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Russian Photographer Takes Stunning Portraits With REAL Animals

Russian Photographer Takes Stunning Portraits With REAL Animals
What you’re about to see is not Photoshop – Moscow-based Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova created these stunning images with the help of real live animals! She is only the latest in a line of excellent surreal photographers covered by Bored Panda, but her unique choice of models brings her amazing compositions to the next level. [Read more...] While seemingly dangerous, these shots were made possible with the help of professional animal trainers. The bear, held by many as a symbol of primal strength and instinct, contrasts especially well with the elegant princess it has embraced. Even without the well-trained animals, her photos possess a rich mysticism and dream-like quality that makes them absolutely enchanting. Source: Facebook | Vkontakte | 500px Related:  Artinteresting

About — Anthem Photography Hi, my name is Maria. I find life to be full of colorful, joyous, and spontaneous moments that make every day a series of moments full of beauty and worthy of awe. Shortly after high school I discovered that my camera became my greatest companion in capturing such moments. What began as a hobby quickly became a passion, and has led me to a successful career as photographer that I count myself blessed to enjoy. I currently live in Portland, Oregon and despite the unpredictable weather, I love all that comes with the Northwest and I have no intention of leaving anytime soon. In less, of course, it's for travel. I feel extremely privileged to be a part of such special moments in others' lives. {Random Facts} Children make my heart smile. I've got a chronic travel bugI am married to a cute nerdI have a history of eating fish eyes I am a Greek lady (explains the fish eye eating)

Real Life Mowgli: Girl Who Grew Up in the African Wildlife Riding a five-ton elephant, whom she called ‘my brother’, chilling with a cheetah or hugging a giant bullfrog as if it were a Teddy bear. The childhood of a French girl Tippi Degre sounds more like a newer version of Mowgli, rather than something real. A white child, she was born in Namibia to French wildlife photographer parents, and grew up in Africa. Tippi spent her whole childhood playing with wild animals including lion cubs, a mongoose, a snake, a cheetah, baby zebra, giraffes and crocodiles. [Read more...] The little girl saw nothing unusual about her company: “I don’t have friends here. Tippi is now 23 years old, and the only child to wildlife photographer parents Sylvie Robert and Alain Degre, who published her photos in a book called Tippi of Africa. Website:, Book: Tippi of Africa

Mother And 4-Year-Old Daughter Take Adorable Pictures Of Their Impressive Yoga Poses New-Jersey-based yoga practitioner and mother of two Laura Kasperzak has taken to doing yoga together with her 4-year-old daughter Mini and snapping cute photos. It didn’t take her long to realize that her 4-year-old daughter Mini is extremely fond of doing yoga, and the Internet went nuts – they already have 725,000 followers on Instagram. Kasperzak has been practicing yoga for 17 years and has also been teaching classes and workshops in New Jersey. However, her passion for this Eastern meditation and training practice peaked after the births of her two children, who also found yoga interesting. Because Mini’s older brother is too shy to pose before the camera, she is more than happy to soak up the limelight. These amusing and inspiring photos show that exercise can be fun. Source: Instagram | (via)

Kim Dotcom In January 2012, the New Zealand Police placed him in custody in response to US charges of criminal copyright infringement in relation to his Megaupload website. Dotcom was accused of costing the entertainment industry $500 million through pirated content uploaded to his file-sharing site, which had 150 million registered users.[13] Dotcom has vigorously denied the charges, and is fighting the attempt to extradite him to the United States.[14] Despite legal action still pending over Megaupload, Dotcom launched a new project/website named "Mega" in January 2013, opened to the public exactly one year after Megaupload was shut down. It is a cloud storage service that uses encryption to protect users from government or third party "spies" from invading users' privacy. Personal life[edit] Prior to his arrest in New Zealand, he enjoyed a luxurious lifestyle. Schmitz changed his name to Dotcom in 2005 while living in Hong Kong where he set up Megaupload. Dotcom is married.'s logo

Les vétérinaires sur un fil de fer Tous les propriétaires d’animaux domestiques se sont déjà posé la question : est-ce que je paie trop cher chez le vétérinaire ? Puis-je avoir confiance ? Il faut dire que le vétérinaire se situe dans une classe à part : professionnel de la santé, il est aussi entrepreneur. Il est celui qui prescrit les médicaments et celui qui les vend. Il est propriétaire ou locataire de son équipement et doit le rentabiliser. « Chaque matin quand j’entre dans ma clinique, je sais que je suis en conflit d’intérêts, lance le D Joël Bergeron, président de l’Ordre des vétérinaires du Québec. « C’est une profession, comme les notaires ou les dentistes, qui fait appel à la vigilance et à l’intégrité face au code de déontologie. » — Le D Joël Bergeron, président de l'Ordre des vétérinaires du Québec Charles Moisan est bioéthicien diplômé en médecine vétérinaire. Au Québec, la pratique de la médecine vétérinaire est en profonde mutation. — Mathieu Doyon, chef de la direction chez Anima-Plus

Young girl who’s best friends with African wildlife Born in Africa to French wildlife photographer parents, Tippi Degré had a most unusual childhood. The young girl grew up in the African desert and developed an uncommon bond with many untamed animals including a 28-year old African elephant named Abu, a leopard nicknamed J&B, lion cubs, giraffes, an Ostrich, a mongoose, crocodiles, a baby zebra, a cheetah, giant bullfrogs, and even a snake. Africa was her home for many years and Tippi became friends with the ferocious animals and tribespeople of Namibia. As a young child, the French girl said, “I don’t have friends here. Because I never see children. So the animals are my friends.” Parents Alain Degré and Sylvie Robert documented Tippi’s life and relationships with the African wildlife and transformed those moments into captivating books and movies. Looking past some fairly obvious and natural parental worries, Tippi had the most amazing upbringing.

Russian Mother Takes Magical Pictures of Her Two Kids With Animals On Her Farm These wonderful photographs by Elena Shumilova plunge the viewer into a beautiful world that revolves around two boys and their adorable dog, cat, duckling and rabbit friends. Taking advantage of natural colors, weather conditions and her enchanting surroundings, the gifted Russian artist creates cozy and heartwarming photography that will leave you amazed. Show Full Text The boys in the photographs are the photographer’s sons and the animals belong to the farm she runs. “I largely trust my intuition and inspiration when I compose photos. Rural settings, natural phenomena and the changing seasons seem to be the greatest stimuli in her works. Shumilova told us her passion for photography manifested in early 2012 when she got her first camera. We suggest you take a cup of tea, lean back comfortably in your armchair and browse this beautiful collection of Elena Shumilova’s photographs. See her gallery on: Flickr | 500px Thanks for sharing! “Children and animals – it’s my life.

Winners of 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Every year, Sony World Photography competitions are held under three categories as professional, open and youth. Among 70,000 entries and 139,554 images by amateur and professional photographers from all over the world, this year’s winners are selected and will be announced on 30 April 2014 at a ceremony in London. Here you can see some of the spectacular shots by various creative photographers.

New custom English dictionaries Due to the great work of other forum members it is now possible to create your own dictionaries for the Kobo Glo and Touch, for firmware 2.1.4 or later. Why do this? Well, the dictionaries provided by Kobo are a bit limited, and it is fun anyway to see what can be done. To use the new dictionaries: Connect your Kobo to your PC.On the Kobo go to the ".kobo\dict" folder, and rename "" to "". One minor point: when you view a definition in the custom dictionary the page will still display "Source: Merriam-Webster's English Dictionary" (which is the Kobo dictionary). Project Gutenberg notice: Quote: Chamber's Twentieth Century Dictionary of the English Language, Rev. Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, various, (1913), USA., v 1.1: Instructions on how to create your own custom Kobo dictionaries. Marisa tools for creating dictionary index.

These 22 Photos Will Make You Fall In Love With Foxes Owing to its beautiful coat and bushy tail, which can be fiery red, steely gray or snow-white, the fox has held a special place in our hearts since time immemorial as a beautiful and mysterious woodland creature. These 22 pictures will make you fall in love with the fox all over again. The common red woodland fox that most of us know certainly is beautiful, but this cunning creature has managed to adapt to diverse climates throughout the world – the fennec fox of the Sahara desert and kit fox in the southwest U.S. both sport larger ears that help them stay cool in the desert, while the arctic fox has a thick and snow-white insulated coat and small ears that help it retain its body heat. The fox is a member of the canidae family, which also includes dogs, wolves and other similar animals. No matter how each fox looks, however, their wide range ensures that they have become elements of local folklore around the world. Image credits: Roeselien Raimond Image credits: Kai Fagerström

Iain Macarthur Artist Bio Born in 1986 in Swindon, England. Became a fanatic of art at the age of eight in which I was introduced to art through watching a lot of cartoon shows and comic books. First ever comic I looked at was the Batman series. Since then I’ve been obsessed with drawing odd fantasy drawings and anime characters. When I got older I diverted from anime drawings to realistic figures and faces, always striving to make them more detailed and photorealistic. I’ve looked at a lot of artists and illustrators throughout the years, all with different styles and different medias. In 2008, I graduated from Swindon college in HND illustration and hopefully will progress in studying in BA illustration somtime in the future. My work is described as surreal and unique in its own way. Iain Macarthur’s Blog Iain Macarthur on Behance Iain Macarthur on Carbonmade

'Women Are Heroes' By JR Features Amazing Street Art With A Social Message JR is a French artist and photographer who creates giant portraits of people, which he places around public spaces. Winner of the TED Prize 2011, he has pasted faces on the wall between Israel and the Palestinian Territories, throughout Paris and the favelas of Brazil, as well as in and around art galleries around the world. In 2008, he created a series called Women Are Heroes, featuring women who had been the target of conflict in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Sudan, Kenya, Brazil, India and Cambodia, pasting their faces on walls, roofs, trains, sidewalks and more, making people face these otherwise-hidden figures in their societies. Abrams has just published a book, called "Women Are Heroes: A Global Project by JR" ($40) featuring some of the most striking images from his project. The book features text by Marco Berrebi, as well as hundreds of incredible images. See the slideshow below - and be inspired. Close

Lovely Children Photography by Kate Parker You know how much we adore different types of photography and sharing the best works with you. Family and children themes are something we are especially fond of and we always look for new photographers to introduce you. Luckily, we have stumbled upon Kate Parker and her amazing shoots of her own daughters, Ella (8) and Alice (5). She explains her work with these words “Teeth are lost and grow in an instant. The Cinematography of "The Incredibles" Part 3 See Part 1 here, and Part 2 here.Continuing with my case study of the shot compositions from Pixar's film "The Incredibles". All images used here are ©Disney/Pixar (unless otherwise stated). Cinematography is the art of composing the scenes of the film so they can visually tell the story in a functional and creative way. The purpose of composition is to direct the viewer's eye to the central point or "story" in your scene. Regardless of the particular subject, composition of the frame is important. The Incredibles has accomplished an appealing, efficient and artistic way of shooting all the sequences of the film to truly place the audience inside this world, and thus allow the viewers to get lost in the story. Look at the sequence above; An establishing shot of the island that Bob is being transported to. In Illustration, Photography and Advertising Design - the arrangement of graphic elements, colors and lighting create a flow and direct viewers' eyes to certain area in a composition.