A young supporter in Cape Town, South Africa, blows on a 'vuvuzela,' Zulu for stadium trumpet, during a celebration marking a month till the beginning of the 2010 Soccer World Cup.
The colossal squid, with its half-ton mass and razor-sharp tentacle hooks, seems pretty fierce. But new research suggests that the school-bus sized cephalopods are actually pretty mellow.
Archie, a 4,000-lb. white rhinoceros, slipped out of his cage at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in Florida. It took workers five hours to get him back into his cage.
Ultraorthodox Jewish men harvest wheat ahead of the Jewish Shavuot holiday in a field outside the Israeli community of Mevo Horon on Monday. Shavuot commemorates Moses receiving the Ten Commandments and is also a harvest holiday. It begins next Tuesday at sundown.
The Lion's Mane Jellyfish is the largest known species of jellyfish, found in the Arctic and northern oceans. The largest specimen ever seen had a body seven and a half feet wide and tentacles 120 feet long.
The nearly-complete skeleton of the birdlike dinosaur was found in inner Mongolia
Dark clouds of smoke and fire are seen as oil burns during a controlled fire in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday. The U.S. Coast Guard, working in partnership with BP, local residents, and other federal agencies conducted the in situ burn to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on the offshore drilling oil rig, Deepwater Horizon.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that no new drilling permits would be released until a safety review ordered by Obama is released later this month. The BP oil spill has increased calls by environmentalists for a permanent ban on offshore drilling.
Learning to fly, the art of self-defense, confidence – lake life offers daily lessons.
A white tiger cub growls at the Buenos Aires Zoo in Argentina, March 21, 2013. The cub's mother, Cleo, a captive Bengal white tiger, gave birth to two females and two males on Jan. 14.