Jacob de Gheyn II, 1600

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Nardò Ring, Nardò, Italy

Amazon Rainforest deforestationPara, Brazil

Terraced rice paddies, Yunnan, China

Soybean fields, São Domingos, Brazil 

Mount Whaleback Iron Ore Mine, Pilbara, Australia

Alang Ship-breaking yards, Gujarat, India

Plasticulture / Greenhouses, Almeria, Spain

Oil Extraction Wells, Texas

Vineyards, Huelva, Spain

Daily Overview

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Dasypeltis sp.

Snakes are weirdos in the best possible way.

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Insectivorous plant | ©Kalyan Varma   (high slopes of Eravikulam National Park, India)

Drosera peltata (Caryophyllales - Droseracea) is an insectivorous plant fairly common in Australia, Tasmania northwards to SE Asia and India.

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Two-headed snake specimen.

  April 22, 2014 at 11:55am


Over at BromeLeighad—52 Forms of (Knitted) Fungi!


Clavaria zollingeri | ©Ken Beath   (Bola Creek, Royal NP, Australia)

This cool pinkish-violet coral fungus, commonly known as Violet coral or the Magenta coral, is one of the most beautiful fungi that can be found due to its color and shape.

Clavaria zollingeri (Clavariaceae) is found in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Colombia, Asia, and Europe.

In Ireland it is considered a good indicator of sites with rich fungal diversity [source].

  April 22, 2014 at 11:48am


Pixie’s Parasol, Mycena interrupta

Betts Vale, Tasmania


Fern gametophytes and developing sporophytes on Flickr.

The gametophyte is the haploid stage in the development of ferns and the sporophyte is the diploid stage and what one would typically think of as the adult plant.

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Uromastyx likes her belly rubbed

this is a fucking lizard getting her belly rubbed if you don’t think that’s the cutest shit then get out of my blog


This animal is not happy! ): This is a panic/defence mechanism, this is probably really freaking the poor thing out.  i’ve seen multiple reblogs of this post informing people of that, so I thought I’d let you know.

This is a Uromastyx, their defence mechanism is to INFLATE their bodies and move them as if they were “belly dancing” as they release air through their mouths letting a “haaaaaaaaaaaah” kind of sound until you leave them alone. If you don’t they’ll HIT you with their spiky tail.

This Uromastyx is exposing its belly on their own will, what it’s doing first is smell the hand to see if it’s someone they know. Since it is (remember the belly is the most vulnerable part of their body) and knows the person won’t harm them, it exposes the belly for the rubs.

And I talk from experience, I have an Uromastyx Acanthinura. It took me forever to get mine to trust me enough to allow me pet him and let me pick him up (and then teach him that my mum (he used to react aggressively towards her presence just by smelling her hand) that my mum was to be trusted).

TDLR; the Uromastyx in the gif trusts their owner and allows the owner to rub the belly, that isn’t how Uromastyx defend themselves

I get so happy when people with actual facts, knowledge, and experience explain things to those who do more talking than understanding.

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Purple Droplet Fungus

(Marin, California - 4/2014)

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banana plant moment love. Wild Fauna Love

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gorgeous “oil slick” beetles. Darkling beetle species perhaps?

photo by Wilson Koh Wee Siong

Chalcopteroides sp., perhaps?



Bizarre alien brown-goo covered fungus mushroom in the front yard. I’m sure it’s probably totally psychoactive. Or delicious. Who wants to come try? When I looked it up I found out it’s called a Stinkhorn.

Aseroe rubra, actually. Anemone Stinkhorn, or Starfish Fungus. The first fungus described from Australia, and fairly common in the Eastern states. It’s since turned up elsewhere in the world, including the US

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what the fuck is wrong with that cow

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