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Funny Animal Using Camera

There are skateboarding dogs, cats that can play keyboards, and apparently, animals who just might have been camera operators / photographers in past lives. Above, we have a koala that seems to have taken over a television broadcast, and filled in for whoever was there before. Not every animal is capable of using such complex equipment, but having a pet that knows how to operate a point-and-shoot camera would be good enough for most road trips. Continue reading for more.

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Sea Slug Photosynthesize

At first glance, this appears to be an other-worldly alien creature, but it's just a Costasiella kuroshimae, also known as a "Leaf Sheep". Unlike other sea slugs, the cartoon-like kuroshimae feeds on algae, and is one of the only animals in the world that can photosynthesize. In other words, they suck out the chloroplasts from algate and incorporate them into their own bodies in a process called kleptoplasty, essentially making them solar-powered slugs. They can be found in waters near Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines. Continue reading for a video and more pictures.

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Dogs Giant

No, you're not looking at a giant dog running towards the camera, just a clever photography trick known as forced-perspective. This technique employs an optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. It manipulates human visual perception through the use of scaled objects and the correlation between them and the vantage point of the spectator or camera. Continue reading for more perfectly timed photos that transform normal dogs into giant creatures.

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Sleepy Kitten

Humans may require at least a bed or couch to sleep comfortably, but these photographers captured a few kittens who can snooze just about anywhere, including in the middle of a book. On a related note, did you know that on average, cats sleep about two thirds of every day? That's right, and if you do the math, it means your 9-year-old kitty has slept away about six years of life. Chances are, they will find a favorite napping spot and go back to it each day, regardless of if they outgrow it. Continue reading for more.

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Skeletons Escaping Bodies

Photo credit: Paul Jackson

British artist Paul Jackson, who now resides in Toronto, Canada, specializes in dark pen-and-pencil drawings of various animals' skeletons (sometimes organs) trying to escape their bodies. He started drawing when he was 5 and always knew that the career path of a professional artist was his life's calling. That's not to say he didn't try other things first, as Jackson toured the world with a band for 8-years first. Continue reading for more.

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Crow Riding Eagle

Photo credit: Phoo Chan

Phoo Chan, a California-based amateur photographer, managed to capture a once-in-a-lifetime image of a crow riding on a bald eagle's back using a Canon 1D X, Canon 600mm II lens, and a Canon 1.4x III extender. Chan said: "Crows are known for aggressively harassing other raptors that are much bigger in size when spotted in their territories and usually these 'intruders' simply retreat without much fuss. However, in this frame the crow did not seem to harass the bald eagle at such close proximity and neither did the bald eagle seem to mind the crow's presence invading its personal space." Continue reading to see the sequence of events captured during this photographer's burst shoot.

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Golden Retriever Birds Hamster

Photo credit: Bob Golden Retriever

Birds, dogs and hamsters aren't usually mentioned in the same sentence, that is unless...you're talking about Bob. You see, Bob the Golden Retriever has been living happily with eight feisty birds, and one giant hamster. They do just about everything together, including: napping, cuddling and an occasional vivacious play session. Despite their obvious size difference, Bob is always gentle with his play buddies. Continue reading for a video and more pictures.

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Napping Puppy

Puppies are great companions, but for any animal lover who has watched a puppy grow up, they'll know napping is one thing all of them can't seem to get enough of - up to 18-hours a day. These photographers, mostly their owners, captured them in a few strange sleeping positions, like this one in a car with both hind legs up. Continue reading for more puppies that can nap anywhere at anytime.

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Kitten and Owl

A photographer in Japan has captured the unlikely friendship between Fuku, the owlet, and Marimo, a small kitten who not only hang out as well as play together, but also nap in their home inside the Osaka-based Hukulou coffee shop. The cafe occasionally welcomes other owl visitors despite not being an official owl cafe. Continue reading to see just what these two have been up to lately.

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Dinosaur Turtle Russia

At first glance, this turtle may appear to be something straight from Jurassic World, but upon closer inspection, you'll see that it's just an alligator snapping turtle. The prehistoric-looking creature is the largest species of turtle in the world, thanks to its spiked shell, beaklike jaws, and scaled tail. You'll normally find it in the rivers and lakes of the southeastern United States and spend most of their lives in the water. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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