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    Butterfly Takeoff at 2,000 Frames per Second
    Quote Our charming host, Destin from
    the fun science channel on YouTube,
    Smarter Every Day always had the
    impression that butterflies were not
    the greatest of flyers.

    That is, until he went to the Amazon
    rainforest to photograph pretty local
    butterflies at 2,000 frames per second...
    the majesty and grace of a butterfly's
    flight is revealed when one views it from
    a different perspective in time.

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    Quote Posted by onawah (here)
    Is it possible to get a frog to pose?
    From: I ****ing love science

    Quote You all seemed to really enjoy this spectacular photograph of a frog sheltering from the rain earlier, so here's a few more details.

    The image was taken by Penkdix Palme in Jember, East Java, in Indonesia. According to the photographer the frog actually angled the leaf towards the rainfall to provide maximum shelter, and remained there for approximatelt 30 minutes.
    That's so cute! J'aime les grenouilles...after your butterfly vid i watched "cat-science" but i don't know how to insert a video and couldn't find the linkadress.

    It's not a "beautiful nature picture" per se but fascinating how the cat manages to land on it's feet in a split of a second dropped upside down from a very low height...maybe you can find it onawah?

    Gosh if we could do that, Turn the world around - Land safely on the ground!
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    Quote Posted by onawah (here)
    Giovanni posted this on Up at the Ranch, but if you didn't see it, you won't want to miss this.
    Quote check this little guy out from down under ...

    "Courtship display of the Coastal peacock spider (Maratus speciosus). Hard to believe, but there is not footage of this species yet in any wildlife documentary. It inhabits coastal dune habitats near Perth in Western Australia. Filmed with Canon 60D and 100 mm macro lens."
    Awesome! Looks like the astrological glyph for Pluto with a mask! Giving praise to total transformation!
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    "CHASING ICE" captures largest glacier calving ever filmed
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    Here's one Transiten; maybe not the same one you had in mind, but it's interesting.



    Quote Posted by transiten (here)

    That's so cute! J'aime les grenouilles...after your butterfly vid i watched "cat-science" but i don't know how to insert a video and couldn't find the linkadress.

    It's not a "beautiful nature picture" per se but fascinating how the cat manages to land on it's feet in a split of a second dropped upside down from a very low height...maybe you can find it onawah?

    Gosh if we could do that, Turn the world around - Land safely on the ground!
    Each breath a gift...
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    Welcome to the "rest" of your forum Bill.

    You have a beautiful heart and ... you've dared to expose it



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    From: Planet Earth Phenomenon

    Female Avicularia Geroldi Brazilian Blue Pinktoe Tarantula

    (So Smurfy!!)

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    Quote Even the smallest act of caring for another is like a drop of water -it will make ripples throughout the entire pond...
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    Wax in, wax out, that bird is going to get his/her arse kicked, by little Miyagihopper.

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    At first I thought this was some kind of prank ( a cross between an insect and a fiber optic lamp...or something), like the Jackalope ( a rabbit with some antelope antlers glued to its head used to dupe naive tourists), but if you check the link, you'll see it's the real deal...
    I still can't figure out which end is which, though...it looks like its eyes are on its ass.


    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...84_600x450.jpg

    Here is the river in the rain forest where this new species was recently discovered:





    Quote It's tough to tell which end of this tiny planthopper is which—and that's likely just what is intended by its unusual appearance. Many planthoppers, like this one, exude long strands of waxy secretions from their abdomens. They may fool predators into harmlessly striking this "breakaway" feature so that the insect may escape unharmed. (Related: "Insects Use Gears in Hind Legs to Jump.")
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    Fromlanet Earth Phenomenon

    Calcite with Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China

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    I just really love ants

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    Quote Kinship with All Life

    THE ELEPHANT'S JOURNEY TO PAY RESPECT, BUT HOW DID THEY KNOW?

    Lawrence Anthony, a legend in South Africa and author of 3 books including the bestseller, The Elephant Whisperer. He bravely rescued wildlife and rehabilitated elephants all over the globe from human atrocities, including the courageous rescue of Baghdad Zoo animals during US invasion in 2003.

    On March 7, 2012 Lawrence Anthony died.
    He is remembered and missed by his wife, 2 sons, 2 grandsons, and numerous elephants.

    Two days after his passing, the wild elephants showed up at his home led by two large matriarchs. Separate wild herds arrived in droves to say goodbye to their beloved 'man-friend'. A total of 31 elephants had patiently walked over 12 miles to get to his South African House.

    Witnessing this spectacle, humans were obviously in awe not only
    because of the supreme intelligence and precise timing that these
    elephants sensed about Lawrence's passing, but also because of
    the profound memory and emotion the beloved animals evoked
    in such an organized way: Walking slowly, for days, making their way in a solemn one-by-one queue from their habitat to his house. Lawrence's wife, Francoise, was especially touched, knowing that the elephants had not been to his house prior to that day for well over 3 years!

    But yet they knew where they were going. The elephants obviously wanted to pay their deep respects, honoring their friend who'd saved their lives - so much respect that they stayed for 2 days 2 nights without eating anything.

    Then one morning, they left, making their long journey back home.

    SOMETHING IN THE UNIVERSE IS GREATER
    AND DEEPER THAN HUMAN INTELLIGENCE.
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    From the Videos From Forbidden Knowledge thread:
    GoPro: HERO3+ Black Edition
    Quote I love these things but I wish they had
    zoom, so that you could have control of
    your frame.

    Also, I'm not so sure how great the audio
    quality is from these - but Boy, Oh, Boy!
    They have a perfect head-mount, to
    immortalize your insane mountaineering
    and base-jumping activities.

    The following is some of the most
    flabbergasting and risk-taking behavior that
    one generally witnesses on a given day...

    Video (about four and a half mins):


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    From: Amazing World

    Storm approaching farmhouse near Búðardalur (Iceland)

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    Lightning over the Grand Canyon

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    From: Planet Earth Phenomenon
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    Heart-shaped Hoya kerrii plantation

    A specimen was collected by Arthur Francis George Kerr 1910 in or 1911 in the Doi Suthep mountains west of Chiang Mai (Northern Thailand) at an altitude of 390 m above sea level. It was transplanted to Kew Gardens where it flowered in August 1911, and the species was first described by William Grant Craib from that plant and the wild collections in 1911.

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    From: Nature...Four Seasons
    I'm not sure where this was taken, but it looks just like Autumn in the Ozarks, where I live.
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