Humans have always been mesmerized by the beauty of the animals that share this world with us. Because of that, many great photographers dedicate so much time trying to capture them in their best moments. Here are 20 examples of that:
I suppose, since it’s their instinct, these goats climbing around on cliffs aren’t literally insane. It’s just what they do.
I am very rarely at a loss of words but when it comes to attending my first dog memorial I seem to be. I have tried to write this post numerous times but it never came out right. So, what I have done is post pictures of this special day in February, made a video as tribute to my friend/colleague Sandi and a quote Sandi said to me….I was honored and really touched. We have three dogs and will inevitably experience this loss.
This is a special post…please scroll down, take a look at the pictures and read the little story. Then, pay tribute and watch the short video. Best in HD and wide screen. I know many of the readers of this BLOG can relate. The love we have for our pets is a very personal relationship but in the end I think we all feel the same way when they have to leave us. Continue reading
THE NATURAL EXTINCTION RATE (aka background rate) describes how fast plants, mammals, birds, insects, etc. would die off if humans weren’t around. Scientists state that today species are disappearing at almost 1,000 times the natural rate, meaning we’re losing around 150-200 species every day. Close to 15% of mammal species and 11% of bird species are currently listed as threatened with extinction.
With an increasing human population, more and more land is being appropriated to develop cities, acquire natural resources, and build farms, amongst other reasons. This means loss of habitat for many animal species. In addition to this, other beings need to contend with human-caused disasters such as oil spills, climate change, and acid rain. And on top of that there’s the issue of over-hunting / -fishing and poaching to sustain an illegal market that trades in animals. Continue reading
50 ANIMATED GIFS – Compliments of TWISTED SIFTER
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- 1. Hello
- 2. Oh hai
- 3. Gorillas fascinated by a caterpillar
- 4. Terrible way to wake up from a nightmare
- 5. Almost as bad
- 6. Some penguins just want to watch the world burn
- 7. Whale-bow
- 8. Snaggled
- 9. Also snaggled
- 10. Hamster ball evolution Continue reading
Explore the wilderness with us… Within the next 10-15 years we will see the last-remaining wilderness area on earth dominated by the demands of growing human populations and undermined by accelerated climate change. When the earth’s last wild places are gone, all we will have are fenced off protected areas dependent on constant intervention to persist and marginalized by the demands of sustained development in emerging markets. Guides, rangers, researchers, ecotourists, photographers, artists and conservationists around the world apply themselves everyday to sharing, studying, photographing, writing about, protecting, conserving and celebrating the “wild” with their guests, co-workers, colleagues, and local communities. These amazing photographs are a window into their world, a world where the lions, elephants, orangutans and leopards still reign supreme and we can dream of that perfect morning in the wilderness…
The Bush Boyes and Ranger Diaries have teamed up to bring you the “Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness”. These stunning photographs are selected from hundreds of submissions and are intended to bring the beauty, freedom and splendor of the wilderness to as many people as possible around the world. Please submit your best photographs from the wildest places to the Ranger Diaries wall (www.facebook.com/rangerdiaries) and stand a chance of being featured in the “Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness” published each week. This initiative is all about SHARING and CARING about wild places. Please “Like” this blog post and share this link with as many people as possible… So begins the “Ranger Revolution”… Anyone can be an “honorary ranger” if they share and care about the wilderness, stimulating positive change for wild places around the world… Join the revolution now!
“Curious cub” by guide Kyle de Nobrega at Lion Sands Private Game Reserve http://www.rangerdiaries.com/photos/view-photos.html?id=1882 “Nothing quite like the curiosity of a cat.” (Kyle de Nobrega) Continue reading
Our Best Friend, the Dog, has been around for thousands of years. When man learned to harness dogs for his use, there began the creation of an unbreakable bond that would grow and last forever.
Through selective breeding by humans, the dog has developed into hundreds of varied breeds, and shows more behavioral and morphological variation than any other land mammal.
Here we have selected 50 Cute Dogs Make Your Girlfriend Smile. Send this article to your girlfriend or wife, I am sure she will love it and give you a kiss or more!
Some of these I have posted before but here they are with new ones in a single post!
After the positive reception from last year’s “Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2011“, the Sifter promised to highlight the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘ at the end of every quarter, eventually culminating in an epic Top 100 for 2012.
It’s hard to believe we’re already into the final quarter of 2012. With that, here are the Sifter’s Top 75 ‘Pictures of the Day‘ for this year. If any image really intrigues you, be sure to click the title link or picture itself. That will take you to the individual post page where you can find out more information.
*Please note the photographs themselves were not necessarily taken in 2012, they just happened to be featured as a ‘Picture of the Day’ this year. The pictures are also listed in reverse chronological order. There is no ranking between the photos themselves
Animals are lovable and we all love to watch their funny actions. The more we see, the more we would like to see them because they are the most adorable ones on earth. Here are some of the lovely pictures of these wonderful animals.
Bear, a large, heavily built mammal with shaggy fur and a short tail. Formerly, bears were widely found in the northern forests of Europe, Asia, and North America. Due to intensive clearing of land for farms, they now live only in remote areas, in forests and on mountains. Bears are hunted for their pelts and meat. Unprovoked attacks on humans are rare, but all bears are dangerous when wounded or when their cubs are threatened. Because of their playfulness, bears are popular with visitors at zoos. There are many stories about bears—especially children’s stories, such as the familiar “Three Bears.” Small children often have toy bears, called teddy bears (named after Theodore Roosevelt, who was a noted bear hunter). American Indians regarded bears as supernatural, and some primitive peoples, such as the Ainu of Japan, for example, worshiped bears.
It’s amazing how such a scary and dangerous animal can be soooo cute when it’s small. Here you will see couple of really cute baby bears. I only except from you is one big awwwwww
I know this is STAGED but sends a PROFOUND statement!
Habitat loss is threatening the survival of wildlife worldwide. Natural environments are being destroyed and fragmented by human activity, wiping out species’ food sources, dispersing populations and leaving animals around the world literally homeless or displaced. These images of wild animals placed within an urban setting aim to provide a shocking reminder that wildlife is losing its habitat at an alarming rate. Continue reading