Category: ANIMALS

July 8, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Volunteers Form Human Wall to Guide Baby Turtles to Sea

Volunteers Form Human Wall to Guide Baby Turtles to Sea

Photograph Courtesy of Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire Website | Facebook Album On July 1st, 2013 at 4:00 pm local time, 112 Loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings began to climb to the top of their nest in the sand. Photograph Courtesy of Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire Website | Facebook Album The eggs hatched 52…

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July 4, 2013 at 11:55 am

The Textured Patterns of Corals

The Textured Patterns of Corals

The Sifter’s favourite underwater photographer, Alexander Semenov, is back with another amazing gallery. Entitled Living Stones, Semenov explores the different patterns and textures of stony corals in the Red Sea. Captured at high magnification, you can really appreciate the intricate detail and colour on the surfaces of these living creatures. Corals are marine invertebrates…

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June 26, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Picture of the Day: The Bait Ball

Picture of the Day: The Bait Ball

THE BAIT BALL Photograph by STEVE DUNLEAVY on Flickr A bait ball, or baitball, occurs when small fish swarm in a tightly packed spherical formation about a common centre. It is a last-ditch defensive measure adopted by small schooling fish when they are threatened by predators. Small schooling fish are eaten by…

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June 25, 2013 at 11:54 am

Editors Picks from the 2013 Nat Geo Photo Contest

Editors Picks from the 2013 Nat Geo Photo Contest

Calling all photographers! This is your final chance to enter the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. The grand-prize winner will receive a 10-day National Geographic Expedition to the Galápagos for two aboard the National Geographic Endeavour. The contest ends Sunday, June 30, at 11:59 pm UCT. The entry fee is $15 (USD) per…

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June 23, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Detailed Macro Portraits of Insects

Detailed Macro Portraits of Insects

Markus Reugels is a German photographer best known for his incredible high-speed photography (we’ve featured Reugels work previously here and here). He is also an accomplished macro photographer with an impressive gallery of over 72 photos on Flickr entitled, Insects & Animals. Below you will find a small selection of the Sifter’s personal favourites.…

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June 19, 2013 at 6:14 pm

Picture of the Day: Giraffe Umbrella

Picture of the Day: Giraffe Umbrella

GIRAFFE UMBRELLA Photograph by Ben Matthew Wong | twistedsifter.com I took this photo in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. It was the middle of the afternoon and the sun was scorching. We drove past this lone giraffe that was getting shade and shelter from the sun by standing under this beautiful Acacia tree.…

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June 17, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Custom Designed Animal Origami by Nguyen Hung Cuong

Custom Designed Animal Origami by Nguyen Hung Cuong

Nguyễn Hùng Cường is a Vietnamese origami artist from Hanoi. Cuong tells All Things Paper that he has been folding since he was five years old, creating his first original design in 1999 when he was only 10; a simple pig based on the work of John Montroll. Although not a full-time origami artist,…

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June 13, 2013 at 11:28 am

Incredibly Lifelike Animals Made from Pipe Cleaners

Incredibly Lifelike Animals Made from Pipe Cleaners

Lauren Ryan is an American artist that creates incredibly lifelike animals out of nothing more than pipe cleaners. A pipe cleaner or chenille stem is a type of brush originally intended for removing moisture and residue from smoking pipes. While they have many practical applications, they are also very popular for use in arts…

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June 11, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Picture of the Day: The Masked Owl

Picture of the Day: The Masked Owl

THE MASKED OWL Photograph by benjamin444 | CC BY-SA 3.0 The Australian Masked Owl (Tyto novaehollandiae) is a barn owl of Southern New Guinea and the non-desert areas of Australia. Masked Owls show strong reverse sexual dimorphism (obvious differences between male and female). A male Masked Owl’s weight ranges from 420-800g, while…

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June 7, 2013 at 2:33 pm

175 ft Snake Skeleton by Huang Yong Ping

175 ft Snake Skeleton by Huang Yong Ping

Ressort is the name of the recently commissioned and acquired sculpture by Chinese-French artist Huang Yong Ping for the Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA). The gigantic aluminum snake skeleton spirals over 53 meters (173.88 ft). Huang was born in Xiamen in southern China in 1954. Along with artists such as Zhang Xiaogang…

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