This British photographer couple are a little obsessed with chasing tornadoes. They've photographed more than 200 twisters and tempests, driving tens of thousands of miles through tornado alley each year. For more gorgeous—and terrifying—shots of storms, visit the link in our bio. 📸: Weather Studios | @weatherstudios
Help us create the WIRED BACK PAGE. Each month, we publish a six-word story—and it could be written by you. Submit your six evocative words in the comments below or on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #WIREDBACKPAGE. We’ll choose one to illustrate in the May issue.
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In this photo series, artist and scientist Fabian Oefner mixes oil and water—combining his love of color with his passion for science. To see more mesmerizing photographs, check out the link in our bio. 📸:: Fabian Oefner | @fabianoefner
A photojournalist named Park Jongwoo was granted rare access to the two-mile-wide swath of land between North and South Korea—an area called the Korean Demilitarized Zone. This is what he saw.
For more stunning shots of the Korean DMZ, visit the link in our bio. 📸: Park Jongwoo
Poison. Traps. Rifles. The methods for eradicating island predators like rats are brutal. Some conservationists want to use gene editing tools like Crispr to do the same job. This method might protect endangered species, but it could also fundamentally transform our power over nature—potentially changing ecosystems in unintended and unstoppable ways. To read more, check out "Process of Elimination" from our March issue at the link in our bio. 🎨: Cristiano Rinaldi | @cristiano_rinaldi_art
Hayley Eichenbaum has quit every photography class she's ever signed up for. Still, she has an amazing eye for form and color, and a background in installation and performance art. She snapped this photo in Bayview, Wisconsin and then the real magic came in editing. Read more about Hayley at the link in our bio. 📸: Hayley Eichenbaum | @inter_disciplinary
Iceland is stunningly beautiful from any angle, but especially so when seen from above. The varied texture, rich colors and otherworldly terrain borders on abstract—something photographer Daniel Beltrá uses to great effect in his gorgeous aerial landscapes. "That’s part of the game I like to play," he says. "You really don’t know what you’re looking at." 📸: Daniel Beltrá| @danielbeltraphoto | Courtesy of @edelmangallery
They don't call Colorado "the mother of rivers" for nothin', folks. Erosion has carved out this impressive peak in Grand Junction, Colorado near the forks of the Gunnison and Colorado Rivers. See more of the ways water shapes life in Colorado and throughout the Western United States, visit the link in our bio. 📸: Matt Nager | @mattnager
In a natural history museum, it is rare to see a variety of specimens side by side. Photographer and naturalist Christopher Marley prides himself on his arrangements, which highlight the beauty of the natural world. For more striking shots, check out the link in our bio. 📸: Christopher Marley | @pheromone_christophermarley
This scene only existed for a brief moment, but it was all artist David Ogle needed to get the shot. Ogle hikes into the middle of nowhere and, once there, creates ephemeral sculptures using LEDS, smoke bombs, acrylic spheres and just about anything else he can carry with him. Then he photographs it. See more examples of his work at the link in our bio. 📸: David Ogle
Have you seen Black Panther yet? If not, cancel your weekend plans and head to the theater. Black Panther will manifest as a movement bigger than this moment. It’s more than historic pre-sale records, or box-office predictions. The collective hype that’s followed the film since inception has been absolutely volcanic, like nothing we’ve witnessed before. 📸: @marvelstudios
In a fight between Black Panther and Captain America, who would win? What about Black Panther and Wolverine? And—the most burning question of all—does Chadwick Boseman dance? For the answers to these questions and more, check out WIRED's Autocomplete Interview with the 'Black Panther' cast at the link in our bio.
Welcome to Wakanda, the home of Black Panther. When designing this fictional African nation, the biggest challenge was imagining how something futuristic looks in Africa. Had Africans not been been colonized, how would their cultures have mixed together? For a deeper behind-the-scenes look at the making of Black Panther, check out the link in our bio. 📸: @marvelstudios
This massive 10,800-square-foot model of the Mississippi River cost the state of Louisiana a whopping $18 million to create. The Center for River Studies plans to use the incredibly detailed model to map out climate change and infrastructure development alongside the river. To learn more, visit the link in our bio. 📸: Daymon Gardner | @daymongardner
Does this beautiful woven bundle look familiar? Probably not, but you've definitely seen it before—this is a peacock feather, magnified up to 500 times what can be seen with the naked eye. To see more captivating close-up shots, visit the link in our bio. 📸: Waldo Nell
This blue whale heart weighs 440 pounds—giving a whole new meaning to "big-hearted." For more about the process of preserving this heart, visit the link in our bio. #happyvalentinesday 📸: Courtesy of the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto | @romtoronto
The March edition of the #WIREDBACKPAGE six-word story asked readers to: "Write a story about an intergalactic rescue mission." Save the data, leave the crew.
by @Ar.Mercer via Instagram. 🎨: Anuj Shrestha
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