Posts Tagged: creature

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h4ilstorm:

California Sealion (Zalophus californianus) playing football with a Guineaufowl Pufferfish (Arothron meleagris), Los Islottes, Se of Cortes, Mexico

(photo by Tim Melling)

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ianbrooks:

3D Painted Sculptures by Keng Lye

Hey cool photo bro, right? NOPE, that’s a painting, only leveled up. Inspired by the prestigious Riusuke Fukahori, Keng Lye utilizes Riusuke’s technique to create 3D still life with stratified resin, building his aquatic pets layer by layer with each new coat containing a small painted piece of the illusion. The end result is a multi-dimensional photorealistic painting existing on myriad planes yet always beyond touch.

Artist: DeviantArt / Flickr

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owls-love-tea:

Bioluminescent Phytoplankton in the Maldives

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Deep Sea Creatures

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faunslabyrinth:

infuckingdeed:

octopus babies you guys
OCTOPUS BABIES
LOOK AT THEIR TEENSY LITTLE TENTACLES

THEY LOOK LIKE THEY SOUND LIKE
BLEWP BLEWP BLEWP BLEWP

faunslabyrinth:

infuckingdeed:

octopus babies you guys

OCTOPUS BABIES

LOOK AT THEIR TEENSY LITTLE TENTACLES

THEY LOOK LIKE THEY SOUND LIKE

BLEWP BLEWP BLEWP BLEWP

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earth-song:

Frogfish: The Ocean’s Disguise Artists

Biomimicry is one of evolution’s most mind-blowing avenues of adaptation. It’s one thing to adapt thanks to maxing out the biological limits of speed, or selecting for the ever-longer, better-feeding necks of giraffes or the ability to use a new, untapped food source at the bottom of the ocean. But to become another life form? It shows us that natural selection is not only a powerful force, but also a delicate one, fine-tuning things like colors and patterns like only the finest human artists can.

Above are three examples of frogfish biomimicry, a family of fish that separately mimics algae, sponges and even sea urchins. They evolved these costumes as a way to avoid predators and become better predators themselves. Check out an in-depth post about frogfish biomimicry at Why Evolution is True (wait until you see them eat!), and if you want more here’s a whole website (Comic Sans warning!) dedicated to frogfish camo.

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astronomy-to-zoology:

Sandfish (Scincus scincus)

… is not a species of fish but a skink, native to northern Africa and parts of Asia. they get their name sand fish due to the fact that they are fairly good at burrowing through sand, and look like their swimming when they do so. They are not that big only getting up to 8 inches long at adulthood. the animals have a wedge shaped head and short and stubby limbs to better allow them to “swim” in which they due so by undulating through the sand with their limbs tucked in, in a similar style to a nematode. Their diet consists of mostly insects which they detect with the vibrations they make. also they are fairly common house pets.

Phylogeny

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yamino:

Sometimes kitten gifs get old and you need some cute gifs of a blowfish vomiting water

i am this fish

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