Yet, in stark contrast to their reputation, some sharks are gentle giants that harmlessly filter vast quantities of plankton. Others have highly developed senses that allow them to detect prey from tiny signals sent from miles away. No matter what you think of them, they are one of the greatest and most stunning animals on planet earth.
This is the astonishing moment an enormous humpback whale nearly crashed straight into a diver. Patrick Dykstra, an American wildlife photographer currently based in Dubai, was filming his underwater excursion in the Norwegian ocean when he saw the 35,000lb beast swimming directly towards him. Letting out an audible gasp, he carried on filming as the whale swerved to avoid him just seconds before they would have collided.
This polar bear wasn’t patting that dog, he was tenderising the meat. Remember this heartwarming video from a few days ago showing a dog as it was being petted by a giant polar bear? In a twist that comes as a surprise to no one, a polar bear had to be immobilised last week after it killed and ate a dog from the same sled pack.
“Never thought I’d call a dog my best friend, but over the past 2 years, that’s what Bentley has become. My little 40lb adventure buddy. Checkout his big helicopter adventure in the mountains of Beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Bentley is a 4 year old, English Bulldog who loves beaches, car rides and flying in helicopters.” – @bradleyfriesen.
After a day out free diving, Max Mironov decided to do some exploring in his kayak. The only thing is, the sharks didn’t want to part ways. Here you can see Max dealing with his new friends as they become aggressive towards him, resulting in a few slaps from a paddle.
Last night, the U.K. was gripped by the most intense face-off between a racer snake and a baby iguana the world has ever seen, thanks to Planet Earth II. A small, unassuming iguana – just recently hatched and new to the world, full of optimism and light and with a spring in its step – was set upon by dozens of racer snakes. It was like relentless, apocalyptic nightmare. What kind of a life is that? Is it fair that some baby iguanas are born into this world, just to suffer an unimaginable agony on its first day tiptoeing out into the open? Is it? IS IT?