Aug 032010
 

After a couple experiences with some of the adult versions of these tearing up my pond and eating my fish to the tune of a few hundred dollars, I’m still holding quite the grudge against them.  I know their just trying to make a living and survive, and I feel for that, but they’ve unfortunately have grown way too comfortable in neighborhoods and around the human population.  Yeah, you can make the “We encroached on them” argument, but it doesn’t change the fact that they’ve built a reputation as a pest because of their persistent, destructive manner.

Either way, I can’t think off the top of my head any animal that doesn’t look cute when their age is measured in weeks.  This little guy is doing wonder for their reputation in my eyes:

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May 282010
 

WOW!  This is just amazing, my hat is off to Brad Kremer for this one. I won’t ruin it with my blabber, watch and enjoy!

Hayaku: A Time Lapse Journey Through Japan from Brad Kremer on Vimeo.

Hayaku: A time lapse journey through Japan.

Japan is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. This is my Japan. This is one of the many reasons why I love Japan. I shot this in many locations around Japan in the summer of 2009. Some of the location include Tokyo, Matsuyama, Imabari, Nagano, Gifu, and Ishizushisan.

I started this as a personal project to try and capture the beauty that I see in Japan. It started as just that…

But now that I have finished, I see it only as a beginning. This video, along with SAIJO MATSURI (www.vimeo.com/7458088) is just the start of a much larger project that I have now decided to do.

So I hope you enjoy this preview of what is to come in the future.

"Hayaku" definition: Hurry up

Camera: Canon 5DMKII

Additional equipment: Mumford Moco

Music:

Royksopp – Triumphant

The Album Leaf – Window

Nov 162009
 

Been a while since I posted anything…just ran across this amazing video from National Geographic posted on Gizmodo!:

National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen was in Antarctica to capture shots of leopard seals. One approached him, jaws wide and ready for biting…and if you haven’t heard the rest of the story yet, you need to watch this brief clip.

I’m not man enough to dive into freezing waters to document the lives of animals that could rip off my head without a second thought, but I’m sure glad that YouTube exists so I can sit here in my underwear and enjoy the experience vicariously.

National Geographic Photographer Meets Deadly Leopard Seal [Photography]
Mark Wilson
Mon, 16 Nov 2009 19:34:48 GMT