Kentaro Nagai: Chinese Zodiak 12 Feb 2009 In a series of illustrations entitled "Twelve Animals," graphic artist Kentaro Nagai rearranges the world map to create the beasts of the Chinese zodiac. Rat Ox Tiger Lazy Long-Tailed Monkey Rides Bambi Published: 12:54 GMT, 17 August 2012 | Updated: 12:55 GMT, 17 August 2012 Monkeys are famously social animals, and this macaque certainly appears to have a knack for making friends. The long-tailed macaque was photographed being carried around by a particularly accommodating Chital deer at a zoo in Malaysia. The cute creature was so comfortable draped across the female deer's back it even took a snooze as the odd couple made their way around the enclosure, to the delight of onlookers. Time for a snooze: The long-tailed macaque appears to be taking a nap as it is transported around the enclosure by a friendly female deer
Stop motion "Gulp" (Advert.) by Jamie Wardley Less than a year after making the world’s smallest animation, Nokia just ticked off that large, lurking item on the to-do list: conjuring the world’s largest stop motion animation. The new film, Gulp, tells the simple story of a fisherman who gets swallowed by a larger predator. It was shot entirely with the Nokia N8 phone. “Strapping the device to a 40-meter high cherry picker on a massive expanse of beach with gale force winds seemed like a good challenge for the smartphone,” says David Bruno, a creative at Wieden + Kennedy London which created the spot along with directing team Sumo Science, from animation studio Aardman, and sand artist Jamie Wardley, from sand and ice sculpture specialists, Sand in Your Eye. Sumo Science, aka Ed Patterson and Will Studd, director of photography Toby Howell and Wardley, literally fought time and tides over the five-day shoot to complete the painstaking animation process before the sea wiped out their efforts. Watch the Making of Gulp below.
Civilization: Is the West History? Niall Ferguson asks why it was that Western civilization, from inauspicious roots in the 15th century, came to dominate the rest of the world; and if the West is about to be overtaken by the rest. Ferguson reveals the of the West’s success – competition, science, the property owning democracy, modern medicine, the consumer society and the Protestant work ethic – the real explanation of how, for five centuries, a clear minority of mankind managed to secure the lion’s share of the earth’s resources. .
Riusuke Fukahori Paints Three-Dimensional Goldfish Embedded in Layers of Resin First: watch the video. Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori paints three-dimensional goldfish using a complex process of poured resin. The fish are painted meticulously, layer by layer, the sandwiched slices revealing slightly more about each creature, similar to the function of a 3D printer. Deer Avoid Drowning by Boarding Charter Boat I just learned about this odd and extraordinary wildlife rescue that happened in October in Alaska. It's such an amazing story, I don't know why I didn't hear about it earlier. According to the report in the Juneau Empire, Tom Satre, his sister Sharon Kelly and a few other family members were heading across Taku Inlet near Juneau on Tom's charter boat for a picnic at the State Marine Park. About a mile offshore, Sharon, a birder, spotted something odd in the water coming towards the boat through her binoculars. What she first thought were sea lions or shorebirds turned out to be four young Sitka black-tailed deer (a subspecies of mule deer).
"Bombay - El Guincho" (Music Video) by Marc Gómez del Moral This has everything from an intro inspired by Carl Sagan’s Cosmos to a bunch of hot naked models doing random things… basically everything you’d want in a music video. Video Link (Warning: Contains Nudity) Cinematographer: Marc Gómez del Moral Animal Constellation Chalk Art Paris-based Philippe Baudelocque takes chalk art to a whole new level. Drawing on a black background, his incredibly intricate animals look like constellations on a dark night. Each drawing is composed of cells, and each cell has its own pattern. Elk in morning light Random photo Submit your photo Stumble Thru animal photography, nature photography Staring Cats Light Sculpture is Fixating Need Help? Staring Cats Light Sculpture Is Fixating - Core77 Curated by Nuttawat Sujarit Related PostsMore Posts by This Curator
Ghost Moose: How Ticks Are Killing an Iconic Animal EAST MOXIE TOWNSHIP, Maine—Lee Kantar crouches over a dead moose calf and pulls a clump of hair from its straggly shoulder. A few days earlier, the sickly ten-month-old animal had waded through deep snow to this sun-dappled stand of spruce trees in western Maine, laid down, and died. "See how white those hairs are?" says Kantar, a moose biologist for the state. It's a telltale sign that the calf was becoming a "ghost moose"—an animal so irritated by ticks that it rubs off most of its dark brown hair, exposing its pale undercoat and bare skin. Intricately Patterned Animal Illustrations It would be hard to tell from these strikingly detailed animals but artist Iain Macarthur got his start drawing cartoon characters. Now he carries his sketchbook on the bus, to the cafe and everywhere else as he includes more realism and in this case pattern in his illustrations. See more of his animals (and even some cartoons) at iainmacarthur.carbonmade.com.