The brown bear. Ursus Arctos. They seem to be so silly and cuddly, and this picture does nothing to change that fact. He’s practically stretching his legs over his head! That’s some impressive flexibility for such a big creature. However, we should take images like this one to reiterate the fact that brown bears are huge and strong and will absolutely make your day worse.
If you see one and you have no kind of transportation or shelter, the best option is to lie down. Cover your head and neck, and hope for the best. Here’s the bear rule of thumb: Black, fight back. Brown, lie down.
This Is Our Neighborhood
In certain parts of the world, you have to be careful about where you go, or you might come across this gang of toughs. No, deer aren't the bravest animals in the world, and most will just flee, but getting on the wrong side of one can still be dangerous. Even while driving, you aren't safe – they refuse to look both ways.
They also have eyes that will reflect absolutely all light right back at you, giving us this picture and the “deer caught in the headlights” idea. We count six deer, and some of them aren't even looking in the camera's direction.
Taking Shelter From the Storm
Trying to figure out what you're looking at? It took us a few moments, too. This is a toad of some sort sheltering inside a bromeliad plant, and the camera has found the perfect angle to snap a pic. It's not a very good picture, all things considered, since we can barely even make out what we're looking at.
In addition, the toad looks like it's about to make an attack on the camera. Imagine if you were trying to sleep and someone came into your bedroom with a camera. You wouldn't like it either. Don't lie.
Heard You Talkin'
Australian magpies have to have sharp eyesight to catch the small seeds and nuts that they love to snack on. That means they also have a way to catch sight of nosy photographers who are trying to get something for “National Geographic.” The thing about birds is, however, they have eyes on the sides of their heads, not in the front.
It would be sort of like if humans had eyes where their ears are, and try getting THAT image out of your brain. They have better vision while looking to the side and less so staring straight ahead. They can still do it, it just doesn't work the same way as us.
Wrapped up for the Day
If you're confused about what you're looking at, it's a bat wrapped inside its wings to catch a snooze while the sun is out. Bats are famously nocturnal, so they sleep during the day and are most active at night when all those yummy bugs are flying around.
We, unfortunately, cannot tell what kind of bat this is, seeing as how there are no distinguishing features. An expert on the creatures might be able to tell, but not us. We're only experts on baking cookies. Well, that and “Dragonball Z.”