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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Getting cute little creatures to step on a scale isn’t easy, so why not build a tree branch contraption to make their weigh-in a little more comfortable!
Ever want to eavesdrop into some wildlife conversations? Want to know what the insects are saying about you? Or maybe you could just use this forest noise amplifier to truly immerse yourself into the great outdoors. Either way, count us in!