Pete Thomas

Pete Thomas

Pete Thomas worked at the Los Angeles Times for 20 years as a journalist specializing in outdoors and action sports. He started at in March, 2010, and enjoys surfing, hiking, skiing, and being in nature.

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1283 Articles by Pete Thomas

Australian man saves stranded baby dolphin

Andy Wright says that on the second rescue attempt the calf swam out to the pod and, presumably, rejoined its mother; 'I’ve never seen anything like this'

Andy Wright spots the mammal floundering on the beach, dons a wetsuit and hurries to the rescue. He says the dolphin was last seen rejoining its mother.

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Deep-sea anglerfish captured off Monterey

Scientists say their footage is believed to be the first of the rarely observed creature in its natural habitat; specimen was collected for study

Scientists say their footage, captured 2,000 feet beneath the surface, is believed to be the first of the rarely observed anglerfish in its natural habitat.

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Lion joins motorists on bridge, jamming traffic

Budding king of beasts decides to take the easy route to its destination in South Africa's Kruger National Park, undoubtedly fraying the nerves of motorists

A young male lion decided to cross a crowded bridge recently in South Africa's Kruger National Park. Understandably, traffic ground to a halt as he walked.

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Lake Erie surfers unfazed by N.Y. blizzard

Kevin and Christian knew the blustery weather would create waves, so they donned very thick wetsuits and paddled into the whiteness and caught a few

Hardy Lake Erie surfers Kevin and Christian saw opportunity when blustery, snowy weather swept over the region: They paddled out and caught some waves.

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On-air reporter hit by flying skateboard

Mike Amor was at a Los Angeles skatepark reporting about the advent of hoverboards when an actual flying skateboard struck him in the head; 'I'm good'

Mike Amor of Australia's Channel Seven was at a skatepark reporting about hoverboards when an actual flying skateboard struck him in the back of the head.

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Eva Shockey responds to critics of bear hunt

Famous hunter is harshly criticized by animal lovers after killing 510-pound bear and posting the photo on Facebook; story gains mainstream attention

Famous hunter Eva Shockey says that among the many vicious comments about her recent bear hunt was one stating that she should have killed her dog instead.

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Tony Hawk shows off ‘real’ hoverboard

This time it's no hoax, assures skateboarding legend, who spins a few tricks in video demonstration; technology might someday have important uses

Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk is back on a hoverboard, showing off his halfpipe skill, but this time it's the real deal. First 10 sell for $10,000 apiece.

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