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Photographer Captures Portraits Of Pit Bulls in Flower Crowns To Help Save the Lives of These “Dangerous” Dogs

New York photographer Sophie Gamand, started the project Pit Bull Flower Power in 2014. She's been traveling around the United States taking pictures of pit bulls in shelters that are in need of adoption. As many are aware, the image of the pit bull has been tarnished by society, labeled as aggressive and hateful. And as a result of such labeling, they often end up abused, abandoned, and end up in shelters for the rest of their lives. 

Sophie's mission is to destroy that negative image of the pit bull but taking beautiful portraits of them in flower crowns. Flower crowns and a soft light to help soften their image and show the world the truth of their beauty and kindness. With each portrait, comes a story about the poor pup in need and she has completely changed their fate.

Thank you, Sophie Gamand!

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Pet Photographer Sums Up What It Takes To Be a Volunteer at an Animal Shelter

Pet photographer, K. Setani from Brazil, is also a volunteer at a local rescue animal shelter. He decided to take some beautiful photos of the volunteers daily work at the shelter in order to try and inspire others to help and respect their amazing job. The photo series is called "Demystification of Voluntary Work" and we just love it! 

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Photographer Captures Enchanted Photos Of Horses Living in Iceland And It Looks Like a Fairy Tale

Snow and ice have always possessed a mystical quality, which is perhaps is what makes Iceland such a captivating destination. New York City-based photographer and filmmaker Drew Doggett, managed to capture a sliver of this magic in his new photo series 'In the Realm of Legends', which he describes on his website: " Set against the dreamlike backdrop of Iceland's waterfalls, black sand beaches and snowy tundras, this series highlights the relationship between a noble yet rugged breed of horses and the challenging landscape they've written into their DNA". 

Want more horse pics? These 99 horse pics might be a good place to start, and also check out these horse memes and these golden horses that are just so pretty, and without the ice and snow to help them out. 

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Wildlife Photographer Photographs A Mouse Rescued From A Cat's Mouth (17 Beautiful Pics)

Meet Hannah Assil, wildlife photographer extraordinaire! As a biologists daughter, her path was clear, she was a bird and wildlife addict from the very start. And while her main focus is on birds, she couldn't help taking some pics of little Fridolin! Hannah gave a little insight to Fridolin's back story, "Fridolin didn't have the start a little mouse could wish for. Before he was even able to open his eyes, he and his mother found themselves in the mouth of a cat." And unfortunately, the mom didn't survive, but as luck would have it, little Fridolin was dropped by the cat and scooped up by a kid who witnessed the act. Thanks to that small act of kindness, Hannah Assil continues, "Fridolin grew fast and made the best of his second chance at life."

"I want people to focus on the beauty of our world in all of its aspects. Especially in times like these, where nature gets destroyed and extinctions of biological species happens, it's important to evoke the passion for nature in the hearts of humans," she told ICanHasCheezburger and some good solid advice, "Be like Fridolin: Enjoy the little things in life and take some time to smell the flowers."

If you're interested in learning more about Hannah Assil or want to purchase any prints, all info can be found on her website (it is in German but that's what 'Google Translate' is for)! Or follow her on Instagram and/or Facebook.

Thank you, Hannah, for sharing your art with the world! Hannah was able to take photos of little Fridolin twice, and the results were pure magic. See the beautiful photos below:

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Dancing With Sharks: Spectacular Underwater Shots By Hawaiian Photographer

Juan Oliphant is a multi-talented photographer and ocean diver based in Haleiwa, Hawaii, United States. Juan focuses mainly on the ocean and underwater photography. He is also co-owner of One Ocean Diving and co-founder of Water Inspired Conservation Group. On his home page, he explains: "Photography is a tool, its the way I can speak up for them, a photo is worth more than a thousand words in every language, I try to capture as much feeling and evoke as much emotion as I try to evoke people to ask questions. I want to capture and share moments that start a conversation about the animals and the connection and relationship we have with them. I use my time, talents, and work around the world to help change people's fear of sharks into fascination and respect. I hope my images inspire you to take another look, questions perceptions, and join me to be the change to help save sharks and the ocean." For more, check out his beautiful instagram page.  

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Photographer Captures Beautiful Every Day Moments Of The Urban Deer In The Streets Of Nara, Japan

The Sika deer In Nara, Japan are not restricted to forests or parks, but rather mingle in the urban center much like humans. Although viewed as a burden sometimes, the deer population is Nara is sacred and protected by law. A Japanese Photograoherr Yoko Ishii, captures the deer in everyday moments across the city, from collectively passing down a major street, to pausing to feed their young below a stoplight.

Ishii was inspired to photograph the ways the animals interact with common city infrastructure after observing a pair of deer paused at an intersection in 2011, and especially loves photographing them while the city is at its most bare. "These picturesque moments when early in the morning the deer can be found standing in the middle of desolate intersections, not bound by man's borders and laws, yet inhabiting a man-made city is fascinating and inspiring," she explains in a statement about her ongoing series, "Beyond The Borders". 

Ishii published a book of her photography titled Dear Deer in 2015, and will be included in this year's Auckland Festival of Photography in New Zealand later on this year. You can see more of her recent work on her website and Facebook.


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Australian Photographer Captures Stunning Photos Of The Wildlife In His Country

Sean Scott is a Gold Coast photographer. For more than twenty years, he takes pictures of the magnificent environment he lives in. Dreamy beaches, marine life, beautiful landscapes or breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, among others. We have scrolled through his instagram pageand here are the stunning results. 

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8 Stunning Images Of The Last Of Africa's Big Tusker Elephants

The last of Africa's big tusker elephants roam in the remote wilderness of Kenya. will Burrard-Lucas in partnership with the Tsavo Trust and the Kenya Wildlife Service, spent months photographing these rare stunning elephant pictures. You can see more of his intimate portraits in his book, Land of Giants. Check out some of the images of these majestic giants below: 

Story via The Guardian

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Photographer Captures The Hidden Lives Of Stray Cats And It's Pawsome

Japanese Photographer, Nyankichi Rojiupa, doesn't have any cats of his own, but he is fascinated by these enigmatic creatures. So when he stumbled upon a group of strays in the city, he decided to stick around ,watch and take amazing photos. Check out his instagram page for more.    


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14 Amazing Photos From The 2019 Sony World Photography Awards

This year saw a record-breaking number of entries with more than 327,000 images entered into the2019 Sony World Photography Awards. Here are some of te best animal photos. 

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This Photo Won The Public Vote In The Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Competition

Photographer David Lloyd's Bond of Brothers image, which features a pair of male lions, took home the People's Choice Award at this year's Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Sometimes we spend years mistreating animals to force them to perform certain acts. Or to behave in a certain way. And we would never in years of such behavior towards these majestic animals, be able to capture a moment so pure and natural. And in the spirit of that majesty, are these regal lion memes that will have you feeling like you too have (had) a claim to the Iron Throne.

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The 2018 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest Announced Its Winning Photos And They're Breathtaking

The 2018 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition announced its winners this week. The amazing pictures of beautiful sea creatures including crown fish, whales and squids are good reminders on the importance of ocean preservation. The full list of winning pictures are displayed at Underwater Photography Guide.

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Photographer Beautifully Captures The Monorail Cats

Sabrina Boem is a cat lover and photographer. Six years ago she adopted her first cat and since then she had photograped several projects involving cats. In this series she photographes the "Monorail Cats" or as she describes them: "I love cats in every situation and I find them so funny when they apply their cat logic to everyday life. I've met many monorail cats while photographing colony cats: they love sleeping perched on the most uncomfortable places, mostly doghouses that are used as shelters for outdoor cats. My cats Sissi and Ricky, on the other hand, are true experts of walking on the tiny rail of the fence in our yard. They are truly amazing, only their little paws can walk steadily up there even when the rail is wet after the rain." Via:Design you trust

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"Men & Cats" Project By Photographer David Williams Breaks The "Crazy Cat Lady" Stereotype

There are "dog" people and there are "cat" people, and photographer David Williams captures men who identify with the latter group. His project titled Men & Cats began in 2009 as a way to break the stereotype of the "crazy cat lady." Williams photographs guys in their homes and on the street with their feline companion close by. "I wanted to show that regardless of gender, many people have found the joy that cat companionship can bring," Williams told Time Out New York. Big like from us! Via: My Modern Met

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