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Adorable Dog Over the Shoulder Fashion Shots

How cute are these puppies! Photographer Emily Shur created this spring story for the current issue of Paper Magazine. Hilarious! Without ever showing a model’s face, Shur constructs a powerful fashion series with her use of a consistently stark background, simple lighting, and of course, cute animals.

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Rare Purple Crab Species Identified in Threatened Palawan Biodiversity

A rare species of purple crabs called the Insulamon palawanense is among four new crab species recently discovered in a research programme on the island of Palawan. Scientists at the Senckenberg Research Institute in Dresden and De La Salle University in Manila have discovered the specie during their Aqua Palawana research programme. The unique biodiversity in which the species were found is under threat. The new crab species found are endemic to only a few islands and are unable to spread elsewhere. Around 50 per cent of the species living on Palawan are defined as endemic, as they are exclusively native to the island.

A particularly colourful new species: Insulamon palawanense.

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Award-Winning Shots From The 2012 Underwater Photo Contest

Intrepid photographers submitted over 700 underwater images for the 2012 Underwater Photography Contest and an adorable red sea slug grinning for the camera was awarded the contest’s star. The annual contest, put on by the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, showcases the colorful creatures typically beneath reach and awards prizes in three categories: macro, fish or marine animal portrait, and wide angle.

Fan Favorite: Todd Aki Sea nettle Chrysaora quinquecirrh taken on an early morning shore dive off the Breakwater — Monterey, California, USA

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Daily Inspirations no. 407

Finally it’s Friday again. Already looking forward the weekend … I am sure I am not the only one .). Before we leave though, let’s take a look what kind of inspirations did my guys prepare for us today. Expect quality stuff only :). Seems, today’s illustration section is strong … there are several illustrations I like. Make sure to check Perserverance by Jennifer Healy, Knight by Tahra and Dark Velvet by BaoPham. If you already digested these three, let’s move to art / digital art section. There are another exciting pieces. For example Butterfly Effect by Yuri Laptev and L’Officiel Hommes Italia by Ricardo Fumanal. Just thinking which artwork would be good enough to finish this intro with … well, seems I found one. Check the typography artwork by Mats Ottdal. Nice one. Enjoy the weekend!

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10 Crazy Things About Cats That You Probably Didn’t Know About

he word cat is a loan translation (borrowed) from Latin cattus. The cat is a carnivorous animal and is usually kept as a pet. It was a symbol of liberty and freedom in Ancient Rome and Egypt. Cats possess amazing features. From sharp ability to see in dark to the ability to catch their prey like leopards, cats have a whole world of remarkable characteristics hidden in them. Let us explore some facts or cats behaviour problems about this creature that you probably didn’t know. Below are 10 Crazy Things About Cats That You Probably Didn’t Know About.

10. Cats can die from eating chocolate:

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Daily Inspirations no. 406

I feel like starting with illustrations today instead of photos. How do you guys like the artwork by Jennifer Healy called Daydream? I personally love it! It’s not the only artwork I love though. Just few spots lower down in the art digital art section there is a nice illustration by Alexandra Bezrukova. I’m a huge fan of fonts, so no wonder I’m always eager to check the typography section. From today’s typographic artworks I picked one piece that is a mixture of various typographic styles. Check it out … it’s called Advertising Design: 7-Eleven & Tullamore Dew. Make sure to check today’s ads as well … it’s definitelly worth it. Enjoy!

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Creative chimpanzee photography by Gabi Guiard from Barcelona, Spain. Enjoy :)

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Daily Inspirations no. 405

You may remember photography by Mike Powell, it’s not the first time we featured his work here on Cruzine. Anyway, I like his photos with tiny bit of post production .) Check the runner … it’s the very first photo. Let’s move lower down though. From illustrations I would like to highlight Cover Trois Couleurs – FR by DAVID VICENTE as well as Abominable Snowman by Joel Hustak. These two are amazing. From art / digital art section I like the water painting called Water Spread by Sophie Song. If you guys could need a free postcard design, check our freebie section for Painted Postcards by FluxVFX. Enjoy!

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Daily Inspirations no. 404

Today as every single day, we’re bringing you a mixture of various quality artworks for you to get inspired. I am sure you’re already curious what did out team put together. So, let’s take a closer look. My personal picks from the photography section are the very first two photos. I’m speaking about the baseball player and the calm full moon photo by Nicolai Perjesi. The section right below dedicated to illustrations brought us several cool artworks. The first one that deserves your attention is called Repressed by Jennifer Healy. I kind of like the Mermaid Pin-Up by Roberto Pena as well. The ones into traditional art such as paintings, should take a closer look at Stardust* by J. Luna. Web designers and programmers may look forward a nice jQuery banner / ad rotator by Coding Jack. Enjoy!

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Emilio Bello’s T-shirt Design for Made In The Now

Dominican designer Emilio Bello produces this charming penguin for Made In The Now. Available only for 24 hours!

45 Cute Animal Photos That Will Cheer You Up!

Our affection to animals is a great one. Apart from human begins, animals are also a favorite subject of photos because most of them look adorable, and we all love to capture their cute and funny movement. Even tho life gets hard every now and then, they remind us that everything will be ok. Studies have even shown that owning a dog or cat can reduce stress.

Cuteness is best demonstrated through small babies who have all the key features that usually attract the eyes of all and sundry and make a person loveable yet there remains an ever so impossible burning desire to own the intangible aspects. Not only the physical appearance but all the subtle behavioral attributes such as a bit of curiosity, pampered but measured arrogance and all other childlike features comprise the cuteness.

For your inspiration, we collected the following cute animal photos that will cheer you up! All of these animals were captured by talented photographers from around the globe. Thumbs up for capturing photos with perfect timing;) We hope that the following photos will make your day better and possibly melt your heart!

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Illustrations by Nader Sharaf

Awesome mixed-media illustrations by the Spanish artist Nader Sharaf.

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