Summer time… It is patiently waited on throughout the long winter months, and the soggy, wet, Spring. You remember the long road trips taken with family and friends, the smell of the campfire on those long, warm nights, and the color of the water when splashing into the lake. What makes Summertime so special? What I enjoy most about the Summertime, is taking those nice long walks late at night, reminiscing about my day. The smell of the air is warm, and fresh, and you can smell the green grass in the wind. That is my favorite part about Summertime!
Is it the fresh smell of the crisp air that makes Spring so delightful, or is it the beautiful green grass that happily sneaks out from behind the melting snow? I know, it’s the animals that slowly start appearing from their Winter sleep, jumping out behind trees, and saying hi to all the bees! Enjoy the bright, cheerful pictures of these animals below.
Piles of fluffy snow probably bring to mind images of polar bears, but many different creatures enjoy playing around in the snow as well. We’ve put together a gallery of adorable animals frolicking in the flurries — including reindeer! Luckily some of these animals have their own personal fur coat to keep them warm.
While werewolves are the stuff of folklore, the light and the gravitational pull of the Moon do have real effects on the behaviour and physiology of a host of earthbound organisms — including, perhaps, people. Moonlight can also change animal behaviour. Many marine organisms move up and down in the sea depending on the level of moonlight in order to keep their light levels constant. On land, some nocturnal animals come out on a well-lit night to hunt , others stay hidden to avoid predators.
Just because tigers, monkeys, and birds don’t roll out of bed, jump in the shower, and turn on the tap, doesn’t mean they don’t have serious and involved ways to get clean. Bathing has been a central ritual of human civilizations for nearly all of recorded history but many animals, too, need to bathe to maintain hygiene and body temperature. Several species of birds and mammals exhibit the behavior but—while functionally very similar—animal bathing often takes a radically different form. Perhaps the most commonly witnessed animal bathing are birds.
Nature has a way of watching out for animals in the wild. They undergo a series of changes to endure colder weather and to be able to go without food for longer periods of time. Have you watched the animal changes during autumn months? What changes do the animals in the wild go through?
For humans, fall means back to school, it’s time to break out the warmer coats and get adjusted to the idea that it’s almost winter again. We winterize our homes, put away summer clothing and get out the winter gear, prepare our cars, and hope the weatherman is correct that it will be fairly warm for a few more days at least. Have you noticed your dog or cat is getting longer fur? Is it thicker?
Nature takes care of animals by giving them a built in weather gauge. They instinctively know when winters will be very long and cold or when a storm is coming up. If the winter is to be a long cold one, they will grow longer, thicker hair. Birds instinctively migrate to warmer climates where food will be readily available.
Trees begin to lose their leaves, to go into their winter hibernation. Bears and animals that hibernate find their winter caves and tunnels to snuggle down for the winter months. Mushrooms go into full bloom mode to spread their seed for the following year, as do the trees and flowers. With this much commotion in nature, we can detect colder months ahead as well.
Animals are known for being, among other things, incredibly stealthy. Like little furry ninjas, they can sneak up on you without a sound and pounce before you even know what’s happening. To be able to move silently through the land whilst watching the animals in their natural environment is an experience that you will remember for the rest of your life.
Beauty of light gives you access to the most arresting photos from the nature and huge animals archives. From Tibet to Tanzania, from hissing horses to quivering zebras, beauty of light opens a brilliant window onto work and the astonishing nature that animals encounter every day. These beautiful nature photos illustrate just a small sampling of the natural light conditions that occur on our planet.
By now many of you must have heard the term “Bokeh”. If not than it is nothing but the blurred effect of light in a photography. Basically in Bokeh photography there are mainly two areas, one is the object area which is in focus and the other is the outer area which is out of focus. Blurring the out of focus area of light is the Bokeh effect. Many a times we hear terms like Good and Bad Bokeh. Good Bokeh means something that adds value to the photograph and a bad bokeh means an effect which creates confusion. In this post we are publishing 25 Examples of Animals Bokeh Photography for your inspiration.
Cuteness is usually characterized by some combination of infant-like physical traits, especially small body size with a disproportionately large head, large eyes, and round and softer body features. Infantile personality traits, such as playfulness, fragility, helplessness, curiosity, innocence, affectionate behavior, and a need to be nurtured are also generally considered cute. Wild animals can be vicious and disease-ridden, but who can resist them in baby form? These images are so cute they will make you swoon. Take a look on the last photo, this baby deserves much more attention…
The time of sunset is defined in astronomy as the moment when the trailing edge of the Sun’s disk disappears below the horizon in the west. There are few things in nature as photogenic as the sky at sunset, especially animals. The rich bright gold, pink and orange colors make unusually beautiful pictures of animals illuminated by the sun.
I think the most beautiful pictures are those made in nature. Nothing compares with the expression of a tiger, the majestic flight of an eagle or the strength of a white bear. Below you can see 25 the most beautiful animal photographs that will capture your attention, and were stumbled on StumbleUpon.
A fuzzy baby otter at the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan in Osaka, Japan. Several baby otters are on display for 30 minutes a day at an exhibition that will run until March 16, 2012.
A baby otter, exhibited for 30 minutes a day
Baby otters take a nap together
A baby otter lies on a towel at the Osaka Aquarium
Baby otters snuggle together during nap time
A baby otter wraps around his trainer’s hand
A baby otter poses for the camera
“Little Red Riding Hood”, also known as “Little Red Cape”, is a famous fairy tale about a young girl and a Big Bad Wolf. The story has been changed considerably in its history and subject to numerous modern adaptations and readings. These images presents how look like Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf in real life, not in a fairy tale.
Butterflies are excellent subjects for photography. During the right season on a no wind day with some good early evening light, head down to your local park or favorite outdoor spot that has a lot of flowers and leaves which make great landing spots for butterflies. This is the perfect setting to take beautiful butterfly pictures like one of these twenty-five.
Like these? Then you’ll love our insect pictures post.
Butterflies are one of the most beautiful creations of nature. With their beautiful and colorful wings they bring life to a garden. Even flowers feel more alive when butterflies sit on them. And when we feel sad or depressed this pretty flying creature gives us a feeling of positivity and boosts our confidence. A butterfly totally justifies the thought that it is so easy to make someone happy.
The Icelandic Sheepdog is a large dog in the body of a small dog.
This means that it is a dog of great self-esteem and great determination. A very enduring dog, capable of solving many different tasks. A dog that will not nescesarily yield to a larger and stronger dog.
It has for centuries been bred on its abilities, rather than for its good looks. Iceland is a large, rural og sparcely inhabited country. Despite the impression left by the many bloody accounts in the Sagas, there has been litlle or no need for a fierce and aggressive watchdog, and you have been able to concentrate on other important abilities:
Guarding instincts, and the will to sound the alarm by barking.
Protecting the sheepflocks and newborn lambs against birds of prey, hence its characteristic ability to observe and bark at everything that approaches from above.
The dog will want to protect little domestic animals like colts and lambs, but still be interested in hunting litlle rodents.
And the dog will act as a living fence around the premises that he considers to be the territory belonging to his family.