Animals as you know like every other living being, do age. While aging is something that affects all beings, it is our reaction to it that is totally different. We as humans tend to fight aging every step of the way. In fact, some humans go so far as to actually surgically and medically try to reverse the effects of aging. This is actually something that is rather sad, as aging is inevitable and no matter what you do to fight it, there is no going back. Even if you are able to stave off some of the effects of aging using some technique or the other, your age will show.
That is why one should look at these beautiful pictures of old aged animals and learn about the art of aging with grace and letting nature take its course. Animals, with their innate dignity and very natural approach to life tend to leave behind a legacy that we humans should look at, learn and emulate in our own lives.
With animals there is no question of sitting around worrying about age lines and wrinkles; they simply take age and the effects of advanced aging as part of life and live their lives. It is not as if animals are not affected by age and it is not as if their abilities to do things come down due to aging. However, in spite of all these animals stay true to their basic nature. That is a dog that is aging will still retain its loyalty to the person who takes care of him or her.
A lion as it ages will still take care of its pride and command the lionesses in his pride to hunt for him and when he is too old to do that he will sit around with grace and not fight the aging process. The same way when horses grow old they too slow down and accept the effects that aging has had on their abilities. As a matter of fact, each animal and bird species will show you how aging needs to handled only if you care to study the way they handle it.
An animal that is aging has its own kind of beauty; one that is not pretty but graceful nevertheless. Their acceptance of their aging and thereby change in their life will show in their eyes. Yes, the eyes of an animal tend to show a lot of emotion when you look closely at them. In fact, in animals of above average intelligence like the elephant, there is an almost human kind of emotions that show in their eyes.
It is due to the reasons and reasoning given above that we appeal to you to look at the beautiful pictures of animals in their old age. You will see a special kind of beauty in these pictures, which can never be called something as mild as pretty. They are beautiful because in a way these pictures are a chronicle of the life that the animal has lived and survived.
What is more, our looking at these pictures and taking the time out to appreciate them is our way of honoring these lovely creatures. As you know, animals and birds in the wild have to really fight for survival and the fact that we get to see a picture of animals and birds in their old age is a testimony to their having survived for such a long time. There is dignity, grace, acceptance and even wisdom that comes across in these beautiful pictures of aging animals.