Pelagia noctiluca


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15 hours ago

is it a jellyfish? what do you guess

13 hours ago

It’s the Purple People Eater!!

Yes, that is one of the actual names of the jellyfish Pelagia noctiluca.



Dust Devil destroys a fruit stand from r/Wellthatsucks


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10 hours ago

Dust Devil destroys a fruit stand

What a thing to see! Oh, I hope I see one someday.


Mantis Shrimp


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6 hours ago

The Mantis Shrimp is an intelligent and aggressive species of crustacean that bashes its food to pieces.

These things are wicked!


Tracks from the 1st drive


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u/paulhammond5155, Top contributor
7 hours ago

Tracks from the 1st drive. Looks like a few meters forward, then a turn-in-place nearly 200 degrees then reversed roughly 2 meters on Sol 14: Image processed by James Sorenson [link in comments to full resolution]

paulhammond5155, Top contributor
7 hours ago

Mars Perseverance Sol 14: Right Navigation Camera (Navcam)

NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover acquired this image using its onboard Right Navigation Camera (Navcam). The camera is located high on the rover’s mast and aids in driving.

This image was acquired on Mar. 5, 2021 (Sol 14) at the local mean solar time of 14:52:03.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/James Sorenson (for processing)

raw image:

Here is the link to the processed versionLINK

YaY! YaY! YaY!


Early morning summer vibes, Oberstdorf, Germany


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19 hours ago

Early morning summer vibes, Oberstdorf, Germany [OC] [3074×4500}



mars ufo


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4 hours ago

why no one is talking about this ? an actual image of Mars ( from NASA website ) showing what looks like a ufo.

Well, it certainly does look like it. But it’s too far away for anything but speculation. Video would help.

I don’t like that the image number is not included. Prevents real analysis from happening. That is too common with this sort of posting.

Although very science-based, I do have a soft spot for Martian anomalies… I spent hours and hours back in the day hunting stuff… there are so many fascinating things on Mars… and this one is pretty good, all things considered.

ETA: Props to this commenter.

4 hours ago

I will check it out.


Rare polka-dotted zebra foal photographed in Kenya


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13 hours ago

Rare polka-dotted zebra foal photographed in Kenya

Nifty keen!


the black-browed babbler of Borneo

In an undated image provided by M. Suranto, the black-browed babbler of Borneo. For the first time in 170 years, researchers reported last week that a black-browed babbler has been found in Indonesia. (M. Suranto via The New York Times) — NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH NYT STORY INDONESIA MISSING BIRD BY RACHEL NUWER FOR MARCH 1, 2021. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED. —


This Bird Wasn’t Seen for 170 Years. Then It Appeared in an Indonesian Forest.

Rachel Nuwer
Wed, March 3, 2021, 7:57 AM

What might be Asia’s longest-missing bird just came out of hiding. For the first time in 170 years, a black-browed babbler has been found in Indonesia, researchers reported last week. The discovery of the muted black, gray and chestnut-brown bird solves what an authoritative birding guide describes as “one of the great enigmas of Indonesian ornithology.”

“When we actually got confirmation of the identification, I did a little prayer and bowed down to celebrate,” said Panji Gusti Akbar, an ornithologist and lead author of the paper describing the new species. “I felt excitement, disbelief and a lot of happiness.”

Learn more!

This is excellent news!

HT to Allan Rosenzweig.


A rare African black leopard under the stars


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6 hours ago

🔥 A rare African black leopard under the stars – a photo that took me 6 months to capture

Mmmm, nice.


Whale saying hello near the Nāpali coast, Kauai Island, Hawaii


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🔥 Whale saying hello near the Nāpali coast, Kauai Island, Hawaii 🔥



Parker Solar Probe Captures Superb Image Of Venus

NASA’s Solar Probe Captures Amazing Image During Venus Flyby

February 27, 2021

While all eyes have been on Mars this week, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, which is studying the structure and surface of the Sun, as well as gathering data on solar winds, used a close approach to the planet Venus to beam back some stunning photos, which were actually imaged last year.

We know Venus as a planet with a runaway greenhouse effect that lifts surface temperatures to an average of 864 degrees Fahrenheit, and is obscured by an atmosphere of poison gases, but the spacecraft managed to actually image the highest landform on the planet. The atmosphere is so thin at that height that the geologic feature was picked up by the visible light camera. The area, known as Aphrodite Terra, experiences an average high temperature of only 85 degrees due to its altitude.

The probe’s Wide-field Image camera also captured an eerie shine around the edge of the planet, which NASA says may be due to ‘nightglow,’ or “light emitted by oxygen atoms high in the atmosphere that recombine into molecules in the nightside.”

Excited about the images, project scientist Karl Battams also tweeted about a spot on the camera lens that made it appear as if there was an anomalous feature in the Venusian clouds, saying “I see a few comments online about this blob in our Venus image – it’s a defect on the camera lens (can be seen in all our data). #ItsNeverAliens”

During its mission, the Parker Solar Probe is scheduled to closely approach Venus a total of seven times in order to change its orbit around the sun, taking it closer with each “gravity assist” maneuver.

Oh man, the hits just keep rolling in!


Wheel Bug


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4 hours ago

What is this wild creature?

4 hours ago

That’s a Wheel Bug. Comparison pic here. They can bite in defense but aren’t medically significant.

Very cool.



Thylacine Awareness Group of Australia
Feb 28, 2021

Neil Waters, President of the Thylacine Awareness Group Of Australia, presents three photos of what he believes are thylacines. Neil talks about Nick Mooneys’ response and he interviews cat, dog and native wildlife experts. The names of the experts have been withheld to protect them from the ensuing shit storm. These photos are not fake, this is not a hoax, our experts are real people, not actors. The photos have been lightly treated for colour correction and the subjects’ surroundings have been mildly blurred to improve viewing. Make up your own mind. Thankyou to the members and followers of TAGOA for their support. COPYRIGHT © WATERS MAGUIRE 2021

This is the anticipated follow up to the video report I posted here.

My eyes have deteriorated and I have trouble seeing photo details in general until my mind correlates what is there. Which usually happens, thankfully. And these are no different except that I can see some of what is gone over in a couple of them. Folks on reddit seem somewhat convinced that this is a cat family but I can see some good stripes in one pic.

But gosh, idk. I do think that there is more evidence for than against, but… I am hopeful. What do my readers think?


sparrows portraying a horse


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7 hours ago

Flock of sparrows portraying a horse while horses gallop in the background

Wow. I mean, Wow. This is profound on so many levels, holy cow!


Ferrari vs Porsche at Le Mans in 1970


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7 hours ago

Ferrari vs Porsche at Le Mans in 1970

The good old days.



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9 hours ago

UFO flying in, stops for a second and makes a sharp left turn and leaves the atmosphere. SPACE FORCE?!

UFO caught on night vision cam

Richard Christy
Jan 23, 2020

I was testing my nighttime camera to adjust the lens before putting it back on my telescope mount and decided to stick it straight up at the sky since it was a clear night and lo and behold this is what I caught zooming around making crazy turns. I captured this type of activity over two nights. I am not saying it’s aliens. What I am saying is I have no idea what the heck it is. But I do know for a fact that asteroids and comments and space junk doesn’t re-enter earths atmosphere stop and then make a left or a right hand turn before zooming off out of the picture at some ungodly speed. This was taken in New Jersey in January so I am ruling out bugs. Let me know what you think. Space Force

This has possibilities…


Sol 3042


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6 hours ago

Another drive on Sol 3042, here is the end-of-drive 360 degree R-NavCam panorama. Some advance drive details are in the 1st comment, the outstanding data will follow later.

paulhammond5155 Top Contributor
6 hours ago
February 26, 2021

Curiosity took 24 images in Gale Crater using its mast-mounted right-side navigation camera (R-Navcam) to create this mosaic.

The seam-corrected mosaic provides a 360-degree cylindrical projection panorama of the Martian surface centered at 99 degrees azimuth (measured clockwise from north).

Curiosity took the images on February 26, 2021, Sol 3042 of its mission at drive 2596, site number 86.

The local mean solar time for the image exposures was 5 PM.

Each Navcam image has a 45 degree field of view.


Drive distance / direction etc will be added as soon as it is release

Excellent! Me happy.


mars feature


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I admit it’s hard not to let the imagination run wild



Asian Wildlife Photographers Club -AWPC
February 24 at 7:43 AM


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Seconds before the fly turned into a delicious meal.

Photo credits to Ted Wu



rallye z passes bike rider

Dakar Rallye Z

Probably at the Paris-Dakar event, eh.

An inspiration for many a year.

I wonder what the young man thinks of these spectacular shenanigans.



A rather neat looking object on the other side of the moon by China’s Chang’e probe.


penguin silhouette


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Looks like penguin silhouette. Hehe


Sorry, this post has been removed by the moderators of r/PerseveranceRover.

Moderators remove posts from feeds for a variety of reasons, including keeping communities safe, civil, and true to their purpose.

Awww, c’mon, now.

Remember, Einstein said imagination is the highest form of research.


a Lovecraftian God


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10 hours ago

A moray eel with a disfigured face resides in an aquarium. That or this creature is a Lovecraftian God.

Oh, wow…


Red-tailed Hawk

Owen Deutsch Photography
February 21 at 10:00 AM

Red-tailed Hawks are monogamous and often mate for life, typically staying together until one of the pair dies. In general, they will only take a new mate if their original mate dies. I photographed this Red-tailed Hawk in New York. ⁠

View more Red-tailed Hawks here:




Thylacine Awareness Group of Australia
Feb 22, 2021

Neil Waters, President of TAGOA, gives us a tease of what is about to happen; a photo release on the 1st of March, of a joey Thylacine aka Tasmanian Tiger, roaming through the bushland of Tasmania. Hold on to your hats folks!

Oh, God, I can hardly wait!


Thylacine Awareness Group of Australia
Feb 16, 2021

Hit the road with TAGOA President Neil Waters as he checks some of the 60 trail cams, checks prints and scats, and recounts sightings on location. All from the stunning bushland in the wilds of Tasmania. One of these days, one of these cameras could change history.

Good times a-comin’!

HT to Al Rosenzweig for the link to Coast To Coast.


Sharp-shinned hawk

Photo by Carolyn Jamroga

This is who came to visit before the snow today!!!dd

What a great experience and what a great shot!

Here’s the critter’s ID:

Sharp-shinned hawk

The sharp-shinned hawk is a small hawk, with males being the smallest hawks in the United States and Canada, but with the species averaging larger than some Neotropical species, such as the tiny hawk. Wikipedia

Scientific name: Accipiter striatus
Conservation status: Least Concern (Population increasing) Encyclopedia of Life
Mass: Female: 5.3 – 7.7 oz, Male: 2.9 – 4.1 oz
Wingspan: Female: 1.9 – 2.2 ft., Male: 17 – 23 in.
Length: Female: 11 – 15 in., Male: 9.1 – 12 in.
Lifespan: three years

Meet Mighty Max Majestic!


Perseverances Hazcam


Perseverances Hazcam


Perseverances Hazcam

New at r/PerseveranceRover

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14 hours ago

I upscaled and processed the newest raw images from Perseverance’s Hazcam


Gorgeous! WooHoo!




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10 hours ago

Setting Sun in the mountains of Peru [photo Max Rive] [OS] [1080×1350]….

Whoa nice…


Agate fossil coral reveals small flowers


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5 hours ago

🔥 Agate fossil coral reveals small flowers



🔥 Northern Lights in realtime from r/NatureIsFuckingLit


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4 hours ago

🔥 Northern Lights in realtime

A spectacle!


Glasshead Barreleye.


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1 hour ago

The head of a bizarre fish called the Glasshead Barreleye. It has 4 eyes, two facing upwards and two facing downwards.


🔥 Shoebill stork stands still in the rain, staring at you judgmentally. from r/NatureIsFuckingLit

Posted 7 hours ago to r/NatureIsFuckingLit by u/crinnoire

🔥 Shoebill stork stands still in the rain, staring at you judgmentally.

LOL. Perfect.


A massive microburst dumping millions of gallons of water over southern Phoenix

Posted to r/NatureIsFuckingLit4 hours ago by u/hominoid_in_NGC4594

🔥 A massive microburst dumping millions of gallons of water over southern Phoenix. By: Bruce Haffner



Thrilling life forms!

hummingyogurt reblogged captain-lovelace

gallisthespirit asked:

what If squid convergently evolved with waterfowl?

hummingyogurt answered:

Ah, that’s a classic one


gosh, Stolper, I hope you dont mind me hijacking this post but I have great news. You probably already know this, cause you have some mad trivia up your sleeve, but far to few online do know that “flying” squid exist 😀

Todarodes pacificus live in the pacific and glide much like flying fish for around 30 metres through the air at an astonishing speed of over 11 metres per second. It is not yet clear if they glide to escape predators or just to travel with low energy consumption.

*ride of the valkyries plays*


Tangentially related: I went to a panel at a paleontology conference about bird beaks vs. squid beaks and the conclusion the researcher presenting came to was that “birds are just the squid of the sky” (direct quote)


How on Earth did this get so many notes?

Source: hummingyogurt

Ooh, I would just love to see these critters!


Sunset at the Watchman in Zion

New at r/EarthPorn

Posted by u/CampsG

10 hours ago

Sunset hit the Watchman perfectly last night in Zion [OC][1200×1024]…


🔥 A trail of termites (up) and a trail of ants (down), both protected by a row of their soldiers in a stand-off, without fighting. from r/NatureIsFuckingLit

Posted to r/NatureIsFuckingLit5 hours ago by u/mhmodgood

🔥 A trail of termites (up) and a trail of ants (down), both protected by a row of their soldiers in a stand-off, without fighting.



And at r/interestingasfuck

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3 hours ago

While doing the dishes, I saw a cluster of perfectly aligned bubbles. Was quite fascinated by it for a good minute.



Eyes Looking At Heaven

Graham Hancock

Mata-Ki-Te-Rangi, “Eyes Looking At Heaven” is one of the ancient names for Easter Island.


Check out this night photo of an Easter Island Moai by Santha Faiia (Santha Hancock).

Jaw-dropping stuff.


Long-billed Hermit

Owen Deutsch Photography
February 8 at 11:04 AM

The Long-billed Hermit is 15cm in length, making it a large hummingbird with its long bill and tail. The bill itself measures nearly 4cm long! I photographed this Long-billed Hermit at the Owlet Lodge at the Abra Patricia Reserve in Peru with Michael Parr of American Bird Conservancy and Tino Aucca of ECOAN – Asociacion Ecosistemas Andinos.

View more Long-billed Hermits and look at their long bills here:



Lupine flower magic

Posted 6 hours ago by u/joseramosphotography to r/EarthPorn.

Lupine flower magic during midnight summer in Iceland [OC] [1600×1134] IG: @joseramosphotography

It doesn’t get better than that…


Northern Crested Cara Cara

Posted to r/PicsOfUnusualBirds, 16 hours ago, by u/ProletarianParka.

Northern Crested Cara Cara

ProletarianParka, 16 hours ago

Image credit to Shadow Hunter from Flickr / Wikipedia.

Saw one of these picking at roadkill as I drove by, and got a look and said “what the heck is that thing.” I remembered enough details to ID it as the Northern Crested Cara Cara. Which strangely enough is a falcon.

From wikipedia:

The behaviors of caracaras are considered quite strange in relation to other falcons.[8] The bird is often seen walking on the ground in search of prey, using its long legs to maneuver its landscapes.[9] In addition to a preference of walking over flying, the birds also create close bonds with their mates. Caracaras are territorial creatures who are year-round landlords of trees and land that they occupy. Their aggressiveness is an extension of this which why they have been seen taking food from much larger creatures like vultures.[10][11] In flight, this bird is known for having very direct flight. It does not soar for leisure




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Polar bear plays with severed narwhal penis



Gothic Mountain, Colorado

Posted, 10 hours ago, to r/EarthPorn, by u/benstrauss.

When everything comes together perfectly – Gothic Mountain, Colorado. [OC] [1280×1600]



owl snow hunt

5 hours ago, this was posted to r/interestingasfuck by u/tomtomvissers

An owl finding something to eat in the snow

Awesome impressions, no?



r/NatureIsFuckingLit. It sure is.

Posted by u/RedRayRoosevelt, about 8 hours ago.

🔥 The Tuatara is believed to be able to live up to 100 years. They have a third eye and they aren’t technically lizards. Also they’ve been around since the Triassic…



Hundred year old flower bush and the woman who planted it.

18 hours ago, u/directSourdine12 posted this to r/nextfuckinglevel.

Hundred year old flower bush and the woman who planted it.

This makes me smile bigly.


Atlas Moth


Posted by u/TheShroud_X, like, 4 hours ago.

🔥 This Atlas Moth’s wings can be easily confused with Snake Heads

Kifrikotaran! Kikotsutien bava minivrik.


Are You Smarter Than a Plant?


Posted by u/boopbeepbi

8 hours ago

Are You Smarter Than a Plant?

Holy cow, this is astonishing!