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Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Koko's Team. Amazing Animal Quiz. The 100 Most Amazing Photographs Ever Taken Without Using Photoshop. As we know, nature and humankind are both great artists, and when they join forces, amazing masterpieces can be produced.

The 100 Most Amazing Photographs Ever Taken Without Using Photoshop

We’ve seen how clever artists utilise image altering technology such as Photoshop to ‘improve’ a captured image, but like most things there is no substitute for the real thing. As such, we’ve collected the 100 most amazing photographs which combine the efforts of mother nature and photographic artists who have captured magic moments showing the wondrous diversity of modern life and the natural world. Our extensive research makes us fairly certain that all 100 images are ‘photoshop-free’, but we’re sure someone will tell us if we’re incorrect! Susan Savage-Rumbaugh: The gentle genius of bonobos. NatureGate. About NatureGate NatureGate enables you to find fascinating information about hundreds of wild species together with thousands of superb images captured by top photographers.

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You can view and search for species in various ways – for instance using their English names, their scientific names, or by genus or family. Our unique identification tools also help you to get to know new species. They make the task of discovering new species easy, fast and fun. 40 Extremely Weird Animal Photo Manipulations. Photo manipulation is an art that could be done under advanced portrait retouching.

40 Extremely Weird Animal Photo Manipulations

This is actually one of the advanced photo editing strategies that is the oldest in the book and could be done either by beginners or professionals. A combined effort between photography and graphic design that is undergoing continuous evolution, photo manipulation is what others call photo art and provides some kind of illusion to a photo. Earth has entered sixth mass extinction, warn scientists. “Species are disappearing up to about 100 times faster than the normal rate between mass extinctions, known as the background rate.

Earth has entered sixth mass extinction, warn scientists

“Our calculations very likely underestimate the severity of the extinction crisis. There are examples of species all over the world that are essentially the walking dead.” Humans were responsible for wiping out the dodo Using fossil records and extinction counts from a range of sources, the researchers calculated the normal ‘background rate’ of extinctions and compared it with a conservative estimate of current extinctions.

Natural population changes in the wild usually lead to two species of mammals dying out every 10,000 years. And humans have been responsible for animal decline going much further back. It is likely that early humans were also responsible for wiping out the huge megafauna which used to live in Australia including a huge giant wombat a marsupial lion and a flesh-eating kangaroo. Renaud Margry. Kanzi, the Bonobo talks to reporters. 21 Photos Of Nature Winning The Battle Against Civilization. You might have to plant the flowers in your backyard to see some green action, but plants will grow from just about anywhere if you give them enough time.

21 Photos Of Nature Winning The Battle Against Civilization

If you abandoned your home today and returned many years later, you might find trees growing right out of your bedroom walls, and plants the size of beanstalks shooting straight up out of your floorboards. Plants are incredibly resilient, and can grow from the most unlikely places so long as they have a source of sun and water. These man-made objects, buildings, and entire cities are no match for the rapid growth of plant life.

Check out these unbelievable photos of nature wining the battle against civilization. The Bicycle Tree. Earth - Weird and wonderful photo quiz. It's the BBC Earth weird and wonderful photo quiz.

Earth - Weird and wonderful photo quiz

This is your chance to prove to yourself and others what you know about life on this planet. Guess what weird and wonderful things are in these 15 photos below. Make a note of how many you get right, and share your score with us on BBC Earth on Facebook and Twitter, using #EarthQuiz. Answers are below the images. No early peeking! We don't expect you get the exact species, but be honest with yourself about whether you were close. This is a spider beetle, an insect named after its resemblance to the spiders. A close-up portrait image of a Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus crispus), a sea bird living on Lake Kerkini in Greece. You may put this in your tea or cereal. An insect, known as a treehopper (Heteronotus maculatus) on a leaf, photographed in South America. Animation Shows 550 Million Years Of Human Evolution In Seconds. Earth - What would happen if humans became extinct? Grammarly - Photos du journal. The Problem: The Ocean Cleanup, developing technologies to extract, prevent a...

The plastic pollution problem Millions of tons of plastic have entered the oceans (UNEP 2005)Plastic concentrates in five rotating currents, called gyres (Maximenko et al., 2012)In these gyres there is on average 6x more plastic than zooplankton by dry weight (Moore et al., 2001) Ecological effects At least one million seabirds, and one-hundred thousand marine mammals die each year due to plastic pollution (Laist, 1997)Lantern fish in the North Pacific Gyre eat up to 24,000 tons plastics per year (Davidson & Asch, 2011)The survival of many species, including the Hawaiian Monk Seal and Loggerhead Turtle, could be jeopardized by plastic debris (Derraik, 2002)Plastic pollution is a carrier of invasive species, threatening native ecosystems (Barnes, 2005) Economic effects Health effects.

The Problem: The Ocean Cleanup, developing technologies to extract, prevent a...