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Stunning Images From The UK Wildscreen Festival 2016, The Internationally Renowned Festival That Celebrates And Advances The Art Of Natural World Storytelling

The Wildscreen festival is the world’s biggest celebration of screen-based natural history storytelling which takes place every two years in Bristol.

“Bristol Fox”
“At this recognisable landmark in front of the Clifton suspension bridge I found a secluded spot where teenagers like to hang out and local foxes would come to look for leftovers. One night, I was setting up my camera in the early evening and a fox came out of the shadows. It came straight over, looked up at me, then proceeded to try and pinch something from my open camera bag. After that, it walked up this small ridge and I saw the picture I wanted to capture. It took about two weeks of long, cold nights before it looked up at just the right moment”. (Photo by Sam Hobson/Wildscreen 2016) Continue »

The ‘Smallest House in Italy’ Is Architecturally Stunning


Imagine living a hair’s breadth away from all the most romantic, historic sights of Rome. Now imagine doing it in 75 square feet. Architect and designer Marco Pierazzi saw the potential in an abandoned, one-room alleyway house just steps from Roman landmarks like the Pantheon and Saint Peter’s Square. He bought it, fixed it up, and lived there with his wife until their child was born. Pierazzi now rents what he calls the “smallest house in Italy” to friends, acquaintances, and tourists, making it a convenient place to stay on a Roman holiday. Continue »

Unusual Animals: Hydrocynus Goliath


Hydrocynus goliath, also known as the goliath tigerfish, giant tigerfish or mbenga, is a very large African predatory freshwater fish. The giant tigerfish is restricted to the Zaire River system, Lualaba River, Lake Upemba and Lake Tanganyika. Continue »

The Tutu Project By Bob Carey


About 13 years ago photographer Bob Carey and his wife, Linda moved to America’s East Coast. Even though the move was exciting, exhilarating, and inspiring, it was a big and dramatic change. The self portraits were a perfect way of expressing himself. He posed in different surroundings wearing a pink tutu. The result is a wonderful, inspiring and poetic series of self portraits: The Tutu Project. Continue »

Zombie Boy Launches “Platform 15” At Thorpe Park’s New Halloween Attraction In London


Zombie Boy, who holds a Guinness World Record for most bones inked on a human body, gave Londoners a fright this morning as he was spotted at commuter hotspots across the capital to promote Thorpe Park’s new Halloween attraction in London. Continue »

Photo Masterpieces Of The Red Bull Illume Photo Awards 2016

Athlete: Senad Grosic Location: Gablenz, Germany. Image is from the Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2016 contest. Lorenz Holder is the overall winner of the contest. (Photo by Lorenz Holder/Red Bull Illume) Continue »

Professor Built A 60-Foot Long, 8-Foot Cardboard Wall Outside His Home To Replicate Donald Trump’s Proposed Wall Between The U.S. And Mexico

Photo by Michelle McLoughlin/Reuters

Matt Warshauer, a political history professor at Central Connecticut State University, built a 60-foot long, 8-foot cardboard wall outside his West Hartford home to replicate Donald Trump’s proposed wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Continue »

Yetis To Roam NYC Streets In ‘Expedition Unknown’ Promo

Photo by Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Travel Channel’s buzz-building efforts behind unscripted, four-part series Expedition Unknown: Hunt for the Yeti will culminate in a New York City-based, multisite street campaign. The special edition of Expedition Unknown — sending explorer Josh Gates to Nepal and Bhutan in search of the legendary abominable snowman — will hit the streets of Manhattan in a series-branded coffee truck offering passersby freshly-made iced coffees, tying in the cold drink with the frigid weather theme of the special and the environment that the Yeti is said to live in. Continue »

Funny Family Photo By Bruce Osborn


It takes a lot of time and effort to create the perfect shot, and tremendous creativity to compose an original series. Yet, photographer Bruce Osborn has done just that. He has captured the special relationship between parents and children, and in doing so, has taken visual storytelling to a new level. Each photo in Osborn’s series Oyako – Japanese for “parents and children” – represents a distinctive style that is layered with meaning. The series started in 1982, when Osborn was assigned to photograph punk musicians for a magazine. Continue »

He Lives In A Tree, Doesn’t Wear Shoes, And Brushes His Teeth With A Pinecone


If you were to meet this guy in the woods, especially if it’s nighttime, you’d probably think that it’s a local troll or a yeti. However, in reality, he’s no yeti. His name is Mick Dodge, and before deciding to live in the woods, he was a marine for six years at Fort Lewis. It is hard to tell what moved him to leave the busy life of the city and start living in the Hoh Rain Forest. It could have been that he decided the leave the stressful life of the city, or maybe he simply loves the solitary life of a hermit. Another thing that is peculiar about Mick Dodge is that most of the time he walks barefoot, hence the nickname “The Barefoot Sensei”. Continue »

Giant Crystal Cave In Naica, Mexico – The Place Where Superman Was Born


Cave of the Crystals or Giant Crystal Cave is a cave connected to the Naica Mine 300 metres (980 ft) below the surface in Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico. The main chamber contains giant selenite crystals (gypsum, CaSO4·2 H2O), some of the largest natural crystals ever found. The cave’s largest crystal found to date is 12 m (39 ft) in length, 4 m (13 ft) in diameter and 55 tons in weight. The cave is extremely hot with air temperatures reaching up to 58 °C (136 °F) with 90 to 99 percent humidity. The cave is relatively unexplored due to these factors. Without proper protection people can only endure approximately ten minutes of exposure at a time. Continue »

Iceland Road Painted To Stop Arctic Terns Being Killed


A group of biologists have painted the road Útnesvegur, located on the tip of Snæfellsnes peninsula in West Iceland, in bright colours in an effort to prevent the untimely death of hundreds of young Arctic terns. Continue »

Georgian Car Club Creates The Rainbow With 76 Dodge Challengers


Skittles might want to make you taste the rainbow, but one car club in Georgia will make you want to be the rainbow. During a gathering of the Peach State Challengers, a Georgia-based car club that is all about the—you guessed it—Dodge Challenger, the members put together their 76 Challengers in the ultimate display of color. Continue »

The Jeep Wrangler Based G. Patton Tomahawk 6×6 Is What Nightmares Are Made Of


This is the G. Patton Tomahawk, and it looks like a Jeep Wrangler subjected to repeated jabs of testosterone injections. So much so, its grew an extra pair of wheels, while its skin became as hard as rock. Of course, there should be no questions asked regarding its inspiration, which is unequivocally the monstrous Mercedes-AMG G 63 6×6. Continue »

What If World Political Leaders Were Cars?

Many politicians are often better known for the image they present rather than the policies they support. If a leader doesn’t look sharp, perform well and make all the right noises, they have very little chance of being elected. The same could also be said of cars – they have to look the part, feel the part and sound the part before any customers will take them seriously.

Question is, what cars best represent today’s most prominent political leaders?

Vladimir Putin – Lada Niva
Believe it or not, the Lada Niva off-roader is still on sale despite being based on a decades-old design, being woefully unequipped for modern life and approaching situations with the sophistication of a lump of granite. Continue »