A Savannah cat is a cross between a domestic cat and the Serval, a medium-sized, large-eared wild African cat. The unusual cross became popular among breeders at the end of the 90’s, and in 2001 the International Cat Association accepted it as a new registered breed. Savannahs are much more social than typical domestic cats, and they are often compared to dogs in their loyalty. They can be trained to walk on a leash and even taught to play fetch.
Bengal breeder Judee Frank crossbred a male serval, belonging to Suzi Woods, with a Siamese (domestic cat) to produce the first Savannah cat (named Savannah) on April 7, 1986. Frank’s Savannah attracted the interest of Patrick Kelley, who purchased one of Savannah’s kittens in 1989. Kelley was one of the first enthusiasts who worked towards establishing a new domestic breed based on a serval/domestic cat cross. He approached many serval breeders to help in the development of this new breed, and finally garnered the help of breeder Joyce Sroufe to work with him in taking the steps needed to have the new breed recognized.
Colorspace Atlas is by New York-based artist Tauba Auerbach. It’s a massive 8in. x 8in x 8in book containing digital offset prints of every variation of RGB color possible. The perfectly cube book was co-designed by Daniel E. Kelm and bound with assistance from Leah Hughes.
The normal size of this species is up to 3 cm. It is silvery grey on its dorsal side and dark and pale blue ventrally. It has dark blue stripes along the edge of its foot. It has a tapering body which is flattened and has six appendages which branch out into rayed cerata. Its radular teeth bear serrated teeth on their blades.
Too good to be real? For the photojournalist and underwater photographer Thomas Peschak it was real. The motto is saving our oceans - one photograph at a time. His is one of many noteworthy attempts to make a difference and promote awareness of one of our biggest treasures - our water and its inhabitants. PS: The Great White Shark in the photo was just curious.
A fish out of water surveys the scene at old Bluffton, a Texas town that was flooded in 1937-38 during the creation of Lake Buchanan. As lakes across the Lone Star State have shrunk in the current drought, they’ve left some wildlife high and dry but also revealed ruins, gravestones, fossils, ancient tools, and other artifacts.
Though many of these relics were submerged by 20th-century dams, some ancient artifacts date to a time when Southwest droughts were far more common, Postel said.
“If you go way back you find these mega droughts that are believed to have undone civilizations like those in Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde,” she said. “It’s in our history to have much more serious drought than we’ve had in the last century.”
June 29, 2012. Indian Hindu pilgrims line up to enter the Amarnath cave, near Sangam, India. Thousands of pilgrims annually go to the remote Himalayan shrine of Amarnath at 3,888 meters (12,756 feet) above sea level to worship an icy stalagmite representing Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction.