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Photographer Highlights Similarities Between Pets And Their Owners

If you ever watched Disney's 101 Dalmations, you may recall the opening scene in which the Pongo is searching for a match for his human. As he looks out into the street, he sees multiple people, with their dog in tow, and each person matches their dog in some way or another. It's an adorable scene and now we're itching to re-watch that masterpiece. 

In general, they say owners tend to pick out pets that look similar to themselves. Professional animal photographer, Gerrard Gethings, has created these portraits to prove that theory. And honestly, we're completely convinced. 

The resemblance between these pet owners and their beloved pets is uncanny and cannot be ignored. The series is called #doyoulooklikeyourdog and #doyoulooklikeyourcat. Gethings then compares the portraits and highlights the similarities.

Follow Gerrard Gething on Instagram or Twitter for amazing photography! 

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Striking Microscopic Insect Photography By Pavan Kumar

Talented photographer, Pavan Kumar, is able to capture what one might consider impossible... the beauty of insects. For many people, insects just make us feel squeamish. It's a fair assumption to say many people just don't like bugs. At all. And truth be told, I am one of those people. 

Yet, Pavan Kumar has somehow taken these mesmerizing images with such striking colors, you can't help but stop and marble at the beauty that is obviously there. It's a beauty you can't see until you see it. 

We had the opportunity to ask Kavan the simple question, "Why bugs?" Out of everything in the world to photograph, why these tiny creatures most don't care about? Pavan Kumar responded saying, "Insects are the most ignored creatures, thanks to their size. We see colourful birds, elephants, tigers, and lions in wallpapers and HD image galleries, but none of the insects! They're amazing creatures too. They look beautiful too. Let's show the world what is seldom seen!"

Pavan Kumar has accomplished just that, showing the world what is seldomly seen. See more of Pavan Kumar's insanely beautiful photographs on his Instagram

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2020 Comedy Wildlife Photography Award Finalists

2020 has been one rocky year but luckily, in the world of animals, it's never been better! Since the beginning of the pandemic, it was the Earth and animals that have benefited from the lack of us humans destroying the world. 

And with the yearly competition, Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, we're further able to celebrate the magic that is animals, majestic or not. The incredible photographers that have been selected for this year's finalists have really delivered some animal gems! The following photos, captured at the moment, are hysterical and show us all that we're not alone when it comes to looking funny when our photos are taken! 

We were able to talk to Michelle, the head of Comedy Wildlife Photography Award's press office, and asked about the process of narrowing down so many wonderful photographs into the top finalists, she had this to say about the process, "... it is a brutal process. We started with over 7000 images - and whittled them down based on: level of humour, quality of photography, ability to get people's attention. It sounds relatively vague the last point, but we want to get our message of conservation across to as many people as possible, and the images must attract their attention!"

Well, these photographs selected definitely capture our attention! 

The winners will be announced on October 22nd, but the following images are all winners in our eyes! Congrats to all the photographers who made it to the finals and thank you for sharing such imagery with us -- we all could use this fantastic pick-me-up! 

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Long-Eared Jerboa Is The Cutest Rodent With Rabbit-Like Ears

Recently, we've been on a tiny animal kick, featuring the adorable dik-dik's, or how about those insanely cute Japanese dwarf flying squirrels? 

Well, we're continuing this cuteness run with another uncommonly known animal that deserves your attention: the long-eared jerboa! The long-eared jerboa is a rare nocturnal rodent that is very mouse-like. However, unlike a mouse, it has long hind legs (much like a kangaroo) and comically (and adorably) long ears. Oh, and it also has a miniature snout that resembles a pig. 

Be honest, have you ever seen a cuter mouse/rabbit/kangaroo/piglet mix? We didn't think so! 


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Pictures Worth More Than 1000 Words (21 Images)

Some pictures are impossible to capture in just a few words, the stories behind them are far too fascinating. Week by week, we bring you a collection of photos just like these. 

When it comes to pictures that are worth more than 1000 words, there is complexity. It's not just that these pictures are beautiful, which they are, but we also see the story behind them - the emotions, the atmosphere, the endless possible situations which might have led to the pictures being taken. They could be funny, heartwarming, or awe-inspiring. They might make you smile, or they might make you think. What's for sure is that there is no way we could sum them up in anything less than 1000 words. 

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Pictures Worth More Than 1000 Words (24 Images)

What does a picture being worth more than 1000 words mean? If you think about it, 1000 words is a lot. It's enough to have a juicy description and a few metaphors and would really get your imagination flowing. Yet, sometimes, images don't need any words at all. It's all about emotion, how you feel when you glance upon them. Most often than not, you'll be creating your own story for the image and that's just as beautiful. 

These images hold a lot of heart, something that's not captured in your everyday photo. 

If you want to be left even more speechless, check out last week's photos

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Welcome To The Dark Side: Animal Edition

All these animals only have one thing in common... besides being animals, of course, they all look as if they've turned to the dark side. And we gotta say, the dark side looks pretty darn badass. Maybe we'll transition, too. 

Whether it's due to melanistic or partially melanistic, or just having unusual striking (and slightly demonic) features, these animals are flat out awesome and we want to join their crew.

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Pictures Worth More Than 1000 Words (18 Images)

A photo that can convey so much emotion, thought, and simplicity. Those photos are worth more than 1000 words. 

All of the following images below capture those elements, some beautifully, and others in a surprising, yet funny way. Even humorous images can say 1000 words without saying anything at all. 

If you want to be left even more speechless, check out last week's photos

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Photographer Captures Mesmerizing Photos of 'Dogs in Action'

If there is one thing dogs love, it's a good game of fetch. A game of catch. And a good game of frisbee. 

When they see you with that ball, stick, or frisbee their world lights up. They get excited and can't wait to run at top speed, leap and catch. And we love watching it. Watching that moment of pure intensity as they leap to catch whatever it was that we threw. But, in a blink of an eye, they are down on the ground and racing towards us to play again, waiting for us to through it again, and us waiting to see them in action. 

Thankfully, we have Photographer Claudio Piccoli who has brilliantly mastered and gifted us with beautiful images of dogs in action

 Piccoli, who is from Italy, stated on his site that he "originally got into dog photography because of {his} passion for dogs first. " 

For more information and beautiful images, Piccoli's work can be found via his Instagram, website and Facebook.


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Pictures Worth More Than 1000 Words (15 Images)

When you look at an image and it tells you a story, that image is worth 1000 words. And each week, we search for such images, images that leave us without any words, and share them with you. 

Amazing photographs, and some of which that capture such complex/simple emotion, photos that don't need any words to describe its beauty. 

Enjoy the following gallery of stunning animal images that don't need any caption. 

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Best Animal Selfies, According To National Geographic (47 Pics)

Photography featuring animals is always amazing, but this time, we're looking at animal selfies and shining the spotlight on them! 

These animals love the spotlight so much, they don't mind in the slightest posing for the camera. And honestly, who can blame them? They are all perfection, and a lot more interesting than any selfies we take.

Here to all the spotlight-loving animals! You can view more of National Geographics top animal selfies here. 

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Pictures Worth More Than 1000 Words (27 Images)

Each week we bring you such potent images that there aren't enough words to describe them! 

The very meaning behind an image being worth more than 1000 words is that the image conveys such emotion, complexity, simplicity, and we simply do not have the words to fully describe its beauty in its entirety.  And that is actually beautiful in its own way. 

Sometimes, we don't even need words to express ourselves clearly. Enjoy the following gallery of stunning animal images that don't need any caption. 

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Pictures Worth More Than 1000 Words (24 Images)

A picture is worth more than words means is that the image itself conveys such complexity and sometimes multiple ideas, that it's more effective looking at a visual instead of a mere verbal description of said photo. 

All the following pictures of animals are worth more than 1000 words, and you will soon see why. You don't need a caption or description to feel something when you look at each picture.

If you're in the mood to feel more images, without words, we've got the right assortment of pics for you. 

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Incredible Rare Black Leopard Spotted At An Indian Reserve

Wow, wow, wow. 

Picture this: you're on a safari at the Tadoba Reserve, in India, when all of a sudden you spot a black leopard drinking water from a pond. That's what happened to 23-year-old Abhishek Pangis, who watched the rare black leopard for a total of 40 minutes! 

Can you imagine what a sight that must have been? Luckily, Pangis took some photos so we can see the majestic black leopard for ourselves. In an interview with LADBible, Pangis explains how he felt when first spotting the rare wildcat.

Still, must have been breathtaking to see it in person! 

Story via DailyMail

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Beautiful Images Capturing Behind The Scene Moments From Zoos And Aquariums

The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) holds a photography competition once a year and recently, they have announced the 2020 winning images.  

2020 has been a challenging year for zoos and aquariums around the world who had to deal with the financial impacts of closures as well as taking care of the animals in times of social distancing and loneliness.   

The winning images of the competition, only open to zoo or aquarium staff and volunteers, have managed to capture incredible behind the scene moments from the daily routine of animals and staff alike.
Judge and BIAZA spokesperson Andrew Hall said: "Every day our zoos and aquariums are sharing the extraordinary beauty and fragility of the natural world and this is evident in the incredible winning photos."

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Strawberry Squid Looks Marvelously Bedazzled

The images below were taken the ultra-talented underwater photographer Paul Caiger.

Known as the Strawberry Squid, this is one bejeweled beauty! Its body looks as if there are jewels covering it, therefore it is also known as the reverse jewel squid. Sampled from the ocean twilight zone, they explain that this mysterious ocean dweller can be found between "the sunlit surface layer and extending down to about 1,000 meters (3,300 feet) deep." 

"The strawberry squid is a source of food for many of the large apex predators–such as sperm whales and Risso's dolphins–that dive down into the twilight zone to feed. "

Paul Caigar's Strawberry Squid image won the most-liked Instagram photo and crowned top "Instastar" from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's best of 2019.

(Photos by Paul Caiger, © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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