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ol Pictures of Alien Insects - Insect Macro Photography Showcasing cool pictures of very alien close ups of insects by photographer Igor Siwanowicz. Igor is an expert in macro photograph and talented nature photographer based in Munich, Germany. He call this “glamour macro”. The 40 Best Selected Wallpapers from National Geographic Magazine No doubt National Geographic features unbelievable photography. The authors and photographers for National Geographic are one of the mainly diverse and dedicated people, and this is very clear in every periodical they discharge. From city to country areas, from the cultured to the most foreign to the most deserted of locations, from happy proceedings to catastrophic ones, from home to the expert life, and spiritual and beyond, these people cover almost every bit of in sequence of every feature of this world. The photographic as well as journalistic excellence of National Geographic is truly undeniable.

Portraits of Dogs as They Shake Off Water - StumbleUpon For her series “Shake“, pet photographer Carli Davidson photographed curious portraits of dogs shaking off water. Use a fast shutter speed and you can capture all kinds of strange expressions on your dog’s face. You can find the rest of the photographs in the series here. Shake (via Photojojo)

Dogs That Look Like Pandas <div style="display:none"><img src=" ID>&oid=<Offer ID>" /></div> EgoTV Dogs That Look Like Pandas Stunning photographs of animals inside womb These amazing embryonic animal photographs of dolphins, sharks, dogs, penguins, cats and elephants are from a new National Geographic Documentary called “Extraordinary Animals in the Womb”. The show’s producer, Peter Chinn, used a combination of three-dimensional ultrasound scans, computer graphics and tiny cameras to capture the process from conception to birth. They are the most detailed embryonic animal pictures ever seen. If you would like to see more baby animal photos, you should take a look at these frozen semen test tube pandas.

Earthbag Construction - StumbleUpon EarthBag Homes - you're standing on the building materials... earthbag home Long sandbags are filled on-site and arranged in layers or as compressed coils. Stabilizers such as cement, lime, or sodium carbonate may be added to an ideal mix of 70% sand, 30% clay. Straw may also be added. The earthbags are then plastered over with adobe. Arquitectura en Equilibrio (Architecture in Balance) New Leopard Species Announced March 15, 2007—It turns out a leopard really can change its spots—or at least its species. New DNA tests show that Borneo's top predator is one of a kind. The clouded leopard of the Southeast Asian islands of Borneo and Sumatra is its own unique species, according to genetic test results announced yesterday by WWF, the international conservation organization (Indonesia map showing Borneo and Sumatra). Until now the cat was believed to be of the same species as the mainland clouded leopard. The differences aren't all in the genes, either—the two species have different fur patterns and skin coloration.

Bird's eye view: Nature's way of imitating art as flamingos create remarkable image By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 08:14 GMT, 23 November 2010 Now here's a clear case of life imitating art. This remarkable image shows a colony of Caribbean flamingos spontaneously arranging themselves into the shape of one giant flamingo. Amazing Macro Shots of Animal Eyes by Suren Manvelyan You may recall Your Beautiful Eyes, a series by Armenian photographer Suren Manvelyan that took a closer look at the human eye. He carries on with this theme in his latest set of photos, this time his subject range includes fish cats, horses, and crocodiles. Have a look at this amazing macro shots of animal eyes after the jump. Horse

Dog And Orangutan BFFs Are Today’s Official “Reason For Living” Update those eFarmony profiles, America, because true interspecies love can exist! The Elle Macpherson lookalike on the left there is named Suryia, and her best friend (and more?) and Roscoe the Dog have taken their unusual relationship (“Where’d they meet? eFarmony?” Mystical, Magical & Magnificent Monasteries in Meteora (20 Pics) The caves in Meteora, Greece, had inhabitants for fifty millennia, but due to raids, “hermit monks” moved to the safety of sandstone rock pinnacles in the 9th century and began building monasteries. More monks and nuns came, building more monasteries perched high upon the cliffs. Wikipedia reports, “Access to the monasteries was originally (and deliberately) difficult, requiring either long ladders lashed together or large nets used to haul up both goods and people. This required quite a leap of faith — the ropes were replaced, so the story goes, only ‘when the Lord let them break.’”

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