Now that I’m writing a book about animals, I get to pretend that perusing cute critter photos online counts as productive work. And I don’t know what’s in the water, but lately, the world’s animal photographers have been churning out some brilliant work. Below, some of my favorite finds:
The Exultant Ark
The New York Times has put together a slideshow of images from the new book The Exultant Ark: A Pictorial Tour of Animal Pleasure. Wired also has an excerpt from the book.
Life in Antarctica
These early 20th century images of Antarctic expeditions include some great shots of penguins, elephant seals, and sled dogs.
Volker Gutgesel takes candid shots of the simian residents of the Frankfurt Zoo.
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