1. endcomic:

    coleoptera-kinbote:

    princesswhatevr:

    indigo4733:

    littlelimpstiff14u2:

    The Mystical World Of Mushrooms Captured In Photos

    Most people consider mushrooms to be the small, ugly cousins of the plant kingdom, but theirs is  surprisingly beautiful and wonderful world waiting to be explored. These beautiful mushrooms, captured by enthusiastic nature photographers, are a far cry from the ones you find in the woods or your local grocery store.

    Most mushrooms, as we know them, are actually just the reproductive structure of the fungus they belong to – their fungal networks expand far further underground, and some fungi don’t even sprout the sort of mushrooms that we’re used to seeing. In fact, depending on your definition of “organism,” the largest living organism in the world is a fungus – there’s a honey mushroom colony in Oregon that occupies about 2,000 acres of land! ( Bored Panda )

    🍄💕

    Nature is amazing.

    but will it recharge my batteries

    Yes Snake, if you eat it, it will recharge your batteries. 

     
  2. cool-critters:

    Blunthead Tree Snake (Imantodes cenchoa)

    The blunthead tree snake grows to an average length of 800mm. Their pupils are very distinct from other snakes. They have vertical slits for pupils which allow for the snake to look down. This evolutionary trait is what give the blunthead tree snake such an advantage over other snakes. Their eyes make up approximately 26% of its head. Blunthead tree snakes are arboreal, meaning living in or often found in trees. They are most often found in low vegetation such as coffee trees or bromeliads. These snakes prefer much cooler and moist areas such as wet forests and rainforests. Blunthead tree snakes are found primarily in Central America. The blunthead tree snakes are nocturnal. They feed mostly on small lizards, frogs, and other reptile eggs. Because the female blunthead tree snakes tend to have larger heads, they are capable of preying on larger reptiles and amphibians.photo credits: wiki, Kristiina Ovaska, stock-clip

     
  3. beastlies:

    I loved the Grant Museum of Zoology. A whole bunch.

    (I’d never heard of sea mice before.)

     
  4. odditiesoflife:

    Puzzlewood Magical Forest — The Real Middle Earth

    Puzzlewood is a unique and enchanting place, located in the beautiful and historic Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, England. There is more than a mile of meandering pathways through Puzzlewood and over 14 acres of ancient woodland. It has an atmosphere quite unlike any other wood. The magical forest is one of the most stunning in the world and it’s easy to see why it’s been used as a filming location for Merlin and Dr. Who. It is no wonder that JRR Tolkien is reputed to have taken his inspiration for the fabled forests of Middle Earth from Puzzlewood. 

    In Puzzlewood you will find strange rock formations, secret caves and ancient trees. The geological features here are known locally as scowles. The scowles originated through the erosion of natural underground cave systems formed in limestone many millions of years ago. Uplift and erosion caused the cave system to become exposed at the surface. This was then exploited by Iron Age settlers through to Roman times for the extraction of iron ore.

    Evidence of Roman occupation of the area is supported by the discovery of a hoard of over 3,000 Roman coins from the 3rd Century which were found in the scowles of Puzzlewood. Once the Romans left, nature reclaimed the old workings with moss and trees, to create the unique landscape. The historical use soon became forgotten, and the folklore of “Puzzlewood” began.

    In the early 1800s, a local landowner laid down a mile of pathways which meandered through the trees and gulleys to open up this ancient forest originally for the amusement of his friends and children. In the early 1900s, Puzzlewood opened to the public. Since then it is has remained essentially unchanged with the same stunning pathways and bridges as in earlier times, but with the addition of a variety of animals and visitor facilities.

    source 1, 2

     
  5. wood-is-good:

    Reflection of cypress trees in the Frio River, Texas, USA

     
  6. (Source: star--bit, via peikkoneito)

     
  7. treeporn:

    Tumuch Lake, Canada by Shane Kalyn

    Source: National Geographic Photo of the Day

     
  8. lalulutres:

    by Saeed al alawi on Fivehundredpx

    (via canisalbus)

     
  9. old-hopes-and-boots:

    Old Highway 6, Nevada, by Rob Hann

    (via justmedonnac)

     
  10. cool-critters:

    Cyclochila australasiae

    Cyclochila australasiae, commonly known as the green grocer, is a species of cicada and one of Australia’s most familiar insects. It is distributed through coastal regions of southeastern Australia. It is one of the loudest insects in the world. It measures about 4 cm.

    photo credits: Trudyro at en.wikipedia, cicadamania

     
  11. ianference:

    This is an example of the cast-iron staircases found throughout the brick wards in the Kirkbride Building at Buffalo State Hospital.  The holes in the stairs allowed staff to navigate the building without having to carry a lantern or candle in the early days of the asylum’s history.

    Unlimited print available on SmugMug. Limited edition: contact me.

    (via abandonedography)

     
  12. sosuperawesome:

    Stained Glass and Mirrors by BespokeGlass

     
  13. (Source: guessingjess, via vaacuum)

     
  14. ladeeeeda:

    ghoulnextdoor:

     "MELUSINA" by Jay Briggs » Beautiful Savage

    “MELUSINA” by Jay Briggs

    Production Crew:

    Photography: Fabio Esposito

    Make up: Zana Moses

    Hair: Gaby Winwood

    Model: Skye Victoria

    Apparel and Styling: Jay Briggs

    HOLY SHIT.

    (via ktshy)

     
  15. sarawaktravel:

    They say, a #rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

    We say, a #fungi by any other form is still NOT a rose.

    Hmmm… we wonder how a fungi smells like.

    Photo: Nazri Mudin doing his usual at the Lambir Hills National Park, #Miri.

    #Mycology #NationalPark #naturephotography #visitsarawak #vmy2014

    (via realmonstrosities)