Despite its name and appearance, the cusk-eel is not an eel but rather a fish. While the fish featured here is pretty small, the largest species of cusk-eel can be found traversing the 6,600-feet depths of the sea with a length of around 6.6 feet (2 meters).
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India has gone on quite the adventure, and the country hasn’t tired yet. Presently, the Indian plate is crashing into Southern Asia at a rate of around 5 centimeters per year, which will inevitably add to the Himalayas’ already staggering stature.
Ben DeHaan’s Trippy Melting Portraits
Before you attempt to reconstruct Maine-based artist Ben DeHaan’s far-out work on Photoshop, here’s a helpful hint: you can’t. For his latest series dubbed Uncured, Dehaan hasn’t relied on the digital manipulation deity to achieve his trippy-drippy results; rather, he’s just used an inkjet printer and gravity. How? In order to prevent all images from dripping like Dehaan’s, inkjet printers come equipped with a UV light that dries the print almost immediately. Dehaan has simply removed that. To read more about Dehaan’s retro, DIY-approach to dynamic portraiture and take a peek at his other slippery subjects, be sure to visit Visual News.
Happiness-Inducing Photos Of Australian Fur Seals
Underwater wildlife has never been better captured–or for that matter, sweeter. Taking a dip into the waters that surround New South Wales’ fauna-filled Montague Island, Australian photographer Alastair Pollock has brought all of us lacking flippers or frequent flyer miles several high-resolution glimpses of the adorable Australian fur seals scurrying about. NB: if you go during the winter, you’ll have no problem seeing over a thousand of them on any given day. If you don’t share Pollock’s adventurous spirit, though, there’s always a great gallery of his work at My Modern Met.
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Despite science’s ever-increasing understanding of the world in which we live, there are still certain elements outside of our comprehension. One would be what this videographer describes as “The Arctic Light”, a natural phenomenon that occurs in the springtime where sunrise and sunset convene to create one magnificent show of light and color in the world.