why does dennys have a tumblr
why do you
Spotted Shovel-nosed Frog - Hemisus guttatus
This frog with globular body, small pointed head, pointed snout, and tiny eyes, is scientifically named Hemisus guttatus (Hemisotidae) and is known only from South Africa. Other common names are Spotted Snout-Burrower, Spotted Burrowing Frog, in reference to its burrowing habit since these frogs spend most of their lives underground.
It is dark purple or brown, with numerous yellow dots on the dorsum. The snout is hardened and flattened, with the mouth on the underside and is used for burrowing head-first, as the common name of Spotted Snout-Burrower suggests.
Because its distribution is severely fragmented, Hemisus guttatus is classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.
Photo credit: ©Tyrone Ping | Locality: Mtunzini, Kwa Zulu Natal. South Africa (2014)
WHAT!? I love this thing
Calvin and Hobbes: the college years
Y’know, I scrolled past this and thought to myself, “yeah, this is pretty cute, but I’m not gonna reblog it.”
Until I saw that last gif.
This is like the fourth time I’ve reblogged this and I don’t even care
"Cole once hosted a party in which the attendees discovered that they all had the word "bottom" in their surname."
This man is my hero.
He’s like a Monty Python character.
He paved the way for future trolls and I fear that most of us have not lived up to the standards he set.
Closeups of tiny Mycena fungi. This species is (as yet) unidentified and is about 1cm high, though specimens do reach 2-3cm high and up to 4mm across the cap.
The hairs are infertile cells that appear to discourage predation by insects or small animals.
These were found near Booyong in northern NSW and are the first of this group of fungi that have been found in Australia.
Fungi [kingdom] → Basidiomycota [division] → Agaricomycetes [class] →
Agaricales [order] → Mycenaceae [family] → Mycena [genus]
This striking bird is a female Scarlet minivet, scientifically named Pericrocotus flammeus (Passeriformes - Campephagidae).
Minivets are conspicuous and mostly intensely colourful birds inhabiting wooded environments in tropical and subtropical South and Southeast Asia and temperate East Asia.
This species has geographical variation complex and inadequately described, with many intermediate populations in SE Asia.
Typically males of the Scarlet minivet are scarlet to orange with black upper parts, and females are usually yellow with grayish olive upper parts. Sometimes, however, some specimens, perhaps geographical variations or races, exhibit a purplish plumage instead black or gray.
Photo credit: ©Gary Kinard
Locality: Doi Lang, Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park, Chiang Mai, Thailand
And I’m happy when I see a blue jay…
Asio flammeus galapagoensis, commonly known as the Galapagos Short-eared Owl and Short-eared Owl, is one of the ten recognized subspecies of Short-eared owl, which vary in terms of location and coloration. Perhaps the most distinctive of these subspecies is Asio flammeus galapagoensis, which has extremely dark plumage and larger black regions around the eyes [source].
As its common name suggests, the Galapagos Short-eared Owl is only found in the Galapagos islands.
This is my new favorite owl.