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  1. Jewel in the Jungle: Strawberry Poison Dart Frogs

    Deep in Panama’s rainforests, wildlife blogger David (aka the Incidental Naturalist), fulfills a childhood dream: to see the strawberry poison-dart frog in its natural habitat.

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  2. A Beast for the Ages

    Why do we love (and fear, and kill) polar bears with so much intensity? At Longreads, Michael Engelhard, a wilderness guide and anthropologist, looks into the Arctic predator’s grip on our imagination.

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  3. Entomology Today

    If you’re ready to dive into the buzzing, fascinating world of insects, check out Entomology Today, the news blog of the Entomological Society of America.

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  4. Purrfect Portraiture: Girls and Their Cats by Photographer BriAnne Wills

    Photographer BriAnne Wills photographs women and their feline companions in their homes.

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    Lizz Hill Wiker with her mixed Persian/Bengal cats, Prince and Stevie. All photos by BriAnne Wills at Girls and Their Cats.
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  6. Strange Behaviors

    Science writer Richard Conniff has collected tarantulas in the Amazon, tracked leopards in the Namibian desert, and trekked through the Himalayas of Bhutan in pursuit of tigers.  

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  7. Majestic Creature

    We love how pen and ink artist Q. Rumbley uses the pointillism technique to create gorgeous detail in this work-in-process sketch of an elephant.

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  8. An Adventure with Toby the Wonderdog

    Toby and his human companion explore and climb the Roaches in England.

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  9. Essay: Sorrow for the Wings

    Writer Shawn McClure remembers baby chicks: “In the basement of his old farmhouse, my grandfather had a brooder. It looked like a multi-storied apartment building for chicks. They would crowd around the light bulb for heat, like yellow electrons darting around a red nucleus.”

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  10. In Memory of Sid or Alex

    What do you do when you know your aged goldfish is dying? You write about him. “I believe every animal deserves to have its story heard. So this has been the memoir of Sid or Alex, the 14-year-old goldfish who died on February 24th, 2018. He was a good fish.”

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  11. Girls and Their Cats

    Girls and Their Cats is a photo series by Brooklyn-based fashion photographer BriAnne Wills that showcases cat-owning women in a positive light. She’s photographed over 180 women so far.

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  12. Incidental Naturalist

    From hummingbirds to whales, animals strike curious poses on wildlife blog Incidental Naturalist, where David, a travel-loving photographer, shares his stunning shots.

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  13. Sheikh of the Skies

    What do you do when pigeons are plaguing the guests at a luxury hotel in Dubai? You send in the falcons and the falconer to chase them away.

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  14. One More Christmas

    Blogger Ann is especially grateful to have one more Christmas with her beloved dog, Lucy. “And the fact that Lucy will get at least one more chance to find the special present that Santa Dog left under the tree will just make this Christmas that much sweeter.”

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    Photo by Ann Coleman
  15. An Andaluz Art: Horse Riding in Jerez de la Frontera

    Tim Ginty profiles Juan Rubio Martínez, a veteran rider at the Andalusian Royal School of Equestrian Art: “It’s said that the horse transmits the character of the person.”

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