PHOTOS: What zoo captivity looks like around the world
Zoos are one of the more ethically dodgy areas for conservationists and animal lovers. On the one hand, there are many zoos doing amazing work, acting as the last refuge and hope for critically endangered species. And yet, there are also many zoos that act solely as a business to make money at the expense of caged animals.
Tanzania’s Lake Natron calcifies the animals that die in its waters, and Nick Brandt captures them with eerie photographs.
White-vented Violetear and green and blue hummingbird (?)
From Verzameling van uitlandsche en zeldzaame vogelen… (Collection of foreign and rare birds…) vol. 1, by Mark Catesby & George Edwards, Amsterdam, 1772.
The Mouse Lemur from Madagascar is not bigger than a human hand, making it the smallest primate. A dozen can share a tree hole to sleep in, which they leave during the night to find food. (Planet Earth - BBC)
Recherches pour servir à l’histoire naturelle des mammifères :.
Paris :G. Masson,1868-1874..
Frenzy of Exultations,Władysław Podkowiński 1893
Idolomantis Diabolica, common name Devil’s Flower Mantis
spiny-backed orbweaver spider