To observe

After all, since it is fairly dead, we might as well enjoy picking over the corpse.
- Charles Jenckins.

endangereduglythings:

cool-critters:

Spiny turtle (Heosemys spinosa)

The spiny turtle is known from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Sadly this species is highly endangered! It inhabits lowland and hill rainforest, usually in the vicinity of small streams, mainly in hill areas up to 900 m above sea level. Mating behaviour appears to be triggered by rain; in captivity, spraying males with water results in them chasing females and attempting to mount. Nothing is known of nesting behaviour in the wild.

photo credits: zooborns, myviadventures

It’s like a tiny leafy shuriken!

Now … it’s my turn.

(Source: fairytailwitch, via animesmania)

jedavu:

Portraits of Birds Ruffling with Personality by Leila Jeffreys

ryanpanos:

The Great Exhibition | Via

Dickinson’s comprehensive pictures of the great exhibition of 1851 : from the originals painted for H.R.H. Prince Albert 

darker-than-ever:

"Buildings" by Jet van der Touw, copper etching jetlikesthings

darker-than-ever:

"Buildings" by Jet van der Touw, copper etching jetlikesthings

brittanyyerin:

My life in a pic on We Heart Ithttp://weheartit.com/entry/137487205/via/aanalves

jedavu:

Postcards for Ants: A 365-Day Miniature Painting Project by Lorraine Loots

jinmustaddon:

6 Second Animals by Andrew Fox

(Source: behance.net)

lawebloca:

Energetic Baby Fennec Fox Explores the San Diego Zoo Nursery ** video **

endangereduglythings:

libutron:

Spotted Shovel-nosed Frog - Hemisus guttatus 
This frog with globular body, small pointed head, pointed snout, and tiny eyes, is scientifically named Hemisus guttatus (Hemisotidae) and is known only from South Africa. Other common names are Spotted Snout-Burrower, Spotted Burrowing Frog, in reference to its burrowing habit since these frogs spend most of their lives underground.
It is dark purple or brown, with numerous yellow dots on the dorsum. The snout is hardened and flattened, with the mouth on the underside and is used for burrowing head-first, as the common name of Spotted Snout-Burrower suggests.
Because its distribution is severely fragmented, Hemisus guttatus is classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.
References: [1] - [2]
Photo credit: ©Tyrone Ping | Locality: Mtunzini, Kwa Zulu Natal. South Africa (2014)

I can’t help but think how much this looks like a frog trying to cosplay as a softshell turtle.

endangereduglythings:

libutron:

Spotted Shovel-nosed Frog - Hemisus guttatus 

This frog with globular body, small pointed head, pointed snout, and tiny eyes, is scientifically named Hemisus guttatus (Hemisotidae) and is known only from South Africa. Other common names are Spotted Snout-Burrower, Spotted Burrowing Frog, in reference to its burrowing habit since these frogs spend most of their lives underground.

It is dark purple or brown, with numerous yellow dots on the dorsum. The snout is hardened and flattened, with the mouth on the underside and is used for burrowing head-first, as the common name of Spotted Snout-Burrower suggests.

Because its distribution is severely fragmented, Hemisus guttatus is classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Tyrone Ping | Locality: Mtunzini, Kwa Zulu Natal. South Africa (2014)

I can’t help but think how much this looks like a frog trying to cosplay as a softshell turtle.

bareps-eu:

Si Scott. Gotham.