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Chicken Beauty Pageants by Ernest Goh

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In Malaysia they breed a bird called the Ayam Seramas, an ornate chicken raised not for its meat but purely for its appearance. These chickens not only have decorative plumage. They possess the ability to strike quite extraordinary – and funny looking – poses.

Photographer and visual artist Ernest Goh photographs animals and wildlife. He made a whole books about the strange whole of chicken beauty pageants in Malaysia. Yes, beauty pageants.

All photos by Ernest Goh.

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Dick Proenneke – Alone in the Wilderness

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“Alone in the Wilderness” is the story of Dick Proenneke living in the Alaska wilderness. Dick filmed his adventures, so he could show his relatives in the lower 48 states what life was like in Alaska, building his cabin, hunting for food and exploring the area.

Bob Swerer has taken the best footage from Dick’s films and he has created 3 videos about Dick, “Alone in the Wilderness”, “Alaska, Silence and Solitude” and “The Frozen North”. You can purchase all of them in DVD or VHS format here.

Watch 2 lovely parts of “Alone in the Wilderness” here. They’ll make you long for simple living!

Or watch excerpts from the full version here.

Big thanks to @Syberg for showing me these.

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Animal Heads by Ulric Collette

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Born in 1979, Ulric Collette, self-taught photographer, studied art and graphic design in Quebec city in the late 90s and now work as art director for Collette, a communication studio in Quebec region. The work of Ulric has been presented in various websites, magazines and books all over the world (Prism, Global Investor, Esquire, Light and Lens, Snap, Fubiz, My Modern Met, Adobe, etc). Most recently, his work on the genetic portraits series was shortlisted in the world most prestigious advertising awards show, the Cannes Lion.

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Emptyland by Jaume Montserrat

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Such beautiful illustrations. These are created by the Barcelona-based illustrator Jaume Montserrat, who’s passionate with nature, society and traveling. He draws trying to bend those three worlds.

Jaume found inspiration for his project ‘Emptyland’, when flying home from South America to Spain. He fell asleep and imagined waking up on an island where he lives for 29 days with other animals.

He explains: “On this island, there was only one animal from each specimen (kind of like Noah’s Ark). All of them were empty, asexual and immortal. They didn’t need to hunt, nor were they scared of being hunted – so there was a perfect symbiosis.”

He and the wildlife lived free from worries in this dream, and that empty paradise is what sparked these images.

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Naked Girls With Masks by Ben Hopper

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Such an awesome (ongoing) project!

“Why do we cover our bodies but display our faces? “Naked Girls with Masks” is bold bodily communication, a parody of the self-censorship we all succumb to everyday”, photographer Ben Hopper says.

Ben Hopper is an Israel-born London-based commercial and fine art photographer.

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Musicotherapie

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A short film created by Clément Picon, Manu Javelle and Beakus director Amael Isnard when graduating from France’s prestigious school Supinfocom. In a mental hospital for animals, four patients start making music with every object they can find.

Featuring music by Tambour Battant the film was shown at Pictoplasma, OneDotZero, Anima Bruxelles, NYCFF New York, and Animafest Zagreb, picking up several awards along the way.

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12 Amazing Photos of Animals Congregating

Manta rays by Florian Schulz

Manta rays by Florian Schulz

Bats by Greg du Toit

Bats by Greg du Toit

Long-tailed Duck by Simon Perkins

Long-tailed Duck by Simon Perkins

Elephants by Nuria Ortega

Elephants by Nuria Ortega

Flamingos by Martin Harvey

Flamingos by Martin Harvey

Monarch Butterflies by WWL

Monarch Butterflies by WWL

King Penguins by Andy Rouse

King Penguins by Andy Rouse

Sardines by Alexander Safanov

Sardines by Alexander Safanov

Snow Geese by Phil Goble

Snow Geese by Phil Goble

Walruses by Chukot-TINRO

Walruses by Chukot-TINRO

Beluga Whales by Norbert Rosing

Beluga Whales by Norbert Rosing

Wildebeest by Burrard Lucas

Wildebeest by Burrard Lucas

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A room full of disregard

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Banksy Sends a Slaughterhouse Truck Full of Screaming Stuffed Animals Around New York City

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Banksy recently outfitted a slaughterhouse truck with dozens of screaming stuffed animals for his thoroughly twisted mobile installation “Sirens of the Lambs.” The truck will be touring New York City over the next week and half or so as part of Banksy’s October street art show, “Better Out Than In.”

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When someone loves you

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I rarely post dogs and cats. But this animated gif is funny and cute.
It looks as if the cat acts out of unconditional love.
And the dog barely raises an eyebrow.

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Fascinating illustrations by Dasha Pliska

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Such cool and beautiful illustrations by Dasha Pliska - artist from Odessa, Ukraine.

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At Rest by Emma Kisiel

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“At Rest” is a stunning, and at the same time upsetting piece of work by photographer Emma Kisiel. Her images communicate the grotesque, sublime and the lure of the macabre. We can hardly abide the visual of death, yet cannot tear our eyes away.

By surrounding the subject with living and fake flowers as well as stone markers she elevates the often overlooked and ignored dead animal to the level of a human being, imparting the beautiful grace of their fallen bodies.

“My images draw attention to the fact that, while man has a vast impact on animal and natural life, Americans are largely driven by the dominant religion of Christianity, which insists that animals do not have a place in Heaven and are, therefore, of little value in our society”, Emma Kisiel explains. She aims at striking the viewer with this truth and at expressing the sacredness to the bodies of animals accidentally hit by vehicles while crossing the road. Kisiel never moves or alters her animal subjects. “They are happened upon, visited with, remembered, and left to return to nature.”

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Detailed animal drawings by Tim Jeffs

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Tim Jeffs has created these wonderfully detailed animal portraits using just pen and ink. Tim’s son, Harrison, was so impressed with his dad’s work that he shared some of his drawings on reddit. After reading some very positive feedback, he opened an Etsy shop to sell some of his dad’s illustrations.

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TED Talk: Frans de Waal – Moral behavior in animals

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Empathy, cooperation, fairness and reciprocity – caring about the well-being of others seems like a very human trait. But Frans de Waal shares some surprising videos of behavioral tests, on primates and other mammals, that show how many of these moral traits all of us share.

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Adorable Hand Carved Wooden Puppets By Australian Wez Champion

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With initial training and a mentorship in Prague under Puppet master Michaela Bartonova, Wez Champion is establishing himself as a “one of a kind” puppet carver in the Australia. Combining the traditional Czech carving techniques with the unique Australian experience and “heart”, Wez is constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible in wooden puppet building and loves the challenge of custom puppets.

This is where you can buy them.

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