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Polar bear plays with severed narwhal penis
Owlsky by Tanja_brandt
Opossums eating bananas
Shunei Nishida (Japanese artist , born in 1953)
The above is from r/NatureIsFuckingLit
🔥 Rehabilitated Chimpanzee named Wounda showed gratefulness to Jane and team upon release back to the wild.
Awesome… and I had not heard of this…
China’s Tianwen-1 probe beams back 1st PHOTO of Mars during historic mission
5 Feb, 2021 16:32 / Updated 1 day ago
The space race is heating up once again after China’s Tianwen-1 Mars probe beamed back its first image of Mars amid the country’s historic first trip to the Red Planet.
The image arrived some six months after the craft blasted off from China’s southern Hainan island in July 2020.
The black-and-white picture was taken around 2.2 million kilometers (1.4 million miles) from Mars or around 184 million kilometers from Earth some 197 days into its mission, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA).
The unmanned Tianwen-1 is expected to enter Mars’ orbit later this month and will attempt a landing on the Red Planet’s Utopia Planitia in its northern hemisphere in May, where it will deploy a rover.
This rover is currently pencilled in to conduct a 90-day survey mission in what would be another historic first for the mission and for the world, as it would mark the first time in history a country managed to orbit, land and deploy an exploratory rover in its inaugural mission to the Red Planet.
Interesting times ahead!
What a wonderful experience to have.
A superb shot from r/PicsOfUnusualBirds
Mountain Peacock-Pheasant is probably going home with your gf
source @ birds.freak
This is just beautiful.
Birds are magnificent.
Cryptid of the Day: Walker Lake Monster
Description: The Walker Lake Bulletin published in August of 1883 reports of two massive python monsters battling out on the Nevada lake. The loser’s body washed on the shore, where it was measured to be 79 ft long. Stories of this monster were passed down since settlers came to the region.
The Luzon bleeding–heart (Gallicolumba luzonica) is one of a number of species of ground dove in the genus Gallicolumba that are called “bleeding-hearts”. link
What’s up with that marking?
Jack Cary’s PARANORMAL PLANET | Bigfoot and the Paranormal Truth | Thurs. 9PM EST Jan.28.2021
Streamed live on Jan 28, 2021
Jack Cary tells the details about Bigfoot and related paranormal occurrences.
Learn the details, ask questions and get the answers from Jack Cary.
Very informative, covering every theory out there…
A massive beast fresh from r/interestingasfuck
Purussaurus is one of the largest known of the giant crocodilians, perhaps even surpassing Sarcosuchus in size. It reigned supreme in central South America in the Miocene period, 8 million years ago.
Holy Jesus, that thing is HUGE!
Just opened this thread from my dozens of tabs a-waiting a read and it was worth it.
These Are the Highest Resolution Photos Ever Taken of Snowflakes
dug88Member Registered: 12/15/2010 Location: – Mood: – Member was on ATS 43 minutes ago
posted on Jan, 28 2021 @ 04:11 PM
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Came across this and thought i’d share it here. Just because these are some pretty beautiful pictures.
A mathematics PhD has developed a device, part camera, part microscope and captured the highest resolution images of snowflakes ever captured.
nearly two years in the making, Myhrvold has developed what he bills as the “highest resolution snowflake camera in the world.” Recently, he released a series of images taken using his creation, a prototype that captures snowflakes at a microscopic level never seen before.
In simple terms, the system Myhrvold developed is comprised of one part microscope and one part camera, but with a number of parts that work in tandem to complete the arduous task of capturing an image of a snowflake, a subject that’s not only miniscule (most snowflakes measure less than a half-inch in diameter) but also quick to melt. In fact, a snowflake’s tendency to disintegrate was one of the biggest challenges Myhrvold had to overcome with this project. His solution: equipping his 50-pound camera system with a thermoelectric cooling system, a carbon fiber frame and LED lights, which give off less heat than standard lights. Every single part of his Frankenstein-esque device, which stands at about five feet in height off the ground when placed on a table, was built using materials that are less likely to cause melting or sublimation of the subject matter.
“Light could melt the snowflake, so I found a company in Japan that makes LED lights for industrial purposes,” he says. “My camera’s flash is one-millionth of a second and a thousand times faster than that of a typical camera flash.”
How about that?
Recent goodness from r/BigfootEncounters
Our up close sighting in Big Sur California. 1978
Introduction and warning:I’ve only shared this experience with family and friends. After stumbling across this and a few other Big Foot subs, I’ve decided to share this experience on all of the subs.
This long read needs some introduction in order for the reader to understand the geographical area and circumstances of the sighting. This sighting caused events immediately thereafter which I have also included. If you don’t enjoy reading, bail now.
Big Sur is a mountainous area in south central California situated on the edge of the Los Padres National Forest (which is almost 3000 square miles large) and over looking the Pacific Ocean on the western side.
Three friends and myself (ranging from 16-18) who lived in nearby Salinas, had planned on driving to a secluded spot in Big Sur that we called “Top of the World.” This particular area of big Sur wasn’t frequented by people except for some occasional vehicle traffic from locals or the rare tourist or hiker during the day and was void of Humans at night. At night there was of course critters (bobcat, fox) and even the occasional mountain lion. No people, no cops, perfect location for four party animals.
We drove down the Pacific coast highway and turned off on the Old Coast Road which winds up into the mountains (the Old Coast Road is a hard packed dirt road and former primary route in and out of Big Sur prior to the construction of the Bixby Bridge).
Our spot, “The top of the world,” was right off and above the dirt road with an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean. The spot was directly accessible from the old dirt road which had steep cliffs on one side, and the other a very deep ravine with the Bixby creek (or little Sur river, I don’t remember) running through it.
Well, the party never even started because of the event I will now describe. I might add that the events of this night are burned into my memory. It was almost traumatic. With the exception of some (exact) conversation, I remember everything like it was yesterday.
Steve parked his mom’s Chevy Vega at the base of the incline leading to our spot, grabbed some beers out of the hatch back (which we left open) and walked halfway up the very steep incline. The distance between where Steve’s car was parked and the top of the hill was maybe 30 yards
What happened next all took place in a matter of seconds but it seemed like an eternity to me.
We were sitting next to each other in a row facing the Pacific Ocean. Behind us was the crest of the hill about 15 yards up. Beyond that, the dark and foreboding forest. looking out at the Pacific, talking little and just taking in the beautiful view whilst sipping our beers, we got quiet and maybe a bit reflective (I know I did). It was beautiful.
At one point, in the midst of silence, something weird happened (Later, when all this was over, we talked about this strange feeling that none of us had ever experienced).
What happened was this: all of a sudden, we all looked at each other; and without speaking a word, as if every one of us was receiving an unspoken message, or intuitive response to nature or a gut feeling, we simultaneously looked around behind us, at the top of the hill; this is what we saw:
There, at the top, not 15 yards away, was a creature. It was simply standing there, observing (us). I will try my best to describe what I (we) saw despite the fact that it was almost midnight (which added to the creep factor) and our eyes were well acclimated to darkness by then.
This “being” was not human. That I know for sure. It just stood there, completely upright, arms to the side, facing in our direction. Whether or not it was looking at us I couldn’t tell because unfortunately, due to lighting conditions and the angle (I guess), I saw only the outline of a head and body; a very hairy head and body that was dark in colour. No facial features that I can remember. There was very long “hair” (fur?) flowing down from the head but there was an opening where a face must have been. All I saw was darkness between the hair on the head. No eyes or other facial features. The head hair seemed to flow down and mix with the rest of the hairy body. I distinctly remember the arms. They were long but seemed to fit the size of the body. I don’t recall them being overly long like an ape but they also had long flowing hair; as did the torso and legs. It was tall, maybe seven feet but that could have been because we were looking up at it. It was also wide. It gave me the impression of great strength. It made absolutely no sound.
To be fair, I soaked all this information up in probably about one or two seconds. Reason being, an immediate feeling of “fight or flight” kicked in as soon as I (we) turned and saw this creature. Anyone that’s been in combat or other life or death situations knows what I mean with fight or flight. “fight” wasn’t an option (obviously) so we did, once again simultaneously, what most humans would do: GET THE F*** OUT OF DODGE!!
If anyone’s interested in the aftermath, which almost cost all of us our lives, feel free to read on…
We ran. I stumbled and fell because of the steep incline and the guys made it to the car before me. I didn’t even try to get in, rather, I simply jumped into the open hatchback. Steve started the Vega and gunned it. We only got two corners away from Mr. Foot before Steve lost control and we went sliding over the side of a cliff. Thankfully, The first 20 yards of the drop was gradual and was overgrown with thick underbrush that slowed the car to a stop before dropping off the steep cliff and into the creek below. We all climbed out, thanking our luck and climbed back up to the road.
Now we had to make a choice. Walking back in the direction we came would be only three miles or so back to highway 1 (the Pacific coast highway). But that direction would also take us by the last place we saw Mr. Foot. The Unanimous decision was to walk the other direction which was 5x as long to reach the highway. That’s how scared we were.
It took hours but we made it, alive and healthy with a story we could share with friends and family for the rest of our lives.
As Paul Harvey always said:
And now, you know the rest of the story…
A most excellent and well told story.
3 Most Recent Mysterious Jungle Discoveries That Cannot Be Explained
Dec 19, 2020
3 most recent mysterious jungle discoveries that cannot be explained. Today, we take a look at these 3 most recent mysterious jungle discoveries that cannot be explained.
The dense tangle of the jungle conceals untold secrets and it’s depths and mysteries are likely not fully known and understood by a single person on this planet—not even the native tribes that have spent their lives surviving by mastering the resources hiding within the danger.
Legends abound as to what exactly could be hidden far out of sight within the Amazon, and some of these seemingly-fantastical stories have their basis in fact and first-hand accounts.
Thank you for watching!
Thank you to CO.AG for the background music!
3 Most Recent Mysterious Jungle Discoveries That Cannot Be Explained
Jan 20, 2021
3 most recent mysterious Jungle discoveries that cannot be explained. Today, we take a look at these 3 most recent mysterious jungle discoveries that cannot be explained.
With so much of our planet being made up of jungle and forest land, it is unsurprising that there are secrets and mysteries concealed within these beautiful areas. From finding new animals who live alongside us, to uncovering artifacts, the possibilities are boundless as to what we could stumble across within the trees.
One can only hope and wonder as to what and who we may find in the future, but for now, we can only reflect on the phenomenal secrets that have been uncovered from within the Jungles.
Thank you for watching!
Thank you to CO.AG for the background music!
“…the Emela Ntouka. Found in the same general Congo Basin area as Mokele-Mbembe, this beast is said to be the size of an elephant, hairless, and semi-aquatic, with a long horn on its nose. It is sometimes depicted as a Triceratops sort of beastie, but has also been interpreted as an unknown species of rhino.”
Scientists believe that a function of a zebra’s stripes is to deter insects, so a team or researchers painted black and white stripes on several cows and discovered that it reduced the number of biting flies landing on the cows by more than 50%.
Neato. I do not understand why this is not a widespread practice if it produces that level of efficacy. It sounds to me like the right thing to do. But maybe there are just too many cows to do it properly. Sigh.
The Ape Like Creature By the Stream, Southway Woods, Plymouth 90s
Deborah Hatswell #BBR
Mar 28, 2018
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Another fine rrrrreport by our Deb!
Mariana Trench: Supergiant Amphipod
Jul 23, 2020
The Supergiant amphipod (Alicella gigantea) at 5,000m in the Mariana Trench, Nero Deep.
Very, very exciting!
Just saw this vid at r/ParanormalScience:
Mom showed me this video of her security camera in the living room. 3:30 in the morning this u shaped light thing was floating up and down all for a few hours on Tuesday, no lights were on and it’s pitch black. Wasn’t there this morning though. She’s kinda freaked out. What could it be? from r/ParanormalScience
This is really pretty interesting, especially, you know, if it’s real, eh.
Doesn’t seem to be ball lightning, mainly due to that u-shape, but I suppose it could be.
What do you think it is? Do tell…
Above the trees
A saucer hunters’ wet dream.
And hey, it kinda looks like a saucer, too, eh?! lol
There are just so many reported sightings from fire lookout towers just like this one from all over a especially in the Pacific northwest, from whence there was a flap of sorts. And all of them were quite riveting on many levels.
God, those were excellent times.
Pity they’ve stopped, really. Hopefully it continues and only the reports have stopped.
Do any of you know the scoop?
— Be anonymous if you’d rather, eh.
Photographer captured the image of a tiny owl hiding from rain under a mushroom
January 17, 2010
By Cassini @ Saturn.
Several kilometers long. Note the shadow.
NASA comment… “A “propeller-like” feature.”
Uh, yeah… good job, guys, good job.
lol those were the days…
Never did follow up on it, as I recall. Sigh. There are a lot of those chunks orbiting.
The further out you go, the stranger it gets.
I’m mesmerized by the surreal creative visions of @brunopontiroli. Brilliantly done. posted on Instagram – https://instagr.am/p/CJ8zRzuns_i/