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Apr 18

archiemcphee:

Ukrainian nature photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko shows us that snails are so much more than incredibly slow-moving mollusks who leave slimy trails and sometimes end up on people’s dinner plates. By looking at his photos we learn that snails appear to be curious, playful and even affectionate.

Shot in the woodland area near his home town in Berdichev, located in the Zhytomyr Oblast of northern Ukraine, Mishchenko’s beautiful photos are apparently unstaged. Instead he relies on an extraordinarily keen eye for spotting wildlife:

'As a child, my father taught me to hunt mushrooms near my home and we would always come across all manner of bugs and creatures,' he said. 'As I got older and my interest in photography grew, I decided I wanted to catch these magical scenes on camera.'

Visit Vyacheslav Mishchenkos’ website to check out many more of his remarkable nature photos. The only thing missing from them is narration by Sir David Attenborough.

[via 22 Words and Dailymail.co.uk]

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Mar 26

jtotheizzoe:

staceythinx:

Spectacular starry nights by photographer Michael Shainblum

Well then… isn’t that nice?

Stardust watching stardust.

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Mar 12

howstuffworks:

tedx:

awkwardsituationist:

photos of butterfly and moth wings taken by linden gledhil at seven to ten times life size.

"evolution is written on the wings of butterflies" - charles darwin

Spectacular. We’re reminded of this talk from butterfly expert Peter Smetacek on the relationship between butterflies and rivers in India. Watch the whole talk here»

Read more about How Butterflies Work, including their wings and scales.


The creepiest, trippiest glitchy GIFs on the internet, presented for your viewing pleasure

usvsth3m:

There is something simultaneously both terrifying and beautiful about these weird, broken animated images.

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We feel like we’ve seen this scene before. IN OUR NIGHTMARES

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Game of Thrones included a cameo from The Thing?

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PENETRATION IMPLOSION

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Wait, what is happening to his head? OH GOD, OH JESUS NO!!!

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Dwight… is that you?

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OH SH*T, DONKEY!? NOT YOU AS WELL!

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That’s not yoghurt she’s eating, it’s OUR SOULS.

Via Imgur.

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Mar 5

lacma:

"The basis of everything for me is the universe" 
― Alexander Calder
via @latimes http://lat.ms/1dVlDWH 

lacma:

"The basis of everything for me is the universe"

― Alexander Calder

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Mar 2
amnhnyc:

It’s almost here! The Exosuit, a next-generation atmospheric diving system capable of taking a diver down up to 1,000 feet at surface pressure, arrives at the American Museum of Natural History on February 27. Mark your calendar - it’ll be on display for just one week.
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amnhnyc:

It’s almost here! The Exosuita next-generation atmospheric diving system capable of taking a diver down up to 1,000 feet at surface pressure, arrives at the American Museum of Natural History on February 27. Mark your calendar - it’ll be on display for just one week.

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Feb 4

steampunktendencies:

Stop motion of ocean creatures made from man-made objects. (via)

The Deep by PES

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Feb 1

earthlynation:

African Harrier Hawk. Photo by Wolfie-588

earthlynation:

African Harrier Hawk. Photo by Wolfie-588


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