1. skunkbear:

    Close-ups of butterfly wing scales! You should definitely click on these images to get the full detail.

    I’ve paired each amazing close-up (by macro photographer Linden Gledhill) with an image of the corresponding butterfly or moth.  The featured lepidoptera* are (in order of appearance):

    *Lepidoptera (the scientific order that includes moths and butterflies) means “scaly wing.” The scales get their color not from pigment - but from microscopic structures that manipulate light.

    The great science youtube channel “Smarter Every Day” has two videos on this very subject that I highly recommend:

    (via npr)

     
  2. phototoartguy:

    Puppy’s First Visit To The Beach Will Make All Other Dog Photos Out There Irrelevant

    This little fella’s name is Champ. He’s a 9-week-old golden retriever that went to the beach for the first time in Hagar Township on Lake Michigan.

    Photograher Patrick Holthof

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  3. ohyeselifresh:

    The accuracy.

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  8. enochliew:

    Photographs by Thom Sheridan

    In 1986, the United Way attempted to break the world record for balloon launches, by releasing 1.5 million balloons, which resulted in two deaths, millions in lawsuits, and a devastating environmental impact.

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  10. hedlunds:

    im tired of things costing money

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  12. nicecleanfight:

    hello friend what is the matter   ?

    By Sean Clark [tumblr | twitter]

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  15. riannafinch:

    Hello friends, I’m opening digital commissions! boy howdy!

    Some things you should know:

    • You can send your commission request to finch.rianna@gmail.com. Please include the style you want and any reference material I might need (like pictures of the subject). If I’m able to take your request I will email you back to confirm you have a slot, and will begin work as soon as I’ve received payment!
    • Payments must be made through Paypal!
    • I will not give permission for you to reproduce my work for profit.
    • I will draw fictional people, Facebook banners, your bunny Fluffums, and even a robot if you’re prepared to pay for a very poorly-drawn robot.
    • I will not draw porn, torture, etc.

    If you do not want a commission but still want to help me out, I really appreciate reblogs and thank you from the bottom of my heart, yer doin’ the Lord’s work  \(◞ꈍ◡ꈍ)/