Fact of the day:

this-is-wild:

A hummingbird’s brain makes up about 5% of it’s body weight.

rowkey:

Aaaand here’s all ten Ohio Biomes spreads, sunrise to sunset!  I’m not sure I can put into words how much I learned from this experience- from crash courses in texture rendering to communicating with printers -but I’m delighted to have been a part of it. And thank you all for the touching feedback over the past two weeks- it’s been a joy. :)

I’ll post some updates to this blog when the free educator’s/standalone edition of this magazine is printed and distributed- I need to work out a few kinks regarding regional orders and the like.  Again, thank you for the kind words, all!

(via zooophagous)

earth-inspired:

A Gaboon Viper for today’s Daily Creature :D Requested by Faith :) Inspired by the Gaboon at the Bronx Zoo :) 

Only making 10 prints, I have stickers , decals and magnets available too 😊❤️ link in profile 🎨 #nadilynbeatosart #mydailycreature #reptilearts #gaboonviper #snakesofinstagram #reptilesofinstagram #etsy #wildlifeart #illustration

My favorite snake

earth-inspired:

A Gaboon Viper for today’s Daily Creature :D Requested by Faith :) Inspired by the Gaboon at the Bronx Zoo :)

Only making 10 prints, I have stickers , decals and magnets available too 😊❤️ link in profile 🎨 #nadilynbeatosart #mydailycreature #reptilearts #gaboonviper #snakesofinstagram #reptilesofinstagram #etsy #wildlifeart #illustration

My favorite snake

A Koala reflecting on his sins, his triumphs, and the inevitability of death.

(via theanimaleffect)

illbeoutback:

If you’re protesting abortion, the Supreme Court says you can get right in women’s faces and scream at them on their way into the clinic. Because freedom of speech.

But if you try and protest the murder of a black man, you get tear gas fired at you.

(via politicalsexkitten)

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I want to show you this, okay? To give you an idea of what’s going on. The protesters have moved all the way down there… they’re all the way down there. Nobody is threatening anything. Nobody is doing anything. None of the stores here that I can see are being looted. There is no violence.

Now I want you to look at what is going on in Ferguson, Missouri, in downtown America, okay? These are armed police, with — not machine guns — semi-automatic rifles, with batons, with shields, many of them dressed for combat. Now why they’re doing this? I don’t know. Because there is no threat going on here. None that merits this. There is none, okay? Absolutely there have been looters, absolutely over the last nine days there’s been violence, but there is nothing going on on this street right now that merits this scene out of Bagram. Nothing.

So if people wonder why the people of Ferguson, Missouri are so upset, this is part of the reason. What is this? This doesn’t make any sense.

"

Jack Tapper (via craigdaitch)

loveforearth:

Cheetah at Sunset (by bfryxell)

loveforearth:

Cheetah at Sunset (by bfryxell)

(via osprey13)

creatures-alive:

Dead Leaf Butterfly (Kallima inachis formosana) by Dave Irving

creatures-alive:

Dead Leaf Butterfly (Kallima inachis formosana) by Dave Irving

(via n-a-t-u-r-a-l-e-z-a)

symphonyofawesomeness:

An apple an day indeed.

symphonyofawesomeness:

An apple an day indeed.

(via osprey13)