“We often hear about the plight of various endangered species, and the fact of the matter is that experts are starting to think we’re on the verge of a sixth mass extinction in the entire 3.8 billion year history of life on this planet.”
An identification chart of 42 North American butterflies.
Photographer Traer Scott gained off-hours access to zoos all around the world to show us the hidden world of wildlife that stays awake at night.
A collection of “Perfectly Timed Dog Photos” shows some impressive moments of canine majesty that were luckily recorded for posterity.
Salmon have serious swimming skills—some travel thousands of miles to return to their original homes to breed. But even though they can jump as high as 12 feet in the air, they can’t manage to get over massive concrete dams that we have built to block their journeys back to their homes. Now one new idea could give them a boost. The plan involves whisking the fish through a long vacuum tube at speeds up to 22 miles per hour and then shooting them out the other end like a cannon.
“I realized that the way pit bulls are portrayed, even by photographers trying to make a difference, is always very harsh. The imagery associated with pit bulls is gritty, somber, highly contrasted, very urban. People want to portray them like badasses.”
“I am Grumpy Cat’s human,” Bundesen says when I ask her if she owns the cat. “She owns me.”