Golden pheasant. Such a gorgeous, pharaoh-like bird! Apple Tree Creek, Qld Australia.

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Shocking Photos That Reveal the Truth about North Korea

Voice of North Korea by Yeonmi Park
Dec 15, 2020

This one is a rather well done episode and is most enlightening, to say the least.

Yeonmi rocks… she is one of my favorite people.





Olive oropendola

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Oooooh these guys make the strangest and most bizarrely beautiful songs. It sounds like… Raindrops on a steel drum? Or a tape being rewound? It’s hard to describe. The Cornell eBird lab has great recordings in the link below.

They also make crazy nests that hang like straw teardrops in the tree. I remember seeing them when I travelled in South America and thinking they were man-made birdhouses. Thanks for posting the pics, I had forgotten how much I love these birds!


That sound is quite far out – sounds quite mechanical but then ends with a very tropical sounding flourish. Your link has also a good map, worth looking at that too.


The olive oropendola is sometimes split into two species, the western olive oropendola (P. yuracares) and the eastern Pará oropendola (P. bifasciatus), but the subspecies P. y. neivae is widely recognized as a hybrid swarm, and the vast majority of authorities consider them a single species.


Oh this is interesting, It’s the first time i’ve seen one like this. Oropendolas usually come to my backyard, but they are pretty different from the Olive Oropendolas. Did a quick research, and they seem to be from the Montezuma species. Btw, where are the Olive ones from?


From a map I saw, it appears to be the northern half of the Amazon basin. There are a number of oropendola species, all rather attractive in my opinion. I actually don’t think this species is the most colorful but I love the rich olive and brown plumage and that pink wattle and orangey end of its beak.


Newly Discovered World Is The Closest Directly Imaged Exoplanet Ever , COCONUTS !

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COCONUTS 2b that is , just 35 light years away a Star called COCONUTS 2 hosts a gas giant Planet called COCONUTS 2b , luckily for us the Planet orbits it’s parent Star at an impressive 6,471 times the distance between Earth and the Sun away from it’s parent allowing us to get a picture and making it the closest Exoplanet we’ve imaged so far, the great distance also means a year on / in COCONUTS 2b takes 1.1 million years !

COCONUTS 2b is the red dot top left.

Not only is COCONUTS-2b (named for the COol Companions ON Ultrawide orbiTS survey) the closest directly imaged exoplanet to Earth to date – at a distance of just 35 light-years – it’s a rarity among exoplanet discoveries: a relatively cool, massive gas giant, orbiting its star at a great distance.

“With a massive planet on a super-wide-separation orbit, and with a very cool central star, COCONUTS-2 represents a very different planetary system than our own Solar System,” said astronomer Zhoujian Zhang of the University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy.

What made it visible is that, although it’s cool for a gas giant exoplanet, it’s still pretty warm, with a temperature of around 434 Kelvin (161 degrees Celsius, or 322 degrees Fahrenheit), in spite of its distance from the warmth of the star.

COCONUTS-2b is still quite young, up to only around 800 million years; its warm temperature is residual heat from the exoplanet’s formation, trapped inside the massive exoplanet, six times the mass of Jupiter. This heat means that the exoplanet faintly glows in infrared wavelengths – enough to be discernible in direct images.

Its huge orbital distance will have other benefits for future research, too. It may be able to help us better understand how gas giants form, a process that we still don’t understand very well – and taking a closer look at it will help us better understand gas giant diversity.…

Exciting stuff… We’re getting there!

Cuban crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer)

The critically endangered Cuban crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer) is the most terrestrial of extant crocodiles, reaching speeds of up to 11 mph. Captive animals have displayed cooperative hunting behavior, and can be taught tricks, suggesting intelligence.

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Good looking croc… great colors, eh.


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Valencia Island, Co. Kerry, Ireland📌 Cute little fella, I’ve only recently gotten into photography and just really liked how clear these photos came out.


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The candy cane snail is a species of tree-living snail native to the Caribbean. The appearance of the shell is striking and has been compared to painted porcelain. Its shell coloration is produced by pigment glands in the mantle, called chromophores, and are active for the entire life of the snail.


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A lammergeier swallowing a bone, its primary diet. Its reddish coloration derives from the bird rubbing itself in ochre-stained soil which is rich in iron. This enhances the bird’s status within its group. Nearly killed to extinction, the lammergeier or bearded vulture is making a modest recovery.



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Feeling compelled to share this gem: One of the world’s most metal-looking and strangely put-together insects imo, this seed beetle (Ctenocolum sp.) from Honduras. Photographer: “Everything about it screams “weird”: the bunny ears, the baby legs, the enormous hind thighs, the boxed body shape…”



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My daughter was walking the dog, on her way back she saw this huge bird and took a pic. She said it was really tall, about 2 and half feet.


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A pike jumped out of the water likely chasing prey and was stuck on a branch and died. Soon after a bird made a nest in its mouth… life goes on…

This is Mother Nature.

This is how it is out there.

And, you know what?

It’s beautiful.


New Russian 5th Gen on the tarmac (images)

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So here is the new Sukhoi that will be displayed at MAKS-2021. ?

United Aircraft Corporation released a video saying that they will unveil a new military aircraft at MAKS 2021. Presumably, this is the single-engine 5th-generation fighter from Sukhoi that was mentioned in May.

Russian single seater 5th gen tipped to be Russia’s Answer to the F-35




Well, that’s a nifty looking paparang.

Let us hope that the ruling idiots don’t upset the Bear too much.


Pierre Bourne’s Instagram Hoes cover.


It would be nice if the people continued to do this after the photoshoot.


Atelopus varius, the Costa Rican variable harlequin toad or clown frog, is a small Neotropical true toad from the family Bufonidae (Crump 1986).


Trippy, eh?





These are from… Exclusive Videos From The Center Of The Fighting And Chaos In South Africa – Pt 1

P2, P3, P4

These aren’t quite what I thought I was going to see. Well, except the first one. A bit. Is it just me?

Hey, a new thread at ATS – South Africa Unrest – News Embargo by US MSM




Juno Flies Past the Moon Ganymede and Jupiter, With Music by Vangelis

Jul 14, 2021

On June 7, 2021, NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew closer to Jupiter’s ice-encrusted moon Ganymede than any spacecraft in more than two decades. Less than a day later, Juno made its 34th flyby of Jupiter. This animation provides a “starship captain” point of view of each flyby. For both worlds, JunoCam images were orthographically projected onto a digital sphere and used to create the flyby animation. Synthetic frames were added to provide views of approach and departure for both Ganymede and Jupiter.

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Animation: Koji Kuramura, Gerald Eichstädt, Mike Stetson
Music: Vangelis
Producer: Scott J. Bolton
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS

Looks a lot more liquid than what we see in more rocky worlds.


10 Secret Photos Smuggled Out Of North Korea

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5 Darkest Secrets From Inside North Korea

Jun 11, 2021

In September 2016, a 5.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the Punggye-ri area of North Korea. Intelligence satellites picked up evidence of a 10-kiloton underground nuclear test explosion, and experts believed North Korea could have been deliberately stressing seismic fault lines in the region. The suspicions only grew after a 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck South Korea only three days later…

Mount Paektu, a sacred volcano in North Korea, is responsible for one of the largest eruptions in modern history. Roughly a millennium afterward, world officials are still worried that North Korea’s nuclear testing in underground facilities might set it off with catastrophic consequences.

The explosion that happened on par with the 5.3-magnitude earthquake took place merely 75 miles from the volcano. Over 1.6 million people live within those 62 miles.

The 5.4-magnitude earthquake in South Korea three days later was the strongest one the nation had suffered since the 1970s. Even though experts claim North Korea could have been stressing seismic fault lines, it is unclear whether the detonation and the seismic activities in both nations were related.

Mount Paektu has been exposed to at least 10 earthquakes between 2016 and 2018. As the Chinese share the volcano with North Korea, they have worried for years that Kim Jong Un’s actions might cause an eruption.

It would probably take more than 50 kilotons to induce a volcanic eruption, five times the magnitude of the 2016 explosion. But each nuclear test has been constantly escalating, adding to the tensions between the socialist state and the United States.

In an unprecedented move, North Korea later invited Western scientists to study volcano activity after suspicious bulges were noticed, but the threat still remains…

You Won’t Believe What Kim Jong Un Did To His Ex

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May 21, 2021

From Kim Jong-Un’s personal toilet to North Korean basketball rules, here are 10 weird things that only happen in this country!

A dimension of time. A dimension of space. NK IS the Twilight Zone.


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Enhanced pic from the previous post.

The previous post…

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He who shall not be named?

I dunno… the ‘original’ (modified with the circle and ?) looks iffy. Maybe. Maybe not.

Not much support in the comments at r/dogman, as it is, after all, not the original.

But the enhancement is interesting.