Outstanding underwater film makes killer whales like magic creatures

Wow. For a few seconds here, the killer whales look like they've been animated with CGI. They move so effortlessly that they don't seem real. But Smithsonian shows how this footage was caught, with a camera invented by photographer David Riggs just to see killer whales and what they're hunting underwater. » 12/17/14 1:05am Wednesday 1:05am

Underwater monster captured on video for the first time ever

This sea creature may look like some scary 3D animation of an underwater monster but it's not. It's completely real. What you're looking at is a deep sea anglerfish known as the Black Seadevil. This sea monster's existence shows that sometimes reality is crazier and more twisted than our scariest nightmares. » 11/25/14 12:04am 11/25/14 12:04am

Catching lobsters with your bare hands looks hilariously impossible

Because my only experiences with live lobsters are when they're on display in tanks at restaurants or used for poses in photographs, I never knew how insanely quick they can be. And because I didn't know they had cat-like reflexes, I never knew how hilarious it is to watch people fail at catching them. Now I know. » 11/04/14 8:32pm 11/04/14 8:32pm

These pygmy seahorses are so good at changing colors for camouflage

Pygmy seahorses are super tiny creatures that have the awesome ability to camouflage. They attach themselves to colorful corals and blend in so seamlessly that I have a hard time picking them out. What's cool is that even if the pygmy seahorses are descendants of orange seahorses, they can adapt and become purple if… » 10/29/14 10:27pm 10/29/14 10:27pm

Holy crap, tiny gosling chicks jump 400 feet off a cliff to survive

If you think Red Bull gives you wings or that buying a GoPro makes your life awesome, I think these tiny little gosling chicks have something to tell you: mother nature doesn't need that for thrills. Look at them 'base jump' off a 400 foot cliff 'without a parachute' and hit the side of the mountain and still survive. » 10/27/14 9:31pm 10/27/14 9:31pm

The different ways animals breath in one cool animated graphic

Science illustrator and animator Eleanor Lutz—the same who brought us this cool graphic of how animals fly—has created this cool animated illustration showing the differences between animal breathing: Human vs birds vs insects. Even if you paid attention at biology class, it's interesting to watch. » 10/24/14 7:59pm 10/24/14 7:59pm

This beach infested with sharks on the sand is the most terrifying thing

Well, I know where my nightmare exists in real life: Cape Lookout National Seashore off the coast of North Carolina. Hundreds of sharks were seen right on the beach, swimming in and out of the waves and flapping and attacking around and hunting a school of blue fish. It's a terrifying sight to see. » 10/15/14 10:11pm 10/15/14 10:11pm

Amazing photo is yet another proof of why Earth is an awesome place

We share the planet with the most awesome creatures, sometimes so incredibly fantastic that they seem unreal—beautiful alien monsters from our worst nightmares and dreams. Dean Chiang sent in this cool photo of a sea anemone to prove this point. When I go diving I never get tired of looking at them. » 10/02/14 12:23pm 10/02/14 12:23pm

If nobody owns these cool animal selfies, we should give them the money

This animal selfie compilation got me thinking: If the courts say these photos can't be owned by humans because they are taken by animals, shouldn't there be some kind of international legal mechanism to make the people who use the photos pay some money to protect each species? Makes sense to me. » 9/16/14 10:44am 9/16/14 10:44am