Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2017 – Unforgettable Animal Behaviour

From basking gharial to stampeding muskoxen, these images from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition have been selected for a Natural History Museum book, Unforgettable Behaviour, and offer a unique glimpse into hidden worlds of animal survival and joy

Respect, Kronotsky nature reserve, Russia.

The photographer’s cat, Ryska – her name means little lynx in Russian – stands outside their cabin and with aggressive posturing warns off a fox. In winter, foxes would regularly visit the cabin searching for food. If one peered in at the window, possible when the snow was deep, Ryska would sit on the other side, fur raised, and growl. When outside, she would hold her ground. The foxes were not always frightened and so encounters could be a sort of dance. (Photo by Igor Shpilenok/Unforgettable Behaviour/NHM) Continue reading »

Here’s A 3D Animal Print Underwear With Ears!

Boing Boing just hipped me to these unusual women’s animal-themed underwear with ears! They’re adorable in an odd sort of way. I’m not sure they’d be everyday underwear. They come in a variety of different animals such as cats, foxes, pigs, raccoons and squirrels. Continue reading »

Creative Animal Hair Style Collections By Nagi Noda

Nagi Noda was a Japanese pop artist and director born in Tokyo. She worked as a freelance art director and as an artist and fashion designer. She created camapigns for Nike and Laforet and a short film for Panasonic. Noda’s works are defined by artificiality and seriality, balancing between visual art and commercial relations with a high degree of creativity and non-conformity in their aesthetic and narration. Continue reading »

These Animal Constellation Cookies Are Out Of This World

Pastry chef and author Heather Baird is responsible for these Instagram-famous cookies which integrate art, animals, and baking. After Baird was inspired to read about constellations and the mythology of the galaxy, she took to the kitchen to recreate the sky. She takes animal constellations in particular and turns them into cookies with a decorative Aurora Borealis, marble fondant. Continue reading »

Animal Photos Of 2016


Jim Kowalczik plays with Jimbo, a 1500-pound Kodiak bear, at the Orphaned Wildlife Center in Otisville, N.Y. on September 7, 2016 (Photo by Mike Groll/AP Photo) Continue reading »

DIY Paper Animal Lamps Turn Your Boring Room Into A Jungle

OWL Paperlamps started last year as a fun project to bring wild and original creatures into our homes. We were inspired by the origami art of creating paper figures, but we were looking for more than just another animal figuration. We were seeking true liveliness in our creations. So it was clear from the start that our concept had to combine light with larger scaled paper models. Continue reading »

Artistic Animal Doodles By Rohan Sharad Dahotre

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According to artist Rohan Sharad Dahotre: “My love for Animals and birds in the form of doodle. Animal Doodles is a series of different animal, bird images I found on Google and doodled my imagination on them. One can find so many different patterns and textures in nature and especially on flora and fauna. This project celebrates animals and birds in all their glory by bringing out they beauty of their characteristics, behavior, colors and textures with doodles.” Continue reading »

Surreal Animal Hybrid Tattoos Look Like Quirky Sketchbook Drawings

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Italian-born, London-based illustrator and tattoo artist Otto D’Ambra is known for his avant-garde style, which primarily depicts hybrid animals combined with illustrations seemingly plucked from Boardwalk Empire. D’Ambra is a multi-faceted artist, who began his career as a set designer and evolved over time into body art and etching. In 2012, he opened The White Elephant Studio in London as a creative base for artists. Continue reading »

Beautiful Animal Portraits By Sergey Polyushko

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Sergey Polyushko is an professional photographer currently based in Kiev, Ukraine. Sergey shoots a lot of nature, landscape, architecture and animal photography. Continue reading »

Hanging Animal Chairs Let You Sit In The Mouths Of Deadly Predators

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Jonah asked God to rescue him from the belly of a whale probably because it wasn’t very comfortable inside, but Jonah definitely wouldn’t complain about sitting in the mouth of one of these hanging chairs. Designed by Porky Hefer from Cape Town, South Africa, his chairs resemble various creatures. “Monstera Deliciosa” is the name of the project. Continue reading »

Detailed Animal Portraits Meticulously Painted Onto Delicate Feathers

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Using feathers of wild turkeys and macaws as her canvas, Krystle Missildine paints intricate acrylic portraits of animals, ranging from small birds to big cats and everything in between. The texture of the feathers naturally adds a wispy visual effect to the painted animal’s fur, producing a strikingly realistic image. The gifted artist has made a career out of pet portraiture—including ones on custom-made ornaments—but only recently decided to venture into the art of painting on feathers, using a molted feather from her Lutino Cockatiel as her very first quill canvas. Continue reading »

Steampunk Animal And Insect Sculptures By Igor Verniy

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From heaps of scrap metal, old bike chains, and silverware, sculptor Igor Verniy creates birds, butterflies, and other unusual creations. Many of his steampunk and cyberpunk sculptures are made to be fully articulated, with dozens of moving or adjustable parts enabling each piece to be posed in several lifelike positions. Continue reading »

Fake Animal Fact Posters Posted At The Los Angeles Zoo Are Priceless

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Prankster and comedian Jeff Wysaski (previously) printed and left these fake Animal Fact posters around the zoo in LA to spice things up a bit. And it was a big success. Continue reading »

Intricately Carved Wooden Animal Sculptures Leap To Life

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Rippling muscles, thick horns, and fur so realistic that you can almost feel the wind blowing through it — Guiseppe Rumerio sculpts lifelike animals with the most intrinsic anatomical details to bring his wooden creatures to life. Tucked away in Ortisei, a small town in Northern Italy, this gifted sculptor has made a name for himself in the woodworking community with his breathtaking carvings, clearly expressing his fascination with nature. All of his wood sculptures are painstakingly hand-carved, exhibiting intricate details that reveal an authentic sense of life flowing from artist to creation. Continue reading »

“Of Beasts And Beauty”: Artist Creates Beautiful Animal Jewelry Out Of Silver And Bronze

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According to designer Michael Tatom: “About 25 years ago I was mainly a jeweler, doing all the typical jewelry for a retail store. But on the side I was carving stone in my brother’s studio, doing smooth animal forms with facet lines for the muscle definition. Eventually, I started doing them in bronze and many years later at the urging of my wife I applied that style to a jewelry line and launched the “Of beasts and beauty” store.” Continue reading »