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astronomy-to-zoology:

Golden-backed Snipe Fly (Chrysopilus thoracicus)
…a species of snipe fly (Rhagionidae) that is distributed throughout eastern North America. Adult C. thoracicus typically inhabit Deciduous woodlands and are active during spring, April through May.  Adults are thought to be predatory on other insects, but they may not feed often.
Classification
Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Diptera-Orthorrhapha-Tabanomorpha-Rhagionidae-Chrysopilus-C. thoracicus
Image: ©Mike Burchett

astronomy-to-zoology:

Golden-backed Snipe Fly (Chrysopilus thoracicus)

…a species of snipe fly (Rhagionidae) that is distributed throughout eastern North America. Adult C. thoracicus typically inhabit Deciduous woodlands and are active during spring, April through May.  Adults are thought to be predatory on other insects, but they may not feed often.

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Diptera-Orthorrhapha-Tabanomorpha-Rhagionidae-Chrysopilus-C. thoracicus

Image: ©Mike Burchett

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libutron:

Kimberley Rock Monitor  (Glauert’s Monitor)
This long-necked monitor lizard is commonly known as the Kimberley Rock Monitor, and has the scientific name of Varanus glauerti (Varanidae).
Varanus glauerti is a medium-sized monitor (up to 80 cm in length) which occupies rocky habitats, being both terrestrial or arboreal. Males and pairs often share the same tree, and even the same branch stub, with no evidence of agonistic behavior outside the breeding season. They are active foragers.  
This species is distributed from western Kimberley in Western Australia, to the northwestern tip of the Northern Territory (Australia).
References: [1] - [2]
Photo: ©Henry Cook
Locality: Kimberley, Western Australia

libutron:

Kimberley Rock Monitor  (Glauert’s Monitor)

This long-necked monitor lizard is commonly known as the Kimberley Rock Monitor, and has the scientific name of Varanus glauerti (Varanidae).

Varanus glauerti is a medium-sized monitor (up to 80 cm in length) which occupies rocky habitats, being both terrestrial or arboreal. Males and pairs often share the same tree, and even the same branch stub, with no evidence of agonistic behavior outside the breeding season. They are active foragers.  

This species is distributed from western Kimberley in Western Australia, to the northwestern tip of the Northern Territory (Australia).

References: [1] - [2]

Photo: ©Henry Cook

Locality: Kimberley, Western Australia

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cool-critters:

Chambered nautilus (Nautilus pompilius)

The chambered nautilus, is the best-known species of nautilus. The shell, when cut away, reveals a lining of lustrous nacre and displays a nearly perfect equiangular spiral, although it is not a golden spiral. The shell exhibits countershading, being light on the bottom and dark on top. This is to help avoid predators, because when seen from above, it blends in with the darkness of the sea, and when seen from below, it blends in with the light coming from above. The species has about 90 tentacles with no suckers. The oldest fossils of the species are known from Early Pleistocene sediments deposited off the coast of Luzon in the Philippines. Its diet consists of small crustaceans, carrion and small fish. photo credits: montereybayaquairum, Ingrid Taylaraqua

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its-salah:


Nepal Trekking the Annapurna Circuit by Kelsey Austin Walsh


This is a very incredible picture, I mean sheesh.

its-salah:

Nepal Trekking the Annapurna Circuit by Kelsey Austin Walsh

This is a very incredible picture, I mean sheesh.

10bullets:

Pin Paravati - Starting point - Himalayas - Day 1 (by Mamen Saura)

10bullets:

Pin Paravati - Starting point - Himalayas - Day 1 (by Mamen Saura)

fairy-wren:

Myrmeciza ferruginea (by jquental)
*Ferruginous Backed Antbird

fairy-wren:

Myrmeciza ferruginea (by jquental)

*Ferruginous Backed Antbird

gay-n-gay:

actuallytroybolton:

imperffectly-perfect:

dianne-donut:

phuckthisphreak:

Yesterday morning.
The sky was breathtaking. 

omg

I’m in love

but click on the picture

Take me here. Anyone. Wherever this is.

gay-n-gay:

actuallytroybolton:

imperffectly-perfect:

dianne-donut:

phuckthisphreak:

Yesterday morning.

The sky was breathtaking. 

omg

I’m in love

but click on the picture

Take me here. Anyone. Wherever this is.

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sdzoo:

Even Galapagos tortoises enjoy watermelon in the summer. Watch the full video.

rj4gui4r:

Damn nature you scary

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