Finalists of the 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest

We’ve recently witnessed the harsh side of nature with Hurricane Irma, so the announcement of the finalists of the 53rd annual ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ couldn’t come at a better time to remind us of the beauty that nature has in store.

This year the Natural History Museum of London has selected 13 entries out of 50,000 submissions from 92 different countries. The judges picked a balanced variety of shots, from incredible close ups to the cover photos for the very real issues that need attention right now.

“Arctic treasure” Sergey Gorshkov (Russia). Finalist, Animal Portraits.

“The insiders” Qing Lin (China). Finalist, Under Water.

“Saved but caged” Steve Winter (US). Finalist, The Wildlife Photojournalist Award/ Single Image.

“Swim gym” Laurent Ballesta (France). Finalist, Behavior – Mammals.

“Bear hug” Ashleigh Scully (US). Finalist, Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year, 11-14 Years.

“Winter pause” Mats Andersson (Sweden). Finalist, Black and white.

“Resplendent delivery” Tyohar Kastiel (Israel). Finalist, Behavior/Birds.

“Glimpse of a lynx” Laura Albiac Vilas (Spain). Finalist, Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year, 11-14 Years.

“Sewage surfer” Justin Hofman (US). Finalist, The Wildlife Photojournalist Award/ Single Image.

“Bold eagle” Klaus Nigge (Germany). Finalist, Animal Portraits.

The winners will receive a ticket to London for the awards ceremony as well as cash prizes up to £10,000 (about $13,000).  One word: beautiful! 

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Legit Soaps

Do you have writer’s block? Don’t worry, because there’s a soap for that. Are you a morning person? Then there’s a soap for you too. There’s even a soap for internet trolls that smells like living in your mom’s basement.

In fact, thanks to Whiskey River Soap Co, there’s a soap for pretty much anything and anybody you can think of.

From weird teachers, creep uncles, and crazy exes, to geeks, queens and introverts, their amusing and endlessly inventive range of hygiene products (they also do bath bombs) means you’ll never be stuck for Christmas presents ever again.

And jokes aside, the soaps look really pretty! #WANT

Tits Against Bullfighting

I love women protesters. Women are passionate when they protest. So passionate about the cause that somehow it always leads to them taking their shirt off during protests. Don’t be a jerk. Support women.

Women have been winning arguments for the longest. It’s hard for men when women play dirty.

When you realise you have two trump cards in the form of tits, you realise you can get things done. Or at the very least, get some attention drawn to your cause.

The cause that caused a group of women to disown their shirts?

Bullfighting in Spain! SOLD!!!

Yes, PETA had involvement in this, but their shirts came off. So that means things are pretty serious. Will Spain listen and value women over tradition? No! Why? Because they’re assholes. 

Get over the senseless murder of innocent bulls already HIJOS DE PUTA!!!

On the other hand, WELL DONE ladies!

Rare Sight Of Sperm Whales Sleeping

Do sperm whales sleep? It’s not a question that gets asked frequently, but when it does, none is the wiser to answer it. That’s until now, of course, because now we have photo proof of just how these ocean giants nap.

Pro underwater photographer Franco Banfi was the one who snapped the extremely rare photo while following a pack of sperm whales in the Caribbean Sea, near Dominica Island.

They suddenly stopped moving and went into a synchronized vertical rest.

A behavior that was first documented only back in 2008, when a team of biologists from the UK and Japan drifted into a group of completely still sperm whales.

After further studies, they found that this collective nap occurs for approximately 7 percent of the whale’s life, in short intervals of just 6-24 minutes.

 
Ocean creatures are simply out of this world.

They are absolutely majestic!!

Speaking Of The LEGEND Below…

Wen you’re at a concert, waiting for your favourite artist to take the stage can be a bore, even with other music playing over the loudspeakers. Most of the time, these ambient tunes are ignored.

After all, you’re there to see a live act, not listen to the radio.

During a recent Green Day concert in London, however, this pre-show ritual might’ve been better than the main performance. A crowd of 65,000 fans broke into a giant, all-encompassing singalong when Queen’s iconic single Bohemian Rhapsody started to play.

The entire song was captured on video start to finish from the behind the drum kit of Tré Cool.

Fredy Mercury was one of the most gifted singers, performers and musicians EVER! I mean only Fredy Mercury can rock an entire stadium without even being there.

China Built the World’s Cutest Panda-Shaped Solar Farm

Renewable energy just got an injection of cuteness thanks to the Panda Power Plant, a new solar farm installed in the Shanxi province of China. The adorable, panda-shaped farm will have an aggregate capacity of 100 MW when completely finished.

The initiative by Panda Green Energy, in cooperation with the United Nations Development Program, is part of a push to educate China’s young people about sustainable energy. Accordingly, an activity centre at the solar farm will educate local schoolchildren about solar energy and its benefit. Since starting construction in November 2016, the project has progressed rapidly because unlike here Montreal, the Chinese KNOW how to get shit done efficiently and in a record time.

The first phase is now complete, with one 50 MW panda being connected to the grid.

This first Panda Power Plant is just the beginning. Panda Green Energy revealed that it intends to build more solar farms over the next 5 years as part of their Panda 100 program. The goal is to construct along the Belt and Road areas that are part of President Xi Jinping’s economic development strategy.

3 words: YAAAS CHINA YAAAS!!!

Happy Belated Independence Day America

To celebrate with you and the few who care, here’s the beautiful moment when the First Lady Of Poland left  the orange garbage hanging.

Trump’s face always looks like it’s been overcooked on a tanning bed, but it really had the word BURN all over it.

Thank you Polish First Lady for ignoring president what the fuck and making him look like the clown fool that he is. THANK YOU!!!