Just a bunch of goats bleating away and sounding exactly like people yelling, screaming, grunting and going ‘huh?’. They probably think the same of us when we yell. Either that, or goats are trying to make contact with mankind. We’ll find out for real when they eventually take over the world.
I discovered this from a Slate podcast a while back. Regardless if this is not demonstrative of an animals intelligence, I have a hard time believing that humans are the only beings evolving. I hope this expands our concepts of what is really happening around us.
Tim Flach’s latest book of animal portraits highlights the unique way animals portray emotion. Entitled “More Than Human”, Flach’s photographs show the stunning similarities between the mannerisms of animals and humans. This beautiful series is touching and sobering at the same time.
This might be the most bizarre and unsanitary competition we’ve heard of. One New Zealand school held a competition for the Best Dressed Possum, which yielded some pretty crazy results. Take a look at the competitors for yourself and keep in mind when viewing them that in New Zealand, at least, possums are considered a [...]
British photographer Christopher Swann took these amazing shots of dolphins and sharks preying on mackerel of the coast of Azores. The frightened mackerel swarm into these giant glistening balls in order to protect themselves from the impending attack. In the end, the predators win out over the 30-foot wide ball of prey.
In case you haven’t heard about the bunch of whales who were spotted with a deformed bottlenose dolphin as part of the gang, hear it now: the inter-species meeting of mammals was sighted by behavioral ecologists from Berlin’s Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries about 15-20 kilometers off the Azores in the North Atlantic. [...]
In the mood for a little entertaining science lesson? Well here are some adorable hamsters willing to teach you a thing or two about centrifugal force. Guaranteed to make your day so much better.
Part of the series Courteous Creatures, this bunch of quirky ink illustrations by Nur Syafiqin featuring talking animals are fantastic. Love the one with the apologetic cobra that goes, ‘Sorry, didn’t have much sleep last night. Pardon me.’
As a taxidermy addict, I have become mildly obsessed with Atomically Incorrect Creatures. The funky hand stitched sculptures of unique hybrid creatures are the brainchild of Los Angeles-based artist Bree Y. The faux taxidermy resemble decapitated children’s cuddly toys mounted on walls, which will appeal to anybody with a sense of humor.
Following his Superhero Photography series which gave popular comic superheroes a proper place in history by inserting them in old wartime photos, Jakarta-based artist Agan Harahap is back with Garden Fresh, where zoo animals go to the supermarket environment and are ‘confronted by a new reality that is in conﬂict with their natural habits and habitats’. A pelican shops for fish, a bunny sniffs out green produce, and a tiger sticks its nose among frozen chicken meat, for instance. Reminds us of the human race actually.
If you’ve ever wanted to live in the Museum of Natural History, then just take a look at this guy’s house. This prolific wild gamekeeper has a house filled with 150 dead animals, making his home more of an exhibit than a cozy living space. However, this controversial Pennsylvania home is well-organized and each animal is beautifully displayed.
This might just be the weirdest collection of animal pictures we’ve seen. Apparently, 2012 was a good year for strange and hilarious animal photos; here is a selection of some of the top 50 to satisfy all your WTF needs.
Yikes. After chancing across a photo post on Facebook of a see-through glass eel, I just had to find out more about these utterly transparent creatures. According to an ex-curator of Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, this glassiness happens in the first two stages in the life cycle of your American Eel-next-door. In their second stage, they gain their adult shape and migrate to estuaries on the Atlantic coast. Only in the third stage do they gain both colour and size. National Geographic agrees.
Fact: nature makes zombies out of the living. Mind and body control is what parasites are after in the animals they infect, effectively turning their hosts into —sounds familiar? —zombies.
Have you ever wondered what your favorite animals would look like if they were combined with a guinea pig? No, you say? Well, now you get to find out anyway. You should really start being more curious about these sorts of things.