Say hello to the ‘Butterfly of the Sea’ also known as a Sea Robin or Gurnard.
An odd looking fish, this species is a bottom dweller, they live on the sea floor and can actually “walk” along underwater by alternatively moving its pelvic fins and short pectoral fin rays. It’s not related to flying fish, nor do they glide in air, the large pectoral fins are normally held against the body but are spread out when threatened to put off predators.
This Indian flying fox, and her baby (clinging underneath) and about 100 of her kin were spotted a week ago near Manu, Dhalai District, Tripura. The photographer got 10 magnificent photos of males and females, including one clinging juvenile breastfeeding in flight. No problem, apparently!
To see the whole gallery, visit http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/246445
Photo: Dr. Vijay Anand Ismavel via iNaturalist
(via: Encyclopedia of Life)
This is a bit evil: I actually feel very bad. I had a very very lovely day. I smiled and giggled a lot, and now I’m afraid my body is taking it’s revenge on me. Why? I did you no harm you fucker! I guess it was the excitement of being so demanding. Body, if you really punish me for being happy I hate you really much.
I’d say about 60% of the stories I tell go unfinished because either someone cuts me off or I stop talking because I realize that no one is listening
Camera Traps Open Up Hidden Corners of China
Photos offer rare glimpse into panda habitat
by Wildlife Extra staff
WWF has released dozens of photographs and video footage of endangered species captured by camera traps in the mountainous giant panda reserves in China, marking this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity. The images and footage, rarely seen before, showcase an array of endangered species in their remote habitats in south-western Sichuan Province, including giant panda, red panda, Tibetan stump-tailed macaque and leopard cat…
(photo: Takin (Budorcas taxicolor) captured in An Zi He, Sichuan. © WWF China / WWF-Canon)
How the Lakota Sioux came to be Brule
This story was told to me by a Santee grandmother. A long time ago, a really long time when the world was still freshly made, Unktehi the water monster fought the people and caused a great flood. Perhaps the Great Spirit, Wakan Tanka, was angry with us for some reason. Maybe he let Unktehi win out because he wanted to make a better kind of human being.