Saturday, April 18, 2015

Cool Service Animal images

Check out these service animal images:

Austria - Army Commissary Train (LOC)
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Image by The Library of Congress
Bain News Service,, publisher.

Austria - Army Commissary Train

[between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

General information about the Bain Collection is available at

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL):

Call Number: LC-B2- 2510-6

service animal
Image by revger
Our church held a Blessing of the Animals service on Saturday, 10 October. Many dogs showed up and other animal companions were blessed via pictures.

Cool Animal Picture images

Some cool animal picture images:

Are you going to play, or take my picture all day?
animal picture
Image by ucumari

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Cool Animal Movie images

A few nice animal movie images I found:

The Life of Pi...
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Image by thor_mark
Well, the tiger part, that is! It was the rich colors that drew me into this photo. Oranges, Blacks, White...amazing on this tiger. I thought the title of the image appropriate since I loved the book and the movie is shortly to come out in theaters.

Hulk Gray
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Image by Michael Vance1
Suspended Animation Classic #1,020 First published July 6, 2008 (#27) (Dates are approximate)

Hulk: Gray
by Mark Allen

Hulk:Gray, published by Marvel Comics, 6-issue miniseries, 32 pages, .50

Sometimes, life is about catching up. I suppose, in the eyes of some, I will have only begun to do so, as I just now read my first comics work by the team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale.

“What’s that you say, Mr. Professional Comics Reviewer? Isn’t that somewhat irresponsible of you?” No, it isn’t, as I’m not a professional. Just a fan, lucky enough to have been syndicated, lo these past eight years. My only responsibility is to tell people about comics work that is exceptional, not trendy. And, in my opinion, Hulk: Gray, while certainly popular with many, is not exceptional. Just solid.

It’s not that writer Jeph Loeb’s characterization is bad, there’s just nothing new, here. We’ve seen General Thunderbolt Ross’ obsessive hunting of the Hulk. We’ve seen the monster’s outrage at being locked in an underground bunker. We’ve seen the Hulk battle Iron Man, Betty Ross (the General’s daughter) pine away over Bruce Banner (aka The Hulk), Banner lament his Jekyll-and-Hyde condition, and Dr. Leonard Samson, Psychiatrist, analyze Bruce/Hulk, his behaviors and relationships. No, we’ve never seen the Hulk caress a cute little furry animal to death, and, while unusual (and creepy), that’s hardly enough on which to base a six-issue mini.

It’s not that Tim Sale’s art is below par. In fact, his Hulk looks quite formidable and frightening, if a little too “devilish” at times. After all, the Hulk is a monstrous brute, not a demon. The sometimes-pointy eyebrows and misshapen, “snaggly” teeth seem a bit over the top. Sale’s storytelling abilities are quite superb, and his characters highly expressive. They’re just not being used to convey any new ideas.

It’s not that Hulk: Gray isn’t recommended - it is, for all but the youngest readers. But I also recommend that it be bought at a discount, as I bought it. Find it at comics shops, comics conventions and online retailers and auctions.

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Image by emily.bluestar
Happo believes in magic. Not in the muggle/wizard dichotomy that splits so many, but more in the power that magic can hold over one person’s life. But unfortunately, Happo isn’t much of a realist and didn’t consider that magic wouldn’t help him out of water, so no he is looking for a friend to cherish him and love him whether he is swimming upstream, or just snuggling in to watch a movie (Harry Potter works…you know…magic).

Nice Animal Species photos

Some cool animal species images:

London Zoo, Clock By Tim Hunkin
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Image by Martin Pettitt
London Zoo 4-5-2013 London Zoo is the world's oldest scientific zoo. It was opened in London on 27 April 1828, and was originally intended to be used as a collection for scientific study. It was eventually opened to the public in 1847. Today it houses a collection of 755 species of animals, with 16,802 individuals, making it one of the largest collections in the United Kingdom.

Grevy's Zebra (Equus grevyi)
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Image by 5of7
The Grevy's Zebra (Equus grevyi), also known as the Imperial Zebra, is the largest extant wild equid and one of three species of zebra, the other two being the plains zebra and the mountain zebra. Named after Jules Grévy, it is the sole extant member of the subgenus Dolichohippus. The Grévy's zebra occurs in Kenya and Ethiopia. Compared with other zebras, it is tall, has large ears, and its stripes are narrower. It is more ass-like in appearance as compared to other zebras, which are more horse-like. This photo was taken at the Phoenix Zoo on March 12, 2011.

Are You Still There?
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Image by Furryscaly
A Franklin's ground squirrel, Spermophilus franklinii (alternatively Poliocitellus franklinii), out at "the desert" near Bismarck, North Dakota. Oddly enough, "the desert" isn't really a desert. This is the same one from my other photos. He ran inside a hollow tree, so I hid around the corner from it. Every time he poked his head out to see if I was gone I'd take his picture.

The Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center (NPWRC) really needs to update their website. They don't even include this species in their catalogue of North Dakota small mammals, and only reference it on their S. richardsonii page saying:

"Richardson ground squirrels could possibly be confused with the Franklin's ground squirrel which can also be found in eastern North Dakota. The Franklin's is similar in size but has a longer tail and is more grey in appearance."

...even though this is not eastern North Dakota. On a side note, it is kind of sad that I've never even seen a Richardson's ground squirrel, even though they're supposed to live nearly over the whole state. Our old state nickname even came from the squirrels. Maybe they changed it cause they're not so common anymore.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Nice Animal Welfare photos

Some cool animal welfare images:

animal welfare
Image by Pierce Farm Watch
goat with caseous lymphadenitis abscess

animal welfare
Image by Taekwonweirdo

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Nice Animal Sanctuary photos

Check out these animal sanctuary images:

Tiny Mew
animal sanctuary
Image by regansbox
Creamsicle is such a cutie. She's probably curled up in a stack of fleece right now.

Creamsicle lives in the lobby at Benton's.

Howie stopping to say hi
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Image by Marji Beach

Howie heading out
animal sanctuary
Image by Marji Beach

Monday, April 13, 2015

Nice Animal Images photos

Some cool animal images images:

Disney's Animal Kingdom 476
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Image by Michael Kappel

Disney's Animal Kingdom Park

Picture taken in Orlando Florida at the Walt Disney World Park
View the high resolution image on my photo website