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"Dangerous: A Glimpse into the Perils of Life, Art, and Nature" In a world teeming with danger, we find ourselves captivated by its allure

Background imageDangerous Collection: WW2 - Flower-Class Corvette in heavy seas - Atlantic Convoy

WW2 - Flower-Class Corvette in heavy seas - Atlantic Convoy
WW2 - Weather hazards which the convoy escorts in the Atlantic Ocean have to face in Winter - a Flower-Class Corvette, of 930 tonnes, being thrown high out of the water by a heavy sea. Date: 1943

Background imageDangerous Collection: Warning sign, Cave canem, beware of the dog, Lake Maggiore, Switzerland, Europe

Warning sign, Cave canem, beware of the dog, Lake Maggiore, Switzerland, Europe

Background imageDangerous Collection: Sir Henry Morton Stanley And His Men Crossing A Hazardous Forest Clearing During His Emin Pasha

Sir Henry Morton Stanley And His Men Crossing A Hazardous Forest Clearing During His Emin Pasha Relief Expedition In Africa, 1886 To 1889. From In Darkest Africa By Henry M. Stanley Published 1890

Background imageDangerous Collection: Gin Lane, 1751. Artist: William Hogarth

Gin Lane, 1751. Artist: William Hogarth
Gin Lane, 1751.The scene is the St Giles slums. A child falls to its death from the arms of its drunk mother who sits with ulcerated legs. A skeletal figure holds an empty glass

Background imageDangerous Collection: Highland cow

Highland cow (Bos taurus) rubbing its chin on a stile

Background imageDangerous Collection: Cardinal Richelieu at the Siege of La Rochelle, 1628 (early 20th century)

Cardinal Richelieu at the Siege of La Rochelle, 1628 (early 20th century). Armand Jean Duplessis, Duc de Richelieu (1585-1642), French prelate and statesman

Background imageDangerous Collection: Bricklayers 1827

Bricklayers 1827
A bricklayer standing on a rather precarious looking scaffold. His assistant mixes mortar behind him; his hod for carrying bricks etc is nearby

Background imageDangerous Collection: Kraken attacking ship during a storm

Kraken attacking ship during a storm
A mythical Kraken attacking a sailing vessel during a storm

Background imageDangerous Collection: Deux meres ( Two Mothers ), 1888. Artist: Leon-Maxime Faivre

Deux meres ( Two Mothers ), 1888. Artist: Leon-Maxime Faivre
Deux meres ( Two Mothers ), 1888. From the Musee d Orsay, Paris

Background imageDangerous Collection: Great White Shark VT 2255 (M) Underwater close up of head and open mouth - South Australia

Great White Shark VT 2255 (M) Underwater close up of head and open mouth - South Australia Carcharodon carcharias
VT-2255-M Great White / White / White Pointer SHARK - underwater close up of head and open mouth. Carcharodon carcharias Photographed: South Australia

Background imageDangerous Collection: Skerryvore Lighthouse, west coast of Scotland

Skerryvore Lighthouse, west coast of Scotland
View of Skerryvore Lighthouse, off the west coast of Scotland, completed in 1844. Seen here with a typically rough sea

Background imageDangerous Collection: Norton. Isle of Man TT

Norton. Isle of Man TT
500cc Norton racing at the Isle of Man TT, an annual motorcycle event run on the Isle of Man in May/June of most years since 1907. It regarded as one of the most dangerous racing events in the world

Background imageDangerous Collection: Fly agaric mushrooms

Fly agaric mushrooms (Amanita muscaria), artwork. This mushroom is powerfully hallucinogenic, containing the drugs ibotenic acid and muscimol

Background imageDangerous Collection: Beware of Trains - In English and Welsh

Beware of Trains - In English and Welsh
A metal sign in English and Welsh stating - Beware of Trains - likely to have been positioned at a footpath crossing or at a station

Background imageDangerous Collection: Propaganda poster: careless talk costs lives

Propaganda poster: careless talk costs lives
Second world war propaganda poster warning people that careless talk costs lives. Tell nobody -- not even her

Background imageDangerous Collection: In Manus Tuas Domine!, 1879, (1918). Artist: Briton Riviere

In Manus Tuas Domine!, 1879, (1918). Artist: Briton Riviere
In Manus Tuas Domine!, 1879, (1918). Painting held at the Manchester City Galleries, Manchester. From Bibbys Annual 1918, edited by Joseph Bibby. [The Priory Publishing Press, Liverpool, 1917]

Background imageDangerous Collection: Bishop Rock Lighthouse in a gale

Bishop Rock Lighthouse in a gale
The Bishop Rock Lighthouse in a Force 8 gale. Bishop Rock is a small rock at the westernmost tip of the Isles of Scilly. It is the smallest island in the world to have a building on it

Background imageDangerous Collection: Grizzly Bear WAT 4216 Standing Ursus arctos horribilis © M, Watson ARDEA LONDON

Grizzly Bear WAT 4216 Standing Ursus arctos horribilis © M, Watson ARDEA LONDON
WAT-4216 GRIZZLY BEAR - standing and roaring USA Ursus arctos horribilis The Grizzly is a sub species of the North American Brown Bear Distribution: Alaska, Canada and United States. M

Background imageDangerous Collection: One-month-old lion cubs lie together at the Ramat Gan Safari

One-month-old lion cubs lie together at the Ramat Gan Safari
Three one-month-old female African lion cubs lie together at the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv February 21, 2010. The birth of the three female cubs eased concerns about the balance of the lion

Background imageDangerous Collection: Newly born Barbary lion cubs rest inside their enclosure at Dvur Kralove Zoo

Newly born Barbary lion cubs rest inside their enclosure at Dvur Kralove Zoo in Dvur Kralove nad Labem, Czech Republic, July 8, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Background imageDangerous Collection: Winston Churchill at Sidney Street Siege, East London

Winston Churchill at Sidney Street Siege, East London
Winston Churchill, then Home Secretary, with a group of policemen during the Siege of Sidney Street in Stepney, East London, on 3 January 1911. Date: 1911

Background imageDangerous Collection: Sunrise at Tacking Point Lighthouse

Sunrise at Tacking Point Lighthouse
Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia

Background imageDangerous Collection: Great Hammerhead Shark - Swims towards the photographer. These sharks are considered dangerous

Great Hammerhead Shark - Swims towards the photographer. These sharks are considered dangerous. Coral Sea. Australia
VT-8479 Great Hammerhead SHARK - swimming towards the photographer Coral Sea. Australia Sphyrna mokarran These sharks are considered dangerous

Background imageDangerous Collection: Great White / White / White Pointer SHARK - C/U MOUTH

Great White / White / White Pointer SHARK - C/U MOUTH
RAF-78 Great White / White / White Pointer SHARK - C/U MOUTH Carcharodon carcharias Ralf Kiefner Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageDangerous Collection: Poisonous Plants

Poisonous Plants
Deadly Nightshade (Atropa Belladonna); Thorn Apple (Datura Stramonium); Henbane (Hyoscyamus Niger); Mezereon (Daphne Mezereum); Fools Parsley (Aethusa Cynapium);

Background imageDangerous Collection: Fire at 298 Old Brompton Road, London SW5

Fire at 298 Old Brompton Road, London SW5, 25 February 1956. An escape ladder is extended to the second floor, with Sub Officer Kirby of A9 Fulham carrying a 19-month-old child

Background imageDangerous Collection: An angry Grizzly Bear

An angry Grizzly Bear
Enraged Grizzly Bear snarling and raising a dangerous-looking paw. Pastel sketch by Raymond Sheppard

Background imageDangerous Collection: England v West Indies Fifth Test match at the Oval. England batsman Hugh Morris

England v West Indies Fifth Test match at the Oval. England batsman Hugh Morris narrowly avoids a bouncer from West Indies bowler Curtly Ambrose. August 1991

Background imageDangerous Collection: Crocodiles in Playa Larga, Bay of Pigs, Mantanzas Province, Cuba

Crocodiles in Playa Larga, Bay of Pigs, Mantanzas Province, Cuba

Background imageDangerous Collection: Canadian Rodeo

Canadian Rodeo
A cowboy riding a bucking bronco at a rodeo at Alberta, Canada. Date: early 1930s

Background imageDangerous Collection: A dangerous brew

A dangerous brew. Illustration shows John Mitchell and Samuel Gompers, representing the United Mine Workers and the American Federation of Labor

Background imageDangerous Collection: Mouse held away from Mousetrap

Mouse held away from Mousetrap
" My Wife won t let me!" A male mouse is prevented by his wife from taking the unwise step of trying to obtain a tempting block of cheese from a little wire cage

Background imageDangerous Collection: COAL MINE / PENITENT

COAL MINE / PENITENT
A penitent, so named because his clothing resembled that of religious orders, rids the air of explosive gas by setting fire to it. A dangerous task, that often ended unhappily

Background imageDangerous Collection: Sunset over Morecambe Bay Cumbria UK

Sunset over Morecambe Bay Cumbria UK
Ashley Cooper / SpecialistStock

Background imageDangerous Collection: Stonefish VT 5 Poisonous © Valerie Taylor / ARDEA LONDON

Stonefish VT 5 Poisonous © Valerie Taylor / ARDEA LONDON
VT-5 STONEFISH - on beach Poisonous Valerie & Ron Taylor Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageDangerous Collection: Lion - Male, charging

Lion - Male, charging
CRH-361-m Lion - Male, charging Moremi, Botswana Panthera leo Chris Harvey Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageDangerous Collection: Percy H Fawcett, British explorer

Percy H Fawcett, British explorer
PERCY H FAWCETT British explorer who disappeared while exploring the Matto Grosso of Brazil

Background imageDangerous Collection: WW1 - Zeppelin over the UK illuminated by searchlights

WW1 - Zeppelin over the UK illuminated by searchlights
" Zepp!" WW1 - Zeppelin over the UK illuminated by searchlights Date: circa 1917

Background imageDangerous Collection: Polar Bear Road Sign - Longyearbyen, Svalbard (Spitsbergen) LA003889

Polar Bear Road Sign - Longyearbyen, Svalbard (Spitsbergen) LA003889
COS-3965 Polar Bear Road Sign Longyearbyen, Svalbard (Spitsbergen) - Norway Bill Coster contact details: prints@ardea.com tel: +44 (0) 20 8318 1401

Background imageDangerous Collection: RAF Poster, Back Them Up! WW2

RAF Poster, Back Them Up! WW2
RAF Poster, Back Them Up!, showing a raid by Hudson planes of the Coastal Command on German shipping at Aalesund, Norway, during the Second World War, in which eleven ships were hit. 1941

Background imageDangerous Collection: First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY)

First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY)
A woman cyclist first aid scout of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY), riding along in her distinctive uniform. The FANY was created in 1907 as a first aid link between front-line fighting units

Background imageDangerous Collection: To the Public Danger

To the Public Danger
Humorous scene by Lawson Wood (1878-1957) showing policemen chasing a gentleman in a futuristic flying machine along a main road. Satire on flying which was in infancy

Background imageDangerous Collection: Red Deer SM 1511 Fighting Cervus elaphus © Stefan Meyers / ARDEA LONDON

Red Deer SM 1511 Fighting Cervus elaphus © Stefan Meyers / ARDEA LONDON
SM-1511 Red DEER - two stags / male fighting during rutting season Cervus elaphus Stefan Meyers Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageDangerous Collection: Don t Waste Bread Wwi

Don t Waste Bread Wwi
Poster advising the public to eat less bread, and save two thick slices a day to defeat the U-boats during WWI. Thats a dangerous way to cut bread!

Background imageDangerous Collection: Great White Shark - Close up of head with mouth open, showing gills inside, South Australia

Great White Shark - Close up of head with mouth open, showing gills inside, South Australia
DSE-120 Great White SHARK - close-up of head, mouth open South Australia Carcharodon carcharias Douglas David Seifert Please note that prints are for personal display purposed only

Background imageDangerous Collection: TIGER SHARK - mouth open

TIGER SHARK - mouth open
AU-8-BC TIGER SHARK - mouth open Galeocerdo cuviere Distribution: Tropical and temperate waters, worldwide Auscape Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageDangerous Collection: Tiger Shark - Shark swims in shallow water in lagoon. Coral sea. Australia TIG-018

Tiger Shark - Shark swims in shallow water in lagoon. Coral sea. Australia TIG-018
VT-8485 Tiger SHARK - in shallow water lagoon Coral sea. Australia Galeocerdo cuvieri Distribution: found in temperate and tropical waters

Background imageDangerous Collection: Great White Shark - With mouth wide open, South Australia

Great White Shark - With mouth wide open, South Australia
VT-260-m Great White Shark - With mouth wide open South Australia Carcharodon carcharias Valerie & Ron Taylor Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only



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"Dangerous: A Glimpse into the Perils of Life, Art, and Nature" In a world teeming with danger, we find ourselves captivated by its allure. From the haunting depiction of Gin Lane in 1751 by William Hogarth to the relentless fury of Bishop Rock Lighthouse battling a gale, danger has been etched into our history. Even great figures like Winston Churchill faced peril head-on during the Sidney Street Siege in East London. The resilience displayed amidst chaos reminds us that danger can bring out both our darkest fears and our greatest strengths. Nature too holds its own dangerous wonders. The majestic Highland cow may seem gentle at first glance, but its sheer size and untamed spirit remind us that beauty often conceals hidden dangers. Beneath the ocean's surface lies another realm of trepidation - where the Great White Shark lurks with an open mouth ready to strike. Ron & Valerie Taylor's underwater close-up captures this apex predator in all its terrifying glory off South Australia's coast. The laborious work captured in Bricklayers 1827 serves as a reminder that even seemingly mundane tasks hold their own risks. Every brick laid is a testament to human vulnerability against gravity's pull. Yet amidst these perils lie beacons of hope. Skerryvore Lighthouse stands tall on Scotland's west coast, guiding ships through treacherous waters towards safety. It symbolizes humanity's ability to conquer adversity and protect one another from harm. But not all dangers are man-made; some stem from mythical creatures like Kraken attacking ships during storms – tales woven through generations reminding us of mankind’s fragility against nature’s wrath. Artistic expressions also explore spiritual hazards as seen in Briton Riviere’s In Manus Tuas Domine. (1879). This masterpiece portrays biblical narratives warning us about unseen threats lurking within ourselves or society at large. Danger can also manifest itself subtly - such as the Fly agaric mushrooms, their vibrant colors concealing a toxic secret.