The immediate future is orange: Stunning pictures that herald the arrival of Autumn
Maple trees are the embodiment of fall foliage. So-called "leaf peepers" in North America drive hundreds of miles in October to places like the White Mountains of New Hampshire to marvel at the colors of these special autumn trees. I tell you about some of the best types of maple for fall color here: http://landscaping.about.com/cs/fallfoliagetrees/a/fall_foliage7.htm
40 Pictures Of Cute Animals It's official: looking at pictures of cute animals is good for you - and your work. According to the Wall Street Journal, researchers at Hiroshima University in Japan have found that photos of kittens, puppies and the like don't just make us feel better - they also help us to concentrate.
Tadpoles overhead. Overall winner, Category winner: Ecology and Environmental Science. Tadpoles of many anuran species come in high numbers, but not many make it to adulthood. Here a group of common toad (Bufo bufo) tadpoles is seen from below by Bert Willaert, Belgium. It was shot with a canon G12 camera in a Recsea underwater housing and a Dyron dome port.
Compassionate Ostrich Offers Comfort to Baby Elephants at Orphaned Animal Sanctuary
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) in Nairobi Kenya. A very special ostrich Pea was rescued in 2014 and immediately found her place as the elephants' personal entertainer and friend. According to DSWT, the bird became an "integral part of the nursery family there" and was loved by the elephants who would hug her, play with her, and "positively maul [her] with affection."Although Pea quickly had many friends at the sanctuary there was 1 elephant with whom she had a special friendship…