The Last Offering

NatGeo Puret

Rest in peace little mouse

With our hunter cat we have no mouse in the house. But when my daughter discovered the last offering, she wanted to make a small coffin. She put a small kleenex as a bed, camellia’s petals, daisies, leaves, glitters, a candle and a piece of cookie! by: Karine PURET.

Karine’s photo is one of twelve favorite photos chosen by National Geographic editors on Daily Dozen published on March 16, 2015.

Editor’s Note: Karine, What a beautiful moment you captured. I think what elevates this image is your technique and execution of the image; there are no distractions and the way you shot it shows me exactly what to focus on.Thank you for the caption too, having the story made me choose it for Daily Dozen.

In Love With Love

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Photograph by Adam Harnett/Carters News Agency

Puppy Love: Nettle, a mother dog, never worried when she needed a break from her pups. A chicken named Mabel was happy to take over as surrogate mom. Brought to live inside a farmhouse in England after a horse stepped on her foot, Mabel would fluff up her feathers, plop down on top of her brood of pups, and tuck them under her body as if they were chicks.

Horses during courtship, mature stallions and mares sniff, nuzzle, nicker, and even nip at each other.

Pigs, which have been living side by side with humans for some 9,000 years, cooperate in social groups known as sounders.

* National Geographic ~True Love: Surprising Photos of Animal Affection.

 

Love is in the air

YourShot NatGeo Photograph by AbdulQader AlAni

YourShot NatGeo Photograph by AbdulQader AlAni

A male camel waiting for a female on the main road. When I approach the female, I heard a sound from the male and the female goes to him. So lovely.

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Finally, Caleb found his true love, quit his job as the star of hump day and they live happily ever after.

*AbdulQader AlAni, photographer

 

Wake Up!

Photographer: Wendy Erlendson, Canada

Photographer: Wendy Erlendson, Canada

How would you like to wake up with cold feet on your face such as a pet frog instead of your average pet of cat and dog?

“My daughter and her pet tree frog, “sticky fingers”, having some fun!”

This is one of the 14 photos selected for Not Your Average Pet National Geographic Your Shot assignment.

Wendy also won an International Photography Contest in 2008. What makes her win is she can bring  creativity and uniqueness to something quite ordinary according to the managing editor of NatGeo.