A Pair Of Narwhals Tusking

August 21, 2013

Narwhals Tusking

Well-known for its horn-like tusks (which is actually an elongated canine), the narwhal has attracted an understandable amount of attention throughout the centuries. According to Inuit legend, the narwhal received its tusk after a woman was dragged into the water by a narwhal, transformed into one, and thus the tusk–modeled after the woman’s spiraled hair–soon appeared.

The World’s Most Astonishing Aquarium Art

July 18, 2013
Aquarium Art Bedroom Aquarium

Source: Wanderfly

At a time when cats reign supreme as the internet’s–and world’s–pet of choice, a few creative types have commenced their attempts to draw the pet fish from the depths of obscurity by creating incredible works of aquarium art. Places like Hydropolis in Qingdao, China, have even gone as far as creating entire living complexes within an aquarium.

Aquarium Art Bedroom Fishtank

Source: Kootation

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The Ghostly Cusk-Eel

July 13, 2013

Despite its name and appearance, the cusk-eel is not an eel but rather a fish. While the fish featured here is pretty small, the largest species of cusk-eel can be found traversing the 6,600-feet depths of the sea with a length of around 6.6 feet (2 meters).

Animal Albinism: A World Of White

July 10, 2013

In our colorful world, sometimes the absence of color can be even more striking and eye-catching. Affected by a disorder called albinism, these white animals provide a stark contrast from the colorful habitats in which they live. Yet understanding the difference between true albinos and white animal variations is often difficult. Usually, it’s all in the eyes.

Animal Albinism Green Sea Turtle

Source: Amaz Facts

Animal Albinism Gorilla

Source: Cadred

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Inside The World Of Cat Lovers

July 5, 2013

To some, cats aren’t clawed fluff with an incredible center of gravity; they’re “little people”. Watch as videographer Andrew Lang examines the eccentric, feline-fanatic personalities that comprise cat shows.

What We Love This Week, Volume XIX

June 28, 2013


Happiness-Inducing Photos Of Australian Fur Seals

Underwater wildlife has never been better captured–or for that matter, sweeter. Taking a dip into the waters that surround New South Wales’ fauna-filled Montague Island, Australian photographer Alastair Pollock has brought all of us lacking flippers or frequent flyer miles several high-resolution glimpses of the adorable Australian fur seals scurrying about. NB: if you go during the winter, you’ll have no problem seeing over a thousand of them on any given day. If you don’t share Pollock’s adventurous spirit, though, there’s always a great gallery of his work at My Modern Met.

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