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Golden High School Class of ’63
A 360° rainbow seen from an airplane
A magical place in Austria — Grer See
A tsunami of clouds
Cloud taking wing
Clouds over a volcano
Crystal clear ice of Baikal (Siberia)
Fire Rainbow — a horizontal rainbow in high cirrus clouds
Ice cave illuminated by a torch
Jet wash in the morning mist
Ladybug in the morning dew
Lavender fields forever
Morskoi sand under 300x magnification
One in a million
Rhodochrosite, a shii mineral, also known as Rose of the Inca
Splash from a stone thrown into the sea at sunset
View from 8,000 meters
Watch your step
After spending a lot of time alone in the same room of the owner's house, a crow and a dog grew fond of each other. The crow is almost always on the dog's back, the dog even barks when people try to touch his pal. The owner built a custom harness for more comfortable rides.
After a devastating forest fire, fire rescuers ran out of crates for the animals saved from the blazes. This fawn and baby bobcat were placed together in the office. Hours later, firemen noticed they'd taken a liking to one another and cuddled for the duration they were kept together.
A duck and house cat were raised together by a family.
Reportedly the duck hates water and hasn't figured out yet that it can fly.
A wild-life park in China adopted two tiger cubs, which were soon adopted
by a worker's dog that happened to be in the pen frequently.
The Fernandez family adopted a tiger cub after it had lost its family.
It has been raised with the family dog since infancy, and they are inseparable.
Humphrey the hippopotamus was a house pet that became too large and was moved to the Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve in South Africa, where he was safe but lonely. A Cameroon Pygmy Mountain Goat climbed the fence into Humphrey's enclosure and befriended him.
Sobe the iguana and Johann the cat were both rescued by a woman in Brooklyn, NY.
Every day when the iguana is let out of her cage, she seeks out Johann for play time,
along with a rabbit also kept as a pet.
Koko the gorilla is famous for having learned to communicate by sign-language. For her birthday one year, she made signs to her teacher that she wanted a kitten. Koko's teacher wasn't surprised, as Koko's two favorite books were about cats. They adopted a kitten from an abandoned litter, and Koko showed it great care and gentleness.
A lioness abandoned by her pack decided to adopt a baby impala after killing its mother.
Several times, she tried to leave the baby in the company of other impalas, but ended up having to take the baby
back under her wing after the adult impalas were frightened away by her.
A giraffe and ostrich form an odd friendship at Busch Gardens in Florida.
Owls that hatched at a hawk conservatory were adopted by the park-keeper and became friends with his pet dog.
After a family took in this stray cat, she grew fond of their elderly dog.
Realizing the dog was blind, the cat took on the responsibility of leading the dog to his water, food, shade, and toys. She would follow closely under his chin to guide him.
A stray cat wandered into this Asiatic bear's enclosure at the Berlin Zoo.
It has been coming back frequently for 10 years to visit its friend.
This unusual pair have been seen together for more than a year in Lake Van in Turkey.
They were first spotted by a local fisherman who witnessed them sharing a fish
and playing together.
At the Tiger institute in South Carolina, a female chimpanzee raised white tiger cubs
after they were separated from their mother.
A photographer witnessed a wild polar bear coming upon tethered sled dogs in the wilderness of
Canada’s Hudson Bay. Instead of devouring the dogs, they played and cuddled.
The polar bear returned every night that week.
Other examples of strange and improbable animal friendships ...
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