Hallucigenia
Patricia Damiano
Achala, Destroyer of Ignorance, with Consort
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Achala, Destroyer of Ignorance, with Consort
Date: 1522–50
Culture: Nepal
Medium: Tangka, gouache on cotton
Dimensions: Image: 34 1/8 × 25 7/8 in. (86.7 × 65.7 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Achala, Destroyer of Ignorance, with Consort

fishstickmonkey:

Achala, Destroyer of Ignorance, with Consort

Date: 1522–50
Culture: Nepal
Medium: Tangka, gouache on cotton
Dimensions: Image: 34 1/8 × 25 7/8 in. (86.7 × 65.7 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Metropolitan Museum of Art



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gregorycolbert:

Still off the grid exploring the music of nature.This is day two hundred and thirty.

gregorycolbert:

Still off the grid exploring the music of nature.
This is day two hundred and thirty.

Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528) The Lady of the sun, 1498
wolfhalden:

The Lady of the sun, 1498 - Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528)

Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528) The Lady of the sun, 1498

wolfhalden:

The Lady of the sun, 1498 - Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528)



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Hallado nuevo género y especie de pez de hace 145 millones de años

griseus:

NUEVO GENERO Y ESPECIE DE PEZ ENCONTRADO EN ESPAÑA

El investigador David Didier Bermúdez-Rochas, de la Universidad de Cantabria, en colaboración con un investigador de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, ha descubierto un nuevo género y especie de pez de hace 145 millones de años en España. Este es su aspecto

La nueva especie debe su nombre genérico Camerichthys lunae a la Cuenca de Cameros, territorio geológico que abarca parte de las provincias de Soria, Burgos y La Rioja.

El único ejemplar conocido de esta especie conserva la práctica totalidad del cráneo en perfecta articulación, así como la parte anterodorsal del cuerpo, donde se preservan parte de la aleta dorsal y numerosas escamas, que son mucho más robustas que las de los principales grupos de peces actuales.



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Amsterdam Torture Museum (+)
unexplained-events

The Witches Chair — 18th CenturyA torture device that caused death by causing extreme blood loss

Amsterdam Torture Museum (+)

unexplained-events

The Witches Chair — 18th Century
A torture device that caused death by causing extreme blood loss



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artist: Tara Jaggi
Goliath BeetleGoliathus orientalisDone for Scientific Illustration class with ink on bristol while working with a specialist in the field of Entomology.
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artist: Tara Jaggi

Goliath Beetle
Goliathus orientalis

Done for Scientific Illustration class with ink on bristol while working with a specialist in the field of Entomology.

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Robert Fludd. Utriusque Cosmi Maioris Scilicet et Minoris Metaphysica. 1617.

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Surface of the Moon, photographed by Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, 9th July 2010.
Shadowed terrain at 80°N 280°E, just northwest of Poncelet A Crater (Jean-Victor Poncelet, 19th century French engineer and mathematician).
Detail of combined left and right M133307837 NAC pair.
Image credit: NASA/GSFC/ASU. Composite: AgeOfDestruction. 
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Surface of the Moon, photographed by Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, 9th July 2010.

Shadowed terrain at 80°N 280°E, just northwest of Poncelet A Crater (Jean-Victor Poncelet, 19th century French engineer and mathematician).

Detail of combined left and right M133307837 NAC pair.

Image credit: NASA/GSFC/ASU. Composite: AgeOfDestruction. 

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Inorganic Flora by Mocoto MurayamaOficial site
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Inorganic Flora by Mocoto Murayama

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humanoidhistory:

The solar eclipse of December 22, 1870.

humanoidhistory:

The solar eclipse of December 22, 1870.

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Umbo (Otto Umbehr) - Mouche, ca. 1930


Umbo
(Otto Umbehr) - Mouche, ca. 1930

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A herd of pregnant male seahorses
The female seahorse lays the eggs and transfers them into the male seahorses pouch where they are then incubated. Every male seahorse has an incubation pouch in its body. The eggs are fertilized by the male, who also goes through the labour process and it takes 2-3 weeks for the babies to be born
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A herd of pregnant male seahorses

The female seahorse lays the eggs and transfers them into the male seahorses pouch where they are then incubated. Every male seahorse has an incubation pouch in its body. The eggs are fertilized by the male, who also goes through the labour process and it takes 2-3 weeks for the babies to be born

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(Fuente: pachipachiworld, vía beverleyshiller)

The anatomy of plants / Nehemiah Grew, 1641-1712.
munan15:
The anatomy of plants / Nehemiah Grew, 1641-1712.

The anatomy of plants / Nehemiah Grew, 1641-1712.

munan15:

The anatomy of plants / Nehemiah Grew, 1641-1712.



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Andreas Feininger— Bones: the art of evolution

Take these six-decade-old pictures of skulls and bones. Seen in a certain light, and photographed for LIFE by the great Andreas Feininger, the bones of creatures as varied in size and temperament as fish, bats, elephants, hummingbirds and humans are eloquent totems, raising questions about life, death and what we ultimately leave behind.

In the end, though, perhaps the way that humans and our fellow creatures appear when seen at the most elemental level — in other words, how we look when literally stripped to the bone — says more about us than we’d like to admit. Even as these pictures summon thoughts that swing between the morbid and the exalted, one thing remains strikingly clear: in the right hands, bones are beautiful.

Many of these Feininger photographs appeared in the Oct. 6, 1952, issue of LIFE

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