Monday, January 23, 2012

Wildlife Photography Awards 2011

Animal Portraits winner: Mystical Deer by Mark Smith. Fallow deer (Dama dama) in Richmond, Surrey, England.

Animal Portraits highly commended: Windy Day by Steward Ellett. Red squirrel (Sciurrus vularis) Formby Point, Merseyside, England.

Red Fox by Matt Binstead. (Vulpes vulpes) British Wildlife Centre, Lingfield, Surrey, England.

Urban Wildlife winner: Champagne Starling by David Biggs. European starling (Sturnes vulgaris) Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England.

Urban Wildlife highly commended: Tabby Cat with Blackbird Nestling by Doug Mackenzie Dodds. (Turdus merula) Reading, Berkshire, England.

Urban Wildlife highly commended: Flower Power by Damian Waters. Brown hare (Lepus capensis) Wirral, merseyside, England.

Urban Wildlife highly commended: Gulls Fighting in London by Matt Smith. Black headed gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) Westminster Bridge, London, England.

The Congregation by James Smith. European starling (Sturnus vulgaris) Blackpool, Lancashire, England.

Animal Behaviour winner: Grey Heron Walking on Water by Andrew Parkinson. (Ardea cinerea) Derbyshire, England.

Puffin Fighting on Inner Farne by Glyn Thomas. Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) Inner Farne, Farne Islands, Coast of Northumberland, England.

Standing Room Only by Philip Kirk. Herring gull (Larus argenatus) Seahouses, Northumberland, England.

Blue Tit Taking Feather by Paul Sawer. (Parus caeruleus) Peasenhall, Suffolk, England.

Camouflaged Fallow Stags by Neil Bygrave. (Dama dama) Parkland Deer, Devon, England.

Dunlin Tug-of-War by Andrew Parkinson. (Calidris alpina) Shetland Islands, Scotland.

Wildlife in My Backyard winner: Busy Wasp on Blackberries by Rana Dias. Common wasp (Vespula vulgaris) Horley, Surrey, England.

Wildlife in My Backyard highly commended: Jay Taking Off by Ron Coulter. (Garrulus glandarius) Buckinghamshire, England.

Wildlife in My Backyard highly commended: Squirrel with a Conker by Thomas Hanahoe. Grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) Potton, Bedfordshire, England.

Habitat winner: Hare in Morning Light with Hoar Frost by Ian Paul Haskell. Brown hare (Lepus europaeus) in Norfolk.

Diamonds in the Deep by Mark N Thomas. Diamond sturgeon (Acipenser gueldenstaedtii) at Jackdaw Quarry, Over Kellet, Lancashire.

Hidden Britain highly commended: Ladybird on Rose by William Richardson. (Harmonia axyridis) London, England.

Grey Seal Behaviour by Robert Bailey. Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) Farne Islands, England.

Young British Wildlife Photographers - winner of the Up to 11 Years category: Frog Checking Its Frogspawn by Walter Lovell (age 8). Common frog (Rana temporaria) Painswick, Gloucestershire, England.

Young British Wildlife Photographers - winner of the 12 to 18 Years category: Red Fox Yawning After His Afternoon Nap by Oliver Wilks (age 16). (Vulpes vulpes) Warnham Local Nature Reserve, West Sussex, England.

Young British Wildlife Photographers - 12 to 18 Years category highly commended: Feed Me! by Ella Cooke. Great tit (Parus major) Buckinghamshire, England.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Boxer Dog

boxers stockBoxer dogs are very large in the terms of dimension and very smart, due to these 2 things they are educated for helping policemen in their case. These kinds of dogs are very huge and strong enough to restrain and take down a prisoner when required and also smart enough to get a skills for helping the police for their work. This breed of dogs as a history of working as the police dogs as we go back to the 20th century where they have been used in Germany as police dogs. Nowadays Boxer Breed is very common as most of the policeman uses these dogs.
As the Boxer are used prevalent as the police dog for training them as the public order enforcement dog. These dogs are very good and alternative to the German shepherd dogs due to this reason they utilized as the police dogs and gave training for chase the criminals helping police to arrest criminals. These dogs sustained the orders, thus the chance for having a Boxer dog releasing on them makes many suspects. The Boxer dogs are taught the commands in the languages which are spoken in the area by the people keeping the dog from the unintentional commands in a normal discussion and also to forecast all the criminals.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Golden Retriever

golden retriever puppiesGolden retriever is the heart stealer of every house among all the American household pets. When we search for the honest and family oriented kind of pet, golden retriever is the best choice. Here we provided the details regarding this breed.

The European respectable golden retriever was the breed for hunting purpose and retrieving the water fowl and the game birds. It is said that this breed was develop by crossing the flat coated retriever and water tweed spaniel together with the various breeds of identical group for over time. Golden retriever is medium dog in terms of dimensions with an height of 21-24 inches, and weight of 60-90kgs, along with the males having 10-15 kgs heavier than females.

Golden retriever has dense inside the coat giving then enough warmth. While coat outside is water repellant and smooth, lying flat against body. Various shades of gold is official color of the breed which can be seen most often. Due to the thickness of the coat, regular and frequent grooming can be required weekly. The tendency of the golden retriever is smart and affectionate. It is a perfect companion for the families and children’s. This breed adapts new conditions and is very energetic. They are of the sporty group and thus require regular exercise. Going on a walk every day will keep them healthy and happy.

They identify suggests and retrieving, hence they enjoy the activities like playing, swimming, and working. Different information important about the golden retriever embodies the life expectancy of 10-12 years. Frequent problems like hip dysplasia, allergies, congenital defection of eyes, and willebrand’s disease which is a heredity abnormality coagulation causing the deficiency of the multimeric protein. Therefore if we carry out regular examine ups, these problems can be detected early and prevented ensuring the pet’s healthiest and longest life.

In the agility contest the golden retriever can be trained and proved. They are acknowledged by AKC,FCI, UKC,SKC,CKC,FIC and WWKC. The basic appearance of the AKC has standard of powerful, symmetrical and graceful. They must be having the capability of eagerness, alertness and confidence. They will need having gait and stability. If these qualities are not apparent, then the dog is taken into faulty of account. It affects its general score and also its functionality is shown. With the reputation of the breeds it achieved its popularity as the companion, partner and helper.

They have become famous in the terms of search, remedy, rescue, legislation, service and making some of versatile breeds of the kind. In search of a honest pet, Golden retriever is an best choice, if you know the facts regarding it, so you may some of these fit properly in your family.
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