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Enchanting Portraits of Identical Twin Farmers in the Hungarian Countryside

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With The Twins, Germany-based photographer Janos Stekovics remembers the lives and rituals of a since-passed set of identical twin farmers, János and István Lukács, who worked their entire lives along the Hungarian countryside.

Endearing Photos Capture the Bond Between Children and Animals in the Russian Countryside

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Russian photographer Elena Shumilova spends each day on her family farm in the Russian countryside capturing her young boys as they explore the lakeside village with their animal companions. At night, after everyone has gone to bed, she pours over the sun-drenched imagery, processing the day’s memories.

Say Hello to Gluta: ‘The Happiest Dog in the World’

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Thailand-based photographer Sorasart Wisetsin refers to his canine muse Gluta as “the happiest dog in the world,” and her boundless joy is most certainly a testament to the unconditional love of a rescued animal brought to safety.

Creepy Crawlers Captured on Webcam Lenses

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Swiss artist Kurt Caviezel photographs the world using publicly accessible webcams. He has collections of simply the tail feathers of birds and the blurry, amorphous shapes of flies covering sections of picturesque landscapes, but my favorites are the images of creepy, crawly insects interrupting the frame.

Photographs of Wild Deer Roaming the City Streets of Nara and Miyajima Island

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In the ancient capital of Nara and on Miyajima Island, in Japan, wild deer roam freely through the city streets. Kanagawa-based photographer Yoko Ishii captured the bizarre attraction in images that one could safely assume are digitally altered—except they’re not. Deer showing up downtown happens so often, in fact, that inhabitants and passing cars think nothing of them hanging out in the middle of the road. As with anything animal in the 21st century, there is video evidence, not only of these occurrences but also of the strange sounds deer make.  

Photographer Hajdu Tamas Finds Humor in Small-Town Romania

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Humor has a strange place in photography. So often a humorous photograph undermines the subject matter or the medium itself and leaves the image feeling like a ploy for cheap laughs. But when it works, when composition and moment and environment come together just right, and the photographer is clever enough to know when and how to press the shutter, a humorous photograph can have a tremendous impact.

Magical Jellyfish Photographed by Marine Biologist Alexander Semenov

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Moscow-based photographer and marine biologist Alexander Semenov is willing to do anything to get the perfect shot, including diving into the icy depths of the White Sea that runs along the northwestern coast of Russia.

Adorable Portraits of Puppies Enjoying a Good Shake

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For dogs, shaking off can a calming activity, one that relaxes the muscles while getting rid of pesky moisture, bugs, or even negative emotions. For Portland-based photographer Carli Davidson, dogs provide a similar sense of restoration and healing. In the sometimes painful world we live in, our furry friends are always there to remind us of what’s so beautiful, silly, and joyous about life. On the heels of her viral hit SHAKE, in which she captured dogs in the midst of a particularly satisfying shimmy, Davidson presents her new book SHAKE Puppies.

Portraits of Shelter Dogs Resembling Your Favorite Authors and Poets

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When Italian photographer Dan Bannino adopted his dog Rothko from a shelter last March, he was overcome by tears, both for himself and for his new best friend. Rothko’s unconditional love serves as the motivation for Poetic Dogs, in which Bannino couples homeless shelter dogs with his favorite authors and poets. In the adoptable animals, the artist discovers the empathy of Shakespeare, the wit of Joyce, the fortitude of Hemingway, and the soulfulness of Dickinson.

Heartbreaking Photos of Missing Pet Posters in Tokyo

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Phiphi: Body is so small, it is worried about not being attacked by crows and cats

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For Pets, Tokyo-based photographer Kuraya Takashi catalogs some of the hundreds of “missing” pet posters that line the city streets. In photographing each each weather-beaten sign up close, he asks that we recognize the acute meaning these ordinary and inexpensively-made documents, each of which holds the image of a beloved and lost friend.