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Oct 18, 2014
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freshphotons:

Naturally occurring sea shell patterns similar to those generated by cellular automata (Conus textileConus aulicus, Oliva porphyria, Lioconcha castrensis).

Spectacular.

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Oct 18, 2014
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sixpenceee:

Diphylleia grayi also known as the skeleton flower. The petals turn transparent with the rain.

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Oct 18, 2014
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littlelimpstiff14u2:

The Mystical World Of Mushrooms Captured In Photos

Most people consider mushrooms to be the small, ugly cousins of the plant kingdom, but theirs is  surprisingly beautiful and wonderful world waiting to be explored. These beautiful mushrooms, captured by enthusiastic nature photographers, are a far cry from the ones you find in the woods or your local grocery store.

Most mushrooms, as we know them, are actually just the reproductive structure of the fungus they belong to – their fungal networks expand far further underground, and some fungi don’t even sprout the sort of mushrooms that we’re used to seeing. In fact, depending on your definition of “organism,” the largest living organism in the world is a fungus – there’s a honey mushroom colony in Oregon that occupies about 2,000 acres of land! ( Bored Panda )

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Aug 26, 2014
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awkwardsituationist:

from “fantastic fungi, the forbidden fruit” by louis schwartzberg, a documentary about mycologist paul stamets. “

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Jul 20, 2014
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whateveramusesme:

"Apis Mellifera: Honey Bee" a high-speed short from

A honey bee can fly up to 6 miles; as fast as 15 miles per hour. Their wing stroke at 200 beats per second. The average bee produces 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in a lifetime. 1100 stings are required to be fatal. The drones do not sting and do not work. A colony consists of 20,000 - 60,000 bees and one queen. Worker honey bees are female, live for about 6 weeks and do all the work. A hive will fly 90,000 miles to collect 7kg of honey. A queen bee can live for 3 to 5 years. Honey bees have 2 compound eyes and 3 simple eyes. Drones are expelled from the hive during winter and die after mating. Biggest threats: mites, colony collapse disorder, disease, urbanization and African bees.

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Jun 24, 2014
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magicalnaturetour:

Under My Umbrella by chuvilin

magicalnaturetour:

Under My Umbrella by chuvilin

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Jun 1, 2014
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biomedicalephemera:

Giant Anteater - Myrmecophaga tridactyla

The giant anteater is much bigger than illustrations make them seem - males can get up to 90 lbs and over 7 feet long.

Their tongues are “elastic”, almost 2 feet long, coated in a sticky saliva, and anchored directly to their sternums, rather than the hyoid bone that anchors most mammalian tongues. They flick in and out almost 180 times per minute. As one might expect, they do not have teeth, but smash the ants against their palate before swallowing. Their stomachs are tough, but do not produce their own acid; they use the formic acid of the ants in order to digest.

Since the structure of termite mounds can be as tough as concrete in some places, the anteaters need strong, well-anchored claws to tear them open. These claws would get in the way while trotting through their environments, however, and as such, anteaters walk on their knuckles, much like the great apes.

Brehms Tierleben, Allgemeine Kunde des Tierreichs. Prof. Otto zur Strassen, 1912.

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May 8, 2014
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May 6, 2014
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venezuelan poodle moth

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venezuelan poodle moth

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http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2633/4207478815_74c6985256_z.jpg?zz=1

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May 6, 2014
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lafix:

A very bizarre bird was photographed in Venezuela recently. Meet the Potoo, which is rarely seen in daylight. - Imgur
NOPE

what the fuck is that

that looks like a god damn nightmare

and this is sound it makes

MOOOOOM

are you fucking kidding me it sounds like a 18 year old boy complaining to his mother because she cut off the wifi

we laughed for an hour about this

amytuanson:

nataliesama:

bagmilk:

karkatstuck:

tangarang:

fullmetalbukkake:

lafix:

A very bizarre bird was photographed in Venezuela recently. Meet the Potoo, which is rarely seen in daylight. - Imgur

NOPE

what the fuck is that

that looks like a god damn nightmare

and this is sound it makes

MOOOOOM

are you fucking kidding me it sounds like a 18 year old boy complaining to his mother because she cut off the wifi

we laughed for an hour about this

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Apr 30, 2014
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The Secret Life of Plants (1979)

The Secret Life of Plants (1979)

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Apr 16, 2014
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youngparis:

Cocoon and Evolved Metallic Mechanitis Butterfly Chrysalis from Costa Rica

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Mar 30, 2014
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early-onset-of-night:

"What do I do for a living? I live for a living. When I moved out in the forest 35 years ago, people said "You can’t escape reality." I went TO reality. You’re living in a virtual reality. You don’t even know where your stuff comes from, don’t even know where your poop goes.I live in nature where everything is connected, circular. The seasons are circular. The planet is circular…Do people live in circles today? No. They live in boxes. They wake up every morning in a box of their bedrooms because a box next to them started making beeping noises to tell them it was time to get up. They eat their breakfast out of a box and then they throw that box away into another box.  Then they leave the box where they live and get into another box with wheels and drive to work, which is just another big box broken into little cubicle boxes where a bunch of people spend their days sitting and staring at the computer boxes in front of them. When the day is over, everyone gets into the box with wheels again and goes home to the house boxes and spends the evening staring at the television boxes for entertainment. They get their music from a box, they get their food from a box, they keep their clothing in a box, they live their lives in a box.”-Eustace Conway

early-onset-of-night:

"What do I do for a living? I live for a living. When I moved out in the forest 35 years ago, people said "You can’t escape reality." I went TO reality. You’re living in a virtual reality. You don’t even know where your stuff comes from, don’t even know where your poop goes.

I live in nature where everything is connected, circular. The seasons are circular. The planet is circular…Do people live in circles today? No. They live in boxes. They wake up every morning in a box of their bedrooms because a box next to them started making beeping noises to tell them it was time to get up. They eat their breakfast out of a box and then they throw that box away into another box.  Then they leave the box where they live and get into another box with wheels and drive to work, which is just another big box broken into little cubicle boxes where a bunch of people spend their days sitting and staring at the computer boxes in front of them. When the day is over, everyone gets into the box with wheels again and goes home to the house boxes and spends the evening staring at the television boxes for entertainment. They get their music from a box, they get their food from a box, they keep their clothing in a box, they live their lives in a box.”

-Eustace Conway

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Mar 24, 2014
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falabaloo:

Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey (camouflage)  

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Mar 19, 2014
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Art x Nature. Andy Goldsworthy

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