Animals

Amazing winners of the Nikon Small World in Motion contest

Quail Embryo at 10 Day Incubation

The winner‘s video along with those of the 2nd and 3rd place, of the 2013 Nikon Small World in Motion contest 2013.    Watch the stunning videos…

By |May 3, 2014|Categories: Animals, Modern Art

Rock Climbing Bears

Rock Climbing Bears

Endangered Mexican Black Bears (momma and cub) climb Santa Elena Canyon wall.   Take a look at the amazing video…

By |May 2, 2014|Categories: Animals

Computation of 3D vision in Praying Mantises

3D vision in Praying Mantises

A praying mantis and a pair of the world’s smallest 3D glasses, could help scientists understand our own vision and improve the world of robotics.

By |May 1, 2014|Categories: Animals

California Mite is the World’s Fastest Animal

California Mite

A Southern California might mite, the paratarsotomus macropalpis, is capable of running at speeds of up to 322 body lengths per second.

By |May 1, 2014|Categories: Animals

The Generous Gulf

Pair of Atlantic wolffish

From plankton to cod to whales, the Gulf of St. Lawrence harbors a profusion of shimmering life.  A pair of Atlantic wolffish—named for their fangs—cozy up in a den in Bonne Bay. The female departs after laying eggs, leaving their care to the male.    Image © David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes/National Geographic

By |April 25, 2014|Categories: Animals, Natural phenomena

Lions and Tigers and Bears No More: 10 Animals That Might Become Extinct in 10 Years

Tiger

Our planet is now in the midst of the sixth mass extinction of plants and animals in the past half-billion years, and we’re experiencing the greatest rate of species die-offs since the loss of the dinosaurs.     Siberian Tiger.  Image ©  wikimedia
Watch the video…

By |April 24, 2014|Categories: Animals

Traditional Honey Hunters of Nepal

Honey Hunters of Nepal

An ancient traditional and dangerous honey hunting, of central Nepalese Gurung, captured by award-winning UK-based travel photographer Andrew Newey.

By |April 23, 2014|Categories: Animals

Pets are treated as People and it affects Laws

Pets are treated as People

According to David Grimm findings in new book Citizen Canine, cats and dogs are treated more like humans than ever before and as a result they are given greater social and legal status.

By |April 11, 2014|Categories: Animals

Why Zebras Have Stripes

Zebras

The reason that zebras have stripes has been a mystery for some time.  Is it for camouflage?  To keep cool?  To attract mates?  To make them look thin?  Actually, it’s none of the above.    Image © wikimedia

By |April 4, 2014|Categories: Animals

Beco plays Water Polo

Beco young elephant

The adorable young elephant Beco, to celebrate turning 5-years-old, he shows off his water polo skills, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. What happens when Beco plays ball?   Watch the video to find out!

By |April 3, 2014|Categories: Animals
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