my favourite video ))))))
my favourite video ))))))
These guys are the cutest couple.
Blackfish - Trailer
Beyond the lies, beneath the deception, the truth will surface.
OKAY, WE NEED TO REBLOG THE FUCK OUT OF THIS. EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT AN ANIMAL PERSON, YOUR FOLLOWERS NEED TO SEE THIS. ESPECIALLY DURING THE HEIGHT OF VACATION SEASON. DO NOT SUPPORT SEA PARKS WITH CAPTIVE WHALES. IT’S NOT ENVIRONMENTAL PROPAGANDA (I can’t believe I even used those words) IT’S A REAL ISSUE AND IT’S NOT A MATTER OF PROOF, IT’S A MATTER OF COVERING IT UP AND IGNORING IT!
Lobster Moth Caterpillar (Stauropus sp., Notodontidae)
by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
The Lobster Moth is in itself an unremarkable fluffy Lepidopteran you might not look twice at. Its larvae however are widely regarded as the most bizarre of all caterpillars, with long thin jointed forelegs which are not only used outstretched in a defensive posture when alarmed but also giving this caterpillar extreme agility and alien-like mobility around its environment, and a grotesquely enlarged tail-end not dissimilar to that of a crustacean which can be elevated to assume numerous “artistic” poses.
Following is Wikipedia’s entry for this caterpillar…..
“In the first instar the caterpillar feeds entirely on its own egg-shell and is unusual in that it mimics an ant or small spider. This is due to the long thoracic legs “and caudal appendages which are ever nervously twisting about”. If the larva is disturbed during this period it wriggles about violently in the same manner as an injured ant.
“The young caterpillars keep guard over their own egg-shell. They keep nervously moving around and about the egg, and if perchance another caterpillar should approach within touch of it, a vigorous attack is made to drive off the intruder.” During the following instars the caterpillar develops even more of an odd appearance with “a large head, long thoracic legs, raised humps on the fourth to seventh segments and a greatly swollen anal segment that has the claspers modified into long thin structures”.
The general colour is reddish brown and if in its resting position provides perfect cryptic camouflage. The larvae can grow to a length of 70 mm and if disturbed by a potential predator can put on a menacing display with the thoracic legs splayed out and the head arched back over the body. The moth pupates in a strong cocoon, “usually spun up between dead leaves”.”
Pu’er, Yunnan, China
See more Chinese caterpillars on my Flickr site HERE…
Aw Yiss Folly Lolly, I found a good one.
i spent time making this instead of looking for coelacanths
Turret Opera (O Cara Mia, Addio) (by Rothieee)
…make me wanna cry
everytime i see this. i get all emotional.
FAR TOO MANY DAMN FEELS