To me, Nature is God. Without it, we simply would not exist. Conserving the world’s natural spaces and the creatures that live there is paramount to the survival of humans as a species, and I have therefore dedicated my life to studying environmentalism in order to help people co-exist more successfully and sustainably with the natural world.

All natural materials I use in my creations are either sourced from roadkill, Fish and Game, secondhand sources such as fellow artists and estate sales, or are antique. In this way, I'm ensuring that no animals were needlessly killed for the sake of the artwork I produce. I fully believe that no part of any creature should go to waste if a purpose can be found for it, but I do NOT support trophy hunters or overseas fur farms by buying 'byproducts' like bones, skulls, or claws directly from them. The only exception I make for this rule is for parts from animals legally culled for population control programs approved by Fish and Wildlife.

As a photographer and wildlife enthusiast, I've been involved with many fantastic organizations such as Images4Life and Wild Tiger, as well as the Sierra Club and many smaller, local groups.
I've been published, interviewed, and even featured on Rainn Wilson (Dwight from “The Office”)'s personal networking website, SoulPancake.com.

I’ve also been blessed with the opportunity to visit many of the world’s most amazing wild places, like Komodo Island, Bali, Lombok, Malaysia, and the Cayman Islands, and have even documented entirely new species previously unknown to science.

Other interests include: Wilderness survival, primitive skills, backpacking, fishing, kayaking, boffing, airsoft, snowboarding, meandering around town, and caving.

 

Pffffffft

I just heard Jude growling outside so I peeked my head up over the windowsill, thinking, “what’s Cabal doing to the big boy this time?” 

They’re both just laying there, Cabal with his nose shoved down Jude’s ear canal, and Jude looking straight at me with his mouth open going, “Raaaaawwww” but not actually doing anything aside from that to remedy the situation. 

I have the weirdest animals. 

a-flying-emu:

bunniferbennett:

say it with me:

makeup is gender neutral

I whispered “makeup is gender neutral” out loud on the train and the guy next to me looked at me weird but then whispered “fuck yea” back

(Source: rabbittwalter)

prarievarg:

sueanoi:

I…
I usually try not to get involved in other country’s government affair. But this is beyond madness!
I don’t even know these two dudes, but apparently they’re quite higher up in the government position of America. And look what they’ve done! Look at how they’re so proud! This isn’t something to be proud of! This is a shame!
Do something about this, internet!
(link to photo source here)
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=667069953360132

urbanmongoose and naturepunk, help me out here. The tiger pelt looks vintage, in which case I imagine it’s perfectly legal. HOWEVER, this still rubs me the wrong way and Cruz is enough of a sleezeball to pull this kind of shit.

Frankly, the head looks like one of those cheap Asian crapidermy pieces to me. That said, the skin doesn’t seem to be in “like-new” shape; while it’s not faded, it does appear that the tan is either cracked or ripped (note tail and back), but whether that is the result of dry rot from old age, or a bad tanning job, it’s hard to say.
It’s not a modern North American or European mount - that much is for sure. A taxidermist in either of these places would have access to better supplies and forms to create a much nicer-looking mount.
So it is possible that this cat is pre-ban, but if it is, it probably came from Asia anyhow, where animal welfare laws are notoriously lax both historically and in modern times. I’m not about to say that this is illegal for Cruz and his office buddies to have in their possession, but I don’t like this one bit.

prarievarg:

sueanoi:

I…

I usually try not to get involved in other country’s government affair. But this is beyond madness!

I don’t even know these two dudes, but apparently they’re quite higher up in the government position of America. And look what they’ve done!
Look at how they’re so proud! This isn’t something to be proud of! This is a shame!

Do something about this, internet!

(link to photo source here)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=667069953360132

urbanmongoose and naturepunk, help me out here. The tiger pelt looks vintage, in which case I imagine it’s perfectly legal. HOWEVER, this still rubs me the wrong way and Cruz is enough of a sleezeball to pull this kind of shit.

Frankly, the head looks like one of those cheap Asian crapidermy pieces to me. That said, the skin doesn’t seem to be in “like-new” shape; while it’s not faded, it does appear that the tan is either cracked or ripped (note tail and back), but whether that is the result of dry rot from old age, or a bad tanning job, it’s hard to say.

It’s not a modern North American or European mount - that much is for sure. A taxidermist in either of these places would have access to better supplies and forms to create a much nicer-looking mount.

So it is possible that this cat is pre-ban, but if it is, it probably came from Asia anyhow, where animal welfare laws are notoriously lax both historically and in modern times. I’m not about to say that this is illegal for Cruz and his office buddies to have in their possession, but I don’t like this one bit.

When it comes to sticks, Cabal’s philosophy is: “The bigger, the better!” I’ve literally seen him drag around fallen trees, but he quickly realizes that I can’t throw those as far as a more humbly-sized branch. Jude’s favorite part about fetching is just chasing after whatever I’ve thrown; he needs to work on the part where he picks it up and comes back with it. So for now, Cabal is the master in the fetching department and Jude’s just happy to have someone he can run around with. 

When it comes to sticks, Cabal’s philosophy is: “The bigger, the better!” I’ve literally seen him drag around fallen trees, but he quickly realizes that I can’t throw those as far as a more humbly-sized branch. 

Jude’s favorite part about fetching is just chasing after whatever I’ve thrown; he needs to work on the part where he picks it up and comes back with it. So for now, Cabal is the master in the fetching department and Jude’s just happy to have someone he can run around with. 

ea-solinas:

Pictures from The Resurrectionistby E.B. Hudspeth.

I recommend it wholeheartedly! It’s full of pictures like these! It’s on amazon.

If you live in Oregon and have never been to Cougar Hot Springs, you are missing out. 

whitewallssf:

Peter Gronquist 
Untitled (Leopard) 
Mixed media taxidermy Leopard sculpture with acrylic paint, 47x41x16in

More info

hhshootingsports:

Press the President Announces Photo Contest and Tips for Americans to “Go Green” This April
Show how hunters, shooters, and outdoorsmen are conservationists. We are all trying to “Go Green” and this is a great opportunity to enter a photo contest and show how you as a shooter are going green.

hhshootingsports:

Press the President Announces Photo Contest and Tips for Americans to “Go Green” This April

Show how hunters, shooters, and outdoorsmen are conservationists. We are all trying to “Go Green” and this is a great opportunity to enter a photo contest and show how you as a shooter are going green.

ichthyologist:

Betta splendens

Fighting fish have been bred for over 120 years to achieve the beautiful variations we see today.

Chantal Wagner Kornin on Flickr

heterophobicgoat:

stupidandreckless:

NOOOO NO NO NONO FUCK FUCK  FUCKIG CBS IS TELLING WOMEN NOT TO REPORT SEXUAL HARASSMENT BECAUSE IT WILL “DAMAGE THEIR CAREERS” and “HARASSMENT IS AN UNFORTUNATE PART OF CLIMBING THE LADDER” I AM SO ANGRY THEY ARE LITERALLY TURNING SEXUAL HARASSMENT INTO A NORM THIS IS NOT OKAY

This is an actual article and I’m still having a hard time believing it’s real.