With puffs of bleached hair not unlike her beloved poodles, Irina Markova truly embodies the idea of how one event–positive or negative–in childhood can inform one’s future. “The Poodle Trainer” has made its rounds at several film festivals, with critics praising it for its ability to “[pack] humor and tragedy into a subtle and perfectly paced seven minutes”. Watch and see if you agree.
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Even as humans continually encroach on environmentally sensitive habitats of various creatures, mankind keeps discovering new animal species. Actually, there are considerably more undiscovered species out there—scientists estimate about 8 million—compared to the 2 million that have been identified and cataloged.
Around 18,000 new species are discovered every year. In 2013, an expedition to Suriname by members of Global Wildlife Conservation and Conservation International, among other organizations, was particularly fruitful. The trip yielded 60 new species living in the mountainous southeastern region of the country in remote, unexplored rain forests.
Exhibiting features and behaviors of both canines and felines, the hyena has mystified cultures for centuries.
Though most of us have browsed the web cooing at pictures of baby giraffes and have visited the zoo to gawk at the regality of lions and tigers, not all animals are cute and cuddly. Take, for instance, this list of the world’s seven ugliest animals, which ranges from sea creatures to bugs to domesticated pets.
Ugliest Animals: The Naked Mole Rat
Naked mole rats had their fifteen minutes of fame when one was featured as Rufus, a beloved pet in Disney’s cartoon series, Kim Possible. Since then, this wrinkly, hairless creature hasn’t spent much time in the spotlight, aside from topping a number of “ugliest animal” lists like these.
The world’s greatest spectacles are often the most natural–even and especially that of seasonal animal migration. Here, we look at some of National Geographic’s most incredible photos that capture the herds and colonies in action.List View
All photos come from National Geographic.
Robin Yu’s series, “”Adventures with Flint the Fabulous Pomeranian”, is truly demonstrative of the joy and happiness a dog can bring into a person’s life. Coming into Yu’s Portland home when he was only nine months old, Flint is now six and still retains the same spry, cheerful demeanor that tends to disappear as dogs (and humans) get older. Says Yu, “I don’t think I’ve ever seen him grumpy…he brings all sorts of joy to my life.” For more Flint photos to brighten your day, be sure to visit Yu’s website.