Category: ANIMALS

March 9, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Picture of the Day: The Lone Wolf

Picture of the Day: The Lone Wolf

THE LONE WOLF Photograph by Carollyn Churchill on Reddit This stunning capture of a wolf in Wyoming, USA was captured and posted to Reddit by photographer Carollyn Churchill. In the animal kingdom, lone wolves are typically older wolves driven from the pack, perhaps by an alpha male, or young adults in search…

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March 6, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Picture of the Day: A Pod of Sleeping Sperm Whales

Picture of the Day: A Pod of Sleeping Sperm Whales

A POD OF SLEEPING SPERM WHALES Photograph by Wild Wonders of Europe [www.wild-wonders.com] via Business & Biodiversity Campaign Spotted off the coast of the Azores in Portugal, this incredible image shows a pod of sleeping sperm whales. Back in 2008, Patrick Miller, a senior researcher fellow at the University of St. Andrews…

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March 6, 2012 at 9:18 am

The 25 Funniest Hover Animals Ever

The 25 Funniest Hover Animals Ever

People love photographing animals. Whether it be their pets or an animal spotted in the wild, we’re always snapping pics of our furry friends. Sometimes, we manage to capture them in mid-stride or jump, and it’s these frozen moments in time that can create the illusion of ‘hovering’ or ‘flying’. The Internet has…

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March 4, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Picture of the Day: The Fractal Tiger

Picture of the Day: The Fractal Tiger

THE FRACTAL TIGER Artwork and Photography by Till Walley on Flickr This effect is achieved using a Photoshop plugin called Fractalius. It is based on the extraction of the so-called hidden fractal texture of an image. The awesome example above was done by Flickr user Till Walley. It is reminiscent of another…

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February 29, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Picture of the Day: Eyes on the Prize

Picture of the Day: Eyes on the Prize

EYES ON THE PRIZE Photograph by Kristina Buceatchi This is one of those old but gold photos that’s been floating around the Internet for years (at least since 2005). It’s a great shot of a beautiful animal and that eye! It’s truly hypnotic. Any guesses as to what our friendly feline is…

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February 27, 2012 at 9:29 am

10 Incredible Melanistic (All Black) Animals

10 Incredible Melanistic (All Black) Animals

Photograph by Cburnett on Wikipedia Melanism is an undue development of dark-colored pigment in the skin or its appendages and is the opposite of albinism. The word ‘melanism’ is deduced from a Greek word that means black pigment. Pseudo-melanism, also called abundism, is another variant of pigmentation, characterized by dark spots or enlarged stripes,…

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February 23, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Picture of the Day: Male Jawfish Mouthbrooding Offspring

Picture of the Day: Male Jawfish Mouthbrooding Offspring

MALE JAWFISH MOUTHBROODING OFFSPRING Photograph by STEVE KOVACS In this incredible photograph by Steve Kovacs, we see a male jawfish mouthbrooding it’s offspring. It was a finalist for the 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest. Mouthbrooding, also known as oral incubation and buccal incubation, is the care given by some groups of animals…

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February 20, 2012 at 10:08 am

The Tiniest Chameleon in the World

The Tiniest Chameleon in the World

Photograph by Glaw F, Kohler J, Townsend TM, Vences M A new species of Leaf Chameleons (Brookesia) from northern Madagasar have been discovered and they are the tiniest in the world. Adult males of the species grow to just over a half-inch (16 mm) from nose to bottom and about 1 inch (30…

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February 11, 2012 at 1:59 pm

12 Underwater Photos of Dogs Fetching Their Ball

12 Underwater Photos of Dogs Fetching Their Ball

Photograph by SETH CASTEEL @ LittleFriendsPhoto.com Photographer Seth Casteel’s captures of dogs underwater are currently sweeping across the Internet landscape. The Sifter highly recommends you check out the Little Friends Photo Album on Facebook for hundreds of amazing animal photographs and plenty more underwater dog shots. There’s over 600 and counting! Based in…

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February 8, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Picture of the Day: Putting the Size of a Whale in Perspective

Picture of the Day: Putting the Size of a Whale in Perspective

PUTTING THE SIZE OF A WHALE IN PERSPECTIVE Photograph by Michael Swaine @ AbovePhotograph.com.au Everyone knows whales are huge. In fact, the Blue Whale is the largest known animal to have ever existed (source). Roughly the length of a basketball court, these majestic creatures are a sight to behold. In this startling…

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