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Amateur Photographers Perfect Bald Eagle Reflection Photo Goes Viral

© Steve Biro When Canadian amateur photographer, Steve Biro, set out that morning to shoot his favourite subject, he already had the shot he wanted in mind. In an interview with CBC, he said he tried a year prior to get a similar shot with no success. After hundreds of photos taken that day at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy in Vittoria, Ontario, Biro stumbled across the perfect frame when going through the shots at home. Staring directly at his camera, the bald eagle squared up perfectly with both wings touching…

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A Rare Cat Born With Four Ears; Yoda His Name Is

A rare cat born with two extra ears (they are more like flaps) has recently resurfaced online after first garnering online attention over a decade ago. Owners, Valerie and Ted Rock, adopted the frisky feline back in 2006 and decided to name him Yoda, a nod to the famous Star Wars character and legendary Jedi. According to The Telegraph: Yoda’s extra ears – which are not thought to help him hear – are not attached to the base of his skull, with one placed slightly behind the other. They are…

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Beluga Whale Saves iPhone From Sea in Norway

Surreal footage of a beluga whale saving an iPhone from the sea in Norway has gone viral after being posted to Instagram and Reddit. Interestingly, the beluga was found off Norway’s coast wearing a special Russian harness and was ‘probably trained by the Russian Navy‘. While surprising to some, it is known that Russia and the United States have a fleet of trained dolphins for ‘military and naval purposes’. In the past dolphins have been used to locate mines and other dangerous objects on the ocean floor as well as…

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Lone Orangutan Tries to Fight Bulldozer Destroying Its Home

Footage released by International Animal Rescue shows harrowing footage of an orangutan trying to fight off a bulldozer destroying its habitat. As loggers smash the base of a tree in the Ketapang District of West Borneo, video shows one of the great apes perched in the tree’s canopy as it falls to the floor. Two members of IAR’s Orangutan Protection Unit try to dart and carry the animal to safety. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/orangutan-tries-to-fight-bulldozer/

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The Heartwarming Moment This Pupper Found Out He Was Getting Adopted

After being in the shelter for about a month, Benny the Dog was finally adopted by his new family. As he did his “Freedom Walk” through the halls of the shelter, Benny jumped up and down in pure excitement of finally going home. Despite Benny’s palpable joy, I couldn’t help but notice all of the other barks and poor puppers that remained as Benny made his way to the door. Hopefully the rest of them get adopted and found loving homes too! Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/dog-finds-out-hes-getting-adopted/

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Running With the Wild White Horses of Camargue

The Camargue horse is an ancient breed of horse indigenous to the Camargue area in southern France. Its origins remain relatively unknown, although it is generally considered one of the oldest breeds of horses in the world. Wild white (actually semi-feral) Camargue horses galloping through water has become a popular and romantic image of the region. And for good reason, just look at the GoPro video above and tell me that’s not majestic. You can learn more about these horses and the region they come from here. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/running-with-the-wild-white-horses-of-camargue/

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This Dog Reacting to That Scene from the Lion King is Giving Me All the Feels

Amazing to see this pit bull terrier puppy instinctively (seemingly?) know something of importance is happening on-screen. As the owner describes on YouTube: “So Hannah and I were watching the Lion King while Luna played wildly with her toys. But right as Mufasa falls to his death, she stops and turns to the TV to watch. To see her crying at the TV was the sweetest thing I think I’ve ever seen. She even lays down right after Simba lays with his dad….We don’t deserve dogs. 💚 4 months old…

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One Breath Around the World, Guillaume Nrys Incredible New Short

“One Last Breath” is the incredible new short film by free diver Guillaume Néry. The film was shot entirely by Néry’s wife, Julie Gautier, who amazingly captured everything on breath hold as well. The original soundtrack was produced by Guillaume Ferran and this one is worth watching with the lights off and sound up! The sequence with the whales blew my mind. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/one-breath-around-the-world-by-guillaume-nery/

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Amazing Footage Shows Sperm Whale Mimicking a Divers Spins

In this remarkable encounter, diver and self-proclaimed ‘whale whisperer’ Andrew Armour, is seen interacting with a magnificent sperm whale, who seems to be amused by the tiny organism in front of him. The surreal scene was captured off the coast of Roseau, Dominica in the Caribbean. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/sperm-whale-mimics-divers-spins/

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Honey Badger Mom Saves Her Baby From the Jaws of a Hungry Leopard

Honey badgers do care! Spotted at Kruger National Park in South Africa, a mother honey badger rescues her baby (literally) from the jaws of a hungry leopard. The camera is a little shaky, likely due to the fact that they were quite zoomed in while filming. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/honey-badger-saves-baby-from-leopard/

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Amazing Map Uses GPS Locations to Show How Territorial Wolf Packs Are

Map by Voyageurs Wolf Project In a recent post by the Voyageurs Wolf Project, they demonstrate how territorial wolf packs are through the mapping of 68,000 individual GPS locations from 7 wolves in different packs from the summer of 2018. They explain: Each wolf’s collar took locations every 20 min (with the exception of the northernmost pack which took locations every 4 hr starting in October) for the duration of the summer. The last photo of the post shows the name and territory of each pack. There are a few…

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Today I Learned Tiger Skin is Striped Just Like Its Fur

via tyracampbellcharles on reddit How cool is this? A close up photo of a tiger with a section of its fur shaved shows that its skin is striped just like its fur. The image has made the rounds online before but most recently appeared on reddit a couple days ago. via tyracampbellcharles on reddit Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/2019/02/today-i-learned-tiger-skin-is-striped-just-like-its-fur/

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Ocean Ramsey Goes Freediving With Worlds Largest Known Great White

On January 15, 2019, marine biologist and conservationist Ocean Ramsey and her team took their dive boat to monitor tiger sharks feeding off a dead and decomposing sperm whale that the NOAA had towed 15 miles offshore from Sand Island near Oahu, Hawaii where it had lain against the shoreline. According to the Star Advertiser, that’s when Deep Blue showed up to feed and everyone else split. Deep Blue is believed to be the largest known great white shark and appeared to be pregnant. Ramsey says Deep Blue is roughly…

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