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Jumbo jet barrels towards mountain during extreme takeoff1m19s

Jumbo jet barrels towards mountain during extreme takeoff

The beautiful Caribbean island of St. Maarten boasts one of the most popular and extreme airports in the world - the Princess Juliana International Airport. St. Maarten is part of the Netherlands, located in the eastern islands of the Caribbean and can be found just east of Puerto Rico. The island is home to approximately 34,000 inhabitants and is a very popular destination for cruise ships and holiday travellers. Princess Juliana International Airport annually sees around 2 million travellers pass through its terminal during 60,000 aircraft movements. What makes the airport so extreme and popular amongst aircraft enthusiasts is it's location. At 7,546 feet long, the runway is only 14 feet above see level and the taxiway/runway is only a scant 70 meters from a popular beach on the island. The airport only has a single runway orientated in an east/west direction. Runway 10 faces the east and is by far one of the most extreme runways in the world. Jumbo jets landing on Runway 10 fly just meters over the beach creating a breath-taking spectacle for onlookers. Runway 10 is also extreme for another reason - it's takeoffs. Here in this video we watch an American Airlines jet taxiing onto Runway 10 in front of onlookers. Beach goers enjoy lining the beach during takeoffs - many of them getting blown into the sea from the jet wash. Signs on the airport's fence warn beach goers of the dangers of doing so. As the jet engines wind up for take off and the jet starts barrelling down the runway, viewers can quickly see why this is an extreme airport - the mountain at the end of Runway 10! Pilots have to quickly reach takeoff speed and rotate into a very steep climb in order to safely clear the mountain. It's definitely not a takeoff for the faint of heart!

Massive white rhino with huge horn bluff charges another rhino 36s

Massive white rhino with huge horn bluff charges another rhino

In this short video clip we see a male white rhino going about its' day, when out of the left, another massive male white rhino rushes in and bluff charges the unsuspecting rhino. The unsuspecting rhino turns to face the charge, but the charging rhino pulls up and turns away. It's uncertain if this was out of play, or a legitimate charge, but it was a great display of the rhino's awesome power! The white rhino is the largest living land animal after the elephant . They have massive bodies, short necks, and broad chests. These rhinos can weigh anywhere from 3,200 lbs, up to a tremendous 7,936 lbs - that's almost 4 US tons! They have a noticeable muscular hump on the back of the neck which supports the large head. On their snout are two medial horns, one behind the other. The rear horn is smaller, but the front horn can reach up to 166 cm or 65 inches. The front horn is a formidable weapon to any animal that dares to come close. The white rhino gets it's name, not because they are white, but from the Afrikaan word "Wyt" which means wide. And wide these rhinos are - they are the tank of the animal world! The White Rhino's habitat is on the grassy savanna and brushy woodlands of Africa but unfortunately the White Rhino is labelled as 'Near Threatened' on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's list.

White rhino with massive horn bluff charges another rhino. 1m17s

White rhino with massive horn bluff charges another rhino.

The white rhino is the largest living land animal after the elephant . They have massive bodies, short necks, and broad chests. These rhinos can weigh anywhere from 3,200 lbs, up to a tremendous 7,936 lbs - that's almost 4 US tons! They have a noticeable muscular hump on the back of the neck which supports the large head. On their snout are two medial horns, one behind the other. The rear horn is smaller, but the front horn can reach up to 166 cm or 65 inches. The front horn is a formidable weapon to any animal that dares to come close. The white rhino gets it's name, not because they are white, but from the Afrikaan word "Wyt" which means wide. And wide these rhinos are - they are the tank of the animal world! The White Rhino's habitat is on the grassy savanna and brushy woodlands of Africa but unfortunately the White Rhino is labelled as 'Near Threatened' on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's list. In this short video clip we see a beautiful white rhino going about its' day, when out of the left, another white rhino rushes in and bluff charges the unsuspecting rhino. The unsuspecting rhino turns to face the charge, but the charging rhino pulls up and turns away. It's uncertain if this was out of play, or a legitimate charge, but it was a great display of the rhino's awesome power!

Well-dressed penguins are fascinated with underwater GoPro 46s

Well-dressed penguins are fascinated with underwater GoPro

We all take nature for granted sometimes, but every once and awhile we are offered a unique glimpse of nature that gives us a new perspective on what was once deemed common-place. Take these playful, and well dressed penguins for example. These small African Penguins appear uncoordinated and clumsy as they waddle around on dry land. But the minute they hit the water, they're like Ferrari's of the sea! Very much like puppies, they enjoy exploring their environment and this GoPro provides them a great opportunity to explore something new in their habitat. And also like puppies, they try their best to put the GoPro into their mouths. Don't you just want to give one of them a hug!?

Dreaming puppy runs in her sleep30s

Dreaming puppy runs in her sleep

Willow, the 2 month old Golden Retriever, is so tired from an afternoon of play that she flakes out in her cage for a quick nap. Puppies love to sleep as they grow, but here Willow can't get enough of play time that she's dreaming about still being outside and chasing after her ball. She's going to wake up still tired after running so much in her sleep!

Spitfire
Published: August 16, 201731,908 plays$32.01 earned
Baby tree frog seeks human warmth on frosty night45s

Baby tree frog seeks human warmth on frosty night

Nature can be such a beautiful and fragile place. While out for a hike, a tiny green dot was spotted along a busy highway. Looking closer revealed a beautiful female Gray Tree Frog hopping towards the roadway from the safety of the tall grass in the ditch. Even in the summer, cool and frosty nights cause even the smallest of animals to seek the warmth of area roads and highways. In an attempt to coax this little lady away from the road, she hopped onto his outstretched finger and then settled down into the warmth of his hand. The video starts shortly after she snuggled in. The Gray Tree Frog, Hyla Versicolor, is native to Canada and the United States and is typically found in the upper reaches of arboreal trees. It's a rare sight to see one down on the ground like her. Gray Tree Frogs are fascinating in that they can change their colors to match their environment. Although they can't change their colors as fast as a chameleon, their colors can range from bright green to dark grey or black. After a quick break and warming up, this Gray Tree Frog hops off of his hand and back onto the shoulder of the road. A few quick prods of the finger causes her to hop back to the safety of the tall grass. What a treat to see!

AnimalsRule
Published: August 5, 2017111 plays$0.16 earned
Rescued ferrets discover snow for the first time32s

Rescued ferrets discover snow for the first time

Meet Dusty and Milky, two rescued ferrets from Surrey, UK. Dusty and Milky were taken in by a loving family and given a new home. Watch these two rascals discover snow for the very first time. They hilariously frolic and try to bury themselves in the snow. They get so excited they nearly turn themselves inside out, falling out of the bowl. Every year now, they can't wait to get out into the snow to play!

AnimalsRule
Published: April 3, 2017177 plays$0.44 earned
Curious beaver investigates submerged GoPro58s

Curious beaver investigates submerged GoPro

This friendly neighborhood beaver returns every year to this secluded backyard pond. It's early spring and she has become more active as she forages for food in the pond and on it's banks. Here we get a great close up view as she investigates a partially submerged GoPro and then climbs on the bank of the pond for a quick snack. The GoPro catches all the action above and below the waterline. Watch what she does to the GoPro... Bonk!

AnimalsRule
Published: April 3, 201719,681 plays$69.94 earned
Man's best friend waits all day for this moment 34s

Man's best friend waits all day for this moment

Willow, the golden retriever, waits all day for her human to come home. She waits at the front door until she hears the sound of the car door, then she jumps up to greet her human home. The love of a dog for her human is unparalleled!

World's most relaxed dog plays with her toys29s

World's most relaxed dog plays with her toys

Willow the Golden Retriever can't possibly get any lazier when she plays with her toys. She'll gather up all her favorite ones from around the house onto her red carpet and play for hours like this. How adorable!

AnimalsRule
Published: March 5, 2017648 plays$1.39 earned
Aggressive young buck bullies two does at feeder1m34s

Aggressive young buck bullies two does at feeder

This young buck seems to want to exert its dominance over a local deer feeder by chasing away a couple of hungry does. One ingenious doe circles behind the buck to grab a quick snack. The second doe quickly joins her, but the young buck decides he's had enough and chases them off for good!

AnimalsRule
Published: February 11, 2017169 plays$0.41 earned
Curious wild turkey spots hidden GoPro36s

Curious wild turkey spots hidden GoPro

A rafter of wild turkeys, 24 in all, enjoy the spoils of a bird feeder after it was raided by a deer. One young turkey in particular is rather curious when she spots a GoPro camera hidden in an old stump. She inquisitively looks at the unknown object and gets up the courage to start pecking at it. Fortunately for her, it doesn't peck back!

AnimalsRule
Published: January 23, 20171,242 plays$3.27 earned
Caught in the act: Deer raids bird feeder1m07s

Caught in the act: Deer raids bird feeder

Homeowners were wondering what kept emptying their bird feeder, so they attached a GoPro to see what was going on. The footage shows a beautiful doe helping herself to the bird feeder all the while keeping a watchful eye on the camera. What a rare sight being able to watch this deer up close and personal while she grabs a snack!

AnimalsRule
Published: January 16, 20174 plays$0.01 earned
Curious hedgehog closely investigates camera33s

Curious hedgehog closely investigates camera

This adorable hedgehog is quite inquisitive as he wanders a laundry basket and investigates the camera watching him. Watch as he noses and scratches at the camera. He also makes funny faces, furrowing his brow at the end!

AnimalsRule
Published: December 31, 2016480 plays$0.99 earned
Chipmunk finds refuge in drain pipe from circling hawk31s

Chipmunk finds refuge in drain pipe from circling hawk

A day in the life of a chipmunk can be pretty tough. This adorable chipmunk was first observed poking it's head out from a drain pipe but it was quickly realized that it was hiding from a hawk that was circling directly overhead. The drain pipe was a perfect hiding spot for this little guy. This chipmunk took refuge for about 10 minutes when the hawk finally gave up and flew away. We catch the chipmunk checking if the coast is clear and finally making his escape.

AnimalsRule
Published: November 8, 20162 plays$0.01 earned
Cheese-makers cut cheese curd the old fashioned way35s

Cheese-makers cut cheese curd the old fashioned way

Miss Muffet would love watching these cheese-makers cutting cheese curds into their recognizable shape. This is the final step in making cheese curds. One loads the hopper while the other operates the sliding cutter. Squeaky cheese curds are a delicious treat!

Spitfire
Published: October 23, 20162,031 views
Cars in New Brunswick, Canada mysteriously roll uphill43s

Cars in New Brunswick, Canada mysteriously roll uphill

This wonderful optical illusion has baffled and amazed tourists for nearly a century. Magnetic Hill in New Brunswick, Canada, known as a gravity hill, causes automobiles to appear to roll uphill, pulled by some mysterious force. Even water on the roadway appears to run uphill!

Spitfire
Published: October 23, 20164 plays
Breathtaking panoramic view of Niagara Falls41s

Breathtaking panoramic view of Niagara Falls

Check out this phenomenal view of Niagara Falls showing both the American and Canadian falls. Taken from the Canadian side, this panoramic footage shows all the way from the Peace Bridge to the Canadian falls. Over 6 million cubic feet of water go over the falls every minute!

Spitfire
Published: October 23, 20161,434 views
Dog can't stop smiling while sticking head out car window54s

Dog can't stop smiling while sticking head out car window

This dog's smile is infectious! There's no dog on the face of the planet that can resist a moving car's open window, and this adorable golden retriever is no exception. Every time Willow goes for a car ride she almost begs to have the window lowered for her. She enjoys watching the scenery go by, but loves it when she sees other animals. She wants to greet every animal along the way and make them her life long friend.

AnimalsRule
Published: October 10, 20161,833 plays$4.41 earned
Little girl pays tribute at RAF Bomber Command Memorial1m27s

Little girl pays tribute at RAF Bomber Command Memorial

Just when you thought the next generation would never understand the ultimate sacrifice 55,573 RAF bomber command airmen made in World War II, this little Canadian girl pays tribute by straightening the fallen crosses at the RAF Bomber Command Memorial in Beachy Head, UK.

Spitfire
Published: October 5, 20165,409 plays$49.83 earned
Unique view from inside a washing machine44s

Unique view from inside a washing machine

This creative view takes you inside your washing machine. Laundry - that never ending task of keeping your clothes clean. We've all watched our laundry tumble from the outside, but today we take you inside the machine for all that tumbling action!

TheFlipSide
Published: October 6, 2016159 plays$0.17 earned