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njwight:

Brittle star (ophiuroids)

njwight:

Brittle star (ophiuroids)

my-wanton-self:

This creepy organism is a Sea Pen, a soft coral that expels all the water from itself and disappears into the sand as a defensive mechanism when touched.

my-wanton-self:

This creepy organism is a Sea Pen, a soft coral that expels all the water from itself and disappears into the sand as a defensive mechanism when touched.

(via pricklylegs)

Panther-spotted Grasshopper (Poecilotettix pantherinus)
neezieneezie:

primary colors by Mundo Poco on Flickr.
Via Flickr: Painted Grasshopper (Dactylotum bicolor) They don’t get much more colorful than this :)

neezieneezie:

primary colors by Mundo Poco on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Painted Grasshopper (Dactylotum bicolor)
They don’t get much more colorful than this :)

libutron:

Spur-throated Grasshopper - Melanoplus aridus
This is an adult male, freshly molted, Spur-throated Grasshopper, Melanoplus aridus (Orthoptera - Acrididae), a grasshopper species endemic to the United States, ranging from from Texas to Kansas and westward into California.
Reference: [1]
Photo credit: ©Dave Beaudette | Locality: Sentinel Peak Park, Pima County, Arizona, US (2014)

libutron:

Spur-throated Grasshopper - Melanoplus aridus

This is an adult male, freshly molted, Spur-throated Grasshopper, Melanoplus aridus (Orthoptera - Acrididae), a grasshopper species endemic to the United States, ranging from from Texas to Kansas and westward into California.

Reference: [1]

Photo credit: ©Dave Beaudette | Locality: Sentinel Peak Park, Pima County, Arizona, US (2014)

(via eisensteinonthebeach)

fleurdulys:

The Jewel - Joaquin Mir Trinxet
1910

fleurdulys:

The Jewel - Joaquin Mir Trinxet

1910

(via impressionsonmymind)

jesuisperdu:

fairfield porter

(via secxets)

elpasha71:

Villa of the Mysteries

Roman villa in Italy

The Villa of the Mysteries or Villa dei Misteri is a well preserved ruin of a Roman Villa which lies some 400 metres northwest of Pompeii, southern Italy.

Although covered with metres of ash and other volcanic material, the villa sustained only minor damage in the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, and the majority of its walls, ceilings, and most particularly its frescoes survived largely undamaged.

The Villa is named for the paintings in one room of the residence. This space may have been a triclinium, and is decorated with very fine frescoes. Although the actual subject of the frescoes is hotly debated, the most common interpretation of the images is scenes of the initiation of a woman into a special cult of Dionysus, a mystery cult that required specific rites and rituals to become a member. Of all other interpretations, the most notable is that of Paul Veyne, who believes that it depicts a young woman undergoing the rites of marriage.

The Villa had both very fine rooms for dining and entertaining and more functional spaces. A wine-press was discovered when the Villa was excavated and has been restored in its original location. It was not uncommon for the homes of the very wealthy to include areas for the production of wine, olive oil, or other agricultural products, especially since many elite Romans owned farmland or orchards in the immediate vicinity of their villas.

(via arcaneist)

(via suspenso)

aztekchu-la:

Notre-Dame-de-toute l’Europe
The statue of Our Lady of Europe in Saint-André-de-l’Europe, the church of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Paris.

aztekchu-la:

Notre-Dame-de-toute l’Europe

The statue of Our Lady of Europe in Saint-André-de-l’Europe, the church of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Paris.

fleurdulys:

Young Decadent - Ramon Casas i Carbo
1899

fleurdulys:

Young Decadent - Ramon Casas i Carbo

1899

(via phluph)

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