The only kind of marks you should ever leave on a dog.
I’ve reblogged this photo so many times & that’s my favorite comment on a photo in the history of the world.
Latest Paleo illustration from Nobu Tamura:
THE OLDEST NORTH AMERICAN VERTEBRATE
Astraspids: Jawless armored fish from the Ordovician
455 million years ago
Source: Nobu Tamura / Spinops
Astraspis (‘star shield’) is an extinct genus of primitive jawless fish from the Ordovician of Central North America and Bolivia (Astraspis - Wikipedia)
Astraspis desiderata Walcott, 1892
Chordata → Craniata → Agnatha → †Pteraspidimorpha → †Astraspida
Late Ordovician // Harding Fm // Colorado, US
Length: 20 cm
The headshield of Astraspis was made of hundreds of small bony plates called tesserae. With Eriptychius, they constitute the earliest known definite vertebrates from North America.
April 20, 2014 // Copyright © Nobu Tamura under Creative Commons 3.0 Unported
More information at Tamura’s Paleo Exhibit …
I am the grumpiest jerk in the world today
Close up of a giant barrel sponge, Xestospongia muta, which provides habitat for many creatures including a squat lobster (right) and a brittle star (left).
A bird rests on the back of a capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) in the Paraguay River in Caceres, Brazil, the gateway to the Pantanal. Often referred to as the world’s largest freshwater wetland system the Pantanal is a stunning biodiversity sanctuary which extends through millions of hectares in central-western Brazil, eastern Bolivia and eastern Paraguay. It includes sanctuaries for migratory birds, nursery grounds for aquatic life, and refuges for such creatures as the yacare caiman, deer, and jaguar. Some 4,500 different species live in the Pantanal.
Picture: NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images
"It’s called FASHION but you wouldn’t understand."
A collection of Hubble Space Telescope’s most iconic images.
Just some of the beauty that exists in the Universe! :-)
I’m a big astronomy fan. Getting to see Saturn through a telescope when I went out West was an honest to god dream come true…..
Another Hobbit House via the fairies magazine on fb
An eclectic fairy tale bedroom
Via Faries Magazine on fb