Living in a concrete box with hot water pouring from the tap, a refrigerator cooling our food and wi-fi connecting us to the rest of the world, we can barely imagine a day in a life of, say, Tsaatan people. They move 5 to 10 times per year, building huts when the temperature is -40 and herding reindeer for transportation, clothing and food. “Before They Pass Away,” a long-term project by photographer Jimmy Nelson, gives us the unique opportunity to discover more than 30 secluded and slowly vanishing tribes from all over the world.

Photographs of vanishing tribes before they pass away by Jimmy Nelson

 Before They Pass Away | Photo © Jimmy Nelson | Boredpanda.org

Angelea de la Agua left the city to journey through the Joshua Tree desert. These are photos she took of herself as she walked barefoot through the wilderness. There’s some nudity here, if you’re at work or whatever…

Travelling Through The Joshua Tree Desert

Travelling Through The Joshua Tree Desert | Photo © Angela De La Aqua | booooooom.com

When our parents told us not to play with our food, we know one person who didn’t listen. Dan Cretu, a photographer based in Romania, created different everyday objects from fruits and vegetables. From an orange and a lime, he was able to construct a camera. Using calamansi and chili peppers, he came up with a motorbike that’s definitely… a hot ride (did you get it? Yes you did).

Food sculptures

Fruit And Vegetable Food Sculptures | Photo © Dan Cretu | lostateminor.com

In 1914, Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova was one of the first young people to take a selfie. At age 13, she stood on a chair and used a camera to take a picture of herself, which she then sent to a friend. Nikolaevna is quoted as saying, “I took this picture of myself looking at the mirror. It was very hard as my hands were trembling.” And now we’ve taken a look into some selfies that never should have been taken, in hopes of giving you some very basic and perhaps obvious rules for when not to take that picture of yourself.

Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova

 

Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova | Photo © via alexanderpalace.org | alexanderpalace.org

If you love seeking out surreal sites that look not of this world, then do we have a destination for you. Pamukkale, or “cotton castle” in Turkish, is an unreal little village that has some of the most spectacular turquoise water terraces you will ever lay eyes on.

Gorgeous Turquoise Pools of Pamukkale, Turkey

Gorgeous Turquoise Pools of Pamukkale, Turkey | Photo © Ahmet Şahin | mymodernmet.com

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