Billions of years of R&D
Billions of years of R&D
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fuckeverythingbecomeapirate:

Amur River  by George.
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fyeah-seacreatures:

The bottom-dwelling, jelly-bodied nudibranch might seem  an unlikely canvas for Mother Nature to express her wildest indulgences  of color and form. But these shell-less mollusks, part of the sea slug  family, bear some of the most fascinating shapes, sumptuous hues, and  intricate patterns of any animal on Earth.
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astronomy-to-zoology:

Mole Cowry (Talparia talpa)
Also known as the chocolate banded cowry, the mole cowry is a species of cowry that is distributed throughout the Red Sea and in the Indian Ocean and in the western Pacific. Mole cowries inhabit coral reefs and shallow lagoons in inter/subtidal  waters. They are active at night and start feeding at dusk. Like most cowries the shell of T.talpa is completely engulfed by its mantle and is covered with long papillae. If threatened the cowry can quickly retract its mantle back into the shell.
Phylogeny
Animalia-Mollusca-Gastropoda-Littorinimorpha-Cypraeoidea-Cypraeidae-Lurrinae-Talparia-T.talpa
Images: Juuyoh TANAKA and Rokus Groeneveld
astronomy-to-zoology:

Mole Cowry (Talparia talpa)
Also known as the chocolate banded cowry, the mole cowry is a species of cowry that is distributed throughout the Red Sea and in the Indian Ocean and in the western Pacific. Mole cowries inhabit coral reefs and shallow lagoons in inter/subtidal  waters. They are active at night and start feeding at dusk. Like most cowries the shell of T.talpa is completely engulfed by its mantle and is covered with long papillae. If threatened the cowry can quickly retract its mantle back into the shell.
Phylogeny
Animalia-Mollusca-Gastropoda-Littorinimorpha-Cypraeoidea-Cypraeidae-Lurrinae-Talparia-T.talpa
Images: Juuyoh TANAKA and Rokus Groeneveld
Science says
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illuminatizeitgeist:

“The soul of the newly born baby is marked for life by the pattern of the stars at the moment it comes into the world, unconsciously remembers it, and remains sensitive to the return of configurations of a similar kind.”
― Johannes Kepler, Harmonies Of The World 
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As seen in the solar system, Venus orbits the Sun 8 times in the same period that Earth orbits the sun 13 times! Drawing a line between Earth & Venus every week results in a spectacular FIVE side symmetry!!
Lets bring up those Fibonacci numbers again: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34..
So if we imagine planets with Fibonacci orbits, do they create Fibonacci symmetries?!
You bet!! Depicted here is a:
2 sided symmetry (5 orbits x 3 orbits)
3 sided symmetry (8 orbits x 5 orbits)
5 sided symmetry (13 orbits x 8 orbits) - like Earth & Venus
8 sided symmetry (21 orbits x 13 orbits)
illuminatizeitgeist:

“The soul of the newly born baby is marked for life by the pattern of the stars at the moment it comes into the world, unconsciously remembers it, and remains sensitive to the return of configurations of a similar kind.”
― Johannes Kepler, Harmonies Of The World 
——————————————————————————————
As seen in the solar system, Venus orbits the Sun 8 times in the same period that Earth orbits the sun 13 times! Drawing a line between Earth & Venus every week results in a spectacular FIVE side symmetry!!
Lets bring up those Fibonacci numbers again: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34..
So if we imagine planets with Fibonacci orbits, do they create Fibonacci symmetries?!
You bet!! Depicted here is a:
2 sided symmetry (5 orbits x 3 orbits)
3 sided symmetry (8 orbits x 5 orbits)
5 sided symmetry (13 orbits x 8 orbits) - like Earth & Venus
8 sided symmetry (21 orbits x 13 orbits)
illuminatizeitgeist:

“The soul of the newly born baby is marked for life by the pattern of the stars at the moment it comes into the world, unconsciously remembers it, and remains sensitive to the return of configurations of a similar kind.”
― Johannes Kepler, Harmonies Of The World 
——————————————————————————————
As seen in the solar system, Venus orbits the Sun 8 times in the same period that Earth orbits the sun 13 times! Drawing a line between Earth & Venus every week results in a spectacular FIVE side symmetry!!
Lets bring up those Fibonacci numbers again: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34..
So if we imagine planets with Fibonacci orbits, do they create Fibonacci symmetries?!
You bet!! Depicted here is a:
2 sided symmetry (5 orbits x 3 orbits)
3 sided symmetry (8 orbits x 5 orbits)
5 sided symmetry (13 orbits x 8 orbits) - like Earth & Venus
8 sided symmetry (21 orbits x 13 orbits)
illuminatizeitgeist:

“The soul of the newly born baby is marked for life by the pattern of the stars at the moment it comes into the world, unconsciously remembers it, and remains sensitive to the return of configurations of a similar kind.”
― Johannes Kepler, Harmonies Of The World 
——————————————————————————————
As seen in the solar system, Venus orbits the Sun 8 times in the same period that Earth orbits the sun 13 times! Drawing a line between Earth & Venus every week results in a spectacular FIVE side symmetry!!
Lets bring up those Fibonacci numbers again: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34..
So if we imagine planets with Fibonacci orbits, do they create Fibonacci symmetries?!
You bet!! Depicted here is a:
2 sided symmetry (5 orbits x 3 orbits)
3 sided symmetry (8 orbits x 5 orbits)
5 sided symmetry (13 orbits x 8 orbits) - like Earth & Venus
8 sided symmetry (21 orbits x 13 orbits)
illuminatizeitgeist:

“The soul of the newly born baby is marked for life by the pattern of the stars at the moment it comes into the world, unconsciously remembers it, and remains sensitive to the return of configurations of a similar kind.”
― Johannes Kepler, Harmonies Of The World 
——————————————————————————————
As seen in the solar system, Venus orbits the Sun 8 times in the same period that Earth orbits the sun 13 times! Drawing a line between Earth & Venus every week results in a spectacular FIVE side symmetry!!
Lets bring up those Fibonacci numbers again: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34..
So if we imagine planets with Fibonacci orbits, do they create Fibonacci symmetries?!
You bet!! Depicted here is a:
2 sided symmetry (5 orbits x 3 orbits)
3 sided symmetry (8 orbits x 5 orbits)
5 sided symmetry (13 orbits x 8 orbits) - like Earth & Venus
8 sided symmetry (21 orbits x 13 orbits)
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distant-traveller:

Taking flight

A sequence of panoramic photos of bursting aurora borealis are vertically paneled to present a unique art form that is created by nature. From the photographer: “It was a stunning and quick evening. It would have been very easy to miss this show if my timing getting out was off by just 15 minutes or so. Saw some aurora showing some pink on my LiveAurora iPhone app, so I decided I better get out and take a look. Luckily here is a shooting spot about 5 minutes from my cabin that I could get to quickly, and when I got there I saw an somewhat ‘faint’ band coming up from the western horizon and thinly spreading overhead. I took a color grab shot out to the horizon (just a quickie hand held shot to check color) and saw that faint band was really pink/red. I immediately set up and started shooting out towards the horizon and noticed that is was starting to build and move overhead. Took the camera off the tripod (quick release) and took another color grab shot overhead, and saw that was red as well. I immediately pointed the camera straight up on the tripod and started shooting. And the aurora started putting on an overhead show!! So just kept shooting, and shooting, and shooting. Kept thinking it surely had to start winding down, or that the aurora band would move to another part of the sky, but the band did NOT move and the show did not stop, it just stayed in place and kept changing and changing. So I kept shooting the same aurora for 25 minutes, taking a photo every 3 seconds, before it finally quieted down and began to fade away. I have never seen an active aurora stay in one place for so long, ever! And that single arc was the ONLY aurora in the sky! Took 500 shots without ever moving the camera once! I could not believe what I had just seen and filmed! A priceless evening for sure, just outside of Fairbanks, Alaska.

Image credit & copyright: LeRoy Zimmerman
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gaazhag:

Annual Public Bembe in the Santo Amaro Market
On the 13th of May 1888 slavery was abolished in Brazil, by the signature of Princesa Isabel of Portugal. And it was on the 13th of May in 1889 (some say it was several days earlier) that Candomblé priest João Obá stood by the Subae river just off of Santo Amaro’s market square and began to play a rhythm which when played in a house of Candomblé is meant to call down an Orisha.
One by one others arrived, and began dancing the dances of Candomblé in what was the first instance of these religious manifestations being conducted outside a place meant for that purpose. And so a century later the tradition continues in Santo Amaro’s market square proper, on the Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday incorporating May 13th (although Friday, being the day of Oxalá and a day in which Candomblé is never conducted, sees a respite; the other activities which are ancillary to the Bembé, the samba-de-roda, capoeira and maculelê, continue).  Link
gaazhag:

Annual Public Bembe in the Santo Amaro Market
On the 13th of May 1888 slavery was abolished in Brazil, by the signature of Princesa Isabel of Portugal. And it was on the 13th of May in 1889 (some say it was several days earlier) that Candomblé priest João Obá stood by the Subae river just off of Santo Amaro’s market square and began to play a rhythm which when played in a house of Candomblé is meant to call down an Orisha.
One by one others arrived, and began dancing the dances of Candomblé in what was the first instance of these religious manifestations being conducted outside a place meant for that purpose. And so a century later the tradition continues in Santo Amaro’s market square proper, on the Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday incorporating May 13th (although Friday, being the day of Oxalá and a day in which Candomblé is never conducted, sees a respite; the other activities which are ancillary to the Bembé, the samba-de-roda, capoeira and maculelê, continue).  Link
gaazhag:

Annual Public Bembe in the Santo Amaro Market
On the 13th of May 1888 slavery was abolished in Brazil, by the signature of Princesa Isabel of Portugal. And it was on the 13th of May in 1889 (some say it was several days earlier) that Candomblé priest João Obá stood by the Subae river just off of Santo Amaro’s market square and began to play a rhythm which when played in a house of Candomblé is meant to call down an Orisha.
One by one others arrived, and began dancing the dances of Candomblé in what was the first instance of these religious manifestations being conducted outside a place meant for that purpose. And so a century later the tradition continues in Santo Amaro’s market square proper, on the Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday incorporating May 13th (although Friday, being the day of Oxalá and a day in which Candomblé is never conducted, sees a respite; the other activities which are ancillary to the Bembé, the samba-de-roda, capoeira and maculelê, continue).  Link
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10bullets:

Magwa Falls by hougaard
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goldenzot:

thezenisinu:

kingsxoqueens:

The opposite of albinism called melanism, a recessive trait where the skin and fur are all black.

VERY VERY VERY VERY RARE

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