By Kirby, W. F. (William Forsell), 1844-1912
Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916
Schubert, Gotthilf Heinrich von, 1780-1860
Publication info Brighton :E. & J.B. Young and Co.,1889
Today is September 4th 2014. It has now been 8 years since the death of one of my greatest heroes.Steven Robert Irwin. In that time, and unlike what my comforting mother, and friends assured me, it has not become easier. In the years since his passing I have watched as animal media feed into the hands of the uneducated, sensationalist, and often even cruel TV show hosts only content in showcasing the brutality, and deadly aspects of wildlife. I have seen no one step up to the plate, no one fill that void he left in the world. Consider this an open letter, to all those as tragically in love with the natural world as I. Get out there, be loud, show your self and your love to the world, educate, experience, and just and just freaking live. We are but one species on what may be the most biodiverse planet in the universe. So get up, and make some damn noise, lose the fear, and show them what you love.
"Because people want to save, the things that they love."
We all miss you mate.
11 photos that prove tigers have a softer side
July 29 is International Tiger Day, a holiday that raises awareness of their endangered status and advocates a global system for conserving their natural habitats.
While tigers are known for their striking stripes, massive size, barbed tongues, razor sharp teeth and predatory instinct, it’s also important to recognize how cute and lovable they can be. Here are just a few photos demonstrating the gentle side of these beautiful creatures.
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this ended up looking nothing alike the unrendered version and i’m not even half satisfied yet with the result
gonna try to print this later anyway
・Victoria crowned pigeon × New Guinea
・Demoiselle Crane × Tibet / India
・Philippine eagle × Philippine
・Great hornbill × Sumatra
this is the happiest thing i’ve ever seen