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Water bombers fight hard until the end1m11s

Water bombers fight hard until the end

On July 17th 2018, Pam Anderson a local resident from Penticton British Columbia recorded this footage from a beach near her home. Pam stated “There were three fires active when i recorded this. Two across the lake on the Naramata side and one on the left outside of Peachland near Antler Beach”. ”There are eight water bombers working hard on this fire, but they are hard to see once they fly into the smoke”. Fire crews around the Okanagan and Similkameen were responding to dozens of fires and wildfires caused by lightning strikes earlier in the evening. B.C. Wildfire Service reported that ground crews, helicopters and air tankers were responding to 13 wildfires in the North, Central and South Okanagan and Simikameen that evening. There were no reports that the fires were a threat to any residential communities. The thunderstorm that’s lightning started these fires moved north later that evening and started more fires, including one in East Hill and another in the BX area. Again, none of the fires appear to be threatening structures.The storm which produced plenty of lightning and thunder, but little rain is always the problem in this desert like area. Another issue when these fires break out is human curiosity. Many take to their boats to get close up views of the fires and of course the water bombers. This can become very hazardous for both the pilots and the boaters as the planes do not always land in exactly the same “runway” along the water. Police boats do get launched to clear the onlookers so usually there are no incidents. Thankfully there were no boating incidents but beaches were at capacity with many watching the excitement in the air. Many different aircraft are used for fighting fires ,depending on the area the fires have spread. Some of the water bombers in action are the Beriev Be-200. Its firefighting version has eight ferric aluminium alloy water tanks which are located under the cabin floor in the centre fuselage section. Four retractable water scoops can be used to scoop a total of 12 000 litres (3100 gallons) of water in 14 seconds. Water can be dropped in a single dump, or in up to eight consecutive drops. The aircraft can empty its water tanks over the site of a fire in 1 second when flying above the minimum drop speed of 220 km/h (136 mph).

Dog chases bear away from peeking over fence 9s

Dog chases bear away from peeking over fence

Recently with the heat wave hitting the Vancouver British Columbia area, many are very active in their backyard swimming pools. In the suburb city of Port Coquitlam, Tracey's daughter Tess was enjoying a hot afternoon soaking up some sun atop her pool floaty when she noticed a small young black bear cub up one of the evergreen trees just outside of their property. With the screams from Tess, Tracey came running outside and began recording with her phone camera. The young bear cub had begun to descend from the tree, just when Watson, the family dog came running as well and barking up a storm. All this commotion startled the bear cub, causing it to begin his climb back up the tree to safety. This continued climb caused concern for Tracey as she knew where there is a young bear, there is also a mama bear and they do not want mama in the yard. As we know,a bear in a residential yard is not a welcomed event, and when you have a pool with a vinyl liner, this is definitely not something you want to happen. Tracey had stopped recording so she could get her dog Watson under control and back in the house, hoping the quiet would allow the young bear to crawl down the tree and run off into the forest with mama. All in all it was an exciting afternoon for Tess, Tracey and Watson.

Otter Begs For Fish Snack From Friendly Tourist21s

Otter Begs For Fish Snack From Friendly Tourist

Have you heard of an ancient Rumble proverb saying “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach an otter to beg fish from tourists and you will get some pretty awesome viral videos”? Well, now you have, and the video at the top of the page is just amazing. Watch as the little cunning otter switches cuteness to the maximum and begs a tourist to feed it a tasty snack! A friendly otter at Fisherman's Wharf in downtown Victoria, BC had it easy today: instead of diving deep into the bay waters and hunting for itself it got its’ treat from a friendly tourist. The man wanted to feed and take a video of the little cunning otter and took a piece of fish to lore the critter out of the water. It did not take long for the otter to snatch the tasty treat from a man on the dock. Awesome! Otters are surprisingly cute and funny creatures, it is worth getting to know them better. They live in those ponds where there is a lot of fish - their main food. They are not much into wide rivers with a rapid current and stony bottoms. They also do not commit themselves to specific ponds for more than a reasonable amount of time: once they consume larger fish and only the small ones remain, they would go in search of a new home. Otters are wonderful swimmers and divers. They can remain underwater for about 4 minutes, and if they feel danger, they can stay longer. After such a long time in the water, the otter gets in its element: it emerges, replenishes air its reserves and plunges into the water again in search of food. They can move on land without problems: a little bit hunched perhaps, usually moving by short jumps but fast enough, wriggling like a snake. Otters have the reputation of cute frisky animals. The most favorite entertainment for otter pups is to roll down the slope into the water. In its natural habitat, otters get to live 3-5 years, if not caught by man (for their fur) or die from a disease, or if they live in captivity, for example, zoos or at home as pets they can even live for 8-15 years. Otters are very friendly and peaceful in nature, so they are often kept as pets. The tamed otter is very funny, affectionate and obedient little critter. It quickly gets used to their owner, enjoys playing with them, easily gives in to training and quickly becomes a universal favorite for every family member. What dо you think about this video? Make sure you tell us more in the comments down below. If you like what you see, don’t forget to share it with others who might like it as well. It just might be the highlight of their day! Enjoy!

Fireworks Cause Major Traffic Jam in New York City 42s

Fireworks Cause Major Traffic Jam in New York City

Independence Day 2018. This was the day that a group from an Arts Academy in Vancouver British Columbia made the trip to New York City to visit Broadway. The academy teaches many types of music, as well as acting, singing, basically all the art forms to students from the ages of 3 to 73. Anyone with the desire to learn, is welcome. On this night, they were transiting across the Kosciuszko Bridge which passes from Greenpoint in Brooklyn to Maspeth in Queens, just as the evenings fireworks had started. The whole carload was amazed at how the fireworks caused this major traffic jam, on a major bridge. As you will hear, their comments definitely show the surprise being that this does not tend to happen in their home town. The Kosciuszko Bridge is a bridge over Newtown Creek in New York City, connecting Greenpoint in Brooklyn to Maspeth in Queens. The current bridge on the site, a cable-stayed bridge, opened in April 2017 and carries three lanes in each direction. It is one of two planned cable-stayed bridges, with a parallel bridge opening in 2020. An older bridge, a truss bridge of the same name that was located to the north of the first cable-stayed bridge, was originally opened in 1939. It was closed in April 2017 and demolished from July to October 2017. Once they passed the major traffic which apparently took them over 30 minutes, they were able to reach their hotel and settle in for the night, eager for their next few days in The Big Apple.

The Amazing Race of a Queen Conch 1m19s

The Amazing Race of a Queen Conch

Brent whom recorded this footage, and his wife Elsa, seen in the footage, recently visited Grand Cayman Island in the Caribbean for a scuba diving vacation. Descending onto what is known as Katherine’s Reef on the north side of the island made for some beautiful sights. Along with many types of hard and soft corals, thousands of fish, they also got to witness an amazing slow motion activity. This was the movement of a Queen conch. Queen conch is a species of large edible sea snail found in the tropical northwestern Atlantic, from Bermuda to Brazil, reaching up to 35.2 centimetres (13.9 in) in shell length. The queen conch is herbivorous and lives mainly in seagrass beds, but this can change depending on the surrounding terrain of the sea floor. Having only a few predators being larger sea snails, starfish, and of course man, the conch generally live around 7 years, but have been know to live 20 years. The conch meat has been enjoyed as a meal for humans for many centuries and their shell has been used for decoration as a “gemstone” and as many of you have heard, a signalling blow horn. The snail moves across the ocean floor by means of a muscle or “foot”. In the video you see a claw shape protruding as the animal begins to move forward, this is the proboscis and it’s eye. These amazing creature move about for feeding as well as mating of course. This footage was shot in late May, right in the middle of mating season. Enjoy the video and see one main reason these animals walk across the ocean floor.

Divers Surface to a Massive Storm 50s

Divers Surface to a Massive Storm

Grand Cayman Island in the Caribbean is a gorgeous small island. Only a short flight from the eastern United States this gem of a spot is easily accessible. Brent and his wife Elsa visited Grand Cayman for their second time, this trip took place in May. Although June is well known to be the beginning of hurricane season, and as told " the weather changes very drastically right in the first week of June, ALWAYS! " they still made the trip happen. Well that change came just a week early in 2018. After enjoying a great scuba dive off the northern side of Grand Cayman, everyone surface to what was a light rain shower. All aboard, the boat began its 20 minute, short cruise back to the channel through the reef and home to Compass Point, so everyone thought . Mother Nature had her own plans for this leisurely cruise home, she was definitely not happy this day. After about 10 minutes into the return, winds picked up, and the waves grew drastically. Heavy rains pounded the divers so soon everyone gathered within the small cabin . Most everyone was handling these high seas well except for two divers, and one being Elsa, she fed the fish a little that day. Even though the dive boat was only a few hundred yards off shore, the captain was unable to see the channel markers and opening through the reef. After donning a scuba mask and tightening his windbreaker jacket over his head, the guide was able to get to the bow and search for the markers and channel to guide the captain safely through. Once inside the reef everything smoothed out, except the rain. As we know, tropical storms can fade as fast as they build and this was true that day in May. Within the next 10 minutes, the storm passed and the sun came out just as the boat docked, making it much nicer for everyone disembarking and carrying their heavy scuba gear. Once again Mother Nature had the upper hand.

Woman Runs with The Bulls 28s

Woman Runs with The Bulls

Elsa and her husband stopped along the road where they saw a large herd of cattle to have a little visit. The first thing Elsa noticed was the cows , all bulls, seemed quite friendly. Standing along the fences field she began calling them like any animal lover does” here cow, here Betsy, here Chocolate Milk!!” She tried all sorts of phrases and soon they all came running and came very close. Elsa then wanted to see how well they listened and took direction. As you will see it seems the bulls really liked her and listened well. Elsa said” i was surprised how they actually followed me “. Check it out, they are definitely curious animals.

Incredible Character Depictions in the Clouds 35s

Incredible Character Depictions in the Clouds

Clouds, those white puffy accumulations of moisture up in our gorgeous skies are simply amazing. We look up to Heavens every time we are outside. Do you ever look for shapes of animals, objects, faces, or just take in all the beauty those big puffy accumulations of moisture form? Well the big puffy clouds are called cumulus clouds. Cumulus clouds have flat bases and are often described as "puffy", "cotton-like" or "fluffy" in appearance just like mentioned above. Normally, cumulus clouds produce little or no precipitation, but they can grow into the precipitation-bearing congestus or cumulonimbus clouds. Recently when Brent was returning home from a vacation in the Caribbean and he noted staring out the window as they climbed to their cruising altitude after departing Toronto International airport. With the stormy weather that was building, these cumulonimbus clouds, which are a higher level cloud than their little brothers the cumulus clouds were creating some fun little characters. Brent mentioned he was seeing more and more formations that to him, looked like many cartoon characters and some other characters, one being a president. Brent started recording with his phone and quite enjoyed seeing the formations. Check out this video and see if you see what Brent did. This may just change the way you look up into the skies from now on. Enjoy and feel free to share this video.

Characters in the Clouds, see them? 34s

Characters in the Clouds, see them?

Clouds, those white puffy things up in our gorgeous skies are simply amazing. We look up to Heavens every time we are out side. Do you ever look for shapes of animals, objects, faces, or just take in all the beauty those big puffy accumulations of moisture form? Well the big puffy clouds are called cumulus clouds. Cumulus clouds have flat bases and are often described as "puffy", "cotton-like" or "fluffy" in appearance just like mentioned above. Normally, cumulus clouds produce little or no precipitation, but they can grow into the precipitation-bearing congestus or cumulonimbus clouds. Recently when Brent was returning home from a vacation in the Caribbean and he noted staring out the window as they climbed to their cruising altitude after departing Toronto International airport. With the stormy weather that was building, these cumulonimbus clouds, which are a higher level cloud than their little brothers the cumulus clouds were creating some fun little characters. Brent mentioned he was seeing more and more formations that to him, looked like many cartoon characters and some other characters, one being a president. Brent started recording with his phone and quite enjoyed seeing the formations. Check out this video and see if you see what Brent did. This may just change the way you look up into the skies from now on. Enjoy and feel free to share this video.

Pups learn to paddleboard 29s

Pups learn to paddleboard

Summer has come into full bloom in White Rock,British Columbia. This beautiful ocean side city is in the south west corner of British Columbia Canada and minutes from the Canada U.S border. With very shallow and warm waters this is a very active area once the sun comes out and does it's thing for the locals and tourists. Among walking the pier there are many shops, restaurants and taverns in which to take in all the beauty White Rock has to offer. If you really want to get into the local scene, there are rental companies for you to give stand-up paddling or wind surfing a go. These ladies had the perfect evening bringing their best friends, their dogs out to the beach to learn to stand-up paddle board. Once everyone was aboard, the short venture went smooth. After some unstable beginnings, you will see everyone had a stable ending. Who would not love enjoying an evening like this.

Stingray enjoys a hand fed meal 50s

Stingray enjoys a hand fed meal

Stingray City is a series of shallow sandbars found in the North Sound of Grand Cayman Island. It is a tourist attraction, where southern stingrays are found in abundance and visitors can pet and interact with the animals. The tours here are very regulated to keep the animals safe with such a great amount of human interaction. The southern stingray seen here has a flat, diamond-shaped disc, with a mud brown, olive, and grey dorsal surface and white underbelly. The barb on its tail is serrated and covered in a venomous mucous, used for self-defense. With such great interaction here, many of these local rays have come to be very friendly and interactive with visitors. The stingrays eat mainly small fish, worms and crustaceans which is why they cruise the sea bed and sandy floor looking for a meal. Larger rays, produce an incredible amount of suction for gathering food and are capable of even sucking a conch snail right out of it’s shell. The day Brent and his wife and step daughter visited stingray city, was the day Brent got to experience just how these rays gather food. Once their tour arrived at the site, they were all given a background on the rays, how they feed and how to handle them. When feeding squid to the rays, which they love, everyone was instructed to “keep your thumb tucked inside your fingers “ saving you from having your thumb sucked between the hard bony serrated plates they use for grinding food. Another thing Brent forgot, as you will see. After a short instruction from Britney, one of the guides, Brent was game to feed, and cuddle with one of these amazing animals. After a little kiss on the nose of the stingray for good luck, Brent clasped the squid in his hand and made the offering. “ It was a very cool experience “ Brent mentioned. “ They sure do have a lot of suction”.

Lab struggles in very strong currents 39s

Lab struggles in very strong currents

Deception Pass is a strait separating Whidbey Island from Fidalgo Island, in the northwest part of the U.S. state of Washington. It connects Skagit Bay, part of Puget Sound, with the Strait of Juan de Fuca. A group of sailors led by Joseph Whidbey, part of the Vancouver Expedition, found and mapped Deception Pass on June 7, 1792. George Vancouver gave it the name "Deception" because it had misled him into thinking Whidbey Island was a peninsula. Deception Pass is a dramatic seascape where the tidal flow and whirlpools beneath the twin bridges connecting Fidalgo Island to Whidbey Island move quickly. During ebb and flood tide current speed reaches about 8 knots (9.2 mph), flowing in opposite directions between ebb and flood. This swift current can lead to standing waves, large whirlpools, and roiling eddies. This swift current phenomenon can be viewed from the twin bridges' pedestrian walkways or from the trail leading below the larger south bridge from the parking lot on the Whidbey Island side. Boats can be seen waiting on either side of the pass for the current to stop or change direction before going through. Thrill-seeking kayakers go there during large tide changes to surf the standing waves and brave the class 2 and 3 rapid conditions. The following video shows just how fast and strong the currents run here, and that it is definitely not a safe place to be in the water during flood and ebb. One visitor makes a potentially huge error releasing his Labrador into these waters. Luckily for this owner his dog was a great swimmer as all Lab’s are. Thankfully all ended well but the beach going visitors nearby were definately feeling the pup’s struggles. The owner received a tongue lashing from a couple women that watched the whole intense minute. Bad decision on the owners part, but a happy ending on a beautiful day. Always remember, think before your actions !

Western Highland Terrier learns to climb the boat ladder 57s

Western Highland Terrier learns to climb the boat ladder

Gus is a 2-1/2 year old West Highland terrier, Havanese and Jack Russell terrier blend, quite the mix. Gus definately has the energy and excitement levels of a Jack Russell terrier. His human Andrew has mentioned that Gus has the brains to go along with his high energy level, meaning the two are a great pair. Andrew lives on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia which is an area that offers up some incredible spaces for outdoor activities which him and Gus definately are involved in. From hiking, to boating and stand up paddleboarding, Gus is always by Andrew's side. As all of us know, after a hard day of play, there always has to be some downtime. On the day Brent recorded Gus learning to climb the ladder, they had all been out on the boat enjoying the beautiful Vancouver weather for an event called Boat for Hope. Boat for Hope, as Andrew mentioned, is more of a "fun raiser" than fund raiser. The many volunteers spend the day taking less privileged children ,parents and care givers out for some fun on the water. The event is themed around Pirates, so it is a whole lot of fun. The children get to make believe they are protecting the boat's treasure, while fending off Bad Pirates, made up of volunteers from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Coast Guard, Search and Rescue and other volunteers, with water guns. After all the activity ,Gus decided he needed a swim which gave Andrew the opportunity to show the crew Gus' new skill. Gus definately is a lover of the sea.

Incredible timelapse video of Grand Cayman sunset 21s

Incredible timelapse video of Grand Cayman sunset

Brent whom caught this beautiful footage, recently visited Grand Cayman Island in the Caribbean. Rum Point, the subject beach in this video is on Grand Cayman Island which is one of three small islands in the Caribbean. These islands are part of the British West Indies. Grand Cayman Island is approximately 22 miles (35 km) long with its widest point being 8 miles (13 km) wide. The elevation ranges from sea level at the beaches to 60 feet (18 m) above sea level on the North Side. Rum Point gave Brent the perfect setting to catch an amazing sunset along with some gorgeous cloud formations. While relaxing on the beach taking in the sunset, Brent decided to set up his iPhone on time-lapse mode and see what it all looked liked in fast mode afterwards. At the very tip of this island paradise is also a precious spot called Starfish Point. The very shallow waters here make for a popular gathering place for pillow cushion sea stars. These plump starfish look like stuffed animals, though they are very much alive and grazing along the seafloor. Bring your snorkel gear to find the starfish on the bottom when you visit, you can even touch them, but resist the urge to lift them out of the water. They are living marine creatures who need to be in the water to survive, and bringing them into the air can cause stress or damage to the animals if they’re kept out long enough. Within the gorgeous shallow waters of Rum Point, snorkelling is also amazing as many southern stingrays, boxfish as well as other tropical fish can be seen at a very close proximity which is amazing. Do not fear these amazing animals, they are curious and love to interact with you. Once Brent was finished enjoying the gorgeous sunset and activities around the beach, he played back his recording and found it so amazing that he wanted to share it. Enjoy what he did, it was an incredible evening.

Reef shark swims close to check out snorkelers at resort 48s

Reef shark swims close to check out snorkelers at resort

Brent and his wife recently visited Grand Cayman Island which is part of the British West Indies. Grand Cayman is the largest of the Cayman Islands, a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean. The capital city Georgetown is also a major cruise-ship port and site of the ruins of colonial-era Fort George. Beaches and vibrant coral reefs are the island’s hallmarks. Brent stayed in the east end of the island at a resort by the name of Morritt’s Tortuga. The east end of the island is much quieter which is why they chose this resort. The resort has gorgeous white sand beaches and very calm waters for swimming and snorkelling right out front, as this area has an outer reef approximately 300 yards offshore so the larger waves are kept outside the reef. Many tropical fish can be seen while snorkelling at the resort as well as barracuda and tarpon also frequent the pier. While some of these fish are thought by most to be dangerous, these local fish seem very use to all the swimming activity at the pier and just go about their business looking for a snack. Every morning at 11 the restaurant bar feeds the fish right off the dock which brings many fish close by as well as many guests get to enjoy the frenzy of food. On the day Brent recorded this footage, there had been a couple 5 foot long caribbean reef shark swimming very near the dock as well. At times when deep sea fishing boats arrive to clean their catch, the shark come in to investigate. Apparently the sharks get use to the sounds each boat makes and can recognize it from miles away so they follow in to see if they will receive a fish treat from the captain and crew. This morning there had been no fish boats arriving, but the 2 sharks were definately interested in the pier. After a short while 2 snorkelers were noticed entering the water, and rather than alarm them by mentioning the nearby shark, Brent kept an eye on it. As you will see in the video, sharks are very curious creatures, and incredibly beautiful to watch up close. Being a scuba diver that has been around sharks in the water, he knew just how the shark would react. Watch and learn, the ocean is a beautiful place.

Drone Captures Amazing Sunset on Grand Cayman Island 55s

Drone Captures Amazing Sunset on Grand Cayman Island

Brent whom recorded this beautiful footage recently visited Grand Cayman Island in the Caribbean. Rum Point, the subject beach in this video is on Grand Cayman Island which is one of three small islands in the Caribbean. These islands are part of the British West Indies. Grand Cayman Island is approximately 22 miles (35 km) long with its widest point being 8 miles (13 km) wide. The elevation ranges from sea level at the beaches to 60 feet (18 m) above sea level on the North Side. Rum Point gave Brent, the drone pilot and videographer, the perfect setting to catch an amazing sunset along with some gorgeous cloud formations. The very warm, shallow waters at Rum Point attract many vacationers and locals to enjoy some activities for the day. The small finger on the island where Rum Point is located, also has a small residential community called Kaibo. Along with some amazing beaches in the tiny area, there is a marina and some great restaurants and bars right on the beaches of Kaibo and Rum Point. At the very tip of this area is a precious spot called Starfish Point. The very shallow waters here make for a popular gathering place for pillow cushion sea stars. These plump starfish look like stuffed animals, though they are very much alive and grazing along the seafloor. Bring your snorkel gear to find the starfish on the bottom when you visit, you can even touch them, but resist the urge to lift them out of the water. They are living marine creatures who need to be in the water to survive, and bringing them into the air can cause stress or damage to the animals if they’re kept out long enough. Brent the drone pilot mentioned “Once done enjoying the starfish and you have worked up a thirst and hunger, one famous little bar is Wreck Bar and Grill well know for their Mudslides.” Within the gorgeous shallow waters of Rum Point, snorkelling is also amazing as many southern stingrays, boxfish as well as other tropical fish can be seen at a very close proximity which is amazing. Do not fear these amazing animals, they are curious and love to interact with you . Don’t forget your camera.

Rooster gets even after woman mocks his hens 56s

Rooster gets even after woman mocks his hens

Feeding birds at the park is usually a stress free enjoyable time, right? Recently while vacationing on Grand Cayman Island in the Caribbean, Elsa and her family stopped for a break at Smith Barcadere just South of George Town near the ports where the cruise ships dock. Also known as Smith Cove, Smith Barcadere in the South Sound of Grand Cayman is terrific for photos ops and phenomenal for snorkelling – all with the convenience of public restrooms, picnic benches and outdoor showers. Turquoise waters surround the white sand here, while limestone formations and coral protect this site. With unique drops-offs, guests can swim freely while still being close to the shore, which is great for children and beginners who are looking to learn the basics. Along with all the beauty of the ocean there are also many wild chickens, roosters and at the right time there are baby chicks. Loving the ocean and wildlife, Elsa and family checked out the area seeing if they could go for a swim but the waters were a bit rough so they chose to feed the friendly chickens. While Brent was gathering a piece of bread from the car, Sarah managed to record Elsa making fun of the chickens walking technique. Little did she know, the Boss rooster seemed to be paying attention to all of Elsa’s antics and decided he would get even. Slightly nervous at first Elsa warmed to the gentleness of the cute chickens. Boss rooster decided it was time for a snack and approached Elsa to share in the feast. As you will see, he made his point about making fun of his hens so we are sure Elsa won’t do that again. It is amazing how steady Brent kept the camera while all the time laughing hysterically at Elsa’s reactions to Old Boss rooster. Check out the fun at the beach, it was a blast .

Friendly Stingray mistakes guys bicep for a squid snack 1m04s

Friendly Stingray mistakes guys bicep for a squid snack

Stingray City is a series of shallow sandbars found in the North Sound of Grand Cayman Island. It is a tourist attraction, where southern stingrays are found in abundance and visitors can pet and interact with the animals. The tours here are very regulated to keep the animals safe with such a great amount of human interaction. The southern stingray seen here has a flat, diamond-shaped disc, with a mud brown, olive, and grey dorsal surface and white underbelly. The barb on its tail is serrated and covered in a venomous mucous, used for self-defense. With such great interaction here, many of these local rays have come to be very friendly and interactive with visitors. The stingrays eat mainly small fish, worms and crustaceans which is why they cruise the sea bed and sandy floor looking for a meal. Larger rays, produce an incredible amount of suction for gathering food and are capable of even sucking a conch snail right out of it’s shell. The day Brent and his wife and step daughter visited stingray city, was the day Brent got to experience just how these rays gather food. Once their tour arrived at the site, they were all given a background on the rays, how they feed and how to handle them. It is very safe here, shuffle your feet when walking, and TRY TO AVOID LIFTING THEM OUT OF THE WATER!! Some things are easier said than done as Brent learned. When feeding squid to the rays, which they love, everyone was instructed to “keep your thumb tucked inside your fingers “ saving you from having your thumb sucked between the hard bony serrated plates they use for grinding food. Another thing Brent forgot, as you will see. After a short instruction from Britney, one of the guides, Brent was game to feed, and cuddle with one of these amazing animals. The feeding went well, but after a small wave caused Brent to raise in the water while supporting the stingray, it fled his arms quikly. At the same time it fled it also mistook Brent's right bicep for a piece of squid. Ouch...Watch and see how it all goes…. of course it went great! These are beautiful creatures in a beautiful part of our world.

Drone footage shows stingrays hunting on Grand Cayman Island1m25s

Drone footage shows stingrays hunting on Grand Cayman Island

Rum Point is on Grand Cayman Island which is one of three small islands in the Caribbean. These islands are part of the British West Indies. Grand Cayman Island is approximately 22 miles (35 km) long with its widest point being 8 miles (13 km) wide. The elevation ranges from sea level at the beaches to 60 feet (18 m) above sea level on the North Side. Rum Point gave Brent, the mavic pro drone pilot and videographer, the perfect setting to catch an amazing sunset and capture two stingrays hunting in the shallow waters. The very warm, shallow waters at Rum Point attract many vacationers and locals to enjoy some activities for the day. Also being a scuba diver and generally avid water nut, Brent takes any opportunity to capture sea life in it’s natural habitat whether he is above or below the waves. The southern stingray seen here hunting has a flat, diamond-shaped disc, with a mud brown, olive, and grey dorsal surface and white underbelly. The barb on its tail is serrated and covered in a venomous mucous, used for self-defense. With such great interaction here, many of these local rays have come to be very friendly and interactive with visitors. The stingrays eat mainly small fishworms and crustaceans which is why they cruise the sea bed and sandy floor looking for a meal. Larger rays, with the incredible amount of suction they are capable of creating for gathering food, can even suck a conch snail right out of it’s shell. The people you see within these waters are completely safe around these stingrays.

Guy gets bit by a stingray on Grand Cayman Island 1m10s

Guy gets bit by a stingray on Grand Cayman Island

Stingray City is a series of shallow sandbars found in the North Sound of Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. It is a tourist attraction, where southern stingrays are found in abundance and visitors can pet and interact with the animals. The tours here are very regulated to keep the animals safe with such a great amount of human interaction. The southern stingray seen here has a flat, diamond-shaped disc, with a mud brown, olive, and grey dorsal surface and white underbelly. The barb on its tail is serrated and covered in a venomous mucous, used for self-defense. With such great interaction here, many of these local rays have come to be very friendly and interactive with visitors. The stingrays eat mainly small fishworms and crustaceans which is why they cruise the sea bed and sandy floor looking for a meal. Larger rays ,with the incredible amount of suction they are capable of creating for gathering food, can even suck a conch snail right out of it’s shell. The day Brent and his wife and step daughter visited stingray city, was the day Brent got to experience just how these rays gather food. Once their tour arrived at the site, they were all given a background on the rays, how they feed and how to handle them. It is very safe here, shuffle your feet when walking, and TRY TO AVOID LIFTING THEM OUT OF THE WATER!! Some things are easier said than done as Brent learned. When feeding squid to the rays, which they love, everyone was instructed to “keep your thumbed tucked inside your fingers “ saving you from having your thumbed sucked between the hard bony serrated plates they use for grinding food. Another thing Brent forgot, as you will see. After a short instruction from Britney, one of the guides, Brent was game to feed, and cuddle with one of these amazing animals. Watch and see how it all goes…. of course it went great! These are beautiful creatures in a beautiful part of our world.

Monkey business with a happy ending 38s

Monkey business with a happy ending

Recently Judith and a group of scuba diver friends travelled from Vancouver British Columbia, Canada to Bali for two weeks of amazing diving and r & r. Before heading back home they took a day trip to some local attractions. One stop along the way was this increasingly popular stop along the roadway where these monkeys have started to congregate near Sang Hyang Ambu. In the video you will see just how well these little monkeys look after and care for each other, sometimes appearing just a little too well. By the little one’s smile, you can tell he is definately enjoying his treatment. Apparently Over the last while, hundreds of monkeys have descended from Gumang Hill and now hang around all over the place, even on the main road to the capital city of Karangasem Regency. It is now becoming a tourist attraction in itself as it is ideally located for travellers along this route to take a short break. It is also just East of the amazing Candidasa beach. A local resident explained to Judith that the monkeys come down from the hills at around 08.00 a.m. and hang around for two or three hours before returning to the hilltop. At first, the monkeys were believed to be the pets of the supernatural ruler of the vicinity and appeared quite wild. More recently, however, contact with humans and an easy supply of food has tamed their atavistic spirit, and now they are quite friendly. Highway travellers often stop here since it lies at a strategic point on the Denpasar - Amlapura main road and is the only entry point to Gumang Temple. Another resident mentioned he feels that the monkeys descend because of the lengthened dry season that accounts for a decreasing food supply. This in turn has attracted travellers to the area, and led the head of the regency to seriously consider developing this little-known spot further.

Seems This Lady Does Not Have The Need For Speed1m32s

Seems This Lady Does Not Have The Need For Speed

Who doesn’t love a good supercar, right? The roar of the mighty engine, the laid back position behind the wheel, the speed….it makes your blood boil just by the thought of it! Many love the thrill of getting behind the wheel of one of those bad boys. And then, there are those that are but curious to see what it might feel like, but they would never be caught stiff behind the wheel. Luckily, someone thought of an awesome business idea. Grab about a dozen of the mightiest engines on the market and charge people for a 10 minute ride in them! You can either go alone or with a driver. Sounds like loads of fun and looks like it too, but when this woman sat in shotgun, she probably had no idea what the pull of the car will feel. Check out Nadia's reaction during a day at the track through the exotic car experience company at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Epic fail! They sat her in a Corvette Z06 , which boasts a V8, 505 horsepower engine, strapped her in the passenger seat and gave her a helmet as a safety precaution. The driver says “Here we go” and zooms out of the garage, but he has not even pushed the pedal to the metal and Nadia is already screaming at the top of her lungs. “Oh my God!” Nadia screams, while the driver is having a blast. But if you look closely, you can see Nadia smiling, meaning that she is probably having a blast, but was all that screaming really necessary? When the lap is finally over, the driver teases her with another round, which she so rudely turns down. She does look like she had an amazing time!

Hidden camera catches escape artist dog 1m18s

Hidden camera catches escape artist dog

Poncho is an 11 year old rescue dog from Riviera Maya Mexico. Ever since Brent and his family brought her home as a puppy she has been a handful at times. Her personality seems to change from time to time, going from very passive, to quite anxious. As a pup she would climb the fence and Brent would have to chase her down. As time moved on, she still climbed, or jumped the 6 foot fence and became tougher to bring back home. For some reason, Poncho would let Brent get within a few feet of her when she would escape the yard and run down the road, but less thana few feet and she would turn and bolt. Brent would calmly,or course, vocalized very strongly towards Poncho, and walk home. One day while Poncho was out, after her escapade but made it back to the front yard, Brent heard a knock on the front door. Opening the door, Brent was met by an animal control officer. " hi how are you today sir?" . The officer asked Brent. "I see your dog is out roaming the neighbourhood, this is not safe for her or others". Brent explains the situation and at this point of frustration he states to the officer" well i try my best, but if you can catch her she is yours, i am done!!" It was a very tough day on Brent's nerves. Well a few years later, and few less hairs and more grey on Brent's head we have the day that this video was born. Up to this date in May 2018, again Poncho had been getting out of the yard. Although, now she does not run away, she jusy walks around the front yard. Harmless you may be thinking, but Poncho is very protective of her space, so anyone walking near by is not a good thing, for them or Poncho. She is just a very nervous pooch. After several attempt to keep this pooch inside, and not being able to find her escape route, Brent set up the camera. Voila, the answer is clear... Poncho is a very smart and hard working dog. Watch and you will see how ingenious she is, using all her abilities to be free.... to the front yard.