99 red drifloons
31 July 2014 @ 6:07 AM

(Source: applemilks)

21 minutes ago via bhnopq (originally applemilks)
31 July 2014 @ 5:39 AM
nepoppy:

mikasa with a flower crown u v u
i think she likes it

nepoppy:

mikasa with a flower crown u v u

i think she likes it

49 minutes ago via perfectblondhair (originally nepoppy)
31 July 2014 @ 5:10 AM
mr-senpai:

sad transparent shark ;w;
I’m not sad though!!!! just this shark is!!!

mr-senpai:

sad transparent shark ;w;

I’m not sad though!!!! just this shark is!!!

1 hour ago via queenlisette (originally mr-senpai)
31 July 2014 @ 4:42 AM

stability:

floral-ink:

stability:

why is my bedroom always so hot

maybe because it holds a portal to hell because satan himself thinks you’re a cutie and is reaching from the depths of hell to touch that booty

i love the science side of tumblr

(Source: stability)

1 hour ago via princess-loli (originally stability)
31 July 2014 @ 4:14 AM
skies-ofskaia:

trydain:

camwyn:

lostinhistory:

prinnyemperor:

gigaguess:

You fucked up you seriously fucked up.

actual photo of maryland


Rise of the Crustaceans.

Category 0.5 kaiju.

CRAB BATTLE

Category 0.5 Kaiju

skies-ofskaia:

trydain:

camwyn:

lostinhistory:

prinnyemperor:

gigaguess:

You fucked up you seriously fucked up.

actual photo of maryland

image

Rise of the Crustaceans.

Category 0.5 kaiju.

CRAB BATTLE

Category 0.5 Kaiju

(Source: media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com)

2 hours ago via silentunicornspeaks (originally laughterfordasoul)
31 July 2014 @ 3:46 AM
2 hours ago via princess-loli (originally maplesyrupheist)
31 July 2014 @ 3:18 AM

The Shining - The Overlook Hotel

(Source: lafransci)

3 hours ago via queenlisette (originally lafransci)
31 July 2014 @ 2:49 AM
adcollector:

OGILVY & MATHER (New Zealand) for WWF

adcollector:

OGILVY & MATHER (New Zealand) for WWF

3 hours ago via freedomforwhales (originally adcollector)
31 July 2014 @ 2:21 AM

orcadiva:

fake-zolology:

Despite numerous attempts with animals ranging from great apes to poodles, there has only ever been one animal truly taught to read. He was a performing orca named Hyak who lived at the Vancouver Aquarium for nearly 20 years. His lessons in reading comprehension started off as an accident. Dirk McKimmel, the senior trainer at the aquarium, found that the whale would often stop by the underwater viewing window that led into his office as he sat reading. He began to show the maturing 5,000 lb animal the pictures in his books and was quite startled by how interested he seemed to be. Thinking the whale simply enjoyed the novel visual stimulation, he soon took the books up to the pool ledge and began reading out loud as he showed the whale the pictures. This continued for about ten years but no one thought Hyak had any actual comprehension of the book he was being read. 

One day in 1980, a new cetologist at the aquarium began to question what was really going on in these sessions. In a highly controlled study, he began to ask the whale questions about the books. 

On that fateful day, the first thing we did was take Hyak to the smaller side pool in his aquarium, away from his tank mates. He was used to this as we often moved him in order to perform our behavioral experiments, however this time instead of asking him if an image on a screen was round or square as per usual, we asked him if Harold had indeed drawn the moon with his purple crayon. To our great surprise, Hyak distinctly nodded “yes.” We continued on with these studies for several weeks and found that Hyak answered our questions with a 96% accuracy rate on numerous different books McKimmel had been reading him. I decided to take it a step farther, holding books up to Hyak’s window without reading aloud to him. At first it felt a bit silly but soon I noticed when he wanted the page flipped, he would look up and meet my gaze, as though impatient with me. The very next week we attempted to test Hyak’s reading comprehension on this new book he had been reading and discovered he could answer every question about “the Emperor’s New Clothes” perfectly. 

[My Life with Whales- Nicholas Willens, 1995] 

Willen’s 1989 report on Hyak in Animal Cognition was quickly discredited as the idea of a reading whale appeared simply ludicrous. However recent research into the study has found no factual errors and many are arguing the paper should be taken seriously. Mary Kyles, a senior research scientist at the Whale and Dolphin Conservation society was recorded saying "As it has been proven that orcas are highly linguistic and speak in a language of their own, a whale in captivity with little to do but listen to his trainer read books could easily pick up the skill."

This story does not end well for poor Hyak. Defeated, both Willens and McKimmel stopped providing Hyak with reading material and he sadly passed away in 1991. Though he may be gone, his legacy lives on in the important contributions he made to our understanding of the animal mind and just what it is capable of. 

sources: [x] [x] [x]

This is why I love orcas. Their intelligence is just mind blowing.

4 hours ago via freedomforwhales (originally fake-zolology)
31 July 2014 @ 1:53 AM
tags:
#art ref

bluekomadori:

The tutorial of how I achieve watercolor effect in Sai! :) I highly recommend using real watercolor paintings (your own or ones found on the internet) as reference.

And here you can find a few useful links: 

  1. You can download the Sai file of this picture here: link 
  2. Video process of painting another picture: link
  3. The old watercolor tutorial: link
  4. Sai brushes (none of them is made by me) link + file you need to open them in Sai: link
  5. Awesome watercolor brushes made by Kyle T Webster: link

Here’s the finished painting: link

4 hours ago via pikachus-volttackle (originally bluekomadori)