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Yes, Hang Gliding Off a Ramp at the Top of a Mountain Looks as Cool as it Sounds

Professional hang gliding pilot Wolfgang Siess recently shared an unbelievable clip of his launch off a mountain near Interlaken, Switzerland and—well just watch the clip above. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/hang-gliding-off-ramp-at-top-of-mountain-wolfgang-siess/

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Seal Slaps Kayaker in the Face with Octopus

Kyle Mulinder was kayaking off the coast of KaikÅura in the South Island of New Zealand when he was slapped in the face by an octopus wielded by a seal. According to The Guardian, ‘the seas off the coast of KaikÅura are renowned for their marine life, drawn to the region by the 50km-long KaikÅura canyon, which creates an unusual series of sea currents that sustains a rich food chain.’ The video clip was first seen on Taiyo Masuda’s Instagram page but has since spread online after going viral on…

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Eye of the Storm: A Surreal Video Inside the Eye of Hurricane Michael

A Facebook live video by Stefan Melendez from last Wednesday shows the surreal scene from inside the eye of Hurricane Michael which devastated regions of Florida and Georgia last week. If the video above doesn’t play you can also try the one embedded below. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/surreal-video-inside-eye-of-hurricane-michael/

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Tired Of #FollowMeTo Instagram Pics? This Guy Pets His Dog Everywhere He Goes, And Its 1000 Times Better

Honza loves to shoot scenes full of drama and mood, taking advantage of fog and morning mist in the colder seasons to produce dramatic effects. And the star in each of them is, of course, his faithful friend Sitka. More info: Instagram | Website #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #22 #23 #24 #25 #26 #27 #28 #32 #33 #34 #35 #36

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Humpback Whales Surface in Front of Lodge – Video

Humpback whales aren’t often known for making appearances so close to shore, let alone right in front of  The Great Bear Lodge in Canada. This family had one of the rarest encounters in nature right out their back door. Certainly this is something these folks won’t ever forget…. Hat tip to Reddit user: RyanReynoldsWrap Advertisement Read more: https://viralviralvideos.com/2018/08/09/humpback-whales-surface-in-front-of-lodge/

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Timelapse Shows 10 Billion Tons of Ice Calving Off a Glacier in Greenland

On June 22, 2018 a team of scientists from NYU captured an iceberg the size of Manhattan calving off the Helheim Glacier in Greenland over a duration of 30 minutes. The four mile wide, one mile across, and half mile thick chunk of ice weighed roughly 10 billion tons. According to an article in National Geographic: This event in itself isn’t necessarily a harbinger of climate doom. “Calving happens,†says Kristin Poinar, a glaciologist from the University of Buffalo. “Ice isn’t a good building material—you could never build a skyscraper…

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If Youve Never Seen How Fast Bears Can Climb Trees You Need to See This

In this incredible footage we see a black bear sow (the species comes in a variety of colours) fiercely protecting her cub as she chases a jet black boar up a tall pine tree. The action begins when the sow gets a scent of the nearby boar and immediately sprints down a steep hill to chase the threat away. The speed at which both bears scale the tree is astonishing. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/bear-chases-bear-up-tree-full-speed/

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Timelapse Captures Incredible Cloudburst Over Austrias Lake Millstatt

Photographer Peter Maier captured this jaw-dropping timelapse of a cloudburst over Lake Millstatt in Carinthia, Austria. A cloudburst is a sudden and violent rainstorm capable of producing an extreme amount of precipitation in a short period of time. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/cloudburst-over-lake-millstatt-austria/

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Drone Captures Blue Whale Mom and Calf Playing with Bottlenose Dolphins from Above

In the late afternoon of June 4th, 2018 a blue whale mom and her calf were spotted interacting with some Bottlenose dolphins off the coast of La Jolla, California. Photographer Domenic Biagini was able to fly his drone above the whales and capture the amazing scene. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/drone-captures-blue-whales-playing-with-dolphins/

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