Live long and prosper.
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Photo credit: Miller & Maclean/Cango
Peek-a-boo, I see you!
Photo credit: Steve Hinch
Photo credit: Karen Summers
The mudskipper. A fish that has fins which have evolved so that they are able to use them as arms in order to travel across land. Plus some other incredible features unique to themselves. Talk about an masterpiece in evolution – only the strongest survive. And they wanted to survive. I am familiar with the mudskipper – probably saw them originally on Mutual of Omaha’s “Wild Kingdom”… but I do not recall having seen them up close and personal as shown in this short video from National Geographic. I love how their dorsal fin flares up making them look prehistoric.
Poetry in Motion
Photo Credit: Paco Valera
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When Siku the polar bear cub was introduced to the public late last year, he quickly became an Internet sensation, with his own Web and Facebook pages. But with fame often comes responsibility, and officials at Denmark’s Scandinavian Wildlife Park said Siku would have an important burden to shoulder.
“Siku is going to be an ambassador for polar bears, for global warming,” park director Frank Vigh-Larsen said in December.
A face only a mother could love – and any animal-lover out there as well.
Source: The Telegraph
Nature & Wildlife Category winner. © Andiyan Lutfi (Indonesia) courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards 2011.
Hungry ants clamour to get their hands on a piece of chocolate brownie that had been left on a pile of leaves.
Known in Indonesia as the Rang-Rang, the insect lives in colonies where each
has their own role as either worker, drone or queen.
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Ewwwww…. I am still making a “scrunchy” face and shuddering over watching this three-minute documentary from National Geographic on cockroaches and their mating ritual. However, it was something I did not know and most definitely had not witnessed up close and personal – so I found it actually rather fascinating.
If you can stomach three minutes of watching thousands of these radiation-resistant creatures scurrying around, it is worth watching. Very interesting and educational. But this is still the only creature I will purposely stomp on when I see them.
The Earth does not belong to us; we belong to the Earth. ~ Unknown
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By: Carlos Barriuso
There are no seven wonders of the world… there are seven million.
~ Walt Streightiff
Pelican in flight capturing fish. Photo source: Telegraph
I think this picture is priceless.
Found on Animal Advocacy photo album (Friends of Crouton, rescued by Rocky Ridge Refuge) on Facebook.
Here is a phenomenal video with macro footage showing insects on flowers – activity which is difficult to see from normal observation. It is filmed with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II and a Canon EF 100mm 2.8 L IS USM lens. Edited in Adobe Premiere Pro CS4. More…
When I first saw an image of a one-eyed shark circulating around the internet, I thought it was a photoshopped joke. I was wrong. This is an actual life form. Here is a brief description and some photos of this very odd creature. More…
Absolutely amazing encounter of a troop of wild gorillas which wandered into this camp. On Dec. 11, King was in a private safari camp near Bwindi National Park, in Uganda, to see mountain gorillas. Apparently, they wanted to see him, too. He was sitting beside a trail when a family of wild gorillas joined him. Curious about their fellow primate, at least two of the gorillas touched King’s head and neck, smelled him and tasted him on their fingers. I can only imagine how his heart was racing during this whole time. Although typically not agressive, a male Silverback does have the strength to tear apart a man limb by limb in only a few mere seconds should he feel his family is being threatened. More…
Absolutely precious video of show a big squirrel refused to leave his little squirrel friend behind. With a little help of human friends, see how baby squirrel is able to conquer “The Wall.” More…
We humans presume we’re smarter than animals, but are we really? Let’s take a closer look as we countdown the Top 5 intelligent animals. More…
Richard Moyer told abc27 News he was letting in the dog at around 3 a.m. when the bear rushed through a patio door and jumped on him. He suffered injuries to his head, face and arms.