Diving With Cape Fur Seals at Duiker Island and Hout Bay, Cape Town

Diving With Cape Fur Seals at Duiker Island and Hout Bay, Cape Town

Whenever I see a seal I have to remind myself that they are actually called sea lions. As in, lions of the sea. They may seem all cute with their big weepy eyes, tiny ears and flipper feat, but one once bit a woman’s nose clean off on Noordhoek beach because she tried to help it. Like those other vicious shits though, penguins, seals really are a delight to watch once in the water. They go from fat and awkward to acrobatic and streamline. Here’s some rather enjoyable footage of Cape Town’s smelliest things enjoying a bit of camera time in a promotional video for animalocean.co.za.
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Aerial Footage of Great White Sharks in Cape Town

Aerial Footage of Great White Sharks in Cape Town

I wasn’t sure about posting this aerial view of Cape Town, shot by Eric Cheng of San Francisco, only because of the shots taken while baiting for Great Whites off Seal Island. My view on the great shark debate of Cape Town is that if sharks wanted to feed on humans, we wouldn’t be able to enjoy the sea like we do. Daily our False Bay beaches see hundreds of swimmers and surfers, thousands over the weekends, and when we’re in the water, we’re the most immobile of all the creatures. A floating buffet for any would-be apex predator. That said, I am vehemently against the commercial chumming and baiting for sharks, especially the Great Whites in False Bay. What this edit does though (and as far as Google can tell me this was for research), is show once again how incredible these creatures are, and how close we often come to them. We’re very much in their playground when we enter the water. We must either accept the risks, or stay out of the water.
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Here’s a Cat With a Laser Pointer Strapped to it’s Head

Here’s a Cat With a Laser Pointer Strapped to it’s Head

As we continue to explore the issues of morality this week, I give you one of the most stunning examples of why it’s the best to be a human. We’re probably the smartest animals on this planet, which means we get to do whatever we want to the other animals, because they are dumb and delicious, and they don’t have any form of organised union or voice or Twitter attack force. Ok, we don’t really get to do what we want to all of them, not this side of the Indian Ocean, but we can still strap a laser to a cats head, film it confused as all hell, then post it to the internet for a million people to watch. Forget about the equal consideration of interests, we need something to laugh at between live executions.
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GoPro Release Fetch – a GoPro Mount For Your Dog

GoPro Release Fetch – a GoPro Mount For Your Dog

First off, I feel this product should come with some kind of a clause. Like, you can’t use it on shit dogs like poodles. In much the same way you wouldn’t strap a GoPro to the forehead of anyone in the accounts department, the internet doesn’t need POV footage of something yapping away at your front door. This is strictly for rad dogs, that do rad shit. The harness looks great, and I’m quite tempted to get one. It would address the terrible stability issues I dealt with in my first attempt at a dogs POV a few years back.
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True Facts About Marsupials

True Facts About Marsupials

ZeFrank has been a favourite of mine for a while. The writing has gotten a bit weak of late, with the narrator breaking to ‘speak to the editor’, etc – I fucking hate that sort of thing. I barely cope when Kevin Spacey breaks the fourth wall in House Of Cards, and that’s an incredible series, so you can imagine how annoying I find this. That said, after a bit of a break, ZeFrank is back with a solid True Facts video, packed with some great descriptions and bizarre facts. The koala bit at the end is wonderful. Also, excuse me, how ridiculous are those things. I want to see a bong-off between koalas and sloths – the animal kingdoms biggest stoners.
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When Dogs Fly: World’s First Wingsuit BASE Jumping Dog

When Dogs Fly: World’s First Wingsuit BASE Jumping Dog

When I watch stuff like Idols (we’ve all had a girlfriend, mostly), or the below clip, I’m often left wondering where the subjects best friends are. Where is the one person who should, and would have told them, ‘NO’? While this is cool in a dogs-are-way-better-than-cats kinda way, I can’t help thinking that the dude, especially after listening to his bizarre narration on the fact that he and his dog have a stronger connection now because they could both die together, is being incredibly thoughtless. Maybe his dog doesn’t want that kind of a connection. Maybe he cannot communicate that he is actually incredibly scared of jumping off a cliff because he has no fucking idea what a parachute is. Dogs don’t need science, dude, they have instinct. And while you are having the time of his life, your dogs instinct is probably screaming ‘YOU ARE GOING TO DIE!’.
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