He Who Would Be King †

Texas State University.
Artist, Student, Deviant.
"Abandon all hope, ye who enter here”
Valar Morghulis
Instagram:
Instagram
Submit

sci-universe:

Astrophotography from 1908 – 1919  (about one hundred years ago!)
Image courtesy: Yerkes Observatory, Royal Observatory of Greenwich, Mount Wilson Observatory

(via bitchhunt)

libutron:

Sword-billed Hummingbird - The only species of bird with a bill longer than its body
Found in South America, from Venezuela to Bolivia, the Sword-billed Hummingbird, Ensifera ensifera (Apodiformes - Trochilidae) has such a long bill (10-12 cm long) that to avoid toppling over, must hold its bill up high in order to balance when perching.
When feeding, they most often visit flowers that have long blooms that hang down, allowing them to probe the flowers easily from underneath with their bills still held at a steep angle.
Unlike most birds, sword-billed hummingbirds cannot preen with their bills, and preen using their feet instead. Because of this behavior, they have developed some of the largest feet of any hummingbirds.
References: [1] - [2]
Photo credit: ©Jeff Dyck | Locality: Cuyuja, Napo, Ecuador (2014)

libutron:

Sword-billed Hummingbird - The only species of bird with a bill longer than its body

Found in South America, from Venezuela to Bolivia, the Sword-billed Hummingbird, Ensifera ensifera (Apodiformes - Trochilidae) has such a long bill (10-12 cm long) that to avoid toppling over, must hold its bill up high in order to balance when perching.

When feeding, they most often visit flowers that have long blooms that hang down, allowing them to probe the flowers easily from underneath with their bills still held at a steep angle.

Unlike most birds, sword-billed hummingbirds cannot preen with their bills, and preen using their feet instead. Because of this behavior, they have developed some of the largest feet of any hummingbirds.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Jeff Dyck | Locality: Cuyuja, Napo, Ecuador (2014)

(via thegreenwolf)

adreciclarte:

THE MAKING OF “IN VOLUPTAS MORS” – SALVADOR DALI BY PHILIPPE HALSMAN

 

(Source: una-lady-italiana, via seppuku-baby)

zerostatereflex:

Pendulum Wave DemonstrationPhysics is so relaxing to watch, :D

zerostatereflex:

Pendulum Wave Demonstration

Physics is so relaxing to watch, :D

(via dream-intangerine)

“A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.”

—   Albert Einstein (via observando)

(via blackertheberrysweeterthejuice)

bambi—doll:

💀🚬

bambi—doll:

💀🚬

“You have to be burning with ‘an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right.’ If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.”

—   Steve Jobs (via creativesomething)