Believe it or not, this is a frog. The Namaqua rain frog of South Africa. It inflates its body as a defense against predators, how in the world that would deter anyone is beyond me, since it’s so damn cute! Plus those little squeaks!
This is a video of a massive 7.4 cubic km (~1.75 cubic mile) chunk of ice breaking off the Ilulissat glacier in Greenland. It was captured by James Balog as part of his documentary ‘Chasing Ice’, in an attempt to raise awareness about climate change. I’m not sure how the hell James had the patience to sit around waiting for the thing to start cracking, but my guess it took years of training watching grass grow.
No matter how advanced our cities and technology is, eventually we get tired of all the noise, stress and crowd of the city and want to be in nature. Humans have transformed Earth, but luckily not everything is lost. Beautiful mountains, blue water lakes, magnificent oceans with incredible islands – our planet has many breathtaking places just waiting for you to discover them.
Ever wonder how super wave photographer, Clark Little gets his shots? This awesome clip gives us a glimpse at what it’s like to be the man behind the lens…
The old saying that ‘lightning never strikes the same place twice’ is a myth that any storm observer or researcher has seen nature defy. Lightning can strike any location more than once. In fact, given enough time, it is actually inevitable. It may take as little as less than ten minutes within a single thunderstorm, or longer than a million years – but lightning will eventually strike the same spot again…
The Maldives are known as an unspoilt, paradise island destination for upmarket tourists but the BBC’s Simon Reeve has paid a visit to a part of the Maldives that tourists do not see – a huge island waste dump.
He was accompanied by local conservationist Marie Saleem who explained how the country struggles with waste management.
The Maldives’ government told the BBC they were looking at ways to tackle their waste problem.
Watch the disturbing video after the jump…
This sure looks like a snow-covered road in a small British oceanside town, right? Yeah, it’s not.
No, what you see here is not snow, nor airport fire-extinguishing foam, nor the world’s biggest shaving cream fight. It’s sea foam — lots and lots of sea foam — covering roads and traffic in the British town of Cleveleys.