Leafy sea dragon

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 2827, Educative
    Leafy sea dragon



    The leafy seadragon or Glauert's seadragon, Phycodurus eques, is a marine fish in the family Syngnathidae, which also includes the seahorses. It is the only member of the genus Phycodurus. It is found along the southern and western coasts of Australia. The name is derived from the appearance, with long leaf-like protrusions coming from all over the body. These protrusions are not used for propulsion; they serve only as camouflage. The leafy seadragon propels itself by means of a pectoral fin on the ridge of its neck and a dorsal fin on its back closer to the tail end. These small...

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    Artworks by George Tooker

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 4666, Educative
    Artworks by George Tooker



    [George Clair Tooker, Jr. (August 5, 1920 – March 27, 2011) was a figurative painter whose works are associated with the Magic realism and Social realism movements. He was one of nine recipients of the National Medal of Arts in 2007]. – Wikipedia

    Photo: [Government Bureau], 1956; Metropolitan Museum of Art. Artwork by George Tooker. P.S. All pictures are presented in high resolution....

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    Mount Roraima

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 2716, Educative
    Mount Roraima



    Mount Roraima (Spanish: Monte Roraima, also known as Tepuy Roraima and Cerro Roraima; Portuguese: Monte Roraima [ˈmõtʃi ʁoˈɾajmɐ]) is the highest of the Pakaraima chain of tepui plateau in South America. First described by the English explorer Sir Walter Raleigh in 1596, its 31 km2 summit area is defended by 400-metre-tall cliffs on all sides. The mountain includes the triple border point of Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana....

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    Libya: Retrospective [Oldies]

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 4584, Educative
    Libya: Retrospective [Oldies]



    A soldier of the French Foreign Legion holding his regiment's banner at Bar Hacheim in Libya, circa 1940. (Photo by Three Lions). P.S. All pictures are presented in high resolution....

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    Stockholm metro

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 1838, Educative
    Stockholm metro



    The Stockholm metro (Swedish: Stockholms tunnelbana) is a metro system in Stockholm, Sweden. The first line opened in 1950, and today the system has 100 stations in use, of which 47 are underground and 53 above ground. There are seven lines numbered from 10 to 19, in three groups identified by a color: the Green, Red and Blue lines. Each color line has two or three numbered lines on shared sections through the Stockholm City Centre....

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    Blue Dragon

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 4027, Educative
    Blue Dragon



    Glaucus atlanticus (common names sea swallow, blue glaucus, blue sea slug and blue ocean slug) is a species of small-sized blue sea slug, a pelagic aeolid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Glaucidae. This is the only species in the genus Glaucus, but is closely related to Glaucilla marginata, which sometimes is included in Glaucus....

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    Plitvice Lakes National Park

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 1868, Educative
    Plitvice Lakes National Park



    Plitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. The national park was founded in 1949 and is situated in the mountainous karst area of central Croatia, at the border to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The important north-south road connection, which passes through the national park area, connects the Croatian inland with the Mediterranean coastal region....

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    Marble Caves Patagonia Chile

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 2256, Educative
    Marble Caves Patagonia Chile



    The Marble Caves of Patagonia, Chile, are beautiful vibrant blue caverns, partially submerged in the equally stunning turquoise waters of Carrera Lake. The lake itself is on the border of Argentina and Chile, with the caves located on the Chilean side. The caves are comprised of three main caverns: the Chapel (La Capilla), the Cathedral (El Catedral), and the Cave (La Cueva). Visitors to the caves can explore them in a small boat or kayak, but only when Carrera Lake’s waters are calm and gentle. A rare and invaluable natural wonder, the existence of these caves is currently threatened...

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    China 1917–1919 by Sidney David Gamble

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 5310, Educative
    China 1917–1919 by Sidney David Gamble



    [Sidney D. Gamble (July 12, 1890 – 1968) was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to David Berry and Mary Huggins Gamble; grandson of James Gamble, who, with William Procter, founded Procter & Gamble in 1837. in 1912 he graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Literature degree and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He visited China for four extended periods, 1908, 1917–1919, 1924–27, and 1931–1932, doing Christian social work for the Y.M.C.A and conducting social surveys. He is now best known for his remarkable and extensive photographs of Peking and North China.] –...

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    Anthropocene Mapping: The Human Influence On Earth

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 1973, Educative
    Anthropocene Mapping: The Human Influence On Earth



    Defined according to wikipedia it is [a recent and informal geologic chronological term that serves to mark the evidence and extent of human activities that have had a significant global impact on the Earth’s ecosystems. The term was coined by ecologist Eugene Stoermer but has been widely popularized by the Nobel Prize-winning atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen.]

    The images here where created by Felix Pharand-Deschenes depicting how various human influences, from road and rail, to internet cables and airlines create significant patterns covering the Earth. What can we learn...

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