In this heartwarming photo we see Chendra, an Asian elephant, meeting Gus, a sea lion at the Oregon Zoo. Chendra met Gus while she was on one of her morning walks around the zoo. Photograph by Michael Durham. Posting by laphmore on Reddit.
Large swell forms after severe storm in Sydney (Cameron Spencer / Getty Images News)
Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara set the world record for biggest wave ever ridden back in November 2011, when he tamed a 78-foot monster. McNamara reportedly broke his own record by riding this 100-foot wave on Monday in Nazaré, Portugal.
Two chimpanzees hug each other to keep warm at Qingdao Zoo in Qingdao, Shandong province, Eastern China. (Barcroft)
Sao Doan, 5 years old, watched as her mother took a photo of Merrill Hunt, dressed as Spider-Man, washing windows at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., Thursday. Three window cleaners dressed up for the day. (Cherie Diez/Tampa Bay Times/Zuma Press)
Trees are decorated with lights to celebrate the upcoming Christmas and New Year at the Garden of Morning Calm in Gapyeong, South Korea. (Ahn Young-joon/Associated Press)
56-year-old Colo celebrates her birthday at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Columbus, Ohio. Colo is the oldest gorilla in any zoo. (Grahm S. Jones/Columbus Zoo and Aquarium)
After a cold night, frost covers plants in a field in Forestburgh, N.Y. (Tom Bushey/Times Herald-Record)
Workers clean a replica of the Cheops Pyramid of Giza in Miniworld, after snowfall in Lichtenstein, Germany. The cultural park presents about 100 original and true-to detail buildings at a 1:25 scale. (Jens Meyer/Associated Press)
Oliver, a three-month-old white faced capuchin monkey and Miami’s Jungle Island newest baby, is shown to the public. (J Pat Carter/Associated Press)
Two cheetahs groom each other and appear to be kissing after making a kill in the Masai Mara, Kenya. (Hari Santharam / Barcroft)
A boat of whale watchers look the wrong way as humpback whale breaches the water. The playful pod of the humpbacks – which can weigh up to 40 tonnes and measure 50 foot long – have been seen feeding and appearing to play as a group. And when lifeboat crew member Youen Jacob, 37, went out to take a closer look he and his crewmates were treated to a spectacular display. (Caters)
A police officer questions an activist, wearing a prosthetic buttock, from environmental group Greenpeace during a demonstration at the stairs of the National Congress in Buenos Aires November 14, 2012. The organization demands the Congress approve a new law on electronic waste. Her T-shirt reads, “Without law on electronic waste, where do you want us to put the batteries?”. (Greenpeace/Reuters)