Category: LISTS

Jan 27, 2011

25 Magnificent Pictures of LIONS

25 Magnificent Pictures of LIONS

Photograph by Natalie Manuel The mighty lion is the second largest cat in the world (tigers are the biggest), with some males weighing more than 550 lbs (250kg)! Residing in both Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, these magnificent creatures are a sight to behold. With no natural predators, these big cats rule the land they roam.…

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Jan 18, 2011

Astonishing Underwater Sculptures by Jason deCaires Taylor [30 pics]

Astonishing Underwater Sculptures by Jason deCaires Taylor [30 pics]

Jason deCaires Taylor’s underwater sculptures create a unique, absorbing and expansive visual seascape. Highlighting natural ecological processes, Taylor’s interventions explore the intricate relationships that exist between art and environment. His works become artificial reefs, attracting marine life, while offering the viewer privileged temporal encounters, as the shifting sand of the ocean floor, and the works…

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Dec 13, 2010

Top 10 Facts of the World’s Largest Land Animal [20 pics]

Top 10 Facts of the World’s Largest Land Animal [20 pics]

Photograph by Nick Brandt 1. Did you know there are only three species of elephant living today? They are: the African bush elephant, the African forest elephant and the Asian elephant (also known as the Indian elephant). All other species are extinct. Photograph by Nick Brandt 2. Elephants are the world’s largest land animals now…

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Nov 29, 2010

Nature’s Fury: 30 Chilling Photos of Natural Hazards

Nature’s Fury: 30 Chilling Photos of Natural Hazards

Supercell Thunderstorm in Montana – Photograph by Sean Heavey From violent volcanoes to horrifying hurricanes, Mother Nature’s fury is a sight to behold. With so much human conflict and suffering, we often underestimate the awesome and destructive power of nature. While the science behind these events is utterly fascinating, the consequences can be dire and…

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Nov 2, 2010

25 Hilarious Halloween Costumes

25 Hilarious Halloween Costumes

Like every Halloween before it, this year saw no shortage of hilarious and creative costumes. Some were meticulously crafted, others were delightfully simple. A quick search on Reddit for ‘costume’ revealed thousands of submissions all clamoring for the coveted Internet seal of approval. Below are 25 hilarious entries that caught the Sifter’s eye,…

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Oct 7, 2010

25 Stunning Photographs of Birds in Flight

25 Stunning Photographs of Birds in Flight

Photograph by Sidney Bovy The beauty of flight is best portrayed by our feathered friends. Try as we may with our expensive jets and giant airliners, there is no comparison to the grace and effortless movement of the bird. These twenty-five beautiful photographs from 1x.com (an incredible photography site that I highly recommend) are…

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Sep 21, 2010

15 Spectacular Skylines Around the World

15 Spectacular Skylines Around the World

1. Toronto, Canada Photograph by Rob Smith Photography A defining characteristic of any major city centre, skylines offer a glimpse into the development of a city’s core, typically dotted (or completely dominated) by tall buildings and signature landmarks. Akin to a fingerprint, each skyline is unique; an artificial horizon cast in front of the skies…

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