Posts tagged with ‘Animals’


Patrick Karabaranga, a ranger at the Virunga National Park in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, sits with an orphaned mountain gorilla

Over 140 rangers have been killed protecting the park since 1996.


MONKEY SEEN   A new species of monkey, known locally as wild lesula, has been identified by researchers in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Similar to the owl-faced monkey except for its blue rear end, the new species was given the scientific name Cercopithecus lomamiensis, which roughly translates to “Look at my face.  Can’t you just hear me saying ‘This is not the monkey you’re looking for’?”   (Photo via The Daily Mail)


Russian photographer Vadim Trunov took these two amazing photos of snails that feel as though he shrunk himself down to their size to better capture the essence of life as a little mollusk.

In the top photo a snail is able to support itself on the surface tension of the water and appears to be investigating a raindrop as it falls. In the bottom photo another snail shelters itself from the rain on the underside of some sort of plant stem while a grasshopper braves the elements up top. These awesome photos were shot in the Voronezh region of Russia. 

Visit Vadim’s 500px page to view many more of his astonishing nature photos.

[via Telegraph.co.uk]

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