When aboriginal rangers discovered that a camera they had set up to capture images of crocodiles eating had gone missing, they had no idea who the thief might be. At first, they thought that the camera had fallen into the water, so they forgot about it. Two weeks later, however, colleagues found the device about 110 kilometers away at the Mary River.
Posts Tagged ‘animals’
Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich has created an incredible series of portraits of the Siamese fighting fish, highlighting this species’ spectacular coloration and flamboyant fins.
The Internet has created a lot of beautiful and wonderful things for people to enjoy, but it’s all the luck of the draw. Sometimes something pops out that causes you to question the sanity of your fellow man. Take, for example, this series of pictures of birds with human arms.
On the internet, you can never have too many cats. Now, on two islands in Japan, a similar principle seems to be in effect. The islands of Tashirojima in Miyagi prefecture and Aoshima in Ehime prefecture are covered in cats – and tourists love it.
The platypus is a mystery to many of us because it’s such a wacky animal. It’s a mammal, but it also has a bill like a duck, lays eggs, and uses venom and electrolocation – none of which we’re used to seeing in mammals. This friendly platypus at the Healesville Sanctuary in Australia, however, seems to get along with people just fine, getting belly rubs and being hand-fed snacks.
Animal pictures are usually popular online because the animals are cute and adorable or ferocious and fearsome. The Potoo bird, however, is neither majestic nor especially cute. It just looks… terrified.
In the advertising world, it’s getting increasingly harder to get through to the customer, as the maze of ads has become just too overwhelming. Photographer Rene Mesman, working in collaboration with Dutch postproduction specialists at Souverein Weesp, was hired to conduct a photoshoot for shampoo and conditioner commercials, and found a very creative angle to get people’s attention. The idea was to shoot luscious hairdos, created on different fowls — an owl, a crow, and a falcon. The final results of the “Coiffure le Bird” series are actually pretty impressive!
Each bird poses with a digitally drawn hairdo, matching his feather colors and general posture, and the combination gives a really hilarious yet impressive result. The birds cover the traditional blond-brunette-redhead palette, and prove that there still are ways to creatively promote such everyday products as shampoo. Which of the stylish fowls is your favorite?