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rhamphotheca:

A group of Pacific Walruses (Odobenus rosmarus), lounges on an ice flow in the Arctic Ocean, near Alaska. This group is fitted with radio tags, as part of a study by scientists to determine the health of marine mammal populations in the Arctic.

photograph: U.S. Geological Survey

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wapiti3:

Table encyclopedic and methodical three kingdoms of nature: dedicated and presented to Mr. Necker, Minister of State, and Director General of Finance (1789) on Flickr.

Author: Bonnaterre, Father (Pierre Joseph), ca. 1752-1804 ; Bonnaterre, Father (Pierre Joseph), ca. 1752-1804, ed , Bénard, Robert, b. 1734, engraver , Panckoucke, Charles Joseph, 1736-1798, Bookseller
Subject: Reptiles , amphibians , Herpetology , Reptiles , amphibians , Herpetology
Publisher: A Paris: Chez Panckoucke, bookseller …
Digitizing sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library

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mfaa2014:

Michael Artis / Missouri Fine Arts Academy / 2014

mfaa2014:

Michael Artis / Missouri Fine Arts Academy / 2014

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williamcrisafi:

dandycapp:

QUADRI CHE DIVENTANO TERRIFICANTI GIF ANIMATE
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Forever reblog

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scienceyoucanlove:

A red-necked wallaby drops by to visit a PN member in our Rangers’ spotting of the week! Kdpicturemaker has monitored this grizzled old male since he first appeared emaciated and covered in ticks. Luckily he has made a full recovery and now brings his lady friend and their new joey along too!

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/688596002
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steampunktendencies:

The Royal Greenhouses of Laeken (DutchKoninklijke Serres van LakenFrenchSerres Royales de Laeken), are a vast complex of monumental heated greenhouses in the park of the Royal Palace of Laeken in the north of Brussels. It is one of the major tourist attractions of the city.

The complex was commissioned by King Leopold II and designed by Alphonse Balat. Built between 1874 and 1895, the complex was finished with the completion of the so-called “Iron Church”, a domed greenhouse that would originally serve as the royal chapel. The total floor surface of this immense complex is 2.5 hectares (270,000 square feet). 800,000 liters (over 200,000 US gallons) of fuel oil are needed each year to heat the buildings.

The complex can only be visited during a two-week period in April–May each year, when most flowers are in full bloom.

Credits : [Wikipedia] [Olivier Polet] [Luc Viatour]

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"Golden Tears" by Gustave Klimt

"Golden Tears" by Gustave Klimt

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thegetty:

Today is the anniversary of the fateful eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79.

Here are engravings of lava rocks and curious stones picked up on Mount Vesuvius in the 18th Century. 

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