Animals


February 19, 2021

Photographer Captures Adorable Laughing Dormouse Perched on a Flower

Spring is just around the corner. And if our excitement were to be summed-up in one image, it would be this one. The Laughing Dormouse by Andrea Zampatti was chosen as a winner of the On Land category in the 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, and it’s easy to see why. The tiny field mouse is captured beaming with happiness as it perches on a flower.

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February 10, 2021

Wildlife Photographer Reveals How Elegant Birds Look a Lot Sillier From the Front

The simple shift of a camera can make a portrait look completely different—especially when it comes to our feathered friends. We're used to seeing birds photographed from a profile or three-quarter view that highlights their glorious beaks. But as photographer Ruurd Jelle van der Leij shows in his series Frontals, capturing birds from a straight-on vantage point significantly alters how they appear—and it just might make you laugh.

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February 2, 2021

Adorable Video Captures Giant Pandas Sliding and Frolicking in the Snow

Everyone loves a snow day, even furry creatures! Recently, the animals at Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute in Washington, D.C. woke up to a wintery surprise as all of the grounds were blanketed by a layer of fluffy snow. The zookeepers shared several videos of their fluffy and feathery residents enjoying the occasion, but few were as excited as the giant pandas Mei Xiang and Tian Tian.

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