Category: ANIMALS

Oct 6, 2014

Spider Appears to Use Hanging Rock to Anchor Web from Ceiling

Spider Appears to Use Hanging Rock to Anchor Web from Ceiling

Reddit user reverseloop observed a spider’s web that appears to be anchored from the ceiling by a rock. While the fascinating discovery implies some kind of basic form of tool use, it’s unclear exactly how this occurred since he did not personally witness the web-building process. For example, it’s possible that the rock was…

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Oct 1, 2014

Picture of the Day: Dragon Dew

Picture of the Day: Dragon Dew

Photograph by Andrè Baumann A beautiful macro capture by Andrè Baumann shows a dragonfly covered in early morning dew. A dragonfly is an insect belonging to the order Odonata and is characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, and an elongated body. Dragonflies are among the fastest flying insects in…

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Oct 1, 2014

The Sifter’s Top 75 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2014

The Sifter’s Top 75 ‘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). We’re now in the home stretch of 2014 with only three months left! I can’t wait to see what treasures…

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Sep 29, 2014

The 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest [10 photos]

The 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest [10 photos]

The 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest is under way with entries being accepted until October 31, 2014. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2015. The First Place winner in each category (People,…

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Sep 23, 2014

Four Ancient Animals That are Older than Trees

Four Ancient Animals That are Older than Trees

Photograph by Scott McCracken According to Science Daily the earliest modern tree lived about 345-360 million years ago. Now extinct, Archaeopteris made up most of the forests across the Earth in the Late Devonian period. The findings were reported by three scientists in the 22 April 1999 issue of Nature (“Archaeopteris is the earliest…

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Sep 21, 2014

Animal Portraits on Stark White Backgrounds by Morten Koldby

Animal Portraits on Stark White Backgrounds by Morten Koldby

Morten Koldby is a commercial photographer based in Denmark. The artist studied at the Danish School of photography and assisted a number of established commercial photographers for years prior to launching his own studio. In an ongoing series of animal portraits, Koldby shoots his subjects against a stark white background, accentuating each animal’s unique…

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Sep 17, 2014

Artist Takes Portraits of His Bull Terrier and Illustrates the Background

Artist Takes Portraits of His Bull Terrier and Illustrates the Background

Brazilian artist Rafael Mantesso takes portraits of his adorable bull terrier Jimmy Choo, placing him in funny situations by illustrating the background. Mantesso then posts the funny results on Instagram to his nearly 50,000 followers. In an interview with Bored Panda, Rafael says the project started after he and his wife got divorced and…

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