Close-ups of butterfly wing scales! You should definitely click on these images to get the full detail.
I’ve paired each amazing close-up (by macro photographer Linden Gledhill) with an image of the corresponding butterfly or moth. The featured lepidoptera* are (in order of appearance):
- Madagascar diadem Hypolimnas dexithea (photo by Michel-Georges Bernard)
- Comet moth Argema mittrei (photo by Axel Strauß)
- Sunset moth Chrysiridia rhipheus (photo from Wikimedia Commons)
- Giant Blue Morpho Morpho didius (photo by Didier Descouens, Muséum de Toulouse)
- Rippon’s Birdwing Troides hypolitus (photo by Robert Nash, Ulster Museum)
*Lepidoptera (the scientific order that includes moths and butterflies) means “scaly wing.” The scales get their color not from pigment - but from microscopic structures that manipulate light.
"Badass Versions of Beloved Characters"
by Sylvain Sarrailh: http://tohad.deviantart.com/
Just saw this on twitter help I can’t stop laughing
EVERY TIME I SEE THIS I START LAUGHING AGAIN
Amy Winehouse in her early teens, taken from Amy My Daughter by Mitch Winehouse, published by HarperCollins ‘A thoughtful Amy, still in pink and with her heart symbol of course, at her school summer fete’
Meerkats make the best photographer’s assistants EVER.
Okay, this is very cute. :)
This recipe smells and tastes really fancy because of the sundried tomatoes, but it’s pretty cheap in the long run because sundried tomatoes in oil last forever in the fridge. I like to add rosemary and use Better than Bouillon vegetable base instead of a bouillon cube (makes it a little more expensive, but worth it for me), and if you can splurge a little, fresh basil makes it amazing. Substitute oil or vegan margarine for butter to make it dairy-free; also substitute vegetable bouillon or broth for chicken bouillon to make it vegetarian/vegan.
THESE PARENT BIRDS ARE SO BEAUTIFUL LIKE BIRDY DRAG QUEENS WITH FLAWLESS EYELINER AND THE BABY LOOKS LIKE AN UNFINISHED MUPPET AND I’M DEAD.
These perfectly done up geisha are just so proud of their strange little alien sock puppet.
this picture makes me happy
Every time I see this I think I laugh harder
They really do look so proud
So serious, so dignified as they bask together in the stupid looking lint monster that came out of one of their butts
I love this!
OH MY GOD YOU GUYS
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G U Y S H E D I D T H E T H I N G !
THIS CHICKEN IS SO FROZEN IT STARTED SINGING LET IT GO
COME BACK I JUST WANT TO ASK YOU A FEW QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR DAUGHTERS DEATH
IM FROM THE FBI
THE FBIjared stop bothering those people