Sunday, August 2, 2015

Cool Animal Pound images

Check out these animal pound images:



"erin, take a picture. HURRY!"
animal pound
Image by erin leigh mcconnell
what you are looking at is my dad holding up bailey. did i mention that the dog weighs 120 POUNDS? uh, yeah. i was laughing so hard that my eyes started to water.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Nice Plush Stuffed Animals photos

Some cool plush stuffed animals images:


YUUDAI
plush stuffed animals
Image by plushplex
Glum Ninjas C.P.F. is a covert protection force for people who want inconspicuous protection. They disguise themselves as run-of-the-mill stuffed animals and keep a watchful eye, waiting to spring into action at the first sign of danger.

By plushplex


GLUM HIPPO SAKI
plush stuffed animals
Image by plushplex
Glum Ninjas C.P.F. is a covert protection force for people who want inconspicuous protection. They disguise themselves as run-of-the-mill stuffed animals and keep a watchful eye, waiting to spring into action at the first sign of danger.

By plushplex


RAN
plush stuffed animals
Image by plushplex
Glum Ninjas C.P.F. is a covert protection force for people who want inconspicuous protection. They disguise themselves as run-of-the-mill stuffed animals and keep a watchful eye, waiting to spring into action at the first sign of danger.

By plushplex

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Nice Extinct Animals photos

A few nice extinct animals images I found:



seminolecanyon042
extinct animals
Image by mlhradio
Seminole Canyon State Park, Val Verde County, Texas. One of the more remote state parks, tucked into the southwest corner of Texas about an hour's drive west of Del Rio.

This area has been inhabited since the very earliest days that humans set foot in North America, going back nearly 12,000 years - back during the last Ice Age when the land was more verdant with now-extinct animals still roaming the surrounding prairies and forest. But over the millenia, the climate changed to its current, arid desert landscape - and the Indians adapted.

All through these years, the local Indians drew pictograms all over the surrounding canyon walls and caves. In the dry climate, protected by overhanging rock walls, many of these pictograms survived through the ages. Some of the more famous sites, such as the Fate Bell and Panther Cave, are the feature attractions of Seminole Canyon, and can be visited by guided tour through the park.

However, I have not yet visited these sites - instead focusing on other areas of the park. On the first visit (March 9th, 2008), I arrived after the park had closed for the day. I walked along the short 'Windmill Trail', a small loop near the visitor's center. This trail leads down to a small year-round spring and the ruins of a water catchment system that was used by local settlers over the past hundred years.

The return trip (September 27, 2008) was much more fruitful - I chose to hike the Rio Grande River Trail, a six-mile out-and-back loop that leads to the far corner of the park, almost a stone's throw from Old Mexico. With recent rains it was fairly lively and green, with countless butterflies passing through on their annual migration. The trail starts alongside the original 'Loop Trail', the 1882 railroad alignment that was abandoned a decade later when a less strenuous route was forged and the Pecos River High Bridge was built.

The trail itself is pretty boring - a flat, featureless hike across a nondescript desert plain. But the main highlight of the hike quickly comes into view. There is a mile-long spur shooting off to the left called the Pressa Trail, which leads to an overlook looking down at a three-way intersection in the Seminole Canyon below. Here, the waters from Lake Amistad many miles away along the Rio Grande peter out; to the right, the waters are wide and deep, muddied from the recent rainstorms. To the left, the two forks of Seminole Canyon are mostly dry. From the top of the overlook, sheer cliffs lead staight down over a hundred feet to the waters below. The view is, well, *breathtaking* - and worth the trip.

Back on the main trail, a few miles later it comes to an abrupt end at the junction where Seminole Canyon merges with the Rio Grande. The location overlooks the Panther Cave pictograms, on the opposite shore far below, accessible only by boat. To the right, a few hundred yards away, are the hills of Mexico. Here, the water is deeper, the canyons steeper, the chasm wider. An impressive view, although not as amazing as the Pressa Trail overlook.

From here, it is a straight hike back along the south portion of the loop, my only companion a great horned toad trying to hide in the gravel of the trail. I would like to return to this park to take the guided tours, and there are other tours available nearby on private land to other pictogram sites as well. And I am told this park is also fabulous for bird watchers as well.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

St. Hallvard

Some cool service animal images:


St. Hallvard
service animal
Image by Oslo Rådhus (Rådhusets forvaltningstjeneste)
St. Hallvard, Oslos skytsengel, er gjennomgående i store deler av Oslo rådhus sin kunst.

St. Hallvard, Oslo's Patron Saint, is a recurring theme in the City Hall's art work.

Photo credit: Hanne Risvik / Rådhusets forvaltningstjeneste / The City Hall General Services


St. Hallvard
service animal
Image by Oslo Rådhus (Rådhusets forvaltningstjeneste)
St. Hallvard, Oslos skytsengel, er gjennomgående i store deler av Oslo rådhus sin kunst.

St. Hallvard, Oslo's Patron Saint, is a recurring theme in the City Hall's art work.

Photo credit: Hanne Risvik / Rådhusets forvaltningstjeneste / The City Hall General Services


St. Hallvard
service animal
Image by Oslo Rådhus (Rådhusets forvaltningstjeneste)
St. Hallvard, Oslos skytsengel, er gjennomgående i store deler av Oslo rådhus sin kunst.

St. Hallvard, Oslo's Patron Saint, is a recurring theme in the City Hall's art work.

Photo credit: Hanne Risvik / Rådhusets forvaltningstjeneste / The City Hall General Services

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Fly quartz, U, back, Patuxent_2012-10-31-11

Some cool animal species images:


Fly quartz, U, back, Patuxent_2012-10-31-11
animal species
Image by USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring
Unknown Fly species, from Malaise traps at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, 2007, floating in hand sanitizer in a quartz cuvette....with improved clarity over the plastic cuvettes previously used


Halyzia sedecimguttata
animal species
Image by schoschie
Sechzehnfleckiger Marienkäfer (in meinem Wasserglas am Morgen entdeckt)
de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sechzehnfleckiger_Marienk%c3%a4fer

Habe ihn erst irrtümlicherweise für einen Albino-Marienkäfer gehalten. Näher konnte ich mit meinem Objektiv leider nicht ran... dazu hätte es ein Makro gebraucht.

I found this ladybird in my water glass after I woke up. My first thought was that it's an albino ladybird and must be extremely rare! It's not, though; it's just a certain species of ladybird. Couldn't zoom in more as I would've needed a macro lens.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Nice Animal Welfare photos

A few nice animal welfare images I found:


Acorn in Palm Room
animal welfare
Image by Taekwonweirdo
I have seen him since kittenhood, why hasn't anybody adopted him?


Acorn in Palm Room
animal welfare
Image by Taekwonweirdo
I have seen him since kittenhood, why hasn't anybody adopted him?


Acorn in Palm Room
animal welfare
Image by Taekwonweirdo
I have seen him since kittenhood, why hasn't anybody adopted him?

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Brisbane Library Mobile Adoption PHS

A few nice animal movie images I found:


Brisbane Library Mobile Adoption PHS
animal movie
Image by San Mateo County Library
Brisbane City Wide Yard Sale June 17th, 2010 the Peninsula Humane Society brought out some adoptable animals looking for loving homes.


British Snowboard Tour - Practice & Comp Movie on Vimeo
animal movie
Image by plasticsnow aka Kat
A movie made up of clips from the Friday night practice session and the Animal British Snowboard Tour Indoor Slope Style Comp......I'm not in it cos I kept falling over!


Video clip from Kat on Vimeo