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Freshly shorn alpacas are pictured on a meadow in the village of Winklarn near Regensburg April 22, 2013. The alpacas are always shorn in spring, to make the animals more comfortable for the summer months and to collect the expensive and well known alpaca wool. (Photo by Michaela Rehle/Reuters)

Freshly shorn alpacas are pictured on a meadow in the village of Winklarn near Regensburg April 22, 2013. The alpacas are always shorn in spring, to make the animals more comfortable for the summer months and to collect the expensive and well known alpaca wool. (Photo by Michaela Rehle/Reuters)
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23 Apr 2013 07:30:00
Shepherd Ben Blackmore stands with his flock of Exmoor Horn sheep in Savile Row, London, Britain October 5, 2015. (Photo by Peter Nicholls/Reuters)

Shepherd Ben Blackmore stands with his flock of Exmoor Horn sheep in Savile Row, London, Britain October 5, 2015. The Campaign for Wool marked the beginning of Britain's national Wool Week on Monday, on one of London's most renowned streets. (Photo by Peter Nicholls/Reuters)
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08 Oct 2015 08:03:00
Alpacas peek out of their box in Kielnarowa, Poland, June 11, 2014. A total of 35 female and 3 male alpacas were imported from Chile by the Rzeszow University of Information Technology and Management Center Zoo to be used for the therapy of children. Alpacas also provide one of the most expensive wools. (Photo by Darek Demanowicz/EPA)

Alpacas peek out of their box in Kielnarowa, Poland, June 11, 2014. A total of 35 female and 3 male alpacas were imported from Chile by the Rzeszow University of Information Technology and Management Center Zoo to be used for the therapy of children. Alpacas also provide one of the most expensive wools. (Photo by Darek Demanowicz/EPA)
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14 Jun 2014 12:13:00
Alpacas of Lisa Vella-Gatt (not pictured) graze at her farm near Benfeita, Portugal May 11, 2015. (Photo by Rafael Marchante/Reuters)

Alpacas of Lisa Vella-Gatt (not pictured) graze at her farm near Benfeita, Portugal May 11, 2015. Lisa came to Portugal from England in 2009 to set up Monte Frio Alpacas, a project where she breeds alpacas, which produce wool. Lisa's 14 alpacas produce about 50 kilos (110 pounds) of wool annually. (Photo by Rafael Marchante/Reuters)
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20 May 2015 08:33:00
A photographer has discovered a spectacular way of keeping warm during winter – using fire to heat up icy locations. Sam Scholes uses long-exposures to capture the movement of fire in front of ice-covered backdrops. After lighting steel wool his friend Scott Stringham swings the flaming object in order to make swirling patterns. (Photo by Sam Scholes/Caters News)

A photographer has discovered a spectacular way of keeping warm during winter – using fire to heat up icy locations. Sam Scholes uses long-exposures to capture the movement of fire in front of ice-covered backdrops. After lighting steel wool his friend Scott Stringham swings the flaming object in order to make swirling patterns. The result of this technique – captured at Midway Ice Castles in Utah is a vibrant image with the warm light dancing across the cold scenes. (Photo by Sam Scholes/Caters News)
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16 Jan 2015 13:13:00
In this photo provided by the RSPCA/Australian Capital Territory, an overgrown sheep found in Australian scrubland is prepared to be shorn in Canberra, Australia, Thursday, September 3, 2015. The wild, castrated merino ram named Chris, yielded 40 kilograms (89 pounds) of wool – the equivalent of 30 sweaters – and sheded almost half his body weight. (Photo by RSPCA ACTvia AP Photo)

In this photo provided by the RSPCA/Australian Capital Territory, an overgrown sheep found in Australian scrubland is prepared to be shorn in Canberra, Australia, Thursday, September 3, 2015. The wild, castrated merino ram named Chris, yielded 40 kilograms (89 pounds) of wool – the equivalent of 30 sweaters – and sheded almost half his body weight. (Photo by RSPCA ACTvia AP Photo)
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04 Sep 2015 13:50:00
Handmade Carpets By Faig Ahmed

Through handmade craftmanship, multimedia artist Faig Ahmed creatively explores the ornate patterns and traditional designs of Azerbaijan carpets. He draws upon the culture and artistic traditions of the country in order to produce his unique and contemporary sculptures. By directly manipulating the wool, Ahmed transforms iconic carpet designs into modern creations.
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17 Apr 2014 13:53:00
Shetland Ponies In Sweaters

Shetland ponies wearing cardigan sweaters are the official ambassadors of Visit Scotland tourism campaign. Photographer Rob McDougall captured two cute ponies named Fivla and Vitamin dressed in traditional Fair Isle Scottish cardigans to celebrate the Year of Natural Scotland.Their onesies were made out of Shetland wool by a local knitter Doreen Brown. The ponies live at the Thordale Shetland Stud Centre.
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14 Jan 2014 12:44:00