The crocodile festival is a unique festival in Karachi, Pakistan. It is a festival held by the ethnic group called Sheedis. It is believed that Sheedis came as slaves from Africa. The festival is held at a shrine in Manghopir, a dry and humid part of Karachi, which dates back to the thirteenth century.
Sometimes you just have to see the funny side of life - and these animals certainly do. Following the example of the ‘happypotamus’ featured in the Mail recently, there are lots of other creatures which also boast a funny bone. Amazingly, scientists believe chimps, dogs and even rats are capable of laughter - and that the ability to laugh came before speech in humans. From delighted dolphins to amused apes, something’s certainly put a smile on these animals’ faces...
The 'happypotamus' as featured in the Mail recently: The smiling hippo has become an internet sensation
A group of skydiving daredevils performed some out-of-this-world manoeuvres when they jumped from a plane over New Zealand attached to unusual contraptions. Nitro Circus stars Joelene Van Vugt of Canada, Erik Roner of the USA and eight friends executed the risky moves over Matamata to launch their extreme sport's impending '2011 Nitro Circus Live New Zealand Tour.' The jump coincided with tickets going on sale for the February tour.
Another man performed some extreme skydiving manoeuvres with a wheelchair
"Moments later, the lioness was fleeing, pursued by a furious wildebeest one-third of its size. Dripping blood from previous injuries, this callow calf showed the now disgraced lion a clean set of cloven heels...
The calf succeeded in driving away the lioness.
Some zebras might have been watching the show. "It is a delight to see a little cow destroy a big star's reputation".
This guy from Russian province Yakutia decided to take part in the beauty contest "Miss Yakutia".
He went to stylists, rented some nice dresses and after that made a portfolio at a professional photographer.
Afterwards he posted the pictures on the "Miss Yakutia" website and made it to the finals.
Unfortunately, a couple of days later he was disqualified because somebody told the contest authorities that he was not a woman.
Take a look at the photos.
It takes great skill (and good high speed photography equipment) to create such frozen-in-time compositions, revealing the inherent energy, the dynamics of flowing water and the beauty of it all! Some artists substitute water with more viscous liquids, producing even more lava-lamp-like effects. But often just playing with coloring and light is enough to make an effective picture. In this article, we will try to cover a large variety of stunning high-speed liquid photography.
Luiz Luxvich makes startlingly clear images of splashing water
This master from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has a good presence on flickr, so make sure to check out the rest of his colorful creations.
For more great examples of colored drops high-speed photography we're going to recommend this flickr group. The following photographs, though, we've received without any credit, so please let us know if you recognize them: