July312014

thepredatorblog:

darwinoid:

animalsandlandscapes:

Nile Crocodile by Daniel Botelho

OBSESSED.

*heavy breathing*

7AM

whatthefauna:

Amazonian royal flycatchers are typically drab-looking brown birds. During courtship, however, both sexes display a brightly colored crest that is normally hidden from view. It is rare among birds for both males (red) and females (yellow) to have such colorful markings.

Image credit: Andrew Snyder

(via biologizeable)

4AM

donshank:

Portrait of Chloe Drawing
2014
18in x 24in
Acrylic on Canvas<br />

Here’s a portrait I did of my daughter along with the initial charcoal drawing.

July302014

medievalpoc:

[TW: harassment, threats, stalking, violence, slurs, racism]

So, someone decided to post this submission with a link to medievalpoc to a subreddit called “Tumblr In Action” this morning.

I’ve posted about this before.

Let’s stop pretending we have no idea where this comes from:

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And can we stop pretending as if these supposed “rules” actually mean anything, or are ever actually enforced:

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Medievalpoc has received tens of thousands of hits from this particular subreddit from more than 60 separate threads, some of which have hundreds of derogatory comments, using slurs, threats, and racist ‘jokes’.

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And it is somehow a “coincidence” that I have had to speak to police four times and make official reports due to threats, stalking, harassment, and other nastiness? That people have followed me around in person without my knowledge or consent because of this? People have circumvented the “ignore” function by creating accounts just to send racial slurs and threats.

The rest of this is going under a cut, because it is truly horrific. Please proceed with caution.

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July292014

(Source: ruln, via yusufdaistanbooty)

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St. Mary’s Façade, Gdańsk, Poland

St. Mary’s Façade, Gdańsk, Poland

(Source: foreign-lands, via groeneinkt)

8AM

theyellowdragon:

Illustrations by Hilary Knight

(via tir-ri)

July282014

arsanatomica:

These are fins from a 500lb Bluefin Tuna

Tuna are members of the Scrombrid family, a group of fast swimming, partially warm-blooded apex predators, with highly streamlined bodies and retractable fins. 

In the image above, the large dorsal fin, with its rigid bony rays, can disappear completely into a deep groove on the body.This gives the fish its distinctive bullet shape, as it charges forward in the water. The fin is pulled out when the fish is slowing down, or turning to keep its cylindrical body from rolling over.

The distinctive little fins, or finlets in the last image are only found in this group of fish. Muscles beneath the skin allows them to move independently. There’s a few people out there researching this, but at the current time their exact function is unknown. 

(via realmonstrosities)

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