Category: ANIMALS

May 15, 2013 at 11:02 am

A 500 pound Blue Crab made from Stained Glass

A 500 pound Blue Crab made from Stained Glass

Located at Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) is Callinectes Douglassi, a 500-pound blue crab made from stained glass by artist Jackie Leatherbury Douglass and her husband John in 1984. The 10 ft x 7 ft x 5 ft (3 x 2 x 1.5 meter) sculpture took over 5,500 man hours over a 14-month period…

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May 12, 2013 at 9:56 am

Picture of the Day: Mini-Me

Picture of the Day: Mini-Me

MINI-ME Photograph by GRAEME GUY @ Top Flight Nature Photography In this adorable capture, we see a Masai giraffe with their offspring. This is one of many beautiful captures of African Wildlife with their offspring by Graeme Guy, a retired biochemist who is now pursuing his passion for photography. In a great…

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April 29, 2013 at 6:44 pm

Picture of the Day: Panthera Leo

Picture of the Day: Panthera Leo

PANTHERA LEO Photograph by and (C)2007 Derek Ramsey | Ram-Man on Wikimedia Commons The lion (Panthera leo) is one of the four big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae. With some males exceeding 250 kg (550 lb) in weight, it is the second-largest living cat after…

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April 21, 2013 at 3:00 pm

This Artist Transforms Human Hands into All Kinds of Animals

This Artist Transforms Human Hands into All Kinds of Animals

Guido Daniele is an award-winning artist from Soverato, Italy. Born in 1950, Daniele lives and works in Milan. Over his 40+ year career, Guido has done both commercial/advertising work as well as group and solo exhibitions around the world. In 1990 he began to explore and experiment with body and hand painting. By having…

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April 18, 2013 at 11:57 am

15 Fascinating Fungi around the World

15 Fascinating Fungi around the World

A fungus is a member of a large group of organisms that includes microorganisms such as yeasts and moulds, as well as the more familiar mushrooms. These organisms are classified as a kingdom, Fungi, which is separate from plants, animals, and bacteria. The discipline of biology devoted to the study of fungi is known…

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April 16, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Macro Photos of Animal Eyes

Macro Photos of Animal Eyes

We’ve already featured the incredible macro photography of Suren Manvelyan before, showcasing his series on human eyes as well as his original series of animal eyes. While this post and the two prior focus on Suren’s macro work, his talent spans to portraits, landscapes and other creative photo projects which you can see on…

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April 14, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Picture of the Day: Follow the Leader

Picture of the Day: Follow the Leader

FOLLOW THE LEADER Photograph by Jakub Polomski | jakubpolomski.com In this gorgeous capture by Jakub Polomski, we see a flock of sheep from above as they roam the Slovakian countryside. According to Wikipedia: Sheep are flock animals and strongly gregarious; much sheep behavior can be understood on the basis of these tendencies.…

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April 13, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Picture of the Day: First Flight

Picture of the Day: First Flight

FIRST FLIGHT Photograph by naturen-ar-fantastisk.blogspot.com In this momentous occasion, we see two baby common goldeneye ducks leaving the nest and taking to the air for their first ever flight. The expressions on their face are priceless! What an amazing event to witness 🙂 The Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) is a medium-sized sea…

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April 13, 2013 at 3:46 pm

3D Portraits of Undersea Creatures Painted onto Layers of Resin

3D Portraits of Undersea Creatures Painted onto Layers of Resin

Keng Lye is a talented painter and illustrator from Singapore. In his series entitled, Alive without breath, Lye paints incredible 3D portraits of undersea creatures onto multiple layers of resin. The technique was inspired by the 3D resin artwork of Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori. The dramatic effect could not be achieved without Lye’s strong…

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April 9, 2013 at 10:16 am

The 2012 Wikimedia Commons Pictures of the Year

The 2012 Wikimedia Commons Pictures of the Year

The winners of the Seventh Annual Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year Contest were just announced, and the top 12 finalists are just as remarkable as years past. With over 3990 voters, Pierre Dalous (User: Kookburra 81) took home top honours with his photograph of European Bee-eaters. Round 1 of voting began in mid-January…

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