December 6, 2013

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ykrgnn:

白いポスト初めて見た。( ´ q ` )ノ📮 (at 犬吠埼灯台)

ykrgnn:

白いポスト初めて見た。( ´ q ` )ノ📮 (at 犬吠埼灯台)

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selfsurprise:

martinekenblog:

Eyal Gever has a fascination with disaster. The more powerful and cataclysmic the event the more worthy it is of his attention and recreation in his art studio. Eyal’s work on large scale layered sculptures like the Nuclear Bomb, Large Scale Smoke, and Street Blast, have you staring in horror and awe at his creations. It is when you step the side of the pieces that you become even more amazed at the lifelike works. The creations use layers to produce a 3D realism, with each thin layer hung about an inch apart. The effect from the front is amazing. The layers provide depth, shadows, and realism to these horrific creations by Eyal Gever.

Is Gever’s artwork isolated to major disasters? Not at all! Sometimes he creates sculptures of buses crashing into walls, two roaring columns of water crashing into each other, or a head-on collision between two trucks. Even though the creations are based on disaster, the artistic creations cause a sense of wonder and thought.

I love the idea of the inherent spontaneity of an explosion being rendered as something static and sculptural.

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selfsurprise:

decayedintelligence:

Nepal
Kathmandu Valley
Tantric Deities Hevajra and Nairatmya in Ritual Embrace (yab-yum), c. 1600
Art Institute Chicago

Some people complain about the relative anatomical unrealism of traditional Asian art. I think these people have missed the point entirely. The abstracted manner in which a god, demon, spirit, etc can gain dozens of wave-like limbs or heads stacked together in that ubiquitously Hindu manner only serves to enhance their unearthliness and divine qualities.

selfsurprise:

decayedintelligence:

Nepal

Kathmandu Valley

Tantric Deities Hevajra and Nairatmya in Ritual Embrace (yab-yum), c. 1600

Art Institute Chicago

Some people complain about the relative anatomical unrealism of traditional Asian art. I think these people have missed the point entirely. The abstracted manner in which a god, demon, spirit, etc can gain dozens of wave-like limbs or heads stacked together in that ubiquitously Hindu manner only serves to enhance their unearthliness and divine qualities.

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selfsurprise:

astronomy-to-zoology:

Ringed Caecilian (Siphonops annulatus)

is a species of caecilian (a type of legless amphibian) found in most parts of South America. Like most amphibians they can typically be found in moist forests and shrublands , but they can also be found in dry savannas and other non moist places. They get the name ringed from the series of white bands that are present across the body. the young of this species are born with 44 teeth which they use to feed on the outer layer of their mothers skin (which she can grow back) they do this several times resting when the mother grows a new skin layer. this is known as maternal dermatophagy and other species of caecilian do this as-well.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Amphibia-Gymnophiona-Caeciliidae-Siphonops-annulatus

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This is literally the first time I’ve ever seen a Caecilians face. Its so easy to picture these things as nothing more than glorified vermiforms. 

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November 9, 2013

smurfberries:

Jill Bliss on Instagram (~_~)

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alexriesart:

The Birrin are an egg laying species, and clutches typically contain 3 or 4 eggs which hatch within days of each other to reveal small, hungry and fuzzy chicks. The young birrin have several adaptations evolved to aid their survival in the humid and life filled swamps in which the species first evolved. The short hair covering their small bodies is a dense mat of fibers designed to keep the myriad nest parasites from gaining access to their skin, while the conspicuous stripes allow birrin parents to immediately locate their young on foraging trips. This fur, while useful, poses an overheating problem in the tropical climate and so the undersides of the large dorsal ‘wings’ are highly vascular and by holding them out from the body the young can cool themselves.The fur is shed in stages, first falling away from the lower limbs to prevent mud from the wet forest floor fouling the fibers.The other major adaptation youthful birrin possess are large patterned plate-like growths around the base of each eye stalk, and covering part of the breathing apparatus: These plates not only help deny access to certain parasites but are also used to elicit feeding behaviour from the adults when displayed around the open mouth.Most modern birrin, having long since industrialised, rarely brood traditionally but often use communal incubators or hired nannies to warm eggs during gestation. Indeed the fur, once useful for parasite control, is now a hindrance in the hot modern climate of Chriirah and in some regions is shaved off soon after birth to keep the chicks cool.Depicted here are two young birrin recently out of the nest and already engaging in the boisterous play behaviours that will prepare them for their often dynamic, active lives.

alexriesart:

The Birrin are an egg laying species, and clutches typically contain 3 or 4 eggs which hatch within days of each other to reveal small, hungry and fuzzy chicks. 

The young birrin have several adaptations evolved to aid their survival in the humid and life filled swamps in which the species first evolved. The short hair covering their small bodies is a dense mat of fibers designed to keep the myriad nest parasites from gaining access to their skin, while the conspicuous stripes allow birrin parents to immediately locate their young on foraging trips. This fur, while useful, poses an overheating problem in the tropical climate and so the undersides of the large dorsal ‘wings’ are highly vascular and by holding them out from the body the young can cool themselves.

The fur is shed in stages, first falling away from the lower limbs to prevent mud from the wet forest floor fouling the fibers.

The other major adaptation youthful birrin possess are large patterned plate-like growths around the base of each eye stalk, and covering part of the breathing apparatus: These plates not only help deny access to certain parasites but are also used to elicit feeding behaviour from the adults when displayed around the open mouth.

Most modern birrin, having long since industrialised, rarely brood traditionally but often use communal incubators or hired nannies to warm eggs during gestation. Indeed the fur, once useful for parasite control, is now a hindrance in the hot modern climate of Chriirah and in some regions is shaved off soon after birth to keep the chicks cool.

Depicted here are two young birrin recently out of the nest and already engaging in the boisterous play behaviours that will prepare them for their often dynamic, active lives.

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burnanana:

realmonstrosities:

The Shame-faced Crab looks ridiculous with its huge, armoured skirt and gigantic, face-covering claws…

But their appearance belies a remarkable ability to disappear beneath the seabed in seconds, leaving nothing but a pair of eyes poking up out of the floor.

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