Crochet animals

Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos in his ongoing series has been wrapping animals in five-needle lace, handmade cotton crochet. But these aren’t any old animals. Vasconcelos has appropriated the ceramic artwork of Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro (1846-1905), one of the most renowned Portuguese artists of the 19th century.


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  • July 30th, 2014

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Portraits of Animals

Czech photographer Lukas Holas takes simply stunning shots of animals in black and white. Holas uses his skills in digital photography and graphic design to edit out the background from his photos and instead inserts a pure black backdrop for the animals. This focuses all the attention on the animals and lets their impressive physical characteristics and personalities take the forefront.


 A to Z Animal Alphabet

Graphic design studio Build has created this fun series of prints. Each poster is available in seven different sizes, and are available for purchase in the Build shop here.

Wildlife Photography

South African photographer Lee Bothma captures beautiful shots of animals in the African bush. Check out the rest of his shots on his 500px account here. 

2013 National Geographic contest

Every year National Geographic holds their annual contest looking for the best photo’s from around the world. With well over 1,000 entries already submitted here’s a few of my favourites. 

(Source: National Geographic)

African Lions and Elephants

Wildlife photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols’s long-term project documenting the lives of African lions and elephants is currently on view at Anastasia Photo in New York City through October 30, 2013.



Pennsylvania-based photographer Joshua Arlington, a regular visitor to his local zoo, takes intimate animal portraits. Along with these beautiful shots Arlington also shares social messages about these animals status within the animal kingdom. 


Winners of National Geographic’s 2013 Traveler Photo Contest

I posted a while back about National Geographic’s traveler photo contest and here are the winners. The first three in the series took gold, silver and bronze, while the last ones earned merits. 

Which one is your favorite?


The Serengeti Lion

a multimedia series by photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols and videographer Nathan Williamson that captures the Vumbi pride in Africa with the use of a robot. The project states: “A remote-control toy car and a rugged robot tank gave them an unobtrusive way to make images up close and at low angles. Two cameras were mounted on each device; Nichols controlled one and Williamson the other, a pairing that let the collaborators create a synchronized dance of photo and video.”



Seattle-based Jeremy Veach has been the proud owner of Norm, his four-legged friend, since the pup was just 8 weeks old (he’s now 1 1/2). Soon after Jeremy got him, he started taking photos of the photogenic dog, inspired by some canine favorites like good ‘ol Maddie, and began posting them on Instagram. (Jermzlee now has almost 24,000 followers.)

National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

Round up of just some of the many beautiful photos submitted to the contest. If you think you’ve got what it takes, you have until June 30th to enter and win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Galápagos Islands.