A real bison never leaves a bison behind. Except when there is a pack of wolves and all a bison can think of doing is running with his eyes closed. Hey Bison, why you gotta be such a jerk?
Only the best for these rad little creatures. The question is…did they ingest THC and get high, or did their rapid metabolism prevent them from feeling any affects?
I can picture it now… “Those hummingbirds need to be captured and put in jail. They are committing a crime and promoting the use of illicit drugs. Shame on them” – The War on Drugs
Credit for all these images goes to photographer Jeff Scheetz. You can check out more photos at his Flickr page here.
A woman floating on a surfboard near Santa Cruz, California almost ended up on the lunch menu for a humpback whale over the weekend. Luckily, Barb Roettger had her camera rolling as two whales burst from the water meters from a surfer and a pair of kayakers.
The whales have been hanging around Santa Cruz, feeding on schools of anchovies, and there has been there reports of close encounters with the whales in the last few months.
Check out the wild footage after the jump…
Pollination: it’s vital to life on Earth, but largely unseen by the human eye.
Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg shows us the intricate world of pollen and pollinators with gorgeous high-speed images from his film “Wings of Life,” inspired by the vanishing of one of nature’s primary pollinators, the honeybee.
Watch this epic video after the jump…
Animal photography is probably the hardest, and sometimes the most dangerous type of photography you can get.
The outcome totally depends on the skills of photographer and the time when the shot is taken.
A photographer who uses good exposure, color and blur settings along with appropriate shutter speed and focusing techniques can produce stunning photographs.
Animal photographers have to be prepared and be ready for the unknown. They need to study action and language of animals to know every move.
Many animal photographers use camouflage in order to hide themselves so the animals act naturally in their habitat.
When shooting in wildness, photographers usually shoot with long telephoto lenses from a distance.
After the jump you will find a massive gallery of beautiful examples of animal photography, photos of wild, tamed and other weird and wonderful creatures…
A 16-foot-long Burmese python was found to have a whole adult deer in its stomach after it was captured and killed in a U.S. national park. The reptile – one of the biggest ever found in South Florida – had recently swallowed a doe the size of a human.
Skip Snow, a python specialist who conducted the autopsy at Everglades National Park, said the animal had a girth of 44ins with the deer inside its stomach. ‘This is clearly an extreme event,’ he told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. ‘It shows you they can eat huge things.’
Real life Indiana Jones, Niall McCann, realises a life’s ambition by catching a giant anaconda. The adventurer, who has rowed the Atlantic and trekked across Greenland’s Polar Ice Cap, pounced on the jungle giant, which weighed around 100kg and had a girth of 27ins.
The 29-year-old biologist from Cardiff was exploring the tropical rainforests of Guyana when he happened across the monster reptile on a bank of the Rewa River.
I was trying to hold its head to the ground and it kept trying to turn its head to bite me – it was wrestle. Its strength was amazing and when a ripple went through its body it shook all of us.”
Watch the video after the jump…
Monsters, ghosts and goblins will all be upon us when the witching hour starts come Halloween. But sometimes spooky, scary and gruesome beasts can be found more readily in nature.
BBC has put together a collection of some of the most spine-tingling flora and fauna for your enjoyment.
My thoughts? Humans are the scary ones, not nature…
A baby dolphin with its umbilical cord still attached was found beached near Montevideo city, Uruguay.
Luckily, a rescue organization got involved and and has been nursing the little guy back to health.
I would have captured a much older and wiser dolphin to hold captive. What valuable information could this baby dolphin know? Live long and prosper little one, for your great grandmother is in my bath tub hooked up to lie detector…
A kayaker added an element of danger to the normally serene pastime of whale watching by paddling directly out into a pod of massive blue whales off the coast of California.
Yes, it was risky, but Rick Coleman got close enough to touch the gigantic sea creatures, which can grow up to 100 feet long and weigh a staggering 150 tons. Fortunately for us, Coleman documented the entire thing on video.
Check out the video after the jump…
You would think life as a penguin would be all sliding around on ice and swimming really fast, but no. As it turns out, their world is similar to ours and no one can be trusted.
For a male penguin to attract a female, they must build a nest out of pebbles. One penguin totally violates the bro code and instead of finding his own pebbles, pulls the robbery and sneaks them while his neighbor isn’t watching.
I’m not even surprised by this. After all, penguins have a long history of crime.
Triton, an 11 years old male lion loves to play football in his enclosure at Johannesburg Zoo, South Africa.
Soccer mad Triton likes soccer so much that he refuses to play with seven females he shares his enclosure with.
He was born at the zoo has become a tourist attraction. Watch this amazing animal video where Triton shows off his skills…
Members of a golf club in Australia have something more to worry about than just their swing – playing on what’s thought to be the world’s first shark-infested course. Water hazards are a challenge for anyone who plays golf, but on the 14th tee at the Carbrook Golf Club in Brisbane there is another reason to be concerned.
Half a dozen man-eating bullsharks live in the lake in the centre of the course where their fins poking through the water have become a regular sight. The sharks got onto the Queensland golf course when it flooded and the river broke its banks.
The sharks, which are between 8 and 10ft long, have proved quite a hit at corporate events and their fins have even been spotted during wedding ceremonies held on the course. Local children once jumped in the lake to retrieve lost golf balls for extra pocket money – but it is something they have not done for a while…
Frank and Louie the cat, was born with two faces, two mouths, three eyes, and lots of doubts about his future.
Twelve years after Marty Stevens rescued him from being put down because of his condition, the exotic blue-eyed rag doll cat is not only thriving but has made it into the 2012 Guinness Book of World Records.
He’s the longest surviving member of a group known as Janus cats, named for the Roman god of transitions, who has two faces.
Some lucky visitors to Yosemite National Park were treated to quite the show: Two ridiculously cute bear cubs wrestling with each other in the middle of the road.
Not all bear interactions are this enjoyable, and a number of people have recently been attacked by bears, raising questions over whether humans should be intruding on bear habitats.
Sharks and seals are top of their respective food chains but there is no contest when the fish stalks the mammal.
Great white sharks typically feed on fish, dolphins, porpoises and dead whales. They also love the taste of seal – but it’s a treat that is hard to come by.
Seals have brilliantly adapted to the water since their bear-like ancestors took to the seas more than 20 million years ago. This however is no match for a hungry great white as you will soon realize when watching the video after the jump!