1. (Source: olderoticart, via heathenwoods)

     
  2. biologicalmarginalia:

    The remains of a Whale Shark struck by a ship.

    Bright, M. (1989) There are Giants in the Sea.

     
  3. designersof:

    Digital illustration of the 50 state birds, ordered by their state’s admittance into the Union.

    18” x 24”

    Heavy duty 14 pt. stock

    Dull UV coating

    Open edition, and each one is signed.

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    (via scientificillustration)

     
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  5. gallantcannibal:

    For those who wish to wander among the Permian synapsids. Tees available in my shop.

    (via scientificillustration)

     
  6. fletchingarrows:

    everyone knows that the body of a female virgin makes the best type of offering

     
  7. house-of-romanov:

    Pende Minganji masked dancers, Guardians of initiation camp, D.R.Congo, near Gungu.

    (via spookpoops)

     
  8. biologicalmarginalia:

    Frank Buck (and a… Lar Gibbon?) with a Kanchil (Tragulus kanchil), the smallest hooved mammal.

    Wood, G. (1982) The Guinness Book of Animal Facts and Feats. Third Edition.

     
  9. biologicalmarginalia:

    I’ve seen a lot of weird shit in my life, but this…The picture is labeled: “A demonstration of the amazing elasticity of an ostrich’s throat” — but who would request such a demonstration, and how does one jam their hand into an ostrich’s mouth anyways? I’m not even sure what the picture is doing in Gerald Wood’s book, but best I can figure, it’s related to these unusual tales:

    Ostriches regularly swallow stones or quartz-pebbles as an aid to digestion, and if they can’t find suitable ones in captivity, they will happily gulp down an amazing variety of articles as substitutes. In the stomach of one individual which died suddenly at London Zoo several years ago were found a 3 ft 91 cmlong piece of rope, a spool of film, an alarm clock key, a cycle valve, a pencil, a comb, three gloves, a handkerchief, glove-fasteners, pieces of a gold necklace, two collar studs, a Belgian franc, two farthings and four halfpennies.

    When a post-mortem was carried out on a cock bird which chocked to death at Highgate Ostrich Farm in February 1962 a total of 484 coins weighing 8 lb 4 oz 3.74 kg were found in its stomach. Apparently South Africa had just converted from sterling to decimal currency, and the larger coin proved to be the bird’s undoing.

    Wood, G. (1982) The Guinness Book of Animal Facts and Feats. Third Edition.

     
  10. biologicalmarginalia:

    Probably a normal, not at all mad experiment involving an Electric Eel.

    Wood, G. (1982) The Guinness Book of Animal Facts and Feats. Third Edition.