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.
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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…Continue
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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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…
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…Continue
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…Continue
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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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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,…Continue
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…Continue
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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For those that love turning something 2D into something 3D, check out these adorable printable papercraft animals from Mibo. The UK-based design studio sells the cutest paper animals we've ever seen in sets like Forest Friends (squirrel, hedgehog, badger and fox), The Marine Team (whale, dolphin, sea turtle, bannerfish, octopus) and The Wild Bunch (giraffe, monkey, lion and…Continue
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As if cats weren't popular enough on the internet, redditor SteveV91 has uploaded some of the most adorable photos of the house pets hanging out with their nearly identical kittens. Whether simply lounging around or clawing at hard-to-reach places, the kittens are literal copycats of their larger…Continue
I came across these animal drawings by Sydney-based artist Jaimee Paul and was amazed by just how realistic they looked. (The fur! The feathers!) Growing up on a farm in New Zealand with eight dogs, four cats, two horses and many lambs, she's used to being surrounded by animals. It’s no wonder then, that now she focuses on them.
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Last week, artist Dave White opened an exciting exhibition in London called Natural Selection. While we're used to seeing his dripping and splattering watercolor paintings, we hadn't yet explored his stronger, abstract oil painting side.
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Photographer Karen Knorr asks you to see India in a whole new light. After a life-changing journey Rajashthan, India back in 2008, Knorr decided she would explore its rich culture heritage in a series called India Song. These carefully crafted photographs plant live animals into sacred and secular sites so that can celebrate the visual richness found in northern…
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