That teaser earlier? Well, that was this.
The comparisons of Therizinosaurs to the giant ground sloths of old are numerous and varied, but I decided to give it a go anyway! You remember those semi-aquatic ground sloths they found in South America? No? Well, I thought, what if Therizinosaurs discovered new foraging opportunities in the blue as well? And this happened. Aquatic Therizinosaurs. That’s right: I’m putting the Chelon back in Cheloniformis. *Reels in pride from awful nerd joke*
Also, I started AND finished a painting in the same day! Amazing!
Edit: you can find a better quality version on my DeviantArt here.
(via Dark Silence in Suburbia)
The difference between Physics and Math
Symmetry in Nature
This picture shows the wing pattern of an Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis) from Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
Photo by Arjun Haarith
Okay but I’d never even heard of this bird before. Look at how GORGEOUS this bird is!
Citation: Fowler DW, Freedman EA, Scannella JB, Kambic RE (2011) The Predatory Ecology of Deinonychus and the Origin of Flapping in Birds. PLoS ONE 6(12): e28964. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0028964
I SAW THIS THE OTHER NIGHT ON TV!
So the little thing he’s spitting out is a type of plankton that emits a light when it’s threatened by predators. So, the tetra ate it, and it felt threatened, so it emitted this light which the tetra didn’t like (aka didn’t want to be spotted by other predators at night) so it spat it out!
The maned wolf is the largest canine species in South America and closely resembles a red fox on stilts because of its long legs. It is neither a wolf, fox, coyote, or dog but rather a member of its own Chrysocyon genus, making it a truly unique animal. They possess a mane that runs from the back of the head to the shoulders which can be erected to intimidate other animals when displaying aggression or when they feel threatened.
Unlike other wolves that live in packs, maned wolves do not form or hunt in packs but prefer to live alone. Maned wolf is considered as the last surviving species of the Pleistocene Extinction, which wiped out all other large canids from the continent.
Dating isn’t easy, no matter who you are. This is a great Attenborough clip about wasps and orchids.
Original is on my site here.