Joshua Christiansen

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These 21 Photos Prove Reptiles Can Be Cute Too

There are many animals that come to mind when you hear the word ‘cute.’ Fluffy ponies, furry kitties, cuddly puppies…but about a slimy lizard, or a …

Dozens of whales are gathering around one part of the northern California coast

Officials documented 115 humpback, blue and fin whales during a one-hour survey last weekend near the Farallon Islands, the Marin Independent Journal reported Saturday.<p>"We are alerting small boaters and large vessel operators to be on the alert for endangered whales, and to maintain minimum …

A rare white humpback whale is spotted off Australia’s Gold Coast

Whale-watchers were treated to a unique sight in the waters off of Queensland, Australia, yesterday (August 10): a white humpback whale swimming close to the surface.<p>Queenland’s 7 News filmed the whale, and the lucky whale-watching boat, for an extended period of time slightly beyond the Gold Coast …

Australia

Watch: Rare White Whale Spotted Off the Coast of Queensland

A humpback sighted off the coast of Queensland might not be the famous Migaloo like everyone thought it was, but it's still a sight to be seen. A …

10 bucket-list beaches with incredible stories

Pirates! Shipwrecks! Robin Hood! Nudists! These beaches aren't your typical sleepy stretches of surf and sand—each one is not only beautiful but also …

Bucket Lists

20 gorgeous natural wonders around the world

Places that receive the iconic UNESCO seal are chosen based on their cultural significance, their standing as a natural wonder, or both.<p>From the Rock Sites of Cappadocia, Turkey, made entirely from volcanic erosions, to Africa's Namib Sand Sea, the world's only coastal desert, here are 20 …

This May Be The Most Beautiful River On Earth

If the Soca river in Slovenia isn't the most beautiful river on this planet, it is most certainly in the running. Nicknamed "The Emerald Beauty," it has appeared in multiple well-known poems and inspired awe in many a wanderer and tourist.<p>The nickname is, as the photos below attest to, …

New species of dinosaur, the regaliceratops, discovered in Canada

Nicknamed Hellboy, the dinosaur had short horns over the eyes and a long nose horn, the opposite of the features sported by its close relative triceratops<p>When fossil experts first clapped eyes on the skull, it was clearly from a strange, horned dinosaur. When they noticed how stunted the bony horns …

Dinosaurs

Achieving Black Backgrounds in Macro Photos

One of the most important aspects of fine art macro photography is capturing a non-distracting background so your subject stands out. I tend to like …

Nymph Lake

Zion National Park, Utah

Who's looking at you? Stunning pictures by nature photographer show members of the animal kingdom up close and personal

• <b>Sean Crane has travelled to all of the world's continents to capture exotic animals in their natural habitats</b>• <b><br>The photographer, who works as an</b> …

Nature Photography

20 Legendary Day Hikes in the National Parks

The greatest hikes in U.S. national parks aren't necessarily the longest. Here are 20 treks that get hikers into the best a park has to offer in just a day.<p>writer

Hiking

In Fiji, diving with big, hungry sharks

Scuba Diving

5 Spots With The Clearest Waters In The World

By: Gianni Jaccoma<p><i>Credit: Flickr/Marjan Lazarevski</i><p>How many times have you visited a beach or a lake, only to be tragically disappointed by the murkiness of the water? Sure, you could go for a swim in there if you <i>really</i> wanted, but there's no way of knowing if whatever brushed your leg was seaweed, …

Yosemite Falls Reflection

Dragon Lizard Caught Playing Leaf Guitar In Indonesia

Aditya Permana, a professional photographer in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, recently captured this once-in-a-lifetime photo of a forest dragon lizard that …

Zoology

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Panda Playing in Snow Goes Viral: How Do Zoos Plan for Weather?

Bao Bao, the 16-month-old cub at D.C.'s National Zoo, warmed hearts with her wintry romp.<p>A video of the Smithsonian National Zoo's young giant panda, Bao Bao, tumbling down a snowy hill in Washington, D.C., has become a warm and fuzzy distraction amid this week's frigid U.S. cold snap.<p>As the year's …

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