1. mangycoyote:

    Man I am so tired and this is probably full of errors but I have an AM deadline, so here’s Mr. Pangolin in all his glory. Acrylic, colored pencil, and Photoshop/Illustrator.

    (via scientificillustration)


  2. 562. Never show a fool unfinished work.

  3. fletchingarrows:


    James Hamilton - The Last Days of Pompeii

    so dark

    (Source: leaddust)

  4. biologicalmarginalia:

    The first illustration shows all 15 lamniform shark species with a 50 cm scale: (A) Goblin Shark (Mitsukurina owstoni); (B) Sandtiger Shark (Carcharias taurus); (C) Smalltooth Sandtiger (Odontaspis ferox); (D) Bigeye Sandtiger (Odontaspis noronhai); (E) Crocodile Shark (Pseudocarcharias kamoharai); (F) Megamouth Shark (Megachasma pelagios); (G) Pelagic Thresher (Alopias pelagicus); (H) Bigeye Thresher (Alopias superciliosus); (I) Common Thresher (Alopias vulpinus); (J) Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus); (K) Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias); (L) Shortfin Mako (Isurus oxyrinchus); (M) Longfin Mako (Isurus paucus); (N) Salmon Shark (Lamna ditropis); (O) Porbeagle (Lamna nasus).

    The next illustrations are radiographs of the caudal fin which have an additional carcharhiniform, (A) Chain Catshark (Scyliorhinus retifer), which pushes the order of the other sharks back a letter.

    Kim, S. (2009) Morphology and evolution of caudal fin in lamniform sharks. Master’s Thesis for DePaul University.

    (via scientificillustration)

  5. rhamphotheca:

    Juvenile Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura), 1820. John James Audubon

    - Pastel, watercolor, graphite, black ink, and black chalk with touches of gouache on two sheets of paper, laid on card; 18 11/16 x 18 5/16 in. Courtesy of the New York Historical Society.

    (via: Wired Science)

    (via scientificillustration)

  6. hexapoda:

    Ctenophores (by hexapoda_)

  7. fletchingarrows:

    like a wearable mosaic

    (Source: mcqueenadillo)

  8. cinemagreats:

    Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970) - Directed by Werner Herzog

    (Source: , via oliverfanderson)

  9. fletchingarrows:


    Just a horribly confused, pickelhaube-wearing dachshund I came across in a World War I documentary.

    ohhhh my gosh amazing

  10. fletchingarrows:


    Emily Sutton

    did anyone else ever read owl in love? that was one of my favorite books when i was growing up…