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.

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Almost 140,000 entries were received, competing for prizes in pro and open groups.

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

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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.

Need Your Tree Hauled Away?

If your tree is STILL sitting by the curb and you need it taken away, Zuri -N- Safina Christmas Tree Removal can DO! Just give them a call and they’ll be over right away. They might stay for awhile, though.

Video from the Linton Zoo in the UK, and submitted by Pudding.

Car-L’s Close Encounter Of The Lion Kind

Remember a couple days ago we told you about how an Aussie Sea Eagle swiped a camera meant for monitoring crocs? Well, here’s sort of a sequel. Photographer Chris McLennan stuck a fancy (and we hope a sturdy) Nikon onto “Car-L,” a hopped-up little buggy like the one in Toy Story, and then drove him straight over to meet some lions in Botswana.

Car-L got their attention. Car-L will need some body work.

“MINE MINE ALL MINE” FAVE FRAME!

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As spotted on the mighty Digital Trends.

Autumn’s Whiskers

Autumn is a lion,
Batting leaves across the ground,

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Chasing leaves around and around,

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Clawing leaves like a rake,

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Hissing like the sound leaves make,

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Turning, crunching, tumbling at play,

Lion around brown and gray.

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Sender-Inners Shelley C. and Smedley, via Daily Mail

Great Scot!

You see this man? This man is Scottish. This man is brdrdrrrave.

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He SMILES in the face of DANGERDRDR.

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Ferdrocious DANGERDRDR!

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RDRAAAWDRDR!

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“Personally, I couldn’t stay mad at anyone with a Scottish accent, but I’m also not a “ferocious beast”. She’s all, “Fear me — rarrgh!” And we just laugh and say aww!” -Jennie M.
Karis was born September 10, 2013 and is the second lion cub to be born at Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling, Scotland. Via Daily Mail.

It’s Your Day Big Fella, Sleep In

The Lion King should take it easy on Father’s Day.

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Photo 1: “Lazy lions in Kruger Park. They own the bush!” -Judith R. Concept by Smedley.
Photo 2: Photo by Mike Krom/Caters News for Mail Online.

Yo Digger, Let Me Check Your Molars!

Take a look People! Bonedigger is a five year old lion, and Milo is a seven-year old Dachshund. It seems that Bonedigger was born with a bone disease, and as a result, Milo took him under his wing paw. Get all the deets here.

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All photos by Barcroft USA, and submeeted by Fleurdamour and several keen-eyed Cuteporters.

Master of the Cuteniverse

Some say, the white lion is like the spirit of the jungle. Iconic. Uncommon. Nebulous.

Meanwhile, has anybody seen the Pillsbury Doughboy lately? Hmmm.

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From the King of BBC News beasts.

Top Ten Reasons Why We’re Ready For Some Football

This is the first Sunday of the NFL season, and Cute Overload has many reasons to GET STOKED!

First, will the Bengals bring back mascot “Benzoo” from their old stadium?!


We want to see who wins more games, Panthers coach John Harbaugh or his younger brother, Niner’s coach Jim Harbaugh.


All the Ram Rookies this year will be pulling out the stops to prove themselves.


To see if the Ravens will trade “Nevermore!” for “Superbowl 2013! Sqwaaack!”


In December, when it’s twenty below in western New York, will Bills players wish they were in sunny California?


Keenan Allen will be invited to the Heisman trophy ceremony. OOPS WRONG BEARS


To avoid my friend Todd in Denver who gets just insufferable when the Broncos win.


To see what Philadelphia does next. They booed Santa Claus one year. Harsh.


To see the Lions star WR “Megatron” live up to his name.


To see if the Falcons uniforms could possibly get any worse.


And since Cute Overload always over-delivers, let’s crank this list to 11. To confirm the Dolphins have absolutely no shot.