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Icy Finger of Death and Killer Whales Coordinate Hunt for Prey – Videos

The Frozen Planet series on the Discovery channel has posted the above trailer on its web site, showing how frozen salty sea water, or brine, will freeze ocean water on contact forming an underwater “brinicle” or brine icicle. The brinicle will freeze any sea creature in its path instantly, which is why it’s called the icy finger of death.

Icy Finger of Death

It’s amazing that ice can form deep underwater like that.

The second video, which is also from Frozen Planet, shows killer whales coordinating a group attack while hunting seals up in the Arctic. The whales swim in unison causing waves that knock a seal off of the ice floe it is desperately clinging to for life.

The video clearly proves that killer whales are highly intelligent.

Killer Whales Coordinate with Each Other while Hunting 

Sorry about the ads in the videos. It’s YouTube so what can you do?


Nature Standing Still

Ever gaze at the night sky and wonder about the enormity of it all? It can be mesmerizing just watching the stars and nature in general.

Let me introduce Tom Lowe, the 2010 Astronomy Photographer of the year and an incredible nature photographer. In the following video Lowe has managed to capture nature in time-lapse photography that will simply stun you. It almost seems like nature standing still and again it doesn’t.

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