'Lafite 2015' specially commissoned sculpture at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire. The installations were created from over 1,000 Chateau Lfite Rothschild wine bottles metallized and thermo lacquered by artist Joana Vasconcelos of Portugal
This pair of breeding swans have learned how to improvise after deciding to build their nest in the middle of a busy docks area next to fishing vessels and tugs.They have created a home for their five soon-to-hatch eggs from a random collection of coiled chain and discarded rope, empty plastic bags, crisp packets, insulation and a long-abandoned milk carton.Amongst the bizarre collection of debris that makes up the nest, which is in the The Camber at Portsmouth, a computer mouse.Bill Thomas, who walks his dog near the nest site, said their antics had intrigued dock workers and passers-by."Swans have a habit of choosing odd places to build their nests but this one is right next to a busy working area. Not that they seem to mind."They found the rope and placed it over the chain and then added the rest from bits and pieces washed up by the tide. They don't seem to care when people stop and stare and once the eggs hatch the chicks will be right next to the water."
Lego Master Builder Chris Steininger is seen posing next to the world's largest Lego model of the Millennium Falcon at the Southland Centre in Melbourne. <br />Chris and his fellow lego master Dan, who just happens to be his father, used 250,000 individual blocks to create the replica of the famous Star Wars spaceship. <br />The finished model is 6-foot-wide and 9-foot-high and took them two days to put together.
<p>This garden feeder certainly seems to have the vote of approval from squirrels!The rodents have been going nuts for Nigel Farage's head - because the back is covered in peanut butter and sunflower seeds.Pensioner Peggy Baker made the unique garden treat using a photo of the UKIP leader taken by her son."I've been getting rather fed up with all the politicians droning on every time I turn on the television," said Mrs Baker, 89, at her home near Hythe, Hampshire."So I decided to have some fun".Mrs Baker stuck the photo onto thick cardboard, carefully cut it out and suspended it from a tree branch in her back garden using cotton threads."Then I spread the back of it with peanut butter, and added hundreds of sunflower seeds," she said."The mixture seems to be irresistible to the squirrel visiting my garden, and it wasn't long before he started tucking in.<br /><br /><br /></p>
Ozzie the goose has a new spring in his step after being fitted with a 3D printed prosthetic leg
<p>A dazzling election projection has lit up a Scottish monument.Some have called this election dull, but in Edinburgh it has literally brightened things up, thanks to an ambitious art installation.Using the latest projection mapping techniques, event company mclcreate has projected striking light displays onto Scotland's National Monument on Calton Hill.The company is more used to running business events, but managing director Tim Spencer explains: "The general election is quite possibly the greatest event of all, and we wanted to mark it in a new way that would engage the public.</p>
100-year-old giant tortoise 'Little John' is seen enjoying a birthday treat of having his shell oiled.
Keeper Kristie Lawrence gave Little John's shell a good rubdown with oil to stop it from getting dry and to get rid of any cracks.
Much to his enjoyment, she also gave the 200kg tortoise a nice scratch under the neck, with an overjoyed Little John reacting to a pat in much the same way as a dog does to a tummy rub.
Despite his seemingly advanced age Little John actually isn't an old timer as he could easily live a further 100 years. Kristie comments: "He's got a few more birthdays to go - in captivity giant tortoises can live to 200". She adds: "He's just a beautiful, gentle giant".
To celebrate the arrival of the new addition to the Royal Family, the Royal Mint is to gift 2,015 babies born on the same day with a special Lucky Silver Penny struck with the year of their birth.It is a fitting gesture to welcome the eagerly anticipated future Princess and also in keeping with an age-old tradition to mark a new birth with a gift of silver for good luck.A present of silver to mark the arrival of a new baby is now generally considered to be a symbolic keepsake rather than a practical gift. However, throughout history, crossing the palm of a new born baby with silver, or offering them a silver penny, was also seen as a way to wish them wealth and good health throughout their life
This fascinating image shows unusual rectangle patterns off the coast of South Korea. The dark patterns are fields of crops at offshore seaweed farms.Along the south coast of South Korea, seaweed is often grown on ropes, which are held near the surface with buoys. This technique ensures that the seaweed stays close enough to the surface to get enough light during high tide but doesn't scrape against the bottom during low tide.Shared yesterday (30 April) by NASA Goddard, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 acquired this image of seaweed cultivation in the shallow waters around Sisan Island on January 31, 2014. Home to a thriving aquaculture industry, the south coast of South Korea produces about 90 percent of the country's seaweed crop. The waters around Sisan are not the only place where aquaculture is common. The large image shows how ubiquitous seaweed aquaculture is along the coast in Jeollanam-do, the southernmost province on the Korean peninsula