From National Geographic Photo Of The Day; January 11, 2013:
Cheetah and Leopard, Botswana Jamie Hopf, Your Shot
A very rare, adrenaline-packed showdown between two spotted predators: a male Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus) and a female African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus). The leopard came to steal the cheetah’s fresh kill. No one expected the cheetah to fight for it, as he is lower on the predator hierarchy, but he was very hungry—it had been a couple of days since his last meal. We were all stunned by the sudden engagement between the two cats. Sometimes hard work pays nothing and ultimately the leopard prevailed. Taken in Botswana.
(This photo and caption were submitted to Your Shot.)
Iceberg in Argentina gives spectators a rare show!
The iceberg flipped over in Argentina while people captured the event on their cameras. Here’s what the author says about the event under her Youtube video:
osibaruch writes:“This Iceberg was “calved” by Argentina’s Uppsala glacier. While we were passing by it with a catamaran, the huge berg lost a part of itself (look at the right side sinking) and then flipped over with a huge roar. In the process of melting this happens all the time, but it is seldom that it is captured on video WHEN it happens…”
Bowhead Whales May Be the World’s Oldest Mammals
“Bada found that most of the adult whales were between 20 and 60 years old when they died, but five males were much older. One was 91, one was 135, one 159, one 172, and the oldest whale was 211 years old at the time of its death. That whale, alive during the term of President Clinton, was also gliding slowly and gracefully through the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort seas when Thomas Jefferson was president.”
Allosaurus fragilis (by Your Neighbor Satan)
Utah desert (by BitHead)