We want to go on safari

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Office Safari…explains itself ;)

We are in a group

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Beautiful wildlife photographs by Klaus Tiedge who in his series ‘African Wildlife’ showcases the amazing wildlife in Namibia, Botswana and Kenya

We crawl

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Mechanical arthropods and insects made from watch parts and light bulbs by Chicago-based jeweler Justin Gershenson-Gates

This post is part of our second Theme Week where since last Friday, you the public had the chance to choose between 5 themes/inspirations for each post this week. Yet again you chose probably the most challenging theme we had listed: ‘Miniature’ Hope you enjoy… :)

We make eye contact

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“an animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.” – martin buber
‘My passion is exploring the depths of possibility in connecting humanity with the greatest minds in the water,” says photographer bryant austin. “The whale challenges us to reevaluate our perceptions of intelligent, conscious life on this planet,” he adds. “the world is so much bigger than our imagination and they teach that every time i am with them.” Bryant says he’s following the words of Thomas Berry, that “teaching children about the natural world should be treated as one of the most important events in their lives.” to that end, Bryant has produced life sized photographs of whales, the largest and most detailed ever taken; each take up to 60GB of space on his computer.
Bryant’s journey to photographing whales began when, depressed and suicidal, he decided to quit his job and sell everything he owned in order to fund a four month trip to Tonga. “My whole life was built around the need for safety, security, a good paying job, and all the other things in life that you are told are important,” he said. but then he “remembered the whales and that quiet voice telling me that i had to leave all that is safe and familiar and i just honored it. it was like this weight was coming off my shoulders.” but he adds, “i had this fear that i would be alone during this whole process, and that no one would want to be with me because i had nothing material to offer.” and of course there was the fear of failure.

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ut the result of the trip would be a single life sized portrait of a twelve foot long calf. His goal was to recreate the feeling he had when he looked into the eye of a mother whale, and share that same experience of wonder and amazement with the millions of people who will never encounter a whale in their lifetime. “i’m always floating motionless, just watching from a distance and giving them space to explore their own natural curiosity,” he says of his process, which involves waiting hours for the whale to come to him. to create his final image, bryant will need to get within six feet of the animal, and will take up to 300 photographs, twenty of which will be selected and stitched together in a process that can take up to 300 hours. the photos, weighing up to 600 pounds, have now toured norway, iceland and japan – all countries where whaling still occurs – in the hopes that the detailed life size splendor will give audiences an emotional connection with the whales. as one viewer in japan commented, “i feel like the whales are talking to me with their eyes.”  text from ny times, monterey county weekly, servicespace and bryant’s facebook 

We are waiting for Santa

A Polar Bear - photographed by Vegard Aksnes

A Polar Bear – photographed by Vegard Aksnes

We cool down

040_Paul-Nicklen-Canada-Frozen-moment / Photo of two adorable penguins called 'Frozen Moment', captured by Paul Nicklen.

Photo of two adorable penguins called ‘Frozen Moment’, captured by Paul Nicklen.

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mmm…Saturday

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Photograph of an adorable, little sleeping puppy / captured by Kylie Johnston

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We are exhausted

As part of an open air festival - the 'Big Yellow Rabbit' of Örebro, Sweden by Rotterdam-based artist Florentijn Hofman / photographs by Lasse Person As part of an open air festival - the 'Big Yellow Rabbit' of Örebro, Sweden by Rotterdam-based artist Florentijn Hofman / photographs by Lasse PersonAs part of an open air festival - the 'Big Yellow Rabbit' of Örebro, Sweden by Rotterdam-based artist Florentijn Hofman / photographs by Lasse Person As part of an open air festival - the 'Big Yellow Rabbit' of Örebro, Sweden by Rotterdam-based artist Florentijn Hofman / photographs by Lasse Person

As part of an open air festival – the ‘Big Yellow Rabbit’ of Örebro, Sweden by Rotterdam-based artist Florentijn Hofman / photographs by Lasse Person

 

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Meet ‘Pinypon’ a rather adorable, fluffy red labradoodle (labrador – poodle) puppy / photographed by ‘girl enchanted’ on flickr

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We rest

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‘Dog Day Afternoon’ – beautiful photograph of two sleeping Siberian Huskies / taken by ‘jpdodd’

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We push the limits

'Nasutamanus' _ Gravity-Defying Elephant Sculptures by French artist Daniel Firman 'Nasutamanus' _ Gravity-Defying Elephant Sculptures by French artist Daniel Firman 'Nasutamanus' _ Gravity-Defying Elephant Sculptures by French artist Daniel Firman

From the exhibitions ‘Nasutamanus‘  and ‘Wursa‘ – acrobatic gravity defying elephant sculptures by French artist Daniel Firman

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We are tiny

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Carved lead pencil sculptures by Seattle-based Vietnamese artist Diem Chau who creates beautiful, tiny art pieces out of standard graphite pencil leads and colored crayons into which she carves her delicate sculptures of animals and people. View more of her work on here blog: The Pleasure of Tiny Things

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We need a cut

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Fluffy looking Scottish Highlanders, photographed by Lambert Reinds / Highland cattle are a Scottish breed of cattle with long horns and long wavy coats which are colored black, brindled, red, yellow or dun.

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We wait

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The Silence of Dogs / a moving series of photographs of dogs looking out of car windows by London based photographer Martin Usborne. “ The images in this series explore that feeling, both in relation to myself and to animals in general. The camera is the perfect tool for capturing a sense of silence and longing. ”

 

 

 

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We pin

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We are back

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‘Tree Guardians’ – a beautiful black and white mono photograph of a small and endearing heard or group of sheep standing in-front of a fog shrouded tree. / photographed by John Trent

We are in love

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Photograph of 3 adorable ducklings walking in the snow, by C. Eichelberger

We move on

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Photograph of an adorable black Great Dane puppy running along the coast. Unknown Photographer

 

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We want to escape

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Installation of 101 suspended empty birdcages called “Forgotten Songs”, by Michael Thomas Hill

We are cool

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Photograph series of the fashionable french bulldog Trotter, by Sonya Yu

We are special

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Photograph of a baby white turtle / Unknown photographer

We are typing

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“Trojaner” – sculpture made out of old keyboards by Babis Panagiotidis

 

 

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We are in a rush

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“Charging Brown Bear” by photographer Charles Glatzer

We need a wash

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Texas Map Turtle, Graptemys versa by Henry Horenstein

Hide and Seek

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Aerial photograph of a kite surfer and a whale on the coast of australia / photograph by Mike Swaine

We take a dive

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Photograph of a swan diving under water by Viktor Lyagushkin

 

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