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This Cafe Opens Its Doors to Stray Dogs Every Night

And customers wouldn't have it any other way.<p>In Greece, there's a cafe that serves coffee by day and offers a warm shelter for stray dogs by night. The pup-friendly place is called Hott Spott, located on the island of Lesbos, and it's helping to make the lives of the more than one million homeless …

Iceland Is Magical — And These Photos More Than Prove It

Just don't be surprised if you get a strong case of wanderlust immediately after viewing them.<p>If you want to pack in some of the most unforgettable views nature has to offer, you should book a ticket to Iceland immediately. The landscape is spotted with geysers, waterfalls, glaciers, and volcanic …

Northern Lights

"Atlas of Beauty" Photographer Provides a Rare Look at Women in North Korea

Over two years ago, Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc embarked on an ambitious quest to document diverse examples of beauty around the world through stunning portraits of women from more than 37 countries. Her journey has taken her to a diverse range of lands, including Tibet, Iran, Brazil, and …

Century-Old Photographs of Adorable Cats and Dogs

Harry Whittier Frees, an American photographer who lived from 1879 to 1953, may have created the original LOLcat images! His funny photographs show adorable animals dressed up in clothes and posed in human situations. Often accompanied by humorous captions, the photographs depict the furry little …

Aging bear at center of court fight is euthanized in Ohio

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A toothless, 41-year-old bear in the middle of a permit dispute between his owners and the state was euthanized after finishing a …

Absolutely Breathtaking African Wildlife Photography

German-born Klaus Tiedge had traveled the world, working as a commercial photographer for 20 years when, one day in 2001, an assignment brought him to South Africa. He liked it so much that he decided to move there with his wife, settling in Cape Town where he would be a photographer for the …

Marina Cano's Stunning Photos Capture the Majestic Beauty of Wildlife

Spanish photographer Marina Cano is known for her stunning photos of nature and and its wildlife. Although she lives in Cantabria in northern Spain, the photographer frequently travels to faraway locations such as South Africa and Kenya to capture spectacular shots of exotic beasts. What sets …

Breathtaking Full Body Photographs of Whales

Photographer and conservationist Bryant Austin captures some truly breathtaking shots of whales as a reminder of their beauty and existence in the vast oceans. The photographer manages to get full body shots of them, a feat that so few are able to achieve with such high quality, while revealing …

Extremely Intimate Portraits of Polar Bears Swimming

Seattle-based photographer Paul Souders recently won the “Animals in Their Environment” category in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition for his incredible image of a polar bear submerged in water. We were pleased to discover that the wildlife photographer had plenty more …

Interview: Help Photographer Andrew Knapp Find His Hiding Border Collie Momo

Photographer Andrew Knapp loves dogs, so much so that he has created a series of books based on his loyal friend and faithful muse, the hiding border collie Momo. With his gentle patience and huge personality, you can't help but share the love for this heartwarming dog. Often traveling in a yellow …

Pets

Photographer Captures Stunning South Korean Landscapes Reflected in Mirror-Like Lakes

South Korean photographer Jaewoon U has gathered quite the following on 500px, and rightly so. His majestic landscape shots of his home country are nothing if not magical, overflowing with colors and rich details. The Seoul-based artist is particularly skilled at capturing beautiful outdoor scenery …

Photographer Captures Enchanting Snapshots of Himself Feeding Wild Animals

Finland-based photographer Konsta Punkka has an extraordinary gift with animals, as can be seen from his close interactions with wildlife captured on camera. The 21-year-old self-described “squirrel whisperer” uses his iPhone and DSLR to capture enchanting snapshots of woodland creatures from an …

Adorable Dog Hilariously Photobombs Engagement Photo Shoot

When it came time for Megan Determan and her fianc Chris Kluthe to pose for their engagement photos, they thought it would be fun to include their dachshund Louie. For her 25th birthday, Determan got Louie as an adorable birthday present for herself. Two years later, Kluthe became a part of their …

Where in the world have we achieved 100% renewable power?

In a few places around the world, humans have achieved a feat that seemed impossible just a few years ago, and still seems inconceivable nearly everywhere else: They’ve stopped burning fossil fuels for electricity.<p>Throughout 2015, several nations, states and cities announced they had either managed …

Renewable Energy

Adorable Portraits of Different Dog Breeds at 6 Weeks Old

UK-based pet photographer J. Nichole Smith's book <i>Puppyhood: Life-size Portraits of Puppies at 6 Weeks Old</i> is the epitome of cuteness, featuring page after page of the most adorable puppy photos. Smith, who recently opened the pet boutique Little & Large in London, photographed 25 breeds of dogs …

Heartwarming Photos of the Amazing Friendship Between a Dog and an Owl

Dogs may be man's best friend, but Ingo the shepherd dog's special buddy is Poldi, a little owl who loves to pose for pictures and cozy up to his canine pal. Germany-based animal photographer and collage artist Tanja Brandt documents their unlikely friendship in heartwarming portraits that show the …

Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo goes soul-searching after a hard year

Dick Costolo spent a crazy year fighting for his job, then leaving it. He just needs a little space. Can you blame him?<p>After abruptly stepping down …

Expressive Dog Portraits Capture the Soulful Essence of Man's Best Friend

While many pet photographers take portraits highlighting the outer beauty of canine companions, photographer Anne Geier captures something a little more–the intangible essence of man's best friend. She also showcases the grace of a canine's soul. Amidst the enchanting, Austrian wilderness, the …

Interview: New Beautifully Poignant Portraits of Shelter Dogs by Traer Scott

Nearly 10 years ago, photographer and animal shelter volunteer Traer Scott‘s career took off after she published <i>Shelter Dogs</i>, a heartbreakingly moving series of black-and-white portraits capturing the loneliness and sorrow of pups waiting to be adopted. Now, Scott has returned to her roots with the …

Satirical Series Reveals the Secret Lies Behind Picturesque Instagram Posts

Some Instagram photos are so perfect you can't help wondering how scenes like that actually exist. Beautifully crafted, the compositions might make you wish your life was that picturesque. Thailand-based photographer Chompoo Baritone sheds some light on these types of impeccable images with her …

Interview: Powerfully Raw Portraits of Homeless People by Lee Jeffries

From sorrow and despair to warmth and dignity, Manchester, England-based photographer Lee Jeffries documents the expressive faces of homeless people in powerfully humanizing portraits. Using only his camera, natural light, and a small handheld reflector, he illuminates incredible details that …

Adorable Baby and Bulldog Puppy Share a Birthday and an Unbreakable Bond

Dilan Ivens and his bulldog Farley have demonstrated that dogs truly are man's best friend. Both boys were born on May 26, 2014 and they instantly developed an undeniable bond. They play together, eat together, and nap together–all while mom Ivette documents their adorable relationship on camera. …

Endearing Photos of Senior Shelter Dogs Who Symbolize the Power of Second Chances

Journalist Laura T. Coffey and photographer Lori Fusaro have captured just how wonderful senior dogs can be. The two women collaborated on a book titled <i>My Old Dog: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts</i>, taking the time to meet older canines who are typically animal shelters' highest-risk …

Interview: Adorable Foxes Captured in Zen-Like State of Bliss

For years, we've been enamored with Dutch photographer Roeselien Raimond's beautiful portraits of foxes. She has a knack for capturing them at just the right moment, showcasing their adorable looks as they go about their daily activities, including traipsing in the snow, wading through a pond, and …

Dry Run

Interview: Breathtaking Images of Underwater Life Captured by Freediving Photographers

For nearly 15 years, freediving and photography duo Alex Voyer and Alex Roubaud of Fisheye have been exploring and documenting the stunning depths of the world's oceans. The two friends hit the seas when they're not working at their day jobs in Paris, using their time away from the office to slip …

Extreme Sports

The Extraordinary Story of a Deer Named Lilly and Her Adoptive Human Family

Seven years ago, a mother deer was killed by a car, and as she breathed her final breaths, she birthed two babies. Lilly was the only one to survive …

Living Rooms

CSSgram: Instagram Filters Recreated with CSS Filters and Blend Modes

Austin, Texas-based front end developer Una Kravets has created CSSgram, a tiny library that recreates the look of Instagram filters using CSS …

Mobile Photography

Playful Shelter Dogs Reclaim Landfill Park, a Former Disposal Site for 25,666 Euthanized Dogs

At the top of a hill, a dog named Marcy plays. When North Carolina-based photographer Shannon Johnstone gives Marcy’s favorite command—“Beg!”—the …

Pets

‘Felines of New York’ Captures What Being a New Yorker Means to Cats

Cats have a reputation for being enigmatical and secretive, but photographer Jim Tews of <i>Felines of New York (FONY)</i> has found a way to get even the …

Cats