It’s that time again, time to announce The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards finalists. This year, the judges have already received 2000 entries, and picked out 41 finalists. Best of all, anyone can enter, as the split is currently 30% professional and 70% amateur entries. “Our strong belief here at Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards is that the smallest thing can help conservation. By following Born Free on social media you have made one positive step. By supporting them financially you make another big step. By sharing our posts, by buying the book, by keeping the conversation going…all these things help raise the issues of conservation,” said co-founder Tom Sullum. Continue reading for more pictures.
If you can scientifically prove your superpowers, The Society for the Scientific Investigation of Para-Sciences (GWUP), a group of German physicists, biologists and psychologists, will reward you with €10,000 ($11,700). Whether it be telekinesis, telepathy, or the ability to generate fire, you’ll need to prove it in controlled laboratory conditions. To date, over 60 people have been tested, but as you might’ve already guessed, none have been able to claim the money. Continue reading for another video on real superpowers and more information.
Let’s face it, there are dull moments at every job, and there’s no better way to spice things up than by playing a few harmless jokes, within reason, right? For example, this office decided to prank one of its co-workers who went on vacation by having the art director create a miniature version of their desk, complete with a Microsoft Surface Studio computer. Continue reading for more weird things spotted by people at work.
It’s a common belief that dogs and their owners tend to resemble one another, and this latest series, “Do You Look Like Your Dog,” by photographer Gerrard Gethings, shows why. Starting off, we have Benji and his pet schnoodle, Harper, placed side-by-side, and their semblance in uncanny. Continue reading for more pictures.
Barbara Jensen Vorster, a professional wildlife photographer, was snapping a pride of lions in Botswana when a lioness unexpectedly snatched her Canon 7D and Canon 100-400mm lens. How did this happen? Well, she accidentally dropped the kit on the ground, and after hearing the noise, the lioness mother growled and then approached the group, which caused them to leave. “The camera fell with the lens looking up, she gently flipped the camera on its side and picked it up by the barrel of the lens. They dragged it through the dirt, chewed on the lens hood and then fortunately, like most kids, soon grew tired with their new toy,” said Vorster. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Whether it be a 10-year-old home or one from the 19th-century, there are some things that previous homeowners or tenants leave behind. For example, the person above pulled up some old carpet and discovered that the previous owner(s) had installed Monopoly-themed flooring. With some renovation, it might actually be a great center piece for a game room. continue reading for more.
Wire Hon, a toy collector, photographer and comic book fan from Malaysia, has become an Instagram star of sorts by using forced perspective photography to interact with action figures from the Marvel / DC / video game franchises.. Characters include: Black Widow, The Hulk, Deadpool, Ada Wong, Batman and lots more. Continue reading to see a few of his popular shots.
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Most Microsoft Windows users have experienced the Blue Screen of Death (also known as BSOD) at least once, since it’s an error screen displayed when the operating system reaches a condition where it can no longer operate safely, but did you know that BSoDs have been present in Windows NT 3.1? They can be caused by poorly written device drivers or malfunctioning hardware, such as faulty memory, power supply issues, overheating of components, or hardware running beyond its specification limits. Continue reading for more strange things that Windows users could possibly relate to.
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Bruce Wayne impersonator Stephen Lawrence was cruising the streets in his Batmobile when he noticed an Ontario Provincial Police cruiser behind him with flashing lights. So, he pulled over to the side, and expected the worst. “I noticed that I was being tailed by a couple of cameras – I can tell when there are recordings happening of me driving – so I noticed at a stop light that a vehicle…was an OPP cruiser. I took advantage of this. I pulled up beside the cruiser in the left turn lane and asked the officer to give me a hand with the cameras behind me. The officer said yes they can,” said Lawrence. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Let’s face it, not all professional photographers need to spend thousands on equipment, and Brazilian photographer Gilmar Silva shows why. He started his LUGARxPHOTO (“place and photo”) series to show what goes on behind-the-scenes at professional photo shoots, and all the practical effects that go into them before getting the Photoshop treatment later. Continue reading for more pictures.