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sarcophilusharrisii:

Vultures Have No Concept of Personal Space: A Story in Six Photographs

(Having been constantly whacked in the head by turkey vulture wings, I can only imagine what it’s like with a condor!)

(via tigerskinsandotherthings)

fuckyeahcarnivorousplants:

Nepenthes hamata.

fuckyeahcarnivorousplants:

Nepenthes hamata.

(via stickytraps)


This blue-banded bee is a native Australian species. They use ‘buzz pollination’ (sonification), which means they vibrate their bodies to shake pollen free from the flowers. Read more: http://bit.ly/XOrtHL

This blue-banded bee is a native Australian species. They use ‘buzz pollination’ (sonification), which means they vibrate their bodies to shake pollen free from the flowers. Read more: http://bit.ly/XOrtHL

(Source: sciencealert, via iooare)

pro-patria-mori:

Israeli M60 tanks destroyed by Egyptian ATGMs.

peashooter85:

Real life historical figures who would make excellent Bond villains.
Grigori Rasputin: Russian mystic, psychic, faith healer, and adviser to the Romanovs in the early 20th century up to World War I. Was supposedly almost impossible to kill when he was assassinated. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grigori_Rasputin#Turn_to_religious_life

peashooter85:

Real life historical figures who would make excellent Bond villains.

Grigori Rasputin: Russian mystic, psychic, faith healer, and adviser to the Romanovs in the early 20th century up to World War I. Was supposedly almost impossible to kill when he was assassinated. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grigori_Rasputin#Turn_to_religious_life

deathandmysticism:

Bronzino, Detail of Allegory of the Triumph of Venus, National Gallery, London, 1540-45

deathandmysticism:

Bronzino, Detail of Allegory of the Triumph of Venus, National Gallery, London, 1540-45

(via casketcreep)

Years of air strikes, drone-operated killings, and covert operations have brought neither peace nor safety to the region and its people. Estimates of the death toll from U.S. attacks in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia alone range from 3,100 to 5,400, including 570-1,200 civilians. Precise figures are impossible to obtain since the strikes remain classified, and investigating drone attacks is difficult and dangerous work. Nor has the drone campaign halted the proliferation of groups seeking to link their — usually local — agendas to the idea of a global struggle represented by al-Qaeda. Indiscriminate killing — and the constant fear of death from above — has only destroyed communities and provided easy recruitment material for extremist groups. The Next Round of an Unwinnable War Beckons (via azspot)

(via dendroica)

Quinoa may deliver a complete protein—all of the amino acids you require—in a compact package, but rice and beans together actually do better. And like goji berries, blueberries and strawberries are packed with phytochemicals. The only problem is that lacking an exotic back story, food marketers can’t wring as exorbitant a markup from these staples: The domestic blueberry, for example, is periodically (and justifiably) marketed as a superfood, and in 2012, products featuring blueberries as a primary ingredient saw their sales nearly quadruple. But they only raked in $3.5 million—less than 2 percent of açaí-based product sales.

Tom Philpott, "Are Quinoa, Chia Seeds, and other ‘Superfoods’ a Scam?" (from Mother Jones)

Also worth highlighting is this section:

Worse than superfoods’ origin myths, though, are their effects on the people in their native regions. In 2009, at the height of the açaí berry hype, Bloomberg News reported that the fruit’s wholesale price had jumped 60-fold since the early 2000s, pricing the Amazonian villagers who rely on it out of the market. In the Andes, where quinoa has been cultivated since the time of the Incas, price spikes have turned a one-time staple into a luxury, and quinoa monocrops are crowding out the more sustainable traditional methods.” (emphasis mine)

So not only are the markets for “superfoods” putting the foods out of reach of the people who relied on them as a dietary staple, but there are foods easily accessible to us that deliver all the nutrition at a fraction of the cost, both to our grocery bill and to the social/environmental toll.

(via elenilote)

(Source: thalassarche, via dendroica)

wildlifeexperience:

Visit us to experience the wildlife: Wildlife Experience

wildlifeexperience:

Visit us to experience the wildlife: Wildlife Experience

(via hypermetamorphosis)

dogfang:

nubbsgalore

photos by jon langeland in katmai national park of a mama grizzly ferrying her three cubs across the river (more bear posts)

mama!

bestqualitybeksinski:


Zdzisław Beksiński

bestqualitybeksinski:

Zdzisław Beksiński

(via taco-man-andre)

primateculture:

who is she?

primateculture:

who is she?

(Source: sdzoo, via futileresist)

nataliakoptseva:

Mstislav Dobuzhinsky

nataliakoptseva:

Mstislav Dobuzhinsky

(Source: all-is-in-the-all, via lord-kitschener)

hadrian6:

An Architectural Capriccio with Stone Masons on Classical Ruins. 18th.century. after Giovanni Paolo Panini. Italian 1691-1765. oil/canvas.
http://hadrian6.tumblr.com

hadrian6:

An Architectural Capriccio with Stone Masons on Classical Ruins. 18th.century. after Giovanni Paolo Panini. Italian 1691-1765. oil/canvas.

http://hadrian6.tumblr.com

(via taco-man-andre)