Category: ANIMALS

Feb 27, 2012

10 Incredible Melanistic (All Black) Animals

10 Incredible Melanistic (All Black) Animals

Photograph by Cburnett on Wikipedia Melanism is an undue development of dark-colored pigment in the skin or its appendages and is the opposite of albinism. The word ‘melanism’ is deduced from a Greek word that means black pigment. Pseudo-melanism, also called abundism, is another variant of pigmentation, characterized by dark spots or enlarged stripes,…

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Feb 23, 2012

Picture of the Day: Male Jawfish Mouthbrooding Offspring

Picture of the Day: Male Jawfish Mouthbrooding Offspring

MALE JAWFISH MOUTHBROODING OFFSPRING Photograph by STEVE KOVACS In this incredible photograph by Steve Kovacs, we see a male jawfish mouthbrooding it’s offspring. It was a finalist for the 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest. Mouthbrooding, also known as oral incubation and buccal incubation, is the care given by some groups of animals…

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Feb 20, 2012

The Tiniest Chameleon in the World

The Tiniest Chameleon in the World

Photograph by Glaw F, Kohler J, Townsend TM, Vences M A new species of Leaf Chameleons (Brookesia) from northern Madagasar have been discovered and they are the tiniest in the world. Adult males of the species grow to just over a half-inch (16 mm) from nose to bottom and about 1 inch (30…

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Feb 11, 2012

12 Underwater Photos of Dogs Fetching Their Ball

12 Underwater Photos of Dogs Fetching Their Ball

Photograph by SETH CASTEEL @ LittleFriendsPhoto.com Photographer Seth Casteel’s captures of dogs underwater are currently sweeping across the Internet landscape. The Sifter highly recommends you check out the Little Friends Photo Album on Facebook for hundreds of amazing animal photographs and plenty more underwater dog shots. There’s over 600 and counting! Based in…

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Feb 8, 2012

Picture of the Day: Putting the Size of a Whale in Perspective

Picture of the Day: Putting the Size of a Whale in Perspective

PUTTING THE SIZE OF A WHALE IN PERSPECTIVE Photograph by Michael Swaine @ AbovePhotograph.com.au Everyone knows whales are huge. In fact, the Blue Whale is the largest known animal to have ever existed (source). Roughly the length of a basketball court, these majestic creatures are a sight to behold. In this startling…

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Feb 2, 2012

The Ultimate Guide to Parahawking in Nepal

The Ultimate Guide to Parahawking in Nepal

Photograph via baileyhope on Reddit What is Parahawking? In an effort to advance the interaction between man and bird, and to provide a unique opportunity to interact with birds of prey in their own environment, Scott Mason conceived and developed Parahawking. Parahawking is paragliding with trained birds of prey. By combining ancient…

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Feb 1, 2012

Picture of the Day: Nomads Hunting with Golden Eagles in Mongolia

Picture of the Day: Nomads Hunting with Golden Eagles in Mongolia

NOMADS HUNTING WITH GOLDEN EAGLES IN MONGOLIA Photograph by DAVID TIPLING PHOTOGRAPHY Posted on Reddit earlier this week, this incredible photograph shows a group of nomads hunting with Golden Eagles in Mongolia. A Tineye search points to photographer David Tipling, who must have had an incredible experience filming these majestic creatures. There…

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