Elephant Bitterhead
othmeralia:

From Edward Topsell’s The History of Four Footed Beasts and Serpents, published in 1658.  Topsell refers to the world of insects as the Theater of Insects, perhaps this little guy is leaving to take in a show!

othmeralia:

From Edward Topsell’s The History of Four Footed Beasts and Serpents, published in 1658.  Topsell refers to the world of insects as the Theater of Insects, perhaps this little guy is leaving to take in a show!

poboh:

Aufziehendes Gewitter, Ferdinand Brunner. Austrian (1870 - 1945)

poboh:

Aufziehendes Gewitter, Ferdinand Brunner. Austrian (1870 - 1945)

youngmanonaspree:

Cezilia Hjelt
blastedheath:

Kalman Kemeny (British, born Hungary, 1896-1994), Quentin Crisp. Oil on board, 19½ x 14 in.

blastedheath:

Kalman Kemeny (British, born Hungary, 1896-1994), Quentin Crisp. Oil on board, 19½ x 14 in.

red-lipstick:

Frans van Tartwijk (b. 1963, Netherlands) - Encore, 2013    Paintings: Acrylics, Watercolors and Oil Pastels on Paper

red-lipstick:

Frans van Tartwijk (b. 1963, Netherlands) - Encore, 2013    Paintings: Acrylics, Watercolors and Oil Pastels on Paper

marcedith:

…ephemera via Ielle Laflamme….

marcedith:

…ephemera via Ielle Laflamme….

kimono-ni-hamatte:

paceslift:

Ancient Kimono’s 1868-1926

But the yabane.

the-stylefox:

Johan KuFall 2014

the-stylefox:

Johan Ku
Fall 2014

ratak-monodosico:

Death of a Liberator

ratak-monodosico:

Death of a Liberator

libutron:

Northern Spiny Tail Gecko

These hypnotic eyes belong to the Northern Spiny Tail Gecko, Strophurus ciliaris aberrans (Gekkonidae), a large gecko (up to 15cm long), endemic to western Australia. 

As suggested by their common and scientific names, these geckos have two rows of large spines down the upper surface of the tail, and a row of small spines above the eye. In fact, Strophurus means ‘turning-tail’, and ciliaris ‘eyelashed’, in reference to the spines above the eyes.

When molested, this gecko exudes a noxious sticky fluid from the glands in its tail.

References: [1] - [2] - [3]

Photo credit: ©Jordan Vos | [Top] - [Bottom]

Locality: Gascoyne, Western Australia

zvkk:

Keelung, Taiwan -Completely abandoned city.

zvkk:

Keelung, Taiwan -
Completely abandoned city.