How a desert cat uses its super ears to hunt birds in mid-flight

This footage of a desert cat taking out a bird in mid-flight is another impressive reminder of the astonishing power of natural evolution. The small but agile caracal uses 20 muscles —in three distinct groups—to independently control each of its ears, which act as supersensitive parabolic sound antennas. » 7/28/14 7:57am Today 7:57am

Chopping down a super tall tree with a chainsaw looks like a lot of fun

It probably requires a lot of planning and a lot of strategic rope placement and a lot of brass balls but once you're all the way up there and everything is set, chopping down a tree with a chainsaw looks like crazy amounts of fun. This GoPro footage from the chainsaw's perspective proves that. » 7/23/14 11:45pm Wednesday 11:45pm

Amazing close-up photos capture war planes and birds' majesty in motion

I've seen many photos of airplanes and nature in my life, but very few photographers get close to Tom Dean's ability to capture any kind of flying bird. The action, the right mix of motion blur and crispy detail, and the sheer awesomeness of them all are simply stunning. Feast your eyes, my friends. » 6/13/14 1:47pm 6/13/14 1:47pm

First-person point of view video recorded by a wild polar bear

US Geological Survey's biologists attached cameras and radio collars to four free-ranging female Alaskan polar bears last April. One of the resulting videos shows one of the bears in action in the Beaufort Sea, checking out a potential mate, swimming below ice, and trying to eat a frozen seal (which is kind of gross.) » 6/08/14 3:18pm 6/08/14 3:18pm

Mystery solved: This is the monster that ate that great white shark

It wasn't the Kraken. It wasn't Godzilla. And it wasn't even a rabid killer whale. The mysterious animal that had killed and eaten the 9-foot great white shark and had stumped scientists turned out to be a super predator feared by even apex predators like the great white shark. So what was it? » 6/06/14 10:24pm 6/06/14 10:24pm

Scientists: A mysterious animal ate an entire 9-foot great white shark

Scientists in Australia tagged a healthy 9-foot great white shark as part of program to track these animals. Four months later they found the tracking device washed up on a beach. Something—something really big—had eaten this apex predator. But what creature could dine on such ferocious prey? » 6/06/14 5:30am 6/06/14 5:30am

Supercell timelapse looks like a portal to Heaven—or Hell

Nice one, nature. Could there have been a better spot for this whirling, swirling supercell to form into a wild in-air vortex than over Climax, Kansas? Photographer Stephen Locke captured the explosive event in a timelapse that shows just how impressive the great outdoors is, in all its grand, au naturel glory. » 6/02/14 4:14pm 6/02/14 4:14pm

Watch this guy jump over an entire island while kitesurfing

I'm fairly certain that the idea of jumping over an island has never crossed my mind in all my years of thinking. But if you're a champion kitesurfer like Youri Zoon and you stumble across a small enough island, well, that's just another day on the beach for you. Jumping the damn thing and nailing it is just how you… » 5/23/14 11:22pm 5/23/14 11:22pm

Watch a massive thunderstorm form in this timelapse

Man, this looks like some end of the world type weather. It's the type of thunderstorm I'd see in a movie and think the CGI was too fake. It's the type of supercell I'd see in real life and think it's all over for everybody. It remind us how small we are, how incredible (and scary!) nature can be and how damn cool it… » 5/19/14 7:53pm 5/19/14 7:53pm

Animation explains how tsunamis form and why they're so scary

Waves come from the wind so tsunamis, which are basically bigger waves, must come from more wind, right? Not exactly. This cute animation explains that though normal waves are formed from above, tsunamis come from below from volcanic eruptions, landslides and earthquakes. They're the real monsters of the sea. » 4/24/14 9:15pm 4/24/14 9:15pm

Magic tree stands back upright after being chopped down to the ground

If reading The Giving Tree as a kid didn't convince you that trees have feelings, just watch this unbelievable clip of a magical tree rising from the dead. Seriously! After getting chopped to pieces by a man with a chainsaw, the tree stands straight up as if it were never knocked down in the first place as if to say… » 4/23/14 12:07am 4/23/14 12:07am

10 animals that might become extinct in the next 10 years

Chances are you won't see these rare animals at the local zoo because their population is down to the last hundreds. In some cases, it's much worse than that with only a couple left. Some of these animals you've never heard of but others on the verge of extinction are related to animals you know and love—like certain… » 4/21/14 8:18pm 4/21/14 8:18pm