Posts tagged 'Nature'

Falconry

High on my bucket list is getting into falconry, a sport that involves the use of trained raptors (birds of prey) to hunt or pursue game for humans. (read more about falconry on wikipedia)

[ Falconry Rabbit Hunting ]

The Music Scene

The official music video for ‘The Music Scene’ by Blockhead. An animated mind melt into a post human New York where TV and animals rule.

[ The Music Scene ]

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Snacks, plz

Snacks, plz!

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Looks like I found my campsite

Serene

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You crazy, seal

LOLWAT

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A Murder of Crows

I finally got around to watching this excellent episode of PBS’s Nature a couple of nights back on my DVR.  It’s all about crows and how insanely intelligent they are.  I’ve embedded the first chapter here and, if it whet’s your appetite, head on over to the PBS site to watch the entire episode.

[ PBS Nature: A Murder of Crows ]

The Crossing

The Crossing

An excellent game by the super-talented Ferry Halim. Peaceful. Relaxing. Fun.

[ The Crossing ]

Swimming with sperm whales

Eric Echeng swims with sperm whales in Dominica

Eric Echeng gets up close and personal with sperm whales.  See more incredible shots in this Flickr slideshow.  To read about why people call Eric the whale whisperer check out this article on grindtv.com.

“Once I’m in the water I try to reach them acoustically by making this noise in the water, and it’s the same noise all the time so they know it’s me,” he says. “So I’m talking to them all the time in the water, and they start coming.”

[ Sperm whales in Dominica ]

A real-life Pokémon

eastern emerald elysia (elysia chlorotica)

Meet the eastern emerald elysia (elysia chlorotica) a sea slug that gains some of it’s energy via photosynthesis from chloroplasts, genes and cell-parts it has integrated into it’s body from the algae it routinely dines on. It’s a water and grass type!  Read more about this fascinating creature on the mother nature network.

FUN FACT: If you live near salt marshes in New England or Canada you could go and catch one yourself.  If you keep it in an aquarium that has light shining on it for 12 or more hours a day you’ll never have to feed it.

[ Bizarre sea slug is half plant, half animal ]

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Bee Heaven

Did you know that during the summer months a single bee is only alive for around 40 days?  During that time they are constantly in motion and eventually their wing muscles give out due to pure exhaustion.  It must be because they’re so excited to keep doing this kinda stuff.

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