There are pros and cons to being a bat. Pros: can fly and catch prey in the dark, have a luscious fur coat. Cons: have possibly the ugliest nose in the known universe. Well, that is, if you're this newly discovered leaf-nosed bat from Vietnam.
While out diving one day in the Great Barrier Reef, a team of scientists discovered a tasselled wobbegong shark chowing down on a cousin. Fortunately, they managed to take a photograph, and here it is.
Despite being perhaps the most recognisable animal on the planet, biologists have been puzzled for centuries over how the zebra got its stripes. But scientists have worked out an answer, and it's nothing to do with camouflaging themselves in long grass.
I may not speak Japanese, but “oh crap” is pretty much universal no matter what language you shout it in. As the water breaks over the sea wall you can see cars get taken out by the water, their poor drivers trapped, in this just released footage of the horrendous disaster.
I'm a city boy, I love everything about a city — the energy, the bars, the buildings, the noise — and would cry suburgatory if you stripped me away from the city life. But after watching this Yosemite timelapse video, I might take a sabbatical into nature myself. It's so gosh darn beautiful.
The BBC's Earthflight series is amazing. They use "many filming techniques to create the experience of flying with birds as they encounter some of the greatest natural events on the planet." The results are stunning.
Hey crazy people, don't you ever stop being crazy. Even though I don't understand you, you give me so much joy. Like this guy! Look how happy he is! Happy to have his face covered with a bunch of stick bugs.
The sequences of this video would marvel anyone with a pair of eyes. Couple it with the lyrics of What a Wonderful World recited by Sir David Attenborough and you make our wonderful world even more wonderful. [Thanks Nick!]