2014 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist

Some tremendous photography on display for the The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist, as reported on My Modern Met and Mail Online.

What are you staring at !?
Almost 140,000 entries were received, competing for prizes in pro and open groups.

Lion, Grooming
Winners will be announced in March and April. Images making the shortlist go on display in the UK in May.

Zeybeks

Photo Creditos from MMM:
1) © Chin Boon Leng, Singapore, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Nature & Wildlife subcategory.
2) © George Logan, UK, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Campaign subcategory.
3) © Hasan BagÌlar, Cyprus, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Nature & Wildlife subcategory.

Presenting: C.O. Rule Of Cuteness #7

“A Thing, Accompanied By A Smaller Version Of That Thing, Is Always Cute.”

You said it, I’m just reminding you. Hope this meets or exceeds your cute needs.” -Jessica O.

tumblr_n0jv28wrNm1qhzl1vo1_1280
From Tumblr.

This Snow Thing Ain’t So Bad After All

….if you happen to be Giant Panda Da Mao at the Toronto Zoo!

As seen on VVV.

Let’s Try It Together, OK?

[Listen, kiddo. We're both hungry, right? Here's the plan. You open your mouth and howl. And I'll do the same thing. The hoomins will come running right away, saying "Is somebody hungry?" They'll literally throw the chow our way. Works every time.]

As seen on FB via Art M.

Jimmy, Need A Price Check On A Set Of Firestones

The Canadian Tire store in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada has hired two new associates, Jimmy & Baby. They’re very friendly with the customers, but they WON’T pin on their name badges, they leave fur ON the register, AND…demand to have their bellehs rubbed DURING STORE HOURS!!

Thanks to Amy H. for tracking down the YT link. (C.O. called the store to get some more info but the fellow we spoke to said “No one here at the store has any comment about the cats, OK?” Well! Harrumph! OK then, eh?)

Friday Haiku: And You Are…..?

Sometimes you find pix
You have no clue what it is
Like this little guy

gRxnT6j

Coming Soon: 24 Hours Of Cute: Happy Valentine’s Day 2014

Eet was one of our most pupular events last year so naturally we’re gonna repeat eet! We’ve got 24 Hours Of Cute: Happy Valentine’s Day coming on, er, February 14th! So why not send us your little pet animuhl in a Valentine-themed photo! Sorta like the fellow below. Here’s how to do it, and then get ready for the fun! (If U could put “Valentine’s Day” in the subject line, we’d love that.)

shutterstock_123706468
Dachshund puppy from Shutterstock.

Looking For A New Sidekick?

Emily S. in NYC has begun a new webseries called “The Sidekick Series,” inspired by her adopted kitteh B.K. As her website says, it’s “dedicated to bringing you real stories of rescue pets and their hoomin parents!” (NOT a bad thing.)

“Our hope is that hearing positive rescue/adoption stories will help people realize adopting a cat/dog is the way to go. That’s also why we’ll be featuring different rescue organizations in NYC.”

Douglas And Friends

This is Douglas The Hippo. And his pals. They live at the Chipembele Wildlife Rescue in Zambia! The Dougster was abandoned by his mom when he was just two weeks old, and they’ve cared for him ever since!

1391653706-0
Douglas’s pals are Molly and Coco- read more over at Neatorama.

1391653706-1

I KNOW I Left My Ball Out Here Last Summer??

Watch Millie & Betty The Bouncing Bassett Sisters go blasting through the deep powder in Alexa W.’s Michigan backyard. “This was taken yesterday in my backyard, after we got a fresh snowfall to add to what we had already. Their floppy ears, clumsiness, and happy faces are so adorable. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!”

(Don’t miss the SUPER SLO MO too- well done.)