this needs to be in every art history books in 10 years
brazil’s yacare caiman was once hunted to near extinction for its valuable skin, but thanks to a global ban on the trade, its home in the pantanal — the world’s largest wetland, situated along along the paraguay river — now supports the world’s largest population of crocodiles. the caiman, however, face new threats: deforestation, dams, tourism, mining and seaport development.
photos by luciano candisani, who notes that the caiman are neither aggressive nor fearful but, for the most part, approachable - especially when busy with the shoal fish seen here in the pantanal’s shallow, murky waters.
Nothing beats a snow pentagonal dodecahedron
do you wanna build a snow pentagonal dodecahedron?
it doesn’t have to be a snow pentagonal dodecahedron…
- ♏ Cor Scorpii (Heart of the Scorpion) —> [x]
- ♈ Angelus Novus (Angel of History) —> [x]
- ♍ Laude Novella (New Praise) —> [x]
- ♓ De Profundis Ad Astra (From the Depths to the Stars) —> [x]
- ♌ Faucibus Leonis (Lion’s Jaws) —> [x]
- ♎ Lex Talionis (Retributive Justice) —> [x]
- 空 CANES AMORIS (Hounds of Love) —> [x]
- 光 LUX INTIMA (The Innermost Light) —> [x]
- 命 ABSENS HAERES NON ERIT (An absent heir shall not inherit) —> [x]
- 無 IN VACUO (In a void) —> [x]
All of my HS female cast portraits for the Universe A2 and B1 sessions. I’ll work on the A1 trolls eventually, but I think I’m going to try my hands at the male cast now. God help me.
Taken yesterday after the drawing session. Yesterday was the most artists we’ve ever had, the group is growing so much and everyone is crazy talented. <3
I was almost devoured by a wild animal today!
I walked through the garden when I got home and I saw this little guy sliding its way down the wall. It turned its little head when I walked past, so I crouched down to take a good look. I waved my hand around slowly and its eyestalks followed it around, it was the cutest.
I put my finger by the wall nearish the snail to see what it would do. What it did was stick out its eyestalks as far as it could and kind of closely scan the length of my finger. It moved toward it and retracted its eyestalks as it went so they kept the same distance from the finger as it advanced. It was pretty cool. When it got close it touched me with its feelers and it must have decided that I was plant matter, because it then began to eat my finger.
It felt funny. Kind of like being vigorously licked by a miniature cat. Uncomfortably scratchy, but not quite painful… and really adorable. I nudged my finger away from it and it followed and just kept right on scraping at me. So I guess I’m a fairly tasty plant.
For those who don’t know, this is what a snail’s feeding mechanism looks like:
Garden fauna! :D
Taken yesterday: a tasty snack and a very well deserved break.
Again, if some of you guys don’t want personal stuff on your dash, the tag to tumblr savior is #100HappyDays
And conversely, anyone who wants to see what I’ve been up to can look under that tag in my blog ;)
This is my left ankle, finally getting its shit together after a lot of physical therapy. Noticed a lot of improvement today (:
Commonly known as Weedy Scorpionfish, Popeyed Scorpionfish or the Purple Tassled Rhino Scorpionfish, Rhinopias frondosa (Scorpaenidae) is a spectacular fish, very rare, but once found, can be easily located again as they tend to stay at the same place unless disturbed.
The colors will vary but they’re generally in red, purple, orangish hues. The specimen shown is purple variation.
I wish someone had told me
Blanket statements against cis, straight, white (often male) people used to make me uncomfortable.
I hadn’t thought of it this way.
Lupita Nyong’o at the 86th Annual Academy AwardsI want this to be my screensaver