1 hour ago on 23 April 2014 @ 9:20pm + 751 notes
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guardian:

The world’s best animal architecture - in pictures

Australian weaver ants building their nest by pulling on leaves and working in chains, in Northern Territory, Australia. The adult builders pull leaves together with their pincers then interweave them with silk threads produced by their larvae. They can build an entire nest in 24 hours. Photograph: Ingo Arndt

4 hours ago on 23 April 2014 @ 6:40pm + 2,213 notes
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9 hours ago on 23 April 2014 @ 1:42pm + 2,961 notes
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hoveringcat:

Beautiful mixed media sculpture by Anne Lemanski, entitled ‘Fennec Fox (Dog Star)’.

Found via Saatchi Art.

6 days ago on 17 April 2014 @ 1:20pm + 30,216 notes
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bombsfall:

repoghost:

Really large gif piece I did for two very sweet and patient guys.

This miiight take a while for you to load, apologies to those trying to view it on phones.

omg jen thunderpaw omg

6 days ago on 17 April 2014 @ 10:40am + 2,393 notes
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6 days ago on 17 April 2014 @ 8:00am + 761 notes
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6 days ago on 17 April 2014 @ 2:40am + 6,592 notes
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kendra-p:

Last weekend I saw some big orinoco crocodiles. I fell in love with their CUTE LIL FATFATS, and then I drew them. Ok.

1 week ago on 16 April 2014 @ 9:20pm + 802 notes
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kendra-p:

Sketchbook stuff from like 2 months ago. Basically older than dirt/the earth itself

Like a dummy, I have barely drawn in it since then ):

1 week ago on 16 April 2014 @ 6:40pm + 3,241 notes
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fuckyeahillustrativeart:

Poster for Fantasia Music Evolved by Jamie McKiernan
http://jamizzles.tumblr.com/

1 week ago on 16 April 2014 @ 4:00pm + 5,930 notes
via darksilenceinsuburbia (originally marieantoinete)

Patterns by William Morris, part III.

1 week ago on 16 April 2014 @ 1:20pm + 3,304 notes
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awkwardsituationist:

thirteen year old ashol pan is part of a nascent movement of girls who are keeping alive the six thousand year old kazakh tradition of golden eagle hunting known as berkutchy.

though long the monopoly of boys — once deemed uniquely strong enough to carry a full grown eagle on their arms and endure harsh winter hunts — fewer are now learning the skill, abandoning their traditional semi nomadic ways for life in the cities.

berkutchy is a life long profession, and is often a hereditary one. but ashol’s brother left for the military, leaving her father, an experienced eagle hunter, to ask if she would take his place and assume training.

asher svidensky — who took these photos during a four month trek in the mountains of western mongolia’s bayan ulgii (or “rich cradle”) province, where only 250 hunters remain — told the bbc that where most boys are at first apprehensive around their eagles, ashol was very much at ease.

ashol, though still in school, will spend much of her time nurturing her eagle, imprinting herself on the fiercely independent bird from birth. after much time and training, her eagle — who is considered a member of the family — will learn to track down rabbits, foxes and wolves, whose fur is needed for the harsh winters.

1 week ago on 16 April 2014 @ 10:40am + 185 notes
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1 week ago on 16 April 2014 @ 8:00am + 432 notes
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stephbuscema:

The Monster and The Bride, painted with gouache on watercolor paper. Happy to now be offering these pieces as giclée prints