techstuffhsw:

Dragon Con Parade 2014: Lauren Vogelbaum nabbed an awesome curbside seat. Lots more photos here on howstuffworks.

newsweek:

United States copyright regulators are agreeing with Wikipedia’s conclusion that a monkey’s selfie cannot be copyrighted by a nature photographer whose camera was swiped by the ape in the jungle. The animal’s selfie went viral. The US Copyright Office, in a 1,222-page report discussing federal copyright law, said that a “photograph taken by a monkey” is unprotected intellectual property.
Monkey’s selfie cannot be copyrighted, US regulators say | Ars Technica

newsweek:

United States copyright regulators are agreeing with Wikipedia’s conclusion that a monkey’s selfie cannot be copyrighted by a nature photographer whose camera was swiped by the ape in the jungle. The animal’s selfie went viral. The US Copyright Office, in a 1,222-page report discussing federal copyright law, said that a “photograph taken by a monkey” is unprotected intellectual property.

Monkey’s selfie cannot be copyrighted, US regulators say | Ars Technica

yahoonewsphotos:

London Zoo annual weigh in

The height and mass of every animal in the zoo, of which there are over 16,000, is recorded and submitted to the Zoological Information Management System. This is combined with animal measurement data collected from over 800 zoos and aquariums in almost 80 countries, from which zoologists can compare information on thousands of endangered species. (Getty)

Find more news related pictures on our photo galleries page.

thedodoblog:

Animal shelter volunteers and the dogs who love them.

Shelter volunteers are amazing people- they are selfless, dedicated, and emotional. They are looking to give their love to something outside of themselves, something that has been abandoned or mistreated or forgotten, and there is nothing more powerful than that.

(Source: dododistractions)

gettyimagesarchive:

Today is World Photo Day – celebrating the anniversary of 19th August 1839, when the French government bought the patent to the Daguerreotype photographic process and announced the invention as a gift “Free to the World”. Though not the first photographic process invented it was practical for its time and helped to spread the idea of photography around the world.

Caption:circa 1845: Daguerreotype portrait of French painter and photographic pioneer Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre (1789 - 1851). He founded the Diorama in Paris in 1822 and helped to develop the process of imprinting pictures on metal plates using sunlight, leading to the discovery of the daguerrotype process in 1839. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Sabatier-Blot/George Eastman House/Getty Images)

Caption:LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Daguerreotype images from the 1800s are displayed in the Vintage Room of historic photographs in the Hulton Archive on May 13, 2011 in London, England. The comprehensive archive contains pictures created at the birth of photography in the early 1800s and covers every era and event through to the 21st century. Staff at the Hulton Archive are employed on a wide range of jobs including: conservation, retouching, hand-printing, scanning and archiving. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

mymodernmet:

Photographer Dalton Portella captured these dramatic photos depicting the powerful force of the ocean during stormy weather.

mothernaturenetwork:

With Lifelines, photographer shines a light on homeless folks and their pets
In this heartwarming photo series, Austin-based photographer Norah Levine documents the chronically misunderstood relationship between homeless people and the pets they love.

(via kammartinez)

for-science-sake:

The Jewelled Flower Mantis is a type of Flower Mantis endemically found in Asia. Females are commonly cannibalistic so males are usually communal. Females grow to about 4cm long whereas the males are smaller at 3cm. These little guys are often kept as pets. 

mymodernmet:

Calgary, Alberta-based photographer Gabe McClintock captured stunning photos of Sarah and Josh, a couple who eloped to Iceland to celebrate their nuptials surrounded by breathtaking natural landscapes.

mymodernmet:

The winners of this year’s B&H Wilderness Photo Competition have just been announced! Partnering with South African Airways and ecotourism company Wilderness Safaris, B&H hosted this competition in order to celebrate nature and conservation.