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19th October 2014

Photo reblogged from Condé Nast Traveler with 1,128 notes

chrisburkard:



Deers crossing Maligne Lake just as the sun cracked over the mountain. Truly a once in a lifetime opportunity.www.chrisburkard.com#ChrisBurkard #ChrisBurkardPhotography #Alberta #Canada #Trees #Mountains #Deers #Wildlife #River #Stream

chrisburkard:

Deers crossing Maligne Lake just as the sun cracked over the mountain. Truly a once in a lifetime opportunity.

www.chrisburkard.com

#ChrisBurkard #ChrisBurkardPhotography #Alberta #Canada #Trees #Mountains #Deers #Wildlife #River #Stream

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19th October 2014

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lonelyetntomologist:

Eudocima salaminia (Noctuidae: Catocalinae) by yakovlev.alexey on Flickr.

lonelyetntomologist:

Eudocima salaminia (Noctuidae: Catocalinae) by yakovlev.alexey on Flickr.

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21st September 2014

Photoset reblogged from Infinity Imagined with 4,471 notes

nybg:

ianbrooks:

Amber Inclusions by Anders Damgaard

With all this discussion recently surrounding the ethics of manipulating DNA in an effort to resurrect lost species, it seems appropriate that we take a look back in time at the vessels for our future T-Rexes and (fingers crossed~!) Giant Ground Sloths. Until that glorious day when we will ride atop the backs of huge beavers (it was a thing! Science up), admire the beauty of these amber-encased insects, forever looking out at us through a layer of several million years.

Photog: Flickr / Website / Blog

Friendly reminder that amber is one hypercool plant material; it is the fossilized resin of ancient trees. And it’s not just animals and insects that prehistoric amber has trapped for modern scientists to study, it has also trapped pollen, plant parts, and other goodies that help in reconstructing ancient landscapes. ~AR

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13th September 2014

Photo reblogged from Pizzza Time with 635 notes

pizzzatime:

magictransistor: भूविज्ञान

pizzzatime:

magictransistor: भूविज्ञान

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13th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from It's Okay To Be Smart with 62,929 notes

jtotheizzoe:

endangereduglythings:

wild-guy:

Achrioptera fallax (x)

That coloration is waaay too cool to not reblog. Those are colors I’d expect in a children’s cartoon, not in real life.

Of course this thing is from Madagascar, the island where evolution took LSD. I mean, more like Rad-agascar, amirite?

In all seriousness, Madagascar is a perfect example of the incredible diversity that results from evolution in isolation thanks to about 90 million years of being separated from the African continent. Find out more about where Madagascar’s species came from here.

See those flower-petal-esque wings? While they’re useless for flight, they do make some pretty cool predator-avoidance noises. Check out the video below to hear ‘em:

Btw, are you following endangereduglythings? Freaky fauna can (and often are) just as endangered or threatened as the cute kind. We should celebrate and protect nature’s oddities just as much as its supermodels!

Source: wild-guy

13th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from polipnea with 149,918 notes

The Rio Caño Cristales - most colorful river (caused by algae and moss seen through the water), Colombia.

Source: weather.com

12th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from with 6,176 notes

for-science-sake:

  1. Mossy Leaf-Tailed Gecko
  2. Grey Tree Frog 
  3. Grey Cicada 
  4. Casque head Chameleon 
  5. Lichen Spider
  6. Underwing Moth
  7. Peppered Moth
  8. Owl Fly Larva
  9. Eastern Screech Owl 

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8th September 2014

Photo reblogged from Bogwitch with 3,569 notes

lauracricket:

woodendreams:

Iceland (by Coolbiere. A.)

Ideal nap space.

lauracricket:

woodendreams:

Iceland (by Coolbiere. A.)

Ideal nap space.

Source: 500px.com

29th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Sci-Universe with 376 notes

Source: tulipnight

25th August 2014

Photo reblogged from The Humble Legacy with 2,915 notes

Source: Flickr / think4d