You know that feeling of experiencing something for the first time? If so, you probably know that there are both good and bad experiences. For these cats, reactions range from everything outside is lava to plain shock and / or awesomeness. On a related note, did you know that when a cat's intake of water from all sources is inadequate, their kidneys are efficient enough to re-hydrate when they consume saltwater? That's right, their kidneys are so efficient that they can expel the salt while allowing the potable water to re-hydrate the feline in order to help it survive in times of drought. Continue reading for more.
The weekend is almost upon us, and everyone could probably use a breather right about now, especially photographers who need a break from their mundane field assignments. These perfectly timed dog pictures should provide some inspiration for animal-lovers and / or a possible weekend activity. Like always, being at the right place and time is far more important than a fancy camera when it comes to these shots. Continue reading for more.
Researchers have identified the bizarre creature you see above as a deep sea dragonfish, and one thing's for sure, it looks to be straight from an Alien movie. This thing not only has an oddly-shaped head, but there are also rows of sharp teeth to boot. This dragonfish lives in the deep parts of the Atlantic Ocean beyond where any plant life grows or light reaches. This habitat has caused the Dragonfish to adapt to the conditions at these depths by having light-producing organs called photophores and skeletons that better suit deep-sea life. Continue reading for more pictures.
Pet Camper isn't yet another doghouse, but rather an easily transportable miniature caravan-like home for your pet, created by Vancouver-based Straight Line Designs. Starting at $800, these tiny kennels come in four different styles and are all fully customizable. Judson Beaumont, owner of Straight Line Design, says that the inspiration for the Pet Camper came to him when his daughter asked him to build a doghouse for her puppy several years ago. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
If Michael Bay directed "Up", it would probably have lots of explosions, tension, lens flare and more explosions. This clever fan-made trailer was put together by YouTube's "MrStratMan7". On a related note, did you know that during the production of Up, Pixar's Animation Department produced an average of 4 seconds of animation a week? Or, that Pixar animators consulted with a real architect to learn about home foundations to make the lift off of Carl's house more realistic? Continue reading for Disney Pixar's "Upular" remix video.
The bizarre transparent creature you see above was caught by a fisherman from New Zealand named Stewart Fraser. He was fishing with sons Conaugh and Finn 43 miles north off the North Island's Karikari Peninsula when he spotted the translucent shrimp-like cretures floating near the top of the water. Fraser mentioned that "It felt scaly and was quite firm, almost jelly like, and you couldn't see anything inside aside from this orange little blob inside it." Continue reading for more unusual animals you won't believe actually exist.
People have been calling the Blue Dragon a real-life Pokemon, thanks to the dark blue stripes on its head, a tapering body which is flattened, and six appendages which branch out into rayed, finger-like cerata. These sea slugs feed on other pelagic creatures including the venomous cnidarian, the Portuguese Man o' War. Because the sea slug stores stinging nematocysts from the cnidarian within its own tissues, a human picking up the sea slug may receive a very painful sting. Continue reading for more.
Sure, all of these images were staged, but can you imagine how much easier life would be if dogs knew how to use surf the internet and watch YouTube videos all day? Before going to work or out on a grocery run, simple have a bowl of food, some water, as well as a laptop, and they'll be entertained for hours on end. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a katana meets lightsaber.
Did you know that cats were domesticated for their appetite for mice and rats in the early days? However, the average pet owner today is content with having them laze around the house to keep them company, but they still do possesses a fierce hunting instinct. With that said, some furniture designers have gone the extra mile to design pieces just for them. Continue reading to see them all.
A geep is basically the hybrid offspring of a sheep and a goat. Although sheep and goats seem similar and can be mated, they belong to different genera in the subfamily Caprinae of the family Bovidae. Despite widespread shared pasturing of goats and sheep, hybrids are very rare, indicating the genetic distance between the two species. On Sunday, July 27, 2014, a geep named Butterfly was born at My Petting Zoo in Scottsdale, AZ. Continue reading for more pictures, another video and additional information.