Bears/Bird/Black Cat.

Brown bears in Alaska, lions in the Serengeti and pond turtles in the Philippines in this week’s pick of images from the natural world.
This female bear seemed more interested in having her breakfast when she was approached by a male suitor in Lake Clark, Alaska. 
Photograph: Greg Morgan/Barcroft Media
A reed parrotbill on Ganyu Wetlands in Lianyungang City, east China’s Jiangsu Province
Photograph: Si Wei/Corbis
A black leopard photographed after triggering by a remote camera in the forests of Peninsula, Malaysia
Photograph: Rimba Group/AFP/Getty Images
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Creatures of Our Planet.

3115Malaya, right, a six month old Snow Leopard, pounces on her mother Zoe in the snow at the Central Park Zoo, in New York. (Photo by Chad Rachman/The New York Post)
1324A strawberry poison dart frog (Oophaga pumilio), which is part of the new “Land of Frogs” permanent exhibition at the Gamboa Rainforest Hotel on the outskirts of Panama City. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)
2613A long-eared owl (Asio otus) sits in a tree near Seelow in the district of Maerkisch-Oderland in eastern Germany. (Photo by Patrick Pleul/AP Photo/DPA)
460Two spotted or laughing hyena (Crocuta crocuta) babies sit in a pen after their medical examination in Jaszbereny Zoo in Jaszbereny, 77 kms east of Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Janos Meszaros/EPA)
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Exploring Boundaries with Corey Arnold.

corey-arnold-wildlife-photography-4From an early age, the American photographer Corey Arnold, based in Portland, United States was fascinated by the wilderness and the thin line between human and animal.
The artist materializes his reflecions through Wildlife, a series of photographs of a rare intensity, created with a very special look and a lot of talent.
via Wildlife – A photographer explores the boundary between human and animal |

This Ocean Creature Makes itself Invisible.

by Mark Strauss,
Cystisoma have mostly transparent bodies that reduce their visibility to predators.
But they also rely on an anti reflective coating to make them even more difficult to see.
Photograph by DAVID LIITTSCHWAGER, National Geographic
Life under the sea can be nasty, brutish, and short if you don’t have an effective form of camouflage.
The cuttlefish’s skin, for instance, holds some ten million color cells, allowing it to impersonate a chunk of a coral, a clump of algae, or a patch of sand.
But for animals in the open ocean, there’s no place to hide.
For them, the best camouflage color is no color at all—transparent bodies allow them to partially blend into their watery surroundings.
And now, a scientist has discovered that some of these animals possess yet another magician’s trick: anti reflective coatings that render them nearly invisible.
“They are really hard to see when they’re in the water,” says Laura Bagge, a marine biologist and doctoral student at Duke University.
“The only thing that gives them away is their eyes. The retina has to be pigmented. That’s the way it collects light.”
Source: This Ocean Creature Makes Its Own Invisibility Cloak

Wild Summer Pics from the Woodland Trust.


Woodland Trust Wild Summer photography competiton winner: Sunset over Dunraven Bay.  Photograph: Joaquim Pinho/Woodland Trust
From golden sunset on the beach to harvest mouse dangling on blackberries and kingfishers snacking up on insects, here is a selection of some of the best wildlife and nature images on the Wild Summer theme picked from over 6,000 entries
Clent Hills in Worcestershire. Photograph: John Smart/Woodland Trust
A white tailed eagle descends to catch a fish on the Isle of Mull, Scotland. Photograph: Martin Jones/Woodland Trust

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Strawberry Poison-Dart Frog rescues its Tadpole.

Several frog species carry their tadpoles to safe places.
This picture shows a strawberry poison-dart frog ( Oophaga pumilio) carrying its tadpole, looking for a safe orchid where it can put its new offspring
Photograph: Roberto García-Roa/University of Valencia, Spain/BMC Ecology Image Competition 2017
Source: The week in wildlife – in pictures | Environment | The Guardian