mothernaturenetwork:

PHOTOS: What zoo captivity looks like around the world
Zoos are one of the more ethically dodgy areas for conservationists and animal lovers. On the one hand, there are many zoos doing amazing work, acting as the last refuge and hope for critically endangered species. And yet, there are also many zoos that act solely as a business to make money at the expense of caged animals.

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mothernaturenetwork:

Tanzania’s Lake Natron calcifies the animals that die in its waters, and Nick Brandt captures them with eerie photographs.

urhajos:

Negative space animal masterpieces by George Bokhua

oldbookillustrations:

White-vented Violetear and green and blue hummingbird (?)

From Verzameling van uitlandsche en zeldzaame vogelen… (Collection of foreign and rare birds…) vol. 1, by Mark Catesby & George Edwards, Amsterdam, 1772.

(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

White-vented Violetear and green and blue hummingbird (?)

From Verzameling van uitlandsche en zeldzaame vogelen… (Collection of foreign and rare birds…) vol. 1, by Mark Catesby & George Edwards, Amsterdam, 1772.

(Source: archive.org)

adorablespiders:

crouching spider, hidden prey

adorablespiders:

crouching spider, hidden prey

headlikeanorange:

The Mouse Lemur from Madagascar is not bigger than a human hand, making it the smallest primate. A dozen can share a tree hole to sleep in, which they leave during the night to find food. (Planet Earth - BBC)

dendroica:

Bats by BioDivLibrary on Flickr.
Recherches pour servir à l’histoire naturelle des mammifères :. Paris :G. Masson,1868-1874..biodiversitylibrary.org/page/39564290

dendroica:

Bats by BioDivLibrary on Flickr.

Recherches pour servir à l’histoire naturelle des mammifères :.
Paris :G. Masson,1868-1874..
biodiversitylibrary.org/page/39564290

speakchinglish:

Frenzy of Exultations,Władysław Podkowiński 1893

speakchinglish:

Frenzy of Exultations,Władysław Podkowiński 1893

ohscience:

Idolomantis Diabolica, common name Devil’s Flower Mantis

ohscience:

Idolomantis Diabolica, common name Devil’s Flower Mantis

ohscience:

transparent animals preserved and dyed

ohscience:

transparent animals preserved and dyed

ohscience:

spiny-backed orbweaver spider
(from wikipedia)

ohscience:

spiny-backed orbweaver spider

(from wikipedia)

ohscience:

madagascan sunset moth

ohscience:

madagascan sunset moth

ohscience:

orchid mantis

ohscience:

orchid mantis