Amazing Animal Journalism Photos Collection 2011 (Gallery)

Here’s a collection of the most amazing animal journalism photos of 2011. It was a sad, funny, but overall positive year for animal photos.

A dog named “Leao” sits for a second consecutive day next to the grave of her owner, Cristina Maria Cesario Santana, who died in catastrophic landslides in Brazil. (Getty Images / Vanderlei Almeida)

Japan Coast Guard members rescue a dog that survived the Japanese earthquake and three weeks at sea! (Reuters / Japan Coast Guard)

Iris licks her 7-week-old cub during one of their first walks in an open-air cage at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in Russia’s Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. (Reuters / Ilya Naymushin)


A flood-affected resident stands with her dogs at her flooded house in Thailand. (Reuters / Chaiwat Subprasom )


A baby hippo and his mother Nicole are pictured at the Berlin Zoo. (Reuters / Tobias Schwarz)


Two-year-old chimpanzee “Do Do” feeds milk to “Aorn”, a 60-day-old tiger cub. (Reuters / Sukree Sukplang)


A one year-old gorilla named Uzuri eats a salad at a zoo in Germany. (Reuters / Ina Fassbender)


From the photographer Mrs. Wai Chun:

“Taken in June this year during a game drive at Nakuru National Park in Kenya. Rounding a bend on the track I came upon not one but seven of these magnificent young lions draped across the branches of an acacia tree. Some are dozing and some are looking disdainfully at me. I was transfixed by these superb, regal creatures. What a privilege for me to have witnessed this amazing moment.” Via:


Harper the Pitbull puppy was given away in a trash bag. She was so afflicted by a rigor-mortis-like condition that she could barely move. Today, she’s walking almost like a normal dog. “The whole world was against her, but she’s such a fighter,” said Erica Daniel, Harper’s foster mom. “She’s a blessing. She’s awesome.” Source:


Medo the bear plays with the Logar family dog in Podvrh village in central Slovenia, (Reuters / Srdjan Zivulovic)


Dogs take part in the 2011 Surfing Dog competition in California. (AP / Cindy Yamanaka)


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