Per Audacia Ad Astra

D'er lettast aa laera av annan manns skade.

benven:

Vonnegut.

benven:

Vonnegut.

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magictransistor:

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Portrait of Chicasei Goyô (Wu Yong); with an elaborate armillary sphere, ca. 1675.

magictransistor:

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Portrait of Chicasei Goyô (Wu Yong); with an elaborate armillary sphere, ca. 1675.

(Source: Wikipedia)

libutron:

Wooly-legged Jumping Spider - Saitis barbipes

In accordance with the requirements of courtship in jumping spiders, in which the visual cues are the primary releaser, males of the Wooly-legged Jumping Spider, Saitis barbipes (Salticidae) are highly skilled.

Although most males jumping spiders use their first legs for signaling toward the female, some genera (e.g. Saitis, Maratus, Habronattus) have specialized their third legs for that purpose. In the Mediterranean Saitis barbipes, the third legs, larger than the others, are red and bear conspicuous black hair brushes on tibia and metatarsus. During courtship these legs are waved up and down, and from time to time he makes  the white-tipped tarsi vibrate rapidly in a plane perpendicular to the body axis. The vibration frequency is high enough to produce a sound perceivable by man.

Although the male seems extenuated by this performance, the effect on the female is impressive, she collapses on her legs and half turns her abdomen ventral side upward.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credits: [Top: ©kankikun | Locality: not indicated, 2012] - [Bottom: ©Thomas Roppenecker | Locality: not indicated, 2014]

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libutron:

Fossil fish and palm frond
As if seeing an old photo (actually very old), this extraordinary fossil exhibits part of the freshwater paleoenvironment of the Eocene (56 to 34 million years ago) in the Fossil Butte (Fossil Lake), Green River Formation, Wyoming, US.
The fish in this specimen are Knightia eocaena (Clupeidae), an extinct bony fish related to herring and sardines, considered the state fossil of Wyoming. The palm frond is Sabalites powellii (Arecales - Palmae), an extinct large-leaved fan palm.
Photo credit: ©Doug Sherman

libutron:

Fossil fish and palm frond

As if seeing an old photo (actually very old), this extraordinary fossil exhibits part of the freshwater paleoenvironment of the Eocene (56 to 34 million years ago) in the Fossil Butte (Fossil Lake), Green River Formation, Wyoming, US.

The fish in this specimen are Knightia eocaena (Clupeidae), an extinct bony fish related to herring and sardines, considered the state fossil of Wyoming. The palm frond is Sabalites powellii (Arecales - Palmae), an extinct large-leaved fan palm.

Photo credit: ©Doug Sherman

applesandleaves:

First Autumn Frost | Первые заморозки by Anatoly Kraynikov on Flickr.
magictransistor:

Jean Pucelle for Bonne of Luxembourg. The Thorn of Charity. 1345.

magictransistor:

Jean Pucelle for Bonne of Luxembourg. The Thorn of Charity. 1345.

readthebloodybook:

I realised I have posted pictures of the spines of these books but not really anything of the front covers, so here you go.

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adamtanart:

Diluere. 2012. mixed media on panel. 90 x 60cm

adamtanart:

Diluere. 2012. mixed media on panel. 90 x 60cm

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