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These Animal Rings Come Alive When 3 Pieces Are Put Together

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These beautiful rings will drive your fingers wild! Made by Bangkok artist “m e r r y m e,” these enamel three-piece accessories can fit together to form an animal doing something cute, or can be worn separately. For example, when worn on three fingers, one set of rings appear to be a squirrel after an acorn. Continue reading »

The Washington Post Travel Photo Contest: Animal Photos

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“Out for a Walk”. Fred Baldassaro, 40, of Alexandria, got up close to these two lion cubs at a conservation shelter in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, in January. (Photo by Fred Baldassaro)
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An Artist Makes Beautiful Geometric Animal Heads From Wood

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According to an artist Tomasz Ciurka: “Want to have animal’s head on the wall but don’t have a gun? I have a solution! I make them from pine wood with my own hands. All of them are created by connecting geometric polygons. It takes me about 3 hours to complete one pet.” Continue reading »

Intimate Portraits of Animal Shelter Volunteers Reveal a Heartwarming Bond

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Photographer Jesse Freidin has spent the past year capturing the bond that’s shared between shelter volunteers and the animals they care for. “No one talks about the logistical aspects of pet adoption, or how it takes a huge toll on people doing this work,” Freidin told The Huffington Post. “These volunteers show up for free and carry the brunt of the work. They’re the ones who allow the animals to go through the system and they’re responsible for getting the animals adopted.” Rather than simply photographing these hardworking individuals for his Finding Shelter project, the artist also wanted to find out why they dedicate their time to such a cause. Continue reading »

Unusual Hybrid Animal And Wildlife Murals Painted By Alexis Diaz

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Puerto Rican artist Alexis Diaz brings textures and patterns reminiscent of traditional engraving techniques to his murals of phantasmagorical creatures using only a paintbrush. Twisting tentacles, strange fusions of anatomy, beings wrapped in plants, all rendered atop colorful gradients create an unmistakable style Diaz has become famous for. Continue reading »

Leaf Beasts: Simple Animal Sculptures Cut from Dried Magnolia Leaves

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Leaf Beast is a recent project by freelance illustrator and artist Baku Maeda that seemingly brings dead leaves back to life. Maeda took advantage of the warped shape and veiny structure of dried magnolia leaves and made only minimal cuts to create each piece. Continue reading »

Tiny Handmade Ceramic Animal Planters by Cumbuca Chic

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If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect ceramic capybara planter, look no further. Ceramicist Priscilla Ramos from São Paulo, Brazil, has a fantastic line of animal planters in the form of foxes, whales, anteaters, and yes, even the world’s largest rodent. She’s even working on a sloth! The handmade stoneware pieces are perfect for small succulents or cacti. Continue reading »

Dreamy Animal Illustrations Come to Life through an Energetic Brushstroke Style

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Illustrator Amy Hamilton employs both digital and traditional tools to create dreamy designs that take inspiration from nature. In order to create the graceful softness that is displayed in each illustration, Hamilton utilizes conventional instruments such as graphite, gouache (thickened, opaque pigments ground in water), and ink, adding in digital elements simply to emphasize the soothing, subdued textures in her work. Continue reading »

New Wonderfully Witty Animal Comics by Liz Climo

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Step into the wonderfully wacky world of Liz Climo, where animals of all species enjoy witty jokes, adorable friendships, and everyday joys together. In her trademark style, the artist uses two panels and a minimalist, folksy style to deliver punchlines that are both clever and sweet. Her charming characters may have fins, feathers, and fur, but their hilarious interactions with each other are ultra-relatable for any person with a quirky sense of humor. Continue reading »

Explosive Splattered Ink Animal Murals by Hua Tunan

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The creatures depicted in Chinese artist Hua Tunan‘s ink paintings seem moments away from escaping the canvas. Each piece seems to pulse with energy, driven by Tunan’s frenetic painting style that borrows from traditional Chinese ink art and Western-style graffiti. The artist also works on much larger canvases with broad strokes of dripping spray paint on urban murals that have popped up around the world over the last few years. Continue reading »

Russian Artist Adds Digital Pixel Glitches To Animal Tattoos. And It’s Awesome!

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Russian tattoo artist Alexey Lauz’s eye-catching tattoos have this one problem – they’re glitchy. Continue reading »

New Hammered Steel Animal Head Sculptures by Selçuk Yılmaz

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Turkish sculptor Selçuk Yılmaz just completed work on three new mask-like sculptures depicting the heads of a lynx, tiger, and fox. Yılmaz uses thin strands of hammered and welded steel that give each piece a beautiful curved musculature. Continue reading »

Sharon Montrose’s Animal Prints On Display

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Sharon Montrose has what most people consider a dream job: She photographs adorable animals – from lions to flamingos to knobbly-kneed giraffes – and sells prints online at her store, The Animal Print Shop. But what’s her job really like? Does she ever get scared? What’s the trickiest animal to photograph?
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Lifelike Galvanized Wire Animal Sculptures by Kendra Haste

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Working only with layers of painted galvanized wire atop steel armature, UK artist Kendra Haste creates faithful reproductions of creatures large and small for both public installations and private collections around the world. A graduate of the from the Royal College of Art, Haste says she is fascinated by how such a seemingly ordinary medium, chicken wire, is capable of suggesting “the sense of movement and life, of contour and volume, the contrasts of weight and lightness, of solidity and transparency—values that I find in my natural subjects.
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Rabbit Showjumping at an Animal Fair in Stuttgart

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The Grand National springs to mind as the yearly highlight of the “sport of kings” – thoroughbred steeds and their brave jockeys triumphing (or failing) over gruelling courses and high-fenced adversity. And now steeplechase enthusiasts can add another event to the annuls of great sporting occasions, namely the Stuttgart rabbit show jumping. Here: Rabbit showjumping at an animal fair in Stuttgart, Germany, on November 16, 2014. (Photos by Action Press/Rex Features)
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Animal Rights Activists Intercept Truck Carrying 350 Cats

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A truck load of around 350 cats destined to be taken to a meat processing factory has been intercepted by animal rights activists in the Putuo district of Shanghai on Wednesday. The cats were mostly strays from around Shanghai city but also included stolen pet cats with some of the animals still wearing collars and tags around their necks. The vehicle was reportedly headed to Guangzhou in South China to a ‘fake meat’ factory where the cat meat would have been treated and sold as pork/lamb. However, before it was able to leave activists stopped the truck and rang the police. The driver was detained on the grounds he had no livestock license for transportation. (Photo: Jonathan Browning/REX) Continue reading »

Animal Cling Rings By Jiro Miura

These Animal Cling Rings are by Japanese artist Jiro Miura, working under brand name Count Blue. Miura creates these exquisitely detailed animal rings as well as figurines; his designs have also been used to create mass produced phone plugs and rings. It’s a lucky artist who sees his work become so popular.
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Animal Architects Bowerbirds Design


Turkeys strut, peacocks preen, and bowerbirds design. Of all the strange things that male birds do to attract a mate, the bowerbird’s ritual is the only one that could make it into the MoMA. They use two distinct types of “architecture” and have a keen eye for color as well. Continue reading »

London and Chester Zoo’s Annual Animal Stock Take


Kumbuka, a male silverback gorilla sits next to the keeper’s chalk board in his enclosure at London Zoo, Thursday, January 2, 2014. Home to more than 850 different species, zoo keepers welcomed in the New Year armed with clipboards as they made a note of every single animal. The compulsory annual count is required as part of ZSL London Zoo’s zoo license, and every creature, from the tiny leaf cutter ants to the huge silverback gorilla is duly noted and accounted for. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo) Continue reading »

Animal Activists Hold Memorial for Dead Animals in Melbourne

Children have been reduced to tears by a confronting protest featuring 200 animal carcasses in Federation Square. Animal Liberation Victoria’s “memorial” aimed to raise awareness of the billions of animals killed each year for human consumption. Dead dogs, cats, pigs and birds were among the animals held by activists wearing protective clothing. While some people stayed to watch the hour-long ceremony, many walked past in shock and disgust.

A tombstone at the front of the demonstration, dedicated to the “memory of the Unknown Animal”, said 64 billion land animals and one trillion sea animals were killed by humans every year. Brochures handed out by activists encouraged people to realise that “animals are not ours” and that a vegan lifestyle was more ethical and caused less suffering. Photos: Animal Liberation Victoria activists hold dead animals at Federation Square on October 1, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. Over 200 activists gathered with the bodies of deceased animals to publicly grieve their deaths. Animal Liberation Victoria is against the treatment of animals as “property” an promotes a vegan lifestyle. (Graham Denholm/Getty Images) Continue reading »

Animal Sculptures Made from Recycled Materials

Japanese artist Natsumi Tomita uses materials collected from garbages to create these creative animal sculptures.

Equipped with a sharp eye for detail, Tomita Natsumi, a young, gifted artist from Japan, was born in Tokyo in 1986. She enrolled in an oil painting course at Tama Art University, which is located in her hometown.. Since 2007, she has held several solo exhibitions participated in Asian art fairs, and had her works under the collection of renowned Japanese art institutions such as the Hamada Children’s Museum of Art. On par with her witty, atypical perspectives, she uses a variety of quirky, unlikely mediums – materials that are elementary to everyday life, and are no doubt far less employed in the artistic realm. Continue reading »

Personal Handmade Animal Cushion Harry by Barbora Perglova

Be unique! Liven up your home and invite new members of your family! Or gift them to your beloved ones. Harry, Larry, Marry – three merry companions are waiting for you. Every piece is unique. Pillows are sewed for you by hand and with love.

Original awesome pillow Larry in unique bunny design by frappante is not just a decoration, he is your pillow friend! Larry is personal, friendly and soft cushion, you will want to have him always with you! You can hold him, hug him, sleep with him, snuggle with him and he’s always there for you! Continue reading »

2013 French Animal Calendar

Original handmade packaging method of the animal calendar. On the inside: ballpoint pen and watercolor drawings of Krisztina Vona. Continue reading »

Animal Lovers Converge on Pet Fair

Summit, an Australian shepherd, makes a leaping catch of a frisbee at the pet trade fair (Heimtiermesse) at Velodrom on November 2, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Exhibitors are showing the latest trends in collars, snacks and other accessories for cats, dogs and other household pets. (Photo by Sean Gallup) Continue reading »

Animal Orchestra


China’s Xiang Jiang Zoo has established an animal orchestra. The orchestra has members including a chimp on drums, elephants on big drums and chimes, a hippo on bass and baboons on flute. (Rex) Continue reading »