diggly:

HALF CINEMA CHEERED AND THE OTHER HALF WERE REALLY CONFUSED WHY WE WERE CHEERING

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sdzoo:

Red pandas represent a unique family that diverged from the rest of the Carnivore Order, and scientists place them in their own unique family: Ailuridae. Learn more.  (photos by Bob Worthington)

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marina-and-the-dragons:

spread-hope-inspire:

Tribute to Steve Irwin, a guy who genuinely loved nature and animals.

This man was beyond real

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tabloo:

spacefaeries:

patchwork-indigo:

Neopets is a great way to teach kids how to earn and manage money.

image

that will be 39.4 million dollars, please.

just like art school

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xamity:

naturalisse:

illustratographer:

I took a photo every 2 minutes over the span of about 2 hours at a 20 second exposure and animated it all together! This 2 second loop was the result! 

Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho

HOLY FUCK

holy fuck you can actually see how the earth turns by paying attention to the stars

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fossilera:

A beautifully prepared example of the trilobite Metacanthina issoumourensis.  Preparing it in this manner so that the matrix is removed from below the edges and it appears to “fly” above the rock requires dozens of hours of work by a very skilled preparitor.  One of many new fossils for sale added to FossilEra.com

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buggirl:

My camera couldn’t capture the brilliance of the luminescence produced by this Click beetle.  It is a Pyrophorus spp.
These beetles are also known as “headlight beetles” for obvious reasons.  It was quite incredible, they shined continuously and brighter than any lightning bug I have ever encountered.

I read this about them, coincidentally, from the father of the entomologist that runs my school’s collections:

"Headlight beetles are large click beetles notable among click beetles in their unique ability to produce light. An intense glow emanates from two round luminescent organs on the prothorax and a broad area on the underside of the first abdominal segment. In flight both sexes produce a brilliant blue-green streak of light that dazzles the onlooker."-Charles L. Hogue

Tiputini, Ecuador

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cybergata:

Grass in the Wind, Meditations by Shironeko

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