Whether you believe the creatures of the world were created by evolution or God, there is no doubt that they are magnificent. The photos today celebrate World Animal Day which was held earlier this month. Above is a black Persian cat - I loved this photo for the stark contrast of the fur and the eyes.
And this collage is to show some of the amazing colours and shades and patterns that occur in wild animals - truly beautiful. We artists can only try to produce something this good, while nature does it every day.