Monday, July 18, 2016

NATURE: Epic Battle to the Death Between Buffalo and Lion Captured (Bonus Video)

Warning: Disturbing Images

We know the battle for survival happens everyday in the wild but seeing images of this lion being defeated by a buffalo was still truly remarkable. These incredible images were taken by amateur photographer Matt Armstrong-Ford, who works as a safari guide for Shenton Safaris in the region of Zambia, South Africa. He knew of the lion – the six-year-old cat who suffered from a skin disease called mange, (caused by parasitic mites), which probably caused the lion to be cast out from his pride.

Tossed around: A male lion is flung into the air after attacking a lone female buffalo in the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia


The hour-long battle left both animals covered with blood, worn-out and with fatal wounds.

‘After this the lion managed to drag himself under a bush to lick his wounds. Both animals were covered in blood by the end,’ stated Mr. Armstrong. The lion finally succumbed to his injuries and died two days later, while the buffalo’s dead body, having failed to fight off infection, was found a few weeks later.

Starving: The hungry six-year-old lion was suffering from mange, a type of skin disease, and had become detached from his pride


Mr Armstrong added: ‘I have never seen anything like that before. Usually when lion hunt buffalo it is as a pride – it is hardly ever alone.

‘The fact that the lion was familiar to us and we had seen him in his prime made it very emotional to see him in the state he was in. By the end of the fight everyone was exhausted.’

Bloody battle: Dramatic images capture the lion biting and clawing at the buffalo’s mouth, the big cat’s face smeared with blood and dust

WTF?: “My mum’s TOILET after a recent flood”…

WTF? From a distance we thought they were leaves...



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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

AAAW: FROG RIDES BEETLE LIKE A COWBOY. YEE-HAAW!!

Somewhere far away in Indonesia, a frog is having a rodeo of a time riding his beetle…

These amazing photos capturing a frog enjoying his own rodeo on a beetle is courtesy of photographer Hendy Mp. The adventurous flying frog stayed atop the insect for five minutes even as it tried to fly away and it was all caught on camera near Hendy’s house in Sambas, Kalimantan Barat, in Indonesia.
Giddy up! Photographer Hendy Mp captured this daring frog hop a ride on a beetle and it even stuck its front leg in the air cowboy-style

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

COOL: 3 OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD, GALAXY-PAINTED CARS

These three galaxy-themed cars were discovered around the streets of China. And we’re not talking just any cars here; an Audi A5 Cabriolet, a Ferrari 458 Italia, and a Lamborghini Gallardo, all received a paint job of the outer-space kind! Cool!


Ferrari 458 Italia

An incredible Ferrari 458 Italia, seen in the great city of Shanghai by reader Bjorn B.



Sunday, May 11, 2014

COOL: More Dragon Coolness - THE DRAGON CHOPPER

This dragon chopper built by the Orange County Choppers, was made for their dealership in Beijing China.

Specs:

  • Center Hub Steering from Sweden
  • 3D Printed Head, Tail, Spikes out of PC-ABS
  • The complex body, arms, and legs were machined out of a high density foam and wrapped in carbon fiber.
  • Fuel injected S&S 100” motor



Tuesday, October 29, 2013

COOL: A CHINESE DREAM CAR - THE GOLDEN FLYING DRAGON CAR

This car, spotted at the Canton Fair, is titled the 'Chinese Dream - Flying Dragon,' and must be what Xi Jinping and friends meant when they started that China Dream rhetoric earlier this year. The car is the loving result of 19 sculptors' work over more than three years, every second of which was well spent.




 


Sunday, October 27, 2013

TORONTO'S ZOMBIE WALK

Going on into it's 11th year, the Toronto's Zombie Walk is always a fun event not only to watch but to participate in!  As the story goes...

The zombie walk started one gloomy Sunday, a week before hallows eve in 2003. A handful of the living dead rose from their graves to wander the streets of Toronto in search of brains.
The plague returned every year, and the zombie count grew into a large and deadicated legion of the undead. Not only did the plague hit Toronto, it hit New York, Vancouver, Ottawa, Melbourne and numerous other cities around the world. In 2006 The Toronto Zombie Walk joined forces with the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, to ensure zombies have an enjoyable evening of flicks to see after their flesh eating endeavors. 2012 marked our ten year anniversary and we hoarded in over 10,000 people!


Toronto Mayor Rob Ford hams it up with zombie, Mike D. Gohm, at the Toronto Zombie Walk on
Saturday at Nathan Phillips Square
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