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January 22 2013

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This is genuinely a real flower. Psychotria elata, also known as "hookers lips". I can't imagine why.
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October 21 2012

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In fact, their manes may actually be a boon to the pride—for instance, if the female is perceived as a male, she may better defend kills from hyenas or the pride from attacks by foreign males. In the case of the pictured female, Hunter said, it seems like she’s treated as a lioness by the rest of the pride.

“It would be interesting to know if she behaved like a male,” he added. “Two similarly aberrant Serengeti lionesses were outwardly female—they did not have manes, but were almost male-sized, and they challenged and fought unfamiliar males for territories as though they were males!”

via Weird & Wild: Rare Maned Lionesses Explained – News Watch
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October 17 2012

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February 28 2012

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September 25 2011

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July 02 2011

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Tags: animals nature
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June 24 2011

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June 16 2011

Birds do it. Bees do it. All the corals in the sea do it. Let's do it. Let's go extinct.
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June 04 2011

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desperated bird
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May 11 2011

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April 25 2011

Awesome nature sounds generator.


You can choose any combination of sounds you like - for example, fire + wind in leaves + forest birds - and click “Export to file” to save it on your computer.

The internet literally has everything I’ll ever need. 
Tags: music nature
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April 21 2011

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Lena Pillars, Eastern Siberia, Russia
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April 08 2011

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April 05 2011

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emasingbear:

erickimberlinbowley:

The Loneliest Whale in the World.

In 2004, The New York Times wrote an article about the loneliest whale in the world. Scientists have been tracking her since 1992 and they discovered the problem:

She isn’t like any other baleen whale. Unlike all other whales, she doesn’t have friends. She doesn’t have a family. She doesn’t belong to any tribe, pack or gang. She doesn’t have a lover. She never had one. Her songs come in groups of two to six calls, lasting for five to six seconds each. But her voice is unlike any other baleen whale. It is unique—while the rest of her kind communicate between 12 and 25hz, she sings at 52hz. You see, that’s precisely the problem. No other whales can hear her. Every one of her desperate calls to communicate remains unanswered. Each cry ignored. And, with every lonely song, she becomes sadder and more frustrated, her notes going deeper in despair as the years go by.

Just imagine that massive mammal, floating alone and singing—too big to connect with any of the beings it passes, feeling paradoxically small in the vast stretches of empty, open ocean.

forever. alone.

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