Humans may require at least a bed or couch to sleep comfortably, but these photographers captured a few kittens who can snooze just about anywhere, including in the middle of a book. On a related note, did you know that on average, cats sleep about two thirds of every day? That's right, and if you do the math, it means your 9-year-old kitty has slept away about six years of life. Chances are, they will find a favorite napping spot and go back to it each day, regardless of if they outgrow it. Continue reading for more.
British artist Paul Jackson, who now resides in Toronto, Canada, specializes in dark pen-and-pencil drawings of various animals' skeletons (sometimes organs) trying to escape their bodies. He started drawing when he was 5 and always knew that the career path of a professional artist was his life's calling. That's not to say he didn't try other things first, as Jackson toured the world with a band for 8-years first. Continue reading for more.
Phoo Chan, a California-based amateur photographer, managed to capture a once-in-a-lifetime image of a crow riding on a bald eagle's back using a Canon 1D X, Canon 600mm II lens, and a Canon 1.4x III extender. Chan said: "Crows are known for aggressively harassing other raptors that are much bigger in size when spotted in their territories and usually these 'intruders' simply retreat without much fuss. However, in this frame the crow did not seem to harass the bald eagle at such close proximity and neither did the bald eagle seem to mind the crow's presence invading its personal space." Continue reading to see the sequence of events captured during this photographer's burst shoot.
Birds, dogs and hamsters aren't usually mentioned in the same sentence, that is unless...you're talking about Bob. You see, Bob the Golden Retriever has been living happily with eight feisty birds, and one giant hamster. They do just about everything together, including: napping, cuddling and an occasional vivacious play session. Despite their obvious size difference, Bob is always gentle with his play buddies. Continue reading for a video and more pictures.
Puppies are great companions, but for any animal lover who has watched a puppy grow up, they'll know napping is one thing all of them can't seem to get enough of - up to 18-hours a day. These photographers, mostly their owners, captured them in a few strange sleeping positions, like this one in a car with both hind legs up. Continue reading for more puppies that can nap anywhere at anytime.
A photographer in Japan has captured the unlikely friendship between Fuku, the owlet, and Marimo, a small kitten who not only hang out as well as play together, but also nap in their home inside the Osaka-based Hukulou coffee shop. The cafe occasionally welcomes other owl visitors despite not being an official owl cafe. Continue reading to see just what these two have been up to lately.
At first glance, this turtle may appear to be something straight from Jurassic World, but upon closer inspection, you'll see that it's just an alligator snapping turtle. The prehistoric-looking creature is the largest species of turtle in the world, thanks to its spiked shell, beaklike jaws, and scaled tail. You'll normally find it in the rivers and lakes of the southeastern United States and spend most of their lives in the water. Continue reading for a video and more information.
Velda's Floating Fish Dome is a must-have for all pond owners, and it's basically a 31-inch dome that your koi need to experience life outside the grind of swimming around the pond all day. Do your fish continue meandering to and fro, pondering the existential significance of their life beneath the waters? If so, then this interesting device will give them a whole new outlook on life, literally. Continue reading for a video and more information. Get it here
The orchid mantis, also known as the hymenopus coronatus, is characterized by brilliant coloring and a structure finely adapted for camouflage, mimicking parts of the orchid flower. The four walking legs resemble flower petals, the toothed front pair being used as in other mantises for grasping prey. First stage nymphs mimic bugs of the family Reduviidae, which have a powerful bite and are foul tasting. The mantis can change its colour between pink and brown, according to the color of the background. Continue reading for more.
While cat love sleeping in boxes, dogs can snooze just about anywhere, but there are the few who might've been humans in past lives and absolutely prefer human beds over smaller ones. "The idea that dogs should never be allowed on the bed comes from old dominance theories which many of us ignore with no ill effects. Dogs are highly social, but they are also very flexible. They will prefer to be with the members of their social group, whether it is other dogs, cats, children, or adults. Where they prefer to sleep indicates who they consider their BFFs," according to The Wall Street Journal. Continue reading for more.