Twenty years ago this month, the nearly 700 mile border between East and West Germany started to disappear. "The fence is long gone, and the no-man's land where it stood now is part of Europe's biggest nature preserve. The once-deadly border area is alive with songbirds nesting in crumbling watchtowers, foxes hiding in weedy fortifications and animals not seen here for years, such as elk and lynx. But one species is boycotting the reunified animal kingdom: red deer
." According to the Bavarian National Forest Park Service, scientists
[link in German] have recorded nearly 11,000 GPS locations for 'Ahornia," a red deer who appears to never enter the Czech Republic.
posted by webhund
on Nov 4, 2009 -
Great photographers: Clark Little
(surf photography), Nick Brandt
(mostly African wildlife), John Hyde
(mostly wildlife and Alaska), Veronika Pinke
(landscapes), Dale Allman
(miscellaneous; particularly beautiful are his Australian cityscapes and the HDR/DRI photos), Ansel Adams
(the undisputed master of nature photography who died in 1984; famous quotes: "You don't take a photograph, you make it.", "A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words. "), Michel Rajkovic
(mostly marine landscape, exclusively in black and white). And again
, as a tribute to a gifted artist who died far too early, the work of Bobby Model
(adventure photographer). Last but not least: Onexposure
, probably the biggest collection of quality photography on the net.
posted by Matthias Rascher
on Sep 21, 2009 -
Have you ever wondered what New York was like before it was a city? Find out at The Mannahatta Project
, by navigating through the map to discover Manhattan Island and its native wildlife in 1609. [more inside]
posted by netbros
on Jun 4, 2009 -
Located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, tiny Sable Island
has a population of about 15 humans, assorted marine birds and seals, and more than 300 wild horses. The island
is a bastion of purity, wildness and beauty unmatched in the world. [more inside]
posted by loiseau
on Apr 6, 2008 -
What I Killed Today. I work with a lot of injured wildlife. Also not wild animals that are just in a lot of pain. Sometimes I have to euthanize them. I decided to record each animal I euthanize here.
posted by monju_bosatsu
on Dec 9, 2007 -
brings together just a few of the hundreds and hundreds of new species discovered since the year 2000.
Hopefully, it will inspire us to see the world as a place still being explored, and give us the courage to conserve and protect the fragile, shrinking areas of habitat left on Earth...
areas which, as we see here, contain creatures we haven't even yet Imagined... " That, of course, makes living in a low impact woodland
home even more appealing or scary (you choose). Although I will admit that even the best of intentions can lead to perile, as in the case of Timothy Treadwell
(as previously discussed). He too wanted to be 'one with nature'.
posted by NotInTheBox
on Jul 24, 2007 -
the new urban jungle
. . . is a growing movement led by cities like San Francisco
, New York
, and Leiden
to restore active and vibrant natural systems in urban areas. Far from the eden-like depictions of nature of yesteryear, i.e. the garden of earthly delights
(nonetheless, still attracting some dynamic new christian converts
), the movement has morphed into today's backyard and grassroots environmental movement which is more and more a picture of hybridity, compromise, mixed-use, and ultimately, taking nature out of the walled islands of zoos, aquaria, national parks and other thick-walled institutions and offering a different kind of everyday "unmediated"
community experience with the new urban wilderness
posted by huckhound
on Jul 6, 2006 -
takes beautiful photography of people and places in southeast Asia. Also, some fantastic nature and wildlife work. (flash, sound alert)
posted by madamjujujive
on Feb 11, 2006 -
The idea of Nature Network is to relay live imagery and sound from cameras set up in Nature throughout the world.
"My hope is to bring people closer to Nature without disrupting her" that hope is the hope of Dr. Spong. At this very moment, all over the world,
a variety of organisms are beaming with life. Wouldn't it be wonderful if there were media by which people could get a sense of this?
If a window could be opened up that would trigger city dwellers' memories of the rhythms of Nature, the way we sense the world and our way of being are bound to change somewhat. That hope, too, lies within. via
posted by hortense
on Aug 31, 2005 -