rhamphotheca:

Strawberry Hermit Crab Beach Frenzy! Howland Island National Wildlife Refuge, in the South Pacific, is home to large numbers of the strawberry hermit crab (Coenobita perlatus). This large biomass of land crabs plays a dominant role in terrestrial food webs on the island where they consume a wide variety of organic matter. The Refuge is a part of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. Learn more about how the monument and refuge protect fish and wildlife: Howland Island NWRPhoto credit: C. Eggleston

rhamphotheca:

Strawberry Hermit Crab Beach Frenzy!

Howland Island National Wildlife Refuge, in the South Pacific, is home to large numbers of the strawberry hermit crab (Coenobita perlatus). This large biomass of land crabs plays a dominant role in terrestrial food webs on the island where they consume a wide variety of organic matter.

The Refuge is a part of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. Learn more about how the monument and refuge protect fish and wildlife: Howland Island NWR

Photo credit: C. Eggleston

pinkhairandbubblegum:

Suspended Floral Installations by Rebecca Louise Law

Rebecca Louise Law is a London-based installation artist known for her transformation of spaces using hundreds or thousands of suspended flowers. Trained in fine art at Newcastle University in England, Law has been working with natural materials for 17 years, a practice that involves a constant exploration of relationships between nature and humans. Over the past few years she has worked in numerous public spaces, museums, and galleries, and has been commissioned by brands like Hermes, Cartier and Gucci.

You can see more of her work over on Yellowtrace, and in her artwork and projects galleries. (via Yellowtrace)

fairy-wren:

Aaíra-Amarela aka Burnished Buff Tanager (Tangara cayana), Brazil
(by jarbas mattos)

fairy-wren:

Aaíra-Amarela aka Burnished Buff Tanager (Tangara cayana), Brazil

(by jarbas mattos)

sexhaver:

"i can’t fucking read"

myidealhome:

gorgeous & stylish room for a kid (via butiksofie.blogspot.de)

myidealhome:

paleoillustration:

Mural by William Stout for the San Diego Zoo.

Note that only the first picture is finished, the rest are some of the WIPs Mr. Stout posted in his journal (see the link above), where he wrote 30 entries about the making of this mural. The final artwork has this level of detail. Again, check the first link for more pictures and information.

connie-awanderingsoul:

While sorting my library in Lightroom I found a series of photos I took and thought it would be fun to gif them. I have a really hard time staying on task.  hehe

connie-awanderingsoul:

While sorting my library in Lightroom I found a series of photos I took and thought it would be fun to gif them. I have a really hard time staying on task.  hehe

danniscully:

Foggy day at the shore. #oceancity #jersey #roadtrip #vscocam (at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier)

danniscully:

Foggy day at the shore. #oceancity #jersey #roadtrip #vscocam (at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier)

zoologyillustration:

Currently printing a variety pack of greeting cards for the Pacific Grove Artwalk which is tonight! See you there?

zoologyillustration:

Currently printing a variety pack of greeting cards for the Pacific Grove Artwalk which is tonight! See you there?

mokacahuete:

Birds
The Blue Nuthatch (Sitta azurea) is found in Indonesia and Malaysia. Photo: Eddy Lee. 
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mokacahuete:


The Blue Nuthatch (Sitta azurea) is found in Indonesia and Malaysia. Photo: Eddy Lee.

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cross-connect:

Artist Loren Stump specializes in a form of glasswork called murrine, where rods of glass are melted together and then sliced to reveal elaborate patterns and forms. While the murrina process appeared in the Mideast some 4,000 years ago, Stump has perfected his own technique over the past 35 years to the point where he can now layer entire portraits and paintings in glass before slicing them to see the final results.

Posted to Cross Connect by Sunil