Some of us may think endangered animals are already a thing of the past. This is definitely not the case, according to experts, as many creatures are still in danger of extinction to this very day.
Take it from British photographer Tim Flach who spent two years of his life taking pictures of animals that may soon be endangered. Aptly-entitled “Endangered”, his project shows us the beauty and sadness of seeing animals in their natural habitats.
The photos have since received a lot of attention online and it has even been featured by several websites, including Bored Panda. As the website tells us, Endangered is comprised of everything “from species we’re all familiar with (polar bear, snow leopard, cheetah) to exotic beasts we’d only imagine in fantasy films (saiga, Philippine Eagle, olm, salamander).”
Needless to say, Flach’s images definitely shed some “light on the unique challenges each animal faces in order to survive.” The sad reality is that many of these amazing creatures are in constant danger of hunting, poaching, and being sold in the black market.
Check out the photos below and see for yourself.
#2. Polar Bear
#3. Philippine Eagle
#4. Hyacinth Macaw
#5. African Elephant
#6. Snow Leopard
#7. Iberian Lynx
#8. Cheetah with Cubs
#9. Ring Tailed Lemur
#10. Ploughshare Tortoise
#11. White Bellied Pangolin
#12. Red Panda
#14. Red Crown Crane
#16. Giant Panda
#17. Golden Snub Nosed Monkey
#18. Pied Tamarin
#20. Northern White Rhinoceros
#21. Sea Angels
#22. European Honey Bee
#23. Scimitar Oryx’s
#24. Scallope Hammerhead Aggregation
#25. Military Macaw
#26. Egyptian Vulture
#27. Blue Throated Macaw
#28. Western Lowland Gorillas
#29. Proboscis Monkey
#30. Indian Gharial
#31. Marine Iguana
#32. Kaiser’s Newt
#33. Arabian Onyx
#34. Yellow-Eyed Tree Frog
#35. Beluga Sturgeon
#36. Lemur Leaf Frog
#37. Yunan Snub Nosed Monkey
#38. Yellow Eyed Tree Frog Eggs
#39. Smooth Fronted Cayman
#40. Hooded Vulture
#41. Old Salamander
#42. Siamese Crocodile
#43. Partula Snails
Church To Start Referring To God In Gender-Neutral Terms
The announcement has since sparked mixed reactions among believers and church leaders.
In a controversial announcement, the Church of Sweden has officially announced its plans to start using gender-neutral terms, rather than as a man, when referring to God. This decision has recently been made by the national Evangelical Lutheran Church “as a part of other updates of their 31-year-old handbook on language, hymns and other aspects,” reported Unilad.
As expected, the change has since earned mixed reactions not only among believers but even among religious leaders.
According to the new instructions, clergy will be encouraged to use ‘God’ instead of ‘Lord’ or ‘He’ because it is gender-neutral.
Experts Predict That The World Will Run Out of Chocolate in 30 Years
What is life without chocolate?
What is life without chocolate? For a lot of people, eating chocolates is one of life's greatest pleasures, sometimes even better than sex. Right now, the world is filled with lots of chocolate varieties that it seems impossible for it to run out...or is it?
The thought of chocolates growing scarce is terrifying for many and experts say that running out of supply is a possibility. According to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the rise of temperature of just 2.1C over the next 30 years due to global warning is a catastrophe for plants and with it, the chocolate industry.
Can you imagine a world without chocolate?
Persians Used a Domed Building As Their “Refrigerator” During Ancient Times
Everyone, from royals to the poor, has access to the service.
The refrigerator is one of the most indispensable appliances of modern life. It's almost unthinkable that a person can live without one or at least have other means to keep their food refrigerated. So imagine what life was like during ancient times when electricity was still unheard of.
But such is the ingenuity of our ancestors that they managed to come up with ways to survive without such appliance. Around 4th century B.C., ancient Persians already have their own "refrigerator" in the form of a building called yakhchāl.