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Photo du Jour: The Sperm Whale

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For Animal Cabinet, Ghent, Belgium-based photographer Maroesjka Lavigne explores her enthrallment with creatures great and small by capturing everything from cases filled with taxidermic birds to tanks inhabited by jellyfish. She encountered this humongous beached sperm whale by happenstance, soon realizing that the behemoth was not a real animal but a replica. Mouth agape, the fallen beast lays before a row of buildings, a bleak set of manmade structures encroaching on the invisible water below. Lavigne explains that the tones of the beach and the rain tinged the scene with an ineffable sadness that ultimately compelled her to capture it.

Image © Maroesjka Lavigne

Urban Deer

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© Hartmut Loebermann / Westend61 / Offset

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Photographers Elo Vazquez, Leanne Surfleet, Thom Davies, Sam Edmonds, and Giulia Marchi Take Over Our Instagram

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Elo Vazquez [@elovzqz] / September 23, 24, 25

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Leanne Surfleet [@leannesurfleet] / September 26, 27, 28

Our latest lineup of Guest Instagrammers invite us to explore all corners of the globe, from tourist destinations to local treasures. We’ll begin with Elo Vazquez in her hometown of Sevilla, Spain before following Leanne Surfleet to the UK with her dreamy, nostalgic imagery. Next, we will hop over to Japan with Thom Davies and explore some of the longterm consequences of Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant disaster. From there, we’ll visit Australia with conservation photographer Sam Edmonds and finish up in Shanghai with Giulia Marchi.

The Wild Birds of Australia

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‘Sooty,’ Sooty Lesser Owl

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‘Commander Skyring,’ Gang Gang Cockatoo

When Sydney-based photographer Leila Jeffreys was a child, she was surrounded by wildlife of all sorts growing up in Papua New Guinea, Australia, and India. While living in Australia, she and her father would often come across birds and other wildlife which they would rescue and nurse back to health before re-releasing them into the wild.

Portraits of Traditional Mongolian Nomads by Brian Hodges

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Mongolia – July 17, 2013: Mongolian family traveling by a motorcycle © Brian Hodges / Offset

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Mongolia – July 22, 2013: Mongolian man with a little fawn © Brian Hodges / Offset

Driven by what he describes as his “insatiable curiosity,” Santa Barbara-based photographer Brian Hodges is continuously reaching towards terra incognita, always in search of forming connections with unexplored landscapes and peoples. For Assouline’s upcoming book Gypset Living, he documented life in the traditional nomadic communities of Mongolia and lived himself in a traditional Mongolian ger. These families, he explains, migrate based on the season and the needs of their animals, who require ample grazing space and safeguarding from extreme temperatures.

The Birds

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© Alan Gastelum / Offset

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Melancholy Photos of Animals in ‘Natural’ Zoo Environments

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Parisian photographer Eric Pillot’s In Situ is a series of more than 60 images of animals in their zoo environments. The photographs remind me of geometric, abstract art or color field paintings, the animals somewhat of an afterthought in the composition, but still fundamental. Some of the environments pictured are off-putting.

Elephant Love

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© Johnér / Offset

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Photos Tell the Sad Story of Stray Dogs Dumped at ‘Dead Dog Beach’ in Puerto Rico

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There are 250,000 stray dogs in Puerto Rico. Many of these dogs have been dumped at Dead Dog Beach, an isolated area located on the South-East coast. Locals call the strays ‘satos,’ and view them as a nuisance. Sadly, the dogs here live out their short lives filled with neglect and abuse. Photographer Sophie Gamand has travelled to Dead Dog Beach multiple times over a year and a half with Chrissy Beckles, founder of The Sato Project, an organization that provides food, fresh water, vet care and seeks to find new homes for these animals in New York. Gamand documents her experiences here in an attempt to raise awareness of the abuse and suffering of these neglected ‘satos.’

Photo du Jour: The Great Wildebeest Migration

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In Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kent-based photographer Mark Bridger captures a throng of wildebeest as they plummet into the Mara River from the elevated land. This is the Great Wildebeest Migration, a perilous journey undertaken by approximately one and a half million wildebeests and several hundred thousand gazelles and zebras annually.