Polar stratospheric cloud photographed in Antarctica
"Industrial farming, especially of animals, tends to be hidden from public view — and under so-called ag-gag laws…
The laws, so far enacted by Utah, Kansas, Arkansas, Iowa and Missouri, make it illegal to take undercover photos or videos of farms. Some proposed ag-gag laws would also cover zoos and puppy mills, and would officially label anyone who breaks them as a terrorist.” The laws don’t exist in Texas. Yet.
The Doe and the Jackdaw
absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. reminds me of a mushroom trip, everything is glowing with life and spirit.
this is the underside of the giant Amazon water lily. the leaves can grow to be 2.6 m (8.5 ft) across. the underside is covered in spines that protect it from animals living in the Amazon River. the branching veins are filled with air and make the leaf buoyant enough to support the weight of an adult human.