Tuesday Morning Wake-Up Call (post 4-day weekend)


Travis Louie with Lemur Wisdom.  Louie lives in Red Hook, NY.  His paintings come from the tiny little drawings and writings in his journals. He has created his own imaginary world that is grounded in Victorian and Edwardian times. It is inhabited by human oddities, mythical beings, and otherworldly characters who appear to have had their formal portraits taken to mark their existence and place in society. The underlying thread that connects all these characters is the unusual circumstances that shape who they were and how they lived. Some of their origins are a complete mystery while others are hinted at. A man is cursed by a goat, a strange furry being is discovered sleeping in a hedge, an engine driver can’t seem to stop vibrating in his sleep, a man overcomes his phobia of spiders, etc, … Using acrylic paint washes and simple textures on smooth boards, he has created portraits from an alternative universe that seemingly may or may not have existed.

 

 

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call (First Day Back!)


Photo: (via Your Eyes Blaze Out)

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call


An Indonesian black macaque named Niv holding a young chicken at the Ramat Gan Safari Park near Tel Aviv. After the chicken wandered into Niv’s enclosure, zoo officials said, the pair bonded. (Jack Guez, Agency France-Presse, Getty Images, wsj.com August 25, 2017)

 

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Coffee!


Source: Mennyfox55

 

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call


Source: elixir marketing.ca “Ad for: Pickering Town Center Farmers’ Market. Bring the Farm Home.” Bring The Farm Home campaign was a simple and playful way to communicate the core message to buy farm fresh and local. (via Mennyfox55)

 

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Breakfast!


An Atlantic puffin holds a mouthful of sand eels on the island of Skomer, off the coast of Wales. (wsj.com, Rebecca Naden, Reuters, July 18, 2017)

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call


Photographer Franco Banfi and a team of scuba divers were following a pod of sperm whales in Dominica Island when suddenly the large creatures became motionless and began to take a synchronized vertical rest. This strange sleeping position was first discovered only in 2008, when a team of biologists from the UK and Japan drifted into their own group of non-active sperm whales. After studying tagged whales the team learned this collective slumber occurs for approximately 7 percent of the animal’s life, in short increments of just 6-24 minutes.

You can see more of the Switzerland-based photographer’s underwater photography on his website and Instagram

Source: A Photographer Captures the Unusual Way Sperm Whales Sleep via thisiscollosal.com, July 4, 2017)

Thank you Eric.

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

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Photo: Guira cuckoo (South America) channeling its inner grump at Idaho Falls Zoo by Dee Otter Photographer Deidre Lantz  (via Your Eyes Blaze Out)

Tuesday Morning Wake-Up Call (Got Milk?)


Photographers Tomas Januska and Edvardas Poska gave the Ice Bucket Challenge phenomena a close look, with their recent series, Impact. The project involved pouring milk onto people during the photo shoot, capturing their reactions at the exact moment of impact.  “We managed to shoot a series of shoots with each person. Around maybe, 70-100 frames with everyone…no the models didn’t complain, but were excited and curious about our cause, and why we were doing this…(via thepluspaper.com).

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

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Source: Male Mouse Lemur by Malcolm S. Ramsay (via Cheetah Camp). Found only on the island of Madagascar.

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