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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Russian Mother Takes Magical Pictures of Her Two Kids With Animals On Her Farm


Had to post these amazing pictures.  Some say photo-shopped, I say beautiful and I don’t care and I can’t tell.  Such an eye for composition, lens choice, lighting..well, overall I think talent. 

These wonderful photographs by Elena Shumilova plunge the viewer into a beautiful world that revolves around two boys and their adorable dog, cat, duckling and rabbit friends. Taking advantage of natural colors, weather conditions and her enchanting surroundings, the gifted Russian artist creates cozy and heartwarming photography that will leave you amazed.

The boys in the photographs are the photographer’s sons and the animals belong to the farm she runs. “I largely trust my intuition and inspiration when I compose photos. I get inspired mainly by my desire to express something I feel, though I usually cannot tell exactly what that is” Shumilova explained to BoredPanda.

Rural settings, natural phenomena and the changing seasons seem to be the greatest stimuli in her works. “When shooting I prefer to use natural light – both inside and outside. I love all sorts of light conditions – street lights, candle light, fog, smoke, rain and snow – everything that gives visual and emotional depth to the image,” the photographer said.

Shumilova told us her passion for photography manifested in early 2012 when she got her first camera. Her most recent equipment includes the Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera and a 135mm lens. As a mother who doesn’t want to miss out on her growing children, she says she shoots every day and processes the images at night.

We suggest you take a cup of tea, lean back comfortably in your armchair and browse this beautiful collection of Elena Shumilova’s photographs.

See her gallery on: Flickr | 500px

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52 Places to Go in 2014


Amazing pics, amazing places to visit…check them ALL out….

SOURCE:  NY Times

Witness a city in transformation, glimpse exotic animals, explore the past and enjoy that beach before the crowds.

Table Mountain and Cape Town. Samantha Reinders for The New York Times

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Amazing macro-photography of individual snowflakes [10 Pictures]


Photographer Alexey Kljatov takes incredible close-up photos of snowflakes in his backyard in Moscow.

“I capture snowflakes on the open balcony of my house, mostly on glass surface, lighted by an LED flashlight from the opposite side of the glass, and sometimes in natural light, using dark woolen fabrics as background.”
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The Top 75 Pictures of 2013


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Following on from our very successful blog “100 of the Best Street Art Images of 2013″ (see HERE), we’ve widened the net and thanks to the guys over at Sifter, we bring you the Top 75 Pictures of 2013. All credit goes to the individual photographers and their inspiring visions of our beautiful planet. What’s your favorite? Continue reading

Stuff You Will Never Forget


Now that the year will be quickly drawing to a close, we wanted to remember some of the downright insane things have have happened this year. From the deadly to the triumphant, 2013 has been filled with events that none of us will soon forget. Countless people were injured by bombings, civil uprisings and natural disasters. However, within that tragedy, humanity’s beautiful true nature shone through. These are 28 photos that you simply must see before the end of the year.

When You See This, You’ll Understand Why


Everyone’s Talking About What This Shy Photographer Did.

This is an amazing story and beautiful yet strange photography.

A couple of years ago, Kyle Thompson became interested in photography. Unfortunately, his anxiety prevented him from talking to people, so he opted to experiment with self-portraits.

He would spend hours, even days, walking alone through forests and exploring abandoned houses. He’s been to over 50 of them. After taking hundreds of photos, he posted some of his best to Reddit. From there, his life changed forever.

Something Special about Trains Through Winter Landscapes


Regardless if you live on the side of the globe that never gets to see the snow, or are one of those who know it quite well – admit it, it does give you some amazing photographing material. For me, a combination of nature and technology has always been something special. This time I want to introduce you to an exceptional connection of snow, nature and trains. Enjoy.

SOURCE: Green Landscapes

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The Unseen Lives of Miniature Cement People


Probably the most bizarre form of art/photography I have ever seen…..weird but cool

SOURCE:  TwistedSifter on StumbleUpon

Isaac Cordal is a Spanish artist that has been working on his own projects since 1999. His ongoing series entitled Cement Eclipses began in art school in 2002 but he didn’t start placing them on the streets until 2006, with his first piece laid in the city of Vigo, Spain.

Cordal makes the tiny sculptures in his apartment/home studio. He has placed them in major cities all around Europe including: London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Milan, Berlin and Brussels. “Small interventions in big cities,” is how Cordal characterized Cement Eclipses.

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Cool Street Art & Inventive Urban Art


Very cool and beyond creative!

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Collection of Inventive Urban Art & Cool Street Art

One of the great things about cool street art is how inventive and original it can be.  It can be incredible how some people perceive the world and can create something seemingly out of nothing.  It is the essence of opportunistic art and is often the most quoted and memorable pieces.  Not all of the pieces I have included are created like this but are equally inventive and original.

See more cool street art, inventive urban art & graffiti art online on Mr Pilgrim’s google plus or facebook pages.

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