Most know photobombing as the act of purposely putting oneself into the view of a photograph, often in order to play a practical joke on the photographer or the subjects. Sometimes, this occurs unintentionally, such as this horse, standing behind two police officers, who just so happens to also be ridiculously photogenic. Continue reading for more strange and funny examples of unexpected photobombs.
Instagram user Ksenia from Russia combined her love of both cats and food into one, using Adobe's ever so popular Photoshop software. Whether it be a croissant, blueberries, sushi, or cookies, you'll find these bizarre mashups and more. "I always wanted to create something funny and this is what I came up with at the end of January and launched my Instagram account," said Ksenia. Continue reading for more pictures.
Wildlife photographer Kevin Ebi managed to capture a once-in-a-lifetime photo of a red fox and bald eating fighting over a rabbit in mid-air at the San Juan Island National Historical Park on San Juan Island in Washington state. "To my surprise, the scene was even more dramatic than I expected. I thought the fox would drop the rabbit, giving the eagle an easy dinner," said Ebi. Continue reading for more photos of the incident and information.
Photographer Lior Kestenberg from Israel specializes in capturing macro shots using a Canon MP-E65 lens, and is always on the hunt for new opportunities. Sometime during October 2017, he took a day off from work, encountered some buzzing noises around his ear while strolling through some vegetation, and the rest was history. "Getting them in focus at this magnification was pretty challenging because of the shallow depth of field, and the fact that they finished their bites in less than a minute didn't help either. Unsatisfied with the results, I decided to grant them another round. During round two, I discovered that there were actually 3 or even more different species of mosquitoes that were very different from each other when viewed up close," said Kestenberg. Continue reading for more pictures and an animated image.
Wild animal parks are not really that dangerous, that is unless...you pull a stunt like this French family who decided to approach a group of cheetahs after stepping out of their car to take photos at Beekse Bergen safari park in Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands. How did it all begin? Well, after stepping out to take photos, the family got back in and drove to a nearby hill, where the first group of cheetahs approached and began threatening the family. Continue reading to see what happened next.
Milind Raj went out for his normal morning walk last month when something that sounded like an animal whimper was heard off in the distance. So, the 27-year-old found his way to the sound, and discovered a stranded puppy in a drain. Thankfully, he builds robots for a living, and returned to his lab to build an AI-controlled robotic arm attached to a giant drone, for the daring rescue 6-hours later. "The AI helped me monitor the animal's heart rate, If the grip was too tight, the pup would suffocate. When it was on the ground, it vomited plastic including paan masala packets that people had carelessly tossed into the drain," said Mr Raj. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.
Nikon Israel Ambassador Roie Galitz just so happened to be testing the company's 180-400mm f/4 lens in Svalbard, Norway, when a curious polar bear decided to check out the equipment. "As a professional wildlife photographer, I travel to Svalbard often to shoot stills and video for magazines and special productions, the most recent of which is the BBC's Snow Bears film. A couple of weeks ago I was in Svalbard again for one of those special productions and I was photographing this big polar bear male walking near the glacier," Galitz tells PetaPixel. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Touted as the "world's first smart and interactive dog toy," the Wickedbone is basically a bone-shaped gaming device that keeps your pet(s) engaged, without requiring much help from the owner. Just download its app, pair it with a smartphone, and your dog is ready to play. Want to take things into your own hands? It offers a virtual joystick for you to interact with the toy. Charge it for just 1-hour, and you get 40-minutes in drive mode, 4-hours in interactive mode and 3 months in sleep mode. continue reading for another video and more information.
It's not everyday that you come across an osprey, much less one carrying a shark that also caught a fish in its mouth. However, that's exactly what Florida-based nature photographer Doc Jon captured as he walked along a beach earlier this month. "The best photo I have ever taken! (By content not quality). These are NOT Photoshopped. This is a one-in-a-trillion photograph," said Jon. Continue reading for more angles and information.
PVRR (Pet Virtual Reality Research Technical Brief & Synopsis) have developed the world's first CatVR system, and it's not what it seems, as this device utilizes EEG and EKG technology to monitor feline emotions to certain stimuli. This accounts for the fact that cats see less color, but see have better visibility in the dark compared to their human counterparts. Continue reading for more pictures and information.