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Preparing Your Pet for Moving Day Alexandria Living Magazine
Moving is hard on humans a it’s also stressful for pets.
Nature feels different when you can actually look it in the eyes.
For more than two years, photographer Tim Flach has been capturing images of rare, threatened, and endangered animals.
Many of Flach’s photos were purposefully framed to resemble portraits of humans, focusing in on the animals’ faces. The consequence is striking — there’s a lot of great nature photography out there, but ensure an eagle from a distance and getting to stimulate eye contact are two very different experiences.
After all, there’s some frisson about looking into someone’s eyes — a small thrill, or anxiety, or excitement that comes from the sudden intimacy.
Capturing that frisson wasn’t always easy, though. Some shoots were taken in nature preserves or zoos, but Flach also travelled the world to find his subjects — including the wobbly-nosed saiga below.
Saiga are wild antelope that live near the Caspian Sea, where locals hunt them down on mopeds. In order to get their portrait, Flach originally had travelled to the region in the summer, but the climate objective up being so hot, it actually distorted his pictures of the rare antelope. He had to go back during the( equally harsh) wintertime to get the shot.
Flach has now turned his project into a volume, “Endangered, ” which was published by Abrams and is available online. If you want to see more of Flach’s portraits, check out 21 more of them below 😛 TAGEND
2. Beluga sturgeon
3. Bengal tiger
4. Blue-throated macaw
6. Crowned sifaka lemur
7. Golden snub-nosed monkey
8. Iberian lynx
10. Lemur leaf frog
12. Northern white rhino
13. Philippines eagle
14. Pied tamarin
15. Proboscis monkey
16. Ring-tailed lemur
17. Sea angels
19. Snow leopard
20. Western lowland gorilla
21. White-bellied pangolin
Flach hopes that by framing these rare and endangered animals in this way, it can help people reconnect with nature.
We come from the natural world and depend on it. As our lives become more digital and removed, we need a way to reconnect to the other animals that share the planet with us.
“The most important message is that it’s not simply images of animals but that every aspect of our being is influenced by the natural world around us, ” Flach told The Guardian.
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Yes, the famed singer said on Saturday he’s engaged to his longtime girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, and apparently, even his cats are ecstatic about the upcoming nuptials.
According to the BBC, the two began dating in high school and that she’s a hockey superstar who helped the junior English team win a bronze medal at the European Championships in 2012.
Sheeran previously said that a transgres from music in 2016 helped his romantic relationship.
“This has been the first time I’ve ever actually had the time to fall in love properly, ” he said, via BBC. “I’ve always got into relationships very passionately–I’m a redhead and also Irish … I’m ready, let’s go–tour bus babies, little fat, chubby babies that merely walk around.”
As Buzzfeed points out, Sheeran said he wrote his hit song “Perfect” about Seaborn.
Hurricane Dorian: How to keep your pet safe and comfy Gainesville Sun
ID tags, pet carrier, kit for disasters will construct evacuation scheme easier.
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A St. John’s woman whose dogs mauled a cat to death last summertime is asking the court not to take her animals away from her, but to give her a $500 penalty instead.
The US embassy in Australia spammed recipients with a picture of a cat this week but thats nothing compared with other recent message fails
The US embassy in Canberra, Australia, sent out an email invitation this week to untold numbers of recipients, in Latin, with a picture of a cat keep biscuits in a turquoise Cookie Monster onesie. It was, of course, an error, though not one I can see any reasonable person being truly irked by. It also wasn’t the first of its kind. In 2014, the retailer Fab followed up its own subscriber-destined email of nothing but a cat with another, featuring two cats, explaining that it had been” purrrly a mistake”, and attaching an apologetic 10% discount code.
Messaging systems the world over seem to be having a bad year of it, spanning the full spectrum of societal anxiety, from -Alevel outcomes to intercontinental ballistic missiles.
In August, Ucas emailed 4,100 prospective students to congratulate them on getting into university- merely to quickly return with an:” Earlier today, we sent you this email by mistake .” And then they did it again!” Imagine being told you’ve gotten into Newcastle Uni by UCAS ,” tweeted @aliyafoxx,” only to get another email saying it was sent by mistake. TWICE .”
Also in August, AlertDC, an opt-in text-message notification service in Washington DC, sent all its subscribers a longwinded message about a presidential proclamation on the deaths among John McCain, signed by Donald Trump himself.” Why is trump send me texts now ?”, tweeted @jessicakathryn. In fact, he wasn’t: a message intended for a federal employee mailing list got sent to the general public instead. Her question did betray the nation’s jitters, though, at their president’s ability to use the text emergency alert system.
In May, residents in Salem, Oregon, were sent a text message that all the more unsettling for its mystifying accuracy. Warning them of a civil emergency in the area until 11.28 pm PDT, it exhorted they: “Prepare for ACTION OEM,1,OR.” The Marion County sheriff’s office later tweeted that the message was a drinking water advisory gone wrong.
In January, Hawaiian authorities sent a” this is not a drill” emergency text-message alert to all residents,telling them to immediately seek shelter- ballistic missiles incoming. Thirty-eight minutes later, another SMS came through saying it was a false alarm. The same month, the Japan Meteorological Agency issued a 6.4 -magnitude earthquake warn for the Ibaraki coastal area to millions of mobile phones. Officials later worked out that the early warning system had mistakenly conflated two smaller quakes into one big one.
There is something reassuring about the very human messiness at the heart of the IT supersystem. No department, however high-ranking, it would seem, is immune to unintentionally reaching” reply all “.
Read more: www.theguardian.com