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America's 11 Most Significant Antique Cars

The Antique Automobile Club of America has compiled its list of the most historically significant cars in U.S. history — models that changed the way people thought about transportation, thanks to engineering, styling or both. Here's a look at its choices, drawn from the ranks of our Flickr users and the Motoramic photo group.

Family photo captures shark lurking just a few feet from two kids

Can there be such thing as a shark photobomb?
That’s what many are calling an eerie and eye-catching photo inadvertently snapped by a California mother that shows a large shark swimming near her two children.
"It was quite a shock to see” the photo, June Emerson told KTLA about her photo, which appears to show the outline of a large shark swimming underneath a breaking wave close to the shore on Manhattan Beach.
“Many local surfers and lifeguards have seen this and believe it to be a shark,” Emerson said. “Of course, I told my kids it was dolphin, as we live at the beach and are in the waters here almost daily.”
Emerson said her 12-year-old twins were also unaware of the fish swimming so close to them as they played in the waters off the popular beach on Friday.
Emerson posted the picture to her Facebook page and said she has received thousands of comments from people, nearly all of whom are convinced that the creature in the image is a shark, possibly even a great white, which are relatively common to the area.
Back in November, paddleboarders captured video of a great white in the same area. That video was taken just 50 yards from the shore. And while most people would be terrified by the thought of sharing personal space with what is arguably the Earth’s deadliest predator, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife actually issued a warning for people to leave the sharks alone – for the protection of the sharks.
For her part, Emerson said she’s more than happy to just go on pretending that it was nothing more than a friendly dolphin passing by during an otherwise pristine day.
“Another beautiful day at the beach,” Emerson wrote on her Facebook page. “Big waves and apparently Big Fish! (Look into wave to right of Quinn Emerson, who’s out catching a few!) – Manhattan Beach, California.”

10 Most Expensive Dog Breeds

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Curious about the breeds of dog that can cost the most buck? While the value and expenses associated with a certain breed of dog will vary drastically depending upon your location, the dog's familial history and the type of reputable breeder you use, there are certain breeds that continuously come out on top-with one recent purchase costing over a million dollars!
We know the unconditional love a dog gives us is priceless; however; here's a look at the most expensive dog breeds.

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1. German Shepherd
Cost: $3,000 - $24,000
A breed that's both intelligent and versatile, the German Shepherd was originally developed to guard and herd flocks of sheep but today makes for an ideal companion and, among other things, police, guard, war and search-and-rescue dog. Because of their versatility and skill set, a well-trained German Shepherd can be a costly expense. The breed is a devoted family dog but can be protective and suspicious towards strangers and other dogs.

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All About the German Shepherd (VIDEO) 2. English Bulldog
Cost: $2,500 - $9,000
Originally used during the 19th century in England for bull baiting, Bulldogs are known for its courageousness and ferocious tenacity. With a clownish and amiable personality, Bulldogs have become popular companion dogs and are now among the most popular breeds in the United States. Known for its affinity for sleeping and eating, Bulldogs require little more than a daily walk. Because of their short muzzles, the breed is prone to breathing problems among other health-related issues, making them a more expensive choice than other breeds.
Image: Lenkadan/via ShutterstockImage: Lenkadan/via Shutterstock3. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Cost: $1,000 - $14,000
Named in honor of King Charles II of England, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has been considered a fashionable lap dog and family companion since the 17th century. Easygoing and friendly, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels thrive in both the city and the country and require regular grooming.
4. Saluki
Cost: $2,500
The royal dog of Egypt, Salukis are among the oldest known breeds of domesticated dog, according to the American Kennel Club (AKC). Used by Arabs to track and bring down gazelle, Salukis were brought to England in the 1800s and used as a hunting dog. Their graceful appearance and endurance in the field make them popular both in the show ring and in coursing events. Salukis require a strong hand in training and, because of their tendency to chase game, should be kept on a leash or in a fenced area during daily exercise, according to the AKC.
5. Samoyed
Cost: $4,000 - $11,000
Bred for pulling sleds and herding, Samoyeds are hardy dogs that have been used on sled teams since the early 20th century. With a wide mouth that curls up to make it look like its always smiling, Samoyeds are equally popular with dog fanciers, because of their glossy, refined appearance. A loving and playful breed that gets along well with its family, Samoyeds can be overprotective at times and are also known to be a bit stubborn, so it's important to socialize them early and have a firm hand in training.
PardoY/via ShutterstockPardoY/via Shutterstock6. Akita
Cost: $1,500 - $4,500
Revered as a symbol of good health, the Akita is known as the Great Japanese Dog. Originally bred as a guard dog, the Akita was also used for fighting and hunting during the breed's history and continues to be used as a guard and police dog in Japan. A good and loyal watchdog, Akitas are loving and gentle to their owners but can be aggressive and territorial toward strangers.
7. Chow Chow
Cost: $3,000 - $8,500
An ancient breed that dates back to around 300 B.C., Chow Chows are thought to have originated in China and served as hunting, birding and guard dogs. A medium-sized dog with a large head and round muzzle, the Chow Chow is recognizable by their blue-black tongue and lion-like coat. Loyal to their owners and prized by dog fanciers for their regal appearance, Chow Chows are truly a unique breed.
Sergey Lavrentev/via ShutterstockSergey Lavrentev/via Shutterstock8. Tibetan Mastiff
Cost: $2,200 - $7,000
Though it is thought to be one of the most influential and ancient dog breeds, the history of the Tibetan Mastiff remains a mystery. While some function as livestock protectors, most Tibetan Mastiffs are kept as family guardians and companions. A large, strong breed with a massive head, thick coat and long, bushy tail, the rareness of the Tibetan Mastiffs can drive up their prices. In 2011, a Tibetan Mastiff by the name of "Big Splash" was sold for an astounding 1.5 million dollars by a Chinese businessman, making it the most expensive dog ever sold.
9. Rottweiler
Cost: $2,000 - $8,000
A descendant of ancient Roman cattle dogs, Rottweilers are used today as police, military and companion dogs. Powerful with a large build and a 'blocky' head, the Rottweiler makes an excellent guard dog and loyal family pet. It can be overly aggressive to strangers and other animals, though, and needs proper socialization and training from a young age.
Lenkaden/via ShutterstockLenkaden/via Shutterstock10. Egyptian Pharaoh Hound
Cost: $2,500 - $6,500
Another one of the oldest domesticated dogs in history, the Pharaoh Hound is thought to have originated in Egypt as far back as 3000 B.C., according to the AKC. A medium-sized dog with a coat that can range from tan to chestnut to red golden, Pharaohs have a unique "blush" in which their nose and ears turn a deep rose color with excitement. Used today for hunting, obedience and lure coursing, Egyptian Pharaoh Hounds are friendly, playful and intelligent family members. Their athleticism also requires regular exercise, particularly in a fenced-in area to prevent them from chasing after small game.

Crab walk: Millions migrate on Australia’s Christmas Island

Crabs crowd the streets on Australia's Christmas Island. (Photo: Di Masters)

Watch where you're driving, folks: The annual crab migration on Australia's Christmas Island has begun. As the rainy season starts at the end of each year, more than 40 million of the adult red crabs make the 9-kilometer trek (about 5.5 miles) from the middle of the island to the Indian Ocean to breed and spawn.
One problem: the side-stepping crustaceans have no regard for the rules of the road, which means a lot of work for the Australian national parks department to set up safe passage for the migrating hordes.
A hand dwarfs hundreds of baby crabs. (Photo: Justin Gilligan)
Park rangers, shown at work in the video below, set up temporary fencing, which directs the crabs to underpasses below the streets. For roads without detours, workers employ rakes to sweep jaywalking crabs off the street. Signs also warn drivers along certain roads.
But it's still a hazardous route, and there will be the inevitable road kill during the difficult five-day journey. At points during the month-long movement, the roving creatures cover the area with a crimson tide of claws.
The males are the advance team at the beach. They dig burrows for the females, who arrive five to seven days later. After breeding, the females stay in the burrows for another two weeks or so, laying eggs and waiting for them to develop, Australian Geographic explains.
The females time the release of the eggs to high tide, when the eggs hatch and are washed out to sea. After about a month in the ocean, the baby crabs come ashore and start their own march home, according to the Parks Australia website.
The incredible sight, described as "one of the wonders of the natural world," takes place on an island with such a variety of species that it's known as the "Galapagos of the Indian Ocean," according to the island's tourism website.
Amazingly, this isn't the only crab migration that's been caught on camera. Hermit crabs, millions of them, were filmed on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands as they created a carpet of crustaceans on the beach.
Behind the scenes of the red crab migration ­ Christmas Island 2012 from Parks Australia