This group of horses found themselves stranded on a tiny island of land after the River Dulnain in Inverness-shire, Scotland burst its banks. The four animals were spotted perched on their small hump of grass surrounded by water by local photographer Mark Hamblin. According to Mark the horses were left stranded all day but appeared perfectly content as they cropped the grass on their small island. And, as the water levels gradually decreased and their grassy sanctuary grew larger, the horses were given access to even more food. As the water levels were dropping, and the horses were not in immediate danger, the decision was made not to launch a rescue mission but to wait until the horses were able to make their own way to freedom.
Picture: Mark Hamblin/REX (via Pictures of the day: 12 August 2014 - Telegraph)
“ I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone, it’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel alone. ”
Robin WIlliams, Worlds Greatest Dad (2009)
This selfie thing is getting out of hand (and as long as it looks like this - we don’t mind it).
On a recent visit to the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork, one Reddit user had the clever idea of photographing the museum’s collection of plaster Greco-Roman statues to make it look as though they’ve taken a series of statue selfies!