Tuesday, January 22, 2013


This animation is truly BRILLIANT and sadly, so true.
There are a lot of layers to the animation so watch it several times and see all that is going on the background.

MAN from Steve Cutts on Vimeo.

Animation created in Flash and After Effects looking at mans relationship with the natural world.
Music: In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg.


Copyright © 2012 www.stevecutts.com

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Dance like no one is watching!

Hilarious and awesome. I wish I could witness such a random act one day. :)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Chito and Pocho, the Crocodile Who Loved Love!

Deep in the Costa Rican jungle, a fisherman named Chito discovered a crocodile that had been shot in the eye by a cattle farmer and left for dead. Chito was able to drag the massive reptile into his boat and brought him to his home, where he stayed by his side for months, nursing him back to health. He named the croc Pocho. “I stayed by Pocho’s side while he was ill, sleeping next to him at night. I just wanted him to feel that somebody loved him, that not all humans are bad.” said Chito, ““It meant a lot of sacrifice. I had to be there every day. I love all animals – especially ones that have suffered.” The day finally came when Pocho was strong enough to go back into the wild. Chito took him to a lake near his house and released him, but the animal simply got back out of the water and followed him home. “Then I found out that when I called his name he would come over to me.” says Chito. The fisherman has been hesitant to tell his story, even though 20 years have passed since he first rescued Pocho. Pocho is roughly 5.18 meters (17 feet) long. He and Chito play, wrestle and hug on a daily basis. That bond, Chito said, took years to forge. “After a decade I started to work with him.”, says Chito casually, “At first it was slow, slow. I played with him a bit, slowly doing more.” Chito has told his story now only to raise awareness of the cruelty that can be done to animals, and the difference that affection and treating other rightly can make. “He’s my friend, I don’t want to treat him like a slave or exploit him.” said Chito, “I am happy because I rescued him and he is happy with me because he has everything he needs.”

Monday, April 30, 2012

Helping a Bee with Mites

Helping a Bee with Mites: I found a bee in my greenhouse this evening. This happens from time to time but I always ensure they get out. Tonight I helped out in a ...

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

CBC's Mysteries of the Animal Mind

You know that if CBC's "The Nature of Things" is doing a program on an issue like animal consciousness, eventually animal consciousness will become widely accepted. This is because the show's topics are often far ahead of their time and about controversial issues that eventually become mainstream so I am glad to see more and more coverage on the acknowledgement of animal intelligence and emotion.

You can watch the entire episode online here--Thank you CBC. Hopefully Harper's cuts to your budget won't prevent you from continuing to post full episodes online!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Octopus walks on land at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve

If you consider the fact that an octopus has no skeleton whatsoever--endo or exo, this feat is nothing short of amazing (I know, I say everything is amazing on this blog, but it really is! That's why I put it all here!). And then there's the fact that the octopus cannot breathe the entire time it is out of water. What would inspire it to leave the water? Looking for food? A new territory? Escape? We can only speculate. You may wish to mute the sound while you watch b/c the excited commentary is....difficult for me to endure!

Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is a marine protected area just south of San Francisco.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Little Owl Who Loves Love!

OMG so sweet! How cool would it be to pet an OWL?!? And this little guy (maybe a little Sawhet?) obviously LOVES it! I'm so jealous--of the person petting the owl and the owl!! :) Please don't try this at home, folks.