Willow the white whale swims next to a normal colored whale off the coast of Spitsbergen, Norway. Dan Fisher was on a boat trip to Svalbard in Norway when he noticed a giant white hump rise from the water. Rushing up a mast to get a better look, he quickly realized he was witnessing one of nature’s rarest sights – a white whale. Its color is caused by a condition called leucism, caused by a reduction in skin pigment.
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Horsing Around: Captain Charlie FitzRoy is kissed by Thomas, a 22-year-old horse in the Household Cavalry, that will be retiring after 19 years of service, in Hyde Park, London, on October 26, 2012.
“If only we can overcome cruelty, to human and animal, with love and compassion we shall stand at the threshold of a new era in human moral and spiritual evolution and realize, at last, our most unique quality: humanity.” – Jane Goodall