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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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Magical World Of Giant Animals By Artist Mono Kubo

Enter the magical world of Japanese artist, Mono Kubo! Mono Kubo, a talented artist who has re-imaged our world where humans are lost and regular-sized, but animals are giant creatures here to comfort us or provide us with some sort of path. Mono Kubo's message behind each one of these stunning and imaginative artworks is trying to tell the viewer that the best way to befriend and understand nature is to envision the roles reversed. We like to believe in a world such as the one Mono Kubo has created. A world where animals are larger than life and are our saviors, in one way or another. 

We have shared some of this artist's artwork before but below are some new ones (mixed with a bit of older items).

You can follow this incredible artist on Twitter or Tumblr! Truth us, you can get lost in this magical world (in the best way possible).

artist reimagines world where humans are small but animals are giant - thumbnail of giant raccoon and a priestess of a shrine and one of a fox buried headfirst into snow
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Majestic Galloping Creatures Of Beauty (15 Horses)

Hold your horses! You'll want to take a moment and appreciate these insanely stunning galloping creatures of beauty

You know how whenever you're out in a car and you happen to see horses go by in your window? You can't help but exclaim, "Look! Horses!" That's us with all of the following images below. And each one below is so darn majestic and lovely, it looks like they came out of novels such as "Black Beauty." 

Seriously, how are horses just so darn lovely? It's no secret everyone secretly (or not so secretly) wished for one, at some point in their lives. Let's live out that fantasy and imagine the horses below are our own. 

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Golden Lion Tamarin: Adorable Monkeys Of Sunshine

Monkeys are naturally adorable so we needed to take a moment to appreciate the monkeys made from sunshine rays -- the golden lion tamarin

The golden lion tamarin gets its name from its lion-like thick mane and it's beautiful silky, long golden fur. It's an unusually bright and striking animal that can only be found in Rio de Janeiro, and even there only in fragmented forest habitats. 

The golden lion is an endangered species with only around 2,500 left of them in the wild. Due to Brazil's rainforest disappearing over agriculture, industry, and the ever-expanding logging, sadly, the golden lion tamarin is in danger of disappearing along with it. 

beautiful photos of the golden lion tamarin monkey - thumbnail of mom and baby golden lion tamarin monkey
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Animal Beauties Who Have Vitilgo

Vitiligo is a skin condition in which the skin loses pigmentation. Having vitiligo often results in discolored patches in different areas of the body. It's not only pets who have these conditions, humans can have it as well. 

The good news is, having it doesn't affect your health at all, it's not life-threatening in any way or contagious. It could affect ones self-esteem, however. 

Here are 30 absolutely unique and gorgeous animals of all sorts who have vitiligo! Let them know just how beautiful they truly are! 

list of a variety of different animals who have the rare depigmentation vitiligo - thumbnail includes two images one of dogs with vitiligo and one of cat with vitiligo
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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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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 (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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Double-Take: Strikingly Pretty And Adorable Animals (20 Beauties)

Oh my! What a bunch of lovely ladies and fellas! 

All animals are beautiful, this is a fact. However, some animals may have us doing a double-take and those animals are here with us below. 

We can't help but marvel at their beauty -- join us, won't you? 

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Stunning And Unique Looking Birds (39 Pics)

We did not know that a majority of these amazing and colorful birds even existed! Pretty crazy to think about how much beauty there is in all species on Earth. 

These unique birds are so mesmerizing, we'd absolutely love to someday come in contact with all of them! Except for maybe a Harpy Eagle, that looks like a bird/human hybrid from a nightmare-ish fictional story. 


birds photography unique beautiful animals photos pics colorful awesome amazing | Bearded Reedling exotic round bird with black stripes under its eyes | Lady Amherst's Pheasant with a striped black and white crest feather poof
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No Filter Needed: Uniquely Eye-Catching Cats

These little beauties don't need any filters! They're all uniquely beautiful without the need for any of those silly human-invented filters. 

Feast your eyes of these unique beauties. each beautiful in their own way! 

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Photographer Captures Stunning Images Of The World's Only Known Pink Manta Ray

Off the coast of Australia, near Lady Elliot Island, the world's only known pink manta ray has once again been spotted! 

Nicknamed "Inspector Clouseau," after the the main character of the classic "The Pink Panther," was photographed by Kristian Laine

According to Laine, she was original confused when seeing the pink manta, believing the ray's vibrant hue was due to a camera malfunction. Laine told Australian Geographic, "I was in the middle of a manta train with seven other mantas. I was looking through my viewfinder and was thinking it's weird that one of the mantas looks pink. I actually thought my strobes were playing up, making the manta look pink."

When she returned to land, Laine discovered that the sighting was authentic, and later took to Instagram to share photos of the "amazing and absolutely unforgettable encounter."

The last, and first, time the rare manta ray was spotted was in 2015, by diving instructor Ryan Jeffery off Lady Elliot Island (once again). 

The pink coloring on this manta ray remains a mystery. Project Manta's Asia Armstrong said, "The working theory is that it is just a different and very unique expression of the melanin, but that is still to be confirmed."

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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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35 Exquisitely Stunning And Unique Sea Slugs Images That Will Mesmerize You

Wow! Who else has the urge to go diving and see these exquisite sea critters in person? Did you know that there are more than 3000 known species of sea slugs (Nudibranch)? And each one is so colorful and unique, it was hard to limit it to just 35 images! 

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21 Stunning Caterpillars That Won't Leave You Grossed Out But In Awe

Okay, let's face it - most bugs are icky and scary. That's a fact. However, these caterpillars are so breathtakingly stunning, it's nearly impossible to feel grossed out when looking at them. 

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