Picture Parade Two Hundred and Sixty-Six

A look at some of the prize winners of the 23rd annual Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice Award

Taken from here. (And I hope the copyrights aren’t being infringed by me sharing them.)

Silver Fox, Northern Washington, USA by Tin Man Lee (Winner for “Wildlife”): “I spent a week with this fox family after a friend shared the location.” (© Tin Man Lee, courtesy of Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards)

oooo

Serval, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya by Richard Peters: “It paused for a moment, ready to pounce at a butterfly passing by.” (© Richard Peters, courtesy of Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards)

oooo

Cheetah, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya by Andy Rouse: “I had been following this family in the Maasai Mara for two weeks and loved their displays of intimacy.” (© Andy Rouse, courtesy of Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards.)

oooo

Gentoo Penguins, Antarctic Peninsula by Anil Sud: “I spotted two chicks being fed by their parents.” ( (c) Anil Sud, courtesy of Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice Intermediate Awards)

oooo

Filtering Giants (vimeo,com (259502508), Isle Mujeres, Mexico by Howard and Michele Hall (Winner for “Video Nature in Motion”): “How these animals know when and where the fish will spawn is a mystery.” Courtesy of Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards.

Wonderful!

20 thoughts on “Picture Parade Two Hundred and Sixty-Six

  1. While I know we have a tendency to anthropomorphise animal behaviour, one can genuinely see the beautiful connection to sentience in all of these captured moments.

    I have lost some friends recently over my Vegan lifestyle and attitude to animal cruelty. Everyone of our farm animals are sentient and capable of moments like these when rescued to sanctuaries.
    The misery we see when they are in a factory farm setting (which Incidentally incorporates most meat sources in the US), is so heartbreaking it makes your soul ache and your body cry.

    Life is a wonderful gift. Find the people that see beauty and love in all our life forms. The rest of so called ‘humanity’ will convince you that we need to hurt each other.

    Like

      1. Marg, I know plenty of people who think that they will keep eating meat, simply because they like it. ‘Conditioning’ is very hard to change. But there are strides every day that improve plant protein meat substitutes to the point that meat eaters cannot tell the difference. While I don’t bother with them, preferring whole foods, ‘The Beyond Meat Burger’ put on the same shelves as regular meat burgers, are starting to outsell their meat counterparts. The taste is so good that many people cannot tell that they have been made from texturised soy protein and other whole plant food ingredients, including beetroot juice (to mimick blood oozing from the cooked burger).
        Meat is cruel, so for the absolute ‘must have meat’ people, labs will grow muscle tissue for consumption so no sentience of animals is involved. The days of animal slavery are coming to an end. It will only take the next generation of adults (the biggest growing Vegan demographic), to end it. 😊

        Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.