As you can see here, a picture of a human and a dog, for science! Lol selfie with allysons dog
Heres a selfie with a dog in a hat lol
Carrikeri harlequin frog
A species of toad in the Bufonidae family. This two inch toad, from northern Columbia, is critically endangered due to a fungal outbreak and increasing habitat destruction due to agricultural needs. Believed extinct for a time, it was rediscovered in early 2008.
Image Credit: Giovanni Alberto Chaves Portilla - Berkeley.edu
a.k.a. Guajira stubfoot toad (Atelopus carrikeri)
Where the Shark and the Snapper Roam
The pre-industrial American landscape was once rightly described as a place where “the deer and the antelope roam.” On land, we take it for granted that the plant-eating deer and antelope far outnumber the wolves and other predators that eat them.
Over the years, when scientists saw many plant-eaters and small fish on coral reefs but relatively few large predators like sharks and snappers, they assumed that the underwater landscape mirrored this familiar pattern. But as we explore reefs far from human settlements, we’re finding that this assumption may be wrong: coral reefs and other coastal ocean areas may have a very different structure to them.
The science underlying this pattern has to do with how energy (food) moves from the bottom to the top of the food chain. Plants (at the bottom of the food chain) capture the energy in sunlight and use some of it to grow and reproduce. In turn, some of this new plant material is transferred to the animals that eat them, including the deer and the antelope. These plant-eaters then feed animal-eaters, such as wolves…
(read more: Smithsonian’s Ocean Portal)
Long Legged Beetle (by Till Kresslein)
Inga the Tufted Capuchin Monkey (Sapajus apella),
A beautiful pool in Yellowstone National Park. [1011x678]
Canal Zone Treefrog - Hypsiboas rufitelus
Hypsiboas rufitelus (Hylidae) is a relatively uncommon nocturnal treefrog native to Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama. As the species name suggests (rufitelus comes from the Latin meaning reddish web) the hands and feet of these frogs are extensively webbed. The red webbing and the presence of a spine at the base of the thumb distinguishes this hylid from similar species.
In 2005, this species was included as part of the Hypsiboas pellucens Group.
Photo credit: ©Brian Kubicki | Locality: Siquirres, Limon, Costa Rica (2004)
The Liberian national who recently became the first man to ever be diagnosed in the United States with Ebola died early Wednesday, a Dallas, Texas hospital said.
"It is with profound sadness and heartfelt disappointment that we must inform you of the death of Thomas Eric Duncan this morning at 7:51 am," Texas Health Resources said in a statement. "Mr. Duncan succumbed to an insidious disease, Ebola. He fought courageously in this battle. Our professionals, the doctors and nurses in the unit, as well as the entire Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas community, are also grieving his passing. We have offered the family our support and condolences at this difficult time."
How could they run out of vaccine before he passed :/
Lost Frogs: Finding The World’s Rarest Amphibians - In Pictures
In Search of Lost Frogs is the story of conservationist and photographer Robin Moore’s journey from Colombia to Costa Rica and Israel to India to find lost species, a quest he embarked upon – later joined by 126 researchers in 21 countries – in 2010.
He has founded the Amphibian Survival Alliance and is a fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. The expedition and its discoveries give hope that it is still not too late to save some species, and they are all remarkable as is illustrated by Moore’s stunning photographs here…
(read more: Guardian UK)
…is a species of Platyrhacid (Platyrhacidae) Polydesmid millipede which was first described in Colombia in 2011. It is noted for the several species of symbiotic mosses found growing on its dorsal surface, making it the first millipede known to have epizoic plants!
Manchewe Falls | ©Sanjeev Deo (Malawi)
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