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Sculptor Lisa Toms Dreams Up Creatures that Don’t Live in Our World

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Spanish sculptor Isabel Tomás (aka Lisa Toms) dreams up creatures that don’t live in our world. Based in La Sénia, Spain, the artist was just featured by Instagram’s official account where one of her creations received over 2 million likes. Isabel adds:

“My greatest source of inspiration is nature itself, not just animals and plants. I like to imagine how they’d behave, where they’d live, what they’d eat and other details, as if they were a real animal.”

 

Isabel designs, produces, sews, paints and varnishes all her creatures, which can be an arduous process since she does everything by hand, but she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Her artworks can be found for sale through Etsy store (but they sell out fast). You can also find her most recent creations at the links below.

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LISA TOMS
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LISA TOMS
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LISA TOMS
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LISA TOMS
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Publicado por en mayo 24, 2017 en Art, Sculpture

 

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GORILLAS ARE NOW CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

A female gorilla with her son

A female gorilla with her son

The eastern gorilla is now listed as “critically endangered,” and humans might be mostly responsible. This alarming great ape update comes from the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) updated Red List for endangered species.

The new Red List has just under 83,000 species on it, and nearly 24,000 of those are at risk for extinction.

The IUCN estimates that less than 5,000 eastern gorillas remain in the wild and says that the overall population is decreasing, with a continuous decline of the mature population as well. The lowland gorillas have earned the “critically endangered” status, since the population is now only 30 percent of what it was 20 years ago, when it was first listed as “endangered.”

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A female adult mountain gorilla, with her 6 months old offspring, in the Volcanos

This makes the eastern gorilla the fourth great ape to be classified as “critically endangered,” just two months after the Bornean orangutan was declared the same. Both types of gorillas and both types of orangutans are now critically endangered, leaving only bonobos and chimpanzees in the “endangered” tier.

Humans have played an important role in the rapid decline of these great ape populations. Between logging, habitat conversion for agriculture, and illegal hunting and trading, humans have contributed greatly to the destruction and fracturing of ape populations and homes.

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Publicado por en septiembre 12, 2016 en Animals

 

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Picture of the Day: Butterflies Drinking Tears from Turtle Eyes

Picture of the Day: Butterflies Drinking Tears from Turtle Eyes

Picture of the Day: Butterflies Drinking Tears from Turtle Eyes.

 
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Publicado por en agosto 6, 2015 en Animals, Nature, Photography

 

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Smithsonian Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act [10 photos]

Smithsonian Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act [10 photos]

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The Wilderness Act of 1964 marked a historic moment for the American environmental movement: for the first time, land was set-aside for the specific purpose of protecting it from the reach of mankind. The landmark act created the National Wilderness Preservation System, a nationwide system of federally protected lands known as wilderness areas. Today there are 758 wilderness areas across 44 states and Puerto Rico. Together, they represent over 109 million acres, or about 5 percent of all U.S. land.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History will open the photography exhibition, Wilderness Forever: 50 Years of Protecting America’s Wild Places, which runs through summer 2015. The exhibition opens on September 3, 2014 to coincide with the anniversary. In conjunction with the opening of the exhibition, Smithsonian.com will be launching a photo contest and exhibition website at

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Publicado por en septiembre 3, 2014 en Animals, Nature, Photography

 

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The Vanishing Faces of African Wildlife

 
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Publicado por en agosto 10, 2014 en Animals, Photography, Poems

 

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The wildlife is amazing… National Geographic

The wildlife is amazing. Here I leave you with a small but powerful sample that give us some of the photographers who participate in the annual contests of photography by National Geographic. Hope you enjoy these mesmerizing images.

 

Fly Cap for a Vine Snake - Photo by Robin Moore

Fly Cap for a Vine Snake – Photo by Robin Moore A fly lands on the head of a vine snake in the Choco of Colombia.

Fennec the Soul of the Desert  |  (Photo by Francisco Mingorance) The fennec, or desert fox is a canine mammal species of the genus Vulpes, which inhabits the Sahara Desert and Arabia. With its features ears, this is the smallest species of the family Canidae.

Fennec the Soul of the Desert | (Photo by Francisco Mingorance)
The fennec, or desert fox is a canine mammal species of the genus Vulpes, which inhabits the Sahara Desert and Arabia. With its features ears, this is the smallest species of the family Canidae.

 

Get Away!  | (Photo by Jayesh Mehta) A group of 12-14 hyenas were chasing a herd of 7-8 elephants. The elephant herd included 2 adult females, a few teenagers, and a baby that was a few days old.

Get Away! | (Photo by Jayesh Mehta)
A group of 12-14 hyenas were chasing a herd of 7-8 elephants. The elephant herd included 2 adult females, a few teenagers, and a baby that was a few days old.

Bird Love  |  (Photo by Dirk Kanz) Two Red-masked Parakeets posing for the camera. Seen near Cuzco, Peru

Bird Love | (Photo by Dirk Kanz)
Two Red-masked Parakeets posing for the camera. Seen near Cuzco, Peru

Gentoo Chicks  |  (Photo by Richard Sidey) Two newly hatched Gentoo Penguin chicks get their first glimpse at the Antarctic wilderness

Gentoo Chicks | (Photo by Richard Sidey)
Two newly hatched Gentoo Penguin chicks get their first glimpse at the Antarctic wilderness

Flying Parrots from Paddy field  |  (Photo by Muraleetharan Rajasuntharam) Wonderful moment of migrating parrots in a paddy field in Sri Lanka

Flying Parrots from Paddy field | (Photo by Muraleetharan Rajasuntharam)
Wonderful moment of migrating parrots in a paddy field in Sri Lanka

 

A Peaceful Place-Photo and caption by Ralph Pace.

A Peaceful Place-Photo and caption by Ralph Pace.

Morning tide-Photo and caption by Anthony Sweney

Morning tide-Photo and caption by Anthony Sweney

The power of the Criollo-Photo by Chris Schmid

The power of the Criollo-Photo by Chris Schmid

Eye to Eye - Photo and caption by John Crabb

Eye to Eye – Photo and caption by John Crabb

 

 
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Publicado por en agosto 5, 2014 en Animals, Photography

 

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“Help dogs with images” by Sarolta Bán

“Help dogs with images” by Sarolta Bán

Sarolta Bán, born in Budapest in 1982, started her career as a jewellery designer. She discovered digital photography with its endless post-production opportunities for manipulation. In reference to her work method, she explains: ‘I don’t think I am a photographer, I just like creating images.’ The time required to produce a final work varies between several hours and several days. For this artist, who is as interested in representation as in the technique to achieve it, it is not unusual to use up to a hundred or so layers for a single photograph. 

In this new series, called “Help dogs with images” is dedicated to finding new homes for abandoned dogs. The images of the dogs used in this work were submitted by fans of her Facebook page and she has been commissioned to transform radically.

The end result are these imaginative compositions, which give us a very different and more positive image than we can see in other similar campaigns.

Web: http://www.saroltaban.com/ – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photoallegoryofsaroltaban

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Publicado por en marzo 11, 2014 en Animals, Art, Photography

 

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