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How much do you really know about owls? No matter what you think you know, get ready to learn everything you wanted to know about great horned owls. Yes, welcome to science class — only it’s less boring and more hilarious because Ze Frank is in charge. In the video, YouTube legend and animal “expert” […]

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How much do you really know about owls?

No matter what you think you know, get ready to learn everything you wanted to know about great horned owls. Yes, welcome to science class — only it’s less boring and more hilarious because Ze Frank is in charge.

In the video, YouTube legend and animal “expert” Ze Frank presents yet another list of horrifying true facts, this time about the owl. His True Facts About Animals videos don’t just tell you all of the interesting things there are to know about each animal, they’re entertaining as well. (His video about hedgehogs had me laughing so hard I cried!)

It seems like it’s been forever since we’ve seen a new video from Ze Frank, but he is finally back to teach us a bunch of weird-but-true facts about the owl. Thankfully, it was worth the wait!

Along with a few choice nuggets of wisdom, he provides one hilarious bit of insight: “Remember, don’t do drugs. Because an owl might just rip your face off.”

It’s pretty much impossible to watch this without doing two things: learning something new and laughing out loud. That makes it a win in my book! Take a minute to unwind and have a laugh — you deserve this.

Enjoy and please SHARE these owls (and especially this narrator) with your Facebook friends!

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Check Out The Breathtaking Beauty Of Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2017 https://viralfrequency.com/check-breathtaking-beauty-wildlife-photographer-year-2017/ https://viralfrequency.com/check-breathtaking-beauty-wildlife-photographer-year-2017/#respond Thu, 09 Nov 2017 14:10:18 +0000 https://viralfrequency.com/?p=6278

  It’s that time of year again – London’s Natural History Museum is getting ready to announce the winner of its Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards, and we can reveal to you, dear readers, some of the extremely talented finalists. As ever, these awards demonstrate that nature is capable of producing some remarkable biological […]

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It’s that time of year again – London’s Natural History Museum is getting ready to announce the winner of its Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards, and we can reveal to you, dear readers, some of the extremely talented finalists.

As ever, these awards demonstrate that nature is capable of producing some remarkable biological constructs, from the extremely large to the adorably small. So, from this point on, we’ll let the absolutely breathtaking images do the talking themselves.

 

Lead image: Bear Hug, by Ashleigh Scully from the USA/Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Taken in Alaska’s Lake Clark National Park, this family of brown bears were making their way back from fishing for clams at low tide – but one little cub decided it wanted to try and wrestle its mother to the ground. It didn’t succeed, but it gave it a good shot.

Winter Pause, by Mats Andersson from Sweden/Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Snapped near the photographer’s home in Southern Sweden on a cold February morning, this red squirrel was seen to take on this meditative pose for just a moment before continuing its search for food.

Swim Gym, by Laurent Ballesta from France/Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

A truly adventurous photographer that has a huge portfolio of shots depicting life beneath Antarctica, this particular shot is clearly one of his best to date. These Weddell Seals are a mother and pup pair, and it’s likely that the pup has only recently been introduced to the ice. Either way, they were unbothered by Ballesta’s presence. “They looked so at ease, where I felt so inappropriate,” he explains.

The Insiders, by Qing Lin from China/Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Can you spot the hidden organisms in the picture? Concealed within the mouths of these anemonefish, swimming in the Lembeh Strait in Indonesia, are several parasitic isopods. These sneaky vampires sneak into the mouths of the fish as larvae, via its gills. They then consume the blood from the tongue, causing it to die, before they literally take its place.

Sewage Surfer, by Justin Hofman from the USA/Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Seahorses are known to hop from floating object to floating object in order to be carried along with the sea current more effectively. As this shot taken in a reef off Sumbawa Island in Indonesia clearly shows, plenty of those objects are nowadays far from natural.

 

Glimpse of a Lynx, by Laura Albiac Vilas from Spain/Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

The Iberian lynx is an endangered wild cat, one that’s as rare as it is elusive. Capturing one on camera is an incredibly difficult task, but with enough patience, one can manage it, as this photograph clearly demonstrates. This one was spotted in the Sierra de Andujar Natural Park in southern Spain, and as the photographer explains, these lynxes “weren’t scared of people – they simply ignored us.”

Arctic Treasure, by Sergey Gorshkov from Russia/Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

This Arctic fox is seen here looking for an appropriate burial spot for its bounty – a goose egg. Taken in the Russian Far East on Wrangel Island, the photographer explains that lemmings are the food of choice for these crafty creatures. However, for a few days, geese from across the world land here to breed, which gives these foxes a second, delicious dietary option.

 

Bold Eagle, by Laus Nigge from Germany/Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

This photographer spends a lot of time on Amaknak Island in Alaska snapping shots of these incredible birds. He spends so much time there that individual eagles trust him more than others – and this particularly bird got so close that it was practically towering over him.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London. The winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 17, and the exhibition at the Natural History Museum will open to the public on Friday, October 20

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15 Times Taxidermy Went Spectacularly Wrong. https://viralfrequency.com/15-times-taxidermy-went-spectacularly-wrong/ https://viralfrequency.com/15-times-taxidermy-went-spectacularly-wrong/#respond Mon, 11 Jan 2016 14:48:46 +0000 https://viralfrequency.com/?p=5089

There is something decidedly odd about taxidermy; the art and profession of stuffing and preserving dead animals. Taxidermy goes back hundreds of years and can claim Theodore Roosevelt amongst its famous practitioners but there is still no doubt that it is a slightly eerie practice. Most taxidermists are highly skilled and mount dead animals in a […]

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There is something decidedly odd about taxidermy; the art and profession of stuffing and preserving dead animals.

Taxidermy goes back hundreds of years and can claim Theodore Roosevelt amongst its famous practitioners but there is still no doubt that it is a slightly eerie practice. Most taxidermists are highly skilled and mount dead animals in a stunning form of suspended animation, like a snapshot in time, preserving the majesty and beauty of the animal in life.

We will not be looking at any of these.

No, indeed not.

Instead we are going to take a weird and wonderful look at these absolutely insane taxidermy fails. These animals really don’t deserve this indignity in death but it’s seriously difficult not to laugh. See if you can make it to the end with a straight face.

Speaking of straight faces….not many to be seen here either.

Let’s go:

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1. This poor dog has not been left with an endearing expression post mortem.

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2. We’ve all been there after a rather heavy night on the town trying to stumble back home. 

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3. Is this owl running for president of the United States?

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4. It’s MINE! You CAN’T HAVE IT. 

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5. What are you looking at?

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7. Impressive dentures. 

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8. Those are googly eyes, right?

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9. I feel your pain, sad otter. 

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10. Bat Man? Bad Man. 

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11. Bear necessities: Taxidermy lessons.

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12. Indubitably

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13. Why have you done this!

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14. Existential crisis

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15. Oh, for christs sake.. I’m out….

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