Jacques-Yves Cousteau was born in the village of Saint-André-de-Cubzac, in southwestern France, on June 11 1910. The younger of two sons born to Daniel and Elizabeth Cousteau, he suffered from stomach problems and anemia as a young child. At age 4, Cousteau learned to swim and started a lifelong fascination with water. As he entered adolescence, he showed a strong curiosity for mechanical objects and upon purchasing a movie camera, he took it apart to understand how it operated.
Ashikaga Flower Park in Japan’s Tochigi prefecture, is the host of the annual festival, and boasts over 350 wisteria trees that fill the park with dazzling colours year after year. Here you can see some pictures of the event.
The finnish artist Jonna Lamminaho creates some beautiful animal paintings to remind everybody to preserve the nature.