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… with liberty and justice for anyone who meets at least three out of the following five criteria: white, male, straight, cisgender, and rich.
Vintage birds: Crested flycatcher, belted kingfisher, nighthawk, yellow-billed cuckoo, wood pewee, Acadian flycatcher, whip-poor-will.
Bear Paw Armor Cuprum Arm Guard, Indo Persian Islamic Empire Dynasty
by XuDong He
Turns out Earth has a lot of our solar system’s ground. Really puts into perspective how much smaller Mars is!
Here’s an Otocolobus manul — nature’s Grumpy Cat — discovering a camera trap outside it’s den. Camera traps are used by biologists to lean about rare animals’ behavior, abundance, and health — just by setting up a solar-powered camera with a motion trigger. No physical trapping necessary.
O. manul (also known as Pallas’s cat) is about the size of a house cat, but you’ll notice has round pupils instead of slits. It lives in western China and the steppes of Central Asia.
You’d think that Pallas’s cat would rule the internet by now - but there aren’t too many photos of them because they are both rare and shy. The IUCN lists them as near-threatened. Just another reason to support species conservation!
Aerial photographs of Iceland by Emmanuel Coupe-Kalomiris
Wild Forest Bunny
Emilie Ristevski http://ift.tt/1jw5Y5X
This enchanting forest looks like something out of a fairy tale, but you don’t need to open a book or your imagination to see it.
The forest is called Hallerbos and is located in Belgium in the municipality of Halle, in Flemish Brabant but also extends into Walloon Brabant. The forest covers an area of 5.5 square kilometres and in the spring time the forest floor is blanketed with beautiful bluebells.
The bluebell carpet spreads as far as the eye can see, circling around the slender beech trees, running into the valleys and massing around the creeks.
Photos courtesy of Kilian Schönberger
Wind erosion doesn’t just affect rock, sculpting it into amazing shapes called yardangs (seehttp://tinyurl.com/pola5pm). Here the winds have done the same to old trees in the deserts of the north American west.
Image credit: Richard Olsenius
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