odditiesoflife:

Incredibly Shaped Islands

Heart - This incredible island is one of the few naturally occurring heart-shaped formations on Earth. It is located off the coast of Croatia in the Adriatic Sea. Galešnjak Island is a privately owned.

Seahorse - The largest of the Galapagos Islands, Isabela Island, looks exactly like a seahorse. The island was formed by volcanic eruptions. The volcanic craters that shaped the island are still visible.

Eye - This strangely-shaped round island can be found in the Maldives. Here’s looking at you.

Boomerang - This atoll is part of the Spratly Islands. This island is shape-shifter depending on the season and ocean current, you may find a different form.

Dolphin - This coral reef island is located off the north coast of Flores Island in Indonesia. It really does look exactly like a dolphin. Amazing.

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cigarbutts:

if more than 80% of animals exhibit homosexuality then how the frickie can u argue that it isnt “natural” wtf 

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jtotheizzoe:

via artandsciencejournal:

Mineral Microscopy

Stephanie Bateman-Graham does mineral microscopy, or as she prefers to call it “using a low-powered digital toy microscope to take pictures of beautiful minerals”. In these works Bateman-Graham discovers the parts of nature that are weirdly similar to recognizable art styles — from Van Gogh impressionism to the fractured lines of Picasso. I’ve included her descriptions of the three works above:

Ecosystem (Moss Agate):  Do you see a mixed population of microbes living together in a complete ecosystem? Actually it’s a microscope view of the mineral Stringy Moss Agate from Lake Bonneville. The material is translucent which gives a watery feel to the image, but it is entirely solid crystal.

Heart of Stony Glass (Opalite): Microscope view of the Australian mineral Rosella Opalite. The light bounces around this veined and fractured crystalline material to reveal a heart and vascular system inside the stone. The amazing brushstrokes and textures in this image are all natural.

Fire Mountain (Lace Agate): A mountain burns in this microscope view of the mineral Laguna Lace Agate from Mexico. Also known as Crazy Lace Agate.

To see more of Bateman-Graham’s works, click here

- Lee Jones

This art really rocks. 

I love how both zooming out (see here) and zooming in on Earth can turn it into some of the finest abstract art we have. Neat huh?

euphemize:

ph. david hu

despite being more dense than water, fire ants manage to survive in floods by clinging to each other and forming makeshift life rafts. as demonstrated in this picture, the life rafts are virtually unsinkable. this technique allows fire ants to survive weeks after the flood has killed most of the other insects.

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snarkeet:

rectalragnarock:

when people say they love the deep sea i’m always like ” are you sure” because of these:

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you know what that last one is?

that’s a fucking turtle 

if a turtle can fuck your shit up anything can 

Well I think they’re gorgeously awesome. :D

I think that’s exactly WHY most people say they love the deep sea!

southcarolinaboy:

earth-phenomenon:

Blue fields, Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan

The park has total area of 3.5 hectares and the flowers are astonishing all year round. You will find a different diversity of flower blossoming in each season, over the “Miharashi No Oka“, a hill imposing a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. The Park is known to be a Flowers Paradise.Nemophilas are the flowers with clear blue petals. During spring, around 4.5 million blue nemophilas bloom all over the park. The blooming period is called “Nemophilia Harmony”

Always reblog

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malformalady:

Native to Australia, the finger lime(Citrus australasica) is a rare rainforest tree from the Australian east coast. The finger lime holds globular juice vesicles which have been likened to a “lime caviar “, which can be used as a garnish or added to various recipes. The fresh vesicles have the effect of a burst of effervescent tangy flavour as they are chewed. The fruit juice is acidic and similar to that of a lime.

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