I guess it makes sense, but I don't think I like it as a consumer.
Photographer Steve Axford (previously) continues his quest to document some of the world’s most obscure fungi found in locations around Australia. Axford lives and works in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales in Australia where he often has to travel no further than his own back yard to make some of the discoveries you see here. The forms of fungi, slime molds, and lichens he prefers to document seem to have no limit in their diverse characteristics. Axford explained when we first featured his work last year that he suspects many of the tropical species he stumbles onto are often completely undocumented. You can follow more of Axford’s discoveries on Flickr and SmugMug.
Surprised it took this long to out this.
i did not want to get up for the early morning walk today, but was rewarded with my little guys.
as i was taking the first photo, a baby goose wandered up onto the trail and plopped itself down. the adult goose followed and we were pretty sure we’d have to detour. but the adult circled the baby, wandered down the hill, and the baby got up and did the same as we ambled by, inches away.
this explains to me why the adults don’t appear to be afraid of us humans. if they grow up in this park with us so close, they learn we’re just gawkers and not a threat.
well, not a threat except that i want to run up and squeeze them all.
The jellyfish tank is the first environment I always run to when visiting an aquarium. I’m drawn to the luminous quality of the underwater creatures’ bodies, as well as their inclusion in a scene that appears to need no sources of artificial light. Glass artist Rick Satava was also captivated by these creatures in the late 80s, and after a trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium he began to experiment with sculptures that mimicked the experience of a jellyfish’s elegant glide through the water.
Satava began selling these sculptures in 1990, and by 2002 he was crafting about 300 pieces of work a month. The bright jellyfishes he creates are suspended in the glass that surround them, yet each still appears as if their tentacles are rippling through the water. The glass blown approach works perfectly when translated to the round bell-like shape of the jellyfish’s body, as their natural appearance looks like brightly blown glass.
The California-based artist uses a technique in his sculptures called “glass-in-glass,” which consists of a glass sculpture being dipped into a second, molten glass layer. You can find Sativa’s sculptures within dozens of galleries nationally as well as a few locations internationally including Japan, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland. (via My Modern Met)
(photo via gavinwakeupcall)
This video contains violence.
A woman defending herself against a man sexually assaulting her at work did so in the most badass way.
A patron at a restaurant in Russia captured a waitress fighting back after one of her customers attempted to shove money into her blouse and then grab her butt
The waitress can be seen pushing him off, and when his advances continue, she slaps him away with a menu, sending him crashing to the ground
We don't typically condone violence, but infinite props to this woman and her menu-wielding defense strategy.
Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.“
#raven #bird #flight #willrogers #statepark #hike #losangeles #california #nature (at Will Rogers State Historic Park)
#willrogers #statepark #losangeles #california #cactus #flower #hike #nature #orange (at Will Rogers State Historic Park)