sosuperawesome:

Catherina Türk on Etsy

Reblogged from Fat Birds!
RAIN & ROSES

fer1972:

Facing Nature: Landscape Photography by Elizabeth Gadd

Reblogged from ghost in the machine

slowartday:

Details from mixed media installation pieces by duo Nicole Andrijevic & Tanya Schultz

Reblogged from Slow Art Day

belas-imagens:

nubbsgalorephotos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.

when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”

approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.

cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts

fer1972:

Twisted Rainbow Bookstore for Kids in São Paulo designed by Arthur Casas

Reblogged from ghost in the machine

catgirl2525:

Cute baby otters!

inthecoldlightofmorning:

Library Porn

Admont Abbey Library, Austria

Reblogged from No Drama, Just Chill