givncvrlos:

Scotlandloic lequere

October 12 2014, 03:01 PM   •   90,095 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE

nubbsgalore:

photos by matt smith from the Illawarra coast in new south wales of bluebottles, violet snails and blue dragons. 

despite its resemblance to the jellyfish, the bluebottle is more closely related to coral. known as a zooid, the bluebottle (or portugese man of war) is a colonial animal composed of many highly specialized and physiologically integrated individual organisms incapable of independent survival. 

the blue dragon — a type of nudibranch, here no larger than a thumbnail, with its own potent sting — is able to eat the nematocysts (stinging cells) of the bluebottle without discharging them and internally relocate them to the tips of each one of the fingers you can see in the pictures.

for their part, the violet snails also feed on the bluebottles.

notes matt, “despite their potentially dangerous sting, the bluebottle is an amazingly beautiful creature. with strong winds, hundreds of these cnidaria are blown into the bays around my home town and trapped overnight.”

this allows him to capture the above shots, which he creates with use of a fluorescent tube in his strobe light and a homemade waterproof lens dome.

October 11 2014, 11:14 PM   •   17,973 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE

jarelion:

In seven days, we hiked 80 miles across an entire mountain range, climbed two 13ers, skinny-dipped in two alpine lakes and a river, I was the first person to summit Mt. Whitney on the 4th of July, and simultaneously we were the first people to witness sunrise on the entire Pacific coast. Summer has begun; adventure has been redefined. - chrisbrinleejr

September 22 2014, 05:15 AM   •   13,785 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE
houndeye:

Jimmy Nelson
Nepal, Mustang, Lopa man
From Before They Pass Away

houndeye:

Jimmy Nelson

Nepal, Mustang, Lopa man

From Before They Pass Away

September 19 2014, 01:22 AM   •   454 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE
September 16 2014, 07:41 AM   •   17,474 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE
fabforgottennobility:

CLANADONIA
shot Flickr - Brad.T.Riley

fabforgottennobility:

CLANADONIA

shot Flickr - Brad.T.Riley

September 16 2014, 06:27 AM   •   1,485 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE
wnderlst:

Yosemite National Park | Haytham Smadi

wnderlst:

Yosemite National Park | Haytham Smadi
September 11 2014, 02:04 PM   •   1,877 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE

sudsatlantic:

Edinburgh

September 09 2014, 05:06 AM   •   17 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE
wnderlst:

Svinafellsjökull, Iceland | Maurice Lepetit

wnderlst:

Svinafellsjökull, Iceland | Maurice Lepetit
September 08 2014, 12:33 PM   •   6,547 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE
scotianostra:

Scotland’s historic champion.

scotianostra:

Scotland’s historic champion.

September 04 2014, 01:30 AM   •   162 notes  •   VIA   •   SOURCE