Category: ANIMALS

Jan 5, 2015

Picture of the Day: Real-Life Pegasus

Picture of the Day: Real-Life Pegasus

Photograph via Carly Brooke (@ftcreature on Twitter) This might be the coolest clip job on a horse ever! Love the two-tone style and how the legs match the color of the ‘wings’. For those curious, I believe the breed of horse is a Friesian. As for the Pegasus reference, Pegasus is a winged divine…

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Jan 4, 2015

LEGO Birds by Tom Poulsom

LEGO Birds by Tom Poulsom

Nature lover and LEGO enthusiast Tom Poulsom has designed various species of birds using existing LEGO pieces. An arborist by trade, Poulsom has successfully built life-sized versions of a: robin, puffin, kingfisher, woodpecker, blue tit, goldfinch, blue jay and hummingbird. On the designs, Poulsom remarks: “The birds are a big challenge to build, building…

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Dec 31, 2014

The Sifter’s Most Popular Posts of 2014

The Sifter’s Most Popular Posts of 2014

Thank you fellow sifters, without you there would be no website. I hope you have learned, laughed and been inspired. The world is an amazing place and the Sifter strives to provide a glimpse into the amazing people, places and animals that inhabit our beautiful planet. Here’s a look back at our 10 most…

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Dec 29, 2014

The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2014

The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2014

At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic Top 100 at the end of the year (see last year’s top 100 here). It’s been an eventful year and I can’t wait to see what treasures next year will bring! Below you will…

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Dec 23, 2014

Picture of the Day: Chubby Cheeks

Picture of the Day: Chubby Cheeks

Photograph by Cephas on Wikimedia Commons Seen here is an Eastern chipmunk with cheeks filled with food. The cute critter was spotted in the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area in Quebec, Canada. The eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus) is a chipmunk species found in eastern North America. A small species, it reaches about 30 cm…

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Dec 23, 2014

This is How Snails Eat Carrots and Celery

This is How Snails Eat Carrots and Celery

Apparently snails will eat every part of a carrot except for the skin and all of the flesh of a celery aside from the stringy bits. What remains is pretty interesting to see, especially the carrot! Reddit user jasamaha8 took some fascinating close-ups so we could see the remains after the snails in his…

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Dec 21, 2014

Picture of the Day: Awwdopted!

Picture of the Day: Awwdopted!

Photograph via wndrgls on reddit In this adorable before and after shot, we see two newly adopted dogs go from sad to happy as they take a joyous ride to their new home. Their expressions are absolutely priceless 🙂 via wndrgls on reddit

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Dec 19, 2014

See Why this Cat Was Named the “Most Awful Sleeping Face” in Japan

See Why this Cat Was Named the “Most Awful Sleeping Face” in Japan

Meet Setsu-Chan, an adorable cat who according to several Japanese publications, was recently given the title of “Most Awful Sleeping Face” in Japan. The title of course is in good fun, as the cat is clearly cute and very popular with fans as she has nearly 60,000 ardent followers on Twitter. The cat’s surging…

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Dec 17, 2014

The Winners of the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest

The Winners of the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest

More than 9,200 entries were submitted from over 150 countries, with professional photographers and amateur photo enthusiasts across the globe participating. Photographs were submitted in three categories: people, places and nature. The competition was judged on creativity and photographic quality by a panel of experts including National Geographic photographers John Stanmeyer and Erika Larsen,…

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Dec 14, 2014

Picture of the Day: Kiss from a Puffer Fish

Picture of the Day: Kiss from a Puffer Fish

Photograph by Brocken Inaglory Seen here is a white-spotted puffer (Arothron hispidus) just off the coast of Big Island, Hawaii. The white-spotted puffer is a medium-sized puffer fish and can reach 50 cm length. It is light grey in color with small white spots. It also has concentric contrasting white and dark grey lines…

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