There’s a great deal of variety in the animal kingdom, and North America stands as no exception to housing some of the strangest creatures on this planet that we’ve ever seen. It’s gonna be hard to believe that some of these creatures are fellow neighbors and not just imaginings from science fiction. From cows of the sea to frogs whose heart stops beating, take a look at the strangest animal in your state.
You wouldn’t have thought the biggest mammal in the world could be so hard to find. As unlikely as it sounds, a new whale species has been discovered by the U.S. this month in the north-eastern Gulf of Mexico. And it’s just the kind of positive news we were looking for. As Geneticist Lynsey Wilcox of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says, “I was surprised that there could be an unrecognized species of whale out there, especially in our backyard.” It’s been described as “uniquely American,” but they could meet their end soon if something’s not done about it.
Some of the best camouflage that the world has ever seen comes straight from the animal kingdom. Sometimes it’s driven by natural selection, and other times it happens totally by chance. Either way, we’ve compiled a list of the most amazing photos of creatures hiding in plain sight. From complex color combinations to unusual textures, these animals are mastering the art of deception. Take a look at the cunning creatures hiding perfectly among inanimate objects and landscapes.
The world is full of beautiful destinations and unending adventures. But to experience our planet in all of its glory, you often have to hop on a plane and jet to far-off locations on the other side of the world. And while air travel is now a hugely popular form of travel for tourists, locals, and business people alike, that doesn’t mean that every single destination has a fully functioning airport. Some are home to the most dangerous runways in the world.
As temperatures are rising and glaciers are shrinking, climate change is happening faster than the world can keep up with. Put aside the fact that the world is falling apart because of this, it’s putting your favorite travel destinations at serious risk. With every passing day, the world is deteriorating piece by piece, and we’ve found the images that are documenting the daily destruction.
There’s only one white giraffe left in the world, and he’s living in Eastern Kenya. But the world has only known that such a creature exists since March 2016, two months after a supposed sighting in Tanzania. Poachers killed two relatives of the last white giraffe however, and they were the only known giraffe’s to share such a unique color. But now that the last white giraffe has been identified, conservation efforts are being made. He suffers from a rare genetic skin condition called leucism, which results in an absence of skin pigmentation. But it’s truly beautiful to behold his bright white body, faded patches, and reddish mane.
In the 21st century, it seems like the world’s coral reefs just can’t catch a break. Not only do they have to contend with the direct threat of declining biodiversity due to climate change and pollution, but they also face a threat on another front: being overrun by seaweed. But scientists have recently published compelling research that shows that unleashing armies of crabs on the coral reefs might be the solution.
In October 2020, scientists announced that they found a new coral reef just off the northern coast of Australia. It’s close in location to the Great Barrier Reef. And it’s massive: it’s taller than the Empire State Building. Read on to find out what experts say about this new reef and why it’s important for the world’s biodiversity.
Finally, there’s good news out there in the natural world. Wildlife conservationist organization WWF have revealed that tiger populations around the world are rising. For decades, the number of tigers on our planet has been dropping at an alarmingly fast rate. In 2010, the WWF initiated a project to increase the wild cat’s population and save them from extinction. We hit an all-time low 10 years ago, with the estimation of there being only 3,200 tigers left across the 13 countries they are known to reside in. Read on to find out about how they managed to turn that all around.
Humans have always been intrigued in the natural world, and other animals are at the top of the list for nature photography. Whether in documentaries, on the net or in the wild, we humans love to get a good photo of an animal. And our camera rolls are usually filled with photos of our pets at home, looking cute or blissfully sleeping. But these animals just wanted to say hi to the photographer and we have it all captured it all on camera.