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A female leopard resting on a tree branch in Kwai, Okavango Delta, Botswana. Chris Schmid/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, Part II

Cheats for delivering body language in a writing.

Cheats for delivering body language in a writing.

Book bucket list, because Books are really mini-vacays.

"1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die" | Listology

Are you so exhausted at night you just want to crash and watch a few episodes of your show? Try binge-reading instead, with this list of great books to get you started... Read the comments, too!

Books worth binge-reading

Pins are calling this a Fiery Furnace Hibiscus but I can't find it with info about the plant. I can find a Fiery Furnace Hibiscus but it isn't as colorful as this.

Mother Nature as Supreme Designer! This is a Picasso Bug which is a species of Shield-backed Bug (Sphaerocoris annulus) Catch More Creatures Here:

painted rock - will have to brush up on my painting skills for this one ... and add another next to him that says, Whap-pa-pa-pow!"

This tiny gem-like object is an actual living creature called a Blue Dragon Nudibranch, a kind of sea slug. Kinda looks like a blue Hungarian horn-tailed. Look I found us a baby dragon.

Seraphinite is a beautiful green stone that looks like it may have Angel’s wings inside of it. Seraphinite helps connect us with the angelic realm. Seraphinite also promotes regeneration and self-healing. Seraphinite comes from only one place in the world, Siberia.

Mineral Specimens for Collectors - Proton Minerals

A rare, complete Pterodactyl fossil.

Fossils & Dinosaurs - Wikicollecting

Peacock Rock or Peacock ore, (bornite) iridescence blues & blue-violets .... this one is one of my favourites i have a small one at home!

Azurite and Malachite by listentoreason, via Flickr / American Museum of Natural History in New York City


Аметрин_минералогические находки

Ammolite one of the rarest gems on earth. Ammolite’s iridescent colours glow with the beauty of a rainbow. Millions of years of tectonic pressure created this beautiful gem from the fossilized remains of the ammonite shell. A glittering addition to any jewelry collection, Ammolite’s luminous qualities rival the famous black opal for colours and fire.

Laguna lace agate. Silicon dioxide (SO2)

Laguna lace agate cab. Silverhawk's designer gemstones.