Toxodon, Darwin’s very Strange Beast, 1834.

Toxodon, Darwin’s very Strange Beast, 1834.

Toxodon. Illustration by Peter Schouten from the forthcoming book “Biggest, Fiercest, Strangest” W. Norton Publishers (in production) “Toxodon is perhaps one of the strangest animals ever discovered,” wrote Charles Darwin, a man who was no stranger to strangeness. He first encountered the creature in Uruguay on November 26th, 1834. “Having heard of some giant’s bones … Continue reading

‘On the Edge’ – Faroe Islands.

‘On the Edge’ – Faroe Islands.

Photo Of The Day is “On The Edge” by Riccardo Zambelloni. Location: Faroe Islands. “There’s nothing quite like the grueling weather of the Faroe Islands,” says Zambelloni. “It can be four seasons in a 30-minute span, as I experienced while shooting this picture. Despite being a classic spot, Gasadalur is probably one of the most … Continue reading