The African Renaissance Monument in Senegal, larger that the Eiffel tower and the statue of liberty .. Things you don’t see in mainstream media.
This is beautiful.
I think this picture better illustrates the size of that monument.
I never even knew this existed this makes me so happy to find out about it
Just in case you ever wanted to know what a sea lion skull looks like…
I was fortunate enough to add a legal, pre-ban, complete with tag and letter of authenticity from NOAA California sea lion skull to my collection recently. He was from a scientist’s collection and was collected in the 1960s, prior to the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972. (No, I don’t know how he died.)
The skull is from a juvenile male sea lion; you can even see where his adult canines are beginning to erupt underneath the milk teeth! He’s in exquisite condition, no missing teeth and no major damage. His little baculum, which was sent along with him, was broken at some point post-mortem. The writing is from his life as a scientific specimen; I’ve opted to not clean it off partly to not damage the skull, and partly because it’s part of his history.
Anyway, since this is a rather uncommon skull, I thought I’d take some reference pictures. If you happen to use them for art reference, please let me know—I’d love to see the results! Sorry about the tag on the left side—I can’t remove that because that’s what shows he’s legal. If there are any more angles you want a photo of, just let me know!
THE SLASH BRINGING
FLASH STRINGING RINGING
THE HASH SLINGING SLASHER
i’m re-blogging this…
Tumblr + Skeletons in October
Most people consider mushrooms to be the small, ugly cousins of the plant kingdom, but theirs is surprisingly beautiful and wonderful world waiting to be explored. These beautiful mushrooms, captured by enthusiastic nature photographers, are a far cry from the ones you find in the woods or your local grocery store.
Most mushrooms, as we know them, are actually just the reproductive structure of the fungus they belong to – their fungal networks expand far further underground, and some fungi don’t even sprout the sort of mushrooms that we’re used to seeing. In fact, depending on your definition of “organism,” the largest living organism in the world is a fungus – there’s a honey mushroom colony in Oregon that occupies about 2,000 acres of land! ( Bored Panda )
tHERES A SKELETON INSIDE MY BODY RIGHT NOW OH MY GOD