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travelalberta:

Milky Way just outside of Calgary. Photo by @neil_zee | #explorealberta

travelalberta:

Milky Way just outside of Calgary. Photo by @neil_zee | #explorealberta

awkwardsituationist:

photos by klaus echle, a forest ranger in germany’s black forest who came to gain the trust of this young female red fox. but after six months, at the start of the mating season, she disappeared. “i still miss seeing her,” he said. 

awkwardsituationist:

the flowers of holland’s keukenhof gardens near lisse in spring bloom. (a sort of “modern day tulip mania" — shout out to econ historians.) photos by (click pic) yves hermanpeter femtodaily overviewguilhem de cooman, rdevo58, frans sellies, edwin jones, and allard schager 

(Source: awkwardsituationist)

belfryoddities:

We just received a huge shipment of carnivorous terrariums! Lots of different Sundews, Venus Flytraps, Pings, Pitcher plants and Cobra lily!

(via omgplants)

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rhamphotheca:

Scientists Figure Out How To Count Whales … FROM SPACE!!!

by Jonathan Amos

Scientists have demonstrated a new method for counting whales from space. It uses very high-resolution satellite pictures and image-processing software to automatically detect the great mammals at or near the ocean surface.

A test count, reported in the journal Plos One, was conducted on southern right whales in the Golfo Nuevo on the coast of Argentina. The automated system found about 90% of creatures pinpointed in a manual search of the imagery.

This is a huge improvement on previous attempts at space-borne assessment, and could now revolutionise the way whale populations are estimated. Currently, such work is done through counts conducted from a shore position, from the deck of a ship or from a plane. But these are necessarily narrow in scope.

An automated satellite search could cover a much larger area of ocean and at a fraction of the cost…

(read more: BBC News)

awkwardsituationist:

mammatus clouds, named for their resemblance to the mammary gland, form when air laden with big water droplets is carried to the top of a thunderstorm cloud whose altitude is cold enough to freeze the water droplets. the resulting crystals sink back down towards earth, collecting at the base of the cloud before they have time to evaporate. mammatus clouds are usually only stable for a few minutes.

photos by zack schnepf and mike hollingshead in the american midwest (click pic for specific location).

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naturalsceneries:

Johnston Canyon, Banff, Canada. Source: Squibler (reddit)

naturalsceneries:

Johnston Canyon, Banff, Canada.

Source: Squibler (reddit)

rhamphotheca:

ichigo-grrrl:

Do not touch my precious child!!!! 😡

This reminds me of my mother…

rhamphotheca:

ichigo-grrrl:

Do not touch my precious child!!!! 😡

This reminds me of my mother…

(Source: its-happyhappy)