Category Archives: Animals

In Video: Cats vs Cucumbers

I watch this video on Huffingtonpost.

It’s funny but I feel bad for enjoying something naughty like scaring poor cats.

Anyway, I just wonder why the cats are scared of cucumbers and if all cats will react that way; but of course I’m not going to try it.

A Flock of Birds – A Poem By Ahmad Ali Karim

A flock of birds,
Flying through the wind,
Passing by the clouds,
In the day and night.

Perching on a branch,
Then flying off again,
Hunting for some treats,
At every corner of the world.

Strong through the storms,
Tireless through the snows,
Never will they give up,
In the rain or shine.

Photos: Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Awards 2015

 

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award, developed and produced by the Natural History Museum in London announced their winners.

Dan Gutoski from Canada was the overall winner for capturing a photo of a red fox eating an Arctic fox.

Here are nine of the winners’ submissions:

Birds

A baby blue bird,
Sleeping in its nest,
Both eyes closed,
Had a real good rest.

A big green bird,
Awake, and aware,
Looking for food,
As hungry as a bear.

A little red bird,
Having some fun,
With a tiny bouncy ball,
Right under the sun.

Cute Cats In Everyday Situations By Svetlana Valyiskaya

A cat looks like he bit off more than he can chew with this turkey leg. (Caters News/Svetlana Valyiskaya)

A cat looks like he bit off more than he can chew with this turkey leg. (Caters News/Svetlana Valyiskaya)

These animals seem to have the PURR-fect life living just like their human owners. The cute critters – dogs, cats and even hamsters – have seemingly decided to try out things usually only reserved for humans.

Using her adorable style of photographer Svetlana Valyiskaya poses up common pets in everyday situations – from a hamster going to the gym to a cat ordering a meal. Her well-behaved subjects can be seen in this colorful collection of pictures she has been putting together for past six years in her native Russia.

In her spare time from her job as a commercial photographer Svetlana loves nothing more than creating these hilarious environments. Making all the costumes and designing the scenes herself, the photographers work has become a sensation in her native Russia. (Caters News)

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Wilderness Forever: 50 Years of Protecting America’s Wild Places Photo Exhibition

A Red Fox frolicking in the fall colors of Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska. (Dee Ann Pederson Houston, Texas, USA/Courtesy of National Museum of Natural History)

A Red Fox frolicking in the fall colors of Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska. (Dee Ann Pederson Houston, Texas, USA/Courtesy of National Museum of Natural History)

These are some of more than 5,000 entries to go on display in “Wilderness Forever: 50 Years of Protecting America’s Wild Places,” a new photo exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, which will run through summer 2015.

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Is This Britain’s Smallest Dog?

Tiny Tyson is lighter than a bag of sugar. (SWNS)

Tiny Tyson is lighter than a bag of sugar. (SWNS)

Above is Tyson, a tiny dog that might just be Britain’s smallest dog.

Tyson is only 11 ounces and only four inches tall.

It is a Lhasa-Chi, which is a cross between a Lhasa Apso and a Chihuahua.

Measuring up: The tiny pup is under five inches high. (SWNS)

Measuring up: The tiny pup is under five inches high. (SWNS)

Tyson the tiny dog gets to grips with one of his toys. (SWNS)

Tyson the tiny dog gets to grips with one of his toys. (SWNS)

Colourful Patterns Of Enormous Group Of Animals

A huge flock of flamingos in Kenya, East Africa. (Ferrero-Labat/Ardea/Caters News)

A huge flock of flamingos in Kenya, East Africa. (Ferrero-Labat/Ardea/Caters News)

These breathtaking photographs show that some animals take no chances when it comes to safety in numbers. Seen in every shape and size, from huge herds of wildebeest to colossal colonies of penguins, these creatures have no qualms when it comes to the issue of personal space.

Often seen during mass migration, these enormous groupings can be found in countries all over the world and prove an effective method of keeping themselves safe from predators. (Yahoo News)

Blue and yellow snapper fish seen in moving vast schools along the reef in Fiji. (Ron & Valerie Taylor/Ardea/Caters News)

Blue and yellow snapper fish seen in moving vast schools along the reef in Fiji. (Ron & Valerie Taylor/Ardea/Caters News)

A huge school of salmon seen in the waters of Hawaii. (Valerie Taylor/Ardea/Caters News)

A huge school of salmon seen in the waters of Hawaii. (Valerie Taylor/Ardea/Caters News)

Common zebras seen in Masai Mara, Africa. (Ferrero-Labat/Ardea/Caters News)

Common zebras seen in Masai Mara, Africa. (Ferrero-Labat/Ardea/Caters News)

Female red crabs after spawning on Christmas Island. (Jean Paul Ferrero/Ardea/Caters News)

Female red crabs after spawning on Christmas Island. (Jean Paul Ferrero/Ardea/Caters News)

A colony of king penguins seen in South Georgia. (Jean Paul Ferrero/Ardea/Caters News)

A colony of king penguins seen in South Georgia. (Jean Paul Ferrero/Ardea/Caters News)

Thousands of Monarch butterflies rest on a tree in North America. (Jean Paul Ferrero/Ardea/Caters News)

Thousands of Monarch butterflies rest on a tree in North America. (Jean Paul Ferrero/Ardea/Caters News)

 

Animal Photos Of World Cup Fever – Part 2

This camel predicted Spain to defeat Chile. (Special to Yahoo Sports/YouTube.com)

This camel predicted Spain to defeat Chile. (Special to Yahoo Sports/YouTube.com)

FIFA World Cup fever is here again!

And these cute animals are infected by the fever too.

(Please click here for: Animal Photos Of World Cup Fever – Part 1)

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Animal Photos Of World Cup Fever – Part 1

Guinea pigs can play soccer? Yes, it's possible! (Special to Yahoo Sports/YouTube.com)

Guinea pigs can play soccer? Yes, it’s possible! (Special to Yahoo Sports/YouTube.com)

FIFA World Cup fever is here again!

And these cute animals are infected by the fever too.

(Please click here for: Animal Photos Of World Cup Fever – Part 2)

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