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Australian Cyclist Attacked By Killer Magpie

Australian Cyclist Attacked By Killer Magpie   This video shows a Magpie in Shellharbour New South Wales, during swooping season attacking a cyclist. For most...

Australian Cyclist Attacked By Killer Magpie   This video shows a Magpie in Shellharbour New South Wales, during swooping season attacking a cyclist. For most of the year magpies are fascinating and endearing native birds. However, during breeding season a small percentage of them can be very aggressive, swooping at passers-by in their territory. Sa...
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Optical Illusion makes a Lake looking Hundreds of Feet Above the Ocean

Optical Illusion makes a Lake looking Hundreds of Feet Above the Ocean Halfway between Iceland and Norway lies the rugged Faroe Islands. This windy and...

Optical Illusion makes a Lake looking Hundreds of Feet Above the Ocean Halfway between Iceland and Norway lies the rugged Faroe Islands. This windy and wet archipelago is home to the curious Lake Sørvágsvatn, a body of water that appears as if it’s situated hundreds of feet above the ocean. At first glance, it hardly...
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Nicky Bay Documents Mirror Spiders Adjusting their Silver Plates

For the last several years Singapore-based photographer Nicky Bay  has been documenting the life of the mirror spider, an unusual arthropod whose abdomen is covered...

For the last several years Singapore-based photographer Nicky Bay  has been documenting the life of the mirror spider, an unusual arthropod whose abdomen is covered in bright reflective panels that appear almost metallic. Bay recently noticed that some of the spiders exhibit unusual behavior in addition to their shiny appearance: apparently the spiders are able...
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A Caiman Wearing a Crown of Butterflies Photographed by Mark Cowan

While traveling through the Amazon to study reptile and amphibian diversity with the Herpetology Division at the University of Michigan, photographer Mark Cowan happened upon...

While traveling through the Amazon to study reptile and amphibian diversity with the Herpetology Division at the University of Michigan, photographer Mark Cowan happened upon a strange sight: a caiman whose head was nearly covered in butterflies. The phenomenon itself isn’t particularly unusual, salt is critical to the survival of many creatures like butterflies and...
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Winners of the 2016 British Wildlife Photography Awards

The British Wildlife Photography Awards just announced the 2016 winners of their annual competition in categories including Animal Behavior, Animal Portraits, Urban Wildlife, and an...

The British Wildlife Photography Awards just announced the 2016 winners of their annual competition in categories including Animal Behavior, Animal Portraits, Urban Wildlife, and an overall winner. The awards, established in 2009, aim to highlight photographers working in the UK, while also showcasing the biodiversity, species, and habitats found in Britain. George Stoyle, overall winner...
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Photos of Unusual Mushrooms and Other Fungi by Steve Axford

Via this is Colossal Australian photographer Steve Axford  ventures into forested areas near his home in New South Wales to photograph the unusual forms of...

Via this is Colossal Australian photographer Steve Axford  ventures into forested areas near his home in New South Wales to photograph the unusual forms of fungi, slime molds, and lichens he finds growing there. The permutations in color, shape, and size found in each specimen are a testament to the radical diversity of living creatures...
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Sweet Little Pet Owl Uses Mushroom as Umbrella During Sudden Rainstorm

Story via My Modern Met Photographer Tanja Brandt‘s pet owl may not be a fan of rainstorms, but rain or shine he knows how to strike...

Story via My Modern Met Photographer Tanja Brandt‘s pet owl may not be a fan of rainstorms, but rain or shine he knows how to strike the perfect pose for the camera. During one of the artist’s many outdoor adventures, it began to drizzle and her beloved 1.5-year-old owl Poldi took cover underneath an orange mushroom....
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A Perfectly Symmetrical Photo of a Kingfisher Diving for Prey, Nearly 6 Years in the Making

For the last 6 years, Scottish wildlife photographer Alan McFadyen spent an estimated 4,200 hours seeking the perfect shot: a symmetrical image of a kingfisher...

For the last 6 years, Scottish wildlife photographer Alan McFadyen spent an estimated 4,200 hours seeking the perfect shot: a symmetrical image of a kingfisher diving into its own refelection in search of prey. Last month, after 720,000 exposures he finally got it. McFadyen certainly snapped hundreds of other successful images along the way, but...
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Photos of Monumental Waves Crashing in Australia by Warren Keelan

Trying to capture a medium that’s in a constant state of flux would seem stressful in any situation, but photographer Warren Keelan works comfortably in...

Trying to capture a medium that’s in a constant state of flux would seem stressful in any situation, but photographer Warren Keelan works comfortably in a wetsuit amongst crashing waves on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia, always trying for the perfect shot. Whether working completely submerged or perched precariously on the cusp...
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Strong Winds Carve Otherworldly Towers from Frozen Sand on the Shore of Lake Michigan

While exploring the shores around St. Joseph, Michigan last week, photographer Joshua Nowicki stumbled onto a bizarre phenomenon: dozens of small sand towers rising out...

While exploring the shores around St. Joseph, Michigan last week, photographer Joshua Nowicki stumbled onto a bizarre phenomenon: dozens of small sand towers rising out of the beach, some over a foot tall. The strange layered sand castles are formed when blasts of wind slowly erode layers of frozen sand, much like how a river...

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