Before and after: What a difference a photo makes
Photography is a powerful tool. A good photo documents, explains, entices, incriminates, inspires, and even has the power to saves lives. One nonprofit working with rescue animals is hammering that point home. HeARTs Speak brings photographers and rescue groups together to help get animals out of shelters and into safe homes. These before and after images of rescued dogs like Turner illustrate what a difference having a skilled photographer on hand can make for an animal in need.
White-nose syndrome, already responsible for killing some 6 million North American bats, has now been confirmed in Kentucky’s iconic cave system.
When you’re easy pickings for any number of predators the ability to turn yourself into a snake is a handy one. And that’s what the snake mimic hawkmoth caterpillar appears to be able to do. When threatened it will pull in its legs and head and expand the back part of its body to make itself resemble a snake. This snake’s head is actually the tail of the caterpillar.
Picture: Science Photo Library / Rex Features (via Caterpillars’ self-defence mimicry and camouflage - Telegraph)
12th Annual Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade in Long Beach, California
Picture: KeystoneUSA-ZUMA / Rex Features (via Pictures of the day: 29 October 2012 - Telegraph)
A damsel fish moves in to eat a figure, pushing a lawnmower on the sea bed. Photographer Jason Isley dived to the sea bed in Malaysia and set up tiny figures performing everyday tasks. He then waited and photographed real sea creatures interacting with the figures.
Picture: Scubazoo / Barcroft Media (via Pictures of the day: 14 November 2012 - Telegraph)
Photo: Jeff J Mitchell, Getty Images / SF (via Day in Pictures, Oct. 4, 2012 - SFGate)
Photograph: Patrick B. Kraemer/Keystone/AP (via 24 hours in pictures | News | guardian.co.uk)
You can now explore coral reefs on Google Street View. Panoramic images of reefs were gathered by the Catlin Seaview Survey - a project which studies the health of coral reefs, and the impact of global warming.
Pictures: Catlin Seaview Survey (via Telegraph)
Arctic reindeer cool with snow, but not rain
Over 17 years of observations the number of calves per female fluctuated sharply according to rainfall patterns during the winter. The findings are important given that the Arctic circle is a hotspot for global warming, affecting not just overall temperatures but weather patterns too.
I have discovered the best thing ever: Corgi Hybrids.
- Corgi/Black Lab.
- Corgi/Jack Russell.
- Corgi/Australian Shepard.
- Corgi/German Shepard.
- Corgi/Cocker Spaniel.
Holy shit the corgi/german shepard
I now know what I want to sleep next to for the rest of my life
The fucking Corgi/Dalmatian though.
What? WHAT? I need all of them!!!