The same month when storyboards came about [for the movie], Miyazaki set off to the ancient forests of Yakushima, in Kyushu and the mountains of Shirakami-Sanchi in northern Honshu [of Japan].
“It was just right, the ruins of this ancient forest reflects on us as humans. We need to learn to appreciate what we have left of the environment, and I wanted this as a theme for the animation.” - Miyazaki on his inspiration for Princess Mononoke.
hibernation by Stefan Thaler
French photographer Jonathan Moyal's breathtaking photos of his travels into the wilderness awaken a strong sense of wanderlust. Moyal has recently embarked on a road trip through Canada—keep up with his journey through Tumblr or Flickr.
Apus la Rasca by ZagreanViorel http://ift.tt/1q9Dn7j
Rhino calf Embu was the THIRD Eastern Black Rhino calf to be born at Chester Zoo in a 10 month period. Amazing success story and super cute!
I wish I had videoed this sequence as he kept pushing his mother to get her to play when all she wanted to do was sleep!
Little Mountain Lookout ➾ Luke Gram
Kiba in your face.