History fan, bit of an obsession with Celts, Mongols, Vikings and dinosaurs. I love video games and RPG. Also love metal, especially Folk. Hmm, that's about it, I guess.

 

rhamphotheca:

Yellowstone National Park - WY, USA
Yellowstone hosts 33 known pairs of Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus). This adult peregrine keeps watch over its young who recently left their nest ledge near Tower. Adult peregrines continue to provide prey for their fledglings, but it won’t be long before the young falcons become masters of the air. 
Photo courtesy of Dale Cordner

rhamphotheca:

Yellowstone National Park - WY, USA

Yellowstone hosts 33 known pairs of Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus). This adult peregrine keeps watch over its young who recently left their nest ledge near Tower. Adult peregrines continue to provide prey for their fledglings, but it won’t be long before the young falcons become masters of the air.

Photo courtesy of Dale Cordner

dailybirdbeast:

Today’s birdbeast is a little pastiche of Chris Ryniak, an immensely talented artist and sculptor and fellow lover of monsters! I love creepy cute things and the texture of his work is absolutely delicious—I wouldn’t say I came close to emulating him, exactly, but it was fun to try to capture some of his softness.Check out his work here!

dailybirdbeast:

Today’s birdbeast is a little pastiche of Chris Ryniak, an immensely talented artist and sculptor and fellow lover of monsters! I love creepy cute things and the texture of his work is absolutely delicious—I wouldn’t say I came close to emulating him, exactly, but it was fun to try to capture some of his softness.

Check out his work here!

prmartyls:

By far the stupidest criticism of the new Thor is ‘no where in Norse mythology is Thor a woman, stop messing with mythology.’

Right, because Norse mythology is just fucking filled with stories about Thor hanging out with Iron Man and Captain America at the Avengers Tower.

tenebrum:

Born on July 24th 1802: Alexandre Dumas père, the great French master of historical adventure novels and classics such as Le Comte de Monte Cristo, Les Trois Mousquetaires and La Reine Margot. But Dumas was also a prolific writer of the Gothic with novels like Le Château d’Eppstein, tales like the vampire story La Dame Pâle and drama like Le Vampire. Illustration by Maurice Leloir.

tenebrum:

Born on July 24th 1802: Alexandre Dumas père, the great French master of historical adventure novels and classics such as Le Comte de Monte Cristo, Les Trois Mousquetaires and La Reine Margot. But Dumas was also a prolific writer of the Gothic with novels like Le Château d’Eppstein, tales like the vampire story La Dame Pâle and drama like Le Vampire.
Illustration by Maurice Leloir.


Photo and caption by Graham McGeorge
The swamp was covered with vegetation and this made it almost impossible to get a pinpointed view of the giant reptiles making all of the noise. Then he rose, the mighty king himself, making his grand entrance top side as he broke his cover rising through the dense vegetation of the swamp. This show of dominance and territorial defiance continued for a half hour before he sank back to the depth and was not to be seen again.
Location: Paynes Prairie, Micanopy, Florida

Photo and caption by Graham McGeorge

The swamp was covered with vegetation and this made it almost impossible to get a pinpointed view of the giant reptiles making all of the noise. Then he rose, the mighty king himself, making his grand entrance top side as he broke his cover rising through the dense vegetation of the swamp. This show of dominance and territorial defiance continued for a half hour before he sank back to the depth and was not to be seen again.

Location: Paynes Prairie, Micanopy, Florida

cool-critters:

Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex)

The shoebill is a very large stork-like bird. It derives its name from its massive shoe-shaped bill. Although it has a somewhat stork-like overall form and has previously been classified in the order Ciconiiformes, its true affiliations with other living birds is ambiguous. Some authorities now reclassify it with the Pelecaniformes. The adult is mainly grey while the juveniles are browner. It lives in tropical east Africa in large swamps from Sudan to Zambia. The shoebill is a tall bird, with a typical height range of 110 to 140 cm (43 to 55 in) and some specimens reaching as much as 152 cm (60 in). The shoebill is noted for its slow movements and tendency to remain still for long periods, resulting in repeated descriptions of the species as “statue-like”. They are quite sensitive to human disturbance and may abandon their nests if flushed by humans. BirdLife International has classified it as Vulnerable with the main threats being habitat destruction, disturbance and hunting.