Talented Percussionists Make Beautiful Music Upon the Frozen Waters of Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia
In 2012, talented percussionists from the Irkutsk, Russia group Ethnobeat gathered together in -20 Celsius weather, 6 hours from their home, in order to make beautiful music upon the frozen waters of Lake Baikal. The Siberian lake is known as the oldest, deepest and clearest lake in the world, which made for a beautiful array of sound as the ice was drummed, cleared and smashed. The idea for the project came from a small accident, per the Siberian Times.
The wife of one of our drummers, Sergei Purtyan, slipped and fell down, and as she landed on the ice, she made a very musical ‘boooooom’ sound – so nice and deep that her husband, who has a very good ear, said ‘Hold on, what was it? How did you make that noise?’ She laughed but then got curious, too, and they started touching and drumming on the bits of ice, realising it was making a melody. He recorded it on the phone, got back to Irkutsk and let us listen, asking if we might want to go together to the same spot and try and record our ice drumming.
This baby sea otter was born in the “Great Tide Pool” at the Monterey Bay Aquarium on 12/20/15. Her mom is a wild, Californian sea otter that sought refuge in the pool to shield her against other animals and the stormy days.
CBS Evening News has captured a stunning aerial photo of Manhattan Island surrounded by the frozen waters of New York Harbor due to the record low temperatures that have recently plagued New York City and much of the country.
FEBRUARY 20, 2015, 6:30 PM|For the past few weeks, tugboats in New York Harbor have had to be sent out ahead of the ferries to ensure they could make it through the icy waters. The frigid weather is expected to continue causing havoc not only in the Northeast but the South as well.
An Italian man does yoga with his cute little Chihuahua dog perfectly mimic his every move. Cute!
For the first time, extraordinary aerial footage of one of the world’s last uncontacted tribes has been released.
Washington-based artist Jeffro Uitto creates these amazing animal sculptures out of driftwood from the beaches and waterways of Washington State’s Pacific coastline. From a truly majestic rearing horse to a soaring eagle, Jeffro has a talent for finding just the right piece to make his works look gracefully realistic.
While you discovered his piece for Memorie Urbane yesterday (covered), Sam3 also worked on this brilliant piece in Blanca, a Spanish municipality, in the Region of Murcia, located in the “Vega Alta del Segura”.
Using only black paint the Spanish artist is interested in the “naked idea”, which can be expressed simply with a silhouette.
Check back with us soon for more street art updates from Spain…
These amazing photos of multicolored, creatively groomed dogs were taken by photographer Ren Netherland at creative dog grooming competitions across the United States. The dogs have been dyed and carefully sheared to depict cartoon characters, wild animals, and even mythical creatures in a very unique art form. More photos of the outlandishly groomed animals can be found at Netherland’s website and at Barcroft Media.