I Decorate Skulls With Golden Mandalas To Honour Fallen Creatures

I am an archaeologist and have a keen interest in animal skulls. I grew up on a farm near Tisdale, Saskatchewan and became a nature enthusiast from a young age.

After visiting India in 2013, I began creating mandalas using gold ink. Mandalas are a geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically. Eventually, these mandalas laced the skulls that I accumulated legally and ethically from taxidermists, hunters, trappers and navigating forest trails.

These skulls would otherwise have been discarded and I wanted to honour the animals by painting intricate patterns on them. My art combines other elements in nature including crystals, moss and wooden frames. Essence of Ash celebrates the life that once ignited the skulls and it explores realms of consciousness through meditation during mandala making.

Loki, the lynx


Mandala lynx

Gypsy, the goat

Shashi, the wolf

Lynx and wolf



Iridescent wolf


The lynx


Lotus Mandala

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/essence-of-ash-skulls-mandalas/

32 Most Creative WWF Ads

If you don’t live in a cave you’ve probably already seen some very powerful WWF advertising campaigns. If you liked it (and I’m 99.7% sure you did) you’ll definitely enjoy this huge collection of the most creative WWF Ads , not to mention that they also have a Panda in their logo.

For those who doesn’t know what is WWF, here’s some fast info: [Read more…]

WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) is an organization which mission is to stop the degradation of our planet’s natural environment, and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF was founded in 1961. It was the product of a deep concern held by a few eminent gentlemen who were worried by what they saw happening in our world at that time. Since those early days WWF has grown up to be one of the largest environmental organizations in the world. (more on Wiki)

This little list of WWF ads below is our little contribution to this movement for the better world. Hope you’ll like it, and don’t forget to share it!

Fashion Claims More Victims Than You Think

Give a Hand to Wildlife







(Made by Italian bodypainter Guido Daniele. Same technique was also used for soap ads here:  6 Scary Hand Monsters)

Imagine This is Yours: Turtle

Imagine This is Yours: Tiger

Imagine This is Yours: Deer

Don’t Buy Trouble

Don’t Buy Trouble: Ivory

Don’t Buy Trouble: Fang

Don’t Buy Trouble: Rabbit




Evolution: Elephant

Evolution: Turtle

Evolution: Tiger

Homeless Penguin

Homeless Bear

Homeless Seal

It’s Your Turn: Calf

It’s Your Turn: Shark

It’s Your Turn: Crocodile

It’s Your Turn: Trees

Consuming the Earth is Consuming Our Future

The Future is Man Made: Trees

The Future is Man Made: Reef

The Future is Man Made: Turtle

P.S.: help the world by sharing these creative WWF ads with your friends


Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/32-most-creative-wwf-ads/

This Crazy Nonsense Is Happening In Phoenix Right Now Because Of A Big Storm

Phoenix, Arizona, isn’t a place that’s known for rainy weather, so it’s probably no surprise that when it rains in Phoenix, weird things happen.

Earlier this month, an unusually large storm flooded streets all across the city, but that’s not even the strangest part. The oddest thing about it was a pressure differential that built up between the sewers and the streets, which was caused by the flooding water. This managed to increase air pressure beneath the streets to the point where a 150-pound manhole cover appeared to be levitating.

You can’t make this stuff up…

(via Gizmodo)

Let’s just hope that the manhole covers have stopped levitating by now, but if they haven’t, I don’t recommend getting too close to them.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/floating-manholes/

If You’re Going To Use A GoPro, Don’t Be As Stupid About It As These People

The hottest piece of technology these days for people who love making videos is clearly the GoPro camera. This tiny device shoots in full HD and can take quite a beating. Just throw “GoPro videos” into the search bar on YouTube and you’ll come up with thousands and thousands of hits.

Those who have GoPros seem to love putting their cameras in harm’s way to get the shot of a lifetime. This often involves getting way to close to animals. Usually, everything turns out fine and they get some great footage. Other times? Well, I’ll let the following videos prove my point.

1. This is why you double check that your camera is secure before flying with it.

2. Foxes have some pretty terrifying chompers.

3. This octopus is a little too smart for its own good.

4. Eagles do not like drones.

5. Well, this will give you a new perspective on dogs…literally.

6. Watch out for those pesky wolverines.

7. It seemed like a good idea at the time, I guess.

8. Squirrels are small, but they can cause some big problems.

(via Reddit)

Well, I hope that’s a lesson to anyone with a GoPro. Never underestimate the curiosity of animals when these things are involved.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/bad-gopro/

Check Out the Size of the Waves Typhoon Megi Unleashed on Taiwan Last Month

Typhoon Megi struck Taiwan in September and James of @EarthUncutTV braved the elements to bring you this incredible footage of waves crashing against the shores of Taiwan.

Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/crashing-waves-taiwan-typhoon-megi/

Here Is Beautiful Proof That Nature Will Always Try To Reclaim Civilization.

The one thing you have to remember about Mother Nature, is that no matter how much we try to keep her down, she always finds a way to continue. Just as soon as you think civilization has destroyed her, boxed her into a corner, that’s exactly when you let your guard down and come to find she’s back with a vengeance. At least Mother Nature’s vengeance is usually stunningly beautiful.

Nature’s motto should be “you may have won the battle, but I’m here to win the war.”

1.) I.M. Cooling Tower, Belgium.

2.) An abandoned mall in Bangkok is now home to nature’s finest.

3.) Ready to check into this hotel?

4.) Abandoned Train Station In Abkhazia, Georgia.

5.) The Radioactive Ghost City Of Pripyat, Ukraine.

6.) Abandoned Mansion Near Kilgarvan, Ireland.

7.) An abandoned mill in Sorento, Italy.

8.) I never did like Ferris Wheels…

9.) The inner city railway in Paris is abandoned…at least to people.

10.) Hong Kong meets indestructible trees.

11.) Roots over civilization.

12.) Part 2!

13.) Abandoned Fishermen’s Town In Kamchatka, Russia

14.) 160 year old abandoned Paris railway, yup!

15.) This tree on Vashon Island, Washington just ate a bike. Whoa.

16.) These abandoned cars in Belgium are ancient, and valuable.

17.) The Old Piano Tree, California

18.) Abandoned Mining Town, Namibia.

19.) Angkor, Cambodia.

20.) Sydney, Australia’s 102 year old abandoned ship.

(via Bored Panda)

Mother Nature was here long before we came around, and if these photos are any indication, she’ll be around long after we’re gone. Just try and remember that next time you think we humans are all that and a bag of potato chips…

Read more: http://viralnova.com/natures-revenge/

Enormous Iceberg Implodes In Antarctica

This month old video just went viral, amassing over 200,000 views just this weekend. A tour boat near Wilhelmina Bay, Antarctica noticed an enormous iceberg in the distance that was started to softly crumble.

Just as one of the tourist asked, “Why don’t we just stay here and watch it?” the ‘berg started to give way, and completely imploded. The mountainous frozen block roared as it collapsed, and pelted the tourist with ice, prompting the captain to hit the gas and get out of there. 


Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2012/03/12/enormous-iceberg-implodes-in-antarctica/