Nature

 

American ornithology or The natural history of the birds of the United States

Rough Legged Falcon, 2 Barred Owl and a Short eared Owl

From: Wilson, Alexander, 1766-1813. American ornithology, or, The natural history of the birds of the United States. Philadelphia : Bradford and Inskeep, 1808-1825

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Source: curiouscatalog

Beautiful!

 

 

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Autumn Mood

Autumn Mood

by millivedder

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You Never Walk Alone

You Never Walk Alone

You Never Walk Alone (by Lydia Machant)

Via drxgonfly

Nothing’s better than Mother Nature. Soothes the Soul. Eases troubled minds.

Harbors the unthinkable!

 

 

using a tool

Orangutan from Borneo photographed using a spear tool to fish

29 TuesdayApr 2008

Posted by Kambiz Kamrani in Anthropology, Blog, Orangutan, Photo

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Tags borneo, carel van schaik, gerd schuster, Orangutan, thinks of the jungle, tool use

Tool use among orangutans was first documented by Carel van Schaik. In 1994, Carel observed orangutans developing tools to help themselves eat, while conducting field work in Gunung Leuser National Park, in the northwest Sumatra.

Specifically the orangutans were using sticks to pry open pulpy fruits that have “Plexiglas needles” capable of delivering a painful jab covering them. Using the tools, the orangutans were getting past handling the prickly husk and into the nutritious fruit. From an anthropological viewpoint, tool use represents an aspect of culture, since the entire group participates in a behavior that has developed over time. One unique thing to clarify is that only Sumatran orangutans have been observed to use tools, not orangutans from Borneo.

Recently, Gerd Schuster co-author of Thinkers of the Jungle: The Orangutan Report, took this photograph of,

“a male orangutan, clinging precariously to overhanging branches, flails the water with a pole, trying desperately to spear a passing fish…

The extraordinary image, a world exclusive, was taken in Borneo on the island of Kaja…

This individual had seen locals fishing with spears on the Gohong River.

Although the method required too much skill for him to master, he was later able to improvise by using the pole to catch fish already trapped in the locals’ fishing lines.”

Pretty awesome image, no? If you wanna read more about orangutan tool use, here are three papers on the topic:

    • Schaik, C.P., Fox, E.A., Sitompul, A.F. (1996). Manufacture and use of tools in wild Sumatran orangutans. Naturwissenschaften, 83(4), 186-188. DOI:

10.1007/BF01143062

    • Call, J., Tomasello, M. (1994). The social learning of tool use by orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus). Human Evolution, 9(4), 297-313. DOI:

10.1007/BF02435516

    • van Schaik, C.P. (2003). Orangutan Cultures and the Evolution of Material Culture. Science, 299(5603), 102-105. DOI:

10.1126/science.1078004

Intelligence is most certainly not limited to Homo Sapiens Sapiens.

 

 

Monster Bird on the loose in Scotland leaving victims drenched in blood

D. Hatswell #BBRUK Creature Reports #BBR
Published on Jul 5, 2019

A MONSTER bird that left a man soaked in blood is on the loose in the outskirts of Aberdeen. The mystery raptor, which divebombs walkers and cyclists, is believed to have escaped from a local falconer.

www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news…

Just imagine if we are suddenly living back in the day and this is a serious, every day fact of constant concern! Wasnt all that long ago and in some places, it still is. Huge birds are so cool.

 

 

Super Fleet Bridge 873.8

Super Fleet on Bridge 873.8 by Moffat Road on Flickr.

Mike Danneman

Super Fleet on Bridge 873.8

Late in the afternoon of June 1, 1995, a westbound Santa Fe intermodal crosses Bridge 873.8 east of Sais in New Mexico’s Abo Canyon. A trio of GEs in Super Fleet warbonnet dress power the train—C40-8W Nos. 943 and 933, and C44-9W No. 631.

From chillypepperhothothot

Sweet.

 

 

It kept me to eat me. Man is rescued after spending a MONTH in a bear den in Russia

D. Hatswell #BBRUK Creature Reports #BBR
Published on Jun 26, 2019

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Warning Graphic Images. A Russian man looking like a living corpse has been rescued from a bear den after he claims the animal broke his back and left him there for a month. The man, who identified himself only as Alexander, was discovered by hunting dogs in Russia’s remote Tuva region, close to the border with Mongolia, local media says. #BBR #BBRUK

I can only say wow. What a jaw-dropping story. Can you imagine? Waiting to be eaten!

 

 

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Artist: Richard Wilkinson

Collection: Arthropoda Iconicus

Series: Timorpersonae

Source: thegraveghoul

Most monstrous…

Creepski weepski.

 

 

chameleon

LOVELY DINOSAUR (Nature) – (Photo by Mehmet Karaca/National Geographic Photo Contest) #

I love chameleons.

Really, I do.

They are simply elegant magnificence.

 

 

The Dinosaur of Delamere, Tree breaks, Strange Growls and Vandalised Bike Paths

D. Hatswell Creature Reports
Published on Jun 12, 2019

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Delamere Forest is so old, it has scars from ice-age glaciers of 10,000 years ago and its origins go way back into the mists of time. Rumours and reports of strange animals in Delamere Forest can be dated back to the Romans.  The Romans cut a straight road through the forest to connect the fortress town of Chester to the salt mines of Northwich. The Romans reported hearing the loud roar of an unknown beast and frequently found deer and wild boars torn apart. There were also stories that some soldiers went missing trying to find the strange animal. At this time, Delamere Forest stretched right up to the southern banks of the Mersey. WEREWOLF RESEARCH

This is a great post from our Deb and it is chock full of Fortean finery.

 

 

Their Lives

Alberto Barrero
Published on Jun 14, 2019

Composed by and for animals. – Pics by Jaromir Chalabala

Terrific tones, talent and a sweet message.

 

 

lion ball

Not quite sure of exactly what is going on in this photo and not at all sure that I would try it, but…

The lion seems remarkably calm.

Dude must have it down well.