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Seventeen Cats on a Red Brick Road

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Apparently I have a Tumblr.
My devArt; My Tindeck

captainatlantic:

The Deep Sea Alien Worm, Tomopteris

captainatlantic:

The Deep Sea Alien Worm, Tomopteris

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— 1 month ago with 48185 notes
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fieldmuseumphotoarchives:

Mammal Monday, Chital. This deer commonly inhabits wooded regions of India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and in small numbers in Pakistan. The coat is permanently spotted like a fawn.
© The Field Museum, Z79025.
Detail of the Chital or Axis Deer from diorama, Central India, Zoology specimen 25702.
8x10 negative Cellulose acetate. 
1935 

fieldmuseumphotoarchives:

Mammal Monday, Chital. This deer commonly inhabits wooded regions of India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and in small numbers in Pakistan. The coat is permanently spotted like a fawn.

© The Field Museum, Z79025.

Detail of the Chital or Axis Deer from diorama, Central India, Zoology specimen 25702.

8x10 negative Cellulose acetate.


1935 

— 3 months ago with 4898 notes
#nature  #animals 

Motyka has reached such heights of Tumblr fame.

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— 3 months ago with 29052 notes
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vastderp:

lanactrlaltdelrey:

It’s called the Salton Sea. It’s the largest body water in California. And it’s not even supposed to be there. At the turn of the last century, an engineering screw up of epic proportions diverted the Colorado River into one of the lowest, hottest land basins in the United States. It took two years to stem the tide and when the flooding finally stopped, 350 square miles of desert lay underwater. Everyone assumed the giant inland sea they had created by accident would just dry up. But when it didn’t, real estate developers tried to turn an ecological disaster into an opportunity.

For a while it really did seem like a miracle. Tourists flocked to a place that had once been unforgiving desert. People bought homes, built schools, restaurants, yacht clubs.

But then the sea turned on them. Over the years, it’s water, fed only by agricultural runoff, became saltier than the ocean. Botulism poisoning killed millions of fish and massive die offs during the height of 120 degrees summers, made the air almost unbreathable. The sea began to flood unpredictably. Tourists fled. Boomtowns turned ghost towns. 

Today, what remains is a landscape out of science-fiction. Streets, every one of them named, still waiting for neighborhoods that never arrived. Beaches, made not of shell or sand, but of the pulverized skeletons of uncountable millions of fish. Houses half tumbled into toxic looking pits. An old army base, its land made uninhabitable by unexploded bombs. Ominous warnings painted on walls.

Is this strange place a tragic failure? Or a sort of post apocalyptic wonderland? (x)

YESSS THE SALTON SEA

Fact check: it’s the birds that die of botulism, not the fish. The fish died of the insane salinity, except for tilapia, which are magic satan fish and can survive in space. beware the satan fish.

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— 4 months ago with 1406 notes
#nature  #ruins 
manafromheaven:

dicktoothick:

badgerofshambles:

mrslovett93:

masc0tforfuckups:

onlylolgifs:

Octopus changes colour outside the water

It looks like it’s dying

OH GOD. THAT’S SO FUCKING SCARY.

Waaaaait whoa. Guys. He’s also changing the texture of his skin, along with attempting to match the tone of the ship’s(?) floor.
HE’S TRYING TO BLEND IN.
HE KNOWS HE’S IN DANGER AND HE’S SCARED AND DOESN’T WANT TO BE SEEN.
SHHHHH NO BABY OCTOPUS COME HERE IT’S OKAY <3

We literally have a shape shifting animal with the best camouflage mechanism in nature and nobody thinks that’s the coolest shit like what the fuck we could learn so much from it’s biology everyone needs to get outta my face cause this creature is metal as fuck

POOR LIL GUY ;A;

So pretty and so clever.

manafromheaven:

dicktoothick:

badgerofshambles:

mrslovett93:

masc0tforfuckups:

onlylolgifs:

Octopus changes colour outside the water

It looks like it’s dying

OH GOD. THAT’S SO FUCKING SCARY.

Waaaaait whoa. Guys. He’s also changing the texture of his skin, along with attempting to match the tone of the ship’s(?) floor.

HE’S TRYING TO BLEND IN.

HE KNOWS HE’S IN DANGER AND HE’S SCARED AND DOESN’T WANT TO BE SEEN.

SHHHHH NO BABY OCTOPUS COME HERE IT’S OKAY <3

We literally have a shape shifting animal with the best camouflage mechanism in nature and nobody thinks that’s the coolest shit like what the fuck we could learn so much from it’s biology everyone needs to get outta my face cause this creature is metal as fuck

POOR LIL GUY ;A;

So pretty and so clever.

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— 4 months ago with 353318 notes
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burtoo:

I visited a town called Crow today. 

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— 4 months ago with 6569 notes
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catnapswithjamesfranco:

fiztheancient:

starborn-vagabond:

trojanphoenix:

The kakapo is one of the rarest parrots in the world:

It’s flightless
It’s the world’s heaviest parrot
It’s possibly the oldest living bird and
It has a subsonic mating boom that can travel several kilometres

*shuffles along a branch*

*bounces along the floor*

i love kakapo

Here is an endangered species for you to reblog and discuss current conservations efforts about, tumblr. There’s less than 150 of this species of bird left on earth, entirely. Breeding efforts are based around food that the females eat, which is kind of a weird fruit that isn’t available year-round or sometimes even annually seasonally. Scientists developed a little machine that they put nest-side to put a blanket over the eggs when the females leave to go eat at night. There weren’t any new eggs or chicks this year though - the second in a row. Here’s hoping for next spring.

You’ve seen the gif of Mark Carwardine getting his head humped by one of these birds, with Stephen Fry commenting - the last time Mark saw one of these birds it was with Douglas Adams for Last Chance to See back in 1990.

Here’s a video of Mr. Adams trying to explain this bird’s particular habits and it’s plight, if you’ve got about 10 minutes to watch him give a very nice talk about it.

and here’s a very nice quality photograph of sirocco (every single remaining kakapo has a name, that is how critical this situation is) on mark’s head ok

now u kno

And Wikipedia has a list of all their names.

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— 5 months ago with 107954 notes
#nature  #animals  #birds 

odditiesoflife:

Abandoned Cottages in the Woods Overtaken by Animals

In a series titled Once Upon a Home, photographer Kai Fagerström captured the new residents of abandoned cottages in the woods. After residents had passed away or relocated, a group of feral animals took over the spaces. In a story published for National Geographic, Fagerström captured the “wild squatters” in a handful of derelict dwellings near his family’s summer home in rural Suomusjärvi, Finland.

sources 1, 2

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— 5 months ago with 43251 notes
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unexplained-events:

This giant(4 foot long) KILLER worm was discovered in an aquarium(Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium) in the UK. They found Barry, the giant killer worm, when they were trying to find out what was eating the prize fish and attacking the coral. Experts say that this worm can permanently numb a human with it’s sting.

This is a Eunice aphroditois! It&#8217;s (apparently) not exceedingly uncommon for them to be introduced to aquaria with live rocks, since even big fierce hunter worms start out as tiny wee baby worms. Obviously, aquarists are none too fond of them.
These guys are pretty cool, though.
For one, in the right lighting they iridesce like rainbow glitter.

Also, while they are omnivorous, they are ferocious predators. They have big scissor-like mandibles with which they grab their prey, sometimes with such force that they can cut their prey clean in half. On the upside, while they do use venom to subdue larger prey, I cannot find anything to substantiate the claim that their venom causes permanent numbness, other than the one quote in the Daily Mail article, from a curator who may not be particularly familiar with this species of worm.Here&#8217;s an article with some more information on these little horrorterrors - and a video of how they hunt!

unexplained-events:

This giant(4 foot long) KILLER worm was discovered in an aquarium(Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium) in the UK. They found Barry, the giant killer worm, when they were trying to find out what was eating the prize fish and attacking the coral. Experts say that this worm can permanently numb a human with it’s sting.

This is a Eunice aphroditois! It’s (apparently) not exceedingly uncommon for them to be introduced to aquaria with live rocks, since even big fierce hunter worms start out as tiny wee baby worms. Obviously, aquarists are none too fond of them.

These guys are pretty cool, though.

For one, in the right lighting they iridesce like rainbow glitter.

Also, while they are omnivorous, they are ferocious predators. They have big scissor-like mandibles with which they grab their prey, sometimes with such force that they can cut their prey clean in half. On the upside, while they do use venom to subdue larger prey, I cannot find anything to substantiate the claim that their venom causes permanent numbness, other than the one quote in the Daily Mail article, from a curator who may not be particularly familiar with this species of worm.

Here’s an article with some more information on these little horrorterrors - and a video of how they hunt!

(Source: unexplained-events)

— 7 months ago with 70839 notes
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manafromheaven:

opprah:

unironicgoth:

HE TALKED TO ME

“thank”

BABY

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— 7 months ago with 400287 notes
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