After the Boston Marathon bombing, these two lovable retrievers, Luther and Ruthie, comforted the community in the hospital
At some universities and colleges, therapy dogs help relieve stress for students who had to leave their beloved pets at home
This pooch is part of Fidos for Freedom, a non-profit in Maryland that offers dog therapy services to anyone who needs it within a 75-mile radius
You don’t have to be afraid of the dentist when you have two adorable Yorkies, Beau and KJ to help you through
This golden retriever Hogan inspired Katie, a girl born with Treacher Collins Syndrome, to offer a rare smile of appreciation
Xander the pug may be blind, but he has a sixth sense to know when people are sad and need comforting
Spending weeks at Ground Zero, therapy dogs Tikva and Sophie comforted hundreds of people who needed the love and care…
Kobe is seen here at his retirement party. He worked for ten years as a therapy dog at the Berwyn school
Red likes to comfort those in retirement homes who simply want a little bit of company to pass the time
There are no real words for describing the comfort and peace that therapy dogs can give. For someone who is struggling or lonely, a visit from one of these spectacular four-pawed friends can make a wonderful difference.
How often do we see exquisite imagery of animals that isn’t a “When Animals Attack” special? Photographer Nick Brandt says, “The emphasis has generally been on capturing the drama of wild animals IN ACTION, on capturing that dramatic single moment, as opposed to simply animals in the state of being.”
The native Londoner first discovered the beauty of Africa’s majestic creatures sprawled out on the breathtakingly unaltered landscapes in 1995, when he was still making music videos, practicing his formal training in film. It was in 2000 that that he shifted his medium of choice to photography. Since then, Brandt has documented the extraordinary wildlife of Africa and its unfortunate decimation. His latest set of images include portraits of poachers, hauling their inventory of giant ivory tusks, as well as decomposing carcasses of wildlife, including those of flamingos, bats, giraffes, and varied beasts.
It isn’t all gut-wrenching photography, though. Brandt manages to capture extraordinary visuals of these animals from a rare, intimate perspective. A book containing 90 of the photographer’s images from 2001-2008 entitled On This Earth, A Shadow Falls can be purchased directly from Photo-eye.