For those looking for the ultimate escape, look no further than the Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort. Featuring 800 meters of white sand beach, along with some breathtaking views, guests in the solar-powered bungalows can enjoy diving adventures, snorkeling sessions, water sports like jet skiing, and even shark / ray encounters. There's also a spa and high-tech fitness center. After viewing the Presidential Suite tour, you may just want to hop on a plane right now. Continue reading for another video of a normal bungalow and more pictures.
It's not everyday you see a bear or wolf, but Finnish photographer Lassi Rautiainen managed to capture these two friends every night for 10-days straight. They were even photographed sharing food with each other. "It's very unusual to see a bear and a wolf getting on like this. No-one can know exactly why or how the young wolf and bear became friends. I think that perhaps they were both alone and they were young and a bit unsure of how to survive alone...It is nice to share rare events in the wild that you would never expect to see," said Rautiainen. Continue reading for more photos.
Being able to capture a butterfly resting on another animal is an incredible feat already, but this perfectly timed photo, captured in Ecuador, shows a pair of Julia Butterflies drinking tears from the eyes of two turtles. Scientifically speaking, "tear-feeding" is referred to as "lachryphagy" in nature, and by the looks of things, the turtles are used to it. Click here to view the first image in this weeks funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of NASA testing the rocket that will eventually take humans to Mars.
Street artist and photographer Slinkachu has been placing miniature people and objects throughout various cities for his "Little People" series since 2006. "It is both a street art installation project and a photography project. The street-based side of my work plays with the notion of surprise and I aim to encourage city-dwellers to be more aware of their surroundings. The scenes I set up, more evident through the photography and the titles I give these scenes, aim to reflect the loneliness and melancholy of living in a big city, almost being lost and overwhelmed. But underneath this, there is always some humor. I want people to be able to empathize with the tiny people in my works," said Slinkachu. Continue reading for more.
Shark researcher Mauricio Hoyos Padilla has just released new footage of Deep Blue, a 20-foot-long great white shark believed to be the largest of its kind in the world, swimming near researchers in steel cages. It was captured off Mexico's Guadalupe Island in 2013, but the researcher just recently found the recording on his computer. Near the end of the clip, you'll see the shark bumping into one of the cages with its nose, showing off it's rows of razor-sharp teeth to the camera below. Continue reading for another video of Deep Blue.
Greg McCown, a Tucson, Arizona-based photography enthusiast, recently captured the shot of a lifetime when a lightning strike appeared directly in front of a rainbow while shooting landscapes near the small town of Marana, Arizona, McCown. "After years of trying I finally got my lightning and rainbow picture. This was the last bolt to strike before the storm dissipated into nothing," said McCown. The equipment used included a Nikon D600 (f/8, ISO 50, 1/125, and 28mm settings), a Nikkor 28-80mm lens, a tripod, and a AEO Micro 4.0 lightning trigger. Continue reading for a video of lightning strikes in super slow motion.
Ivette Ivens, a 25-year-old mother from Chicago, saw a French bulldog puppy - whom she later named Farley - that was born on the same day as her baby son Dilan about 8-months ago, she knew it was a sign. "I saw Farley's birth date and just knew it's meant. I'm pretty sure Dilan thinks they're both the same species, as they walk at the same level and are both going through the stage of chewing on everything," said Ivens. Continue reading for more pictures.
We're still a few years away from humans stepping foot on the Red Planet, but thanks to data collected by spacecraft, the ESA has put together a Atlantic Chaos flyover. "Explore the Atlantis Chaos region of Mars, in the Red Planet's southern hemisphere. The video showcases a myriad of features that reflect a rich geological history. The tour takes in rugged cliffs and impact craters, alongside parts of ancient shallow, eroded basins. See smooth plains scarred with wrinkled ridges, scarps and fracture lines that point to influence from tectonic activity. Marvel at 'chaotic' terrain - hundreds of small peaks and flat-topped hills that are thought to result from the slow erosion of a once-continuous solid plateau. This entire region may once have played host to vast volumes of water - look out for the evidence in the form of channels carved into steep-sided walls," said a representative. Continue reading for another incredible Mars flyover video.
Another day, another strange Mars sighting. This time, people claim to have spotted a 'dark lady' looking out into space from the surface of Mars in a photo captured by NASA's Curiosity Rover. "We also see two arms that are lighter in color and what looks like a head with long hair. Its hard to tell if this is a living being, or a statue of a being from long ago. However, a statue that small would be eroded and destroyed easily, so it has a higher chance of being a living being. Also it is facing the Mars rover watching it from a distance," said UFO Sightings Daily. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a robot butler attending to guests at the Aloft Hotel.
More often than not, photographs don't quite turn out the way we'd like them to, but sometimes things do work themselves out. For example, photographers trying to capture an image of the jet above probably didn't know that at least one of the pilots was going to eject due to an emergency or what not. Another example would be trying to photograph food, only to have a seagull come and snatch it right out of your hand during the photo. Continue reading to see more.