Hummingbirds have the most amazing colours…
- Old School Nouveau.
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It’s nice to know that nature can still floor me with what it can accomplish.
Are those parts really empty, or just transparent? And if they’re empty, how does it fly?
I voted “Swisscheese butterfly” but noooooooo
Photographer Michel Denis-Huot, who captured these amazing pictures in Kenya , said he was astounded by what he saw:
“These three brothers (cheetahs) have been living together since they left their mother at about 18 months old,’ he said.
‘On the morning we saw them, they seemed not to be hungry, walking quickly but stopping sometimes to play together.
‘At one point, they met a group of impala who ran away. But one youngster was not quick enough and the brothers caught it easily’.”
Then these scenes followed
and then they just walked away without hurting him.
Palm oil facts:
* 90 per cent of Sumatra’s orangutan population has disappeared since 1900. They now face extinction
* 90 per cent of wildlife disappears when the forest is replaced by palm, creating a biological desert
* 98 per cent of Indonesia’s forests may be destroyed by 2022 according to the United Nations
* 43 of Britain’s 100 top grocery brands contain or are thought to contain palm oil"
"To endow animals with human emotions has long been a scientific taboo. But if we do not, we risk missing something fundamental, about both animals and us."
Frans de Waal, from “Are We in Anthropodenial?” (via heartmindspirit)
wildlifecollective:Golden Tabby Tiger
A golden tabby tiger is one with an extremely rare color variation caused by a recessive gene and is currently only found in captive tigers. Like the white tiger, it is a color form and not a separate species. In the case of the golden tiger, this is the wide band gene; while the white tiger is due to the color inhibitor (chinchilla) gene. There are currently believed to be fewer than 30 of these rare tigers in the world, but many more carriers of the gene.
Facts | Photo © Tambako the Jaguar