thedogist:

Coffee, Dachshund, Fulong Beach, Taiwan

thedogist:

Coffee, Dachshund, Fulong Beach, Taiwan

The California Raisins

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scorpiondagger:

knights in rhyming armor 
amnhnyc:

Mountain Goat - August, Tongass National Forest, Southern Alaska
No mammal is more sure-footed on steep peaks than the mountain goat. Its agility and traction surpasses even that of wild sheep (dioramas behind you). Among the goat’s advantages are muscular forelimbs to help brake on downhills and race upslope.  This climber can gain 75 feet (23 meters) of altitude in only a minute. 
In fact, a young mountain goat can climb anywhere its mother can within a week after birth.   The kid in this scene is about three months old  and was probably born on a high cliff.  

This diorama is located in the Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals.

amnhnyc:

Mountain GoatAugust, Tongass National Forest, Southern Alaska

No mammal is more sure-footed on steep peaks than the mountain goat. Its agility and traction surpasses even that of wild sheep (dioramas behind you). Among the goat’s advantages are muscular forelimbs to help brake on downhills and race upslope.  This climber can gain 75 feet (23 meters) of altitude in only a minute. 

In fact, a young mountain goat can climb anywhere its mother can within a week after birth.   The kid in this scene is about three months old  and was probably born on a high cliff.  

This diorama is located in the Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals.

thedogist:

Molly, Vizsla, Lamma Island, Hong Kong

thedogist:

Molly, Vizsla, Lamma Island, Hong Kong

smithsonianlibraries:

Cheers! It’s shark week - treat your favorite shark to a mug o’ chum.
Fish stories alleged and experienced (1909)

smithsonianlibraries:

Cheers! It’s shark week - treat your favorite shark to a mug o’ chum.

Fish stories alleged and experienced (1909)

smithsonianlibraries:

Tired of crossing the road every day, Wilbur decided it was time for something radically different.
Image (of not a chicken but a “violaceous partridge”) taken from volume 3 of George Shaw’s “The naturalist’s miscellany" (1789).

smithsonianlibraries:

Tired of crossing the road every day, Wilbur decided it was time for something radically different.

Image (of not a chicken but a “violaceous partridge”) taken from volume 3 of George Shaw’s “The naturalist’s miscellany" (1789).

maddieonthings:

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thegetty:

The Perseid meteor shower is upon us!

Every year in mid-August, the Perseids seems to fly out of the constellation Perseus. Perseus, a Greek hero, is depicted here on his vase mid-pursuit of the winged gorgons.

Behave during this time, gorgons, or you might soon be missing your head.

Ladle with Perseus Chasing Gorgons, about 510 - 500 B.C., Attributed to the Theseus Painter. J. Paul Getty Museum.