Tag: facts

May 30, 2011

25 Remarkable Photographs of Gorillas

25 Remarkable Photographs of Gorillas

Photograph by NATALIE MANUEL Gorillas are the world’s largest primates and the closest living relatives to humans next to the chimpanzee. They are magnificent creatures with above average intelligence. Their facial expressions can be hauntingly human-like and unfortunately they are an endangered species. Below you will find a collection of 25 remarkable photographs with…

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Apr 14, 2011

The Mighty Tiger: 15 Facts and 25 Stunning Photos

The Mighty Tiger: 15 Facts and 25 Stunning Photos

Photograph by TODD RYBURN Beautiful, deadly and endangered. The tiger is all of these. Below you will find 15 fascinating facts and 25 incredible photographs of this magnificent animal. 2. Photograph by MILA ZINKOVA 3. Photograph by MIKE SEAMONS The tiger is the largest of the four “big cats” (lions, jaguars,…

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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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Sep 9, 2010

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Cougars [15 pics]

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Cougars [15 pics]

Photograph by Art G. No not those cougars. Actual cougars. Badass ones that can jump almost 20 feet high and pounce on unsuspecting prey 20-40 feet away. Imagine an animal almost 10 feet long crossing your path! Below you will learn 10 things you never knew about cougars. ME-WOW! :P Photograph by Richard Landry 1.…

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Aug 12, 2010

10 Awesome Facts About Owls [15 pics]

10 Awesome Facts About Owls [15 pics]

Photograph by René Pedersen Owls are awesome. It’s an undeniable fact. They are expressive, they are diverse and they are stealthy. Oh, and their heads are on a swivel. Below you will find 10 interesting facts and a collection of photographs that capture these beautiful creatures. Enjoy! Photograph by John Booth Owls belong to the…

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May 6, 2010

Bell-Mouth Spillways: How Giant Holes in the Water are Possible

Bell-Mouth Spillways: How Giant Holes in the Water are Possible

At first glance you might mistake a bell-mouth spillway for a watery vortex into another dimension. What can only be described as a giant hole in the water is actually a method for controlling the release of flows from a dam or levee into a downstream area. These spillways help prevent floods from ‘dam’-aging…

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Mar 29, 2010

The Giant Isopod

The Giant Isopod

The Giant Isopod. Scientists call it Bathynomus Giganteus. Thought to be abundant in the cold murky depths of the Atlantic Ocean, it is the largest known Isopod in the world. Let’s take a closer look at the giant isopod Photograph by Daniel Stoker French zoologist Alphonse Milne-Edwards was the first…

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