Iantha Naicker, a talented illustrator from South Africa, creates cute paintings of animals. Sometimes she paints them onto her palms using a technique that makes them seem to stand out. And other times her characters, drawn on lined paper, seem like they don’t want to stay in lines or like they try to leap off the page.
Musician and graphic artist Diego Cusano defines himself as a “fantasy researcher” who has translated his passions into a job. By watching things from a different point of view, Cusano started creating the illustrations that, since then, he has been publishing each day on the social networks. In the artworks displayed below, Cusano’s eccentric implementation of animals into his illustration provide a whimsical and 3D effect.
A colorful series of these black and red winged insects, created by Tomasz Skoczen in his garden thanks to a Canon 5D Mark II. According to Skoczen the best time of the day for insect photography is early morning. That is why the majority of the ladybugs in his series are covered with dew.
Photographer Dan Borris was walking down the street one day with a friend when she suggested that he photograph her doing yoga while her dog ran around making her crazy. Inspiration struck! Why bother with humans? Dogs should do yoga! It was in that moment that the idea of Yoga Dogs was born. After dogs were photographed, photos were digitally manipulated to recreate a variety of tricky yoga positions. But from there, the concept took off and he began including cats too. Borris sells these photos in a calendar, with proceeds going to the animal shelters where he gets his models.
Penguins live in many various ecosystems throughout the Southern Hemisphere, including a large penguin population on Australia’s lush, green Macquarie Island. Only 20 miles long, this narrow slice of land lies isolated more than 900 miles south of Australia.
The penguin population was hunted to near extinction in the early 20th century, when penguins were prized for their blubber. But conservation measures enacted in the 1960s and, more recently, UNESCO World Heritage inscription in 1997 have helped to protect this island’s unique ecosystem and its vulnerable inhabitants.