Unwind With Some Live-Streamed Puffin Footage

Andreas Trepte, Wikimedia Commons // CC BY-SA 2.5
Andreas Trepte, Wikimedia Commons // CC BY-SA 2.5

Puffins are often depicted hopping around the rocky shores of Iceland, but the birds can also be found right here in the states. If you can’t make it up to their native habitat in Maine, this live stream will take you directly into their seaside burrow.

The live puffin cam on explore.org provides 24/7 views of a puffin couple living in the Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge off the coast of Maine. The feed is maintained by Project Puffin, an initiative launched by the National Audubon Society in 1973 to revive the animal's population in Maine's gulf. Today, the region hosts over 4000 puffins each summer.

After living in breeding colonies during the spring and summer, puffins spend the remainder of the year on the open sea.

You can take an intimate look at how the birds pass their time inland below.

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Can You Find the Doe Hiding Among the Stags?

Can you spot the doe?
Can you spot the doe?
Dudolf

Gergely "Dudolf" Dudás has a way of turning simple images into mind-numbing puzzles. Look closely at his amazing illustrations of squirrels, snails, and rabbits, and you'll find an object that doesn't belong in each one. This new image from the artist features a doe hiding in a crowd of stags, and it may be one of his toughest brainteasers yet.

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Most of Dudolf's hidden image puzzles pair items that look similar. In the image above, the only difference between the doe and the stags surrounding it is the lack of antlers. You may have to study a lot of deer heads before finding the animal that's out of place. If you're feeling impatient, you can check the solution at the bottom of the page.

Dudolf has released many brain teasers inspired by the holidays. Pictures he's illustrated in the past include a sheep hidden among Santas, a snowman among snowflakes, and a panda among snowmen.

Looking for more ways to challenge your brain? See if you can beat these tricky puzzles.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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