libutron:

South American Common Toad - Rhinella margaritifera 
The South American Common Toad, commonly known as Sapo Crestado in Spanish, belonging to the species Rhinella margaritifera (Bufonidae) is a medium-sized (up to 81 mm long) ground dwelling toad that shows obvious adaptations to the life on leaf litter of primary and secondary forests.
Their cryptic coloration resembles dark partly decomposed fallen leaves (“dead-leaf pattern”). Effect of this coloration is multiplied by body outline disruptive function of elevated and laterally widely expanded cranial crests, bone protrusions at angle of jaws and neural crests of vertebrae which serve as direct antipredator mechanism.
This is a species complex that occurs throughout the Amazon Basin of South America, the Guianas, and is also present in central Panama and the eastern lowlands and cordilleras of Panama, as well as in Gorgona Island, Colombia.
References: [1] - [2]
Photo credit: ©Frank Deschandol | Locality: Peru (2013)

libutron:

South American Common Toad - Rhinella margaritifera 

The South American Common Toad, commonly known as Sapo Crestado in Spanish, belonging to the species Rhinella margaritifera (Bufonidae) is a medium-sized (up to 81 mm long) ground dwelling toad that shows obvious adaptations to the life on leaf litter of primary and secondary forests.

Their cryptic coloration resembles dark partly decomposed fallen leaves (“dead-leaf pattern”). Effect of this coloration is multiplied by body outline disruptive function of elevated and laterally widely expanded cranial crests, bone protrusions at angle of jaws and neural crests of vertebrae which serve as direct antipredator mechanism.

This is a species complex that occurs throughout the Amazon Basin of South America, the Guianas, and is also present in central Panama and the eastern lowlands and cordilleras of Panama, as well as in Gorgona Island, Colombia.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Frank Deschandol | Locality: Peru (2013)

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Boomboxes, 1970s-80s. From: Boombox Project, iconic series by photographer Lyle Owerko. Exhibit Mint Museum, Charlotte, til Oct 19th 2014.

rhamphotheca:

In Search of Lost Salamanders:

Returning after 38 years to find lost salamanders in the remote cloud forests of Guatemala.

by Robin Moore

“We called it the golden wonder”, says Jeremy Jackson, reminiscing about a salamander that he was the first, and last, to find in the wild 38 years ago.

Time has not dulled his memory: I found the first one under a sheet of bark in a field and, after collecting in this field for weeks without success it was obviously something unusual. What the few photos of Bolitoglossa jacksoni [aka Jackson’s Climbing Salamander] that exist don’t show is the brilliance and depth of the coloration. It was an exceptionally beautiful animal”.

But what brought Jackson to the remote forests of Guatemala all those years ago? His good friend, Paul Elias. Elias had ventured to Guatemala for the first time in 1974 – his findings had been so remarkable that he was compelled to return…

(read more: Medium.com)

photographs by Robin Moore

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Fractal matrix over fractal matrixRelated: Fractal

lightprocesses:

Fractal matrix over fractal matrix

Related: Fractal

mrgif:

Poochie toast

mrgif:

Poochie toast

taylor-flavor:

another painting of my dog… i can’t help it she’s just so cute

taylor-flavor:

another painting of my dog… i can’t help it she’s just so cute

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villancikos:

The Anatomy of a mermaid

yes, thanks.
i hate when people draws mermaid’s tail like it was some sort of goddamn suit on normal human legs like this:

it just doesnt work

christmas has come early

Thank you.

christ thanks so much

aatropos:

raging-raichel:

aryll:

mutisija:

villancikos:

The Anatomy of a mermaid

yes, thanks.

i hate when people draws mermaid’s tail like it was some sort of goddamn suit on normal human legs like this:

image

it just doesnt work

christmas has come early

Thank you.

christ thanks so much