Posts Tagged 'nature'

Nat Geo’s ‘Nature Photographer Of The Year’

Digg reported –

2017 was a rough year in a lot of ways, but if National Geographic’s annual nature photographer of the year contest is any indication, it was a stellar year for observing the beauty of nature through a camera lens.

See a few of the pics HERE.

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Capturing The Haunting Beauty Of Korea’s Pine Trees [video]

Tool-wielding Monkeys Push Shellfish To Edge Of Extinction

According to NewScientist –

HUMANS aren’t the only primate to have pushed their prey towards extinction. Monkeys have also over-exploited animals for food. Long-tailed macaques forage for shellfish on islands off Thailand, then crack them open with stone tools. They target the largest rock oysters, bludgeoning them with stone hammers, and pry open the meatiest snail and crab shells with the flattened edges of their tools. These macaques are one of three primates that use stone tools, alongside chimpanzees in Africa and bearded capuchins in South America. “Stone tools open up an opportunity for foods they otherwise wouldn’t even be able to harvest,” says Lydia Luncz at the University of Oxford.

Continue reading HERE.

Extraordinary Octopus Takes To Land To Hunt [video]

Walrus Pup’s Swimming Lesson [video]

Once, Ascension Island Had Just One Tree [video]

The Best Botanical Gardens In The US

Curbed.com reported –

Summer is in full swing, which means there’s no better time to play outdoors. But even diehard city lovers sometimes tire of the incessant urban annoyances in the summer months: the long commutes, the endless pavement, and the oppressive heat. Luckily, nearly every major city in the United States features a botanical garden: a place dedicated to the cultivation and display of plants and nature. Step under the shady foliage of a local garden and your summer worries melt away, replaced with a plant-inspired serenity.

Find which 11 gardens made the grade HERE.


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