1. magicalnaturetour:

    A wild caracal lynx stares down the lens of Dale Morris’s hidden camera near his home in Western Cape, South Africa

    Picture: DALE MORRIS/BARCROFT

     
  2. imickeyd:

    Kelvin Huy - Bọ Ngựa

    (via blessedbysight)

     
  3. kitomishinsuke:

    ライオンの木 TREE OF LION

    (via darksilenceinsuburbia)

     

  4. igoyugo:

    Saban Bajramovic - Kada zvone zvona
    Stand Up, People (Gypsy Pop Songs From Tito’s Yugoslavia 1964-1980)

    (Source: soundcloud.com)

     
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  6. arpeggia:

    Masahisa Fukase - The Solitude of Ravens, 1970s-1980s

    Click on each image for more details.

    "Masahisa Fukase was born in Hokkaido, Japan in 1934. In 1952 he enrolled in the Photography Department of Nihon University in Tokyo. After graduation in 1956 he was hired at Dai-Ichi Advertising Company, where he began working as a commercial photographer while he pursued his artistic career. Two solo exhibitions followed in quick succession. 1974 marked several important events in Fukase’s life. He established a photography school called The Workshop with his colleagues Shomei Tomatsu, Eiko Hosoe, Noriaki Yokosuka, Daido Moriyama and Nobuyoshi Araki. The same year, his work was included in the exhibition New Japanese Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, curated by John Szarkowski and Shoji Yamagishi. Despite these professional accomplishments, his unstable marriage of the past ten years had begun to dissolve; he returned to his birthplace of Hokkaido seeking solace. At this time, Fukase began to photograph the black birds that would become emblematic of his finest work. Sadly, on June 20, 1992 a severe accident prematurely ended Fukase’s artistic career. Although he was among a generation of young Japanese artists struggling with the constraints of their society, Fukase strayed from the cultural concerns and nihilistic expressionism of his colleagues, focusing instead on a deeply personal meditation on human existence. The somber beauty of his raven photographs reflect his lonely, troubled life and reveal his appreciation of the defiant isolation of these creatures.” [Robert Mann Gallery]

    Image source: Robert Mann Gallery, Photo Tractatus

     
  7. arpeggia:

    Brad Moore - Trini Circle, Westminster, California, 2006

     
  8. Folies-Bergère / Les Dante. ca. 1890

    Description

     The Folies-Bergère has hosted numerous acts for which there remains little or no surviving information. This is one such duo — twin Mephistopheles tossing and breathing fire for a turn-of-the-century audience. Provenance: The archives of the Folies-Bergère.

    http://www.postersplease.com/gallery/contemporary-posters/item/82262-

     
  9. paysagemauvais:

    Saint Michael, detail - Carlo Crivelli (about 1430/5-about 1494) 
    about 1476
    tempera and gold on panel
    91 x 26 cm
    The National Gallery, London

    (via 2headedsnake)

     
  10. James Barnor is a Ghanian photographer. His street style photos of Ghanians in Ghana and London in the 1960′s represented change, transition and modernization.

    (Source: l0-fi, via mudwerks)

     
  11. (Source: catchandpatch, via timtimtim)

     
  12. egosumdaniel-od:

    Microraptor

    Pigments decay over time — but if a fossil preserves the microscopic physical structures that generate iridescent color, its hues can be inferred after millions of years. Such was the case with Microraptor, which appears to have possessed dark, iridescent plumage. “I went with dark blue, like a grackle,” said Martyniuk.

    Microraptor’s feathers also appear to have been adapted to flight, though its skeleton was not. “Feathers seem to be more malleable in terms of evolutionary selection,” he said. “It’s a creature that was just starting to adapt to living in trees or flying. The skeleton has yet to catch up with the feathers.”

    From Matthew P. Martyniuk’s "A Field Guide to Mesozoic Birds and Other Winged Dinosaurs" - coming up on its second edition.

    (Source: Wired, via scientificillustration)

     
  13. (Source: silent-musings)

     
  14. medieval:

    Three cats: sleeping, reaching into a bird cage, and lifting a mouse off a nest of eggs.

    13th. c. MS. Bodl. 764 

     
  15. mares-nest-x:

    drawing in a notebook 16x24 cm

    (via mysteriousphotographs)