The vision was filmed at the Auster Rookery near Australia’s Mawson research station
Australian Antarctic expeditioner, Eddie Gault, left the camera on the ice when visiting the rookery, and it didn’t take long for the naturally curious birds to seize the opportunity for a selfie.
Here’s a cute and surprisingly adorable video of cameraman Garth De Bruno Austin being approached by a wild rhino, requesting a belly rub. A wild animal approaching a human is quite surprising, and if the animal happens to be a rhino things aren’t quite likely to end on a happy note like this one. As Austin pointed out, he has filmed this rhino for a few years and has developed a level of trust.
We would very much prefer to avoid staring down the throat of a grizzly, but this little GoPro camera wasn’t at all lucky and found itself at the business end of a grizzly’s anger or hunger. The brave camera presumably faced dangers itself so we could see how terrifying being close to a grizzly, without ever getting close to one. Brad Josephs had taken a GoPro camera along with him to Alaska, and used it for capturing footage of grizzly bears for the Great Bear Stakeout for BBC.
A very humorous turn has come up in the tale of the bears of Russia. Apparently, they are so hooked on to jet fuel that they will continue huffing on it until they pass out. The stoned bears were captured on camera by photographer Igor Shpilenok who spent seven months at the Kronotsky Nature Reserve, in South Kamchatka, Russia. The reserve is home for more than 700 brown bears, and a few of them have taken a liking to the fuel used by the reserve workers for power generators and helicopters. The large brown bears sometimes manage to get their hands on discarded barrels and proceed to a trip down trippy lane.
Malaysia has a very strong economy. Sadly, the same cannot be said about the countries zoos where animals are kept in tiny, often dirty enclosures, with little to no attention and care. One of the animals that has gained attention in these zoos is Shirley the Orangutan, who has somehow picked up a nasty nicotine addiction.
The video from Traffic, the wildlife trade monitoring network aims to show the beauty of life and hopes to create awareness on trade based on endangered animals. A simple video with quite a touch of origami.
UK based photographer Ben Hall travels across the world, capturing the beauty of the wildlife. Coupled with the photographers keen eye for natural setting and its visual representation, the photographs mostly come out as these wonderful captures, like they were always intended to be. Capturing the perfect shot can take weeks or even months, and Hall often haunts the location until the perfect shot is captured.
Canadian artist Denis Mayer Jr. creates these excellent and realistic wildlife paintings. Working exclusively as a wildlife artist, Denis makes use of mixed media and limited colors to create these stunning paintings.
Artist Collin Bogle makes realistic paintings using pastels, colored-pencil, watercolor and acrylic. They’re so good, they almost look like photographs. More images after the jump.
There isn’t much to say, the video speaks for itself.