You have to actually watchHeather Rooney sketch these wrinkled aged hands to believe they're not photographs! Each delicately shaded line of pencil lead somehow all blends together to create a remarkably life-like masterpiece. Don't miss Heather's other jaw-dropping recreations of historical photographs and the entire "Harry Potter" celebrity cast!
Unless you live in Alaska or Canada, seeing the Aurora Borealis (AKA Northern Lights) in North America is a rare treat indeed. Because these bizarre interactions between our Sun's "solar wind" and our earth's magnetic field only happen in specific geographic areas, there's a huge demand for adventurous teams like drone-piloting OZZO Photography to bring these jaw-dropping sights from Iceland right to our homes.
Sit back, hit "full screen" and enjoy the gorgeous show!
Look closer at photos and videos on Instragram with the new Zoom feature. It's easy - just place your fingers on your phone screen and pinch. Zoom is available for Instagram on iOS now and will be available on Android in the next few weeks. View Now
What wouldn't you do for a puppy in need?
Demolishing a sidewalk, for one! Inches of concrete slab couldn't get between a crowd of Argentine rescuers and an Alsatian somehow squeezed into a storm drain in Bahia Blanca. They literally rip off the entire "roof" before they're eventually able to haul the frightened but thankful pooch to safety. This feel-good story's silver lining is that he's up for adoption—if you can spring for the ticket to South America, of course!
Photography drones give filmmakers like Stu Gibson the breathtaking cinematic shots he would've needed to charter a helicopter to capture even a decade ago. Even so, they rarely get as up-close and personal as this low-flying drone got with big-wave kitesurfing legend and BWSurf co-founder Ben Wilson in Fiji.
Better frame that wacky selfie, Stu!
We've all had that disgusting moment when a gel-cap pill accidentally burst in our mouths. Yuck! It's one of the hardest tastes to wash out!
Turns out these prescription pills look a lot better than they taste when you put them under a macro lens. When we first saw this video from the awesome minds at Macro Room, we thought we were looking at some beautiful kind of abstract art. We weren't too far away from the truth! View Now
Your last instinct when you see something dangerous (like an escaped tiger at a zoo) is to run towards it for an epic smackdown.
Rajinder Birk, a Calgary, Alberta shop owner, becomes one of the 1% who'd tackle the proverbial tiger when he locks two armed robbers inside his store with him. Armed with a baseball bat he corners the panicked thieves until a stray bullet nearly kills him. The robbers finally manage to shot their way of the locked door.
Meanwhile, a Georgia hotel clerk keeps a cooler head when a masked bandit robs the hotel where she works.
“Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” hits theaters this weekend. The cast recently partnered with BuzzFeed for a little self-shameless promotion. Zac Efron, Seth Rogen, Chloe Grace Moretz and Rose Byrne pulled the ultimate photobomb on an unsuspecting group of tourists before playing a game of cornhole. Best day ever, right?
Oh, and in case you were wondering — yes, Efron really is “ripped” IRL. A fan confirms it. View Now
It seems everyone and their mother has Instagram nowadays. But imagine if the popular social media platform had been around during the Golden Age of Hollywood? We can see the endless selfies and hashtags now. Mode created a list of the 10 Hollywood A-listers who would have totally ruled the IG.
UPDATE: You may remember this story about Chin Chin from Taiwan who is hoping to see the world via Facebook. She recently shared a video on YouTube telling people around the globe that she and her mother can't afford to travel. View Now
You won't believe your eyes when you see these anamorphic illusions. Check out this seemingly normal desk with objects on it. Just as you see these objects they begin to get moved and you see that they are just photos placed strategically on the desk. View Now
We've all been there, but perhaps the guy behind the camera abused his power? Check out his hilarious montage of his very cute and patient wife posing, and holding the pose, and holding the pose until her hubby gets the footage he needs to make this funny video. Now don't get any ideas!
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This little girl Chin Chin wants to see the world, but her mom says they don't have the funds to travel. She's asking for people around the world to send her photos of where they live via Facebook. She is willing to exchange with her picture pals for photos of Taiwan. View Now
When Halloween rolls around each year, everyone in the newsroom gets excited. We start plotting, curating and concocting our costumes. Some are secret, some are not. Some of us even wait until the very last minute and throw something together just to not stick out like a sore thumb. And more times than not, those costumes are the most popular and talked-about. You listening, Brad? Take a look at some of the best get-ups from Halloween 2015. You're welcome and...we're sorry? View Now
Can you imagine what some of our world leaders and most-talked-about politicians would look like with a man bun? Now you don't have to thanks to Design Crowd. Take a look at these photographs of everyone from President Barack Obama to JFK and Vladimir Putin sporting one of the newest hair trends to hit the male species. Please note: It is not for everyone.
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Check out this naked model Nellie Blue up on the rooftop in New York City posing for a piece called, "Nude York." The men who spotted this photoshoot were gawking and giddy when they saw a blue haired nude woman posing for a photographer. View Now
Pumpkins: Check. Leaves: Check. Baby: Check. Deer: Check — wait, what? When a Fall photoshoot was set up for the little baby in this video, one of the nearby woodland creatures decided to get in on the action. The pictures turned out amazing, and the photographer will probably be getting tons of business after this. View Now
A freelance videographer in Canada was recording footage of a "homeless city" when one of the city's residents sprayed him with bear mace. The footage was for a news story about a recent court ruling forbidding the closing of the city, complete with interviews and extensive B-roll. One of the homeless women was not happy about being recorded, and maced the videographer. He was legally able to record her, since they were in the public space, and the woman has since been arrested and charged with assault with a weapon. View Now
Instagram is changing the picture game once more with the new Boomerang app. The app allows users to make quick moving pictures that loop over and over (basically a GIF). So if you thought your picture of that omelet you made this morning was good, imagine how many likes you would've gotten if people could see the steam emitting from it? Game over folks, game over. View Now
Check out these amazing "Sunset Selfies" by the TV producer John Marshall. Marshall had an idea to do a stunning series on sunset silhouettes. He featured scenes with Kermit the Frog, dragons, Jaws, Trolls, The Big Bad Wolf, a t-rex and a mermaid. View Now
Smartphones began gaining steam in 2007, and have quickly become a ubiquitous aspect of life. Kids playing on tablets at the grocery store; couples glued to their phones at restaurants; commuters focused on their devices on the train. It's almost hard to imagine what life was like before smart devices. View Now