Category Archives: animals

Man’s Best Friend & Posties Worst Nightmare

Aussie postman takes us on a tour of the neighbourhood dogs. So great. Man's Best Friend & Posties Worst Nightmare…..or not? – YouTube.

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Macaque Self-Portrait

I imagine I’ve posted this before, but it’s so delightful it warrants a renewal. Visiting a national park in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, award-winning photographer Mr Slater left his camera unattended for a while. It soon attracted the attention of an inquisitive female from a local group of crested black macaque monkeys, known for their intelligence […]

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Face-Off With a Deadly Predator

Terrific short clip of a National Geographic photographer explaining how his ferocious subject didn’t act according to stereotype. Face-Off With a Deadly Predator – YouTube.

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A Blonde and a Great White

I know they get a bad rap, and I love how ballsy this diver is, AND I love the ambient calming music, but I can’t lie – my bowels clenched tight during this whole video. GoPro: A Blonde and a Great White Shark – YouTube.

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3..2..1.. Liftoff. – Imgur

Can’t. Stop. Watching. 3..2..1.. Liftoff. – Imgur.

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Otter Dance

Otters were the original squeezy toy, apparently. Otters at Chester zoo – petes b’day 2008 – YouTube.

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Lobster

I’d known about the recent development of lobster as “fancy food”, but this article had some surprises to it. I particularly love the idea of servants rebelling against thrice-a-week lobster dinners.  “More potatoes and cabbage, or else!” In North America, the American lobster did not achieve popularity until the mid-19th century, when New Yorkers and […]

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Tapetum lucidum

And now you know! Eyeshine is a visible effect of the tapetum lucidum. When light shines into the eye of an animal having a tapetum lucidum, the pupil appears to glow. Eyeshine can be seen in many animals, in nature and in flash photographs. In low light, a hand-held flashlight is sufficient to produce eyeshine […]

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Translucent Ants

  This isn’t science so much as taking advantage of a lesser species for our own amusement, but amusing it is, so whaddareyagonnado? Translucent Ants Photographed Eating Colored Liquids | Colossal.

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Nabokov’s Butterfly

Random Wikipedia fact of the day: The Karner Blue [butterfly] was first identified and named by novelist and lepidopterist Vladimir Nabokov. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karner_Blue

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