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Arctic Fox Photography

When you're a mining engineer stationed in Russia's remote north-eastern Chukotka region, there's not much you can do in your free time, other than sleep, eat, and walk around the frozen landscape. Fortunately, Ivan Kislov has a passion for photography, and loves capturing wild foxes. Other hobbies include: "hikes to inaccessible places, rafting, and observ[ing] the wildlife." Continue reading to see some more of his work.

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Zeus Owl Stars in Eyes

The beautiful Western Screech Owl that you see above was discovered one morning by a Southern California resident. It turned out to be blind, but with cloudy eyes that resembled a real starry night. The owl found a new permanent home at the Wildlife Learning Center in Sylmar, California after a trip to the vet to make sure he was healthy. He was then named "Zeus", the Greek god of sky and thunder," due to his unique eyes. Continue reading for more images.

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Dog Portrait

Photo credit: Alicja Zmyslowska

Let's face it, getting dogs to hold poses isn't the easiest of tasks, but pet photographer Alicja Zmyslowska from Poland has mastered the art. In the skilled hands of Zmyslowska, regular dogs are placed is beautiful outdoor settings, and used to create fantasy-like images. She focuses on each dog as an individual to showcase their individual characteristics and personalities. Some of the lenses used in these shoots include the : f/2.8L Canon 70-200mm USM telephoto, f/1.8 85mm medium telephoto and f/1.4 50mm medium telephoto lenses.Continue reading for more.

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The Batman Cat

You know how sometimes random objects start appearing in the clouds? Well, the same can be said for cats, as in if you look long enough, you'll probably capture them in a certain pose or with a certain facial expressions that resembles something else. For example, the cat you see above unmistakeably resembles The Dark Knight himself, complete with pointy ears. Continue reading for more.

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Munchkin Shih Tzu

Munchkin the Shih-Tzu's owners didn't want to buy a traditional costume for their dog on Halloween. So, they came up with this custom teddy bear suit, which has won over the internet. Here's how they did it: "Measure your dog in the front from feet to top of head (Munchkin is 14"). Buy a teddy bear in similar color to your dog in their size (I got hers on Amazon for $30). Cut the face off, cut the bottom of the feet off, cut open the back. Take all the stuffing out except for the arms. Bear only goes on front part of their body/legs and back half is exposed. Put a string or velcro through the back behind the neck to tie/close. The bear's arms hung down, so I sewed them up a bit higher so they stuck out to sides more instead of hanging down. Took me maybe 15 minutes to make!" Continue reading for the video.

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Dird Dog Bird

Photo credit: Worth1000

Graphic designers and digital artists alike are probably very familiar with the website Worth1000 and its many Photoshop contests. Recently, they held a contest that asked users to create unique dog bird (DIRD) hybrid animals, and these entries are some of the best. Click here to view the first image in this week's celebrities who look like other people and funny video game pictures gallery. Continue reading to see what 80GB worth of Earth photos captured from space looks like when compressed into a 2-minute, 50-second video.

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Hamster World

Another day, another bizarre internet trend, and this time, it has to do with hamsters. Japan-based photographer, who goes Kawanabesatou on Twitter, shows us what bars and restaurants would look like if hamsters ran things. You'll also see them in bookstores and even one relaxing at home, enjoying a nice hot pot meal. As many hobbyists already know, there's plenty of tiny objects designed for dollhouses, available for purchase, should you want to create your own hamster world. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Monty the Cat

Photo credit: Monty Boy Cat

Monty isn't just any cat, when not gathering likes and shares on social media, he can be found in Copenhagen with two other feline friends. What makes her unique is that she was born without a nasal bridge bone due to a chromosomal abnormality, which also gives him a very unique look. One problem, he tends to sneeze more than most cats. Continue reading for more images and information.

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Glass Frog

The glass frog (above) are primarily lime green, and the abdominal skin of some members of this family is translucent. The heart, liver, and gastrointestinal tract, are visible through this translucent skin, hence the common name. They live along rivers and streams during the breeding season, and are particularly diverse in montane cloud forests of Central and South America, although some species occur also in Amazon and Chocoan rainforest and semi-deciduous forests. Continue reading for more transparent animals that have not been Photoshopped.

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Poo Wi Fi

Let's face it, not all dog owners pick up after their pets, but "Poo Wi-fi" aims to change that. Mexico-based internet portal Terra has teamed up with ad agency DDB to create a machine that offers a free Wi-Fi in exchange for dog poop. In other words, people are rewarded with a number of free Wi-Fi minutes - depends on weight - for dropping off poop. Don't think that throwing anything into the machine will work because there is an actual attendant that hands out the bags and watches over what people put in them. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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