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Pictures Of Gary, The Adventure Cat, Living His Best Life

This is one seriously cool cat. 

Gary is famous on the gram for all this stunning adventure pics! Seriously, this cat lives life to the fullest -- and probably way better than any of us. 

From the snowy mountain tops to kayaking out on the lake, you'll never see Gary without his sports gear on! 

Check out these really heckin' awesome pics of Gary living his best life.

And if you want more bad*ss Gary pics -- we've got you covered.

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Epic Photo Of Two Mice Fighting On a London Tube Wins Wildlife Photography Award

After five nights of patiently waiting, photographer Sam Rowley has managed to capture a mesmerizing photo of two mice fighting on a London Tube platform and won the London Natural History Museum's annual photography competition, beating out over 40,000 others for the People's Choice award. 

Perfectly Timed Photo Of Two Mice Fighting On a London Tube Wins Wildlife Photography Award photo by Sam Rowley people's choice award station squabble metro subway dramatic animals fight mouse rats rodents battle two mice scrapping over food on a London Underground station platform
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Series Of Heartwarming Pics Capture Womans Relationship With Her Shiba Inu

The bond we have with our pets are so deep, it's difficult to put into words how much we love them and how strong those bonds we've created are.

There is someone who managed to capture that love and bond, in a series of stunning and heartwarming pics.

That photographer is Yasuto. A Japan-based photographer who captured the pure love and deep connection between this woman and her Shiba Inu. The images go beyond love, each snapshot is a work of art. 

These images were featured on Yasuto's Twitter page.

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Bird Photographer of The Year Announces The Magnificent Shortlist Competing Photos of 2020

For the fifth year now, the prestigious Bird Photographer of the Year (BPOTY) announced the shortlist photographs of 2020. 

15,000 images submitted by photographers from over 60 countries worldwide are competing in five categories- Birds in the Environment, Birds in Flight, Bird Behavior, Best Portrait, and Garden and Urban Birds. The winners will be announced on Saturday August 22nd. In the meantime, enjoy this wonderful collection of shortlisting photographers. 

Bird Photographer of The Year contest | funny penguin jumping upright out of the water Gantoo penguin rashes ashore photo by Liz Cutting
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Beautiful Winning Images From The Prestigious Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest

This competition is one of the most prestigious nature photo contests in the world and the winning images represent some of the best underwater photographs of the year. Photographers from 78 countries entered images to the different contest's categories, including two new ones- conservation and blackwater diving.  

Beautiful Winning Images From The Prestigious Annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest | two seals yawning opening their mouths wide together side by side at the same time in an underwater setting
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Photographer Captures An Incredible Photo Demonstrating Every Move of an Osprey in Mid-Hunt Dive

Photographer Chen Chengguang (aka Joinus12345) is known for his stunning bird photography, which he shares with his followers on Instagram. But recently, one of his photos went viral. It was an amazing photo demonstrating every majestic move of an osprey diving for a hunt. 

Ospreys are powerful birds of prey known for their fishing abilities. Diving down from up to 100 feet in the air, they expertly use their claws to pluck their meals from water. Their athletic abilities make them popular with wildlife photographers, but Chen, in particular, is using a Victorian technique called chronophotography to demonstrate their power.  Made popular in the mid-19th century, chronophotography is a technique in which movement is captured in several frames and then either laid side by side or placed in one frame to demonstrate motion. By returning to the ancient technique, Chen allows viewers to take in every detail of the hunting osprey. 

osprey in a prey mid dive | a bird with a light colored head and dark wings folding its wings as it dives into a body of water to catch prey
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Macro-photography Shows The Immense Beauty Of Mushrooms

Marco-photographer extraordinaire, Alison Pollack, focuses her photography on fungi and Myxomycetes.

Pollack's Instagram account is jam-packed with stunning photos of these minuscule hypnotic mushrooms. In an interview with PetaPixel, Pollack reveals how she got started, "I started to get serious about mushroom and Myxomycete photography a couple of years ago, when I found and photographed my first Myxomycete. I had no idea what it was, so I looked it up online. I was immediately fascinated with the Myxomycete life cycle, and I have been avidly hunting and photographing them ever since.

As I looked for the tiny Myxos, I also started noticing really tiny fungi, and started photographing them as well. These tiny organisms are all over the forest when it rains, but they are so small that people just don't see them. My goal is to reveal their beauty and magic!"

You have definitely done so! Scroll down to see some of that magic mushroom revealed by Pollack: 

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Animals Of Instagram Spotlight Of The Week: Princess Cheeto

Once a week, we will be featuring an extraordinary animal account on Instagram! Their story, the adorable pictures, and pawesome videos! This week's spotlight goes to Princess Cheeto

Princess Cheeto, named after the delicious Flamin' Hot Cheeto snack, is known for her super artsy pics, bursting with creativity and color! She is, quite frankly, an Instagram superstar and our spotlight star of the week! 

Princess Cheeto's owner is photographer Hugo Martinez, who had no idea that his cat would take the social media platform by storm. Princess Cheeto is a tuxedo cat who was rescued from the ASPCA Adoption Center, New York City, and gifted to Martinez as a gift. 

In an interview with Petful, Martinez had this to say about the Princess Cheeto, "She was an amazing surprise and she changed my entire way of living. I was moving all the time, but she helped me put down roots and changed the course of my career. She's the best present I ever got."




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New Species Discovered In 2019 (14 Species Out Of 71)

There have been 71 new (animal and plant) species discovered in 2019 alone! This list includes flowers, coral, ants, lizards, spiders, sea slugs and fish. 

Found across 5 continents from within the depths of caves, forests, and the ocean. 

We have selected 14 insects and sea life creatures. 

Story via California Academy of Sciences

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Photographer Captures Intimate And Stunning Portraits Of Big Cats

Meet photographer extraordinaire, Mr Perou

Perou spent months working with The Big Cat Sanctuary in the UK, where he photographed big cats in hope to raise awareness about the animals at the sanctuary and their endangered wild cousins.

Perou created a 'lion's den,' using Siros lights and photographed the animals as he would rock stars, fashion models or actos.

The result? Simply eye-stopping and STUNNING.  You can follow his work on Instagram as well.

Prepare to be enchanted! 

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Beautiful And Extremely Colorful Birds (12 Birds)

A well a everybody's heard about the bird! It's not enough that birds can fly, but some birds about absolute beauts, too! 

We're not jealous or anything. It's not like we wish we were birds, so we can fly far far away from here.

Here are thirteen birds that we love and love to look at! 

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Endangered Rhinos: New Stunning Photographs From Kenya

Below are 8 stunning and intimate photographs of white rhinos, taken with a BeetleCam at Solio Lodge wildlife conservancy, Kenya. 

The powerful images taken by British photographer, Will Burrard-Lucas, are part of his latest wildlife series. 

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List of Threatened Species, black rhinos are labeled as "critically endangered," and Southern white rhinos are "near threatened."

With a long lens, Burrard-Lucas' traveled around Kenya, and found black rhinos to be "very shy and elusive," he tells CNN Travel

While he found white rhinos to be the opposite, claiming they were "quite sociable animals."

"It's a very different experience being able to actually see them while I'm photographing them," he says. "That was a wonderful experience to be able to see that calf and mother going about their daily life."

Check out the extraordinary images below:

Story via CNN Travel

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Winners Of 2019's 'Dog Photographer Of The Year' Revealed

Every year, The Kennel Club has a competition for best 'Dog Photographer of the Year'. and the photographs this year are more stunning and more heartfelt than ever! 

Shared below are the winners of multiple categories

Story via The Insider

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Twelve Insects And Microscopic Animals From 2019 Photomicrography Competition

Get ready to dive in a small, but huge, world! The Annual Nikon Small World Contest features the best of the best when it comes to micro photography, all taken with a Nikon camera! And while there is so much beauty in the small details of nature, we've only gather the insects and animal photography below. 

If you wish to view even more spectacular photography, head over to Nikon Small World or you can follow them on Instagram

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Photographer Gains The Trust Of Squirrels And Takes Photos Of Their Adorable Interactions

Mr. Geert Wegge is a nature photographer since 2013 and looking at his work would leave you asking "How did he do it" as each photo is a masterpiece, telling a story.  

His amazing works include photographing wild squirrels in their most unique, magical, and playful nature.
Around 6 years ago, Weggen came across a fox in his doorstep. After giving him food to eat, the little fox started coming back to his balcony. After a few weeks, this fox started playing with Weggen's photography props. Soon after, birds and squirrels followed.

The red squirrels at his photos look like pro models and after months of gaining their trust, he has managed to photoshoot them in adorable and creative settings like riding a toy dragon, playing chess, eating a small cone of ice cream etc. 

When asked how he comes up with his amazing photography ideas, he explained to My Modern Mat: "I have always been a fantasist, a dreamer. Most of the time I see things that were not there according to the people around me. I would say they were wrong. The world is a big place for dreaming and fantasy. It is one big wonder. Ideas come the whole the time and they seem to never stop". 

He even built an entire outdoor studio made out of wood, trees, and of course plants. Geert has his little secret in luring the squirrels into his beautiful outdoor studio: "Food. Mostly it is about that. If I did not have food they would not come."

Check out some of his adorable photos below. For more, look into his Instagram page as well as his Facebook page.  

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British Wildlife Photography Awards Announces The Winners For 2019

On its tenth anniversary, the British Wildlife Photography Awards celebrates both the work of amateur and professional photographers and the beauty and diversity of British wildlife. Winning images are chosen from thousands of entries in fifteen separate categories including a category for film and two junior categories to encourage young people to connect with nature through photography.

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