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  • May 22, 2015
    This is Cherax pulcher, a newly described species of crayfish from Indonesia. It looks like Mother Nature painted it with a picture of a beautiful nebula. You think she did it at one of those wine and painting parties I see so many pictures of in my Facebook minifeed? Maybe.... / Continue →
  • May 14, 2015
    This is a beautiful video documenting some of the previously unseen deep sea creatures discovered off the coast of Puerto Rico. There are some straight up aliens in the mix. Things I guarantee Mother Nature doesn't even remember making. 'Wait -- I invented that?' I imagine h... / Continue →
  • May 12, 2015
    Note: Video after the jump in case you wanted to call fake. Full-res version HERE. Because Mother Nature never ceases to find new ways to impress/terrify, this is a shot of a rainbow and a tornado captured by the storm chasing group Basehunters. As tempting as the pot of gol... / Continue →
  • May 6, 2015
    This is a newly discovered poisonous mushroom species (Geastrum britannicum) from Norfolk, England. They were found on the roadside by fungi lover Jonathan Revett, and look like little people. Obviously, this is exactly how rumors about real life Smurfs get started. Thanks... / Continue →
  • March 6, 2015
    This is a video from BBC's Life Story (narrated by David Attenborough, so you already know it's the tits) of a group of hermit crabs off the coast of Belize that form a line from biggest to smallest to quickly exchange shells whenever a new, larger shell washes ashore. It was ... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2015
    This is a beautiful time-lapse of an acorn sprouting into a teensy oak tree over the course of eight months. The film was made by Neil Bromhall, who created a special underground set so the acorn could be seen while it germinated. FACTOID: I sneezed on the bus this morning an... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2014
    This is a video of two hikers walking across a crystal-clear frozen lake (have you been watching the videos on Hedonistica? Go watch the videos on Hedonistica) in the High Tatras Mountains in Slovakia. Wow, what a magical adventure that must have been. I imagine later they g... / Continue →
  • November 12, 2014
    Note: Larger version HERE because the world is beautiful if you don't count most humans. This is a shot from Iceland taken by photographer Maciej Winiarczyk that captures the Milky Way (top left), Aurora Borealis and the Bardarbunga volcano erupting all in a single photo. Bea... / Continue →
  • October 30, 2014
    This is the base of a tree in Rabat, Morocco that looks like a dragon's head. Personally, I think it looks more like a water serpent's head, but what do I know? I'm only a wizard who's been breeding dragons for centuries. Which means I DO know that doesn't look like a dragon... / Continue →
  • October 6, 2014
    This is a short video of a bunch of baby sea turtles being released to scamper down into the ocean on Lankayan Island in Malaysian Borneo. Fun fact: did you know the sex of baby sea turtles depends on the temperature of the sand they're incubated in? Higher temperatures decre... / Continue →
  • September 8, 2014
    "Hooooooly smokin' Toledos." This is the video shot by Philip McNamara off the cost of Papua New Guinea of Mount Tavurvu erupting with a shockwave that sends all the nearby clouds running for cover. God, what I would have given to have been sitting on top of that thing when i... / Continue →
  • September 2, 2014
    This is a short video of Snoop Dogg hosting Plizzanet Earth episode 3, featuring a group of baboons tip-toeing their way across a pond. Also, this one seemed to have a lot more bleeped words than the past two episodes. Presumably because Snoop was revealing top-secret militar... / Continue →
  • September 2, 2014
    Because sometimes you want ALL dark meat, this are several shots of a rare Ayam Cemani Chicken of Indonesia. The birds are all black, every bit of them, except their blood. It kind of reminds me of Shadowmere from Skyrim. Man, I loved that horse. I might fire up the game to... / Continue →
  • August 21, 2014
    A BrightSource solar energy farm in the Mojave Desert of California is under fire *pats myself on the back* after it's been discovered that thousands of birds have been set aflame from the farm's 300,000 focused mirrors. Wow, I feel like that's poor planning. Or, sadly and mu... / Continue →
  • August 14, 2014
    This is a video from a live BBC news report during which a fly lands on the camera lens, then a spider comes along, grabs it, and retreats. What the -- why the hell are there spiders living on your cameras? You ever wipe those f***ers down? Clearly somebody isn't doing their... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2014
    The fossilized remains of a previously unknown species of giant penguin have been found in Antarctica. Palaeeudyptes klekowskii ("Colossus Penguin") stood almost seven feet tall, and weighed around 250 pounds. For reference, my roommate is 5'4" and almost 300. Plus just a t... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2014
    Meet Butterfly. Butterfly is a geep, a rare pygmy goat/sheep hybrid. Why are they rare? Because goats and sheep don't normally bone. Butterfly was born to My Petting Zoo, an Arizona based mobile petting zoo. Apparently things get lonely on the road. Actually, I happen to ... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2014
    This is a video from Novosibirsk, Siberia, of a bunch of beach-goers running for their lives (or to at least prevent bruising) after it starts hailing in the middle of a 99°F (37°C) day. I would have just stayed underwater. Still, God must be angry. Probably at something I d... / Continue →
  • July 11, 2014
    For the past two years around this time I have reminded you (here and here) that it's bear-watching season in Alaska. And this year is no different. Here's the link to the Explore.org live streaming brown bear cameras set up in Katmai National Park. They even have an underwa... / Continue →
  • June 26, 2014
    These are several shots of Migaloo (one of only two known albino humpback whales), during his migration up Australia's eastern coast. Scientists are concerned that a red rash near his dorsal fin (closeup after the jump, apparently all the yellow are natural algae blooms) may b... / Continue →