Animal Kingdom Arty Photoworthy

The Prettiest Cattle You Ever Did See

To simple people like me, cattle are just another delicious source of food. To others, cattle are considered sacred and held as symbols of strength and wealth. Shaka, king of the Zulus, would often breed his Nguni cattle to create different patterned skins for the various regiments in his army.

South African photographer Daniel Naudé has been interested in the role cattle play in societies and over the past few years has photographed the most majectic cows and bulls that you ever did see. Naudé focussed his attention on the Ankole, Zebu, and Brahman breeds native to the countries of respective countries of Uganda, India, and Madagascar. Have a look at some of his photos after the jump.

Awesomeness Movies Video Clips

TRON: Lebowski and Enthiran (The Robot)

We have a double rainbow of awesomeness for you today. One of the two trailers you’ll see is completely fake (and awesome), the other is very real (and also awesome).

In the mashup trailer TRON: Lebowski, the dude travels to a strange and dangerous digital universe. And in Enthiran (The Robot), the most expensive Asian movie ever made, a mad scientist creates a robot with a Pentium processor. The robot falls in love with Aishwarya Rai.

[via The Awesomer | GeekTyrant]

Arty Awesomeness Featured Photoworthy

A Celebration of Colour at Holi

If there was a ever a festival I wanted to be a part of, it would have to be Holi. Also called the Festival of Colours, Holi is a popular Hindu festival that is celebrated on the last full moon day of the lunar month Phalguna, which usually falls in early March.

In a welcome to spring and the triumph of good over evil, people lose their inhibitions and get together for what looks like a massive water fight in the street, playfully throwing coloured paint, water, and powder at each other. Here are some striking images by Indian photojournalist and documentary photographer, Poras Chaudhary.

How rad does that look? See more images at Chaudhary’s Holi gallery.

Cautionary Tales

Indian Sewer Men: The Worst Job in the World

Mike Rowe from Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs has had his fair share of doing downright nasty jobs, but he makes good cash, wears the correct protection, and has a fancy home to go to after filming is done. Spare a thought for Ramesh Sahu, a sewer technician who works for the sanitation department of Calcutta most likely makes fuck-all cash and is doomed to do this job for the rest of his life.

Several people, like Ramesh have to clean out the sewers without any protective gear, and many die from deadly diseases and noxious gases from the depths below. Apparently Government guidelines says that helmets, gloves, and goggles should be worn, but the third-party contractors who hire these slumdog sewer men don’t seem to take much notice of rules.

See more images at The Telegraph. [via A Welsh View]