Sometimes, all humans need is a hug to feel better, and the same can be said for the animal kingdom. Whether it be cats, koalas, foxes, or even kangaroos, these animals are just like us. When we embrace someone, oxytocin (also known as "the cuddle hormone") is released, making us feel all warm and tingly inside. This chemical has also been linked to social bonding. Continue reading for more images.
Photographer and father Adrian Murray made it a goal to capture his children's beautiful childhood moments through his lens following a health scare involving his 10-month-old son. These fairytale-like portraits aim to tell a story about childhood that we can all relate to. Fortunately, as of today, his son Emerson is doing perfectly fine and even has even a little brother now. All of these images were shot with a Canon 6D DSLR and then edited in Adobe Lightroom. Continue reading for more images and information.
Pig Island is an uninhabited island (or cay) located in Exuma, the Bahamas, and known for being populated by many swimming feral pigs. The pigs are said to have been dropped off on Big Major Cay by a group of sailors who wanted to come back and cook them. The sailors, though, never returned; the pigs survived on excess food dumped from passing ships. Others suggest that the pigs were part of a business scheme to attract tourists to the Bahamas. The pigs are now fed by locals and tourists and the island is unofficially known as Pig Beach by the locals. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of
Cave of the Crystals in Mexico is extremely hot with air temperatures reaching up to 58 °C (136 °F) with 90 to 99 percent humidity. The cave is relatively unexplored due to these factors. Without proper protection people can only endure approximately ten minutes of exposure at a time. A group of scientists known as the Naica Project have been heavily involved in researching these caverns. Continue reading for more mind-blowing natural caves you can actually visit.
Breakfast may very well be the most important meal of the day, but many either forget or just don't have the time, to make a hearty and nutritious meal, opting for fat / sugar filled foods (cereal, donuts etc.). This lead photographer Hannah Whitaker to travel around the world for her photo series "What do kids in other countries eat for breakfast?" While some of these meals might appear strange to some, foods, such as rice, fish, etc., are staples for kids in other countries. Continue reading for more.
Remizik of Reddit is a professional photographer who's always wanted to capture the beauty of Lower Antelope Canyon near Page, Arizona, but missed out on a chance previously. However, he went back in 2013 and managed to capture these breathtaking shots. Prior to the installation of metal stairways, visiting the canyon required climbing along pre-installed ladders in certain areas. Even following the installation of stairways, it is a more difficult hike than Upper Antelope - it is longer, narrower in spots, and even footing is not available in all areas. At the end, the climb out requires several flights of stairs. Continue reading for more images and information.
In many places, it can be a bit challenging to determine when low and high tide arrive, but the tidal changes in these pictures, captured by photographer Michael Marten, show the drastic differences in some areas. All of these images are documented in his "Sea Change" collection. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for an interesting viral time-lapse video of a baby learning how to walk.
At first glance, this may look like a Jack-o'-Lantern, but it's just the sun. NASA astronaut has just released this image in time for Halloween, which blends together two separate wavelengths usually seen in gold and yellow to create the stunning effect. "The active regions appear brighter because those are areas that emit more light and energy - markers of an intense and complex set of magnetic fields hovering in the sun's atmosphere, the corona," says the government agency. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner ever.
Just when you thought you've seen it all, this Darth Vader hot air balloon shows up. According to Hi Consumption, "Originally the concept was just a joke, but after a few loose ends were tied with Steve Sansweet from Lucasfilm, these die hard Star Wars fans dream became a reality with this incredible Darth Vader Hot Air Balloon." Continue reading for more.
Justin Brosey is a talented photographer who had to go through some rough times. During better years, his work was published in National Geographic, but that's not the most interesting part of his story. After losing a steady job, Brosey decided to move himself, his girlfriend, and his 7-year-old daughter into the forest. Despite being technically homeless, he still takes amazing photographs with an old Canon 60D and a "malfunctioning EF100mm macro lens". All of these shots are uploaded to the internet when he can make it into a WiFi-enabled coffee shop. Continue reading to see some of his latest work.