When you hear birds chirping in the springtime, it’s safe to say that they’re calling out to potential mates. Because it’s such an ordinary sound, it probably doesn’t occur to you that it could be the last time that bird’s call is ever heard. While it’s a far-fetched idea, that was the thought going through […]
They are vicious killing machines who take no prisoners and aim to devour their prey with innate precision. Survival chances around these fearsome creatures are incredibly minimal. They will kill you if you get too close.
No line, rod, hook nor bait are needed in this time-honoured and mutual union between man and bird. Instead, the practice involves sending trained cormorants into the water to catch fish and bring them back alive for the fisherman’s net.
This brief macro video from Ammonite Films shows a fly emerging from its pupa. Some of you might find it NSFL, but I think it’s pretty cool. Put it on full screen and freak out your housemates/partners/officemates. Things to note 1: The fly emerges from a circular hole at the end of the pupal case […]
Baby sloths are cute, but don’t underestimate their tenacity as adults when they feel threatened, like the sloth trying to cross a busy Panama highway in this video. Yiscel Yángüez and Néstor Correa run an animal rescue center in Gamboa, Panama, and sometimes nurse orphaned sloths. When it’s time to release them back into the […]
An aggregation of anchovy amassed near Scripps Pier at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego in La Jolla, Calif. on July 8, 2014. Footage from Scripps Pier by Scripps staff and underwater by Scripps graduate students Julia Fiedler, Sean Crosby and Bonnie Ludka.
It can easily kill you if you step on it, injecting its venom deep inside your foot. If not treated promptly, the poison will kill you. This video by Smarter Every Day shows how this simple killing machine works. If you go to Australia, watch out for these bastards. They would be underwater, hiding under […]