An art installation of green plants growing on the wall of the building next to the CaixaForum Madrid — a modern art gallery — In Madrid, Spain. The living wall was created by french botanist Patrick Blanc
Here’s a little nugget I did for Phish for their fall tour. Pick up your shirt or hoodie if you’re making it to one of these left coast shows! Cheers! #phish by briansteely http://ift.tt/105aing
pete g. allinson spends four days to a week trying to photograph the sperm whales off the coast of dominica. there are about 150 whales living in the area, and allinson uses a hydrophone to find their general location, and then waits patiently for the whales come to the surface to breathe and socialize.
allinson, giving the whales plenty of space and using a snorkel so as not disturb the animals with the bubbles of a scuba tanks, then gets into the water in the hopes that they will approach him.
notes allison, “when they interact with us they approach us very closely, rolling over again and again, trying to get us to rub their abdomens and bodies. when you start getting close to them you feel nervous and intimidated, and then as they interact with you, you feel intense pleasure. you realise they are intelligent.”
he adds, “they are truly beautiful creatures and i photograph them in the hopes of helping to save the whales. the more people who understand these wonderful animals the better”
sperm whales have been hunted for the last three hundred years by those seeking the oily white spermeceti found in their heads, which has been used in everything from lamp oil to cosmetics to pharmaceutical compounds, and which gives the whales their name.
currently listed as a vulnerable species, sperm whale numbers have rebounded thanks to hunting bans, though this still puts them at a fraction of their pre whaling numbers.
Model: VW Vanagon
Location: Yosemite, CA
Photo: http://instagram.com/jaiholli (Photo by Adam Kinberg)
happy birthday bobbbyyyyyy
Wishful Sinful - The Doors
Our love is beautiful to see
I know where I would like to be
Right back where I came
Wishful sinful, wicked blue
Water covers you
Wishful sinful, wicked you
Can’t escape the blue
Brent Mydland and his daughter Jessica blowing bubbles together
Book idea: a dog named Maddie who stands on things?
One of our favorite Quality Peoples, Israel Preciado talks about connecting to life and the beauty of just being in the water »>
'Ascidiae' plate from 'Art Forms of Nature' 1904 by Ernst Haeckel ( 1834 – 1919).
Model: Volkswagen, T3 Caravelle, 1982.
Location: Soca Valley, Slovenia
Photo: Anze Osterman, http://anzeosterman.tumblr.com