Photographer Captures Incredible Images of a Crow Riding on the Back of a Bald Eagle Mid-Flight

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Photographer Phoo Chan has captured some incredible images of a crow riding on the back of a bald eagle mid-flight. Chan explains that crows are territorial birds who will attack and harass much larger birds who invade their space. In this case, the attack included a slight pause as the crow perched itself on the eagle’s back for a brief mid-air ride.

More of Chan’s wonderful wildlife and bird photography can be seen on his Flickr page.

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photos via Bored Panda

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Batman and Captain America Battle the Joker and His Goons in a Stop-Motion Animation Made Using Action Figures

Taiwanese animator John Huang has created an intense stop-motion animation using action figures that has Batman and Captain America teaming up to battle the Joker and his clan of goons. The animation took Huang about 20 days of production time to complete, and he ended up taking nearly 3,500 pictures.

Batman vs Joker

Batman vs Joker

Batman vs Joker

Batman vs Joker

images via John Huang

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The Explorer, A Tactical Throwable Camera Ball That Captures Panoramic Images

The Explorer by Bounce Imaging is a tactical throwable camera ball that captures panoramic images. The device is compatible with both iOS and Android, and it sends images to a smartphone or tablet. The intended use is for police departments to see around potentially hazardous corners and explore anywhere that might otherwise be dangerous.

Bounce Imaging Explorer

Bounce Imaging Explorer

Bounce Imaging Explorer

Bounce Imaging Explorer

Bounce Imaging Explorer

images via Bounce Imaging

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Stephen Colbert Steps in as Guest Host of ‘Only in Monroe’, A Michigan Public Access Talk Show

Stephen Colbert recently stepped in as the guest host of Only in Monroe, a Michigan public access talk show presented by MPACT. Colbert said he was growing impatient waiting for the theater for his new show, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, to be ready.

That show is scheduled to premiere on CBS on September 8, 2015.

A Continuing Series of Playful Illustrations Centered Around an Adorably Cooperative Bull Terrier

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Visual artist Rafael Mantesso has continued his series of wonderfully playful illustrations that center around his very cooperative dog “Jimmy Choo” (who’s also known as Jimmy the Bull), creating unlikely situations in which an adorable bull terrier would find himself in the real world. The inspiration for the project came about when Mantesso’s wife left him on his 30th birthday.

She took their cookware, their furniture, their photos, their decorations. She left Rafael alone in an empty all-white apartment. The only thing she didn’t take was their bull terrier, whom she’d named after her favorite shoe designer: Jimmy Choo. With only Jimmy for company, Rafael found inspiration in his blank walls and his best friend and started snapping photos of Jimmy Choo as he trotted and cavorted around the house in glee. Then, when Jimmy collapsed in happy exhaustion next to the white wall, on a whim Rafael grabbed a marker and drew a new world around his ginger-eared pup. Suddenly, Rafael felt his long-dormant inspiration—for drawing, for art, for life—returning.

A collection of these illustrations can be found in Mantesso’s first book, “A Dog Named Jimmy“, which is available for purchase on Amazon.

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Love
XRay

Muscles

Barber

images via Rafael Mantesso

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PopUp & Notifly, Novel Designs for Tracking Events and Notifying Users About Them

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PopUp and Notifly are two novel designs for tracking events and notifying users about them. PopUp is a beautiful calendar app that uses event and location data to alert users to potential nearby opportunities for joy, and makes use of circular designs. Notifly is a unique device that alerts users to appointments by blowing bubbles rather than more traditional alarms sounds or flashing lights.

PopUp and Notifly are part of the design project MonYay!, which is a series of projects meant to make Mondays, considered by many to be the worst day of the week, more fun. MonYay! was worked on collaboratively by designers Karin Soukup, Erika Lee, Top Tulyathorn, and Ingrid Fetell.

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photos via Ideo

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Spoiler Movie Posters That Reveal the Endings of Popular Films

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Warsaw, Poland-based artist Dawid Fratczak has created a clever series of spoiler movie posters that reveal the endings of popular films. He spoils movies like Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Donnie Darko, 300, and others. Fratczak’s entire collection of posters are available to view on Behance.

Lord of the Rings

300

Donnie Darko

Kill Bill

American History X

images via Dawid Fratczak

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A New Trailer for the Steve Jobs Biopic Starring Michael Fassbender Features Jobs at Odds With Steve Wozniak

Universal Pictures has released a new trailer for Steve Jobs, the biopic about the late Apple cofounder starring Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs and Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak. The new trailer features Jobs at odds with Wozniak and the Apple board.

The film is scheduled to release in theaters on October 9, 2015.

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photo via Steve Jobs

Arrestingly Beautiful Portraits of Exotic Animals Staring Directly at the Camera

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Photographer Brad Wilson has captured the arresting beauty of exotic animals in his gorgeous portrait series “Affinity I” and “Affinity II“, many of which have been included in his book “Wild Life“. Individual prints can be purchased through Wilson’s site.

In the midst of our modern human civilization with all its technological complexities, animals still remain stark symbols of a simpler life and a wilderness lost. Perhaps these images can stand as a testament to this other fading world, and remind us, despite the pronounced feeling of isolation that too often characterizes our contemporary existence, that we are not alone, we are not separate – we are part of a beautifully rich and interconnected diversity of life.

Caracal

Chimpanzee

Elephant

Spectacled Owl

Wildcat

images via Brad Wilson

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