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Seahorses are incredible and mystical....i tried to buy some from the back of a comic book in the 50's, to raise....turned out they were prawn larvae i think.

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Shooting Chauvet: Photographing the World’s Oldest Cave Art

Shooting Chauvet: Photographing the World’s Oldest Cave Art | PROOF

Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis/ Lemon Tetra. This species is a popular aquarium fish and is bred on a commercial basis in several countries, with a selectively-bred albino form also available. Wild specimens are rarely collected due to the low price of the farmed fish, but the origin of the commercial strain is questionable. The species was considered endemic to the rio Tapajós basin, but in the early 1990s fish appearing identical to the aquarium form were photographed in the...

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Primate poseurs: Stunning images show the many human-like expressions of chimpanzees

A look of disdain: One of the chimpanzees looks down his nose at the photographer

Happy Birthday Charles Darwin! Charles Darwin, the author of "On the Origin of Species" and originator of the theory of natural selection, rented a house on the Isle of Wight from Julia Margaret Cameron in 1868. Darwin visited Cameron’s private studio (a chicken house in her garden) during this period and paid her for the privilege of being photographed. --- PHOTO: © Julia Margaret Cameron, 1868 #history #darwin #portrait #originofspecies

Charles Darwin Charles was employed as naturalist on HMS Beagle from 1831-1836. He first made his name as a geologist, but is remembered for his momentous contributions to biology - primarily his demonstration that evolution has occurred and his discovery of the principle of natural selection of heritable variation as the cause of evolution. His book Origin of Species was published in 1859. Photo by SSPL/Getty Images

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50 Stunning Underwater Photos

Devils Eye Spring, Florida, by David Doubilet // Animal Collective "Merryweather Post Pavillion" cover photo.

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How the pseudoscience of Social Darwinism nearly destroyed humanity

Following the publication of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species in 1860, many political theorists and opportunistic politicians applied his findings to human society. In the 20th century, these ideas were put into practice — and it nearly destroyed us. Here’s why Social Darwinism was one of the worst ideas ever.

"A couple of English Fantails pigeons. Charles Darwin kept English Fantails in his pigeon loft and used them as examples in the first chapter of "On the origin of species". They are bred in more than 50 colours and marking patterns." / Photo by David Degner

this is an amazing undertaking... I've only seen bits of it but it is truly beautiful. Bark: An Intimate Look at the Worlds Trees (9780711231375): Cedric Pollet: Books