Druzhok is part of the Andreev household in the Amur region of Russia. He’s a likable but obstinate 4-year-old mutt. His owner Elena says…
If he wants to run around, no chain will stop him. He will break it and run away. And when he’s had enough he comes and shows his neck like he’s saying, “Leash me, I’m ready.”
“Druzhok” means “Little Friend,” and this past summer he proved that he’ll run away if he pleases, but also that he lives up to his name.
In August, the Andreevs and 100,000 others in their area had to be evacuated because of flooding. Of course, they took Druzhok with them. They went to stay with some friends who were not affected by the floods. These friends lived in a small apartment, so Druzhok stayed outside. But he was used to living outside, so this wasn’t really strange or problematic for him.
For a couple nights he slept under the Andreevs’ car, guarding it and waiting like everyone else for the flooding to go down and life to go back to normal. But then on the third morning he was gone.
With the hustle and bustle of holiday travel soon upon us, it’s always fun to see some smiling faces in the airport. The folks at WestJet set up a Santa display, asking people what they wanted for Christmas, only to have an amazing surprise awaiting them upon landing.
We’re guessing the guy who asked for socks *slightly* regretted that…
A group of about 10 chamois run along a mountainside in the French Alps trying to escape an oncoming avalanche. Several of them outrun it while the rest seem to give up and accept their frightening fate.
The Haiku Stairs of Oahu, Hawaii — more popularly known as the Stairway to Heaven — are a winding pathway of steps built in 1942 for military personnel to string radio antennae across the Haiku Valley. One count says that there are 3,922 steps.
There have been multiple (and costly) attempts at repairing the stairs throughout their history, but they were finally closed to the public in 1987. Renegade hikers often disregard this, however, which is why we have the beautiful pictures that we do…
On a trip to the Caribbean, photographer Octavio Aburto was diving and taking pictures along a reef in an area where he had no more than 3 or 4 meters of visibility. Given the murkiness of the water, he didn’t notice the presence of a nearby crocodile until it was almost upon him. He recalls…
I had to stay calm so the crocodile didn’t detect my presence.
I just put my camera between the crocodile and me and started taking pictures while the animal was trying to come back to its refuge.
No, the below photographs aren’t some weird Photoshop effect. It’s called “steel wool spinning” and it gives creative photographers the opportunity to produce some amazing and surreal images. Steel wool spinners have a variety of ways to create their art, but all the techniques involve lighting steel wool on fire and swinging it around while a camera captures long-exposure photos of the speeding fireball and the ensuing sparks.