by the Left Coast Rebel
I was chasing a political story over at the New York Post and just happened to notice that they were running a 2010 animal photos slideshow -- a polar bear shot caught my eye -- and I'm always looking for good polar bear pictures for our global warming coverage here (yes, Sam Foster, I'm talking to you).
I love animals and don't think that one has to be a fire-breating, Gaia-worshipping, capitalism-hating environmental nutjob to appreciate the wonder and beauty of nature and the spectacular diversity of the animal kingdom as well.
Here's just a few of the 100 +animal pictures from the New York Post starting with the polar bear shot I mentioned:
is seen during the dog street carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro.
Hundreds gathered in the streets during one of the many
parades before Carnival, which runs Feb. 12-16.
the ocean at Rushikulya beach in India's Ganjam district. Thousands of
olive ridley sea turtles nest their eggs in parts of the Bay of Bengal, one of the mass nesting sites.
A Diamond-Backed Water snake decided to take on the catfish and
pounced on it in the shallows of a river system near Houston, Texas.
World Environment Day celebrations at the Malabon
Zoo, in Manila.
as an hippo walks free at the main road A-52 near Benavente in
Zamora province, north-western Spain. The animal was being transported
when its food, consisting of straw, started to burn, which forced the driver to take
the hippo out to ditch and to try to suffocate the fire.
the best fresh water diving bird. It slips beneath the water surface quietly, barely making a ripple
I have to stop there but wanted to add a link. I did a quick search for authorship of one of the pictures above and came across a Russian website that lists over 50 animal shots, many of them even more spectacular than the ones above. I may post these as well. Here is one that caught my eye from that site:
at the opening of the new tiger exhibit at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, Calif.
Here is the link to see the rest at the random Russian website.