On my dad’s fridge when we were kids we had a picture of a mother possum covered in babies and we cut out pictures of our heads and put them on the possums so that it was dad and the kids as possums. Pretty cool, right?
buttella said: That picture got me really into opossums when I was a teenager. I didn’t think they were sO DARN CUTE UNTIL I SAW THAT PIC B IN THE D
Aw nice, I wonder how many more people have fond memories of that baby possum in a sink!
That baby possum in a sink was my sister’s desktop background for like, all of 2006 or one of those years. What a great photo.
yeah, it’s called flight rising (I untagged it because I’m apparently breaking some rules?) and unfortunately they’ve been closed for membership for as long as I’ve known about the site. I only have an account because someone else had signed up six months ago and didn’t really use the account. And they saw me complaining constantly. I got the account out of pity after saying I was FOREVER DONE TRYING to sign up ahaha. I really wish I could help bring in new members but the admins don’t seem to be in any rush to upgrade their server (who knows why… who knows…)
HAHA FOR FUCKIN REAL??? OK. WOW. These people do NOT know how to run a website fuck me this is the only way I could even participate!!! Hah. Come on. I will edit my post just in case the jerks want to be EXTRA EXCLUSIVE but… wow.
Ok you know how I have been lamenting for months about not being able to get in on this dragon baby game?? Like a week ago, that was solved. I am eternally grateful. Look; I already have a batch of OC crack-pairing babies ready to crawl out of this pile of entrails tomorrow. (Flash, did I tell you, I would have totally chosen plague flight for myself?? And that was before I knew I’d get to look at these awesome nasty toothed pools of disease every time I visit my dragons. I just knew the thing about them having red eyes. I get to exalt my dragons to the “higher cause” of spreading illness. This rules and you’re awesome and I hope I am doing you proud)
The Featured Creature: Stunning Bright Blue Cloud Forest Millipede Is Sure to Shock You
Okay, who’s ready to have their mind BLOWN?!
Check out this absolutely stunning Blue Cloud Forest Millipede (Pararhachistes potosinus) found only in the remote high altitude cloud forests of Mexico. The bright blue coloration warns predators about its ability to produce toxic secretions.
View the full article for more pics and deets!
Photo credits: Luis Stevens, George Grall
leopard seals weigh over a thousand pounds and have a reputation for being one of the most vicious predators in the sea. a leopard seal even killed a marine biologist in 2003. but photographer paul nicklen was befriended by a leopard seal who was patrolling a penguin rookery near anvers island, antarctica.
over the course of a five day photographic study, this female leopard seal would bring him about thirty penguins as gifts to eat. at first nicklen was confused. and very scared. “it takes a leap of faith when you get in the water with an animal like that, you’re completely vulnerable,” nicklen said.
but this seal began to bring him live penguins, which would swim away when he failed to grab them, and which she would swim after and return to him. realizing nicklen didn’t know what to do with the penguins, she started to bring him dead ones she had drowned. when he still didn’t know what to do, she showed him how to eat them (this involved ripping the head off the penguin and using the body like a cup to slurp down the entrails)
“it was a very deliberate effort at interspecies communication, whether it was because she was nurturing me, trying to communicate, or bored and lonely and wanted to hang out,” nicklen said. she even protected him from other approaching leopard seals, stealing their penguins and bringing them to him.
he considers the encounter the most rewarding experience of his twenty year career in photography. “when you spend a month trying to get a picture of a polar bear, then all of a sudden you have a top predator in antarctica force feeding you penguins all day, it doesn’t get much better than that.”
btw If you really do want to learn to animate, don’t follow my advice just read this: http://www.scribd.com/doc/5445343/the-animators-survival-kit-richard-williams
quotes taken from the source
"The God Hunter"
Chinese animated film, based on the classic Monkey King legend. Definitely a very different tone. Futuristic. Pretty dark.
Slated for a 2015 release in China. Studio Vasoon Animation. Not enough details to know if it will get a wider release, either in theater or DVD.
(trailer starts at around 0:25)
Thank you animationscoop for the link.
This is attempts number two and three at a knitted geode. I would love to spend more time on these, making wonkier shapes, more colour options, just plain bigger versions. At the moment I’d be quite happy to spend the entire year knitting rocks, I’m not sure that the website would keep getting hits if I did though…
This is really cool!
A few days ago this image popped up on my dashboard.
I recognised this gentleman immediately!
He appeared in the intro sequence to one of my favourite childhood shows, Malcolm in the Middle.
I’ve always been a fan of anime and I’ve always wondered who this cool looking dude just chilling in the rain actually was. I just never thought about searching for the answer on Google before, it might have even been a decade since I last saw this guy.
There was thousands of comments on the Tumblr post but none specified who he was (they might have but I got tired of looking after reading about 100).
So for anyone who’s ever wondered…I give you Shinri Shiogami from the anime Nazca.
Excuse me while I just ring my brother to tell him the answer to this decade long enigma.
I can finally die in peace.
so many minds were put at ease by this post