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Star Wars Dog

The 50.6-megapixel Canon 5DS R is not required to capture once-in-a-lifetime moments, just being at the right place and time. For example, the photographer who captured the shot above just so happened to snap the shot exactly when both dogs were in full stride, feet off the ground and all. Next, they uploaded the shot to the internet, and as you can see, the rest is history. With just a little more work, we're almost certain lightsaber effects can be added. Continue reading for more.

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Polar Bear London

At first glance, this looks like a giant polar bear roaming the streets of London, but it's actually an animatronic creature of sorts. You see Sky Atlantic created this polar bear to promote an upcoming television show. It took 19 prop specialists eight weeks to design and build the high-tech puppet from 60 kinds of material. Two puppeteers studied the movements of real polar bears before they stepped inside of the creature. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Photographer Silverback Gorilla

Christophe Courteau, a very courageous wildlife photographer, recently visited the Kwitonda gorilla group in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. He spotted a Silverback gorilla named Akarevuro who was apparently intoxicated from fermenting bamboo stems and became angry when he spotted the camera. The 6-foot, 6-inch beast decided to clobber the photographer, resulting in the perfectly timed photo, taken a split-second before punch, you see above. Continue reading to see more photographs from the shoot.

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Teacup Pomeranian

There are some who prefer larger dogs, while others, the teacup variety, like the Pomeranian you see above. These dogs are perfect for cuddling up on the couch and playing fetch in the yard. Despite their small size, Pomeranians have a noticeably loud bark and make excellent watchdogs, but sometimes don't know when to stop barking, so it's a good idea to train them to stop barking on command. Continue reading for more puppies that could be mistaken for teddy bears.

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Fox Village Japan

So you've probably seen Rabbit Island by now, but here's a new place for animal lovers to add to their bucket list: Zao Fox Village. Located in Japan's Miyagi prefecture, six different species of fox roam free, and for 100 yen, you're able to personally feed them. As you wander around the village, you'll also see small little structures / houses for the foxes, along with a shrine with statues and a torii (traditional Japanese gate) too. In Japanese culture, foxes are believed to be messengers of Inari Okami, the Shinto deity of fertility, prosperity and rice. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Man Texting Whale

After seeing the image above, you've really got to wonder just what was so important on that phone to be texting away while out at sea. Photographer Eric Smith told ABC News that the photo was shot during a whale watch in Redondo Beach, California. Smith says: "A small private sailboat maneuvered really close to the whales, and this guy on it was literally sitting in that position and never moved," Smith said. "He could have been texting his mom in the hospital for all I know, but I thought it sucked that he missed such a wonderful moment happening just two feet in front of him." Continue reading for the news report and more information.

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Camouflage Ocotopus

From afar, it's just a lifeless reef area, but once this diver gets closer, an octopus suddenly jumps into view as it deactivates its 'cloaking mechanism'. The footage you're about to see was captured by Jonathan Gordon in the Caribbean, and he says: "I dove down to have a look at the shell that you can see just under where the octopus appears and as I approached the octopus came out of hiding. I had literally no idea he was there until I was about a metre away." Continue reading to watch.

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Real Goblin Shark

A father and son duo from Australia were fishing southeast of Green Cape off the coast of Victoria, and managed to catch an incredibly rare goblin shark, the only remaining member of the 125-million-year-old Mitsukurinidae family of sharks. Notable facial features include a long and flat snout that sits above a set of unusually long jaws filled with sharp nail-like teeth. Continue reading for a video and a full-body shot.

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Megamouth Shark

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This is officially the 60th confirmed sighting of a megamouth shark in the wild, and it washed ashore on Wednesday morning in Pio Duran, Albay, the Philippines. It's so rare that many consider it a cryptid, a creature or plant whose existence has been suggested but has not been discovered or documented by the scientific community. Like the other two filter-feeders, it swims with its enormous mouth wide open, filtering water for plankton and jellyfish. It is distinctive for its large head with rubbery lips. It is so unlike any other type of shark that it is usually considered to be the sole extant species in the distinct family Megachasmidae. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to see the five most popular viral videos for today.

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Kids Think Animals

Kids really have no idea what they're doing, so when placed around house pets, they follow their lead, and in this case, drinking spilled milk from the floor. On a related note, did you know that cats and milk usually don't mix well. Similar to humans, cats often develop lactose intolerance over time because they're born with lots of lactase (enzyme needed to digest lactose), but it diminishes with age. That's why it's best to stop feeding your cat milk after it is fully weaned. Continue reading for more kids who think they're animals.

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