These Happy Bears could soon be Hunted in Alaska.

Bear mother and cub playing in the winter forest, Alaska.
The Trump administration is moving to reverse Obama-era rules barring hunters on some public lands in Alaska from baiting bears with bacon and doughnuts and using spotlights to shoot mother bears and their cubs hibernating in dens.
Photograph: Volodymyr Burdiak/Alamy Stock Photo
Source: The week in wildlife – in pictures | Environment | The Guardian

The Book Fountain, Cincinnati,

Image credit:Photograph by Jean-François Schmitz
This fountain, affectionately known as the “book fountain,” stands outside of the Cincinnati Main Library.
According to the library, “the sculpture features water cascading over a stack of ceramic tile books, representing the free flow of information and ideas through the printed word.”
Designed by Michael Frasca and dedicated in 1990, the Amelia Valerio Weinberg Memorial Fountain “was made possible by a bequest from Mrs. Weinberg.”
Source: Fountain Outside The Cincinnati Public Library | Bored Panda

Chrome Dog Mural by Bik Ismo, Miami.


Puerto Rican street artist Bik Ismo created this fantastic metallic dog mural for the Raw Project at the Jose De Diego Middle School during Art Basel Miami.
The piece took about four days and was completed entirely with spray paint, reflecting objects and scenes from the surrounding area.
You can see a few more process shots over on StreetArtNews.
via Chrome Dog Mural by Bik Ismo at Art Basel Miami | Colossal.

Shooting Chicago by Foot and Drone.

It was less than two years ago when photographer Michael T. Meyers picked up a camera for the first time.
Looking for a constructive way to spend his time after becoming sober, he became passionate about his hobby and soaked in as much as he could about shooting and editing.
His hobby has since transformed into a new profession, with him leaving behind a 20-year career in the advertising world (as a writer and creative director) to pursue photography full-time.
Meyers is based out of Chicago and the city has provided the backdrop for his most memorable work.
Armed with his Sony a7rii and DJI Phantom 4 drone, he takes to the city, capturing the Chicago skyline swathed in mysterious fog. As he’s endeavored on a path as a photographer, Meyers has rediscovered his own city.
With a newly sharpened eye, every moment becomes a possible image.

“The thing I love most about photography is that as a photographer, it makes you so much more aware of the things around you,” Meyers tells us in an email.
“The way light falls on buildings or water, and what the same spot can look like at different parts of the day. The way lines exist and converge and play with each other, in both natural and urban landscapes. How a place or a moment can evoke a specific and special kind of emotion.
The trick is, you actually have to stop and pay attention to these things in order to appreciate them. Being a photographer, in a good way, forces you to see these things and capture them in order to create an interesting shot.”
By shooting from unexpected angles and perspectives, Meyers’ pictures of Chicago place the city in a new light.
His dynamic and unexpected images provoke observers into a newfound appreciation of their surroundings.
Source: Pictures of Chicago by Self-Taught Photographer Michael T. Meyers

‘My Cab Fares”‘ Photos of 1970s New York City.

The people Joseph Rodriguez saw through the windshield. Image Credit: Portfolio by Joseph Rodriguez.
220 West Houston Street.
“This is an after-after-hours club that was right across from the Film Forum. This place stayed open from like five in the morning to five in the afternoon.
It was where you went after the big S&M clubs — Anvil, Hellfire — in the Meatpacking District had closed.
Back when Al Pacino was doing his research for the film Cruising, you’d see him cruising in this neighborhood.”
Photograph by Joseph Rodriguez.
via Joseph Rodriguez’s Photos of 1970s NYC

‘Quills’ portrait of a Porcupine.

Image Credit: Photograph by Heather Allen, National Geographic Your Shot
“The lines of the quills were perfect, forming a Fibonacci curl from the nose right to the end of the quill,” writes Your Shot member Heather Allen of this porcupine photographed on the Oregon coast.
“I just loved the light hitting the top quills, setting off its face.
The final [bit of] luck was that he lifted his head and looked right at me.”
Allen’s picture recently appeared in Your Shot’s Daily Dozen.
via Porcupine Image, Oregon Coast.