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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.

See more adorable baby orangutan photos.

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.

See more photos.

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

Shelter dogs benefit from the power of a photo

14 of the most striking crater lakes on Earth
While a few of these natural wonders formed as a result of meteors raining down through our atmosphere, many more were skillfully crafted by the volcanic hands of our own Mother Earth. From the active hotspots of Iceland and Indonesia to the now-extinct volcanic relics of millennia long past, these dramatic depressions provide an invaluable peek into the geological history of our planet.

03

Aug

01

Aug

Jump in the pool (and giggle uncontrollably) with ‘Underwater Dogs’
We’re fairly certain Seth Casteel, 33, has one of the most jealousy-inducing day jobs in the world. Hanging out in swimming pools and playing fetch with adorable pups all day? Yes, please!

See more of his photos.