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These Award-Winning Wildlife Photos Showcase A Grounding Parallel of Our Current Reality

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition recognizes the best nature photography and the winners have just been announced. Since 1965, this competition has brought us an up-close view of some of nature’s most hidden wonders. The year 2020 has been a wildcard, to say the least. The images below showcase award-winning photography while reconnecting …

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The Opposite of Albinism Is Seen in These RARE Images of Melanistic Animals

Different traits occur amongst species of animals whether it be written in their genes or acquired through life experiences. However, certain rarities prove to amaze scientists and nature enthusiasts alike. Albinism is known as a “congenital absence of pigmentation.” This condition extends to animals and plants resulting in white hair, scales, and skin. In animals, …

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Are These Unique ‘Leaf Sheep’ Vibrant Animals or Walking Plants?!

In the shallow marine waters of Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines dwell a curious creature known as the Costasiella kuroshimae or “leaf sheep.” With their facial vibrancy and tiny eyes, they almost look like an animated character. Some would even claim due to their green and leafy body they were a plant. However, according to …

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Scientists Discover 16 Mysterious Species of Deep Sea Fish Swallowing Over 99% of Light

Nestled in the depths of the deep blue sea are a newly discovered species of ultra-black fish. Absorbing almost all light, marine biologists caught these fish deeper than 200 meters below sea level near the coast of California’s Monterey Bay. According to their findings, they absorb up to 99.956% of light proving, once again, how …

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Images of the Rarest Creatures Provide New Understanding of Endangered Species

There are countless species that coast beneath humanity’s radar. While their obscurity keeps them out of the majority’s eye, environmental conditions can often lead them to extinction rather than conservation. Photographers have captured some of the rarest creatures that have the potential to enhance our perspective toward protecting life in all of its forms.   …

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Visionary Diver Captures Obscure Life of the Ocean’s Most Vivid Yet Unknown Creatures

The typical person knows of several to a dozen sea creatures including, but not limited to, starfish, dolphins, sea horses, whales, and sharks. However, as scientists continue to discover new species, an estimate of only 8-15% of marine life has been documented to date. Experienced diver and photographer, Alexander Semenov took the opportunity during Italy’s …

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Group of Italian Divers Save Whale’s Life Trapped in ‘Ghost’ Fishing Nets 

Marine life continues to feel the effects of man-made pollution as plastic, trash, and other materials get lost in the waves of a vast ocean. Just recently, a group of Italian divers rescued a whale tangled in ‘ghost’ fishing nets. Luckily, after being freed, the whale swam off harmless. This isn’t the first time something …

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Watch Herd of Deer Relish This Empty Cherry Blossom Wonderland in Nara, Japan

Cherry blossom season typically starts early April in Japan. Swirls of pink flowers dance from treetops to the ground creating a spring wonderland. As visitors and tourists stay home to follow physical distancing guidelines, a group of several deer relish in the sea of delicate aromas and gentle sights.   The deer were said to …

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Thousands of Baby Turtle’s Thrive On Empty Beach As They Make Their Way to the Open Sea (WATCH)

Thousands of baby Olive Ridley turtles made their way to sea last week after hatching. Their season has come early as these turtles typically nest from June to December. For the first time in seven years, the baby turtles were seen traveling the sand during clear daylight hours. Since then, the video has gone viral …

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Whales Are Asking Us to Listen As Oceanic Noise Pollution Drops, According to Researchers

Cities and suburbs have recently experienced a surge in wildlife activity as lockdown measures reduce human activity. From waterways clearing to air pollution dropping, there has also been a decrease in oceanic noise pollution. Researchers are developing insights as to how this affects the whale population and their communication. The silence beneath the waves is …

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Watch ‘Hummingbird’ Spy Cam Capture Sea of Monarch Butterflies Take Flight

In the winter, billions of monarch butterflies find warmth in the cool Mexican mountains. Huddled together with closed wings for maximum heat, a hovering ‘hummingbird’ captures the awakening of these magical creatures in a dazzling dance. The video is part of PBS Nature’s Spy in the Wild Series.   Each episode tells the story of wide-range …

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