All Blog Posts Tagged 'animals' (64)

Stunning Photographs Showcase the Beauty of Black Dogs



The process of finding a shelter animal a permanent home is often difficult, and for black dogs it’s even harder. After photographer Fred Levy learned this, he began an endeavor to help these pups out. The Black Dog Project is a stunning photo series that captures…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 3, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

More Stunning Portraits Featuring Wild Animals by Katerina Plotnikova



Since the last time we featured Moscow-based photographer Katerina Plotnikova's incredible portraits of young women holding wild animals, her stunning images have only grown more daring, now featuring even larger and more exotic creatures such as bears,…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 1, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Century-Old Photographs of Adorable Cats and Dogs



Harry Whittier Frees, an American photographer who lived from 1879 to 1953, may have created the original LOLcat images! His funny photographs show adorable animals dressed up in clothes and posed in human situations. Often accompanied by humorous captions, the photographs depict the furry little critters wearing clothes handmade by Frees' mother and using tiny props that look like…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on March 23, 2014 at 9:33am — 1 Comment

Touching Photo Series of Adopted Shelter Animals and Their Rescuers



How much can adopting a pet really change your life? Why We Rescue is a touching, year-long photo series shot by Theron Humphrey (of Maddie on Things) and put on by Purina One that traverses across all 50 states to highlight the happy, everyday stories of adopted shelter animals. Many people associate shelter pets with poor health and behavioral problems, so the project aims to…

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Added by alice on February 26, 2014 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

20 Adorable Animals Who Are in the Holiday Spirit

Christmas is now only a few days away! If you haven't quite gotten into the holiday spirit, do we have something for you. Today, we've put together some of the most hilarious and heartwarming photos of animals who are happily celebrating this wonderful time of the year. Whether they're donning silly costumes or getting tangled up in lights, these furry friends sure look…

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Added by alice on December 23, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

13 Adorable Animals That Stole Our Hearts in 2013



While some artists and photographers are inspired by their children, others look to more furry friends for that creative kick. Today, we take a look at thirteen people who introduced us to some highly adorable animals this year. From a rare half-donkey half-zebra to a…

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Added by alice on December 16, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Adorable Italian Zonkey is Half Zebra, Half Donkey

About four months ago, an adorable half-zebra, half-donkey was born in Italy named Ippo. The rare crossbreed, known as a zonkey, is the offspring of a male zebra and female donkey. There are a variety of zebroids (a hybrid of zebra and any other member of the horse family) in the world, though Ippo's case is a rare one. In fact, she is the only zonkey in all of Italy.

Though it is often…

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Added by Pinar on November 12, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Adorable Portraits of Much Loved Stuffed Animals

What do you get when you pair one of Ireland's top portrait photographers with old teddy bears? An adorable series! Award-winning photographer Mark Nixon has created a set of whimsical portraits of stuffed animals that have been loved (maybe a little too much). While some look a little sad, you've got to believe that, on the inside, these bears are beaming with joy. The well-worn…

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Added by alice on November 5, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Intimate Animal Portraits by Joshua Arlington



Erie, Pennsylvania-based photographer Joshua Arlington, a regular visitor to his local zoo, takes intimate animal portraits. Arlington manages to capture some stunning portraits of various animals, from a dignified tiger and calm orangutan to a smug llama and playful otter. As a result, the photographer creates his own virtual zoo through his images, photographing the admirable and unique beauty…

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Added by Pinar on October 16, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Africa's Lake Natron Turns Animals into Stone

Quickly making their way around the web are these fascinating photos by Nick Brandt that show an eerie lake in Africa turning animals into stone. According to Brandt's new book, Across the Ravaged Land, Lake Natron in northern Tanzania is a death trap for birds and bats who appear to slam into it due to its surface's extremely reflective nature. Confused, the…

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Added by alice on October 2, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

12 Amazing Photos of Animals Congregating

Stingrays

While we'll always be big fans of wildlife photography in general, there's nothing quite like seeing hundreds, thousands and even millions of animals congregating like this. Whether these photographers have captured animal migrations, where major animal groups travel long distances in search of food, or whether these…

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Added by alice on September 27, 2013 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Funny Illustrations: If Animals and Objects Could Talk

Graphic designer David Olenick gives a window into another world with these humorous illustrations that show us what would happen if objects and animals could talk. The clever works feature everything from a cup of coffee smugly saying, "I own you" to a seemingly happy cat…

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Added by alice on September 23, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Enormous Wet Clay Animal Sculptures by Shay Church

Ceramic artist Shay Church, who's also assistant professor of art and head of the ceramic area at Virginia Commonwealth University, has created a gripping set of enormous wet clay animal sculptures that he refers to as Migrations Interrupted. "This puts a forceful, crude human twist on an elegant natural cycle," he states. "I find comfort in meditating on their…

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Added by alice on September 7, 2013 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Countless Pens Used to Draw Detailed Animals Portraits



New Jersey-based illustrator Tim Jeffs has spent the past year trying to draw intricately detailed animal portraits with nothing more than pens and ink. Originally completing the spectacular sketchbook drawings as a pastime, Jeffs' son Harrison decided to share his dad's meticulous craft on…

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Added by Pinar on August 24, 2013 at 11:05am — 1 Comment

Mythical Portraits Feature Wild Animals by Katerina Plotnikova

The last time we featured the works of Moscow-based photographer Katerina Plotnikova, we admired her ability to create stunningly surreal images inspired by fairy tales. Recently, she's expanded her repertoire to include portraits of young girls holding wild…

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Added by alice on August 21, 2013 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Dramatic Black and White Portraits of Exotic Animals

Trophies is a dramatic series of animal portraits by Chicago-based photographer C. Owen Lavoie (better known simply as C. Owen) that presents an intriguing perspective of exotic creatures creeping out of the shadows. The collection of images are unlike your typical animal portraits that allow the viewer to take in every inch of the animal. Instead, these photos are mysterious…

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Added by Pinar on July 17, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Pic of the Day: Baby Coyotes Learn How to Howl



This photo is almost too adorable to be real! The amazing capture is by photographer Debbie DiCarlo, a self-professed lover of all things nature including plants, animals and landscapes. As she states about this photo she's titled Howling Lesson,"I was so thrilled to have seen and heard this...adult coyote and two pups howling." It was taken in Hinkley, Minnesota.

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Added by alice on June 27, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Heartbreaking Photos of Animals Stuck in Zoos

While zoos are a great place to see a large number of animals all in one place, there's a dark side to these family attractions that doesn't often get discussed. On Debate.org, the question, "Should we keep animals in zoos?" splits poll takers down the middle with 42% saying yes,…

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Added by alice on June 6, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Real Animals That You Didn't Know Existed

Maned Wolf

The world we live in is filled with exotic wildlife, and that means more than just lions and giraffes. There are a multitude of species that are lesser known to the general public and fascinating to learn more about. Redditor…

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Added by Pinar on May 29, 2013 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Perfectly-Timed Photos of Animals About to Become Dinner



Call it survival of the fittest or just being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Today we take a look at incredible photos, taken at just the right moment, of animals about to feast on other animals. They show birds, reptiles and mammals about to consume their latest meal. If anything, they'll will make you happy that humans are on top of the food…

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Added by alice on April 11, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

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