Animals Are Better Than People


SOURCE: VIRAL NOVA

I don’t know about you but this post made me smile and found it to be uplifting at a time when I can use whatever it takes to keep my tank full.  Enjoy as we humans can learn a lot by these odd relationships.

No matter how adorable, dangerous or strange animals are, there is one thing that is for certain: they are better than people. They don’t hold grudges, judge or condescend. Animals don’t ruin your day just because they can. All they want to do is act naturally, and in some cases, when they do, it’s the cutest thing in the world.

Take these 15 unique animal friends, for example. These odd couples couldn’t be more different from one another, yet they embrace their friendship. When do humans show such acceptance and love? We should learn a thing or two about how to live from these adorable animal pals.

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20 Gorgeous Animal Photos


SOURCE: EARTHRANDOM

Humans have always been mesmerized by the beauty of the animals that share this world with us. Because of that, many great photographers dedicate so much time trying to capture them in their best moments. Here are 20 examples of that:

1 20 Gorgeous Animal Photos

Source: P. Lindel

2 20 Gorgeous Animal Photos

Source: Roland Sax

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DOG/GOD = Great Outdoors!


I am very rarely at a loss of words but when it comes to attending my first dog memorial I seem to be.  I have tried to write this post numerous times but it never came out right.  So, what I have done is post pictures of this special day in February, made a video as tribute to my friend/colleague Sandi and a quote Sandi said to me….I was honored and really touched.  We have three dogs and will inevitably experience this loss.

Final resting place

Final resting place

This is a special post…please scroll down, take a look at the pictures and read the little story.  Then, pay tribute and watch the short video.  Best in HD and wide screen.  I know many of the readers of this BLOG can relate.  The love we have for our pets is a very personal relationship but in the end I think we all feel the same way when they have to leave us. Continue reading

21 Endangered Animals you should see before they’re gone


By On December 5, 2012 · 
The earth’s current rate of extinction is greater than at any other time since the dinosaurs disappeared around 65 million years ago.


THE NATURAL EXTINCTION RATE (aka background rate) describes how fast plants, mammals, birds, insects, etc. would die off if humans weren’t around. Scientists state that today species are disappearing at almost 1,000 times the natural rate, meaning we’re losing around 150-200 species every day. Close to 15% of mammal species and 11% of bird species are currently listed as threatened with extinction.

With an increasing human population, more and more land is being appropriated to develop cities, acquire natural resources, and build farms, amongst other reasons. This means loss of habitat for many animal species. In addition to this, other beings need to contend with human-caused disasters such as oil spills, climate change, and acid rain. And on top of that there’s the issue of over-hunting / -fishing and poaching to sustain an illegal market that trades in animals. Continue reading

Animated Animals Edition


50 ANIMATED GIFS – Compliments of TWISTED SIFTER

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- 1. Hello
- 2. Oh hai
- 3. Gorillas fascinated by a caterpillar
- 4. Terrible way to wake up from a nightmare
- 5. Almost as bad
- 6. Some penguins just want to watch the world burn
- 7. Whale-bow
- 8. Snaggled
- 9. Also snaggled
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Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #1


Explore the wilderness with us… Within the next 10-15 years we will see the last-remaining wilderness area on earth dominated by the demands of growing human populations and undermined by accelerated climate change. When the earth’s last wild places are gone, all we will have are fenced off protected areas dependent on constant intervention to persist and marginalized by the demands of sustained development in emerging markets. Guides, rangers, researchers, ecotourists, photographers, artists and conservationists around the world apply themselves everyday to sharing, studying, photographing, writing about, protecting, conserving and celebrating the “wild” with their guests, co-workers, colleagues, and local communities. These amazing photographs are a window into their world, a world where the lions, elephants, orangutans and leopards still reign supreme and we can dream of that perfect morning in the wilderness…

The Bush Boyes and Ranger Diaries have teamed up to bring you the “Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness”. These stunning photographs are selected from hundreds of submissions and are intended to bring the beauty, freedom and splendor of the wilderness to as many people as possible around the world. Please submit your best photographs from the wildest places to the Ranger Diaries wall (www.facebook.com/rangerdiaries) and stand a chance of being featured in the “Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness” published each week. This initiative is all about SHARING and CARING about wild places. Please “Like” this blog post and share this link with as many people as possible… So begins the “Ranger Revolution”… Anyone can be an “honorary ranger” if they share and care about the wilderness, stimulating positive change for wild places around the world… Join the revolution now!

Kyle de Nobrega

“Curious cub” by guide Kyle de Nobrega at Lion Sands Private Game Reserve http://www.rangerdiaries.com/photos/view-photos.html?id=1882 “Nothing quite like the curiosity of a cat.” (Kyle de Nobrega) Continue reading

Spirit of the Great Bear Rainforest


They say if you are lucky enough to see a Spirit Bear you have Luck for LIFE!

Please read this…you will learn a lot about our area of the globe. 

SOURCE:  The Canadian Nature Photographer

Spirit Bear by Steve Williamson ©

Spirit of the rainforest – Nikon D700 200-400mm VR F4 Lens

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50 Cute Puppies


Our Best Friend, the Dog, has been around for thousands of years. When man learned to harness dogs for his use, there began the creation of an unbreakable bond that would grow and last forever.

Through selective breeding by humans, the dog has developed into hundreds of varied breeds, and shows more behavioral and morphological variation than any other land mammal.

Here we have selected 50 Cute Dogs Make Your Girlfriend Smile. Send this article to your girlfriend or wife, I am sure she will love it and give you a kiss or more!

SOURCE CUTEST PAW

The Top 75 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012


Some of these I have posted before but here they are with new ones in a single post!

After the positive reception from last year’s “Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2011“, the Sifter promised to highlight the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘ at the end of every quarter, eventually culminating in an epic Top 100 for 2012.

It’s hard to believe we’re already into the final quarter of 2012. With that, here are the Sifter’s Top 75 ‘Pictures of the Day‘ for this year. If any image really intrigues you, be sure to click the title link or picture itself. That will take you to the individual post page where you can find out more information.

*Please note the photographs themselves were not necessarily taken in 2012, they just happened to be featured as a ‘Picture of the Day’ this year. The pictures are also listed in reverse chronological order. There is no ranking between the photos themselves :)

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