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Highly commended birds : Crested guan by Tim Hunt (UK). ‘This photo shows a crested guan in the cloud forests of Costa Rica as it pauses while foraging on a lone branch. Due to the clouds that are so typical for this habitat, I could often only photograph the bird’s silhouette against a grey sky. But then, for a short moment only, the sun broke through the clouds, and I overexposed the image by over two stops in order to blow out the background and allow this beautifully marked bird to stand out’. (Photo by Tim Hunt/GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015)

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Runner-up Birds : Capercaillie by Bernt Østhus – (Norway). ‘Over the course of the years I have often witnessed how the sun moves across the ridge where the capercaillies would carry out their mating ritual. So I had a pretty good idea where to pitch my hide to take a photograph in which the backlight filtering through the trees would make the bird appear as a silhouette. All I needed now was fair weather and one of the capercaillies in the right position. I took this photo in the woods not far from the village where I grew up’. (Photo by Bernt Østhus/GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015)

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Winner Birds: Fishing in the Evening in Hula Valley by Juan Carlos Muñoz (Spain). ‘This photograph was taken at a fish farm in Hula Valley, in the Galilee region of Israel. In the soft evening light, circular puddles stood out against dark muddy areas at the bottom of a drained fish pond. They formed the perfect backdrop for a black winged stilt that was searching for food in the shallow water. The Hula Valley is an important resting ground for wading birds and, due to conservation programmes, a balance has been achieved between economic use and wildlife protection’. (Photo by Juan Carlos Muñoz/GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015)

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Winner mammals: Night star by Bence Mate (Hungary). ‘I have always tried to explore new fields in nature photography. I especially like photographing animals at night, which has its very own unique challenges. This photo was made using a remote control camera that I had put in an old fish box. It was difficult to estimate in advance the necessary balance between the flash light and the natural light from the stars. I also hoped that I would not scare away the animal as the wild boars in our area are extremely shy. Luckily, it stood still during the shot’. (Photo by Bence Mate/GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015)

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Highly commended mammals: Morning exercise in the meadow by Duy anh Pham (Norway). ‘The rutting season of roe deer had just begun when I managed to take this photo near Fredrichstad. The day before, I had spotted a single doe in a cornfield, although I did not see a buck. The following day I was there again before sunrise. Thick fog covered the landscape. Half an hour later, the veil lifted and I saw the doe approaching from the other end of the field. She must have heard a contact sound and galloped straight at me’. (Photo by Duy Anh Pham/GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015)

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Runner-up mammals: Humpback whale under the Arctic moon by Audun Rikardsen (Norway). ‘For a number of years, massive shoals of herring have gathered during the dark winter months in the fjords near the town of Tromsø. They are followed by numerous humpback whales that chase the herring in the dark, often only lit by moonlight. Every whale’s tail has its own individual characteristics, which can be used to differentiate one animal from the other. This also enables scientists to follow their migration routes across the oceans’. (Photo by Audun Rikardsen/GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015)

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Winner landscape: Snow-laden trees under a full moon, halos and northern lights by Esa Pekka Isomursu (Finland). ‘A very special night in Syöte national park (Finland): the full moon hung over spruce trees deeply covered in snow and there were ice crystals in the air; just enough so that halos would form, but so few that the stars were still visible. While I was photographing this light phenomenon, a curtain of polar lights suddenly appeared. For a short moment they danced above the halos, just long enough for me to capture this magic moment in a photograph’. (Photo by Esa Pekka Isomursu/GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015)

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Runner-up underwater world: Intruder by Wahrmut sobainsky (Germany). ‘The American crayfish, an invasive species in our country, was introduced from North America to central Europe around 1890. It not only drives out the local crayfish species in frightening measures, but also passes on the crayfish plague to which it is immune. This predominantly nocturnal species is mostly found sitting on visually unattractive sand or mud; much to the photographer’s joy, this one here obviously prefers the greenery of a German lake among tiny water snails’. (Photo by Wahrmut Sobainsky/GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015)

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Winner other animals: Peace at the stream by Quentin Martinez (France). ‘Young caimans spend their days in shallow water well hidden by dense vegetation that protects them from numerous predators. Only at dusk do they emerge from their hiding places to search for food. I knew a very good spot where many young caimans lived. There was no cloud in the evening sky on that day and the sun’s diminishing light reflected on the water of the river. To blur the moving current of the water, I had to stop down a lot and use a tripod because of the necessarily long exposure time’. (Photo by Quentin Martinez/GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015)

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Runner-up winner plants and fungi: Autumn mirror by Sébastien Tournier (France). ‘It was a lovely day in October, exactly the right kind of weather for a long walk around the village of Ain. I had already been walking for an hour when I noticed the flower heads of some wild teasel, which seemed to glow in the low backlight. To photograph them, I stood behind a bush and focused through a gap in the foliage. I like the contrast between the hard and prickly flower heads and the soft dissolved background’. (Photo by Sébastien Tournier/GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015)

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Winner man and nature: Landfill lightshow by Jasper Doest (Netherlands). ‘This photo was taken at a small recycling centre in southern Spain, where numerous white storks and black kites gather to search for food among the municipal waste. This source of food is reliably available all year and so there is no need for the birds to move on. As the waste degrades, strong acids are formed that are diluted by spraying water over the waste. Seen against a backlight, it is a beautiful spectacle, even though it has a vile smell and is, in any case, altogether questionable’. (Photo by Jasper Doest/GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015)

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Runner-up nature’s studio: The forest by Fran Rubia (Spain). ‘A small puddle of mud at the end of Vatnajökull glacier produces these amazing textures by filtering melt water. The funny thing is that there are hardly any forests on Iceland, so this one is something very special. It is a living pattern, a forest that continuously reshapes itself. At night in March, when temperatures fall below freezing, it stops growing, because the water freezes; the next day, when the sun returns, it blossoms again, branches and roots reappear and the forest returns to life’. (Photo by Fran Rubia/GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015)

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/11/gdt-european-wildlife-photographer-of-the-year-2015/

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石川優実「私が岡村さんにしたことは誹謗中傷ではなく意見。だから3万で止めた」

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自分の行為が数の暴力であったと認めている。



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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10237214.html

自殺の名所で有名な東尋坊、最近はずっと自殺者0で推移 その理由に驚き

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昼夜問わず来訪者が。



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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10237316.html

木村花さんへのヘイトを煽ったフジテレビは、「無罪放免」でいいのか

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「このような悲劇はもう二度と繰り返してはならない」というムードが瞬間風速的に盛り上がるが、喉元過ぎればなんとやらでまたしばらく経つと同じような悲劇が量産されていく。いつまでこんなことを繰り返しているのだろうか。


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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10237161.html

【画像】 1億1000万年以上前の恐竜のミイラを発掘 皮膚や内臓も残る奇跡の保存状態で世界に衝撃

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カナダの鉱山労働者によって偶然発見されたこの化石化したノドサウルスは、1億1000万年以上前のものであるにもかかわらず、その模様がまだ皮膚の上に残っている。


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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10237506.html

木村花さん、知人が明かした学生時代の性格・・ コスプレ写真と「コスチューム激怒事件」の真相

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1997年、木村さんはインドネシア人の父と響子さんとの間に生まれ、神奈川県で育った。幼いときに両親が離婚してからは、東京・葛飾に引っ越し、しばらくは母と2人暮らしだった。当時の木村家の近隣住民が話す・・


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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10237186.html

【動画】 笹塚駅前で衝撃事件 謎の全裸男が現れセブンのベンチに、警官に連行される

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笹塚駅前で騒動が。




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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10237403.html

【画像】 コロナの影響でゼクシィ7月号がヤバい姿になってる・・ と話題に 「実際の内容はこんなもんか」

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下のロゴも横書きが縦書きに。。



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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10237277.html

オンリーオーストラリア?ハリモグラが鼻先で窓をこじあけて家に入ろうとする姿がかわいすぎた

ハリモグラの侵入

会いたかった Yes? なハリモグラ image credit:facebook

 個性的な生態系によるものか、巨大だったり猛毒だったり珍しかったりと、さまざまな生物が目撃されるオーストラリアで、ちょっと変わった動物による驚きの行動がネットを巡っている。

 今月初め、オーストラリアのあるご家庭にまさかの動物が侵入した。その動物とはなんと小さなハリモグラ。

 哺乳類でありながら卵生というユニークな生態で知られ、トゲだらけの背中とツンととがった鼻先を持つハリモグラが、お世話になってる女性宅の窓を自力でこじ開け、「ごめん、会いたくなって…きちゃった!」とばかりに乗り込んだのだ。

 誰に教えられるでもなく侵入経路を発見。2度にわたって犯行を試みた末に動かぬ証拠をつかまれてしまったハリモグラがとんでもなくかわいいのでちょっと見てほしい。 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://karapaia.com/archives/52291078.html

木村花さん、テラハ出演を悩んでいたことが判明 「(やめたいと)言っていた」 プロレス普及のため出演か

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木村花(きむら・はな)さん(享年22)が所属した団体「スターダム」のエグゼクティブプロデューサーのロッシー小川氏(63)によると、木村さんは「テラスハウス」への出演を悩んでいたという。


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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10237127.html

志らく「芸能人を誹謗中傷するのは許さない 俺が中傷しているのは政治家なのでセーフ 芸能人と政治家は違う」

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番組では、フジテレビ系などで放送中の恋愛リアリティー番組「テラスハウス」に出演していた女子プロレスラー、木村花さん(享年22)が23日に急死したこと伝え、最近はネットで誹謗中傷を受けていたことを報じた。


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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10237258.html