Wildlife Photographer of the Year winners capture beauty, struggles of animal life

A dreamy looking Amur tigress rubbing her cheek against an ancient Manchurian fir in the Russian Far East captured top honors in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest, held annually by London’s Natural History Museum. It took Russian photographer Sergey Gorshkov more than 11 months to capture the moment, using hidden cameras. The tigress is marking her territory by leaving behind secretions from her scent glands.

a zebra standing on top of a tree: Sergey Gorshkov's winning image shows an Amur tigress hugging an ancient Manchurian fir in the Russian Far East. Sergey Gorshov/Wildlife Photographer of the Year

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Sergey Gorshkov’s winning image shows an Amur tigress hugging an ancient Manchurian fir in the Russian Far East. Sergey Gorshov/Wildlife Photographer of the Year

a cat with its mouth open

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“It’s a scene like no other, a unique glimpse of an intimate moment deep in a magical forest,” said Roz Kidman Cox, chair of the judging panel. 

The Duchess of Cambridge announced the winner in a ceremony live-streamed on Tuesday.

Liina Heikkinen of Finland won Young Wildlife Photographer

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Colorful Murals Spread Awareness of Endangered Animal Species

Murals by Louis Masai

The animal kingdom is filled with fascinating species of all shapes and sizes. However, many of these creatures are facing endangerment and even extinction due to the devastating effects of climate change. That is why one artist is using his creative talents to spread awareness for these vulnerable species. Based in London since 2010, Louis Masai creates striking large-scale murals of rare and endangered animals.

Masai’s artwork is immediately recognizable for its bright, graphic style. He uses large blocks of colors and patterns to build up each subject and create a type of patchwork effect. Stripes, flowers, and fruits are just a few of the motifs commonly found in his projects. As a result, these animal murals often resemble plush quilted toys. In most of Masai’s murals, the viewer can also spot a large bee carrying a needle and thread that leads to the “stitched” animal. This is intended to

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BlackMilk Clothing Reveals First Look at Animal Crossing Line, Launches Mario Collection

Following the immense success of their recent Pokemon line, BlackMilk Clothing, a popular Australia-based clothing brand who collaborates with fandoms, announced the release of not one, but two licensed lines in partnership with Nintendo.BlackMilk just revealed the lookbook for their upcoming Animal Crossing line, which will be dropping next week. First teased during Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Direct, the Super Mario Bros. line is officially live and available for purchase.

Check out the Animal Crossing x BlackMilk Collection first-look, as well as the Super Mario line below:

BlackMilk Clothing x Animal Crossing and Super Mario

The Animal Crossing line appears to feature Nook, Isabelle, Timmy, and Tommy, along with a variety of villagers with recognizable items like flowers and fruits. The Super Mario line features Mario, Bowser, Peach, and Yoshi along with additional characters and items, on both athletic and casual designed apparel.

BlackMilk’s lines are generally geared

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WWE’s Road Warrior Animal Died During Romantic Wedding Anniversary Getaway

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When will it no longer be “too soon” to make light of the Red Wedding? Never. It’s one of three moments from Game of Thrones that will never be funny. (The other two are “Hold the Door” and the entire final season.) But we’re okay with someone paying homage to that iconic moment, even if it seemingly softens the blow of Robb and Catelyn Stark‘s deaths. Which is why we happily approve of this fantastic Animal Crossing recreation of Walder Frey’s despicable betrayal.

However, be warned: even a cute version of the Red Wedding is an emotional gut punch.


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Jennifer Celi brought one of the most shocking and emotional moments in television history to the normally serene world of Animal Crossing.

And the results are both delightful and upsetting.


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These recreations (which we first came across at Winter is Coming) feature some of the

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