The Farne Islands, which lie off the coast of northeast England, are home to a huge array of wildlife. The islands are owned and protected by the British conservation charity, the National Trust, which says they host some 23 species of seabird, as well as a substantial colony of grey seals, who come to have their pups there in the autumn. I just love cute wildlife.
Any sport(s) in this selection you dream about being a pro at?
I think we can all agree the most important news this past week was the passing of Nelson Mandela.
Yes, it is that time of year again. That time of year when everyone starts making lists for you to enjoy.
We’re kicking of Best Of Season with this collection of 100 weird and wonderful photos from 2013.
We hope you enjoy and share them.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on the 18th of July 1918 and served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the first South African president to be elected in a fully representative democratic election. Before his presidency, Mandela was an anti-apartheid activist, and the leader of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC). In 1962 he was arrested and convicted of sabotage and other charges, and sentenced to life in prison. Mandela served 27 years in prison, spending many of these years on Robben Island near Cape Town. Following his release from prison on 11 February 1990, Mandela led his party in the negotiations that led to multi-racial democracy in 1994. As president from 1994 to 1999, he frequently gave priority to reconciliation. In 1993 he won the Nobel Peace Prize and he has won many prizes for his contribution to humanitarian issues since. May he Rest In Peace
Again a new Chris Luckhardt gallery! The American southwest is a photographer’s dream. Its vividly colorful and rapidly changing landscapes are uniquely photogenic. Its primarily hot and dry climate is perfectly suited for preserving abandoned cars, signs, airplanes and a plethora of ghost towns. Thanks to light pollution laws, the night sky is especially dark; the environment is perfectly suited for star trails photography in the desert landscape.! This is the second in a series of photos featuring abandonments of the American southwest, the first series of photos can be seen here.
The world famous bunny icon turns 60 soon and lets be honest, it is starting to tell. Once upon a time Playboy magazine was the sole source of female nudity for a young man, but in the days of the internet Playboy has to fight against a billion websites for those male (and female) hormones.
To celebrate it’s 60 years, Playboy magazine has an 18 page spread, with Kate Moss doing the spreading. Will it be a last hooray or does Playboy’s founder, Hugh Hefner, plan on taking the bunny empire to the retirement age of 65?
The thing that still amazes me after doing these Coolest Pix compilations for about three years now is that in one photo people are fighting over a priced down 55″ HD TV while a couple of photos down people are fighting for their freedom or a grain of rice just to survive.
No, not the Ninja Turtles, but she cute little ones. Twenty years ago, Mexico’s government implemented ecological plans to protect the sea turtles from being hunted for their leather and meat and established conservation areas and a pay system for local residents to protect turtle nests.
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from the archives
- The Royal Wedding: The Fans
- Taliban Prison Break
- Coolest Pix Of 2012 Week 35
- Formula One 2013: Italian Grand Prix
- December 2013
- November 2013
- October 2013
- September 2013
- August 2013
- July 2013
- June 2013
- May 2013
- April 2013
- March 2013
- February 2013
- January 2013