All Blog Posts Tagged 'animal' (36)

Stark White Geometric Animal Sculptures by Ben Foster



Kaikoura, New Zealand-based sculptor Ben Foster creates modern, inorganic renderings of animals that boast a geometric design. Each sculpture in his portfolio, whether it be a seal balancing an invisible ball, a horse standing in place, or a dog howling at the moon, blurs the lines between the real and abstract. They also each incite spectators to shift their positions to get the…

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Added by Pinar on February 23, 2014 at 11:28am — 1 Comment

Breathtaking Black & White Animal Portraits by Lukas Holas

"Animals are a matter of my heart." These seven words are the only description Czech photographer Lukas Holas provides for his outstanding series entitled Portraits of Animals. His love and admiration for animals radiates clearly through each and every powerful close-up.

Shot in simple, but elegant black and white, the portraits showcase each animal's individuality. Holas uses his…

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Added by Noel Kat on February 6, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

Dark and Moody Zoo Animal Portraits by Alex Teuscher



Geneva-based photographer Alex Teuscher shows us the fine art of zoo animals with these dark and moody portraits. He originally came up with the idea when he was going through his old files of animal photos and felt like something was missing. "I decided to experiment and see what kind of results I could get," he tells us. "What I ended up with I found quite unique and gave me quite a…

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Added by alice on January 8, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

The Fennec Fox is the Most Adorable Animal in the World

Pack up your bags and sound the alarms because, by golly, I think we've done it. We've found the most adorable animal in the world! Of course, we can't take all the credit. Photographer In Cherl Kim has been shooting these sweet creatures for years at Everland Resort, South Korea's largest theme park. In fact, he has a whole…

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Added by alice on November 4, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Amazing Driftwood Animal Sculptures by Jeffro Uitto

Even before we started to see these driftwood animal sculptures make their way across the web, we knew they were nothing short of amazing and that we had to write about them. Artist Jeffro Uitto finds lone slabs of driftwood along the coast of Washington and carves and saws them together until he creates incredible works of art. Interestingly, many of the tools he…

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Added by alice on July 9, 2013 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Hilarious and Heartwarming Photos of Animals as Friends

For some, they're our brothers or our sisters and for others it's the pack we've grown up with since childhood. Good friends are hard to come, but when you have them you never want to let them go. For today's compilation, we looked to Flickr and 500px to show us what friends look like in the animal kingdom. From domestic animals, like dogs and cats, to wild animals, like leopards and lions,…

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Added by alice on June 9, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Outstanding Animal Entries in National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest



The 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is now well underway, accepting your best travel photos in four distinct categories: Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place and Spontaneous Moments. With the grand prize winner taking home a…

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Added by alice on May 16, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

More Up Close and Personal Animal Portraits

Danish photographer Morten Koldby doesn't take typical animal portraits. His ongoing series explores how animals' facial expressions often resemble those of humans. He's learned that their expressions run the gamut - while some animals look highly nervous, others seem surprisingly arrogant.

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Added by alice on March 14, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Hilarious and Heartwarming Animals on 500px

In dreams I can fly

I thought we'd close out the week with something a little lighthearted. As many of you already know, 500px is a great website to not only share your latest photos, but to also get inspired. For us, it's a place to discover talented photographers. We've found some of our very…

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Added by alice on February 22, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Adorable Mugs Feature Animals and Their Tails



If one of the first things you do in the morning is enjoy a nice hot cup of tea, why not use a mug that instantly puts a smile on your face? Korin has created a sweet set of porcelain mugs that each feature a different animal. While the body of the animal is on the mug itself, the animal's tail juts out to make an adorable handle or decoration. They're appropriately called…

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Added by alice on February 22, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Breathtaking Close-Up Portraits of Wild Animals



We have seen some extremely captivating animal photography by artists like Agan Harahap, Brad Wilson, and…

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Added by katie hosmer on February 13, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Gigantic Wooden Slat Animal Sculptures



Budapest, Hungary-born artist Gábor Miklós Szőke graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts only a few years ago, in 2010, yet he's already made a name for himself in the contemporary art world. Throughout the past few years, he's been creating massive sculptures by screwing wooden slats of various sizes together. To give you an idea of just how large his sculptures end…

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Added by alice on October 15, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

6 Most Creative Animal Photographers



It would be hard to say what other kind of photography fills our hearts more or puts a bigger smile on our face than animal photography. Whether it’s capturing the sweet and subtle moments of our pets or providing us with a wonderful window into the wild animal world, animal photographers make it their life’s mission to make us appreciate the creatures we share this earth with. Today, we’ve…

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Added by alice on October 3, 2012 at 8:06am — No Comments

Incredible Animal Photos in 2012 National Geographic Photography Contest



The 2012 National Geographic Photography Contest is now underway! In just the first three weeks, they've received over 2,000 submissions of beautiful and inspiring photos taken all over world. With a grand-prize of $10,000 and a trip to the National Geographic headquarters in Washington…

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Added by alice on September 19, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Build Your Walking Cardboard Animal Sculpture





If you're looking for a DIY project that's not only fun but educational, you may want to back this Kickstarter project. Alyssa Hamel just emailed us telling us about Kinetic Creatures, a set of three cardboard animal sculptures that actually walk! You have to watch…

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Added by alice on June 4, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Dramatic Animal Portraits



For his newest series “Animal Stars,” photographer Alexander von Reiswitz created nine dramatic portraits of animals that are used to being in front of the camera. Mostly taken in animal training school across Germany, the photos show "professional" animals, from a monkey to a bear, who have made their mark on television or on film.

Doesn't it feel like they have…

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Added by alice on February 8, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

More Beautiful Shelter Dogs + Interview



Many of you saw yesterday's heart-wrenching photos of shelter dogs. In fact, just on Facebook and Twitter alone we received these comments:

@Jane Farrell: They are heartbreaking and beautiful. I also hope they spur viewers to action. Adopt a shelter animal!…

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Added by alice on February 2, 2012 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Heartbreakingly Beautiful Portraits of Shelter Dogs



I came across Traer Scott's portraits of dogs living in American shelters and was immediately taken aback by the mix of emotions I felt. Look at these dogs' faces and you'll see what I mean. The Providence, Rhode Island-based photographer shoots up-close black and white portraits of shelter dogs, some of which found good homes while others were eventually…

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Added by alice on February 1, 2012 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

Fragile Animal Kingdom



A common theme in art today is the struggle and obvious tension between the animal kingdom and mankind. Pennsylvania native Tom Chambers highlights this tension in his photomontages.



On his site, he shares, “The animal kingdom and mankind engage in an ongoing dance of co-existence which results in a predictable tension. This tension has escalated with man's increasing disregard for the… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on August 27, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Cute, Cuddly, Ferocious Bears



Fine art photographer Jill Greenberg has compiled some incredibly beautiful photos for her book Bear Portraits. She's included all kinds of bears including the polar, grizzly and Kodiak. Greenberg is mostly known for her skill in bringing out the human qualities in animals, as seen by her work in… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on August 25, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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