18th August, 2014

orbiculator:

thelovelyseas:

Coral reef in Komodo National Park in Komodo, Indonesia. The reefs in Komodo are among the richest in the world and home to over 1,000 types of fish, nearly 400 varieties of coral, 70 kinds of sponges and several types of whales, sharks, turtles and dolphins by Michael Patrick O’Neill

ETA: those are the densest local feather star populations I’ve ever seen!— okay, maybe not the densest I’ve ever seen in photos, but still remarkable. orbiculator:

thelovelyseas:

Coral reef in Komodo National Park in Komodo, Indonesia. The reefs in Komodo are among the richest in the world and home to over 1,000 types of fish, nearly 400 varieties of coral, 70 kinds of sponges and several types of whales, sharks, turtles and dolphins by Michael Patrick O’Neill

ETA: those are the densest local feather star populations I’ve ever seen!— okay, maybe not the densest I’ve ever seen in photos, but still remarkable. orbiculator:

thelovelyseas:

Coral reef in Komodo National Park in Komodo, Indonesia. The reefs in Komodo are among the richest in the world and home to over 1,000 types of fish, nearly 400 varieties of coral, 70 kinds of sponges and several types of whales, sharks, turtles and dolphins by Michael Patrick O’Neill

ETA: those are the densest local feather star populations I’ve ever seen!— okay, maybe not the densest I’ve ever seen in photos, but still remarkable.

orbiculator:

thelovelyseas:

Coral reef in Komodo National Park in Komodo, Indonesia. The reefs in Komodo are among the richest in the world and home to over 1,000 types of fish, nearly 400 varieties of coral, 70 kinds of sponges and several types of whales, sharks, turtles and dolphins by Michael Patrick O’Neill

ETA: those are the densest local feather star populations I’ve ever seen!
— okay, maybe not the densest I’ve ever seen in photos, but still remarkable.

(via Kosmoceras)

14th August, 2014

A fire whirl, also colloquially known as a fire devil, fire tornado, or firenado, is a whirlwind induced by a fire and often made up of flame. Fire whirls may occur when intense rising heat and turbulent wind conditions combine to form whirling eddies of air. These eddies can tighten into a tornado-like structure that sucks in burning debris and combustible gases. Rarely, however, do fire whirls grow to become actual tornadoes, which are violently rotating vortices connecting the surface to a cumuliform (such as pyrocumulus or pyrocumulonimbus) cloud base.

A fire whirl, also colloquially known as a fire devil, fire tornado, or firenado, is a whirlwind induced by a fire and often made up of flame. Fire whirls may occur when intense rising heat and turbulent wind conditions combine to form whirling eddies of air. These eddies can tighten into a tornado-like structure that sucks in burning debris and combustible gases. Rarely, however, do fire whirls grow to become actual tornadoes, which are violently rotating vortices connecting the surface to a cumuliform (such as pyrocumulus or pyrocumulonimbus) cloud base.

(Source: Wikipedia)

14th August, 2014

ted:

This is what sound looks like
You’ve never seen sound visualizations like this before. Evan Grant creates beautiful illustrations of what we hear by capturing the vibrations from sound waves in mediums like sand or water. This process — called cymatics — makes sound look so wonderfully alien.  
Watch the full talk here » ted:

This is what sound looks like
You’ve never seen sound visualizations like this before. Evan Grant creates beautiful illustrations of what we hear by capturing the vibrations from sound waves in mediums like sand or water. This process — called cymatics — makes sound look so wonderfully alien.  
Watch the full talk here »

ted:

This is what sound looks like

You’ve never seen sound visualizations like this before. Evan Grant creates beautiful illustrations of what we hear by capturing the vibrations from sound waves in mediums like sand or water. This process — called cymatics — makes sound look so wonderfully alien.  

Watch the full talk here »

(via ken)

14th August, 2014

(via The Exquisite Scheme)

14th August, 2014

transnormativity:

LITERALLY how can this petition possibly still be struggling to break 70k signatures?? are you against more measures to keep cops from killing black people in the streets? in their own homes? please signal boost this petition to all your social media sites.

(via Shychemist)