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Tiger Shark Nearly Bites Off Scuba-Cameraman’s Leg

Tiger Shark Nearly Bites Off Scuba-Cameraman’s Leg

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This 20 day old video just went viral, accumulating over 600,000 views this week after being featured on GrindTV. Nature shows are chock-full of underwater footage, and there is always a special focus on sharks. All that shark footage has to come from somewhere, and to get a good shot divers must literally dive into the shark’s lair and press record. But this scuba-cameraman got a little to close for comfort with a very nice sized Tiger Shark who almost bit off his leg. Now you can appreciate the next Shark Week that much more.     Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2012/03/24/tiger-shark-nearly-bites-off-scuba-cameramans-leg/
These Bugs Will Haunt Your Nightmares…They’re So Well Camouflaged, It’s Scary

These Bugs Will Haunt Your Nightmares…They’re So Well Camouflaged, It’s Scary

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In the world of insects, you could make an argument for the praying mantis being the most majestic, even though it's a ruthlessly efficient hunter. These bugs make quick work of taking down anything that gets in their way, yet still have a certain beauty about them that's hard to find in other insects. But just when you thought that the praying mantis couldn't get more majestic (or creepy), here comes the orchid mantis. The orchid mantis (pictured below) is a species native to Southeast Asia. It has evolved to look like an orchid flower, as you might've guessed. YouTube / precarious333 If you were quickly looking at one of these guys in their natural environment, you would never susp...
Amazing Footage Reveals How Falcons Catch Prey

Amazing Footage Reveals How Falcons Catch Prey

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This video by The Company of Biologists has gone viral over the weekend with over 1.4 million hits!  Scientist Suzanne Amador Kane has discovered that falcons keep their prey locked in the same place on their retinas by attaching cameras onto hunting falcons. Read the report here.   Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/01/19/amazing-footage-reveals-how-falcons-catch-prey/
Woman Free Dives With Great White Shark

Woman Free Dives With Great White Shark

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Variables Production is outdoor clothing line Patagonia’s new adventure YouTube channel. Their debut video has already gone viral. Spear fisher and Patagonia ambassador Kimi Werner stars in the video as she free Dives in the Pacific Ocean looking for fish.  On one dive, she encountered the biggest Great White shark she had ever seen. Instead of fleeing, she swam towards the great beast, until the two were swimming together.   “I know she could have eaten me at any second she wanted to, but in this moment we are just two animals, two predators swimming together.”   Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2013/05/09/woman-free-dives-with-great-white-shark/
I Quit My Job To Go On Adventures With My Husky

I Quit My Job To Go On Adventures With My Husky

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I quit my normal day job and started my own business. I’m more flexible now, so I go camping all over Norway with my amazing husky. We can follow our dream and go cross-country skiing over most of the national parks in Norway. I also photograph other dogs we meet on the road and share pictures on Instagram. The guy behind the camera Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/akiak-the-adventure-dog/
25 Awesome Facts About Ants You Probably Didn’t Know

25 Awesome Facts About Ants You Probably Didn’t Know

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You probably know that ants can lift and carry objects many times heavier than they are themselves or cooperate effectively within their colonies but in fact, there are many more astounding curiosities about these little tiny creatures. From being the smartest insect in the world to having the ability to enslave other ants, these are 25 awesome facts about ants you probably didn't know. 25. Ants evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the mid-Cretaceous period between 110 and 130 million years ago. It means they are as old as dinosaurs but unlike them, ants managed to survive. cosmosmagazine.com 24. Ant colonies range in size. While some colonies consist of just a few dozens of individuals, others can be formed from millions of ants. prophecyinthemaking.blogspot.com 23. ...
Soulful Photographs Of Zoo Animals By Manuela Kulpa

Soulful Photographs Of Zoo Animals By Manuela Kulpa

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German photographer Manuela Kulpa creates hauntingly beautiful artworks with endangered species from photographs taken at zoos and wildlife parks. With each stunningly beautiful image the viewer may feel as though they are peering into the soul of the subject. Manuela says, “my photos are currently the most effective means for me to make it clear how important the environment is – every, even the smallest contribution can ensure the survival of our fantastic fellow creatures and our environment.“ The processing of her images is very individual and is not subject to a constant workflow. The artist allows herself time in processing each image, be it several days, weeks or even months. More info: www.erblicken.com | Facebook | 500px “You must bring a lot of patience ...
These Two Kittens Were Left To Die, But Now Go On Epic Adventures With Us

These Two Kittens Were Left To Die, But Now Go On Epic Adventures With Us

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Bolt and Keel were found abandoned in a bush behind the garbage bin of a local park. The plan was to take them to the local shelter, but it wasn’t open after work. The next day their humans left on a two day canoeing, hiking, and camping trip and didn’t know what to do with the kittens, so of course decided to bring them on the adventure too! The kittens quickly won their way into their human’s hearts. Ever since, the brothers Bolt and Keel have embraced hiking, kayaking, sailing, and are always looking for new adventures. A few months ago, we found a pair of kittens abandoned in a bush behind the garbage bin We wanted to take them to the local shelter, but it wasn’t open after work The next day we planned to go hiking and we did not find anyone who could watch th...
Photographer Turns Real Mushrooms Into Glowing Fantasy Lands

Photographer Turns Real Mushrooms Into Glowing Fantasy Lands

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Who says that fantasy worlds are just for the realms of fiction? Photographer and outdoor sports enthusiast Martin Pfister has found a creative way to shoot these elegant and strange fungi – he illuminates them from behind with tiny LED bulbs to give them an ethereal,  magical glow! Pfister’s photos, most of which he captures using a Canon EOS 6D, have a subtle fantastic quality. These worlds belong to movies like Avatar… yet they are right here in real life as well. More info: 500px Read more: http://sharepowered.com/photographer-turns-real-mushrooms-into-glowing-fantasy-lands/
Incredible Underwater Dolphin Birth Caught On Camera

Incredible Underwater Dolphin Birth Caught On Camera

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Dolphin Quest Hawaii published this magical video last week, and now it stands with over 325,000 views. Keo, the 12-year-old dolphin at the dolphin focused water park, finally gave birth to a healthy baby girl, her first calf. The entire underwater birth was caught on camera by trainers in the water to keep Keo company and be on hand in case of an emergency.  Thankfully, the story ended well, and is featured on GrindTV, HuffPost, DigitalJournal, and NYDailyNews.   Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2012/09/25/incredible-underwater-dolphin-birth-caught-on-camera/
27 Animals Celebrating Earth Day

27 Animals Celebrating Earth Day

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No better way than relaxin’ in the great outdoors. 1. “Just gonna take a snooze on some earth to show some appreciation, ya know?” View this image › imgur.com 2. “I’m a little nervous but I feel like it’s important to experience nature today.” View this image › imgur.com 3. “I got this flower for you, okay? I’m just a little shy.” View this image › imgur.com 4. “SNOOOOOOZIN’!” View this image › imgur.com 5. “I hate the outdoors but I love the earth.” View this image › imgur.com 6. “THIS IS MY ACTUAL HAPPY PLACE I AM SO HAPPY I AM DOG.” View this image › imgur.com 7. “For me??” View this im...
Bald Eagle Eggs Hatching

Bald Eagle Eggs Hatching

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An American Bald Eagle couple from Decorah, Iowa are now the proud parents of three eagle chicks. Little do they know they were spied on the entire time. A webcam caught the entire hatching of the chicks. Now millions of people have seen the footage.        Here’s the second egg hatching.   As seen on GrindTVRead more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2011/04/06/bald-eagle-eggs-hatching/
These DIY Hacks Will Make Camping A Lot Easier And More Enjoyable.

These DIY Hacks Will Make Camping A Lot Easier And More Enjoyable.

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There’s no better time than now to go camping. The summer is beginning to wind down and a few nights sleeping on the ground in your hot tent should be all the convincing you need to stay indoors for the next 6 or 7 months. Don’t get me wrong, camping can be fun, but there’s a reason why we’re not getting our toilet paper from an old coffee can in our everyday lives. Use these camping hacks and hopefully you’ll be able to focus on the best parts of camping, like how wonderful nature is and not how badly you want to go to a hotel. Hopefully. Check them out! 1.) Can Charcoal Stove diyncrafts 2.) Doritos Kindling macbrosplaces 3.) Be...
A Whimsical Photographer Finds Magic in the Tiniest Places. So Beautiful.

A Whimsical Photographer Finds Magic in the Tiniest Places. So Beautiful.

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Vyacheslav Mishchenko, who goes by Slava, really likes mushrooms. After photography, which is his main passion and one inherited from his father, he counts mushrooms as some of his favorite things, and describes himself as an "avid mushroom hunter." Naturally, he decided to combine hs two favorite things in the world and the results are incredible. Using macro photography, Mishchenko captures their miniature, magical world, documenting their often overlooked existence as well as that of their fellow forest dwellers: ladybugs, frogs, dragonflies and especially snails.  Snails also feature regularly in Mishchenko's work, and, like mush...
12 Autumn Moments We Couldn’t Be More Excited About

12 Autumn Moments We Couldn’t Be More Excited About

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Presented byJack Link's A new season is upon us, and it has left us wondering: Is there any season better than fall? We can say for sure that there’s a whole lot working in its favor. That first moment when you taste something pumpkin-flavored and resign yourself to life being this way for another few months.That feeling of watching happy children dive into piles of leaves and realizing you can never again be one of them.That day in autumn when you finally pack up your sundresses, sandals, sunscreen, swimsuit, and sense of freedom.That feeling when your yearly case of hay fever comes back. That feeling when you think of the PERFECT Halloween costume that wo
How Wolves Changed an Entire Ecosystem

How Wolves Changed an Entire Ecosystem

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When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, one of the most remarkable trophic cascades occurred. Trophic cascades occur when predators in a food web suppress the abundance and/or alter traits (e.g., behavior) of their prey, thereby releasing the next lower trophic level from predation (or herbivory if the intermediate trophic level is a herbivore). For example, if the abundance of large piscivorous fish is increased in a lake, the abundance of their prey, zooplanktivorous fish, should decrease, large zooplankton abundance should increase, and phytoplankton biomass should decrease. This theory has stimulated new research in many areas of ecology. Trophic cascades may also be important for understanding the effects o...
Fishing Is More Of An Extreme Sport Than You Ever Thought It Was…

Fishing Is More Of An Extreme Sport Than You Ever Thought It Was…

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Fishing is considered by most to be a relaxing activity. When you're out on the water, you're communing with nature in a way that's almost meditative. But not all fishing is like this. Trout fishing might be slow and boring, but hunting for bigger fish like marlin...well, that's basically an extreme sport. At the very least it can lead to some extreme sports-like injuries. Just check out the video below if you don't believe me. WARNING: This video is seriously NSFW. I assume that since they uploaded the video that the injured guy made it to the hospital in time to save his leg. Still, though, that is a nasty injury. Which is why I'll stick to playing video games as my main hobby and not fishing... Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/fishing-ac...
If You Had These Tents, Camping Might Actually Be Fun. Just Maybe.

If You Had These Tents, Camping Might Actually Be Fun. Just Maybe.

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Camping can be fun, but it can also be the worst. It doesn't matter how great something is, if it involves bugs, bears, and other things you wouldn't want tearing into your skin, the potential for it to become a disaster is high. With these tents, that potential is still there, but at least you're putting your comfort in danger in style. Some of these are more elaborate than others, but they're all extremely cool. If you don't want to go camping in these, you're crazy (or have access to a bed that's surrounded by four walls and covered by a roof). Check them out! 1.) Opera House Camper Tent drinkstuff This camper tent pops open to look like the world-famous Sydney Opera House. 2.) Treepee ...
25 Little Known Facts About Arctic Foxes

25 Little Known Facts About Arctic Foxes

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The Arctic fox is definitely less familiar to us than a regular red fox but in fact, arctic foxes are incredible animals that are overlooked unjustly. The mere fact that they manage to survive in one of the most extreme and cold places on Earth is admirable. But there are many more interesting things about these little canine predators worth learning. To expand your knowledge on the arctic fox, check out these 25 little known facts about arctic foxes. 25. Officially called the arctic fox, this animal also has several nicknames such as white fox, polar fox or snow fox. wall.alphacoders.com 24. Living in extremely cold regions, the arctic fox has a unique system of heat exchange that will not let her start shivering until the temperature drops to an astounding âˆ̵...
25 Unreal Animals You Won’t Believe Exist

25 Unreal Animals You Won’t Believe Exist

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Now, how many animal species do you know? Fifty? A hundred? Or even more? Well, according to some scientific researches, there are almost 9 million of them! It's no wonder then we do not know all of them but still - there are creatures out there you certainly won't believe even exist. Check out 25 of the most unreal animals on Earth. Caution: Not all of them are cute and sweet. 25. Scotoplanes www.wired.com Commonly known as sea pigs, these little deep sea animals live on ocean bottoms, typically at depths of over 0.6 miles (0.965 Kilometers). Scotoplanes are deposit feeders, and obtain food by extracting organic particles from deep-sea mud. 24. Goblin shark ocelebrity.com Sometimes called a “living fossil”, the goblin shark is the only extant represent...
Think You Can Outrun A Crocodile? Think Again, Puny Humans

Think You Can Outrun A Crocodile? Think Again, Puny Humans

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When it comes to essential survival skills, staying away from crocodiles is among the most obvious. That being said, these hulking creatures are masters of hunting that are great at camouflage.So what happens when you cross paths with an angry croc? You run, and you do it quickly. You do not stop until you know it's far, far away. As it turns out, these living dinosaurs are way faster than you might think. See how fast that damn thing is? Crocodiles don't (usually) want to eat you. They just want you to get out of their territory, so you should probably let them have their way. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/croc-run/
These 22 Photos Will Make You Fall In Love With Foxes

These 22 Photos Will Make You Fall In Love With Foxes

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Owing to its beautiful coat and bushy tail, which can be fiery red, steely gray or snow-white, the fox has held a special place in our hearts since time immemorial as a beautiful and mysterious woodland creature. These 22 pictures will make you fall in love with the fox all over again. The common red woodland fox that most of us know certainly is beautiful, but this cunning creature has managed to adapt to diverse climates throughout the world – the fennec fox of the Sahara desert and kit fox in the southwest U.S. both sport larger ears that help them stay cool in the desert, while the arctic fox has a thick and snow-white insulated coat and small ears that help it retain its body heat. [Read more...] The fox is a member of the canidae family, which also includes dogs, wolves and oth...

There’s a Park in Austria That Disappears Underwater Every Spring and It’s Mind-Blowing

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This is Grüner See, or Green Lake, found just below the snow-capped Hochschwab mountains in Austria. This county park is a popular stop off for outdoor enthusiasts to hike, camp or picnic, but when the temperatures rise in the spring, the ice and snow on the mountaintops melts, running down into the basin below. The incredible phenomenon literally swallows up the entire park, leaving it underwater. In the photos , taken by Marc Henauer, you can see the pathways, trees, benches and bridges submerged beneath a sheet of emerald green water.  “Underwater, we feel a magical world. The sun creates fantastic light rays through water. Then you think it is a dream and you expect to see goblins appear,” says Henauer.  The brilliant event only lasts for about three to four weeks during the spri
Glowing Sharks Evolved Special Eyes to See Light in the Deep Ocean

Glowing Sharks Evolved Special Eyes to See Light in the Deep Ocean

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Bioluminescent sharks have evolved eyes (like this lantern shark one) that can detect the subtle light patterns produced by fellow sharks in the dimly lit twilight zone of the ocean.Image: Dr. Jérôme Mallefet (FNRS/UCL)In the "twilight zone" of the deep ocean, strange glowing sharks have evolved eyes that are adapted to see complex patterns of light in the dark, new research reveals. These bioluminescent sharks have a higher density of light-sensitive cells in their retinas, and some species have even developed other visual adaptations that help them see the glimmering lights they use to signal to each other, find prey and camouflage themselves in this region where little light penetrates, according to a study published Aug. 6 in the journal PLOS ONE. "There are about 50 different shark s
26 Green Design Ideas Inspired By Nature

26 Green Design Ideas Inspired By Nature

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No matter how advanced our society and technology is, we can never forget our origins, and we will always need something green around us. Of course, the best idea is actually spending some time in the countryside, but it’s not always possible, so the only thing left is probably bringing some nature to your house instead. Maybe you would like to stand on a living moss bath mat when you get out from the bath? Sit on a grass covered furniture, and wear a planter on your neck when you leave your house? Human creativity has no limits! [Read more...] Let’s take a look at some of the most creative green design ideas inspired by nature and maybe find something for yourself. Which one do you like the most? 1. A Wearable Planter Why should your plants stay at home? They help c...
36 Packaged Meats That Are Actually Natural And Good For You

36 Packaged Meats That Are Actually Natural And Good For You

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All the meats in this post satisfy three requirements: They contain no antibiotics, no hormones, and they come from animals that were raised humanely. What does it mean when meat packaging uses the word “natural”? Not much. View this image › hormel.com / BuzzFeed According to the USDA, the word “natural” means only that a product was “minimally processed” and “contains no artificial ingredients.” It doesn’t indicate anything about farming practices or the animals’ welfare. It doesn’t mean, for example, that the animal wasn’t given growth hormones or raised with space to move around. A recent BuzzFeed investigation reported that 11 out of 13 major food companies would not share information about whe...
Super Intense: Iguana vs Snakes – Planet Earth II

Super Intense: Iguana vs Snakes – Planet Earth II

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This clip from the new running episodes of “Planet Earth II” is truly amazing! See natures pure brutality in a fight between a little iguana and LOTS of racer snakes. But only if you are into shocking horror flicks – this really gets intense! “This behaviour has never been filmed before! Hatchling marine iguanas are attacked by snakes hunting on mass.” Read more: https://www.viralviralvideos.com/2016/11/09/super-intense-iguana-vs-snakes-planet-earth-ii/
25 Magnificent Torres Del Paine National Park Photos You Absolutely Have To See

25 Magnificent Torres Del Paine National Park Photos You Absolutely Have To See

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When it comes to learning about our environment, nature and all the amazing animal and plant species that share the planet with us, there is no better place to visit than a national park. Some of them, such as the Yellowstone National Park, Grand Canyon National Park or Kruger National Park, are famous all over the world, attracting millions of visitors every year. But there are many more marvelous national parks that also deserve the world´s attention and Torres del Paine National Park in Chile is definitely one of them. The park is particularly attractive for photographers and after you take a look at these 25 Magnificent Torres del Paine National Park photos, you'll see why. 25. Occupying an area of over 2,400 square kilometers (935 square miles), the park lies between ...
Smarter Than The Average Bear Climbs Across Rope To Get Food

Smarter Than The Average Bear Climbs Across Rope To Get Food

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Canadian outdoorsman Pat Garrett of Garrett Bros Hunting caught an amazing, and hilarious, bit of nature on camera.  A black bear caught whiff of a piece of food set up by hunters on a rope extended between two trees.  Incredibly, the bear climbed the tree, and then across the rope like an acrobat to get to the food.  The amazed onlookers couldn’t help but laugh in astonishment.  “Hang on,” the cameraman said in between giggles. “If I didn’t see it, I wouldn’t believe it.” After all that work, the bear fell before getting a substantial bite.  “An A for effort.” Indeed.  The video was posted nearly two weeks ago, but has only gone viral now over the weekend.    Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/03/08/smarter-than-the-a
20 Amazing Examples of Animal Camouflage

20 Amazing Examples of Animal Camouflage

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Survival can become a challenging task in the wild – especially if you’re smaller or slower than your possible predators. This is why many animal species have developed different ways to camouflage themselves throughout the course of evolution. Ways to camouflage differ depending mostly on three factors: the physiology and behavior of the animal, then those of the predator and the environment, in which the animal lives and hunts its food. Blending in with the environment is the most common approach. [Read more...] Natural selection plays its part here as well: as the way in which an animal camouflages itself is determined genetically, every new generation adapts to its surroundings better. What usually happens is than an animal imitates the coloration of its natural habita...
The Soul Box Camper Is The Pinnacle Of Glamping, Which Is A Thing Apparently.

The Soul Box Camper Is The Pinnacle Of Glamping, Which Is A Thing Apparently.

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While it’s true, they are “The Great Outdoors,” there’s a certain confidence we all have in the indoors that doesn’t require us to try and build it up in our minds so we can’t help but feel bad for not enjoying it. Everyone loves being indoors. Even if they love going outdoors, you don’t have to do any convincing to get them to come back in--unless it’s a really bad date. With The Soul Box, you can enjoy everything you like about the outdoors without sacrificing the perks of being indoors. Owning one makes for some glamorous camping or “glamping,” as it is actually called. Take a look! 1. The Soul Box by Studio Allergutendinge Studio Allergutendinge 2. Open t...
Tourists Film Killer Whales Hunting Sea Lions in Canada (Video)

Tourists Film Killer Whales Hunting Sea Lions in Canada (Video)

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Travis Twizell and his family were whale-watching off Prince Rupert, BC, Canada, when he filmed a pod of killer whales attacking sea lions. The sea lions tried to hide under and around their boat, but eventually the orcas prevailed and went in for the kill. The footage is pretty dramatic and contains strong language, so watch the video at your own discretion.via CBCRead more: http://dailypicksandflicks.com/2014/03/22/tourists-film-killer-whales-hunting-sea-lions-in-canada-video/