Real Ants In Support Of Campaign To Protect The Amazon Rain Forest

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Ants carry a leaf with a slogan reading “Merkel, Help!”, a reference of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, at the zoo in Cologne, Germany August 18, 2015. Some of the zoo’s 500,000 leaf-cutting ants carry laser-cut leaves with slogans during a campaign to protect the Amazon rain forest, organised by the German branch of World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) and Cologne Zoo. Picture taken through the glass of the display case. (Photo by Ina Fassbender/Reuters)
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Beautiful And Mysterious Forest Sculptures By Spencer Byles

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In an extraordinary act of devotion to his art, sculptural artist Spencer Byles spent a year creating beautiful sculptures out of natural and found materials throughout the unmanaged forests of La Colle Sur Loup (where he lived with his family), Villeneuve Loubet and Mougins. He worked together with elements of his natural surroundings to create artwork that blends seamlessly with the environment. Continue reading »

OAS1S: Welcome To Urban Forest Neighborhoods When The Houses Are Disguised As Trees

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The OAS1S architecture is designed as trees, earth’s most ancient, important and appreciated structures. This unique design creates a highly desirable 21st century icon that truly fusions architecture and nature. The OAS1S architecture is shaped as a 1 and answers to the deep human need to become 1 with nature. OAS1S is a passionate and innovative answer to our current need for sustainable global urbanization. A win-win-win concept for people, nature and society, with a mission for radical urban improvement. Continue reading »

Weaving Your Own Forest

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“Weave own ‘nature’ and plant ‘forest’ in our soul.” – “Weaving Forest” is an art installation consisting of wooden reindeers and structures where visitors can use yarns to weave and making own line-patterns on it. A massive of yarns covering the installation will be the result of this interaction. The installation is not only an insight to human relationships, respect and love for nature, but also a reflection on social responsibility and eco consciousness. The installation was exhibited at “Detour” Festival, Hong Kong. Continue reading »

Hidden Alien Forest

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These may look like alien creatures from another planet, but the odd organisms are, in fact, colorful, microscopic life forms found in our forests. The bizarre slime molds, known as mycetozoa or fungus animals, were captured by geologist Valeriya Zvereva. She spent months documenting the common life forms that are found beneath our feet – but are rarely seen. Incredibly, the organisms can move and hunt for other microscopic life forms on which to feed. Zvereva, who is from Moscow, used a special macro lens to capture the vibrant and up-close shots, which show off the organisms’ unlikely beauty. Continue reading »

The Photographer’s House – A Tiny House in the Deep Forest

The Photographer's House - A Tiny House in the Deep Forest

Architect Bence Turanyi and photographer Zsolt Batar decided to unify their artistic and professional visions, and the result of their work is an extraordinary house in a forest. The idea behind the building was to create harmony among man, nature and economic aspects. The sustainable wooden house breathes together with the surrounding trees, and its life is documented by the artist who lives in it. The house was one of the favourites of the international jury for Hungary’s Media Architecture Prize 2013. Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: Spreewald Forest, Germany

Photo of the Day: Spreewald Forest, Germany

Farmer Harald Wenske transports a harvest of pumpkins yesterday from a field that can be reached only by his traditional boat in Lehde in the Spreewald forest, Germany. (Patrick Pleul / The Guardian)

Photo of the Day: Three-month-old Amur Forest Wild Cats

Photo of the Day: Three-month-old Amur Forest Wild Cats

Three-month-old Amur forest wild cat cubs also known as Far Eastern cats, a leopard subspecies, play in an enclosure at the Royev Ruchey zoo. (Reuters)

Photo of the Day: Burned Forest

Photo of the Day: Burned Forest

In a photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service, a section of the Gila National Forest lay barren and smoking Saturday as a result of the largest wildfire in New Mexico’s recorded history. The Whitewater-Baldy Complex fire has scorched more than 377 square miles. (Kari Greer/U.S. Forest Service) Click image to zoom.

5 Rare Wild Cats Caught on Camera in Indonesian Forest

5 Rare Wild Cats Caught on Camera in Indonesian Forest

The photo of the golden cat (catopuma temmincki) was captured using camera traps in Bukit Tigapuluh, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The WWF survey captured on camera the Sumatran tiger, clouded leopard, marble cat, golden cat, and leopard cat. All of the wild cats were found in an unprotected forest corridor between the Bukit Tigapuluh forest landscape and the Rimbang Baling Wildlife sanctuary in Riau Province. The area is threatened by encroachment and forest clearance for industrial plantations. (WWF / Reuters) Continue reading »