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British classical pianist Paul Barton lives in Thailand where he uses his talent to soothe the gentle giants at the animal sanctuary, Elephant’s World. Since discovering the sanctuary that’s home to over 30 old, sick, and handicapped elephants, Barton has visited the reserve a number of times to perform for the ailing elephants. Introducing the giants to the likes of Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven, he has been an immense source of comfort and relief for the animals.

Barton improvised a short “Piano for Elephants” arrangement Spy, Kanta, Namwan, and Kat to play during their favorite afternoon snack of yams. Recorded in the mountains of Kanchanaburi, Thailand on a FEURICH 122 upright piano.

 

A red fox in the Zdarske Vrchy, a protected nature area in the Czech Republic, by photographer Milan Zygmunt.

British classical pianist Paul Barton lives in Thailand where he uses his talent to soothe the gentle giants at the animal sanctuary, Elephant’s World. Since discovering the sanctuary that’s home to over 30 old, sick, and handicapped elephants, Barton has visited the reserve a number of times to perform for the ailing elephants. Introducing the giants to the likes of Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven, he has been an immense source of comfort and relief for the animals.

This elephant’s name is Ampan. She is 80 years old and is blind in one eye and can barely see with the other. 80 years is very old indeed for an elephant; it’s about 10 years past the natural life span of an elephant in the wild.

A red-tailed black cockatoo (aka Calyptorhynchus banksii) in Australia, by photographer Muneer Al Shanti‎.

A red-tailed hawk carrying off a Pacific gopher snake in Rancho Seco (near Sacramento, CA) by photographer Anni Kasper.

British classical pianist Paul Barton lives in Thailand where he uses his talent to soothe the gentle giants at the animal sanctuary, Elephant’s World. Since discovering the sanctuary that’s home to over 30 old, sick, and handicapped elephants, Barton has visited the reserve a number of times to perform for the ailing elephants. Introducing the giants to the likes of Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven, he has been an immense source of comfort and relief for the animals.

Lam Duan is the name of this old blind elephant, and her name means “Tree with Yellow Flowers”. She has been blind most of her life.

Fireflies on Siargao Island, Philippines, by photographer Janos Leo Gorgolon Andanar.

Fireflies in the forest near Ninohe, Iwate Prefecture, Japan, by photographer Takashi Zenihiro.

A resplendant quetzal (aka pharomachrus mocinno) in San Gerardo De Dota, Costa Rica, by photographer Joel Delmas.

Dolphin Kisses Dog, Jumps For Joy!

A magic moment caught between a dolphin and a dog. This clip is from the award-winning IMAX classic, DOLPHINS by MacGillivray Freeman Films, founders of the One World One Ocean Campaign.

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