A tiger shark was filmed eating a cow in the middle of the Indian Ocean in this underwater footage. The predator was captured taking lumps out of the dead animal off the coast of the French island of Mayotte. The men filmed the bizarre scenario from on top of a boat and kept their distance until the shark swam away. It is not clear how the horned zebu cow came to being in the water but it’s thought it was on a makeshift vessel 500 metres from shore when it fell off.
A man in China took footage of this giant mysterious flying creature that was spotted near the border of Laos. Many theories have emerged with some claiming the creature is a real dragon that was caught on tape and others saying it provides evidence that pterodactyls still exist. First up. Stop f**ken calling it a ‘Dre-Gun’. And secondly, this is a real dragon. No need to look into it any further. Case closed.
Meet Dan Hoey, the owner and operator of Salty Dog Charters in Port Fairy, Victoria. On one of his charters, Hoey realised that an extremely large shark had started to circle the boat. It was even trying to take some chomps into the boat, he said: “This big beast turned up and wouldn’t leave us alone. It nearly took a chunk out of my Yamaha motors, leaving a few small dents and scratches.” So, he did what any absolute maniac would do – he shoved it away with a garden broom.
A decade ago, the landmark television series Planet Earth redefined natural history filmmaking, giving us the ultimate portrait of life on Earth. Planet Earth II, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, will reveal our planet from a completely new perspective, using significant advances in both filming technology and our understanding of the natural world. And if you are not excited enough already it features an original score by legendary composer Hans Zimmer.
This is the terrifying moment a diver found himself trapped inside a tiny cage with a ferocious great white shark – and somehow emerged unscathed. The unbelievable footage, believed to have been filmed somewhere off the coast of Mexico, captures the moment a shark-watching expedition went horribly wrong and almost ended with a diver being torn to shreds!
Footage captured by a snorkeler off the coast of Tonga shows just what it’s like to be swimming among the ocean’s biggest creatures. Beau Pilgrim was on a snorkelling tour when a gigantic humpback whale appeared, displaying a full breach and crashing back towards the ocean surface with a titanic splash. Photo via: Nicola Lemmon.
If I didn’t know any better, I’d swear they were doing it on purpose. Those are some very stupid birds. Those pigeons are in pigeon heaven now with all the grain they could eat for a lifetime. You know how some people go vegetarians after seeing tortured farm animals? This footage makes me want to go gluten-free.
Not all documentaries are engaging enough to make learning fun, but BBC’s Planet Earth saga were so gorgeous that learning about the different environments and animals of the world was breathtaking. Sadly, the episodes were so time-consuming and complicated to produce that the BBC never made it past eleven. Now, there’s some very good news on the Planet Earth front: a follow-up series called Planet Earth II is here.
Big game hunting is big business in South Africa. But, so far, the country is rejecting efforts to ban the controversial practice of “canned lion” hunting. These kings of the jungle are bred in captivity to be shot. Those who support canned hunts say hunting a lion raised in captivity takes the pressure off dwindling lion numbers in the wild. CBS News called close to 60 lion farms for a comment, but none would agree to an interview.