Beachgoers on the West Coast were treated to a bizarre sight this summer when thousands of peculiar sea creatures commonly called “by-the-wind sailors” washed ashore. These small, jellyfish-like marine life (scientific name Velella velella) are about 2.75 inches in length and have a bluish tint to their rather translucent form. Due to their unique, sail-like shape, these aptly nicknamed creatures are at the mercy of the sea. When wind conditions change, so do their destinations, which is why so many of the Velella velella have made their way onto the beach this year.
Of all of life’s most pressing questions, the question of exactly why our believed canines indulge in sod snacks probably doesn’t top the list. Nevertheless, there are those who make it their…
Though we aren’t even halfway through September, we’ve already uncovered some of the cutest animal videos to date. From a baby elephant blowing bubbles to a handicapped pup who hops like a kangaroo, these five animals videos from September will surely brighten your day.
A 3-Month-Old Baby Fox Prances Around
With Dumbo ears and the sweetest facial expressions, fennec foxes are cute in any setting, so it comes as no surprise that this baby fennec fox is easily the most adorable animal you’ve ever seen. Shared by the San Diego Zoo, this short clip features a 3-month-old fennec fox as it attacks toys, hops around in cardboard boxes and digs into a box of dirt. This fox weighs just 1.5 pounds.
Surviving and thriving is the name of the game in the animal kingdom. Predator or prey, their varying survival methods continue to baffle humankind. That can especially be said about camouflage, or natural selection’s way of saying that if you want to survive in this world, you must not stand out. Animals that are often hunted by predators use camouflage in order to hide in plain sight, and predators will use camouflage in order to sneak up on prey without giving them a chance to do much protesting. The following images are the “Where’s Waldo” of the wilderness.
As Labor Day hits, one thing becomes clear: summertime is nearly over. If you’ve made the mistake of spending it indoors, try to live vicariously through the galloping horses and yoga-loving French bulldogs who know how to hit the beach for a good time. Browse through the photos for your daily dose of silly penguins, swimming pigs and crazy-eyed crabs.