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Astonishing Time-Lapse Captures the Development of Baby Honeybees

For Berkeley-based photographer Anand Varma, saving the planet’s bees means learning their stories from birth. He keeps a community of bees in the backyard of his own home, where he meticulously records them at astonishingly close range from their infancy as eggs through their development into larvae, pupils, and at last, adult insects. For this one-minute film, he encapsulates the initial three weeks of a bee’s lifetime to capture not only beauty but also the vulnerability of these creatures whose numbers are shrinking at an alarming rate.

15 Irresistible Photos of Dogs in Cars

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For humans, a car ride is a means to an end, a way of getting from Point A to Point B. For dogs, however, the trip itself is the destination, a curious adventure wherein wonder and intrigue linger at every turn. For our canine friends, whether they be wide-eyed goofballs or a bashful pups, each road brings with it a new set of smells to inhale, each pit stop a chance for some extra snuggles and wags. In the end, the best part of a dog’s journey isn’t the sights and sounds or even the ecstatic feeling of ears flopping in the wind, but the chance to be on board, to be included, and to serve as our furry co-pilots.

Mystical Photos Capture a Fairytale Universe Dreamt Up by a 7-Year-Old Girl

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Fairytale, says Polish photographer Marta Berens, is co-authored by her seven-year-old daughter. The distinction is important; Tosia is not her subject but her collaborator, and this is the story they have written together.

‘Biophilia’ Collages Inspire Love for Even the Most Creepy of Crawlers

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When Salem, Oregon-based designer and photographer Christopher Marley was a child, he frolicked across the countryside in search of scampering reptiles and scurrying feet that dove in and out of sight with the blink of an eye. With the passage of years, his affection for the earth and its many inhabitants has deepened, his eye for natural beauty sharpened in his adulthood. Today, his studio is packed full with specimens, mounted and frozen, small and large, vertebrate and invertebrate, animate and inanimate. With Biophilia, Marley expresses his ardor for the wilderness by presenting and photographing these organisms in ways that highlight the brilliance of their design, their lines, color, and form.

‘In Dogs We Trust’ Captures the Relationship Between Man and Dog

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Moses, Lola & Parker. Los Angeles, CA. 

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Sarah, Samantha & Rufus. Lambeth, London, UK. 

Photographers Ollie Grove and Will Robson-Scott both grew up with dogs, Dalmatians and a wiry haired Cairn terrier, respectively. Because of this, their love of animals was fostered early on; however, today they find themselves too nomadic to have pets of their own. Six years ago, as a side project, they began photographing dogs and their owners out of a desire to satisfy something within themselves. Grove and Robson-Scott’s collaborative project In Dogs We Trust celebrates the unconditional bond between people and their dogs.

Marc Dimov Photographs Fish in Silhouette to Raise Awareness About the Overexploitation of Our Oceans

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The Nototodarus, a genus of squid © Mark Dimov / Offset

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The winter flounder © Mark Dimov / Offset

In 2007, New York City-based photographer Marc Dimov would open up the April issue of National Geographic to read a story that would haunt him for years. The article, “Saving The Sea’s Bounty,” laid out for him in excruciating detail, statistic by statistic, the ways in which the world’s oceans have been and are being eviscerated by commercial fisheries. As fleets of ships comb the Mediterranean for the critically endangered bluefin tuna, the North Atlantic Cod that once flourished have been reduced by a whopping ninety percent over the last century. The demand for shark fin soup, a popular delicacy in China, has led to tens of millions of shark deaths annually, with fisheries sawing the fins from the animal on-site and plunging them back into the sea to drown. We’ve devoured entire species of large fish, moving down the food chain to smaller and smaller prey.

‘Felines of New York’ Captures What Being a New Yorker Means to Cats

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“I can see some really expensive condos from here. I’d like to get in one and scratch the shit out of some really nice furniture, maybe piss on something. I don’t know, I like to dream big.” – Carl

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“I think I’ve got one or two good novels in me.” – Kathleen Hanna, Bushwick

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“Sometimes I come in here to think.” – Pearl, Astoria Queens

Cats have a reputation for being enigmatical and secretive, but photographer Jim Tews of Felines of New York (FONY) has found a way to get even the most cynical kitties to open up about their day-to-day activities, their innermost thoughts, their hopes and their fears. Spoofing the popular Humans of New York, a photography blog in which founder Brandon Stanton documents and interviews the city’s many residents, Felines of New York is a new Tumbr devoted entirely to the critters who really run the Big Apple.

Uncomfortable Images Show Pet Birds in the Domestic Environment

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Parrots, says Irish photographer Rachel Glass, are believed have the mental capacity of a two to three-year-old toddler. Unlike children, birds are airborne creatures, and yet many are born and bred to live as pets, within the confines of the human home, where they are sheltered from the dangers of the wild but restrained in flight. For The Domestic Aviary, Glass captures tame birds in the moment they are released from their cages and into the house in a flurry of flapping wings, probing at the ways in which all species—and ultimately all individuals—must choose either to live free or to live protected.

Historical Portraits of Artists With Their Cats

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Salvador Dalí, World Telegram & Sun photo by Roger Higgins; image courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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Georgia O’Keeffe, Photograph by John Candelario. Courtesy Palace of the Governors Photo Archives (NMHM/DCA), 165660

For editor Alison Nastasi, the ties that bind artists and animals stretch far into ancient times, when the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans erected artworks in honor of their feline friends. For her new book, Artists and Their Cats, she uncovers some of the quiet, nocturnal moments shared in studio by some of history’s greatest artists and their constant kitty companions.

Wild in the City: Unsettling Photos Show Zoo Animals in Urban Environments

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Spanish artist Pàtric Marín’s composite photographs depict exotic animals in dingy urban environments. The images in The Rough Skin of the Elephant suggest a future of “habitat fragmentation” and a world in which wildlife habitats have been transformed in order to make such places more comfortable and livable for humans.