A Visual Ode to Mother Earth Is A Beautifully Bound Wake Up Call.

mother by marsel van oosten

Award-winning nature photographer Marsel van Oosten has just completed a very personal project that goes public next month in the form of a large and beautifully bound new book. Working his way through over 666,000 images, reprocessing some old and processing some new, he has selected his favorite images from the past 15 years to represent his own stunning visual ode to Mother Earth: MOTHER. (more…)

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Meet The Tiny Owl Found In The Rockefeller Christmas Tree

owl found in chritsmas tree

We’re all in need of some Christmas cheer and this year it appears to have come in the form of an Owl in a Spruce rather than a Partridge in a Pear tree. This tiny Saw-whet owl, one of the smallest species of owl in the Northwest, hitched a ride on this year’s Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and was discovered dehydrated and hungry among the trees giant branches by one the tree’s transport workers. (more…)

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2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Winners

Once again, London’s Natural History Museum has honored the top Wildlife Photographers of the Year with their winning picks in several categories ranging from animal behavior to underwater photography. In addition to the winners, selected from over 48,000 entries from 100 countries, they have recognized several “highly commended” photographs as well. (more…)

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arfITECTURE Architectural Pet Homes Raise Funds for Animal Rescue

arfitecture pet homes designed to raise money

This past Saturday, August 18th, ARF (the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons) hosted the Bow Wow Meow Ball where over 350 high profile (and very white) guests from New York and the Hamptons attended the evening to celebrate ARF’s life-saving work.

At the ball, ten one-of-a-kind designer dog houses and cat condos were auctioned off to raise important funds for cats and dogs in need. Although it’s not the first time we’ve seen architects and builders get together to create cool spaces for fur babies in the name of charity (Barkitecture is one example; these Cat Cribs are another), this time the idea came from local 14-year-old Luke Louchheim, whose family has adopted two ARFans, Buttercup and Sam. (more…)

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