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 

posted on 22.07.14

2headedsnake:

Sophia Kahn

posted on 22.07.14

(Source: lands-of-dreams)

posted on 22.07.14

wapiti3:

Natural History and pictures of reptiles:edited by HR Schinz; according to the nature and the most exquisite original research drawn and lithographed by KJ Brodtmann. on Flickr.

Publication info Schaffhausen: From Brodt man’s lithographic Art Institute, 1833.
BHL Collections:
Ernst Mayr Library of the MCZ, Harvard University

posted on 22.07.14

lustik:

Only the Strong Survive - Elizabeth Keithline. (Photos: Michele L’Heureux, Peter Goldberg).

Lustiktwitter | pinterest | etsy

posted on 22.07.14

macmorrighan:

#PraiseMorrighan  #NEED  Three of these would look gorgeous on my Altar, particularly during the Feast of Morrighan on 12 November.  Raven skulls carved out of different crystals and gemstones! Amazing artwork by www.skullis.com

(Source: nature-soldier)

posted on 16.07.14

distant-traveller:

Iridescent clouds over Thamserku

Why would a cloud appear to be different colors? A relatively rare phenomenon known as iridescent clouds can show unusual colors vividly or a whole spectrum of colors simultaneously. These clouds are formed of small water droplets of nearly uniform size. When the Sun is in the right position and mostly hidden by thick clouds, these thinner clouds significantly diffract sunlight in a nearly coherent manner, with different colors being deflected by different amounts. Therefore, different colors will come to the observer from slightly different directions. Many clouds start with uniform regions that could show iridescence but quickly become too thick, too mixed, or too far from the Sun to exhibit striking colors. The above iridescent cloud was photographed in 2009 from the Himalayan Mountains in Nepal, behind the 6,600-meter peak named Thamserku.

Image credit & copyright: Oleg Bartunov

distant-traveller:

Iridescent clouds over Thamserku

Why would a cloud appear to be different colors? A relatively rare phenomenon known as iridescent clouds can show unusual colors vividly or a whole spectrum of colors simultaneously. These clouds are formed of small water droplets of nearly uniform size. When the Sun is in the right position and mostly hidden by thick clouds, these thinner clouds significantly diffract sunlight in a nearly coherent manner, with different colors being deflected by different amounts. Therefore, different colors will come to the observer from slightly different directions. Many clouds start with uniform regions that could show iridescence but quickly become too thick, too mixed, or too far from the Sun to exhibit striking colors. The above iridescent cloud was photographed in 2009 from the Himalayan Mountains in Nepal, behind the 6,600-meter peak named Thamserku.

Image credit & copyright: Oleg Bartunov

(Source: apod.nasa.gov)

posted on 08.07.14

(Source: metrodorus)

posted on 08.07.14

posted on 08.07.14

cross-connect:

Contemporary glass artist Jeff Zimmerman born in Kentucky 1968, creates colorful, organic sculptures that exploit advanced glassmaking techniques - disquieting and spinning, his sculptures call attention to the inherent mutability of the world. Today his award-winning works are presented in galleries and museums around the world.

Posted to Cross Connect by Margaret

posted on 07.07.14

posted on 07.07.14

wapiti3:

Aquatic salamanders and development of the tadpole of these salamanders from the egg ; By Rusconi, Mauro, 1776-1849 on Flickr.

Publication info Milan: Chez Paolo Emilio Giusti, 1821.
BHL Collections:
Smithsonian Libraries

posted on 07.07.14

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Studio Markunpoika, run by Finnish designer Tuomas Markunpoika, created a series of vessels carved from hundreds of hexagon-shaped pencils glued together and carved out using a machine lathe.

Pencils are utilized when giving form to our thoughts, illustrating our wishes and ideas. They are inseparably fused with craft and arts,” writes Markunpoika. “‘Amalgamated’ is a collection which explores the relationship of a mass produces ‘tool’ and its individual purpose. The beauty of the pencil an object seems to go unnoticed if utilized only for their primary purpose.

More info: Website

posted on 07.07.14

warashiz:

びっくりするくらい三日坊主でタンブラーさわってなかったのですので、ひさしぶりに!!今本作ってます一生懸命。くじけてます。頑張ろうと思う。です。はい。

warashiz:

びっくりするくらい三日坊主でタンブラーさわってなかったのですので、ひさしぶりに!!今本作ってます一生懸命。くじけてます。頑張ろうと思う。です。はい。

posted on 07.07.14

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