The most bizarre and unusual photos of animals in 2011
We offer you a selection of the most unusual and strange pictures of animals from around the world over the past year.
Mark Moffett found the largest insect in the world. It is such a huge size that can even eat carrots! Renowned entomologist discovered the giant grasshopper kind of veto, which has long been considered extinct. Giant wing span is 21 centimeter. The insect was discovered on the island of Little Barrier Island in New Zealand. It was thought that this species was completely destroyed after the Europeans inadvertently brought to the island of rats.
"Behind You!" Meet - before you the worst hunting dog in the world. it seems that this biggl never saw the fox, which is right behind him. The dog got too close to the den, where there were four fox, toddlers and parents decided to protect the offspring. Photographer and lover of wildlife Mears Kostin made this photo in a forest north of Montreal, Canada.
This charming chipmunk decided, it seems, have a cigarette. The photo was taken by Joanna Evans from Manchester, one of the Canary Islands under the name of Fuerteventura. Joanna went there to spend a vacation with boyfriend, said, "We have left the beach when they saw this handsome. The sight was so unusual that I began to take pictures of it quickly. And even managed to take some pictures, until he ran away somewhere in the bushes. "
The curious beluga pressed her nose against the glass of the aquarium to get a better view of visitors. Curious creation swam to the glass itself, noting that the other side of the barriers are people who are considering it. Funny photo photographer Nicole Perkins made from Connecticut, United States.
Peacefully resting at the protein bench in Central Florida, United States of America, 2010.
The Andean bear named Chaska age of one year seems to be seriously interested in the events. taking place in the world - it is a serious interest looks at the newspaper. Bear lives in the Zoo of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. Photographer Jennifer Lockridge is the author of this unusual photograph.
Louise Bleakley made this picture after having gorged itself orangutan, betrayed a pleasant rest under a tree in the national park "Taman Safari Park" near Jakarta, Indonesia.
The enterprising monkey selected camera at the wildlife photographer and started taking pictures of themselves, loved, in different poses and with different angles. Primate of interest to his reflection in the objective lens - because the monkey selected strongly interested in her "toy" in an annoying photographer David Slater.
A smiling dog named Riley. In 2010, we have already talked about the smiling dog named Riley and how the dog had his first birthday. Now Riley smiles again into the chamber - dog celebrates second birthday. dog hostess Maureen Ravelo could not resist the temptation to throw a party for your unique pet. Her birthday smiling dog said in the house of his mistress in San Jose. Last year, Riley merely smiled, but the impression is created that year, she was about to burst out laughing. The hostess unique dog, twenty-three Maureen had grown accustomed to her unusual pet. She said: "He always makes faces, it's his favorite entertainment. Sometimes you just forget about the fact that Riley - a dog, and not a man. " Unlike last year's photo, in this year of a smiling dog photographed without a fun festive cap. He refused to allow the owner to put it on yourself, and even snatched her hand as she tried to insist on his own. "Riley has decided that adult boys do not need such nonsense," laughs Maureen.
This protein, certainly, if not the thickest representative of its kind in the world, one of the thickest. Tourists are constantly fed her nuts in a park Morro Rock State Preserve, California, where she lives - and as a result the animal has increased in size almost doubled. Photographer Marina van der Linden from Los Angeles, said: "I made pictures of animals in the park and suddenly saw a flock of squirrels. They were all quite large, and this beauty simply would not fit through the viewfinder of my camera! I even had to move a few steps to take a photo! I've never seen such a giant squirrel! "
And here is one more protein-guzzler, fascinated by eating corn. Paulette King of Lisbon, Maine, has decorated her yard tiny furniture, and now there and then going to the proteins, which feeds the hostess. Most Paulette like very plump protein that, before you start the meal, makes himself comfortable and lifts up his paws.
drunken moose stuck in the branches of apple trees in Göteborg, Sweden. Animal eat apples begun to rot, which for him were the analogue of alcohol. 45-year-old Per Johansson heard rumbling and roaring in the garden, went out to see what happened and found the intruder.
It seems that these bee-eaters find out the relationship. Look, is not it, it seems that an angry spouse caught its second half, bill and coo with his girlfriend? Schurko year overcame a distance of about 4220 miles, returning from Africa to the southern part of Israel. amazing pictures made wildlife photographer Sander Jacob in April last year. He says: "The birds start trying to mate, but the place chosen secluded enough so that their relatives were caught. Probably, I'm terribly lucky that I was able to witness this scene - a shot purpose you can imagine! "
The cat Charlie, who is famous on the Internet as a cat Lord Voldemort, the villain in the saga about the adventures of Harry Potter, found a loving home. 14-year-old cat living in a shelter for animals British city of Southampton and could not find a host. Poor animal suffered skin cancer, after which the doctors were forced to remove his ears and nose. As a result, the cat began to sound like Lord Voldemort - the villain of the series Harry Potter, which is embodied on the screen actor Ralph Fiennes. Sarah Gaden, cat's new owner, I'm sure that will be able to surround his new pet with love and care! It - one of the many thousands of people who are imbued with the tragic story of Charlie, and besides - a fan of the saga about the boy wizard. Miss Gaden, a resident of Worthington, West Sussex, said: "When I read his harrowing story, I fell in love with it and decided to give the poor thing a shelter and surround him with love and care."
Wildlife Photographer Rick Sheremet took a photo of a brown bear coming out of the river with the prey. He says: "I spent four days, watching the brown bears at McNeil River Falls River shore in Alaska, about 290 miles south-west of Ankoreydzh. One female is convenient to attach prey under his arm and headed for the shore. "
A huge rhino weighing two tons death frightened when jaunty ostrich pecked him ... clear where. The poor animal even climbed to the front legs, so that both were back in the air. Witness this scene was the photographer Abi Crowley Park Woburn Safari Park. Curious ostrich just something simply want to get acquainted with the new inhabitant of the zoo, rhino Kai. But even the ostrich was not averse to eat parasites that live on the skin of a rhinoceros.
Detroit Zoo visitors watch the bathing polar bear from a special bathyscaphe in Royal Oak, Michigan.
Heil KITLER! This kitten organization for homeless animals, without further ado, called "KITLER" because he vaguely resembles a Nazi leader. Kitten six weeks old, he was found by the roadside representatives of the charitable organization "Wood Green" in Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire. Now they are trying to pick up the crumbs loving and caring owners.
mischievous kitten who loves to hide in empty containers, instantly became one of the stars of the Internet. The little girl named Xenia has already visited wherever possible - in the washing machine, jugs, jars. The owner of a kitten Yuri Korotun, Tridtsatisemiletny resident of Rostov-on-Don, Russia, said: "It was from the outset an unusual, very restless and playful. Once he came into the kitchen, I found that she climbed into the jar. I could not believe my eyes! "
A stray dog named "Lengua" or "Language" in the street in Havana, Cuba.
The eight-baby sloth named Camillo yawns at the zoo in Halle, eastern Germany.
This bald eagle seems to fall from the sky, but in reality it reveals a delightful view of the air. The extraordinary sight was captured on camera by Pam Mullins near her home in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada. The woman says that is not immediately noticed how oddly looks at bird photography in combination with rising above in the sky tracks overflying aircraft. Indeed, the purpose of this than you can imagine!
Huge Bengal tiger behind the glass aviary interested in a little girl. Photographer Dirk Daniels says: "I noticed that the little girl is very interested in the" big cats ". I could not believe my eyes when the predator, obviously intrigued, went to the window and put his paw exactly opposite hand baby. She, however, was not afraid, she even clapped her hands with delight! ".
Lioness, from head to tail and covered with a thick greasy mud, is one of the three animals, failed in a partially dry well of the South African Reserve "Madikwe Game Reserve". The animal was photographed wildlife photographer Andy Biggs during the safari.
Do not worry, this is not the Four-owl mutant! In fact, the second owlet just peeks out from behind the first head, creating this strange optical effect. Photo made amateur photographer Dimitris Vavilis twenty-four, in the Axios Delta Greece.