You're not looking at an alien species from another galaxy, just a monstrous Nomura's Jellyfish, photographed by Lucia Terui. These graceful giants of the sea that grow up to 6ft 6in in diameter, and can often be found in the waters of Echizen, Fukui province, Japan. Though their stings are generally very painful, Nomura Jellyfish are not known for causing any major damage to humans. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.
A new record has been set for the deepest fish ever seen in the world, captured at an incredible depth of 26,722 feet (8,145 meters) in the Mariana Trench. The snailfish isn't like the creepy creatures you've seen before, with the dark eyes and giant teeth, but they do have large heads, small eyes, and are normally slightly larger than a human hand in length. Dr Alan Jamieson, from Aberdeen University said: "This really deep fish did not look like anything we had seen before, nor does it look like anything we know of. It is unbelievably fragile, with large wing-like fins and a head resembling a cartoon dog." Continue reading for the video and more information.
There are normal streets, highways / freeways, and then this guinea pig road at the Nagasaki Bio Park Zoo in Japan. Simply put, it's an ingenious way of moving large herds of guinea pigs between enclosures. When the zoo's staff needs to move the furry creatures from one play enclosure to another, they extend a makeshift suspension bridge to get the job done in an orderly fashion. Continue reading to watch the forever looping video.
A crocodile's physical traits allow it to be a successful predator. Its external morphology is a sign of its aquatic and predatory lifestyle. Its streamlined body enables it to swim swiftly, it also tucks its feet to the side while swimming, which makes it faster by decreasing water resistance. While the words "cute" and "adorable" usually don't come to mind when describing these reptiles, but the image above begs to differ. Continue reading for more cool reptiles captured at the perfect place and time.
Craigslist is good for many things, such as home rentals, finding someone to fix a cracked iPhone screen, and apparently, selling koalas. This Denver man has crafted the perfect ad, with both good and bad points. Best of all, this koala loves going for car rides. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a guy who kicks the crap out of an arcade game.
While some may look computer-generated, all of these majestic images of wild red foxes were captured by Dutch photographer Roeselien Raimond. She says: "While the whole world is being absorbed in blankness and the sound of my shutter is muffled by the steadily falling snow, a red fox suddenly appears on stage. She embellishes my white canvas so perfectly. Never had I been happier with a little touch of red in my colour palette." Continue reading to see more photographs that look to be straight from a fantasy movie.
On the internet, nobody knows you're a cat, which makes it even stranger when one of these geeky and adorable kittens comes across a photo of themselves while browsing. Who knows, we may only be a few years off from actual tablets designed specifically for animals, but in the meantime, app developers will continue pushing the limit. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the weirdest instrument you'll see today.
Brighton, UK-based artist Ptolemy Elrington has been transforming old car hubcaps into amazing animal sculptures for the past twelve years. He forms the plastic into everything from the eagle you see above to fishes, sharks and even a dragon. Elrington says, "I like to work with reclaimed materials to show that what is one person's junk is another man's treasure. If you go too small you lose the materials' identity and if you go too big it looks remarkable like a pile of hubcaps. I've made a few large scale hubcap sculptures and I've struggled a bit with that." Continue reading to see more.
The stingray migration you see above has not been digitally-altered, but shows just how surreal the scene can be if you're at the right place and time with a camera. The bluntnose stingray is native to the coastal waters of the western Atlantic Ocean from the U.S. state of Massachusetts to Venezuela, has a whip-like tail with both an upper keel and a lower fin fold, and a line of small tubercles along the middle of its back. Continue reading for more.
John Stortz not only loves nature, but photography as well. So, he decided to embark on a nationwide adventure, bringing his beautiful Siberian Husky named "Wolfgang" whom he adopted from a rescue shelter two-years-ago, along with him. They've traveled to such iconic places as the Bonneville Salt Flats, a densely packed salt pan in Tooele County in northwestern Utah. Access is free and visitors can even drive on the flats. Continue reading for more images.