Animal photography

March 3, 2010

Here are some more breathtaking photos of various animals. I like how the speckly fur on this mandrill kind of blends away to nothing. My cats both have fur like this, too. Did I just take a post about a giant monkey and make it about my cats? PURRRFECT

A sampe sanna, smash bananna.

Thanks to Helder for the tip.


Animal Minds – RadioLab Podcast

February 19, 2010

Check out the first 15 minutes of this RadioLab podcast on Animal Minds– great story about a trapped whale. And then make sure to listen to the last segment, a 7-min story about National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen and the leopard seal you see below- it’s just fantastic. Skip to 52:00 to hear it.
Thanks to Kelly for the tip.

I love that last pic with the penguin foot so much. Click to see it bigger. So awesome.

After listening to the seal story, here’s a little more context, with a video showing some more photos. Listen to the podcast first, though, as the narrative is way better there.