August182014

griseus:

Some sharks are harmless and really tender. This species is the redspotted cat shark (Schroederichthys chilensis) occurs in Humboldt current in Perú and Chile, and when feels threatened, it curls itself. really cute ne?

(via somuchscience)

August92014
vanilla-cloudberry:

"The Indonesian chicken breed known as Ayam Cemani takes ‘dark’ into an entirely different realm. Their feathers are black. Their skin is black. Cut open an Ayam Cemani and you’ll find black muscle anchored to black bones. Even their organs are black. And what do you get for all this unrelenting blackness? One of the most beautiful chickens in the world. A chicken so spectacular and exotic that it is referred to as the ‘Lamborghini of poultry.’"
Source: http://greenfirefarms.com/store/category/chickens/ayam-cemani/

vanilla-cloudberry:

"The Indonesian chicken breed known as Ayam Cemani takes ‘dark’ into an entirely different realm. Their feathers are black. Their skin is black. Cut open an Ayam Cemani and you’ll find black muscle anchored to black bones. Even their organs are black. And what do you get for all this unrelenting blackness? One of the most beautiful chickens in the world. A chicken so spectacular and exotic that it is referred to as the ‘Lamborghini of poultry.’"

Source: http://greenfirefarms.com/store/category/chickens/ayam-cemani/

Birds 

August22014

unexplained-events:

Franco Banfi

A swiss diver, captured these pictures of one of the six anacondas he saw on his 10 day trip to Mato Grosso in Brazil. This one was about 26-feet long.

"At the first moment it’s scary because you don’t know the animal and everybody says it’s dangerous. ‘But after a while you understand that nothing happens if you respect the snake. ‘I have never been so close to a snake like this before. But I think a small poisonous snake is more scary than a big one. At least you can see the anacondas clearly and know what they’re doing." - Franco Banfi

(via dottily)

10AM

bogleech:

kaijubrains:

buggirl:

Every once in a while a mysterious creature comes my way and I am completely stumped!  I have absolutely no idea what this spider is!!  Look how weird her abdomen is!!  It curled up in different ways when she moved!  How does she even have organs in there?
  Any clues, anybody?!?!

Tiputini, Ecuador

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Defiantly an alien

I’ve seen tailed spiders but nothing like this one, not even in photos before. Holy shit it’s gorgeous and downright unreal.

(via ichthyologist)

July132014
themagicfarawayttree:

Blaschka jellyfish

themagicfarawayttree:

Blaschka jellyfish

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July112014
libutron:

Male Muscovy Duck
Muscovy ducks, Cairina moschata (Anseriformes - Anatidae), are large ducks; the typical wingspan is between 137 to 154 centimeters. Males are generally larger than females. 
Muscovy ducks have red, fleshy protuberances on the face. The plumage is brownish-black with iridescent green and purple dorsal plumage and with white wing patches.
These ducks are native to Mexico, Central, and South America.

Reference: [1]
Photo credit: ©Fabio Rage
Locality: Argenita, Minas Gerais, Brazil

libutron:

Male Muscovy Duck

Muscovy ducks, Cairina moschata (Anseriformes - Anatidae), are large ducks; the typical wingspan is between 137 to 154 centimeters. Males are generally larger than females.

Muscovy ducks have red, fleshy protuberances on the face. The plumage is brownish-black with iridescent green and purple dorsal plumage and with white wing patches.

These ducks are native to Mexico, Central, and South America.

Reference: [1]

Photo credit: ©Fabio Rage

Locality: Argenita, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Birds 

June182014
lifeunderthewaves:

Red-eye Medusa Jellyfish by jettbritnell One of the most beautiful jellyfish of the Pacific coast is the Red-eye medusa or jellyfish, Polyorchis penicillatus. Photographed while drifting in open water at Eagle Rock, Browning Passage. Diving with Browning Pass Hideaway Resort in British Columbia.

lifeunderthewaves:

Red-eye Medusa Jellyfish by jettbritnell One of the most beautiful jellyfish of the Pacific coast is the Red-eye medusa or jellyfish, Polyorchis penicillatus. Photographed while drifting in open water at Eagle Rock, Browning Passage. Diving with Browning Pass Hideaway Resort in British Columbia.

(via libutron)

June42014
libutron:

Vinaceous Rosefinch 
 Carpodacus vinaceus (also named Carpodacus formosanus) is a species of rosefinch (Passeriformes - Fringillidae) native to China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Taiwan, commonly referred as Vinaceous Rosefinch or Taiwan Rosefinch.
References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©K. S. Kong
Locality: Dasyue Mountain, Taiwan

libutron:

Vinaceous Rosefinch 

Carpodacus vinaceus (also named Carpodacus formosanus) is a species of rosefinch (Passeriformes - Fringillidae) native to China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Taiwan, commonly referred as Vinaceous Rosefinch or Taiwan Rosefinch.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©K. S. Kong

Locality: Dasyue Mountain, Taiwan

birds 

May162014
lesless:

smallnightbird:

New species of bat found, Niumbaha superba, and it’s adorable.

Oh wow! I’m glad people are as excited about animals as I am. Here’s some additional photos. Fun fact: this bat is so different from others that a new genus was created!

lesless:

smallnightbird:

New species of bat foundNiumbaha superba, and it’s adorable.

Oh wow! I’m glad people are as excited about animals as I am. Here’s some additional photos. Fun fact: this bat is so different from others that a new genus was created!

(via fuwabinni)

April62014

astronomy-to-zoology:

"Umbrella Crab" (Cryptolithodes sitchensis)

Also known as the Sitka crab or the Turtle Crab, the umbrella crab is a species of lithodid crab that is native to coastal regions of the northeastern Pacific, ranging from Sitka, Alaska to Point Loma, California. C. sitchensis is noted for having a unusual half-moon shaped carapace that extends over its walking legs and chelipeds, this serves as a form of camouflage allowing C. sitchensis to blend in with the rocks around it.  The color of C. sitchensis’s carapace is highly variable and often matches the color of the coralline algae with C. sitchensis feeds on.

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Crustacea-Malacostraca-Decapoda-Anomura-Lithodidae-Cryptolithodes-C. sitchensis

Image(s): Kueda

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