Archive for the ‘Great Photographs’ Category

Check out the Tree-Kangaroo, man. So cute it hurts. Tree-kangaroos are a lot like regular kangaroos, except they’re twice as fluffy, and almost resemble small tree-dwelling bears. Found mostly in Australia and New Guinea, they are elusive as hell and little is known about their behavior. Though exact population numbers are currently unknown, Tree-Kangaroos face the constant threat of hunting and habitat destruction because, you know, humans are assholes. Anywho, Tree-Kangaroo.

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Ever find an old photo and think, “Holy shit, grandma was hot!” Yep, we always seem to think of our parents and grandparents as old, but they too had their heyday. What follows is photographic proof of that, along with comments by people who found them. Check it out, and click on the photo to read the caption.

This Picture Was Next To My Grandmother’s Coffin At Her Funeral

 

God help these glorious animals.

Every autumn, millions of Monarch butterflies migrate nearly 3,000 miles from their breeding grounds to spend winter in Mexico. What you see here are trees covered with them. The stick together like this for protection. Cool stuff.

By swimming in a tight, coordinated school, the Mackerel confuse their predators, the Striped European Barracudas and Bluefish. Diabolical move.

A nurse fleeing California’s raging wildfires said “neigh” to leaving her pony behind. Lauren Mesaros decided to drive away from the Tubbs Fire flames Monday with her pony, Stardust, in the backseat, after realizing the trailer she had could only fit two of her three horses, SF Gate reported.

“He actually walked right into the car like a dog would,” Mesaros said.
The quick-acting woman lured her steed in the back of her 2001 Honda Accord. Her sister-in-law posted a Facebook photo of the pony filling up the backseat, his snout fogging up the window, with the caption: “When Lauren has to evacuate her pony from Santa Rosa but no transport is available—you do what you have to do.”

Hell yes you do what you have to do, and what Lauren Mesaros had to do was get Stardust out of harms way as soon as possible. Honestly, look at that face –  no way you could leave that pony behind. And Stardust hopped right into the backseat. He knew what was up. Anyway, kudos Lauren Mesaros. Kudos indeed.

So some bro named Tim Newton from Alaska woke up the other morning to an amazing sight – a family of lynx frolicking and rough-housing on his front porch. I have one reaction to this. I want a family of lynx frolicking and rough-housing on my front porch and I want it now!

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Brazil: Marília and Matheus Pieroni were just beginning their tented São Paulo wedding ceremony when, instead of the bride herself, a stray dog who had wandered in from the storm outside marched down the aisle to the bridal chorus. The canine was removed as the young couple entered, but just as they prepared to read their vows, he returned – and laid down to sleep right on top of Marília’s veil. Some women may have gone into full Bridezilla mode at this point, but Marília insisted the pup be welcomed as an official guest, which he certainly was. “It was a very pleasant surprise for me, because I love animals,” Marília told The Dodo. As the night wound down, the newlyweds searched for their surprise acquaintance, but he had crept away unnoticed. Determined to take him in as their very own, a city-wide search commenced for the stray that stole everyone’s hearts. He was found and joined the newlyweds as their newest family member.

I have nothing to add to that, because it is AWESOME.

Istanbul, not Constantinople.

Oscar Robertson was amazing.

Well, it isn’t exactly diving but still . . .

People are going to Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin City, Australia, to dive with 16-foot crocodiles. As you can see, they get in this plastic jar looking thing and are dropped right into the water with these monsters. Probably safe enough, but would you do it?

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Incredible.

Lake Natron is located in Tanzania, and it’s one of the most unique bodies of water in the world. The water within it has an extremely high soda and salt content, so high that almost nothing can live in it. Blood-red from the bacteria that live in it, the salt lake is steaming hot, with temperatures that can reach up to 140º Fahrenheit.

The soda and salt causes creatures that enter its water to calcify, perfectly preserved, as they dry. They’re so hard they’re almost like rock. No one knows for certain exactly how the animals die, but it appears that the extreme reflective nature of the lake’s surface confuses them, causing them to crash into the lake.

Below are photos of animals photographer Nick Brandt found along the shores of the lake. Although he reposed them, the bodies are exactly the way he found them. Amazing, ghostly stuff.

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I swear to God I’d give almost anything to hang with these guys for 3-4 hours on the golf course. Can you imagine? Hell, I used to hate George W but now I’d take him back as Commander in Chief in a heartbeat. And you know they were just ripping the Donald to shreds on the back 9. Man, I long for the good old days between 1992 and 2016.

PS- Carter wasn’t invited. Two-termers only. That’s badass.

 

Or moon. I’m not sure.

Check out Luhu the Sad Cat, man. He’s sad.

Yep. This used to happen.