fairy-wren:

Prairie Chicken Portrait (by Jeff Dyck)

fairy-wren:

Prairie Chicken Portrait (by Jeff Dyck)

killdeercheer:

A phylogeny of maniraptors - a gift for albertonykus for being awesome :D
Whipped up from recent avian phylogenies & Dr. Holtz’ Theropod cladograms. Green = extant lineages, brown = extinct. Yeah, the non-avian maniraptors are a little sparse, I apologize for that, but one of my main goals was to create a ‘consensus’ of multiple trees. The birds relationships are slowly stabilizing, but we have a long way to go.
Any inaccuracies or changes, please let me know.
Images from PhyloPic - http://phylopic.org/

killdeercheer:

A phylogeny of maniraptors - a gift for albertonykus for being awesome :D

Whipped up from recent avian phylogenies & Dr. Holtz’ Theropod cladograms. Green = extant lineages, brown = extinct. Yeah, the non-avian maniraptors are a little sparse, I apologize for that, but one of my main goals was to create a ‘consensus’ of multiple trees. The birds relationships are slowly stabilizing, but we have a long way to go.

Any inaccuracies or changes, please let me know.

Images from PhyloPic - http://phylopic.org/

rhamphotheca:

An angry mob of  Northern leopard frogs (Lithobates pipiens) goes apeshit and ravages the countryside of Indiana.
photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS
(via: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest Region)

rhamphotheca:

An angry mob of Northern leopard frogs (Lithobates pipiens) goes apeshit and ravages the countryside of Indiana.

photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS

(via: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest Region)

mercymerit:

Found on Brickflow

mercymerit:

Found on Brickflow

(Source: hennerzphotos)

wingedpredators:

Sam, Bateleur Eagle (Photo by Mark Abel)

wingedpredators:

Sam, Bateleur Eagle (Photo by Mark Abel)

paleoillustration:

John Meszaros:

Anomalocaris group. going clockwise from the lower left, the animals are: Anomalocaris canadensis, Amplectobelua symbrachiata, Hurdia victoria, Opabinia regalis, Kerygmachela kierkegaardi, Schinderhannes bartelsi, Pambdelurion whittingtoni and Laggania cambria.

Lobopods. Clockwise from top: Microdictyon sinicum, Hallucigenia sparsa, Onychodictyon ferox and Aysheaia pedunculata. Note, by the way, that what appear to be “eyes” on Microdictyon, Hallucigenia and Onychodictyon are actually sclerotized armor plates.

mineralpancake:


Small outdated textbook dinosaur I did

mineralpancake:

Small outdated textbook dinosaur I did

eckspeeemb:

Tyrannosaurus

eckspeeemb:

Tyrannosaurus

vaginaprincess69:

this is very important to me

vaginaprincess69:

this is very important to me

(Source: animalgifdaily)


From Wikipedia Picture Of The Day; June 22, 2014:
A pair of Ruddy Shelducks (Tadorna ferruginea) in Springe, Hanover. This shelduck species lives in the open country and is usually found in pairs, though large groups may form molting and wintering gatherings.
Photo: Michael Gäbler

From Wikipedia Picture Of The Day; June 22, 2014:

A pair of Ruddy Shelducks (Tadorna ferruginea) in SpringeHanover. This shelduck species lives in the open country and is usually found in pairs, though large groups may form molting and wintering gatherings.

Photo: Michael Gäbler