Monochrome Madness 3:24

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For Monochrome Madness, a weekly gallery of black and white images hosted by Leanne Cole.

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Monochrome Madness: High

Monochrome Madness, a weekly gallery of black and white images hosted by Australian photographer Leanne Cole. This months theme is High.

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This is part of the very unusual “Bling Bling” building. Found on the cusp of Liverpool’s Ropewalk district and the Liverpool One development, it was commissioned by hairdresser Herbert Howe to be an emporium dedicated to the hairdressing industry. Its quite an impressive building, with projections coming out the sides looking like elaborate gold picture frames. One of these is in the picture above, you can walk in them, but to me it looks a little scary, I mean how does it stay there?

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Monochrome Madness 3-10

Monochrome Madness, a weekly gallery of black and white images hosted by Australian photographer Leanne Cole.

Amur Leopard

The graceful, “Critically endangered”¬† Amur Leopard.¬†Threatened by loss of habitat, poaching and (due to the very small wild population) inbreeding, less than 50¬†adults still¬†remain¬†in the wild today. ¬†This is one of the (approx) 200¬†Amur leopards living in captivity worldwide. ¬†Although I have very mixed feelings seeing these beautiful animals caged, the involvement of zoos would seem essential to the survival of the Amur Leopard. They ¬†provide financial support,¬†raise public awareness and ¬†maintain a carefully managed “genetic reservoir” for reintroduction programmes.

For more black and white images or if you want to know how to join in, visit the Monochrome Madness gallery.