Beeple is Mike Winkelmann, a graphic designer from Appleton, Wisconsin, USA. His short films have screened at onedotzero, Prix Ars Electronica, the Sydney Biennale, Ann Arbor Film Festival and many others. Continue reading »
Passers-by stop to look at a flock of Exmoor Horn sheep, in Savile Row, London, Britain October 5, 2015. The Campaign for Wool marked the beginning of Britain’s national Wool Week on Monday, on one of London’s most renowned streets. (Photo by Peter Nicholls/Reuters)
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Animal lovers in Seoul, Korea have been flocking to the only cafe in the city that serves up coffee with a side of woolly companionship. Continue reading »
In this October 15, 2014 file photo, Katsu Nakamura, sky division manager for Yamaha USA, moves the RMax unmanned helicopter into position before a demonstration of its aerial application capabilities at the University of California, Davis’ Oakville Station test vineyard in Oakville, Calif. Researchers at UC Davis have been studying the effectiveness of the drone’s ability for spraying pest control and nutritional materials on the test vineyard in California’s Napa Valley. (Photo by Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photo)
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The right to use droving routes that wind across land that was open fields and woodland before Madrid grew from a rural hamlet to the great metropolis it is today has existed since at least 1273. Every year, a handful of shepherds defend the right and, following an age-old tradition, on Sunday paid 25 maravedis – coins first minted in the 11th century – to city hall to use the crossing. Shepherds have a right to use 78,000 miles of paths for seasonal livestock migrations from cool highland pastures in summer to warmer and more protected lowland grazing in winter. The movement is called transhumance and in Spain up until recently involved close to a million animals a year, mostly sheep and cattle.
Children in traditional attire walk next to sheep during the annual sheep parade through Madrid November 2, 2014. Shepherds parade the sheep through the city every year in order to exercise their right to use traditional routes to migrate their livestock from northern Spain to winter grazing pasture land in southern Spain. (Photo by Susana Vera/Reuters)
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Baaaad move…mountain sheep being herded off the roadway by cyclist Brendan Cassidy who was escorting Marathon winner Eugene McCarthy, who lead the race for 26.2 miles, and finished in a time of 02:47:32 in the annual Run Killarney Festival, starting outside Sneem Village, through Molls Gap and into Killarney National Park. Over 2000 athletes competed in The Run Killarney festival, on Saturday, organised by Elite Management, with 3 great races – a full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10Km. (Photo by Valerie O’Sullivan)
Chinese workers prepare sheep’s wool before it is processed and bleached at a factory on July 12, 2014 near Zhangzhou, China. The facility prepares wool to be used in the manufacturing of footwear and clothing for export to Western markets and for consumption within China. (Photo: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images AsiaPac) Continue reading »
A shepherd watches over his flock near the peak of Transalpina, the highest road in the country which crosses Parang mountains in the southern Carpathians reaching an altitude of 2,147 meters (7,044 feet) in Urdele pass, July 31, 2011. The road is currently under a modernization process. Picture taken July 31, 2011. (Radu Sigheti / Reuters) Click image to zoom.
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