Photographer Benjamin Von Wong's latest series may look fake, but a model / freediver was actually secured underwater with sharks swimming around her. This all took place in Fiji in several 2-hour windows between the hours of 11-1pm, in which the sharks would be active and to achieve optimal lighting with sun rays piercing the water. After 3-days, and 6-hours of shooting, Amber Bourke completed the incredible shots you see above. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Artist Flora Borsi specializes in creating surreal portraits, and without the use of Photoshop. This self taught artist used animals for her latest series, titled "Animeyed," in which she replaced one human eye with an animal counterpart. The profile of each animal is perfectly aligned with Borso's own human models to evoke a fantastical mood. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
GoPro cameras aren't just for capturing action footage, as this cat has mastered the art of selfies using one. Apparently, Manny the cat learned this skill when the animal reached out to touch the camera during a shoot one day. Now, its owner just places the device in random places, in hopes that Manny will walk over and press the magic button. Continue reading for more funny selfies by Manny.
The goliath tigerfish is basically a very large African predatory freshwater fish of the Alestidae family. This large-toothed, highly predatory fish grows to a length of 4.9-feet and a weight of 34-pounds. When hunting, this fish uses the calmer eddies of the rapids to ambush its prey, using its keen sight and hearing to detect prey. When a target is noticed, the fish uses acceleration to chase it down. Continue reading for two more videos and information. Click here for more images.
Griz and Norm Lemay are two Disney animators who decided to use the company's Star Wars brand in a creative way...reimagining famous characters, like BB-8, with cats. You'll see Rey with a Bengal cat perched atop her shoulder, both looking to escape the arid desert that is Jakku, while Princess Leia is kept company by a fluffy white cat. Continue reading to see more. Click here to view more bonus funny and cool Star Wars images.
It's not everyday that divers get to see a giant squid, much less one up close, but that's exactly what this research team saw this past week. "Giant squid was caught the camera a valuable figure that swim among the sea. The 24th morning in the boat mooring field in the Toyama Prefecture, the fishing that the swimming is a living giant squid people had was found. Length of the giant squid is about 4m, girth is about 1m, the part of the head it is that was swimming quietly towards the seabed," according to ANN News Japan [translated]. Continue reading for another video and more information. Click here for more images of giant squid.
There's a new glow-in-the-dark shark in town, and it's officially known as the "ninja lanternshark". This creature hides itself in the deep where its black skin keeps it camouflaged, while the glow could be used as some form of communication. It was discovered by a research team at the Pacific Shark Research Center, in Moss Landing, California. Measuring 18-inches long, it lives at a depth of about 1,000-meters off the Pacific Coast of Central America. Continue reading for a video of the neon green swell shark.
This is not a Pokemon, just the beautiful bobtail squid, which also repels flesh-eating bacteria. This creature accumulates bioluminescent bacteria along its underbelly that inhabits a light organ in the squid's mantle, camouflaging it in certain lighting, thus in return feeding on a sugar and amino acids mixture. Believe it or not, they aren't born with this bacteria, but attracts and gathers the said bacteria as it swims around. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Photographer Allan Dixon from Ireland has become known as a "master of animal selfies", and rightfully so. However, these quirky photos aren't always easy, as they take "anywhere between five minutes to three hours of being in the animals presence," said Dixon. Above, we have one of his finest examples, with the always happy quokka, which can be found on some smaller islands off the coast of Western Australia. "It depends on the animal and how safe it feels. What the photos don't show is the amount of dirt that ends up on my clothes because of being on the ground. But the results are worth it," adds Dixon. Continue reading for more funny animal selfies.
Christian Vieler from Waltrop, Germany recently embarked on a creative photo project, capturing the many expressions of dogs trying to catch treats in mid-air. "Every shoot I am looking for that specific moment when the dog is looking as cute or funny as they can be. That cannot be seen without the power of freezing motion - dog's faces with magnificent lineaments, telling us stories of panic, desire and joy," said Vieler. Continue reading for more. Click here to view some bonus amazing and luxurious dog houses that cost upwards of $50,000 USD.