Justin Rollins became a soldier in 2006. He was deployed to Iraq with the 82nd Airborne. He was killed in spring 2007. But he emailed photographs of him playing with a puppy to his girlfriend the night before his death. Justin’s family decided they wanted to have that puppy that Justin held. The dog was found and sent to The Rollins. It traveled from Iraq, Bahrain, Brussels and New York before landing in New Hampshire. The little pet is named Hero in memory of the dead soldier.
A dog becomes the real man’s best friend, especially when you live at one of the most remote corners of the world. These are dogs of Bely Island located near the Yamal Peninsula in Siberia. They risk their lives chasing a hungry polar bear away from Siberian weather station. They are heroes who protect humans of the isolated spot from the powerful beast.
The self-effacing egret spent over 30 minutes patiently fishing before landing the shrimp. Within seconds a disrespectful seagull showed off some impressive acrobatics and stole the tasty dinner right from the egret’s mouth.
These incredible moments were captured by photographer Andy Long, 55, who was taking pictures of the wildlife in Fort Desoto Park (Florida) that day.