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  • September 25, 2015
    This is a video of a southern sand octopus shooting jets of water out of its ass funnel to create quicksand so it can burrow into the sediment and hide from predators during the day. After digging its burrow, it lines the hole with a layer of mucus so it keeps its form whi... / Continue →
  • September 15, 2015
    This is a short video from National Geographic highlighting the unusual ways some animals sleep. Walruses and hippos are weird. You know how I like to sleep? BUTT-ASS NAKED AND SPREAD OUT LIKE A STARFISH. My girlfriend hates it. Or at least I imagine she would if she were ... / Continue →
  • August 18, 2015
    Note: Larger version HERE for your viewing pleasure. Storm-chaser and real estate agent (you've got to fund your hobbies somehow) Greg McCown captured this beautiful shot of an incredibly rare rainbow and lightning strike in the desert of Tucson, Arizona. It looks like Mother... / Continue →
  • August 13, 2015
    This is a video of a massive wedge-tailed eagle (with a wingspan of 2 meters) in Australia defending its territory against an intruding drone. The eagle was unharmed in the attack, presumably because this is the same eagle that saved Gandalf and it doesn't put up with any shit... / Continue →
  • August 4, 2015
    Note: Larger version HERE. This is a composite photo created by photographer Phoo Chan of a Northern Harrier dropping a piece of food (in this case what appears to be a small bird) to one of its offspring in mid-air. Pretty impressive. Even more impressive? If it had alread... / Continue →
  • July 28, 2015
    This is a video of a genet (not actually a cat, just CATLIKE) catching a ride on an endangered black rhino in Africa. The video also contains several still pictures of genets riding other rhinos and buffaloes. It serves as proof that genets, despite their seemingly small size... / Continue →
  • July 23, 2015
    Note: This article was originally published in 2009 but since the internet is like a roller coaster it's going back around again with its hands in the air, screaming. Elisabeth Beucher's Green Warrior Shower Curtain was designed to help control your water consumption by slow... / Continue →
  • July 22, 2015
    This is a hummingbird feeder that's incorporated into a $80 flowery mask. You leave it outside for awhile to let the birds get used to it, then put that sucker on one day and sit still while the hummers come to feed right between your eyes. INTENSE! Reminds me of the time I ... / Continue →
  • June 19, 2015
    This is the pupae stage of the Dynastor darius butterfly. It looks uncannily like a viper's head, and even moves to appear its going to strike when potential predators are around. Me? I have no natural defenses and get picked on all the time. If I were a butterfly my parent... / Continue →
  • June 15, 2015
    Seen here looking like it's trying to hump a giant lava rock, this is some very rare underwater footage (it would have been even rarer if it were above water) of a giant squid giving birth. I'm not even entirely sure I know what I'm looking at. Of these thousands of babies, o... / Continue →
  • June 11, 2015
    This is a video captured by Mauricio Hoyos near Guadalupe Island starring Deep Blue, a 20+ foot female great white shark that's estimated to be over 50 years old. In this video, she's heavily pregnant, making her even larger. Admittedly, that guy that keeps swimming out of th... / Continue →
  • June 2, 2015
    This is a video of the mirror that French photographer Xavier Hubert Brierre set up in Gabon, (on the Atlantic coast of equatorial Africa), to capture the reactions of passing animals. The footage includes gorillas, a bunch of chimps, a mandrill, a couple leopards, a couple bi... / Continue →
  • 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 →