Category: ANIMALS

Mar 4, 2015

The Internet is Having a Field Day with the Bird Riding Weasel

The Internet is Having a Field Day with the Bird Riding Weasel

Earlier this week, Martin Le-May’s photo of a weasel riding a woodpecker went viral. The photo has been seen millions of times around the world since. Whenever an image like this—that is so unusual and hard to believe—spreads, the reaction images and photoshops are not far behind. BuzzFeed put together a great compilation of…

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Mar 4, 2015

The 12th Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest Finalists

The 12th Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest Finalists

The finalists of the 12th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest have just been announced. Selected from over 26,500 entries, these photos were submitted by photographers from 93 different countries. Smithsonian’s photo editors selected ten finalists per category—Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, Altered Images and Mobile—and it is up to you to determine the Readers’ Choice…

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Mar 3, 2015

Photographer Captures Woodpecker Showing Weasel the World

Photographer Captures Woodpecker Showing Weasel the World

Photograph by Martin Le-May (@KingYamel on Twitter) Aladdin jokes aside, what you are actually witnessing is a remarkable battle for survival as a Green woodpecker attempts to escape the predatory clutches of a weasel. The incredible photo was caught on camera by amateur bird watcher and photographer Martin Le-May who spotted the event in…

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Feb 26, 2015

Fisherman Catches and Releases Record Breaking 280-pound Catfish

Fisherman Catches and Releases Record Breaking 280-pound Catfish

Fisherman Dino Ferrari caught and released a Wels Catfish weighing 280-pounds (127 kg) and measuring 8 ft 9 in. (2.67 m) in length. The 280-pound behemoth is believed to be the largest catfish ever caught with a rod and reel. Ferrari caught the fish on 19 February 2015 in the Po Delta, an area…

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Feb 23, 2015

Amazing Underwater Timelapse Shows the Otherworldly Nature of Sea Life

Amazing Underwater Timelapse Shows the Otherworldly Nature of Sea Life

“…meanwhile…” is a short film created during the “Porgrave” shooting, the latest film by Sandro Bocci, that will be released in late 2015. Bocci adds: “…Meanwhile…” shows the world of marine animals like corals and starfish at high magnification and during long time span through the timelapse. The music almost alien and disturbing has…

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Feb 19, 2015

Meet Patrick, the World’s Oldest and Largest Living Wombat

Meet Patrick, the World’s Oldest and Largest Living Wombat

At 84 pounds (38 kg) and 29 years of age, Patrick is the world’s oldest and largest known living common Wombat (Vombatus ursinus). This is his story. Photograph by Ballarat Wildlife Park Patrick has lived nearly his entire life at the Ballarat Wildlife Park in Victoria, Australia. He was hand-raised by…

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Feb 15, 2015

Watercolor Cats by Endre Penovac

Watercolor Cats by Endre Penovac

In an ongoing series of watercolor paintings, Serbian artist Endre Penovác captures the mystique of black cats. Born in 1956 in the small Serbian village of Tornjoš, the artist, who now calls Bačka Topola his home has been exhibiting his work since 1981. You can find much more of Penovác’s artwork on his website…

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