Tue

12

Mar

2013

A Holy Horse. India

AP/dpa

 

A holy horse is showered in bright orange turmeric powder as an offering to the shepherd god Khandoba in India's Pune district. The celebration, called Somavati Amavasya, is a day of special significance to Hindus when the new moon falls on a Monday.

 

 

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Mon

18

Jun

2012

Galápagos Tortoise Tragedy: Zoo Love Affair Ends after 115 Years

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Wed

13

Jun

2012

Arctic Ice: The Other Recession

from  Sierra Club

Arctic Ice: The Other Recession

Florian Schulz photographs the wildlife at the top of the world

Photography by Florian Schulz, from To the Arctic | Text by M.P. Klier

 

 

What follows is a series of 10 very beautiful pictures

 

Enjoy.  

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Tue

12

Jun

2012

Yutyrannus Huali, Tyrannosaurus Rex Relative, Was Largest Feathered Dinosaur Ever

From AOL

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer 
Published: 04/04/2012 01:18 PM EDT on LiveScience

Feathered TyrannosaurFirst Posted: 04/05/12 10:58 AM ET Updated: 04/05/12 10:58 AM ET

 

A newly discovered titanic tyrannosaur is the biggest feathered dinosaur yet, reaching up to 30 feet (9 meters) long and weighing more than 3,000 pounds.

 

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Wed

16

May

2012

Underwater World: Strange Beauties of the Sea

Sierra Club Organization

Photography by David Hall | Captions by Della Watson

 

The sea keeps its secrets well. While humans have explored, documented, and colonized nearly every stitch of land on the planet, the vast expanse of the ocean remains mysterious. Rarely photographed underwater creatures can appear alien—their cloudlike, luminous bodies more heavenly than earthly.

 

The cold, dark waters of the Pacific Northwest teem with these otherworldly animals. Renowned photographer David Hall's bookBeneath Cold Seas: The Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest (University of Washington Press, 2011) documents this delicate ecosystem, which is home to exotic specimens like the red-gilled nudibranch (above), a type of shell-less snail.

The inhabitants of this barely charted world may look like the stuff of science fiction, yet our lives are intertwined. Whether or not we're mindful of it, we share this planet with the nudibranch, the sea anemone, and the octopus. The strange and beautiful creatures in this photo gallery inhabit a swath of the Pacific Ocean just off the coast of British Columbia, where they face threats like overfishing, pollution, and oil tanker traffic. Our actions could forever alter the lives of these marine animals—it's time to meet our neighbors.

 

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