Whale watchers on a boat trip of the Alaskan coast were surprised by a humpback whale that decided to breach right next to where their boat was sailing, soaking everyone in the process. One of the members of the tour group was lucky enough to capture the whole encounter on video and posted it to social media. The incident took place during an excursion organised by TAZ Whale Watching. If you check out the video you will be truly amazed and probably jealous of just how close the tour group got to the whale.
Some veterinarians who were visiting a lion sanctuary in South Africa found their mission became incredibly expensive when one of the big cats became curious and ended up popping three of their car tires. The whole episode was captured on video by one of the veterinary workers at the Glen Garriff Conservation Lion Sanctuary.
Recently The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy posted a video on social media showing biologist Greg Skomal who works with a state government agency in the United States having a very close encounter with a massive great white shark off the coast of Massachusetts. Mr Skomal had been attempting to place a tag on the apex predator which is certainly not something for the faint hearted. As he tried to tag the great white, it leapt out of the water and was literally within inches of the biologist’s feet.
Imagine coming how from work only to be greeted by a reptilian apex predator. Well that is exactly what happened to two chaps returning from their jobs in Australia’s Norther Territory who came across a large crocodile blocking the road. They managed to capture the encounter on video which shows the two men driving on an unpaved road and then encountering the croc who was relaxing in a puddle in the middle of the road.
It is no secret that elephant populations in Southern Africa face the constant threat of illegal poaching. This is a sad story and there are rarely ever any happy endings. However, there is the occasional ray of hope and this story is one of them. A group of elephants all whom survived attempts to kill them for their ivory and ended up being rescued by conservation groups started a new chapter of their lives when it was decided it was time to release the pachyderms back into the wild.
There simply cannot be anything cuter than a snow leopard cub playing the bath right? If you cannot answer that question in the affirmative then there must be something wrong with you. Check out these three snow leopard cubs enjoying themselves whilst also having a bath. These absolute cuties were born earlier in the year at Cleveland Zoo in the United States and it would appear that they seem quite confident in the water.
A rare albino gray whale was spotted swimming off the coast of Mexico. Albino whales are almost never seen so it is fortunate that someone managed to capture the sighting on video, footage of which was released by the Mexican government. The whale has been nicknamed “Gallon of Milk” and astonishingly enough this is not the first sighting.
Nan Hauser a marine biologist who was snorkelling recently says she was protected by a 50,000-ton humpback whale from a predatory tiger shark. Ms Hauser says she was unwittingly diving in waters being patrolled by a tiger shark whilst she was attempting to interact with the humpback whale of the coast of the Cook Islands. If you watch the footage you will see the whale protectively tucking Ms Hauser underneath it’s pectoral fin, although you will not see the shark.
It is incredibly rare to even spot a false killer whale if you are off the coast of Southern California. Recently however some lucky boat passengers in that part of the world didn’t just get the privilege of seeing false killer whales in the wild, they had the opportunity to witness what can only be described as a one in a life time even, the live birth of a calf.
A hotel manager in Vermont got a bit of a shock when he came across a bear that had wandered into the hotel and was strolling along the hallway. The quick-thinking manager pulled out his phone and captured footage of the animal as it had a good look around. Fortunately, no guests came in contact with bear, so all’s well that ends well, but things really could have taken a turn for the worse.
Back in June an innocent Pilot whale died and washed ashore on the coast of Thailand. What was the cause of death? The unfortunate whale has eaten 80 plastic bags or 17 pounds of polythene because the world’s oceans are filling up with plastic. The poor thing stricken will illness had drifted into a canal and veterinarians rushed to provide care for the whale during its last five days. Unfortunately, the whale regurgitated a bunch of plastic bags and then died.
A woman living in Sarasota Florida was able to record footage of an intense fight between a raccoon and bobcat taking place in her very own backyard! Erin Earth uploaded the video to social media and if you watch it, you will see a stand off between a mama raccoon most likely trying to defend her three babies and the bobcat.