Category: ANIMALS

Dec 11, 2011

Picture of the Day: The Mighty Great White Shark

Picture of the Day: The Mighty Great White Shark

THE MIGHTY GREAT WHITE SHARK Photograph by DAVID LITCHFIELD Photographer David Litchfield took this incredible photograph of cage divers confronting a massive great white shark on the Isla de Guadalupe. The shot was one of the finalists of National Geographic’s annual photo contest. It’s hard to tell how big this shark is,…

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Dec 8, 2011

Picture of the Day: Rare Cyclops Shark!

Picture of the Day: Rare Cyclops Shark!

RARE CYCLOPS SHARK Photograph by Marcela Bejarano-Alvarez An extremely rare cyclops shark (pictured) has been confirmed in Mexico, new research shows. The 22-inch-long (56-centimeter-long) fetus has a single, functioning eye at the front of its head—the hallmark of a congenital condition called cyclopia, which occurs in several animal species, including humans. Cyclops…

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Dec 5, 2011

Picture of the Day: Baby Chameleons Branching Out

Picture of the Day: Baby Chameleons Branching Out

BABY CHAMELEONS BRANCHING OUT Original Photographs by Igor Siwanowicz | Digital Artwork by Takacica @ deviantART The fantastic image above by Takacica was created from two stunning photographs by Igor Siwanowicz (picture 1, picture 2). These seven-day old baby chameleon hatchlings measure approximately 1.5cm (0.6 in) in length. Adorable! Takacica and…

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Nov 27, 2011

Picture of the Day: The Miniature Northern Saw-whet Owl

Picture of the Day: The Miniature Northern Saw-whet Owl

THE MINIATURE NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL Photograph by JASON IDZERDA The Northern Saw-whet Owl is a small owl native to North America. Their habitat is coniferous forests, sometimes mixed or deciduous woods, across North America. They live in tree cavities and old nests made by other small raptors. Some are permanent residents, while…

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Nov 21, 2011

The Incredible Praying Mantis [25 pics]

The Incredible Praying Mantis [25 pics]

Photograph by IGOR SIWANOWICZ Mantodea (or mantises) is an order of insects that contains approximately 2,200 species in 15 families worldwide in temperate and tropical habitats. A colloquial name for the order is “praying mantises”, because of the typical “prayer-like” stance, although the term is often misspelled as “preying mantis” since mantises are…

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Nov 15, 2011

Picture of the Day: The Great Grey Owl

Picture of the Day: The Great Grey Owl

THE GREAT GREY OWL Photograph by JARI PELTOMAKI on Google+ Photographer Jari Peltomaki’s Remarks: Great Grey Owl is my favourite bird species and I have done a lot of photography with them in Finland. I also arrange workshops to photograph them when there is a good situation to photograph them! The Great…

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Nov 12, 2011

Picture of the Day: Dexter Throws a Mouse

Picture of the Day: Dexter Throws a Mouse

DEXTER THROWS A MOUSE Photograph by ANGELO DESANTIS Reminiscent of the equally awesome cat loves snow pic, this capture of Dexter the cat tossing a mouse is priceless. Just one of those candid shots by photographer Angelo DeSantis that makes the Internet awesome :) via Angelo DeSantis on Flickr …

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