travel-the-world:

Beautiful Llama in Lima, Peru by sugarskullcorazon on Flickr.

fairy-wren:

Pied Harrier via India Nature Watch


bootystache:

i found some wee babs today (a species of glass snail as far as i know)


thepredatorblog:

American crocodile (by ian.somerville@rogers.com)

thepredatorblog:

American crocodile (by ian.somerville@rogers.com)


ichthyologist:

mewtwoofficial:

conformalinkay:

veganpoopxvx:

biomorphosis:

Caracal also known as desert lynx, can survive for long periods without water. Their ears are larger than other big cats, allowing them to navigate preys and escape danger better. They are known for their bird-catching abilities and because of their good sense of hearing they can easily detect birds flying, even birds with specially adapted feathers for silent flight like owl. Altogether, with their long legs and big paws they can leap up into the air to successfully catch their prey.

This is freaking me out.

God I love caracals so damn much tho

wave your ears in the air like you just don’t care

Their ears store water like a camel’s humps

ichthyologist:

mewtwoofficial:

conformalinkay:

veganpoopxvx:

biomorphosis:

Caracal also known as desert lynx, can survive for long periods without water. Their ears are larger than other big cats, allowing them to navigate preys and escape danger better. They are known for their bird-catching abilities and because of their good sense of hearing they can easily detect birds flying, even birds with specially adapted feathers for silent flight like owl. Altogether, with their long legs and big paws they can leap up into the air to successfully catch their prey.

This is freaking me out.

God I love caracals so damn much tho

wave your ears in the air like you just don’t care

Their ears store water like a camel’s humps


libutron:

Auckland Green Gecko | ©Steve Reekie

The Auckland Green Gecko, Naultinus elegans elegans, is a subspecies of gecko only found in the North Island, north of Taranaki, New Zealand.

The bright green color of this gecko is often marked by two rows of yellow cream to white blotches / stripes down each side of its body. The tail in this group is very versatile, being used as a “fifth limb” for climbing assistance, for balance and no doubt for food storage. The interior of the mouth and the tongue are coloured a rich blue.

Grows < 95mm SV. A bright canary yellow form of N. elegans elegans is sometimes seen, as illustrated in the top photograph. These “albino” versions possibly have a recessive gene that exhibits as a pigment lack in the chromophores.

Both specimens were photographed in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Animalia - Chordata - Reptilia - Lacertilia - Gekkonidae - Naultinus - N. elegans - N. elegans elegans

Source.


fat-birds:

yeah girl, work those legs. (1, 2, 3)


currentsinbiology:

Common crop pesticides kill honeybee larvae in the hive

"We found that four of the pesticides most commonly found in beehives kill bee larvae," said Jim Frazier, professor of entomology, Penn State. "We also found that the negative effects of these pesticides are sometimes greater when the pesticides occur in combinations within the hive. Since pesticide safety is judged almost entirely on adult honeybee sensitivity to individual pesticides and also does not consider mixtures of pesticides, the risk assessment process that the Environmental Protection Agency uses should be changed."

Wanyi Zhu, Daniel R. Schmehl, Christopher A. Mullin, James L. Frazier. Four Common Pesticides, Their Mixtures and a Formulation Solvent in the Hive Environment Have High Oral Toxicity to Honey Bee Larvae. PLoS ONE, 2014; 9 (1): e77547 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0077547
Bee feeding larva in the hive. Credit: Maryann Frazier/Penn State

currentsinbiology:

Common crop pesticides kill honeybee larvae in the hive

"We found that four of the pesticides most commonly found in beehives kill bee larvae," said Jim Frazier, professor of entomology, Penn State. "We also found that the negative effects of these pesticides are sometimes greater when the pesticides occur in combinations within the hive. Since pesticide safety is judged almost entirely on adult honeybee sensitivity to individual pesticides and also does not consider mixtures of pesticides, the risk assessment process that the Environmental Protection Agency uses should be changed."

Wanyi Zhu, Daniel R. Schmehl, Christopher A. Mullin, James L. Frazier. Four Common Pesticides, Their Mixtures and a Formulation Solvent in the Hive Environment Have High Oral Toxicity to Honey Bee Larvae. PLoS ONE, 2014; 9 (1): e77547 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0077547

Bee feeding larva in the hive. Credit: Maryann Frazier/Penn State


ominousvisions:

The Rhinocerus Viper  - Bitis nasicornis is a venomous viper species found in the forests of West and Central Africa. A big viper, it is known for its striking color pattern and prominent horns on its nose. Its commonly known as the River-Jack Viper.

ominousvisions:

The Rhinocerus Viper  - Bitis nasicornis is a venomous viper species found in the forests of West and Central Africa. A big viper, it is known for its striking color pattern and prominent horns on its nose. Its commonly known as the River-Jack Viper.