Saturday, May 30, 2015
Friday, May 29, 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Pemba is an island 50 miles off of the coast of Tanzania. On Pemba (and no other place in the world) live fruit bats with a wing span of over 5 feet- the Pemba Flying Fox. Roosts can contain over 800 bats.
Used as a food source for the local population their existence was threatened when hunters started using shotguns. By the 1990's the bats' numbers were reduced to a few hundred. The banning of shotguns and the introduction of ecotourism has resulted in their numbers increasing. By 2007 they estimated there were 20,000 bats on Pemba. Additional information available here.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Photographer Max Ellis of Teddington, south west London managed to suspend the small umbrella with monofilament line after coating the handle with peanut butter and sunflower seeds. Then he simply waited for the right moment to capture the image of a hungry squirrel.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Momir Bojic is a 71 year old Bosnian pensioner who evidently needed a long term project in his life. He built a Volkswagen Beetle from over 50,000 separate pieces of oak.
He spent two years covering the bodywork of a Beetle with thousands of hand crafted oak tiles. The additional oak pieces needed for the steering wheel, hubcaps, radio, etc. were made in his garden workshop.
The car is roadworthy and garners lots of attention where ever he drives it. Additional images can be seen here.