fer1972:

Photography by Takehito Miyatake

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asylum-art:

Hexeosis: Psychedelic gifs 

artist on tumblr

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nybg:

run-off-the-road:

I assure you, my trip to the NYBG was very educational for me….but this happened on the way. It could not be helped. 

Most of our cacti appear frazzled by the fact that they’re so unhuggable. Poor fellas. …Except that one Chihuahuan snowball. She’s pretty chill about the whole thing. —MN

beesandbombs:

twisting circle

beesandbombs:

twisting circle

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starwars:

Spotlight Of The Week - Aggressive ReConnaissance Fighter

earthlynation:

Bothriechis_schegelii (by Jaime Culebras)

earthlynation:

Bothriechis_schegelii (by Jaime Culebras)

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kidmograph:

L_N_ R_NG_R

kidmograph:

L_N_ R_NG_R

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cvinceillustration:

Made this heart illustration today and had so much fun playing with the hue slider I just had to GIF it…
Oh and it’s transparent. So have fun…

cvinceillustration:

Made this heart illustration today and had so much fun playing with the hue slider I just had to GIF it…

Oh and it’s transparent. So have fun…

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nubbsgalore:

photos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.

when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”

approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.

cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts

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