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26

Aug

What’s the deal with cats and windows?
Cats possess many odd quirks and habits, but one of their most endearing qualities is their love of windows. It seems like once they find a good window perch, they won’t leave for hours. Here’s why.

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25

Aug

No one, not even animals, can copyright animal selfiesThe U.S. Copyright Office recently ruled that photos taken by animals belong in the public domain, but photographer David Slater argues there’s more to his ‘monkey selfie’ than meets the eye.

No one, not even animals, can copyright animal selfies
The U.S. Copyright Office recently ruled that photos taken by animals belong in the public domain, but photographer David Slater argues there’s more to his ‘monkey selfie’ than meets the eye.

How extensive is California’s drought? Compare the photos

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22

Aug

Photographer gives up everything to document the most remote areas of AustraliaEver dream of packing a bag and leaving everything behind to live closer to nature? Here’s one inspiring photographer who did just that.

Photographer gives up everything to document the most remote areas of Australia
Ever dream of packing a bag and leaving everything behind to live closer to nature? Here’s one inspiring photographer who did just that.

19

Aug

Give a baby orangutan a hand (or vine)
A baby orangutan hangs and swings on a vine at Borneo’s Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center, which was founded in 1964 with the mission of rehabilitating rescued orangutans.
 
These bulky, rust-colored primates are the largest arboreal animals on Earth. In the wild, they eat, sleep, socialize, reproduce and travel almost exclusively in the thick, leafy canopies of Sumatra and Borneo. Although baby orangutans spend the first four months of life clutching their mother’s body, it isn’t long before they begin learning to climb on their own.

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18

Aug

Alley cats gain a powerful ally in photographers
Jason and Elizabeth Putsche are a husband and wife photography team that have spent the last five years observing and documenting the enigmatic lives of feral cats, also known as alley cats, street cats and community cats.
 
Whatever you call them, these wild, resilient creatures have long been misunderstood and maligned by humans, which is a shame because all felines — domestic or feral — deserve respect.

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Wish of a Lifetime makes dreams come true for seniors
From skydiving to feeding penguins, this nonprofit is fulfilling seniors’ lifelong dreams one wish at a time.

15

Aug

Reinventing sunset photography, one leapfrog at a time
Here’s one way to move past the cliché sunset photos that everyone is so familiar with!

Reinventing sunset photography, one leapfrog at a time

Here’s one way to move past the cliché sunset photos that everyone is so familiar with!

06

Aug