Watch an octopus instantly make quicksand and then completely disappear in it

If you need more proof that the octopus is absolutely the super villain of the sea, check out this gnarly superpower that allows the southern sand octopus to create an automatic secret hideout: it shoots jets of water at the sand to make quicksand which it burrows itself in and effectively disappears. »9/25/15 6:04pm9/25/15 6:04pm

Video shows what it's like to get attacked by a crocodile and to see inside its mouth

Man. These crocs come out of nowhere and attack with such a quickness that you don’t even know what’s happening until you’re already clamped down inside the terrifying and unrelenting jaws of the crocodile. National Geographic made some flotation devices that held cameras to capture exactly what it’s like to get… »9/16/15 3:02pm9/16/15 3:02pm

This crocodile impossibly jumping straight out of the water is the scariest thing

Come on, man. Is this even allowed? How is it fair that crocodiles can just shoot up—like, completely mother effing vertical—out of the water like this? I’m totally okay with them swim lurking and then chomping down on the surface of the water or the shore but this is just not right. This guy is basically flying, he’s… »9/14/15 7:53pm9/14/15 7:53pm

Video shows what it looks like when vultures attack a carcass in nature

Here’s a really unique view of what it would be like to be a dead animal in the life cycle of nature. National Geographic dropped off a wildebeest carcass in the Serengeti in Africa and recorded exactly what it looks like to see bugs swarm and vultures fight each other to eat what’s leftover of the carcass. »9/08/15 5:13pm9/08/15 5:13pm

Cute animation video explains how smart dolphins actually are

We always hear that dolphins are smart but how smart are they actually? Lori Marino explains for Ted-Ed in this cute animation and it’s almost stunning how intelligent they are. Their encephalization quotient (brain size to body size) is second only to us dumb humans and goes into detail how they can pass down… »8/31/15 4:48pm8/31/15 4:48pm

Beautiful video of beautiful birds flying in slow motion

Birds being able to fly is Mother Nature’s ploy to make us all jealous. There are few cooler abilities in the real world. What else even comes close? Being able to hold your breath really long? Change colors? Grow back a chopped claw? Flying tops them all. Here’s a collection of birds flying in slow motion just to… »7/29/15 2:35pm7/29/15 2:35pm

Seeing a giant stingray eat a crab is like seeing a UFO abduct a person

And here I thought stingrays were jolly surfers of the ocean. Not to crabs! Watch as this giant stingray catch a spider crab and vacuum suck the poor crab right into the stingray’s mouth. It’s like one minute the crab is there, the next he’s been vaporized. Poor crab was too busy molting to realize the UFO of the sea… »7/15/15 9:16am7/15/15 9:16am

See the Great Barrier Reef from the perspective of a swimming turtle

I’m not saying I’d trade places with this turtle but imagine how wonderful a life this little guy has. He enjoys things slowly, his body is protected by his home which is always attached to his body and he can just dip into the Great Barrier Reef and swim in the ocean whenever he wants to. That sounds like a life… »7/06/15 6:14pm7/06/15 6:14pm

Terrifying great white shark attacking a cage is like real life Jaws

Oh. My. Holy. Bananas. This shark attack video from Hillary Rae shows an 11 and a half foot shark biting and gnawing and trying to rip open an underwater cage with such fury and abandon and ferocity that it looks like the killer beast might actually break through. You get an up close view of the razor sharp teeth and… »7/02/15 10:28am7/02/15 10:28am

The world's tallest cow is so comically ginormous that it's hilarious

When you first see Blosom, a cow that measures in at 6 feet 2 inches from the hoof to the withers and is the Guinness World Record’s tallest cow ever, you can’t help but laugh. You don’t scream fake (that’s the second thing you do) or analyze the photo’s misleading angles meant to exaggerate the cow’s size (that’s the… »6/26/15 4:35pm6/26/15 4:35pm

Watch a woodpecker bang its beak and head against a tree in slow motion

Man, that’s got to flatten out some brain cells. Slow motion footage from a Turkish TV program The Glory of Nature found on Reddit shows a woodpecker repeatedly drilling its beak into a tree. You can see the head of the bird jiggle and the shock of the hit reverberate throughout its entire body. But it just keeps… »6/18/15 11:40am6/18/15 11:40am

Look how amazingly still a hummingbird's body is when it flies

Here’s a video of hummingbirds flying in slow motion. It’s really cool to see how different the speed of its wings move versus the stillness of its body. It’s like the video is in fast forward when you’re staring at the wings but completely stopped when you just see the body. I’ll never not be impressed by… »6/17/15 3:32pm6/17/15 3:32pm