Spider-Tailed Horned Viper

Although it looks like an anxious spider pacing back and forth, you are looking at the unique tail of the spider-tailed horned viper (Pseudocerastes urarachnoides). The tail tip is waved around and used to lure insectivorous birds to within striking range. Talk about nightmare fuel!

Transparent Octopus

This is a baby larval Wunderpus captured up close by blackwater photographer, Wu Yung-sen. Blackwater photography takes place in cold, pitch-dark depths where we see unusual sea creatures like this transparent octopus! Incredible.

Regrow Veggies From Scraps | Tuesday Tip

With sometimes as little as a week and only a cup of water, you can start to regrow vegetable scraps to be used again. The kitchen is full of painless green solutions!

Mother Nature Moves A River

Originally constructed in 1930, the Choluteca bridge in Honduras was rebuilt in 1996 with some of the best architectural minds in the world to make sure it could withstand any hurricane. Sure enough in 1998, Hurricane Mitch hit hard and the bridge survived but Mother Nature decided to reroute the river.

Square Waves

This beautiful pattern of square waves taken at the Phares des Baleines in France is actually quite dangerous! This natural phenomenon is known as a cross swell or cross sea, and occurs when two different wave patterns collide. Photo by Michel Griffon.

Blue-Jet Lightning

This is an incredibly rare phenomenon captured by NASA called ‘blue-jet’ lightning which is not an optical illusion, but in fact lightning that strikes upwards from the clouds due to the negatively charged layer above the cloud.

Snake-mimic Caterpillar

This is the Hemeroplanes triptolemus, also known as the ‘snake-mimic caterpillar.’ In its larval form, the Hemeroplanes triptolemus expands and exposes the underside of the first body segments, mimicking a snake head with black eyes and even light reflections. It has been known to strike like a snake to deter predators.

Don’t Release Balloons Outdoors | Tuesday Tip

This might seem like common sense by now, but balloons are terrible for the planet whenever they land in ecosystems. There have been some companies that claim to make biodegradable balloons, but it might be safer to explore other ways to celebrate together outdoors like planting trees, flying kites, pinwheels, floating flowers on water, and […]

The Spirit Bear

The Kermode bear, sometimes called ‘the spirit bear,’ is a subspecies of the American black bear and lives in the Central and North Coast regions of British Columbia, Canada. This rare sight was captured by photographer Paul Nicklen. The Kermode bears are not considered albino as they have pigmented skin and eyes.

Dinosaur Footprints

Taken in Patagonia by photographer Robert Clark for National Geographic, these are actual fossilized dinosaur footprints that have been filled with rainwater. What a sight!