimate retreat for anyone who would like to commune with nature. It's also the perfect getaway when you're trying to escape the world. In this barrel-shaped retreat, which looks like a cross between a cockpit and the inside of a blimp, you'll get to relax, bird watch, and recharge your batteries before heading out to face the world again. Now wouldn't you just love to make this your home?
No, this isn't a shuttle craft from the popular "Star Trek" series.
It’s called Mr. Plocq’s Caballon and was inspired by Emile Plocq, a bird charmer, which is exactly what you can do if you’re privileged enough to stay a few nights in such a beautiful retreat.
The 160-square-foot pod can be found resting in one of France's longest rivers.
At Loire River estuary, you’ll find this wooden pod nestled safely on the banks, and it looks like it came from outer space. But there’s an almost submarine-like architecture that simply intrigues us.
The pod was designed using inspiration from airplane and naval techniques.
Three architects, Aurelie Poirrier and Igor-Vassili Pouchkarevtch-Dragoche, and Vincet O’Connor, put their heads together and came out with this floating boat design and a cockpit that allows guests to take a peek at the exterior.
The trio of architects designed the pod in time for the Imaginary Nights celebration.
The annual event, which is held by Loirestu, the local tourism board is a big hit in these parts of the wood, and the architects really wanted to bump up the wow factor by designing a movable house that was super fun.
From the inside, you can do exactly what bird charmer Emile Plocq loved doing.
You can spend the entire day bird-watching. You can also just sit or lay in bed and bask at the sky and trees and the nearby river, cause, why not? You came here to relax, didn’t you?
With the pod-like design, Mr. Plocq's Caballon made quite an impact at the event.
Everyone was mesmerized by the intricate details, and were even surprised by how much space there was, despite the actual size inside the cabin.
The small restroom has a sink and a dry toilet too as well as a nifty door.
The door rotates 360 degrees behind the bed and the airlock door will ensure that you never have to deal with anyone interrupting you while you’re doing your business.
Getting into the pod is a bit like climbing aboard an alien spaceship.
Once the double swing doors open up vertically, the steps will simultaneously fold down to the ground in an almost futuristic way. It’ll feel a bit like you’re Buck Rogers getting back on your ship.
You'll also find that there's plenty of room for privacy. Blows your mind, right?
There are two private compartments. One is the bedroom and the other is the bathroom, both of which have a wooden door to ensure nobody sees what you’re doing.
At night, the interior of the cabin will give the outside an eerie glow.
You might even frighten a few locals who’ll definitely think that an alien ship really has landed in their field. Now wouldn’t this make for a cool selfie?
You get all the amenities of home inside this innovative pod.
There’s a vanity for you to wash your hands, shave, and even brush your teeth. The only thing that’s missing is that personal touch that you’d bring when you brought your toiletries over.
The dry toilet operates in pretty much the same way as a regular toilet with one exception.
This toilet doesn’t flush. It just lets you sit and do what you need to do. It was also designed in such a way that every time you flush, the bowl collapses, twists and in order to wrap and hold it until it can be discarded.
It's really the ultimate way to enjoy paradise and de-stress when you're out and about.
You can waste a few days enjoying the sights and forgetting about everyday life, which is very easy when you’ve got so much greenery and a lake in front of you.
Since the bedroom is also located by the cockpit, you're in for a treat.
A guest inside this pod can sleep under the stars if they’d like and wake up to the beautiful rays of the sun hitting their face in the morning. Best of all, you don’t have to worry about any wild animals attacking you while you sleep. Now this could definitely revolutionize the way we go camping.
Traveling across the country is a dream for so many people. Having the ability to just pack up, and hit the open road, is one of the most freeing things anyone could do. The most important thing to consider when heading out on an extended road trip, is your mode of transportation. You want something that is comfortable and reliable. You want something that can be considered your home while you're on the road. Some people choose to drive massive RV's, and some people choose to turn their van into a home on wheels. This man chose an extremely unconventional vehicle, but it seems like the perfect way to go.
Last year, Ian Dow did something that most people would never consider doing.
Ian wanted to start traveling, so he began looking on Craigslist for just the right vehicle to do the job. He initially wanted a van, but after a seller fell through, he turned his eyes to something a little more unique.
He started searching on eBay, and saw just the right thing.
He found a used ambulance for $2,800, and realized it would be perfect for his adventures. He purchased the ambulance and drove it 1200 miles back to his home in California.
After some brainstorming, Ian began converting the ambulance into a traveler's dream.
It took six months of preparation and building, but he was ready to hit the road. He nicknamed the ambulance “El Salvador,” and he and his dog Dino started out on their epic adventure.
Ian did some really incredible work to the ambulance.
He added an outdoor shower compartment with a 30 gallon water tank on the roof. He also put in a propane heater, so he could have nice warm showers.
The ambulance also has room for guests.
If Ian ever wants to have a travel partner, besides Dino, of course, then they can stay in a tent located on the roof. What a creative idea!
Not only did Ian benefit from getting the ambulance, the money went to a great cause!
The people he purchased the vehicle from were actually a charity. Such an incredible way to raise money!
Even though it's not the greatest on gas, there's definitely some upsides of having an ambulance.
Not only are there already enough electrical wires to do anything you could ever imagine doing, ambulances are always extremely well maintained.
So, if you're thinking about going on a road trip, and you're looking for a new vehicle, try checking out an ambulance!